The U.S. And Turkish Forces Coming Into Military Conflict. Erdogan Is Confronting The ‘Strongest Fortresses’ In His Push To Control The Region


By Walid Shoebat

U.S. President Donald Trump urged Turkey yesterday to curtail its military operation into Syria urging not to bring U.S. and Turkish forces into conflict. But sooner or later, the U.S. and Turkey must clash. So is Erdogan coming close to “confront” “the strongest fortresses” as predicted in Daniel 11:39?

We ought to pay close attention to that part of the world where things could turn on a dime. Isaiah and Ezekiel gave us a series of events that define Antichrist’s expedition. These are Syria, Egypt, Arabia, Iraq and North Africa.

This is exactly what we see Turkey’s Erdogan focusing on these days. And its not only a plan, but action is speaking louder than rhetoric, as we see Erdogan quickly and incrementally expanding his military muscle into the Red Sea area, Sudan, Qatar, Somalia, Iraq and Syria while the world remains asleep.

Students of prophecy fail to see the link for a simple reason. For example, when they saw Syria in turmoil, most focused on “the destruction of Damascus” mentioned in Isaiah 17 while they excluded other prophecies. Yet isolating one chapter ignores the bigger picture: these prophecies encompass much territory. Antichrist is not simply “the Assyrian”, he is “King of Babylon” (Iraq/Arabia) and at the same time, he is “Pharaoh of Egypt” and he also “confronts the strongest fortresses” (Daniel 11:39).

This combination is key.

He is also Gog of Magog (Asia Minor). And him being “Pharaoh of Egypt” means that he later on invades and rules over Egypt. Erdogan is coming closer to Egypt as he positions his military in the Red Sea.

Then the prophets reveal that he is possessed with Lucifer himself.

Antichrist comes as “Gog” and as “King of Babylon” and as “Pharaoh of Egypt” and as “The Assyrian” and as “the man of sin” where God provided ample explanations to his rise, his alliances, even including when he and his cohorts and allies are cast into hell and even names his allies one by one in Ezekiel 28 to Ezekiel 39.

We must view the Antichrist in such combination and not isolate chapters and verses.

Yet the same students rarely if ever do follow the news to see who is attempting such combined control of such region. They focus on Erdogan’s desire to rule Jerusalem and not realize that Antichrist wants more.

So this week we read the headlines revealing that Erdogan of Asia Minor, the Gog of Turkey, isn’t backing down from his threat to invade Manbij in Syria after he’s done in Afrin. He’s now saying that he’ll attack Manbij even if it risks a military confrontation with the US (the strongest fortress). The U.S. currently has forces in the city along with the Kurdish SDF:

REUTERS – President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday Turkey would extend its military operation in Syria to the town of Manbij, a move that could potentially bring Turkish forces into confrontation with those of their NATO ally the United States.

CNN Turk is reporting that Trump and Erdogan have already spoken on the phone yesterday, and that Trump warned Erdogan not to risk a confrontation with US forces:

In a blatant move, Erdogan warned the U.S., that his country would expand its military operation in Syria to include the city of Manbij. He even pointed that his move could put the Turkish forces in confrontation with the United States.

Erdogan is already challenging the strongest fortress.

So will the Trump administration risk war with Turkey over these areas of Syria? Are these prophecies about to spark in fulfillment into an escalating war?

Answer: Not yet.

First of all, both realize that the United States does not have any reliable military partner in Syria other than the Kurds. Secondly, The United States involvement in Syria is its hope to use the YPG’s control of the area to give it the diplomatic muscle it needs to revive U.N.-led talks in Geneva on a deal that would end Syria’s civil war and eventually lead to the ouster of President Bashar Assad.

Such ‘ouster’ is what both, the U.S., and Turkey wants after all.

Both have, and are openly collaborating with the Islamist Free Syrian Army (FSA).

Trump (as we have predicted he will do) is less focused on foreign policy than he is focused on ‘making America great again’.

