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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:27 pm    Post subject: TURKEY Greatest MidEast Threat  Reply with quote

 


TURKEY is PART of the Islamic State - caliphate - ISIS

TURKEY in CRISIS
Top officers charged in coup plot

Turkey accuses 51 of plotting coup, Turkish Court Charges 7 Officers
25 February 2010
 51 Turkish military commanders, including former air force and navy chiefs, over alleged plans to destabilize the country by blowing up mosques to trigger a coup and topple the Islamic-rooted government.

It was the highest profile crackdown ever on the Turkish military, which has ousted four governments since 1960. For decades Turkey's senior officers, self-appointed guardians of the country's secular tradition, called the shots.
But the balance of power in this EU-candidate country appeared to have shifted Monday as police rounded up the 51 military commanders, following the gathering of wiretap evidence and discovery of an alleged secret coup plan, dubbed "the sledgehammer."

The nationwide sweep was launched after experts determined military documents leaked by Taraf
The suspects included former air force chief Gen. Ibrahim Firtina and navy chief Adm. Ozden Ornek, who allegedly chronicled some failed coup attempts, as well ex-deputy chief Gen. Ergin Saygun.

The struggle between the secular Turkish military and the Islamic-oriented government reached new heights Wednesday as a court jailed seven senior officers – including four admirals, an army general and two staff colonels.
The officers are charged with plotting several years ago to topple the government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. More officers could be charged later.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_depth/8531486.stm
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/201...y-coup-plot-turkish_n_474300.html
http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2010/02/23/turkey-coup-commanders.html

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Turkey sent JIHAD Flotillas to Gaza war on Israel 2010 and 2011, then in 2013 that damned Barak Obama made Israel apologize to Turkey for self defense!
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20 Turkish officers jailed for plotting to topple Islamic-rooted government
February 25, 2010
 A Turkish court has charged more ranking officers for allegedly plotting several years ago to topple the Islamic-rooted government.
The number of officers jailed now stands at 20 - including five admirals and three generals.
The court ordered the jailing of eight more officers, including five active duty officers and two generals, pending trial Thursday, ahead of a critical meeting by the president, military chief and prime minister to discuss tensions over the largest-ever crackdown on the military in Turkey. In total, eight out of 20 were on active duty.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/35575932


Turkish army chief meets leaders over coup plot
February 25, 2010
 Thursday's meeting was called amid escalating tension between the government and the military
Turkey's leaders are meeting the head of the armed forces, Gen Ilker Basbug, about an alleged plot to stir up chaos and justify a military coup.
The talks between Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President Abdullah Gul and Gen Basbug come
after 20 military officers were charged over the case.
They were called amid rising tension between the government and military.

Former heads of the navy and air force were due to be questioned on Thursday and could yet be charged.
The military has denied any coup plot and has held its own officers' summit to discuss the "serious situation" in the wake of the latest arrests.
Turkish government is embroiled in the greatest test yet of its authority over the armed forces.

The scale of Monday's operation against the military was unprecedented. Those arrested include two serving admirals, three retired admirals and three retired generals.
A number of them are being kept in jail while about 10 have reportedly been freed.
Retired Air Force Commander Ibrahim Firtina and former navy chief Ozden Ornek arrived at court on Thursday morning for questioning.

Mosque plot
Dozens of current or former members of the military have been arrested in the past few years over similar plot allegations, and some have been charged.
Former Air Force Commander Gen Ibrahim Firtina arriving at court in Istanbul, 25 Feburary 2010
Ex-Air Force head Gen Ibrahim Firtina was among those being questioned

The latest men to be charged were arrested over the so-called "sledgehammer" plot, which reportedly dates back to 2003.
Reports of the alleged plot first surfaced in the liberal Taraf newspaper, which said it had discovered documents detailing plans to bomb two Istanbul mosques and provoke Greece into shooting down a Turkish plane over the Aegean Sea.

