Several hours ago, four suicide bombs went off in Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport. The bombers also evidently used gunfire. It is believed that at least 50 people, mostly Turkish, have been killed. More than 100 people are believed injured.
Although Kurdish militants have carried out terrorist attacks in Turkey, this attack is reminiscent of the ISIS attack at the Brussels Airport back in March.
While our military has used Turkish bases to launch air attacks against ISIS, it is worth noting that this attack comes a day after Turkey announced a normalization of relations with Israel.
Here is what I am wondering. At the risk of being flippant, in light of the recent attack in Orlando, should ISIS be found responsible for the attacks how long will it be before Republican hatred is blamed?
UPDATE: As of this writing, the death toll has been revised to 36 with 147 injured. Evidently there were three explosions rather than four, but the damage was done. Although ISIS has not claimed responsibility, Turkish authorities believe they are the culprits.
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