This story of three US sailors confronted by Turkish activists (despite being reported that the Turkish Youth Union is a far-right group, Wikipedia said it is far left) is not surprising. The US runs an empire and many people don’t like being subjugated. The Turks are not directly subjugated as the people of Iraq are. Turkey plays the role of a minor imperialist power in Syria and over the Kurds. So they are only partially controlled by US imperialism. Still, as with Isreal, Turkey is reliant on US for aid and the US is relying on Turkey to do its dirty work in Syria and Kurdish regions. So there is no surprise that a country such as Turkey is willing to tolerate the dissent of its citizens when they criticize their masters’ and overloards’.
US troops should expect more of this as they end up in more and more countries of the US Empire.
From The L. A. Times:
Radical Turkish nationalists roughed up three U.S. Navy servicemen in Istanbul on Wednesday, shouting “Yankees go home!” and pulling bags down over the sailors' heads.
Video of the incident shows a small group of men carrying a flag emblazoned with images of Turkish founding father Mustafa Kemal Ataturk pelting the sailors with rubbish and paint before encircling them and pulling shopping bags onto their heads.
“Because we define you as murderers, as killers, we want you to get out of our land,” said one of the assailants. “Damn America!”
For the rest click here.