Category: Gog-Ezekiel 38 & 39

The Gog Of Turkey’s Invasion Of Iraq Escalates The War With Russia As He Expands His Ottoman Invasion

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.
Surprised?
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.
Surprise!
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

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El-Sisi in Athens to press forward on big Egyptian-Greek-Israeli gas deal

DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 9, 2015, 1:51 PM (IDT)
Egyptian President Abdel Fatteh El-Sisi has arrived in Athens for three days of talks with Greek Prime Minister Alex Tsipras on a plan for establishing the first ever Mediterranean consortium for the joint exploitation of Israeli, Egyptian and Cypriot off-shore gas wells. debkafile’s Middle East sources disclose in an exclusive report.
Tuesday, Dec. 8, when Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu defended his government’s handling of Israel’s offshore gas bonanza in a briefing to the Knesset Economy Committee, he faced a barrage of opposition criticism, much of which focused on unfounded claims that Egypt had dropped out of a deal for the purchase of Israeli gas.
The consortium, in advanced negotiation between the Egyptian president, Greek Prime Minister Alexs Tsipras and Binyamin Netanyahu, is designed for two goals. which are to satisfy the gas requirements of Greece, Cyprus, Israel, Jordan, Egypt and the Palestinian Authority, and to export the remainder to Europe.
The three parties are studying three alternative plans:
1. Transfer the Mediterranean gas to Greece and then pipeline it to Europe: Greek Prime Minister Tsipras raised this option with Netanyahu during his unexpected visit to Jerusalem on Nov. 26. He proposed linking the Israeli gas fields, especially the largest Leviathan well, with the Cypriot offshore Aphrodite gas field and Egypt’s Zohr Mediterranean field, and so make it possible to transfer the gas to Greece and from there to Europe.
Tsipras maintained that the European Union, of which Greece is a member, would consider taking part in the construction of the new pipeline networks together with the gas terminals necessary for exporting it.
2. Transfer the gas of all three countries via Turkey.
3. Build a pipeline from the Israeli oil port city of Ashkelon to Egypt. Western Egypt has two giant gas-processing facilities on its Mediterranean coast, one owned by British Gas and the other by Spain’s Union Fenosa Gas. They could transform the gas to LNG for shipping by tanker to Europe.
In his briefing to the Knesset committee, Netanyahu maintained, “The bottom line is that I see the supply of gas as the basis for protecting (Israel’s) national security, and we need to be strong in order to gain alliances and make peace.”
In Athens, the Egyptian President echoed those sentiments when he said: “More cooperation is needed in these difficult times and in this sensitive area. Such cooperation could be in the exploitation of mineral resources, it could be an economic cooperation and even a military cooperation,” he said.
In other words, joint exploitation of the Mediterranean gas fields will enable the countries of the region to confront the security challenges that they face, as well as facilitate economic cooperation and joint military efforts to protect the gas fields and pipelines.
debkafile’s sources report that El-Sisi, Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades and the Israeli and Greek prime ministers are planning a summit meeting in the coming days to bring forward and seal a deal for the economic consolidation of the Egyptian, Israeli and Cypriot gas fields and the means for exporting the gas.
Despite the arguments put forward against the government’s handling of the gas issue by Knesset members, including opposition leader Yitzhak Herzog and loudest opponent of the gas deal, his fellow party member Shelly Yachimovich, the key facts are indisputable.
Their party, the Zionist Union, constantly advocates a quest for peace based on regional alliances. Yet when an important regional alliance becomes feasible, on the basis of cooperation in the exploitation of Mediterranean gas, its leaders try and shout it down. They are even proposing to endlessly delay the entire project by petitions to Israel’s Supreme Court. This step would make one of Israel’s leading political parties guilty of frustrating one of the most important and productive political and security-related developments Israel has attained in recent years.

