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29 June 2016

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Fred

WRC,

There is plenty of security at this airport. What was done was standard ISIS suicide attacks to breach the barriers. Attacking those in line for security screening was predicted almost a decade ago. Have you forgotten the religious ideology of ISIS?Turkey could not secure the border with ISIS when they are providing them so many resources.

Fred

Babak,

True but it is superior to the hoof and mouth disease cure.

kooshy

All
lets hope Erdo and Turkey have learned a lesson and are at least distancing themselves from KSA and Takfiri Jehadi support in hope of containing Iran and shia ascendance for no good reason to Turkey.

kooshy

Well if I was a turk I would blame any and every death in Turkey due to takfiri attacks on Mr. Erdogan' wrong policies and stands, i put him on trial. If Turks truly believes in Ataturkish and pan-turkish stands then it was in their interests to support Mr. Assad against US, and EU since he ( Mr. Assad) would be closest in Arab world to that type of secular mentality.

Chris Chuba

Because Erdogan has been using Sunni to try to overthrow Assad, he has created a perfect environment for ISIS to infiltrate Turkey (Hosea 8:7). Iran, who has no need to accommodate Sunni groups, claims to have made a huge arrest of ISIS conspirators and says they will share intelligence ... http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950409001512 I have not been reading Iranian sourced news all that long, perhaps they are prone to exaggeration?

Motive
So why would ISIS bite the hand that feeds them, I think they want to bait Turkey into invading Syria because they think the Turks are just as likely to fight the Kurds and Assad's forces as they would their own. Also, even if that means that the other Islamist groups come into power, they think that they would be able to supplant them. Any other thoughts?

bth

Col. do you think Turkey would consider actually intervening directly into northeastern Syria or towards Mosul in Iraq with ground troops? Repeated bombings must be changing public opinion there.

Ishmael Zechariah

CC;
There are really two issues here.
1-ISIS/Daash probably is thinking that it has been betrayed. If so, this place will be painted red in the coming months.
2- You might think about the Russian gambit in Syria, her goals and her leader's track record on creating and implementing strategy. Any solution in Syria which does not fit Russian goals at most major points is highly unlikely. Given its genesis and goals ISIS/Daash is not acceptable to Russians in any configuration.

It is hard to envision the endgame here. tayyip must have given plenty of concessions to Russia. Our economy is a basket case. How will this play with the US is an interesting question. With the exception of their support for the PYG, which we think we understand, I have not been able to understand the grand US strategy. Perhaps the Colonel,TTG or someone else with a comprehensive understanding can help.
Ishmael Zechariah
BTW: The Turkish Army will NOT fight in Syria.

Ishmael Zechariah

Yep. Absolutely. And even more:
http://www.ibtimes.co.in/turkey-hundreds-isis-supporters-held-eid-prayers-istanbul-639886

Ishmael Zechariah

Babak Makkinejad

یکی بچه گرگ میپرورید چون پرورده شد خواجه را بردرید

Babak Makkinejad

All:

75 police graduates were killed today in Kabul in a suicide attack.

Babak Makkinejad

All:

18 killed today in a suicide attack in Mogadishu

http://zeenews.india.com/news/africa/at-least-18-killed-by-a-roadside-bomb-in-somalia_1901843.html

Babak Makkinejad

All:

Today in Cameroon

http://www.news24.com/Africa/News/ten-killed-in-jihadist-suicide-bombing-in-cameroon-20160630-2

LeaNder

IZ, I wondered a bit about the turn. Responding slightly skeptical.

Also wondered from a highly restricted grasp, why it surfaced in a larger context of two headline events. Accidentally? To freely admit sometimes, as others, I am a simplistic dot-connector. ... How comes these two events coincide in time? Israeli diplomacy?

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/06/28/turkey-buries-hatchet-with-russia-and-israel-as-erdogan-tries-to/

Fred

Babak,

The quote the alt right, this is the "Ramadan bombathon".

Babak Makkinejad

All:

7 killed, 10 wounded in a suicide bombing south of Baghdad today.

Babak Makkinejad

I read today that the terrorists were from Central Asia and had arrived from Tunisia.

Babak Makkinejad

The war in Syria was part and parcel of the Containment Strategy of NATO states against Iran.

When the cease fire deal was signed - JCPOA - the War in Syria lost its strategic significance.

When British Raj ended in 1948, the political position of UK in Egypt became un-necessary, but the British ruling circles were unable to unwilling to acknowledge that fact and even late in 1956 went to war with Egypt over Suez.

I think policies, like many other human artifacts, have a conatus; they tend to maintain their existence long after the initial impetus for them has expired.

Fred

Babak,

Yes, I believe Reuters is running the headline with "Russian" and "former USSR" prominently displayed. One was Chechen from Dagestan. Chechnya is where the Boston marathon bombers were from. i.e. "Good refugees/immigrants".

doug


A Chechen national suspected of being the mastermind behind the deadly Istanbul airport terrorist attack, earlier received refugee status in Austria, which helped him to repeatedly avoid extradition to Russia on terror charges.

https://www.rt.com/news/349063-istanbul-attack-mastermind-asylum/

FkDahl

The alleged mastermind behind the bombing, Georgian Ahmed Chataev received lobbying from Amnesty International not to be extradited to Russia from Ukraine.
https://www.amnesty.org/en/documents/eur50/002/2010/en/

Cee

Deals have been made. Now we just have to ask if the proxies were allowed to act or were betrayed. Robert Baer questioned if a "kill switch" was remotely used to blow up one of the culprits.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article39825.htm

Matthew

Amir: This article show that it depends on how you count the money. A nice summary of the rival arguments. See
https://fullfact.org/news/do-scots-contribute-more-taxes-rest-uk/


Matthew

Fred: And people wonder why Putin wants the Chechens who traveled to Syria to stay (i.e., die) in Syria.

Imagine

Gordon Duff's VT alleges US, UK special forces captured by ISIS:
http://www.veteranstoday.com/2016/07/01/exclusive-american-special-forces-sas-captured-by-isis-at-al-bukamal-syria/

Cee

The neocons love and use the Chechens.

http://www.boilingfrogspost.com/2016/07/01/spotlight-with-sibel-spiro-istanbul-airport-terror-glaring-unasked-unanswered-questions/

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