The army has said the scenarios were discussed but only as part of a planning exercise at a military seminar.
The alleged plot is similar, and possibly linked, to the reported Ergenekon conspiracy, in which military figures and staunch secularists allegedly planned to foment unrest, leading to a coup.
Scores of people, including military officers, journalists and academics, are on trial in connection with that case.

Analysts say the crackdown on the military would have been unthinkable only a few years ago.
The army has regarded itself as the guardian of a secular Turkish state. It has overthrown or forced the resignation of four governments since 1960 - the last time in 1997.
But the power of the army has been eroded in recent years, with Turkey enacting reforms designed to prepare it for entry to the European Union.

"Transformations may sometimes be painful," Economy Minister Ali Babacan said Wednesday.
"We are trying to make Turkey's democracy first class."
Gen Basbug has insisted that coups in Turkey are a thing of the past.
Many Turks regard the cases as the latest stage in an ongoing power struggle between Turkey's secular nationalist establishment and the governing AK Party.

Critics believe the Ergenekon and sledgehammer investigations are simply attempts to silence the government's political and military opponents.
The AK Party has its roots in political Islam, and is accused by some nationalists of having secret plans to turn staunchly secular Turkey into an Islamic state.
The government rejects those claims, saying its intention is to modernise Turkey and move it closer to EU membership.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8536216.stm


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:13 am    Post subject: Military Coup in Turkey Foiled, AO report Reply with quote

Military Coup in Turkey Foiled
February 23,  2010
An attempted military coup plot by Turkey's top military officers has been exposed leading to the arrest of dozens of current and former Turkish military officers. As a result, Turkey's once-powerful military elite is scrambling to avoid charges of treason and potential death sentences.

A former deputy chief of the army, a retired air force chief, the chief of the navy and several generals and admirals were among those detained by police in a sweep carried out in eight Turkish cities. The Turkish news agency, Hurriyet, reported on its website that the round-up included 17 retired generals, four serving admirals and 27 lower-ranking officers.

The allegations of a coup have dramatically brought two power blocs in Turkey to the point of legal confrontation. The Turkish military leaders have consistently supported and defended the secular Turkish Constitution which separates religion from government. The military has been a blocking agent preventing radical Islamic fundamentalists from seizing total control of the government and turning Turkey into another Iran. At the moment, the ruling party, the AKP has held a platform seeking to establish an Islamic Republic much like the one in Iran only in a Sunni-sect Islamic society.

The Turkish military has consistently blocked Islamic fundamentalists from transforming the nation into a radical, Islamic state. In fact, the Turkish military officer corp had been promoting a casual alliance with Israel as well as keeping Turkey as a member of NATO and trying to garner EU membership. In the past 5 years, as Turkey's top military leaders retire, they have been replaced by younger officers who are more favorably disposed to radical Islamic ideals and an opposition to Israel and NATO. On the other hand, the civilian government is now filled with politicians who support an Islamic government. The current leadership has begun developing an economic and military relationship with Iran and Syria while at the same time challenging Israel and its policies towards the Gaza Palestinians.

The Turkish civilian government was a primary mover in getting the UN to consider 'war crimes' against Israel for the Israeli military clash in Gaza in January of 2009. The government is now moving to challenge Israel's naval blockade of the Gaza Strip. The government is planning to send a 20 ship flotilla of ships loaded with humanitarian aid for Gaza. It will attempt to break through and past Israeli warships patrolling the Gazx coastline to unload food, medical supplies and consumer goods for Palestinian civilians. This could very well set up a major diplomatic and military confrontation with Israel in April.

Some geo-political analysts who specialize in Turkish politics believe that the foiled coup has the potential to trigger a civil war in Turkey that leads to the break up of that nation, much like what happened to Yugoslavia and the Balkans region in which several independent, small nation-states might emerge in what is now modern-day Turkey.


Biblical Prophecy Implications
The area known today as Turkey is mentioned in Ezekiel's Magog War prophecies of Ezekiel chapters 38 and 39.

And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him,

And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal:

And I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords:

Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet:

Gomer, and all his bands; the house of Togarmah of the north quarters, and all his bands: and many people with thee.