This ‘greatness’ is to expand U.S. economic might and not international control.

He is unlikely to commit more troops or covert operators to Syria, even if Turkey made a move from Afrin to Manbij.

Therefore, Turkey will enter Syria and establish the buffer zone of control and with this it encroaches to consume much flesh later on.

Thirdly, the United States has little pressure it can apply on Turkey given that the U.S. military is heavy dependent on a Turkish base to carry out air strikes in Syria against anyone, be it Bashar al-Assad or the Islamic State. The U.S. also risks losing its base with a bundle of nuclear weapons stationed on the Incirlik base.

Therefore, Turkey’s confrontation with the “strongest fortress” (the U.S.) has to wait till the last straw breaks the elephant’s back.

But what about the bigger picture?

Erdogan’s expedition goes beyond Syria. Reuters last month even states that this expedition into North Africa is to revive what was once under Ottoman hegemony.

His expedition into North Africa is also going according to plan. He is now expanding his military fortresses in the Sudanese island of Suakin on the Red Sea. The ultimate goal of Turkey’s presence in Sudan is a military one. Erdogan said in his speech, given at the University of Khartoum, that defense industry will be among the major investments that Turkey will make in Sudan. The strategic reason for Turkey to be in the Sudanese island of Suakin is historical.

Turkey is expanding its hegemony in Africa in the name of “rebuilding” and reinvigorating its authority in the Muslim world as a global power.

Erdogan is now looking to expand towards Chad and then Tunisia (part of biblical Phut), where these too will follow in his footsteps. His alliances with north Africa (biblical Phut), Sudan and Somalia (biblical Cush) and Iran (biblical Persia) is being formed. So far what we have stated decades ago, on how the neo-Ottomans will create its Antichrist empire is coming to fruition, exactly as we stated. Accuracy, patience and long-suffering is key in comprehending the events to come.

Ultimately, this is about reviving the Ottoman Empire, and the Sudanese, the Somalis, the Chadians and the Tunisians — that is, the people of Cush and Phut — are receiving Turkey in Submission just as we predicted they will do.

But it is Egypt, that Daniel is clear about; it is taken by military might. Eventually: “He shall have power over the treasures of gold and silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt; also the Libyans and Ethiopians shall follow at his heels.” (Daniel 11:43)

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Erdogan’s policies to approach Sudan by reviving the history of the Ottoman Empire and deploying forces in different areas in the Middle East and Africa do not satisfy Arabs, especially Egypt.

It will still take years from now until Erdogan’s footsteps repeat the Ottoman Empire, when they fully took control of all Syria, Palestine and Egypt within 500 years ago, from 1516 to 1517.

Students of prophecy must exercise patience. Today, the ”new Ottomans” simply fulfill an event out of hundreds to come.

Headed by Erdoğan, the neo-Ottomans are moving further from Al-Bab into Afrin and next stop is Manbij. Americans entered Manbij and now Turkey will have to go to direct conflict with Syrian forces (covered by the Russian Aerospace Forces) and Kurds (covered by the USA) to expand the control zone in Syria where the victor will be Turkey. The U.S. will simply pull its forces and yield to the Islamists.

This we guarantee will be the outcome. Just be patient.


  • magaforever

    The US government may yield to the Islamists at this point in time but the american people wont.. The turks arent the only people who can become violent..we americans will show them that as soon as they try to make us worship erDOGan

  • bubba

    patience is not easy for me. to live in this lifetime and watch these events unfold is incredible. to have the shoebat family walk us through it is priceless. Lord bless the shoebat family and all the writers on :o)

  • Nancy Diniro

    Thank you for the reminder of patience. These are incredible times we live in. God bless you all.

  • ChristianAmericanCrusader

    Excellent update!! We are clearly seeing the Ottoman Empire being rebuilt, just as predicted long ago. Erdogan definitely has been quite busy lately.

