By Walid Shoebat
Yeni Safak is Erdogan’s main mouthpiece, its main journalist İbrahim Karagül is now accusing the U.S. of masterminding the coup and that this is a declaration of war on Turkey:
“I’ll say it loud and clear: The U.S. administration planned a coup in Turkey through the Gülen terror organization and tried to cause a civil war, make our people kill each other. The U.S. is the one who planned and applied this coup attempt … The U.S. administration which protects a terrorist organization should be declared as a country that supports terrorism … The U.S. tried to kill Erdoğan. I am saying it loud and clear: The U.S. administration directly planned to kill the president of the Republic of Turkey and implemented this plan.
One commenter, John Daniels, who connects with US base in Incirlik Turkey tells Shoebat.com that:
“I am getting reports from people on the ground at the US base in Turkey. They still do not have external power and they are now having to try and fly in water. They were told to be ready for evacuate, then were told NO because [someone in] the STATE DEPARTMENT doesn’t want them to leave.” (also see here)
The US side of the base is the only part that does not have power. So now we have over 1000 Americans in danger not to mention 50-90 B-61 hydrogen bombs, NATO’s largest nuclear-weapons storage facility (more than twenty-five per cent of the nuclear weapons in the nato) stockpile under lax safeguards! The bomb that destroyed Hiroshima had an explosive force equivalent to about 15 kilotons of TNT and in comparison one B-61 bomb has as many as a 170 kilotons. Just imagine what 50 of these can do in the hand of a Muslim Brotherhood government? How the U.S. stores tactical nukes at a nation like this should sound a nuclear size alarm, yet the U.S. is focused on some speech by Donald Trump’s wife should make us all wonder how the devil is at work.
As we have stated for decades, Turkey will declare war on the U.S.
Erdogan is banking on using his staged coup to proclaim himself Mahdi is becoming more obvious by the day as he moves in lightening speed to change the constitution, the military, the judiciary and the education. Reports also reveal that teachers and educators are bing arrested in alarming numbers. The government also suspended more than 15,000 state education employees, another 15,000 university educators and 1,600 deans from private and state universities and around 9,000 people including police and government officials have been sacked and 7,500 people detained including top generals accused of masterminding the plot.
This is not the only purge. The religious Muslim body (Muslim clerics) in Turkey suspends 492 WAQF personnel. WAQF is the religious institution. In other words, instead of the previous secular government Imams and preachers, it is now all being replaced by Muslim Brotherhood clerics. The New York Times estimates the purge so far at around 50,000 and rising:
Around 50,000 soldiers, police, judges, civil servants and teachers have been suspended or detained since the coup attempt, stirring tensions across the country of 80 million which borders Syria’s chaos and is a Western ally against Islamic State.
In accordance to Islam, Constantinople will be conquered by Islamists waged by Mahdi where Muslims will reconquer it with shouts of Bismiallah and Allahu Akbar and with the Ikhwanization of Turkey, to the Islamist this was fulfilled on July 15th, 2016 which is now etched in their history. This July 15th takeover will be proclaimed as another “Independence of Turkey” from secularism and Kemalism by self-fulfilling this prophecy. Karagül is already setting the stage as Islam proclaimed “The conquering of Constantinople by Muslims will occur without a fight and their weapons in that day will be by chanting (Allahu Akbar)” and Karagül confirmed:
“This history will take on the name of a brand new War of Independence. The way our people organized for the War of Independence in one night is going to be studied in schools in the future. Yes, the date July 15 is the name of a new War of Independence. It is the declaration of the founding date of the new [Islamist] Turkey. It is such a struggle that, regardless of the cost, it will achieve victory. Our country, our people are going to re-tell this evil from generation to generation and it will never be wiped out of their memories.
Now we come to even a more crucial issue for westerners to understand in light of this report. It is the position that “every nation globally will fall to Antichrist” (see addendum at the end of article).
This is impossible since the Bible clearly states that some will even resist the Antichrist and even defeat him. The verses are rarely discussed. In Ezekiel 28, it even confirms that the most powerful nations (this must include the U.S.) in Daniel states “the strongest fortresses” on earth will annihilate the Antichrist which is also 100% confirmed in Ezekiel:
“Behold, therefore I will bring strangers upon thee, the most terrible of the nations: and they shall draw their swords against the beauty of thy wisdom, and they shall defile thy brightness. They shall bring thee down to the pit, and thou shalt die the deaths of [them that are] slain in the midst of the seas.” (Ezekiel 28:7-8)
Keep in mind the wisest Daniel, whom God proclaimed wiser than Lucifer said in chapter 11:39 that Antichrist “acts against the strongest fortresses“. Karagül today stated:
A new war strategy has been activated against Turkey, the only remaining strong fort, the most powerful country of our region, by targeting Erdoğan’s person and our country’s symbols of sovereignty, by directly targeting our people …
The United States in the Bible is hinted as fighting against the Antichrist. Daniel 11 tells us that Antichrist “acts against the strongest fortresses with a foreign god, which he shall acknowledge, and advance its glory” (Daniel 11:39).