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Israel Defeated Russian Made S-300 Air Defense Systems in Military Drills

Israel has quietly tested ways of defeating an advanced air-defence system that Russia has deployed in the Middle East and that could limit Israel’s ability to strike in Syria or Iran, military and diplomatic sources said.
The sources said a Russian S-300 anti-aircraft system, sold to Cyprus 18 years ago but now located on the Greek island of Crete, had been activated during joint drills between the Greek and Israeli air forces in April-May this year.
The activation allowed Israel’s warplanes to test how the S-300’s lock-on system works, gathering data on its powerful tracking radar and how it might be blinded or bluffed.
One defense source in the region said Greece had done so at the request of the United States, Israel’s chief ally, on at least one occasion in the past year. It was unclear whether Israel had shared its findings with its allies.
“Part of the maneuvers involved pitting Israeli jets against Greek anti-aircraft systems,” one source said. Two other sources said the Crete S-300 was among the systems turned on.
The sources spoke to Reuters on condition they not be identified by name or nationality. The Greek and Israeli militaries declined to confirm or deny any use of the S-300 system during drills held in the Eastern Mediterranean last April-May or similar exercises in 2012 and 2010.
A senior Greek Defence Ministry official, asked whether the system was operating during Greek-Israeli military exercises, said: “At this moment the S-300 is not in operation.” He said Athens’ general policy was not to permit any other country to test the system’s abilities.
The S-300, first deployed at the height of the Cold War in 1979, can engage multiple aircraft and ballistic missiles up to 300 km (186 miles) away. Israel is concerned by Russia’s plan to supply S-300s to Iran.
Israel says Egypt, with which it has a cold peace, has bought a variant of the system. The Israelis also worry about Moscow’s announcement last month that it will deploy the S-300 or the kindred system S-400 from its own arsenal in Syria, in response to Turkey’s shooting down of a Russian jet there.
Israel has bombed Syrian targets on occasion and is loath to run up against the Russians. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has met President Vladimir Putin at least twice in recent weeks to discuss coordination and try to avoid accidents.
LEARNING FROM FRIENDS
Igor Sutyagin, a Russian military expert with the Royal United Services Institute in London, said that for Israel training against the Crete S-300 would be “precisely what you need” to study the system’s radar frequency, pattern and reach.
“If you know all these details then you are perfectly fitted to replicate this same signal, which means you have a chance to imitate, to sort of bluff-echo” the S-300, he said.
“You can brutally jam it,” he said. “You can take the signal and return it, and then you send another ping which imitates the same signal. So instead of one target, the radar operator sees three, five or 10 and he does not know where to fire.”
Tal Inbar, senior scholar for the Fisher Institute for Air and Space Strategic Studies near Tel Aviv, said S-300s in areas where Israel operates or might want to operate would challenge its advanced, U.S.-backed military – but not insuperably so.
“In general, any system can be defeated this way or that. Some are harder and some are easier,” he said. “The rule of thumb is that if your friends have a system that you are interested in, you can learn all kinds of things about it.”
The Crete S-300 was originally bought by Cyprus in 1997, triggering a vitriolic response from Turkey, its decades-old adversary. Under pressure from Britain and NATO, then Cypriot President Glafcos Clerides agreed to store the S-300 on Crete. A 2007 Greek-Cypriot arms swap formally transferred it to Athens.
Greece has experienced a boom in ties with Israel since Israel’s once-strong alliance with Turkey broke down in 2010.
After this year’s joint drill, Israel’s official air force journal said maneuvers had involved all of Greece’s air combat arm and “other apparatuses”. It offered no details, but quoted an Israeli air force captain as saying the exercise had fostered “flexibility in thinking and dealing with the unknown”.

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Russia And Turkey Sounding The Drumbeats Of World War III