The key terms we want to note here are found in verse 2 - which are "Meshech" and "Tubal" plus another key name being "Gomer" in verse 6. Meschech and Tubal are names associated with the area known as "Asia Minor," which is today known as Turkey. Prophecy author and Dallas Theological Seminary professor, Dr. Mark Hitchcock notes:- "they occupied territory that is presently in the modern nation of Turkey." (Iran The Coming Crisis:Radical Islam, Oil, And The Nuclear Threat (Sisters, OR: Multnomah, 2006), p. 184)

Many scholars concur and it has long been traditionaly held - although some commentators such as Hal Lindsey have claimed Meschech is Moscow because there is similar phonetic sound between the two. This seems to us to be a very lame attempt to link the name to Moscow much as it is lame to think the Hebrew term "Rosh" (which means "leader" in Hebrew) is a reference to the nation of Russia.

As for Gomer, it has traditionally been viewed as the western part of Turkey. All commentators seem to be in agreement on this. So either way you look at the first two terms, Gomer makes it quite clear that modern-day Turkey is most likely involevd in Ezekiel's prophecy, unless of course, Turkey collapses and new, nation-states emerge in the very near future.

It is beyond the scope of this article to deeply delve into the various arguments for the identity of Magog, Meschech, Tubal and others named in Ezekiel's prophecy. The point of this article is to note that Turkey is one of the nation-players in the prophecy and the current political turmoil in Turkey underscores how that nation is rapidly transforming itself into an enemy of Israel in order to come into compliance with Biblical Prophecy.
http://www.aoreport.com/mag/index...sk=view&id=1335&Itemid=44


Turkish police arrest 49 military officers over suspected coup plot
Ex-deputy chief of army, retired air force chief and chief of navy among those accused of plot to overthrow Islamist government
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2...turkey-military-officers-arrested

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:16 am    Post subject: 31 now charged in military coup plot in TURKEY Reply with quote

31 now charged in military coup plot in TURKEY
February 26,  2010
-  11 more Turkish military officers have been charged over an alleged plot to sow chaos and provoke a coup.
A total of 31 officers have now been charged and jailed.
Several suspects were taken to court for questioning on Friday including Gen Cetin Dogan, the former head of Turkey's First Army region.

The case has increased tensions between the military and the government, which is led by the Islamist-rooted Justice and Development Party (AKP).
The military has denied any coup plot.

On Thursday, Turkish President Abdullah Gul sought to reassure the country, saying tensions over an alleged military coup plot would be resolved within the "constitution".
He made the statement after meeting the head of the armed forces, Gen Ilker Basbug, along with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The 11 suspects most recently charged are among more than 49 people detained over the alleged coup plot on Monday, in an operation of unprecedented scale.
Those charged to date include seven navy admirals and four army generals.
The former heads of the air force and navy and a general were freed on Thursday, having been questioned by prosecutors.

The three - retired air force head Ibrahim Firtina, former navy chief Ozden Ornek and former deputy army chief Ergin Saygun - have not been charged but remain under investigation, prosecutors said.
A number of others have also been released.

Turkey's military has overthrown or forced the resignation of four governments since 1960 - most recently in 1997 - though Gen Basbug has insisted that coups are a thing of the past.
Reports of the alleged "sledgehammer" plot first surfaced in the liberal Taraf newspaper, which said it had discovered documents detailing plans to bomb two Istanbul mosques and provoke Greece into shooting down a Turkish plane over the Aegean Sea.

The army has said the scenarios were discussed but only as part of a planning exercise at a military seminar.
The alleged plot is similar, and possibly linked, to the reported Ergenekon conspiracy, in which military figures and staunch secularists allegedly planned to foment unrest, leading to a coup.

Scores of people, including military officers, journalists and academics, are on trial in connection with that case.
Many Turks regard the cases as the latest stage in an ongoing power struggle between Turkey's secular nationalist establishment and the governing AKP.

