“[M]ilitary service is not a place where you just take it easy.”
~ R. Tayyip Erdoğan.
~ R. Tayyip Erdoğan.
There's some funny stuff in the news. Check out this one, from the Middle East Times, which quotes Vatan:
"It's no surprise. The special forces of the PKK, the TAK, have staged attacks in metropolises and tourist places in the past," said Rusen Cakir from the Vatan newspaper who has written an acclaimed book on the Kurdish question.
"It's pointless for them to attack security forces because they can't beat them so they choose other targets," he said, especially in spring and summer when the number of visitors peak.
Okay . . . now, there is a “special forces” in PKK, but it's not TAK, and this Çakır guy is supposed to be an “expert” who wrote a book? And the part about it being pointless to attack TSK is very amusing, but only because PKK is so great. I mean, who else has successfully stood up to NATO's second largest army for over twenty years with little more than small arms, a few RPG's and mines, and sheer balls?
Yeah, Çakır sounds like an “expert” to me.
Another amusing set of comments in that article comes from Cumhuriyet's Mehmat Faraç, another self-proclaimed “expert”:
Mehmet Farac, an expert on the Kurdish question and a journalist at the center-right Cumhuriyet daily, said that the attack was linked to Turkey's sacking of a special envoy tasked with coordinating the fight against armed Kurdish rebels.
Ankara Monday dropped retired general Edip Baser for saying that a consultation process with the United States was not working, saying that his remarks could "adversely affect" the joint US-Turkish struggle to stamp out rebel bases in northern Iraq.
"The PKK is very worried at the idea that the sacking of Edip Baser could pave the way for a program of annihilation," he said in an article published Wednesday.
I can't imagine anything that would cause PKK greater worry than Mr. Nobody himself, Edip Başer. Geez, what a stupid comment.
TDN provided better information, even quoting the Ankara governor as admitting that police still aren't sure what the connections the bomber actually had:
“The type of explosive used and the method of the attack tally with those of the separatist terror organization,” Önal said, referring to the terrorist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). However, police are yet to determine whether Akkuş, who has an arrest record and served two years in jail, was a member of the PKK, Önal said. “Our findings so far show that he acted alone, but we are pursuing the investigation," he added.
So Önal admits that no one really knows anything and that the facts so far indicate the bomber acted alone. Of course, everyone appears to be coming up with all kinds of creative excuses why PKK did the bombing, but no one seems to mention the fact that an Industrial Defense Exhibition was being held in Ankara. That means that there was a war industry show going on, and that's why Pakistani military types were injured in the bombing.
Maybe Akkuş was simply pissed off about the worldwide war industry and its phony War on Terror, Inc.
Going back to Önal's statement, compare his claim about PKK's “methods” with a pretty good analysis from Stratfor, as carried by the hevals at KurdishInfo:
The bomber probably was not directly linked to the core PKK, though the perpetrator could have been linked to a smaller group. The PKK has not claimed responsibility for the attack, and has not carried out a suicide bombing in eight years. Moreover, when the PKK has staged suicide attacks, the targets were different, such as security forces, police and the Turkish government, not civilians.
I might add that Stratfor is not necessarily Kurd-friendly, and it is certainly not PKK-friendly. Therefore the fact that it's making this kind of statement about PKK is significant . . . or at least it means that Stratfor's “experts” are better qualified than anyone closely connected to the Ankara regime. There's more in the article about why the regime is not blaming Islamist militants, along with a bit of a discussion about how this bombing is being used for the Turkish domestic political agenda.
In other news, I'd like to point out that a long-time supporter of the Armenian Genocide Resolution in the US Congress has been purchased by the Ankara regime. Former Congressman Dick Gephardt is now a foreign agent for the Ankara regime, working for infamous lobby/legal firm, DLA Piper. As such, Gephardt now earns excellent bucks working to oppose the Armenian Genocide Resolution in Congress.
I should also point out that DLA Piper is the legal firm for The Cohen Group, which provides job security to some of the worst rodents on the planet, under the guidance of Deep Staters William Cohen, Marc Grossman, and Lockheed Martin's PKK coordinator, Joseph Ralston.
Furthermore, it was DLA Piper that was in on the Australian Wheat Board's (AWB)UN Oil-for-Food scam, a scam that was facilitated by none other than Willam Cohen and the legal vermin at DLA Piper. Oh, yeah . . . Ahmed Chalabi was in on that, too.
For more on that, see this Rastî post from last November.
By the way, Erdoğan's son got a waiver from having to do his compulsory service with the Turkish military. Previously, it was reported that this was a medical waiver on the claim that Kerdoğan Junior had testicular cancer. Now some Paşa is claiming that it's on some other medical grounds however, for the sake of patient privacy, he won't say on which medical grounds exactly the waiver has been issued.
Sounds to me like Daddy Kerdoğan made a monetary donation to TSK. After all, “[M]ilitary service is not a place where you just take it easy,” is it, Mr. Erdoğan?