By Walid Shoebat
The Middle East is looking more like the Hindenburg hydrogen filled blimp where a spark could ignite it up in flames anytime soon. Today we hear of one spark coming from Poland which wants NATO nukes to counter what it considers Russia threat. Then we have Turkey igniting fire-works at every Russian blimp as it has already imposed restrictions on Russian cargo ships at the Bosporus Strait delaying their passage through the waterway in a “clear violation” of international norms. We even see one Russian soldier who was spotted atop a Russian warship Caesar Kunikov, with a shoulder-fired missile while crossing the Bosporus. This is yet another spark that could ignite from a simple trigger to a complex war. Then we have Turkey entering Iraq, uninvited, with troops on the ground, while the Iraqi government is screaming for it to leave while crying out to the world: “military occupation”.
A Russian soldier was spotted atop a Russian warship Caesar Kunikov, with a shoulder-fired missile while crossing the Bosporus. It was considered a move that Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu called a “provocation.”
Following the downing of a Russian jet by two Turkish F-16s last week and an increasing Russian military presence in Syria since the incident, Turkey may play its valuable trump card and close its straits to Russian ships if it considers its national security threatened. This will definitely ignite the blimp.
Then we have President Vladimir Putin also ordered the deployment of long-range S-400 air defense missile systems to a Russian air base in Syria just 50 kilometers (30 miles) south of the border with Turkey threatening to shoot down any Turkish jets.
Putin, many falsely think, stands alone, not considering that China might come to the aid of its ally. Turkey is confident since Turkey’s president knows he has such a spiritual influence on the U.S. through his Cushite male slave, Obama, and on Europe, through his Gothic concubine Merkel of Germany.
Don’t you love this photo. Its priceless. Erdogan caressing Obama cheek telling him “Well done my good and faithful slave”
The NATO alliance’s program allows non-nuclear countries like Poland to borrow US missiles, a move by Poland would unlikely be taken kindly by Russia. The Russian leader sits on the world’s second-biggest nuclear arsenal. He has shown he is willing to use force, and to escalate. The East is more stubborn than the West. All nations know that any attempt to confront Russia militarily risks the end of life on the planet and are better not pursued. Putin and his senior associates regularly refer to their nuclear weapons in both public and private meetings with foreigners. Most recently the gadfly Vladimir Zhirinovsky suggested dropping a nuclear weapon in the Bosphorus to obliterate Istanbul.
So will the U.S. stand with Turkey if and when all hell breaks loose? One has to imagine a chess-game between God and the devil. If the devil puts the U.S. as a knight in the chessboard, the United States is overwhelmingly dominant in every part of the military spectrum, from space to cyber via conventional and nuclear weapons, just as the Western alliance with its combined GDP of around $40 trillion, and population of 800 million, is overwhelmingly more powerful than Russia with its GDP of $1.7 trillion and population of 140 million.
That is, unless two things happen. The first is that Russia will win the moral ground. Americans historically always stood with what is right, despite that their government at times could have been elected devils. The second is that the U.S. elections results next year, is a chip in God’s hand, and the Scottish-American highlander, sir Donald Trump wins, then the devil is in checkmate. It is the type of thing where God finally shows up.
And besides all this serious cyber rattling, now in Iraq, Turkey began the deployment process of its troops into Iraq’s sovereignty. Beginning on December 3rd and ended late night December 5th Turkish troops crossed into Iraq with 1,200 soldiers along with 25 tanks and several armored vehicles in the Bashiqa region near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.
We are seeing the trumpets of war sound and it could ignite World War III, which is on the horizon. How fast things moved just in the last month and a week. All this, just right after ‘experts’ were positive when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan attended an opening ceremony for a mosque in Russia with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Yet from the Bible, we said otherwise; the Antichrist, Daniel tells us will be attacked from the north (Russia) and Putin today makes it clear, this is not about tomatoes:
“But if anyone thinks that having committed this awful war crime, the murder of our people, that they are going to get away with some measures concerning their tomatoes or some limits on construction and other sectors, they are sorely mistaken”
Russia is preparing for an “anti-Turkey” posture and the downing of the jet may have been the last straw that broke the Russian-bear’s back. Russia’s negative view of Turkey started some time ago regarding Caucasia, the Mediterranean, Cyprus and beyond. Russia will soon reinforce its anti-Turkey policies with the support of other allies such as Iran (for now), China and India: Turkey’s bad news from the east (Daniel 11:44).