Critics believe the Ergenekon and sledgehammer investigations are simply attempts to silence the government's political and military opponents.
The AK Party has its roots in political Islam, and is accused by some nationalists of having secret plans to turn staunchly secular Turkey into an Islamic state.
The government rejects those claims, saying its intention is to modernise Turkey and move it closer to EU membership.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8538484.stm


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 5:46 am    Post subject: Turkish anger at US Armenian genocide vote Reply with quote

Turkish anger at US Armenian genocide vote
5 March 2010
Turkey has reacted angrily to a US congressional panel's resolution describing as genocide the killings of Armenians in World War I.
PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his country had been accused of a crime it did not commit, adding the resolution would harm Turkish-US relations.
Ankara has recalled its ambassador to Washington for consultations and says it is considering other responses.

The White House had urged against the vote. Armenia welcomed the outcome.
The government of Turkey, a key American ally and fellow Nato member, had lobbied hard for the US Congress not to vote on the issue.

The BBC's Jane O'Brien in Washington says Turkey must be hoping that, as with a similar resolution two years ago, the issue will not come to the floor of the House for a full vote.
In 2007, it passed the committee stage, but was shelved after pressure from the George W Bush administration.

The resolution was narrowly approved - by 23 votes to 22 - by the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
It calls on President Barack Obama to ensure that US foreign policy reflects an understanding of the "genocide" and to label the World War I killings as such in his annual statement on the issue.

Turkish President Abdullah Gul responded angrily to the committee's vote, saying it was "an injustice to history" to take such a decision with "political concerns in mind".
"Turkey will not be responsible for the negative results that this event may lead to," he said.

Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu told a news conference in Ankara on Friday that Turkey was determined to press ahead with efforts to normalise relations with Armenia.
However, he said the ratification by parliament of peace accords signed with Armenia last October was in jeopardy.

A Turkish parliamentary delegation had gone to Washington to try to persuade committee members to reject the resolution.
Turkey accepts that atrocities were committed but argues they were part of the war and that there was no systematic attempt to destroy the Christian Armenian people.
The Armenian government welcomed the vote, calling it "an important step towards the prevention of crimes against humanity".

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had urged the House committee not to vote on Thursday on the grounds that it would damage reconciliation efforts between Turkey and Armenia, and said she hoped it would go no further.
"We do not believe that the full Congress will or should act upon that resolution, and we have made that clear to all the parties involved," she said.

During his campaign for the 2008 election, Mr Obama promised to brand the mass killings genocide.
Mrs Clinton acknowledged his administration's change of opinion on the issue, saying circumstances had "changed in very significant ways".
In October last year, Turkey and Armenia signed a historic accord normalising relations between them after a century of hostility.

Armenia wants Turkey to recognise the killings as an act of genocide, but successive Turkish governments have refused to do so.
Hundreds of thousands of Armenians died in 1915, when they were deported en masse from eastern Anatolia by the Ottoman Empire.
They were killed by troops or died from starvation and disease
.

Armenians have campaigned for the killings to be recognised internationally as genocide and more than 20 countries have done so.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8550928.stm

I am adding this to this thread because Turkey figures in prophecy.
Turkey is in deep Darkness.  
Like all Islam, LIES are taught from birth, including in their schools, so they deny history.
Truth, history, facts enrages them.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2010 4:44 am    Post subject: US to block vote on Turkey genocide Reply with quote

US to block vote on Turkey genocide
March 5,  2010
Schools in TURKEY teach there was no genocide - so kids grow up believing LIES.
Therefore when confronted with the TRUTH - they become very angry.
Obama will block a controversial bill describing as genocide the World War I killing of Armenians by Turks.

A congressional panel on Thursday approved the resolution, paving the way for a possible vote by the House.
But US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the administration would "work very hard" to prevent this.

Turkey voiced strong protests after the vote and recalled its ambassador from Washington for consultations.
PM Tayyip Erdogan said his country had been accused of a crime it did not commit, adding the resolution would harm Turkish-US relations.

President Abdullah Gul said Turkey - a key Nato ally of the US - would "not be responsible for the negative results that this event may lead to".
Mrs Clinton - who had urged the House Foreign Affairs Committee not to hold the vote - said on Friday: "We are against this decision. Now we believe that the US Congress will not take any decision on this subject."

