It would most likely be true that if I went on secular television, be it liberal or conservative media and if I said that the problem with U.S. foreign policy is that they do not track Scripture I would quickly be dismissed, since the secular world would not want to be associated with what is considered to be archaic if one associates himself with the Bible. When it comes to the Middle East, God is the only true expert in which the world avoids as if Jesus was plagued with leprosy. While the world attempts to figure out how history will unfold, God continually spoke of nations that will arise to threaten Christianity. Today we have the dead man of Europe, Turkey flexing its power in order to revive itself in a world that is clueless and in order for Turkey to catapult itself as an Antichrist nation, there needed to be someone who has Muslim sympathies in the White House. And while the Church was asleep, the powers of darkness went to work. This began in 2008 when it was declared that the Bush foreign policy doctrine will not last in its present form. President Obama was elected and talked about “change” and everyone got excited as if the old norm was Rome and we needed a Nero to set the house on fire in order to rebuild a new order. What change President Obama brought was to succeed in generating a much stronger focus on strengthening international institutions and galvanized collective action towards universal values primarily aiding in weakening the Middle East and then furthering Turkey’s Islamist agenda to control what used to be U.S. domain of influence.
So the spirit of Nero quickly got to work and Obama claimed that Iraq was an expensive mistake and a major distraction and he drew down US forces from 142,000 in early 2009 to zero by the end of 2011. In Afghanistan, he claimed to want to end the more expensive aspects of the mission by focusing the fight on counterterrorism in Pakistan, Yemen as well as Afghanistan.
Indeed, Obama’s big first-term goal was to close the military accounts in the Muslim world under the excuse that the US could refocus its attention on the Asia-Pacific region.
But realities usually conflict with the scheme of such political strategy in which reality is returning with vengeance. The ‘Arab Spring’ revolutions which Obama was key in orchastrating turned out to be a ‘Blood Spring’ coupled with the rise of ISIS in Iraq, Hamas in Gaza, and the Muslim Brotherhood of Egypt gained the public support of Turkey, while ISIS gained hidden support. Egypt is a major focus for Turkey and is why when it comes to the issue of Antichrist, westerners should not only focus on him invading Israel since Daniel in chapter 11 told us he invades Egypt, Libya and Cush (Somalia/Sudan/Ethiopia). While Turkey wants to reinstate the Muslim Brotherhood it also made no secret on its animosity against Israel.
“And in that you saw the iron mixed with common clay, they will combine with one another in the seed of men; but they will not adhere to one another, even as iron does not combine with pottery.”
“the Greek Kingdom represented by the leopard includes the Roman Empire, for ethnically the Romans were related to the Greeks. The Kittim, identified as descendants of the Romans were related to the Yavan (Greece)… The fourth animal then represents the rule of the Arabs.”
We have also maintained that the moderate Muslim (good cop) is at times more dangerous than the fanatic, if only the media can read between their own lines. For example, the Washington Post stated last month the most oximoronic view regarding Turkey :
“No Turkish leader since Ataturk, the military man who founded the Turkish republic, has had such a striking influence on the country as Erdogan, a moderate Islamist who has retained power through the ballot box. Critics, though, spy a creeping authoritarianism in Erdogan’s rule and some point to a parallel Islamization of Turkish society.”
How could the Washington Post have any wisdom or even basic intelligence to state that Erdogan is a “moderate Islamist” yet has “creeping authoritarianism” by his “Islamization of Turkish society”? How could someone be “moderate” and “authoritarian” or “moderate” and “Islamist” all at the same time? These are obvious oxymorons which shows that so-called ‘experts’ while they have smarts, they are void of an ounce of wisdom. When it comes to the Middle East, God is the only true expert in which the world avoids as if Jesus was plagued with leprosy. But such is the state of affairs, the world has gone mad and “moderate Islamist” comes and “by peace he will deceive many” and Turkey with the aid of Obama pulling U.S. troops out of the region aids in Turkey’s expansion.
The U.S. failed in all its plans. Over the last 35 years, Afghanistan has witnessed numerous tragic phases, the Soviet invasion which the U.S. thwarted by aiding the Mujahideen, to then enter into a civil war which ended up creating the Taliban-led administration and then the US-led NATO operations tried to dismantle what it aided in the first place, the Mujahideen.