While some think that Turkey’s NATO alliance has many friends, Russia also has a loyalty in the Middle East. Chairman of the Iraqi Parliament’s Security and Defense Committee Hakim al-Zamili already addressed Turkey’s military deployment in Mosul an act of “occupation” and said the Iraqi army was ready to bomb Turkish forces there, another spark that could get the kettle boiling.
The Iraqi parliament’s defense committee chairman calling the move “an incursion.” Zamili said Turkey’s military thus targeting Iraqi sovereignty and added that Iraqi Air Forces informed Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi of the situation and were waiting for his permission to attack Turkish troops. The American faulty understanding of the Middle East created a void that will soon be filled by either Iran or Turkey.
Mosul, a city of more than one million people, was under the control of Northern Iraqi Kurdistan until last year. But in June 2014, ISIS terrorist group seized the biggest city in northern Iraq after heavy clashes with northern Iraqi Kurdish forces.
So now Turkey, like the rest do, is using the ‘War On ISIS’ as an excuse to enter Iraq’s richest oil fields.
And its not only the riches of Iraq that Turkey is interested in. It wants Egypt and Syria (Daniel 11).
A word of eastern wisdom. The Turkish locusts whenever they invade, they always initiate famine and hunger. I learned this from our own history when My grandfather Daud was in the Ottoman army fighting against the British during World War One. All my Grandpa Daud had was a sword, a gun and a horse. He said they were always hungry because the Turks brought a mass starvation throughout the whole land. He and his fellow soldiers would pick the grains and hay out of their horses’ manure, then bake those into crackers to eat.
Even nature switches things around when the chewing locusts and the crawling locusts and the swarming locusts invade (Joel 1:4). Many Arabs would transfer from fighting for the Ottomans when the British gave them bars of chocolate to come fight with them instead. The land had pleanty to give of its yields when the Jew came home and now the Turks are set to invade, even Israel in few years, to take away “their livestock and seize their goods and carry off plunder” (Ezekiel 38:12) because the Turkish locust always brings starvation and war.
It is a spiritual rule-of-thumb, when the Muslim locust marches for war, the earth becomes barren.
Our hatred for the Turk did not stem when only I became Christian. I remember when one time the TV was showing a documentary on the Ottoman Turks and my father got so upset he started cursing. “Why are you so upset?” I asked. “I hate the Turks!” he said. “They brought us nothing but misery, slavery and witchcraft. They took everything green in the land. They destroyed the trees, the land and everything else. They cut down every tree to build railways. There was nothing but hunger and starvation during the time the Turks ruled over this land.” Unlike westerners, the Arab never forgets and neither does the Turk. This will be a repeat of history where the world will plunge into utter chaos.
The stories I heard from my father and grand parents were of poverty and the land didn’t produce much because it was in a severe drought—they would tell me that at one time not a single drop of rain had fallen in what they called seven years of famine. It is a prophecy that is repeated throughout history and is only sparked when the devil rules the earth and is why this coming seven year covenant brings in hell for the earth.
The secular Arab speaking tongue hates the Turk and will always do. A statement from the Iraqi prime minister’s media office said Turkish troops entered its territory without request or permission from Baghdad authorities and called on the forces to leave immediately.
In fact, while so many belabor the Turkish-Kurd hatred for one another, there is a better chance that these two could get along better than the Arab ever getting along with the Turk. The U.S. is blinded by their love-affair with the Kurds. The Turkish Armed Forces in fact, has trained 2,700 Permergas, 2,400 Sunni and 1,400 Turkmen soldiers as a part of the supposed fight against ISIS so far and the trainings will continue.
They say that the movement of Turkish trainer troops from Arbil to Mosul is thought to be a sign of an upcoming ground offensive to retake the city from ISIS. All of the sudden, is Turkey in a love affair with the Kurds, or is it to simply occupy northern Iraq’s oil wealth, then cut a deal with Iran to take its share of the three ribs of Iraq.
It is for these reasons that the east, be it Greek Orthodox or convert Muslims, can figure out Bible Prophecy much better than in the Western who lives in a bubble (no offense).
In the meanwhile, listen, listen closely, you can barely hear it, but I can. I hear it. The sound of the drumbeats. Its the sound of the drumbeats of war and the Greek will soon get what he lost from the years the swarming locusts invaded.

