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Istanbul airport attack: have the chickens come home to roost?

Crescent International


When you dig a grave for others, don't be surprised if you fall into it yourself. This is what seems to be happening in Turkey that has for years backed the takfiri terrorists against the Syrian government hoping to overthrow it and install a puppet regime in Damascus, with the backing of the West. The Istanbul airport terrorist attack may not be the last of the terrorist group's dastardly crimes.

Wednesday June 29, 2016, 05:17 DST

It was only a matter of time before this happened. In fact, there were clear warnings of an impending attack but when it occurred, the Turks appeared to be woefully unprepared for it.

The Tuesday evening multiple suicide and bomb attacks at Istanbul airport that killed 36 people (the death toll may reach as high as 60) with at least 100 injured has been blamed on the takfiri terrorists. Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said initial investigation pointed to the takfiri terrorists (aka Daesh, or ISIS).

It is worthy of note that the Turkish government has been one of the principal backers of the takfiris against the Syrian government, so the question is: why would they attack their benefactor?

When you keep poisonous snakes in your garden hoping they will bite your neighbor, do not be surprised if they bite you. The takfiris are nobody’s friends. Suckled on the poisoned breast milk of Wahhibism, the death cult is capable of nothing but destruction.

They were unleashed against the government of President Bashar al Asad of Syria. True, they—and their so-called moderate cousins that are still being armed, financed and trained by the US, Turkey and a host of others—have created havoc in Syria but they are now spreading their tentacles further afield.

These monsters have grown so big that they have started to attack their benefactors as well. Since 2015, Turkey has not provided as much material support to the takfiris as it used to do. Instead, it has channeled much of its aid to the so-called moderate rebels, the bulk of whom ultimately join takfiri ranks.

The myriad terrorist groups inside Syria not only fight government forces but also indulge in turf warfare against each other. Daesh, ISIS or ISIL is simply an umbrella group for a variety of unsavory characters with no fixed loyalty to anyone. Their tiny minds fixated on the idea of killing for reward in Paradise—again the product of Wahhabi indoctrination—they cannot think of anything else but kill. Suicide is their favorite mode of operations when they are not publicly chopping people’s heads.

Since the beginning of the war unleashed on Syria in 2011, Ankara and the Daesh terrorists have cooperated. In 2015, when Turkey decided to direct the bulk of its military and other aid to the so-called moderate rebels, there was bound to be backlash. The terrorists struck at Istanbul airport, one of the busiest in Europe and the gateway to Turkey. It is also a blow to Turkish tourism. Turkey is no longer a safe place to visit.

The real reason for the terrorists’ attack on Turkey—and there have been earlier but smaller attacks as well—is to create chaos and suspicions within Turkish ruling circles. Turkish President Recept Tayip Erdogan has already disrupted the peace agreement with the Kurds with disastrous consequences.

The terrorists are sending a message to Turkey: you are either with us or against us!

Since the unceremonious dismissal of Ahmet Davutoglu as prime minister who was the chief architect of the disastrous Syria policy, there has been a small but noticeable shift in Turkish policy vis-à-vis the terrorists even if not its overall policy on Syria. Davutoglu was not removed because of his failed Syria policy; he was seen as challenging Erdogan’s megalomaniac ambitions.

The takfiris have served noticed that they will not roll over.

Following the Istanbul attack, Erdogan said the world must unite against the terrorist threat. He is five years too late. He should first admit that his government has had a big hand in creating the terrorists in the first place.

And if he is serious about fighting terrorism, he must warn the Wahhabi zealots in Saudi Arabia to desist or else. He cannot be fighting and supporting terrorists at the same time.



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