The resolution - approved by 23 votes to 22 by the committee - calls on Barack Obama to ensure that US foreign policy reflects an understanding of the "genocide" and to label the killings of Armenians as such.

A similar resolution was approved by the same committee two years ago, but did not go forward to the House after pressure from the George W Bush administration.
Turkey is a major partner in US efforts to stabilise Afghanistan and Iraq, and lies on a key route taking oil and natural gas to Western markets.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8553013.stm


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 7:53 am    Post subject: Turkey ties will survive genocide row Reply with quote

Turkey ties will survive genocide row
5 March 2010
Accusations of genocide are fiercely disputed by Turks.
I have personally witnesses this insanity by Turks in chatrooms.

Hundreds of thousands of ethnic Armenians killed by Ottoman Turks in 1915

The centuries of bitterness that divide Christian Armenians and Muslim Turks have spilled onto many battlefields, and it seems strange that they should now be played out in the murmuring corridors and committee rooms of the US House of Representatives.

But there is no doubt that the proceedings of the House Foreign Relations Committee in Washington have become the most important modern theatre of conflict in an ancient dispute.

At issue is a single word - genocide - and the question of whether or not the United States should use it to characterise the deaths of the hundreds of thousands of Armenians who perished as the Ottoman Empire began to implode under the pressures of war in 1915.

To Turks the gravity of the charge is not softened by the passage of the years.
This is a deeply emotional question of national honour, and a charge which threatens to put their nation on the wrong side of history.

To Armenians it is much more that a matter of historical fact - recognition of their suffering represents an important step towards establishing their identity as a nation in the eyes of the world.

To the Obama administration, it is a nightmare - a vivid reminder of how the workings of American congressional democracy can conflict with the realities of wielding power in the White House.
The issue of the Armenian genocide is kept alive in Washington by the tireless efforts of Armenian lobbying organisations.
They are usually rated among the most effective in the United States.

Permanent lobbying works in a number of ways.
First and most obvious is the fact that there are congressional districts with substantial Armenian-American populations - representatives from those districts tend to identify strongly with this issue.

Second is the lobbyists' skill at collecting statements of support from candidates in other races.
They have proved remarkably effective at collecting declarations from politicians running for office which tie candidates to the Armenian view of the issue.

That tireless, unglamorous work is an important part of the fabric of American politics - and over time it allows lobbying groups to build strong and lasting coalitions on Capitol Hill.

And that brings us to a major problem for the Obama administration.
Its three most senior figures - Barack Obama himself, VP Joe Biden and Secretary of State Hilary Clinton - have all publicly identified with the Armenian view of the events of 1915.
That is going to make it more difficult for them to handle Turkish anger over the congressional vote.

When the House Foreign Relations Committee approved the same resolution back in 2007 the Bush administration was able to declare immediately that it considered such statements to be the wrong way of dealing with the issue.
It also worked hard to make sure that the issue did not work its way on to the floor of the full House of Representatives.

The Obama administration can certainly lean on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to make sure the fallout does not get any worse by ensuring that any further resolutions are quietly placed on the back-burner.

Armenian-Americans are a political force to be reckoned with
Already it is being hinted that the motion will struggle to make it to the floor of the House at a full session.
But the administration will simply have to live the awkward fact that the Turkish government knows that three of the most senior politicians in Washington are simply not on its side.

The secular - but overwhelmingly Muslim - Turkish state has been hugely important to the United States since the early 1950s, when it was developed as a powerful south-eastern bulwark in a Nato alliance assembled to confront the Soviet Union during the Cold War.

It remains important now as a bridge into the Islamic world, as a voice on hugely important regional issues like Afghanistan and Iran - and perhaps above all as a neighbour of Iraq which has been happy to host a strategically crucial US air base on its soil at Incirlik.

Turkey has angrily condemned the congressional vote and recalled its Washington ambassador for consultations - just as it did after the committee vote went against it in 2007.