    While we are seeing the prophetic pieces of the puzzle incrementally unfold in our days, we must indeed exercise patience.

    Absolutely love what you said here, which is so critical and key as you always have been so diligent in reminding us this very fact:

    “Accuracy, patience and long-suffering is key in comprehending the events to come.”

    Amen, Brother Walid.

  • susan

    I found this in honor of Constantine.
    Apparently disquis is labeling all his comments as SPAM on this website so nothing he comments on shows up.

    • AnthonyM

      There are a lot of deleted commments on that page. And the anti-semitic one stays.

      • Signs of the times Anthony. Signs of the times.

      • susan

        I went back and looked. That’s very sad. A wicked stew is brewing…

  • AnthonyM

    Seems right the US will avoid direct conflict with our ally Turkey at this time. The Russians have pulled back a bit already for the same reason. Not the right battle at the right time.

    • The ball will bounce the way the ball will bounce. We watch the game. The scores are pre-determined.

  • lewjac3

    Jerusalem will never fall to the turks

  • Doc

    Tick tock tick tock tick tock….time is winding down

  • Methusalem

    I think all of these Antichrist nations — including Europe and America — will be divided — politically, geographically, spiritually. I accept your advice for patience, and I was patient enough to wait for the Sunday Special till Friday, Walid.

    I’m convinced that there won’t be USA, Europe, Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia sometime soon. Do those nations feel the vibration?

  • susan

    Hi Lidia! :). Erdogan is the sneaky proud one. He’ll do exactly as Walid says because Walid has correctly interpreted our bible scriptures. He’s under demonic influence and even possession at times, if not yet complete possession.
    I’m having issues with Facebook. It’s been knocking me off for the past year or so whenever I share articles on Shoebat. My friends have to come back and find me because i rarely actually use it for everyday stuff. For now it seems calm.

  • Grace Ziem

    I think it likely that Erdogan is the Antichrist. He has changed “times” [Daniel 7:25] in going from a Gregorian to a Hijri [Islamic] calendar and “laws” (increasingly sharia with state-sanctioned beheading). Turkey is the Magog mentioned in Rev 20:8. If a treaty later involves Israel and if Erdogan allows Jewish temple sacrifice, that would be further fulfillment. When those things happen, we are likely in the last 7 years. We are quite a way from that, I think.
    This could be preparation for regime-turf changing to build the multination coalition to invade Israel from the North, as per Ezekial 38. We can’t change much what has been prophesied, but we can educate people, pray and continue to witness.
    Ezekiel 38 describes Gog of Magog (chief prince of Meshek and Tubal) attacking Israel from the North. Ez 38:5-6 “Persia, Cush, and Put will be with them….also Gomer…and Beth Togarmah..from the North with all its troops”. Magog, Gomer, Meshech, Togarmah and Tubal are all Asia minor, modern day Turkey. Persia is Iran. Cush is Sudan &/or Arabian penninsula, and Put likely includes Libya. I think Gog is Erdogan.
    There is a lot of mistaken interpretations for prophesy out there, so if we can educat (with courtesy: no one likes bullies), that can be helpful. Thanks Walid.

  • magaforever

    Thank God it was america and not nazi germany that got to make the world so terrible you ungrateful pos

  • David G

    Erdogan has repeatedly stated that 2023 is the goal to re-establish the Ottoman Empire. Erdogan has also publicly stated that there will be a war between the Crescent and the Cross. I learned of these statements from the articles and videos that Walid and Ted have posted over the last few years. I have also learned over the years that when people consistently state that they are going to do something, they usually do. Therefore, I have absolutely no doubt in my mind that Erdogan is going to do everything in his power to resurrect the Ottoman Empire and attempt to conquer Rome and Jerusalem.