America’s failure of course brought in a bond between Turkey and Afghanistan which has grown stronger with time and has a deep meaning which leads back to the time of Turkey’s war of independence. It was Afghanistan which first recognized the new Ankara government. Turning pages of history of these two countries refreshes the memory of the first agreement which was formed in the 1920s. Apart from foreign aid that the two countries provide to each other, the most important factor that binds them is socio-cultural and religious similarities. In the post-2014 era, Turkey will become one of the framework nations to serve Afghanistan with the beginning of the resolute support of NATO and the end of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) mission. The new responsibility of Turkey recognised by NATO can be seen with Ambassador Ismail Aramaz’s appointment as the new NATO SCR. This appointment shows Turkey’s commitment to support Afghanistan.
Afghanistan is being handed over by the West to Turkey on a silver platter undermining the American blood which was shed to save this country from the Taliban. Although Turkey plays a unique role of non-combat force in Afghanistan after the end of 13-year NATO combat mission, Turkish armed forces is taking over the control of Hamid Karzai International Airport of Kabul from the French forces. They will now undertake the responsibilities for providing air services, training of technical staff and equipping of the airfield, as French forces gave them the handover.
“The Caliphate in today’s age must be established through a number of several states that are governed by Shariah and supported by both, the rulers and the people in the form of a federation or confederation and not as it was in the past.”
No Caliphate, ISIS or others, can get a foothold without first obtaining approval by the Muslim union of scholars lead by Qaradawi who by this declaration is setting up the theological precedence by announcing that a future confederacy of Muslim nations must and will be established and centered in the land of the Muslim Caliphate in Turkey.
In an interview with TV Turkia Qaradawi declared that:
“We came to Turkey to assess the Fourth Assembly of the Union of Muslim Scholars in Istanbul, capital of the Islamic Caliphate!”
Qaradawi added that:
“Turkey is the Caliphate State, and Istanbul is its capital … Turkey unites religion and the world, Arab (Wahhabist Sunnis) and Persian (Shiites), Asia and Africa, and it (the Caliphate) should be based upon this nation (Turkey)”.
Erdoğan will begin with visits to Ethiopia, Tanzania and Somalia as part of his trip to 12 African countries. Erdoğan first visited Somalia in 2011 as prime minister. Turkey is fast becoming an ally – and international actor – in Somalia’s theater.
According to recent Turkish media reports quoting sources from the president’s office, Erdoğan will also meet with Iranian government officials in Tehran in January.
Last month, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu met with his Iranian counterpart, Mohammad Javad Zarif, to discuss Turkish-Iranian relations and recent developments in Syria and Iraq.
The foreign ministers spoke at a press conference in Tehran, emphasizing the two nations’ common view of the steps necessary to resolve the crises in Syria and Iraq.
Indeed economic progress for Turkey and Iran leads to political issues in exploring ways of expanding relations between Tehran and Turkey and discussing important regional and international issues besides agreements between the two countries plan to increase their bilateral trade volume from $20 to $30 billion. Indeed, Iran is seeking a bigger share of Turkey’s fast-growing energy market, while Turkish firms want a green light to expand in a country of 76 million people with some of the world’s biggest oil-and-gas reserves.
But for Iran, turkey is an important “corridor” to boost its foreign relations with the international community and there are Iranian expectations to get the Turkish support in realizing this direct corridor.
Turkey and Iran will unite, despite their differences on Syria or that there is a Shiite-Sunni divide in the region. While Iran does not pressure Turkey over Syria, Turkey helps Iran to bolster its uranium enrichment. Turkey’s Development Minister Cevdet Yilmaz already described the international sanctions imposed on Iran over its disputed nuclear programme as “unfair”.
To Tehran Turkey is an essential partner in the Islamic awakening and it does not want a clash with it, even if it costs it secular Syria. Any Iranian interference will complicate the situation and bring strong reaction from the Sunni Muslims and Arab nationalists.
If it is true, that we all ought to see things from an economic prism that is void of the ideological dynamo (which is truly the mover and shaker in the region), then why are these two supposed Shiite-Sunni rivals uniting?
The simple answer is this: it’s not all about economies, it’s all about religion and ethnic alliances.
It is crucial to understand that many in Iran and the Caucasus are of Azeri Turkish heritage. This ethnic affiliation is crucial to comprehend a Shiite-Sunni alliance between Turkey with Iran and other Muslim states which is sparking an Islamic unification including all the way to the Caucasus. For example, Iran’s Hassan Rouhani on April 9th officially welcomed his visiting Azeri counterpart from Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev to sign several agreements on Tehran-Baku trade and economic cooperation. Iran has 35 million people of Turkish ethnic origin and they make up the majority in Iran — nearly half of the Iranian population.
