William Katz:  Urgent Agenda

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A LITTLE TRUTH-TELLING, PLEASE – AT 9:11 A.M. ET:  Remember, oh, how five days ago a suicide bomber attacked the US embassy in Ankara, Turkey?   My, how quickly the story disappeared.  The mainstream media is desperate, really desperate, to avoid emphasizing anything that could remind Americans of Benghazi. 

But there's an underlying truth to this latest attack, one that the media also desperately tries to avoid.  From Fox:

ANKARA, Turkey – Turkish authorities suspected the outlawed leftist group that bombed the U.S. Embassy in Ankara was planning an attack, but did not have enough information to prevent it from happening, Turkey's president said Monday.

The suicide bomber struck the U.S. Embassy on Friday, killing himself and a Turkish security guard and seriously wounding a former Turkish television journalist.

Turkish authorities said the bomber, Ecevit Sanli, was linked to the outlawed Revolutionary People's Liberation Party-Front, or DHKP-C, and the leftist group said it launched the attack to oppose U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East.

President Abdullah Gul said Turkish police and intelligence officials were on high alert about the DHKP-C, knowing it was planning an attack of some sort but didn't know where or when.

COMMENT:  Now, class, why would a leftist group attack an American embassy while America is led by the most leftist president in its history, and America's new secretary of state is further to the left than any of his predecessors? 

The answer, of course, is that there's an informal alliance between the Western left and Islamists.  This was detected in an excellent piece of reporting by National Review back in about 2005, when there were large Islamist and anti-American demonstrations in London.  NR found that the boards of directors of those groups running the shows were composed of two elements – Islamists and leftists.  Leftists in Western universities routinely take Islamist positions. 

Of course, I doubt if The New York Times or MSNBC will be discussing this.

February 5, 2013