  • ezekiel22

    It has been awhile since I last wrote. Funny but we both agree on the Turkey invasion of Syria. What sucks is the lives this will cost in the long run. While this is indeed important and just like Hitler Erdogan is going to commit his military before it is ready. The German generals wanted at least five years more before any action. Things stay the same. There is something else in the works. Jerusalem.
    Pres. Trump really stirred up a hornets nest by recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. A lot of unreasoned hatred came to the surface. Abbas does not bother me he is a pig. Kerry telling the Palestinian leadership to not worry that Trump will soon be replaced does. Soros saying something similar bothers me. The powers behind these evil men cannot give up power. The UNRWA wants Jerusalem under multi-national rule. My feeling is that they will get just that in order for peace being guaranteed. When that happens/not if it is the beginning of the times of the Gentiles trodding Jerusalem underfoot for 3.5 years. There will be the two prophets appearing then.
    Prophecy is occurring very fast anymore and it is easy to become obsessed with it. However it was not that long ago we had only two sexes and now we have hundreds. What is moral is now called evil. What is evil is applauded as righteous. Death is worshipped and children sacrificed with abortion. Their bodies subjected and sold for experimentation. Eugenics are fast becoming an option in population control. A cult/islam that offers death as a way of life is adored more than the promise of life offered by Jesus. We can’t go much farther like this.

  • ties

    I wonder but as long as the media that is controlled by the ORDER bad mouths him I think he is good.

    • Lidia

      Maybe you are right or it could be a trick to fool the public (Hollywood scripted) or there are 2 Satanic groups competing for world power. I read about this in tradcatknight about the 2 groups. I will try to find it.

  • ties

    When I went to Russia the first time , I was afraid from all the lies and propaganda I was told about Russia. then I learned that Russia was one of the best countries in the world to live…. most free and healthy people in the world,,,Putin don’t allow GMO’s and steroids and antibiotics in the foods they eat. One month paid vacation each year plus 14 paid holidays , free health care , men retire at 60 woman 55. No gax or any sexual marches or sexual propaganda where children are allowed to go. A man can tell a woman she looks nice today and even ask her out without the worries of sexual harassment charges ,getting fired ,or the business losing everything to million dollar law suits. People of different colors can talk and joke with racist charges , losing jobs or the company getting multi million dollar law suits. Russians has much more freedom of speech. Russia as less rules and laws but enforces them . America is the aggressive country in American Occupied Ukraine…. In Syria , Libia , Negro , Sudan ,Iraq ,Afghanistan ,trying very hard to stop peace in Korea. I do love my country but like Elsenhower and Kennedy both said America is being over taking by another… About 5 families want control of the world and have over 90% of the money in the world. They own the American government ( I hope not Trump ) they own our media they own our banks , And or control them…. They own the same in the EU , Canada . Australia ….. I have too think Putin is the worlds best leader , if it wasn’t for the fact he don’t want to kill Russians ,Ukrainian brothers in Ukraine he would be standing in Kiev in 7 days

  • magaforever

    I’m sure if America never existed there would be world peace… Lol go move to wherever you think the most righteous government is

  • Tom_mcewen

    There is something about mankind that desires the end, almost like a moth to the flame. Islam like Christianity believe that there can’t be a beginning until there is an end so we beat the horse to go faster. We can smell the smoke in the air of fire and we can smell a great war coming and we rush to the sounds of the guns. Interesting times ahead.

  • susan

    Hi there! I agree with you. So far erdogan is the one who keeps fulfilling the scriptures regarding the antichrist. I’m not sure what you mean regarding President Trump. I actually like him and I’m glad he’s my President. I just know that wherever the powerful are, satan lies in wait … We must pray for him and for all leaders that they may not fail to remain true to God.

    Thank you foe the information. I’ll take a look at it later. 🙂

  • magaforever

    Lol ya the middle east and all the savage muslims in African nations were so great before America… Lol go to hell faggot I’d knock your teeth out if you talked to me like that in person… Keyboard warrior faggot I’m in Columbus Ohio let me know when you’re here to eat your teeth you big mouth pos… Old commie sjw snowflake faggot