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Russia brings over heavy T-90 tanks to boost three Syrian warfronts

DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 6, 2015, 12:03 PM (IDT)
On Wednesday, Dec. 2, Russia started transferring dozens of advanced T-90 tanks to Syria, debkafile’s military and intelligence sources report. They were moved immediately to two Syrian army fronts fighting rebel forces at the two most important cities, Aleppo and Damascus, and are expected to be sent to beef up the combined Syria, Iranian, Hizballah army poised to recover Palmyra from the Islamic State.
The shipment to the capital was delivered into the hands of the 4th armored division, Syria’s republican guard commanded by Gen. Ali Maher Assad, the younger brother of President Bashar Assad.
The attack on Palmyra in country infested by ISIS forces was scheduled to have begun two weeks ago but was delayed for the arrival of the heavy Russian tanks, among other reasons.
The T-90 weighs 46.5 tons and has a range of 375 kilometers, with an average speed of 45 km per hour under battle conditions or 65 km per hour on roads. It has three layers of defensive systems: composite armor plates on the turret; Kontact-5 third-generation explosive reactive armor on its front, sides, and turret that reduces penetration by kinetic energy bombs; and the “Shtora,” or curtain, an electro-optical active protection system that enables the tank to jam the systems of antitank missiles.
The T-90 also has 12 smoke mortars, a 125 mm cannon and AT-11 Sniper guided antitank missiles. The tank has proven itself in battle in recent years in Russia’s wars in Georgia and Chechnya against forces not unlike the Syrian rebels.
Until last week, Russia kept only a few T-90 tanks in Syria, mainly to protect its military bases around Latakia.
The new shipment, say Western military sources which are monitoring Russian movements, will eventually replace a large part of the Syrian army’s fleet of around 500 operational tanks, mostly T-72s – at least half of which are positioned to defend the capital.
But the pace of delivery will be dictated above all by the time needed for Russian instructors to retrain Syrian tank crews from scratch in the use of T-90s in battle conditions.
It should be noted meanwhile that, while the Syrian rebels have antitank missiles able to take out the T-72, they do not have advanced missiles capable of stopping the much heavier, reactively armed T-90. But the Islamic State does, having captured US-made antitank missiles from the Iraqi armored divisions put to flight in June 2014. Some of those advanced missiles may be presumed to have been passed to ISIS forces in Syria.
For now, the Russian general staff shows no sign of preparing for a wide-scale operation against ISIS in Syria, so the newly-delivered T-90s are not immediately threatened from that quarter.
As far as Israel is concerned, the main worry is that Russian instructors will also be assigned to train Iranian and Hizballah tank crews in the use of the advanced T-90. Once they get hold of these tanks, they will be able to attain their objective of beefing up the Iranian-Hizballah front against Israeli defenses from southern Syria and the Syrian Golan.
Israeli finds cause for concern in the constant expansion of the Russian military presence and involvement in Syria. Preparations for a very long stay are signified by new developments every few days. A permanent Russian military presence in Syria would give Iran and Hizballah cover for a standing military buildup in Syria. This would confront Israel’s vital strategic interests with a major challenge.

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Turkish Submarine Provoking War Against Russian Ship As Erdogan Promotes An Invasion Of Jerusalem Where Muslims Embrace Him As Savior

By Walid Shoebat on December 1, 2015 in Featured, General

By Walid Shoebat
A logistics ship belonging to the Russian navy has encountered a Turkish submarine passing through the Dardanelles toward the Marmara Sea, accompanied by a Turkish coast guard boat became a tense moment across the shores of Çanakkale’s Eceabat showing how close it is for a military confrontation between Russia and Turkey.
The 133-meter ship, the Yauda, arrived at the Dardanelles from the Aegean Sea at around 10 a.m. on Nov. 30. The Yauda reached the coast of Çanakkale in an hour and five minutes and traversed the strait by 1:15 p.m.
The crossing is also noteworthy due to its timing, as it came during a period in which Turkish-Russian relations have been strained due to Turkey’s downing of a Russian fighter jet due to its violation of Turkish airspace, as Turkey claims.

