NewsNation | February 01, 2013
>> bring in bob windrum in studio. you heard him report that the turkish interior minister said it's likely connected to leftist militant group .
>> it's a violent group , been on the u.s. terrorist watch list since 2007 , 2008 . it is carried out suicide bombings going back to 2001 . wanted to use them against turk turkish authorities. this is a marki isist leninist group . its flag is hammer and sickle. it is not an islamist group and this may have been in retaliation to turkish government raids last month against many of its members.
>> turkish government raids. why then target the u.s. embassy at this particular time?
>> this is a very anti-american, anti-western imperialism group and it has gone after the u.s. in the past. the only u.s. citizen killed during the 1991 gulf war by terrorists killed by this group . a businessman strapped to his chair, shot to death in his -- and then various slogans written on the walls of his office in blood. this is a very, very violent group .
>> all right. thank you very much, bob, for your insight in to the group , at least the turkish minister and other officials believed could be connected to this embassy attack. thank you.
>> thank you.