Wednesday, May 23, 2007


"I hear much of people’s calling out to punish the guilty, but very few are concerned to clear the innocent."
~ Daniel Defoe.

There's lots more on the Ankara bombing today, including the following, from the WaPo:

Ankara Gov. Kemal Onal identified Tuesday's suicide attacker as Guven Akkus, a 28-year-old man who had spent two years in prison for hanging illegal posters and resisting police. Onal did not say what kind of posters they were or if Akkus was affiliated with the separatist Kurdish rebel group, the Kurdistan Workers Party, or PKK.

"The type of the explosives and equipment used is similar to those used by the separatist group," Onal said.

First of all, the type of explosive was mentioned yesterday as "plastic explosive." If PKK uses plastic explosives, then so does everyone else, so this is not news. Secondly, if the Ankara regime knew for a fact that Güven Akkuş was linked to PKK--and this after the guy spent two years in a Turkish prison--then they would have shrieked the news from the housetops. If the Ankara regime knew for a fact that the posters Guven Akkus had allegedly hung were PKK posters, again, the regime would be shrieking the news.

So there are two possibilities here. The first is that the Ankara regime doesn't know shit about Guven Akkus. The second is that the Ankara regime knows about Guven Akkus very well and they don't want his connections to be broadcast because his connections would look very bad . . . especially for the regime and the Turkish general staff.

Of course, while the WaPo article mentions bombings by TAK and Turkish Hezbollah, it mentions absolutely nothing about the regime's own black operation bombings. It mentions nothing about the fact that the Deep State (i.e. Turkish military) bombed Şemdinli in 2005 or Amed last year. It mentions nothing about the regime's own assassins, like Yeşil or Abdullah Çatlı, or Ogün Samast or Alparslan Arslan.

The NYTimes propagates the lie that PKK bombed Amed last September when it was TİT that did that bombing. The NYTimes notes the following:

In Turkey, Kurdish groups are the most common users of violence against civilian targets. Islamists and leftists also stage attacks, though less frequently.

Wrong. The Ankara regime itself is the most common user of violence against civilian targets in Turkey. A perusal of human rights reports is more than enough proof of the regime's violence against its own citizens.

Reuters provides a timeline of recent bombings in Turkey. Another article by Reuters refers to PKK's denial of having committed the bombing, and quotes Ankara's governor, who is again making stupid comments:

"It is understood the incident was caused by the explosion of a plastic (explosives) bomb on this person's body and the incident's style matches the methods of the separatist organization," Kemal Onal told reporters.

The incident's "style" does not match PKK's methods. It doesn't even match TAK's methods, but then, Kemal Onal is brainwashed, so I can't expect him to make other than stupid comments.

Reuters also makes the following claim:

The PKK, considered a terrorist organization by the United States and the European Union, ended a unilateral ceasefire on May 18 and security experts had expected attacks to escalate.

There has not yet been an end to the unilateral ceasefire. There were rumors last week that the end of the ceasefire would come on May 18, but it did not happen. This statement by Reuters is a total lie.

Akşam is reporting that Güven Akkuş was a member of the Turkish Rebellion Communist Union (TİKB), was born in Istanbul but his birth registration was Sivas. There is a lot of bullshit in the article about PKK that is repeated in the English-language media, but the information on Akkuş's background can be contrasted with the information from the WaPo at the beginning of this post. The TİKB is a very obscure organization and the regime probably doesn't know much about it.

Milliyet is reporting similar information.

Whether or not the information from the Turkish media is accurate is something that will have to be determined in coming days. At this point, the bottom line is that PKK is innocent of the propagandistic charges against it from both Turkish and Western media, and the purpose of the propaganda is to create a "green light" for a TSK invasion of South Kurdistan--nothing more.

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