By “Peace” Turkey is “deceiving many” and “through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand” (Daniel 8:25). How Turkey does this is simple. Erdogan walks a fine line between secularists – who have the support of Turkey’s extremely powerful military – and the religious, who demand something approaching Sharia law. The truth is that Turkey will continue to balance both ideologies and play between Ataturk’s philosophy when it comes to dealing with the West and Sharia as much as possible when it courts the East. Turkey is poised to make a “covenant” with many through “peace”. The Turkish leadership has undertaken efforts to become the arbiter and mediator of many regional conflicts in the Balkans (Kosovo, Bosnia, and Macedonia), the Caucasus (Abkhazia, Chechnya, Nagorno-Karabakh, and South Ossetia), and the Middle East (the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Syrian-Israeli negotiations) through participation in inter-governmental organizations (such as OSCE, BSEO, and CEO) and membership in NATO as well as a UN-sponsored Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC). The participation in these structures allows Turkey a lot of flexibility and prestige on the world stage.
In Syria, Obama is aiding the enemy. Turkey and the United States aim to finalize an agreement on equipping and training ‘moderate’ Syrian rebels this month, a senior foreign ministry official said on Monday, part of the US-led campaign to battle the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants. But the FSA are also Islamists, thought to be ‘moderate’, of course.
The training is expected to start in March, simultaneously with similar programs in Jordan and Saudi Arabia, the Turkish official said. The aim is to train 15,000 Syrian rebels over three years.
“Around 1,500 to 2,000 people are expected to be trained in Turkey [in the first year],” the official said, adding that a “limited number” of US soldiers would come to Turkey to help carry out the training jointly with Turkish colleagues. The training is planned to take place at a base in the central Turkish city of Kırşehir.
TURKEY IS TRANSFORMING AS IN NAZI GERMANY
Turkey is turning like Nazi Germany arresting police and controlling judges and even spying at students in school. According to the Turkish Daily Zaman acquired government instructed high-ranking bureaucrats in each province to form commissions that would be in charge of cataloguing student dormitories, prep schools, study centers, private foreign language schools as well as courses and all other possible facilities that might be serving students.
On December 8th, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan put to law to revive the dead Ottoman language and to make the Arabic-alphabet and the Ottoman language compulsory in Turkish education.
Last month Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s politics of paranoia has taken another ugly twist with the arrest of more than 30 opposition journalists, media workers, former police chiefs and investigators on palpably flimsy conspiracy charges.
This new Turkish elite is implementing this program with zeal, dedication, and sophistication. One of the basic determinants of Turkish foreign policy since 1992 was an ambition to become the predominant power in the Greater Middle East, a region envisioned by former American President George W. Bush that comprises a vast geography stretching from Central Asia to the Maghreb (North Africa, Libya, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco)
It is also Turkey that has the keys to establish a false peace treaty. As such, Turkey seeks a role of the chief moderator and “curator,” or facilitator, of interactions in regions adjacent to Turkey: the Caucasus, the Balkans, and the Middle East. By doing so, the Turkish political leadership articulated a vision for Turkey playing the role that the Ottoman Empire used to perform in the region.
This is the prophetic scoop as we have seen it for 2014. We expect the next 4 years to be very interesting indeed in which we do not expect the end is yet, much has to transpire still, but patience is necessary, while the Lord tarries, we must be hard at work.
Folks get falsely excited. The problem is that many zip through the verses to find some signs they believe they get fulfilled quickly so they buy into all sorts of wild claims. Today many bought into the four Blood Moons which so far the first came and gone on April 15, 2014, the second day of Passover, and the second came and went on October 8, 2014, during the Jewish Feast of the Tabernacles with no signs of anything significant as we predicted (told you so). The third will come on April 5, 2015, during next year’s Passover celebration, and the fourth will arrive on September 28, 2015, another Feast of the Tabernacles, also known as Sukkot and nothing of major significance will happen except that many will regret spending money to buy lousy books. The process when we see the signs could take decades but it will all speed up as we approach the end. In my estimation it looks like the next decade is key to undo Sykes Picot, that is unifications between nations, specifically North Africa, Asia and the fertile crescent.
Turkey is rising while the prophecy simpletons read about Nicolae Jetty Carpathia in the Left Behind series. The truth of the matter is that the only thing that got left behind in the Left Behind series was the Bible.