This brings a multitude of Jesus style questions that no one can refute. Who are these “strongest fortresses” [the strongest military might]”? How could the Antichrist rule the entire globe if we have the strongest fortresses fight against him? How is it that Antichrist is said to be atheist when “he acts against the strongest fortresses with a foreign god, which he shall acknowledge, and advance its glory”? Does he truly defeat these strongest fortresses? Does he defeat the United States? Does he rule the entire globe? The answer “No” “Never”! He is not even atheist, for he “denies Father and Son” as 1 John 2:22 predicted and he fights the power nations because he wants to advance this “foreign god” Allah.
I came to the conclusion long ago that many who say they love the Bible in reality do not follow what it says and instead follow traditional interpretations of men over the Bible.
Erdogan’s mouthpiece, Karagül, already picked Turkey’s enemies, the “strongest fortresses”:
If they [U.S. and Europe] succeeded, there were going to be cries of joy in the U.S. and Europe. Because today, they [U.S. and Europe] are fighting with us like they fought in World War I. But once more their ships sank in the waters of the Dardanelles. They will always sink. They are never going to be able to intervene in the fate of this nation. They are not going to be able to stop this country’s walk or change the course of history.
What a half truth. I remind Karagül, he speaks of Islam’s ships that Ezekiel spoke of:
“Persia [Iran] Lydia [Turkey] and Put [Libya] served as it’s soldiers and warriors in your army. They hung their shields and helmets on your walls, bringing you splendor” (Ezekiel 27:10) “Your oarsmen take you out to the high seas. But the east wind will break you to pieces far out at sea. Your wealth, merchandise and wares, your mariners, sailors and shipwrights, your merchants and all your soldiers, and everyone else on board will sink into the heart of the sea on the day of your shipwreck.” (Ezekiel 27:26-27)
Karagül, a Muslim, is not tuned to the spirit of true Prophecy to understand. This is the Muslims “ships”. “The east wind” mimics what happened at Lepanto where Karagül’s ancestors sunk at the bottom of the sea and ended up in hell as history records:
He put his vivid red coloured flagship, the Sultana, at the centre of the deployment: no one should overtake it. Meanwhile, the east wind had dropped and now it was blowing, even if slight, in favour of Christians. This was also interpreted as a sign of divine favor.
This “divine favor” was prophesied by Isaiah. Prophecy is not only fulfilled once. These Turkish ships, just as in Lepanto, will “sink into the heart of the sea” when the “Ships of Chittim” (Europe) will finally retaliate. This depiction is similar to John’s flood which will be “swallowed by the earth”. The wind changed at the Battle of Lepanto as well. It all fits, like a glove and unlike Karagül’s master of deception, Erdogan, where he self-fulfills his phony prophecies.
But before this victory for Christ, what we are witnessing is the rise of the most paranoid Hitler that history will see. Karagül writes:
“President Erdoğan is the target of multinational attacks. The leader, family, circle, cadre, history-maker political mind of Turkey’s great walk is under direct global attack and threat. Our sole support is our people and country, our historical awareness. Hence, the showdown will happen in the most ruthless way. We are never going to abandon these leaders or this great walk. We are never going to leave them alone; on the contrary, we are going to stick closer. We are going to expand the front line shoulder to shoulder and carry out the final defense of the millennial struggle.
Karagül should heed:
“Behold, therefore I will bring strangers upon thee, the terrible of the nations: and they shall draw their swords against the beauty of thy wisdom, and they shall defile thy brightness. They shall bring thee down to the pit, and thou shalt die the deaths of [them that are] slain in the midst of the seas.” (Ezekiel 28:7-8)
“They” pertains to these powerful nations and the term “terrible” implies to being “terrible in battle,” “most powerful,” “strongest fortresses.” God will rise up several nations who will carry out His judgment and attack the Antichrist in the end where the harlot is burned and ravished and the virtuous woman sings with joy:
Too many today read the Bible narcissistically. Many books have been written that place the West at the center of prophecy and interpret history through a Western-centric lens. Far too many Westerners have missed the obvious fact that the Bible is thoroughly Middle Eastern. In the Biblical worldview, Jerusalem is the center of the earth, not Europe or America. The biblical prophecies about the End-Times are no different.
For many years, it has been taught that in the Last-Days literally every nation of the earth – including the United States – will be utterly dominated by the Antichrist; there will be no place to escape from the dreaded Mark of the Beast; every last nation of the world will come against Jerusalem. Zechariah 12 is usually used to validate the theory, as is the Apostle John. After all, the Antichrist will be given “authority over every tribe, people, language, and nation,” (Revelation 13:7).
This would seem like an ironclad case for the Antichrist ruling the globe, including the United States, which he uses in his march against Jerusalem. It is this dilemma that caused many to believe that the United States will be taken over by Antichrist.