In theory it has no shortage of options for demonstrating its displeasure with the United States.
In practice however, any reaction is likely to be symbolic and limited. One reason to think so is simple enough.
It is hard to imagine modern Turkey risking the wrath of the United States by hindering the American withdrawal from Iraq next year

Turkey has been through precisely this series of events before.
A French parliamentary vote supported the use of the word "genocide" back in the 1990s.
While there was a period of tension and anger afterwards, in diplomatic terms the sky did not fall.
France and Turkey remain important trading partners, just as they were before.

Another is more subtle. One of Turkey's great strategic and economic goals is eventual membership of the European Union, a project in which it has the support of the United States.
At a time when things are not going well in that great project, it would hardly make sense to alienate the United States as well.

So while there is no doubting the depth of Turkish anger on this subject there are reasons to believe that the fallout will not be as dramatic as first reports might have you believe.

While the issue is still immediate and important to both Armenians and Turks, it is rooted in the ethnic tensions and resentments of a vanished empire.
It is hard to imagine modern Turkey risking the wrath of the United States for example by hindering the American withdrawal from Iraq next year as a reprisal.

The safest and cheapest routes for bringing American troops and equipment out of much of Iraq lie through Turkey.
It would be a major decision if the Turkish government escalated this disagreement by making the US evacuation more difficult.

So it is likely that this issue will quickly fade from the headlines again - only to flare once more the next time a parliamentary committee, here or elsewhere, puts it back on the agenda.

The lasting damage will not be in relations between Ankara and Washington, but between Turkey and Armenia.
The process of establishing diplomatic relations was already proving less than smooth and this certainly will not improve it.

The prospects for a joint historical mission to establish some kind of agreed narrative about the events of 1915 now seem uncertain.
The United States and Turkey need each other. Armenia and Turkey are not bound by any such ties of common interest.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8552970.stm


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 7:04 am    Post subject: Strong EarthQuake Shakes Turkey Reply with quote

Strong EarthQuake Shakes Turkey
March 8,  2010
  A strong 6.0 magnitude earthquake hit eastern Turkey, killing 57 people and knocking down
houses in several villages.  Minarets of mosques fell - GOOD!  This quake is just north of Iraq.
It was followed by over 30 aftershocks, the strongest measuring 5.5.  The government said around 100 people were
injured in the quake, which occurred at 4:32 a.m. and caught many people in their sleep.

The village of Okcular is totally flattened.  Occular relates to the eye, and Turkey has been in the eye of a self-created storm.
One Okcular resident was woken by the jolt.  The temblor also knocked down barns, killing farm animals.

Turkey's Red Crescent organization sent tents and blankets to the region.
Earthquakes are frequent in Turkey, much of which lies on top of the North Anatolian fault.
In 1999, two powerful earthquakes struck northwestern Turkey, killing about 18,000 people.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8554857.stm
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/35757966/ns/world_news-europe
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,588339,00.html

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 4:38 am    Post subject: TURKEY biggest Islamic threat Reply with quote

TURKEY biggest Islamic threat
March 12, 2010
 PLO terrorist-turned-Christian Walid Shoebat is warning that the United States needs to be watching not Iran,
Syria or even Hamas and Hezballah as closely as it needs to follow the actions of the Islamic leaders of Turkey.

NATO member Turkey is seeking the restoration of the old Ottoman Empire.
The report said Turkey's increasing disinterest in the European Union combined with its efforts to re-establish its influence in Turkic countries of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan and its outreaches to Russian, Syria and Iran are cause for concern.

At the time, the shift by Tayyip Recep Erdogan, Turkey's leader, from West to East was obvious, because Turkey announced it was cutting Israel out of annual military exercises involving NATO forces while it sought out military exercises with Syria.

Now Shoebat, the grandson of the Muslim Mukhtar of Beit Sahour-Bethlehem and a friend of Haj-Ameen Al-Husseini, the grand mufti of Jerusalem and notorious friend of Adolf Hitler, is worried about what Turkey is saying and doing.

