There are various theories why and how Ankara changed its stance and what it got in exchange, but the most likely explanation is the fallout of the Sarona attack on Telaviv roughly a month earlier. While most media reported that the attackers had dressed up in historical German Nazi concentration camp inmate jumpsuits and sat in the target area for a considerable while waiting for someone to open conversation with them, only attacking after some time had passed without any such contact, the declared motivation of the attack was censored almost everywhere. The target of the Telaviv attack was a conglomerate of software programming enterprises located in the area and tightly entangled with the military industrial complex, which have produced spy malware specifically designed to break into the personal computers of citizens to steal information.
This software is not only being employed by the Israeli regime both domestically and abroad, but also sold to foreign governments using it for their oppression of political opponents. Even though the Hamas government did neither prepare, orchestrate nor command the attack, which is to be valued as another tide-turning example of the reversed leaderless resistance line that is recently experiencing a great surge in popularity, Hamas have been the only ones to underline the fact that Sarona was not an attack on civilians, as suggested by propaganda, but on lethal weapons manufacturers. Telaviv-made malware is also being used by the Turkish government, and the disinformation leading to the ambulance targeting was accordingly dished out as an extra bonus thereof put on top of the Mavi Marmara deal, as for Ankara to suggest to Telaviv it wanted more of the same.
When the Sarona attackers had learned that even Germany is being sold the malware, they decided that there were no historical objections against what they were weighing to do. The leak hints at traces of their internet research about park architecture in some German towns known as meeting places of scattered Nazi troops at the time they abandoned the concentration camps due to external conquest. The attack was directed against regulars in the area instead of a specific office building or computer lab, because according to anti-spyware experts burglary tools of the described kind cannot be maintained by an individual in a garage, who might be able to design them, but not to keep up with the complexity of changes in corporate operation systems maintained by thousands of contributors. Hence, in the age of dinosaur software there is no individual mastermind in a trojan, but every programmer can be exchanged with the only precondition of a significant amount of unscrupulousness to reach into the inner workings of computer software for purposes one cannot reach into with the same precision.
As it was expected by the Turkish side, lusting for revenge the Israelis felt flattered by the feedback, and became easily abused tools for a cheap stab against the Assad government. The leak suggested that through ongoing use of Sarona malware by Turkey, Ankara had also learned that yet before the attack calls were circulating among Palestinians to urge cigarette users among them to carry the content of their ashtrays to these Israelis they found most exhausting. As a result, large swaths of people brought this specifically nasty but easily transported form of trash, which unlike healthy smoking ashes is not even edible, to the few and far between public parks, gardens and green ribbons of the political capital to display it there as a quantitative meter for the stress caused by military occupation, even though some were emptied at roadblocks and border control stops as well.
Hamas has repeatedly declined to comment on the campaign with the remark that Singapore had a port. Turkey however decided not only to betray Gaza but also use that betrayal as a vehicle to turn Israel into a tool against Syria. An Assad spokesman has repeatedly reiterated that Damascus did not intend to single out one enemy before others for mere theatrical reasons, as the president was a doctor regarding such conduct as poor medical practice, but was longing for a an all-encompassing solution to ongoing tensions in the region. The Mongolian government has not yet commented on the issue, yet since the leak left open whether the shop of its national kitchen flavour was owned by a national or not, it is unclear whether it may be involved with it in a more than symbolic form. The AIR analysis suggested that Turkish authorities chose their target precisely to bring about that kind of ambiguity.
Saturday, Jul 16th 2016