By Walid Shoebat on December 11, 2015
These days we hear of confrontations between Russia and Turkey, Iraq and Turkey, Syria and Turkey, the Kurds and Turkey with no serious war on ISIS.
Even when I look at the media this morning and read headlines like “The Ottomans strike back – Turkey’s race for control is metastasizing in Iraq” I begin to ponder, the world is witnessing a rising Hitler. Then to continue in the article “Erdogan wishes not to defeat ISIL, but endeavor to play the beast to feed his neo-Ottoman dreams” is when I begin to think, did this Muslim author (Catherine Shakdam), study Bible Prophecy or did she simply observe what is being fulfilled right in our times?
“Turkish President Recep Erdogan is walking a fine line indeed this late 2015! From the downing of the Russian jet over Syria to a military incursion into Iraq, this one ambitious head of state is pushing and pulling at dynamics which could unravel the region further, offering radicals’ new grounds to exploit … Behind Erdogan’s presidential facade lies the face of one ruthless Ottoman ruler … There is an actual logic to his seemingly irrational madness … the annexation of former Ottoman provinces.”
Six years ago, the US and its NATO allies carried out a regime-change operation under the excuse of removing dictators in several nations like Libya, Tunisia, Egypt and Syria. Combined with media propaganda campaigns and economic sanctions intended by the Washington-led powers, the idea was to erode Russia’s sphere of influence. Instead they created a vacuum that is being filled by an Ottoman expansion.
So under the guise of removing dictatorships, the effort undermined the sovereign rights of secular states by NATO choosing to support Islamist revolutionaries.
As a result, ISIS was formed, carving swaths of territory to be supported by another ruthless dictator, the rising Hitler of the Mediterranean region, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Then Turkey with its Ottoman aspirations had its eyes on Syria and working with NATO allies began the process of destabilization of Syria. Russia, being an ally of Syria jumped in to defend Bashar Al-Assad.
And now that the chaos is in full force, the war continues to do a regime-change in Syria. All of this created ISIS. As a result, Russia, NATO, Iran, Turkey, are moving in to protect their interests and to do so, they all found the best alibi: THE WAR ON ISIS.
But what we see is not a war on ISIS, instead, today we hear the cyber rattling; Shi’ite paramilitary groups with ties to Iran threatened to use force against Turkey unless it withdrew its troops from Iraqi territory.
Sure, each hits ISIS every now and then, to register a few browny points, but if there is a war on ISIS, why would Iran’s Shiites in Iraq be upset if Turkey sent troops into Iraq to fight Shiite no.1 enemy: ISIS?
If there is a war on ISIS, why would Syria be upset if NATO, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, France … are all supposedly killing ISIS?
And if Turkey wanted to strictly enter Iraq to fight ISIS, why does it refuse to withdraw when the Iraqi horse does not want to drink from the Turkish raging river, that supposedly came for the rescue, by supposedly claiming they came to drown ISIS?
Even Washington had to tell Turkey that it does not support deployments in Iraq without Baghdad’s consent. Why would the U.S. not tell Iraq “hey, its for your own good”, and instead the U.S. knows that Turkey has an ulterior motive?
Things are not what they seem to be.
Thats lesson number one.
Lesson number two is that things are turning on against the western plan. Now that Turkey and Russia want a piece of the action, in which each of these powers want to carve a new sphere of influence.
Turkey never showed interest in Mosul in the past. No one suspected that Turkey would have an incursion into Iraq.