As a young man, Shoebat was part of the Palestinian Liberation Organization and participated in acts of terror and violence against Israel. After moving to the U.S., he worked for the Arab Student Organization at Loop College in Chicago and continued his anti-Israel activities. In 1993, Walid studied the Tanach (Jewish Bible) in a challenge to convert his wife to Islam, finishing up by changing sides.

Turkey is the biggest threat.
Turkey is the strongest military power in the region, and it's the second largest army in NATO.
The statements coming out of Turkey should be of great concern to Americans
.

Erdogan is saying 1.5 billion Muslims are waiting for the Turkish government to arise. This is pretty scary. Turkey rules only 70 million people so why are they talking about 1.5 billion Muslims?" continued Shoebat, who has written "For God or For Tyranny: When Nations Deny God's Natural Law" as well as "God's War on Terror."

About 98 percent of Turkey's estimated 74 million people are Muslim.
"Erdogan has made the statements, and he's impacting a youth movement in Turkey that is calling for the glory days of the Turkish rule through the Caliphate. Let's not forget the history," he said.

Ex-PLO member Walid Shoebat on Fox News
"It was Turkey that lost the power of Islam when the Caliphate was dismantled and Shariah law was no longer the law of the land," Shoebat said.
At the end of World War I, Mustafa Kemal, who became Kemal Ataturk, dissolved the Ottoman Empire and moved to form a secular Turkish state.

"The youth movement believes that Turkey is the hub from which Islam must rise again," Shoebat said. "We need to look at Turkish activities to see the danger.
"It is the political agenda of these [Islamic] governments that we need to be aware of and not just the military apparatuses," Shoebat said.
He said the creation of the worldwide Muslim Brotherhood – and all the terror it sponsors – was spawned by the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire.

"In 1924, the Caliphate was dismantled by the West, and this is why Muslims hate the West. Americans don't understand why Muslims hate us so much. In 1928, four years later, the Muslim Brotherhood was born. This is the umbrella of all the Muslim terrorist organizations," he said.

"The Muslim Brotherhood is the mother, and it was established four years after the dissolution of the Turkish Ottoman Empire. This really answers the whole question when people ask about the roots of Islamic terrorism," he said.

"They ask if it's because we invaded Iraq or because Israel occupies their territory. That's not true, because in 1928, there was no occupation of Iraq, and there was no occupation of 'Palestine.' This Islamic movement has never ceased to attempt to establish a Shariah hegemony in that region," he said.

So we see now the metastasizing of the Muslim Brotherhood into all parts of the Muslim world from Algeria to Syria to Lebanon to Egypt everywhere, even in the United States of America," Shoebat said.

"All the Islamic organizations in the United States of America, no exception, are branches of the Muslim Brotherhood and they have made their declarations of their plans publicly. So, we have ample evidence to recognize that this is an old threat, this is an old war," he said.

A recent crisis confronted Turkey when a number of top army commanders were arrested after being accused of plotting to bomb mosques and overthrow the "increasingly Islamic-oriented" government.

The army commanders reportedly feared a growing fundamental Islamic influence across the country.
Shoebat also warned it is dangerous for freedom-loving interests to announce a date for a coalition pullout of Iraq.

"If we create that vacuum, and in the Middle East vacuums are always filled up, this vacuum, I guarantee you, will be filled by Iran. They see the writing on the wall that America is going to pull out. 'Just be patient and lay low. We move in and we take that country in the future,'" Shoebat said.

He said if that happens, Islamic interests will have the region "all the way to the border of Israel."
"Iran is definitely working on a nuclear weapon and we definitely need to have a presence in the region to keep Iran at bay," Shoebat said.

There have been reports of increasing Shariah-related violence within Turkey. Agence France-Presse reported just weeks ago how
a 16-year-old girl was buried alive by relatives in a gruesome honor killing just because she reportedly befriended boys.

Police reported finding the body of Medine Memi in a hole outside her house in Kahta about six weeks after she disappeared. Authorities reported her father and grandfather were arrested.
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