The Dardanelles. The video showing the tense moment between the Yauza and the Turkish sub was shot from the Turkish city of Canakkale.
If Ankara wants to retaliate against Russia for the raft of economic sanctions The Kremlin slapped on Turkey over the weekend, closing the Bosphorus Strait might be a better idea than attempting to do without Russian gas.
After all, Turkey gets more than half of its gas from Gazprom, and given Erdogan’s support for the various rebels battling for control of Syria, this might not be an opportune time for Ankara to try and negotiate with Iran for more supply.
Closing the Bosphorus however, would achieve two things. First, it would send a message to Moscow that not only will Ankara not apologize for inexplicably blowing a Russian Su-24 warplane out of the sky, Turkey will in fact escalate the situation further. Second, it would cut Russia off from a key supply route to Latakia. That’s not to say Moscow wouldn’t get there eventually, but Turkey could make things exceptionally inconvenient by blockading the strait.
Turkish submarines are no small issue. Turkish Naval Forces possess four Gür-class submarines, which are considered one of the best diesel-electric submarines in the world. Based on the German firm HDW’s export-oriented Type 209 T2/1400 models, the Gürs are armed with submarine-launched Harpoon anti-ship missiles (UGM-84), as well as the British-made Tigerfish and German-made DM2A4 heavy torpedoes. The Turkish submarines are also equipped with state-of-the-art detection and targeting systems, which turn these platforms into silent and deadly hunters that would threaten the Russian surface action group positioned in the eastern Mediterranean. Given the Syria-based Russian naval task force’s shortcomings in anti-submarine warfare (ASW), the Gür submarines give immense leverage to the Turkish side.
The place where this confrontation happened is significant both historically and prophetically. Erdogan of Turkey is telling the Christian world, that the waterways are his and that he also has his eye on Jerusalem. A video of Erdogan’s voice sharing an inspired dream he had entering the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. The video circulates the Muslim world depicting Erdoğan as “the conqueror of al-Aqsa Mosque (Temple Mount)” showing as he is a voice stemming from the heavens above:
It is as if the voice came from the heavens where Muslims in Jerusalem listen while gazing at the sky to hear Erdogan’s real voice coming from God himself:
I have seen the Holy Mount in the dream
It was as a child crying
I bowed and put my forehead on the ground
And it was as if a river gushed under it
I have seen the Temple Mount in the dream
It told me to send my peace to its people
I cannot take this separation from the Temple Mount any longer
There Islam will embrace me once more
A “river gushing under it,” sending “peace” and “Islam embracing me once more” says a lot that needs interpretation. The spirit speaking to Erdogan is giving him a multifaceted prophecy. He holds the “living waters that shall flow from Jerusalem …” (Zechariah 14:8). “The river” under Jerusalem “is mine” says Erdogan. This is an argument against Christ. This is the dragon who gushes forth a flood and it will stem from his dominion when he sets his palace in Jerusalem. (Revelation 11-12, Daniel 11:45)
In no way Erdogan made this up on his own. It was inspired to him from the underworld. He is speaking of his spirit. “Islam [in Jerusalem] will embrace me once more,” Erdogan believes that his spirit was in Jerusalem before. And as the re-incarnation of Muhammad he descends back to the Temple Mount again (as a second time) where the citizens of Jerusalem will see him and hear him descending as seen in the video. It is as if he was Muhammad himself who has been there in Al-Isra’ Wal-Mi’raj: Muhammad’s ascension to heaven and descent to Jerusalem which is holy to all Muslims.
It all links. In Erzincan, central Turkey, Erdogan said he is the cause of goodness: “descending from heaven over all Muslim nations”. Erdogan is referring to when Muhammad “ascended to heaven” claiming, as it says in Isaiah 14:13 regarding Antichrist: “I will ascend to heaven; above the stars of God”. Muhammad described his journey claiming to meet God who ordered him to rule over all of mankind, angels and the whole multitudes of demons. Muhammad also claimed to be Khalifat-u-Allah (Vicar of Allah).