That is when one needs to enter the mind of a paranoid schtzophrinic like Erdogan. Turkey sees Russia, Iran and the West, as nations returning to their old colonial regions. As one of Erdogan’s sycophants in the Turkish media states:
Turkey is also doing the same [return to its Ottoman colonial region]. It needs to, and will do so, because if it does not do this, we will even lose Anatolia. In order to protect Anatolia, it needs to develop a new relationship model with Arabs, Kurds, Iran or whoever else is in the region. If we are comparing President Vladimir Putin’s Russia to Tsarist Russia, if we are mulling over Moscow’s new imperial map, if we are trying to understand why he has turned to Ukraine and south Caucasus, and why he is so aggressively intervening in the Mediterranean and the Middle East through Syria, this is the reason. Russia too has returned to its imperial past. If we now see that Tehran is different compared to the 1979 revolution, if we are seeing a new Persian expansion, and trying to grasp the meaning of its intervention from Yemen to Lebanon and lastly to Syria, this is the reason. Iran has also chosen to be imperial rather than Islamic, to go beyond the traditional Persian map and become a regional hegemony. It too has brought down its old plans from the shelves and is eyeing an ambitious expansion map in the entire region from the Persian Gulf to the Mediterranean and Red Sea.
Is this Muslim author too reading the Bible, or is he simply observing what is being fulfilled which matches Scripture prediction? The two rising powers of what used to be Greece (The Leopard) and Persia (The bear) in Revelation 13, out of the “Great Sea” (Daniel 7:2) is the power peg of this rising beast and the “Great Sea” is the Mediterranean sea (region) where he arises from.
This is what Daniel the prophet and John the prophet spoke of.
In other words, besides the Ottoman, what is arising is the Persian Empire.
While some see Russia as the biblical bear, biblically and historically this is Persia.
While Russia arises and does have a bear symbol, this is confirming to some that this is the biblical threat spoken of by Ezekiel 38. But Scripture confirms the names “Persia” and “Elam” in several prophecies which is a discussion for another time.
And then we have the Greco-Roman Leopard, the Turkish neo-Ottoman expansion in the region. Turkey now officially entered Iraq and is currently working through the Nujaifis and the Barzanis in establishing its own sphere of influence in northern Iraq. The Nujaifis are led by Osama Abdul Aziz al-Nujaifi who is initiating a new pro-Turkey Sunni party separate from the the pro-Iran Shiite government. Turkey is also using the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) which maintains close economic ties with Turkey. So by that Turkey has an entry point into northern Iraq to carve a Sunni-stan, to stop what they fear, a Russian-Iranian-Syrian axis that it could not defeat in Syria.
Turkey Backing ISIS and is entering Iraq strictly for ‘Neo-Ottoman’ foreign policy.
This also gets to show that the Kurds in Iraq (who are allying with Turkey) will not remain a western ally. We have predicted this on several past articles. The Kurds and the Turks will always use the West including democracy for a ride until this vehicle takes them to the next stop, Islamic tyranny.
Tonight Mrs. Kurd did not mind sleeping around with her old Ottoman lover.
The Turkish “fatlings of Bashan” (Ezekiel 39:18) with its mighty men of war and armor are based in a Christian-Yezidi town, the aforementioned Bashiqa.
On a side note, can anyone in the world explain, why would God-Almighty call the warriors of Gog “fatlings of Bashan” if Gog was Russian? Even in the very prophecies about the Messiah, they all parallel when the Muslim armies surround Jerusalem: “Many bulls have surrounded Me; Strong bulls of Bashan have encircled Me” (Psalm 22:12). Bashan points to either Syria or Bashan in the Caucasus in the southern regions of Russia, but never Russia proper.
Even the Kurdish press (which in the past had an animosity with Turkey) is treading more carefully, reporting the love-affair, without full comment on the ramifications. Turkish military trainers are already at the camp to train the Hashid Watani (national mobilization), a force made up of mainly Sunni Arab former Iraqi police and volunteers from Mosul.
Given Turkey’s bad relations with YPG and PKK (including persecution of Kurds in Turkey), and it’s clashes with Russia, and sour relations with Assad, Russia and Iran, Turkey is reaching out to Kurdistan as part of a larger alliance with the Gulf.
Hakim al-Zamili, the head of Iraq’s parliamentary committee on security and defense who said on Sunday that Iraq “may soon ask Russia for direct military intervention in response to the Turkish invasion and the violation of Iraqi sovereignty.”
This spells out more military conflicts that will later on require peaceful resolutions and negotiations.
What it all now boils down to is that Turkey is terrified that the ‘alliance’ fighting ISIS is uniting Iran, Iraqi Shiites and the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), as well as Hezbollah, with Russia which now has supremacy in Syria.