Before we attempt to solve this issue, it is necessary to clarify the dilemma. For this, we can ask a Jesus-style question: does the usage of the phrase, “the whole earth” and “every tribe, tongue and nation” in the Bible mean “the entire globe”? If so, then did Nebuchadnezzar in Daniel 4:1 send his letter to every nation, tribe and tongue in the “entire globe”?
“Nebuchadnezzar the king, unto all people, nations, and languages, that dwell in all the earth; Peace be multiplied unto you.” (Daniel 4:1)
“O king, the Most High God gave your father Nebuchadnezzar sovereignty and greatness and glory and splendor. Because of the high position he gave him, all the peoples and nations and men of every language dreaded and feared him,” (Daniel 5:18, 19).
“Men of all nations came to listen to Solomon’s wisdom, sent by all the kings of the world, who had heard of his wisdom,” (I Kings 4:34)
Did anyone visit Solomon from China?
“Howbeit every nation made gods of their own, and put them in the houses of the high places which the Samaritans had made, every nation in their cities wherein they dwelt,” (2 Kings 17:29).
Did the inhabitants of every last nation of the earth have Samaritan gods in their homes?
“the kings of Assyria have laid waste all the nations, and their countries.” Isaiah 37:18
Did King Sennacherib of Assyria actually destroy all nations on the face of the earth?
“As I was considering, suddenly a male goat came from the west, across the surface of the whole earth,” (Daniel 8:5).
Did Alexander the Great occupy the whole earth?
So then, let us offer a new perspective regarding the end-times verses:
Zechariah 14:2 “For I will gather all the nations to Jerusalem for battle”
Matthew 25:32 “I will also gather all nations”
Joel 3:2 “I will gather all nations”
Such verses should not be isolated. In context, Zechariah 12 only encompasses the surrounding nations:
“I am going to make Jerusalem a cup that sends all the surrounding peoples reeling. Judah will be besieged as well as Jerusalem. On that day, when all the nations of the earth are gathered against her, I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock for all the nations. All who try to move it will injure themselves,” (Zechariah 12:2-3).
In Joel 3:12 we find the same:
“Let the nations be wakened, and come up to the Valley of Jehoshaphat; For there I will sit to judge all the surrounding nations.”
“The surrounding peoples” and “all the nations of the earth” are two references pertaining to the same people; “all the nations” and “the earth” is not the entire globe, though the translation may seem to allude to it as such. The problem is that the translation at times makes it difficult since – in English – “the earth” tends to mean “the entire globe” and in Hebrew the word “Eretz” commonly means “the land” and not “the entire globe.”
Then we have the culture. In ancient Hebrew, we find a grammatical construct that makes emphatic statements in order to convey a point, whereas using hyperbole is extremely common in eastern cultures. Elaborating on the exceptions would entirely blunt the impact of the statement. For instance, imagine a speed limit sign that listed the exceptions painted on it, “speed limit 55—except ambulances, fire trucks, police giving chase, etc.” Thus, exceptions cannot be ruled out on the basis of exclusive language. This type of language is actually found quite frequently in the Bible. Throughout the prophecies of end-times the Bible is speaking of a regional war and not global (Ezekiel 36:4, 5, Psalm 79:12, Jeremiah 12:14, Ezekiel 28-32).
One common argument I always get is an objection that “the earth” is meant to be “the known world,” that today’s “known world” must then encompass the entire globe. This assumption is false since all “Four Beasts” in Daniel chapter 7 arise out of “the Great Sea” (Daniel 7:2). “The Great Sea” is the Mediterranean region, not the entire globe. That with all the literal nations of end-times encompasses only the Middle East and Asia Minor. If the first beast (Babylon), second beast (Medo-Persia) and third beast (Greece) all were out within the “Great Sea” (Mediterranean) then the fourth beast of Daniel 7 could only pertain to the Mediterranean Sea as well.
To make the Antichrist rule a global one, many western interpreters today allegorize “The Great Sea” as “the sea of humanity.” In so doing, we lose the meaning and the intent of the prophecy. This reference to “The Great Sea” cannot be an allegory pertaining to the “sea of humanity” since every verse in the Bible refers to “The Great Sea” as the Mediterranean Sea (see Num 34:6-7, Jos 1:4, Jos 9:1, Jos 15:12, Jos 15:47, Jos 23:4, Ezek 47:10, 15, 19, 20, Ezek 48: 28).
The Bible makes every effort to clarify that the nations surrounding Israel are the ones to which it is referring:
“And render unto our neighbors sevenfold into their bosom their reproach, wherewith they have reproached thee, O Lord,” (Psalm 79:12).
Do Israel’s “neighbors” include The United States? No. This is confirmed in many places in the Bible:
“Thus Says Jehovah against all mine evil neighbors that touch the inheritance which I have caused my people Israel to inherit,” (Jeremiah 12:14). The neighbors are all Muslim.
In the Bible, Antichrist “will devour the whole earth, trampling it down and crushing it” (Daniel 7: 23), yet several prophecies state that Antichrist will be confronted and will not take over the globe (Daniel 11:40-45, Daniel 11:30, Ezekiel 28:7-8).
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