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Friday, January 6, 2012
Turkey, key to a Russian/Islamic invasion of Israel
The Ottoman Empire came to an abrupt end during WW1, when they chose to align themselves with the losing side. The allies occupied the Empire until 1922 When Mustafa Kemal Pasha (later called Attaturk – Father of Turks) led an uprising and chased them all out of what is now modern day Turkey. He then set about building a one-party democracy that was thoroughly secular.
Ever since then, the military has stepped in whenever the country was poorly run or in danger of Islamic takeover, as in 1971. Four military coups occurred between 1960 and 1997. Along the way, they abandoned the one-party system and became a real democracy.
The majority of Turks are Islamic by faith but largely secular in public. Headscarves are banned in universities and an attempt to end that law in 2007 nearly toppled the government. Even so, Turkey’s human rights violations have been the main obstacle to it joining the European Union. They might consider that a blessing right now.
So what is happening in Turkey now? They have a devout Muslim as Prime Minister, elected to a second term with a large majority. However, over the past few years, a plot, whether real or imaginary, has been uncovered implicating top military officials in planning to overthrow the elected government again.
The evidence is sketchy at best, and may simply involve some thinking out loud by some people in the military. Nevertheless, hundreds of former and active military officials, prominent academics, journalists and lawyers have been detained. Many are still awaiting trial and some have not even been charged. Included is the recently retired General in charge of all the Turkish Armed Forces.
Is the conspiracy real or imagined? Or, was it possibly contrived by the government in order to place leaders at the top of the military who are more faithful to the vision of Islam than to a secular state? They still have to replace a number of Supreme Court judges with like-minded Muslims which could happen so quietly as to not be noticed. If it does happen or is happening, there will be little stopping Turkey from becoming a total Islamic republic.
Turkey has, under the current Prime Minister, started out with excellent relations with Israel, however those relations have dramatically cooled since the Israeli commando raid on the Mavi Marmara in May 2010, when it tried to breach the Israeli blockade of Gaza. Eight Turkish nationals were killed as well as an American of Turkish descent.
Whether intentional or not, Turkey is preparing itself to be involved in the Russian/Islamic invasion of Israel prophesied in Ezekiel 37 and 38.
Facts: Turkey may be the cradle of civilization as the Biblical Garden of Eden may well have been in or partly in that country.
In WW2, Turkey wisely stayed neutral until February 1945 when it chose the winning side.