This became prevalent after Russia made minced-meat out of Turkey’s Turkmen fifth column in Syria. Today Turkey not only has its eyes on northern Iraq, but literally is invading its northern region. And so what becomes of Egypt, Libya and other states?
The writing is already on the wall.
If Turkey cannot carve Syria to become its lion share of the deal, then Iraq is free-game.
In other words, the Ottoman dream and its expansionist ideas must be implementation and it already is. It has to start somewhere. Turkey sees Russia, Iran and Iraq have become a joint front and this alliance is joined by Syria. That too terrifies the Leopard which will consume without ever changing its ancient spots.
Carving up Syria and Iraq becomes the bone of contention which eventually must be divided up between Turkey and Iran. Its what we’ve been talking about for years on how the bear (Iran) and the Leopard (Turkey) will have to settle the matter, even if skirmishes occur, eventually by peace and not by major war as some assume.
Turkey and Iran cannot afford warring over Iraq or Syria since Iran cannot afford loosing its relationship with Turkey. Turkey and Iran have a common interest in preventing an independent Kurdish nation. The more the United States supports the Iraqi Kurds there will be a greater danger of an Iranian-Turkish alliance which is what we project will happen.
Iran and Turkey are locked into an alliance. Erdoğan even sacrificed Fethullah Gülen on the altar of Iranian-Turkish unity and it even clashed with Israel over several issues’ like the Gaza Flotilla and Erodgan’s foreign minister Ahmet Davutoglu’s made much effort to improve ties with Iran.
MILITARY ESCALATION. RUSSIA WILL GAIN THE MORAL GROUND.
Again, if Syria believed that the war is on ISIS, why is it that Russia is the only country whose military aircraft are legally deployed in Syria which Moscow gained the full consent of the Syrian government?
This is a crucial question. It shows what really is going on. Syria has ample reason not to trust anyone besides Russia. All the others do not have consent from Damascus because Damascus knows that the interest is to remove secularism and install Islamists who oppose Bashar Al-Assad and Russia.
Syria soon will exercise its right and demand the eviction of all nations from the skies of Syria. After all, when Turkey downed the Russian jet, it was argued by Turkey and Obama who said that Turkey had “every right to protect its skies” regardless that the evidence shows that the Russian fighter jet did not breach Turkish territory.
So who now can argue the moral grounds if Syria exercises its rights to blow every jet it does not authorize, especially that Syria now is ready to deploy the fearsome S-300 air-defence system supplied by its Russian ally? Turkey realizing that in the meanwhile it does not have this slice of the pie moved to Iraq awaiting Russia’s exit.
The anti-aircraft surface-to-air missiles will give Syria control over its territory and the capability to shoot down any intrusive warplane or missile. We are getting closer to the spark that will ignite a mess.
It’s a top-of-the range weapon surpassing the American Patriot missile system which can take out any modern fighter plane or missile, including Cruise missiles, at a range of up 150 kilometres and an altitude of 27 kilometers and they are ready for deployment at various locations across Syria.
Soon Syria will enforce a curfew on its skies, any country using its airspace without coordinating with Damascus will be viewed as hostile and will be shot off the sky and just as Turkey did, without any warning. Those willing to fight terrorism must coordinate with Syrian military leadership to be granted safe corridors. This of course will be only Russia. Russia’s ally, the Shiites in Iraq and Iran will also begin to pressure Turkey escalating this conflict.
Now U.S., France, Germany, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar’s led bombing will be under Russia’s control (via its ally Syria) and the game will change. Russia is the only country whose military aircraft are legally deployed in Syria because Moscow has the full consent of the Syrian government. All the seven foreign powers deploying their warplanes to bomb Syrian territory are in violation of international law.
But the day will come when God raises seven shepherds who will defeat the Ottoman tyrant (Micah 5:2).
This will include the armies of the North (Russia) and the armies of the East (China). The dignified women of Russia and the dignified women of China will finally seek justice from the rape and pillage of both Turkey and Japan