January 4th, 2008 08:52 EST
Turkish Government-Associated Death Squads
A good Kurd is a dead Kurd."
~ TÃ¼rk "ntikam Tugay", 12 September 2006.
The last bombing in Amed (Diyarbak"r), carried out on 12 September 2006, was the work of Turkish state forces, in particular TÃ¼rk Intikam Tugay" (Turkish Revenge Brigade--T"T). At the time, T"T claimed the bombing on their website (quickly pulled from the Internet shortly thereafter):
"To the great Turkish people. In the recent period in many areas of our country, the bloody PKK terrorist organization has martyred our soldiers, police officers and our youth. We, as the Turkish Revenge Brigade, swear on our flag colored red with the blood of our martyrs, that for every Turk that PKK kills in [western Turkey], we will kill 10 Kurds in Diyarbakir. [ . . .] Here are photos taken during the preparation for the operation on September 12, 2006, dedicated to Private Ali Balikci who was martyred during duty by the PKK terrorist organization in the Eruh district of Siirt [ . . . ] A good Kurd is a dead Kurd."
DozaMe captured the photos for posterity from T"T`s website and can be viewed at the .pdf link given above.
It looks like T"T has carried out another bombing in Amed today, again detonating the blast with a remote-control device:
A bomb exploded near a shopping mall in the largely Kurdish city of Diyarbakir in southeastern Turkey on Thursday, killing five people and wounding more than 60, in the largest attack on a Turkish city in months, the authorities said.
The bomb was placed in a parked car and detonated by remote control shortly before 5 p.m., just as a shuttle bus carrying military personnel passed, Turkish officials said.
At this point, unfortunately, Turkish soldiers only appear to have been wounded and reports indicate that T"T`s blast only managed to kill civilians--school kids.
You should ask yourself who it is that can pack a car full of explosives, park it next to a Turkish military compound in The Southeast, and blow it up? Remember how the attempted assassination of BeytuÃ¾Ã¾ebap`s DTP mayor was set up? Does anyone honestly think that PKK sympathizers who set cars on fire with molotov cocktails could possibly drive around in The Southeast with that much explosives and not be stopped?
Or, if someone wants to believe that PKK sneaked so much explosives across the border from Iraq, how could they get it passed the hundreds of thousands of soldiers in the region? How could they drive it through OHAL areas without being stopped?
No. Only the Ankara regime could carry out such an attack in the world`s largest Kurdish city.
The Turkish education minister tried to fudge his way around the bombing by saying, "I deeply condemn this blast if it is the result of a terrorist attack," which means that he`s not condemning it because, in his view, it was not a terrorist attack. It was an attack by the Turkish Republic, and is, therefore, acceptable to the regime.
Let`s note one other piece of trivia, shall we? The date of the Ankara regime`s last bombing of Amed was significant as the date of the beginning of the current war against the Kurdish people--12 September 1980. In addition, 12 September 2006 was the day that Lockheed Martin`s "PKK coordinator" Joseph Ralston arrived in Ankara on his first official mission as "PKK coordinator":
It is no coincidence that this most recent attack against the Kurdish people happened on the same day that "special envoy" Joseph Ralston arrived in Ankara. The US is backing Turkey in its renewal of the Dirty War, and the bombing in Amed is one more sign that "psychological operations," a special kind of warfare for which the US trained Turkish security forces, are being resurrected.
It`s also no coincidence that this recent attack by the racist Ankara regime takes place just days before Abdullah GÃ¼l`s 6 January visit to the US. I mean, he has to come with a reason to beg and I guess he couldn`t find any Saudis to fly commercial jet aircraft into the Dedeman Hotel, so he has to settle for a T"T bomb.