Erdogan wants not only to establish a presidential system where one man rules, as he is currently attempting to change the constitution, but such a presidential position becomes the Khalifat (Caliph).
Erdogan added: “When you mention the word ascension; the first thing that comes to mind is Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa Mosque”. And lest we think that such ascension to heaven (the fascination of Erdogan) is strictly Lucifer, the Bible shows that such manifestation is also regarding Antichrist as the Bible adds: “Is this the man who made the earth tremble?” (v. 16)
This angel has manifested in a man. Antichrist claims to have ascended to heaven: “you have said in your heart, I will ascend to heaven” (v. 13).
These days, prophecy is adding up day by day. The Temple Mount, the Dardanelles, confronting Russia, the Suez Canal in Egypt, and even a new canal Erdogan wants to carve involves demonic visions and dreams that Erdogan is personally experiencing and sharing with the Muslim world.
Where the submarine confronted the Russian ship is on Çanakkale (The Gallipoli Campaign) on the Dardanelles. There in 1915, during the First World War, British Empire and France attempted to capture the Ottoman capital of İstanbul and secure a sea route to Russia. The Royal Navy failed to force the Dardanelles and suffered severe losses. During a series of operations, HMS Triumph, HMS Ocean, HMS Goliath, HMS Irresistible and the French battleship Bouvet were all sunk. The French submarine Q84 Joule and the Australian submarine AE2 were also destroyed and several other important ships were crippled too.
In yesterdays incident, Erdogan reminds the world of Çanakkale (The Gallipoli Campaign):
Turkey’s control over water ways will become a major factor in the Battle of Armageddon where Turkey will confront Christian nations on use of rivers. All this brings us to learn more about Turkey’s emerging Sultan-Antichrist who is also called “Pharaoh King of Egypt” (Ezekiel 29:3), the “Assyrian” and “King of Babylon”. But one thing we know for sure, that all these are Gog “the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal” which every historian agrees: Meshech and Tubal are in Turkey, not Russia.
In Ezekiel 28 there can be no doubt that this is Satan, “great monster who lies in the midst of the rivers.” (Ezekiel 29:2) It is possible that “my river is mine” (v. 3) is concerning blocking the Christian west from the Strait of Tiran, but with this massive project, it could also be the Istanbul Canal or even the Dardanelles.
And if you think that rebuilding Babel was a crazy project, you need to contemplate on the “Kanal İstanbul,” Erdogan’s project, which is proposed to be built on the European side of Turkey, connecting the Black Sea to the Sea of Marmara dubbed “The Crazy Project”.
To understand the history behind this project, it stems from a historic dream that no man could do until Erdogan of Turkey showed up. How he succeeded where others failed gets to show the extent of Erdogan’s ability to convince. The first proposal to build the Istanbul Canal was made by Ottoman sultan Suleiman the Magnificent (reigned 1520–1568). Then came Sultan Mehmed IV, pressure for the recommencement of the canal was applied but to no avail. Then came Sultan Mustafa III (reigned 1757–1774) tried twice in 1760 but the project could not go ahead due to economic problems. Then during the reign of Sultan Mahmud II, an Imperial Ottoman Committee was established to examine the project once again. A report was prepared in 1813 but no concrete steps were taken.
Then came the savior of Turkey, Prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced the Kanal İstanbul project on April 27, 2011 during a rally held in connection with the upcoming 2011 general elections, calling it as his Wild Project (Turkish: Çılgın Proje) which will be completed in 2023.
With this canal, Turkey will be able to pass aircraft carrier groups to the Black Sea without any international supervision even in times of peace. Military power is surely very important but the Istanbul Canal puts more power into the hands of Turkey through the energy axis and raises its position as an energy hub. The canal would also potentially have an undermining effect on the current pipeline projects of Russia, which would enable the West to have a genuine “sanctions card” to play against Russia.

