BTW…another US Embassy attacked today. This time in Turkey.



“Turkish interior minister Moammer Guler identified the suicide bomber who detonated an explosive Friday, Feb. 1 at the US embassy in Ankara killing a Turkish security guard as Ecevit Sanli, 31, a member of the Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party/Front, a left-wing terrorist group outlawed in Turkey. He was released from Turkish jail eight months ago. Sanli died detonating his explosive at a side entrance of the US embassy in Ankara Friday, Feb. 1, sending embassy staff diving into fortified shelters as smoke and debris rose in clouds over the fortified compound.

debkafile’s counter-terror sources estimate that it was the work either of al Qaeda, Syrian intelligence or Hizballah, possibly as part of the payback for Israel’s air strike Wednesday against the Jamraya military complex near Damascus. That complex served both Hizballah and the Syrian army and Syria has already threatened retribution on the scale of an earthquake. It may also have been retaliation for the stationing of US Patriot missiles on the Turkish Syrian border and the meeting arranged for US Vice President Joe Biden with the Syrian opposition leader Mouaz Alkhatib in Munich, Germany.

Plenty of warnings have issued from Tehran on all these counts. On Dec. 15, Iran’s armed forces chief Gen. Hassan Firouzabadi warned that the deployment of American anti-missile batteries in Turkey could cause a world war. Last Saturday, Jan. 26, Ali Akbar Velayati, a close aide of the Iranian supreme leader, declared that attacking Syria was tantamount to attacking Iran. Israel’s air strike may have been the last straw for Tehran, which warned the “Tel Aviv regime” would suffer “grave consequences.”

By targeting the US embassy in Turkey, the Iranians and their allies may have been starting to hit back for all these grievances at the same time:  the Israeli attack, the Patriots and Washington’s support for the Syrian opposition. If that is so, then the suicide bombing attack on the US embassy in Ankara won’t be the last act of terror planned by Syria, Hizballah and Iran.”

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