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  •  Where is GOP re: Feb. 1 attack on Ankara embassy? (11+ / 0-)

    This is how you know Benghazi is pure bullshit. Why? Because the Republicans are conspicuously silent about the Feb. 1 attack on the US Embassy in the Turkish capitol of Ankara.

    In 2008, Turkish gunmen with suspected links to al Qaeda, opened fire on the U.S. consulate in Istanbul, killing three Turkish policemen. The gunmen died in the subsequent firefight.

    The most serious bombings in Turkey occurred in November 2003, when car bombs shattered two synagogues, killing 30 people and wounding 146. Part of the HSBC Bank headquarters was destroyed and the British consulate was damaged in two more explosions that killed 32 people less than a week later. Authorities said those attacks bore the hallmarks of al Qaeda.

    Why isn't the GOP making a big fucking deal about Ankara? Could it be that no Americans died in the attack, although some were injured? Possibly? Could it be that this is not relevant politically to use against the President since he already won reelection? Ding-Ding-Ding. Winner Winner CHicken Dinner.

    If Benghazi was an intelligence failure, wouldn't that mean Ankara was one too? Moreover, there are hints that the insufficient securitymade the attack possible:

    The embassy building is heavily protected but the US has had long-standing plans to move its compound elsewhere for security reasons.

    It was recently reported to be in the final stages of a deal to choose an alternative location.

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