Gladio Lives: Provocateur Marxist Group Bombs U.S. Embassy in Turkey
February 1, 2013
U.S. officials would like to blame al-Qaeda for Friday’s suicide bombing at the U.S. embassy in Ankara, Turkey, but the country’s prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has placed blame squarely on the Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party-Front, or DHKP/C.
“Turkish media identified the bomber as Ecevit Şanli, allegedly a 30-year-old member of the outlawed Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party/Front (DHKP/C),” the Washington Post reported after Erdogan’s comment.
DHKP/C is described as Marxist-Leninist and until recently considered a relic of a bygone era. The group is officially described as a splinter group of a splinter group going back to the Revolutionary Youth Federation, a communist organization that emerged out of Turkey’s Federation of Idea Clubs. It is said to oppose the Turkish establishment, NATO and the U.S. and stands accused of killing retired generals, a former justice minister and a businessman.
In January, the Turkish government carried a number of sensationalistic arrests of people allegedly connected to the outlawed group officially listed as a terrorist group by Turkey, Europe and the United States.
Despite news coverage of the arrests and today’s suicide bombing at the embassy killing a security guard and the suspected bomber, few news organizations and journalists have bothered to report the fact there is plenty of evidence indicating the DHKP/C is a Gladio-like “strategy of tension” black op.
Like the CIA’s Gladio in Italy, Turkey’s clandestine and neo-fascist Ergenekon organization engaged in widespread terrorism subsequently blamed on leftist groups. Maureen Freely writes that following a military coup in Turkey, the “deep state” – described as a group of influential fascist coalitions within Turkey’s intelligence services and organized crime syndicates – funded and armed left and rightwing paramilitary groups that fought pitched battles in the streets and destabilized the country’s fragile political system.