Thursday, January 03, 2008


"A good Kurd is a dead Kurd."
~ Türk İntikam Tugayı, 12 September 2006.

The last bombing in Amed (Diyarbakır), carried out on 12 September 2006, was the work of Turkish state forces, in particular Türk Intikam Tugayı (Turkish Revenge Brigade--TİT). At the time, TİT 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 TİT's website and can be viewed at the .pdf link given above.

It looks like TİT 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 TİT'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 Beytuşşebap'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 Gül'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 TİT bomb.


Anonymous said...

it is so obvious to someone does not want to look the other way that this crime in terms of method, motive and the capability of committing it in such circumstances is the work of the fascist deep state.

i totally agree with your reasoning, mizgin.

the kemalofascists sooner or later will have their day in open court for their crimes against humanity and war crimes against the kurdistani civilians. but where are the so called "left" and "liberals"?


Anonymous said...

Not related to your post, but did you see the results of Iowa? The Deep State's preferred candidate, Madame Hillary, went down in flames. Will they now use their point man, Mehmet Celebi, to funnel funds to Obama?

Anonymous said...

Surprise, surprise Turkish media caught in red handed again. According to Hurriyet newspaper with backing of experts the bomb used in the explosion in Diyarbakir was RDX with high A-4. A little research in this explosive device in the internet would justify anyone that the product is military based which even used in producing Hydrogen bomb. If anyone accusing PKK of this act of violence then I am sure they are aware that 60kg of RDX with high A-4 and a little TNT drop (PKK uses this to fight against the turkish army) would make a perfect hydrogen bomb and possibly accepting the PKK have a hydrogen bomb! Another strange Turkish media news that the milliyet actually stating that the PKK has claimed the incident with absolutely no links or prove. Again, Turkish Army Top General Buyukanit in Diyarbakir today also stated that the spies who work for the PKK actually slipped even in the arm forces (which clearly suggest army’s involvement in this bombing).

Anonymous said...

Didn't the PKK borrow some high-tech explosives from Saddam? Dozame wrote about this before.

Anonymous said...

where is the link for the pictures of TIT's website???

Anonymous said...

I don't think PKK recovered any RDX from the old-Iraq, because the USA forces did not find any evidence of Saddam having any nuclear weapons. Nevertheless, assume that your conspiracy theory is right then how do you explain 80kg of these explosives appearing in the middle of the well-protected district, which is just next to the army camps? I don't think the PKK own any helicopters, which could be the only method of carrying all that explosives safely from the mountains areas with extensive Turkish military presence. Head of the Turkish Military General called the attackers insiders (military), Turkish media lied about PKK claiming the attack and of course a lot of good points Mizgin raised in her article should give clue about the attackers. As Mizgin point it out the timing of the attack that is just week before the Turkish Presidents visit to USA should also raise a lot of suspicions and the questions.

Mizgîn said...

The photos from TIT's website are found in a dossier from KurdishInfo at this link:

RE: Iowa caucus results . . . I was mildly surprised to hear that the Wicked Witch fell to number 3. On the other hand, the Christofascist--Huckabee--was a bit of a surprise too, which goes to show just how many stupid people there are in Iowa. Apparently, he's toning down the Christofascism for New Hampshire, and he might be a good candidate for Celebi/MIT funds, too:

The Kurdish north is the most peaceful and prosperous part of Iraq. We must not allow the PKK (Kurdistan Workers' Party), the Kurdish Marxist terrorist group responsible for almost 40,000 deaths since the mid-1980s, to jeopardize that achievement. The PKK is losing support among mainstream Turkish Kurds: they have made great strides economically, culturally, and politically in the past decade, and many are renouncing violence. We must encourage Turkey to continue to improve life for its Kurds, and we must encourage the Turkish Kurds to address their grievances through the political process, including through the 20 deputies currently representing them in parliament. On the Iraqi side of the border, Turkey provides 80 percent of the foreign investment in the Kurdish region, and the Iraqi Kurds do not want to jeopardize that relationship.

I support providing the Turks with actionable intelligence to go after the PKK with limited air strikes and commando raids but would prefer to train and equip Iraqi Kurds to fight the PKK and rid themselves of this menace. I regret that it took the deployment of 100,000 Turkish troops to the border with Iraq, and the PKK problem becoming a crisis, for the Bush administration to give the issue the attention it deserves. We should have put more pressure on the Iraqi government, including the Kurdish authorities, to deal with the PKK earlier. Our special envoy on the issue, retired General Joseph Ralston, quit his post last October out of frustration over the passivity of both the U.S. and the Iraqi governments. Some crises cannot be averted; this one could and should have been.

For more, see Foreign Affairs (the Kurdish part is on page 2).

Hamo, yes, RDX and A-4 are military materials, and RDX is found in most explosives. Yeah, PKK has hydrogen bombs to go along with all their tanks--and helicopters. As far as Buyukanit's statement, well, he actually admits that the his "good boys" are all a bunch of incompetent BOOBS.

No big surprise.

Hassanarfa, if PKK borrowed "high-tech" explosives from Saddam (were they planning to return the explosives, since they were only borrowing them?), when would that have been? Saddam's been dead for a year and out of commission since 2003.

The problem is that this bombing is not PKK's style. Contrary to what that lying sack of shit Erdogan says, this bombing is typical of the Ankara regime's murderers.

Anonymous said... People in the military or with a military background will definitely see why HPG now is using remote-controlled bombs instead of anti-vehicle and anti-personnel landmines. The reason is the 'Ottawa Treaty'.

KURDISTAN, July 9 ( - Kurdish HPG guerrillas in Hakkari set off a remote-controlled mine under a Turkish military vehicle heading toward Dere

Mizgîn said...

Do you know what the Ottawa Treaty is, Arfa? If not, I suggest you spend a little quality time with Google.

Have you ever seen a landmine? There is a huge difference in size and blast between a remote-control landmine and a remote-control car bomb.

Nice try with the obfuscation, though. We'll classify your comment under "Red Herring."

Anonymous said...

"There is the possibility that the action may have been carried out by a unit loyal to our forces, on their own initiative," Firat quoted the PKK as saying. "Clear information has not yet reached our headquarters. We will be sharing the findings when our investigation into the issue is concluded."

This shows they can do it, if they want!

HPG’den Diyarbakır’daki patlamaya ilişkin açıklama

BEHDİNAN (07.01.2008)-Halk Savunma Güçleri (HPG), Diyarbakır’da 3 Aralık günü askeri araca yönelik düzenlenen bombalı saldırıya ilişkin açıklama yaptı. HPG, olayı araştırdıklarını bildirdi.

HPG Anakarargah Komutanlığı tarafından yapılan açıklamada, eylemin kendilerine bağlı birlikler tarafından gerçekleştirilmiş olabileceği belirtildi ancak kesin bir ifade kullanılmadı.

HPG açıklaması şöyle: “3 Ocak 2007 tarihinde Amed’in Yenişehir semtinde pilotların da içinde olduğu subayları taşıyan askeri araca yönelik gerçekleşen eylem güçlerimize bağlı bir birimin kendi inisiyatifi ile gerçekleştirilmiş olma ihtimali mevcuttur. Bu eyleme ilişkin net bilgiler karargahımıza henüz ulaşmamıştır. Konu ile ilgili araştırmalarımızın sonuçları netleşince, bu sonuçları kamuoyu ile paylaşacağımızı belirtiyoruz.”