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Russia Picks Nuclear Allies For Imminent War With NATO

By Polina Tikhonova on December 1, 2015 5:05 pm in Politics, Russia
Amid reports that a war between Russia and NATO is imminent, Moscow is already building plans as to who will be its allies in a nuclear confrontation against the Alliance. And yes, Russia has so far picked nuclear-powered allies. A coincidence? Unlikely.
In an attempt to team up with even more nuclear-powered countries, Russia is seeking to build military ties with Pakistan, according to Bloomberg. The move also appears to be a response to India, Pakistan’s traditional rival, buying more weapons from the United States. Thus, Moscow has just killed two birds with one stone.
Last week, Moscow and Islamabad signed a historical military cooperation deal. The world community “wants to do business with Pakistan now,” as said by Sergei Shoigu, Russia’s defense minister, after signing the agreement.
The U.S. has surpassed Russia in being India’s top defense supplies in recent years, which is why Russian President Vladimir Putin feels the need to change his approach in South Asia. Still, Putin is scheduled to visit India in December to meet with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi. But it is yet unclear whether the Russian President plans to persuade India into halting its expanding military ties with the U.S.
Earlier in November, the Kremlin announced it will build a second gas pipeline to China, who’s Pakistan’s biggest ally. The move would thus once and for all tilt energy exports toward Asia.
“China and Russia are also allying themselves, so it’s also one factor why Russia is looking toward Pakistan more cooperatively,” retired Lieutenant General Talat Masood, a former chairman of Pakistan Ordnance Factories, told Bloomberg by phone from Islamabad. “It’s important to be an ally of an ally.
China, Russia and Pakistan: the world’s new superpower axis
Russia and Pakistan are already building plans in counter-terrorism cooperation, increasing port calls of military ships as well as helping stabilize Afghanistan, according to Bloomberg citing ITAR-TASS. During last week’s meeting between Shoigu and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, the two sides agreed on further steps to boost the $542 million of bilateral trade between the two nations.
Meanwhile, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently said the country is seeking to modernize its armed forces and become capable of producing its own military equipment, stripping itself off reliance on imports from the U.S. and Russia.
In August, ValueWalk reported that there were signs of the emergence on a new superpower axis in the world – a triangle between Russia, China and Pakistan. And it seems that there has been significant progress in forming this kind of superpower axis ever since.
China, Russia and Pakistan are perfect fit for one another for the reason that Moscow is capable of replacing all Western military technology for both Beijing and Islamabad. Besides, Russia has a reputation of being a reliable energy supplies for its allies.
China, meanwhile, is much more powerful in terms of its economy compared to both Russia and Pakistan. In addition to that, a great amount of foreign exchange reserves are looking to invest and require energy supplies.
Pakistan, for its part, has a developing economy and requires both military equipment and energy supplies from Russia and protection from China.
Both Beijing and Moscow see Washington as a challenge to their interests, while they believe it is in their best interests to stop U.S. global dominance. Pakistan, meanwhile, has no significant disagreements with the U.S., but it would not mind to ensure its own safety under the wing of the Chinese and Russians.
Putin urged to drop nuclear bomb on Turkey, killing 9 mil people
Putin is willing to use nuclear weapons on Russia’s “enemy number one,” Turkey, according to one of the nation’s leading politicians, as reported by the Daily Star.
Vladimir Zhirinovsky, leader of the misnamed Liberal Democratic party, urged Putin to destroy Turkish capital of Istanbul, killing over nine million people. Zhirinovsky said Turkey was stupid to shot down a Russian fighter jet on Tuesday, when it violated Turkish airspace.
“A nuclear attack can destroy Istanbul very easily. Just one nuclear bomb in the Istanbul Strait will wash the city away,” the Russian MP told Moscow Speaking Radio, according to the Daily Star.
“It would be such a terrible flood, the water would rise to between 10m and 15m and the city would [flood],” he continued and added, “And then there are nine million lives.”
Zhirinovsky also labeled Turkey as Russia’s “enemy number one.” The comments come after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned Russia not to “play with fire,” hinting at NATO’s 5th article, which states that an attack on one Ally shall be considered an attack on all NATO members.
Russia is ready to use nuclear weapons on Turkey
The Turkish military shot down the Russian warplane on Tuesday, triggering a furious response from the Kremlin and escalating the already hot tensions between NATO and Russia. With Putin warning NATO of “serious consequences,” analysts believe Moscow is willing to unleash a nuclear war over the incident.
Despite the fact that Turkey is backed by NATO’s 5th Article, the chances that Putin will start a nuclear war over the incident with the Russian warplane are very “likely,” according to Pavel Felgengauer, Russia’s most respected military analyst, as reported by ValueWalk on Wednesday.
Felgengauer said Turkey wants to protect a zone in northern Syria controlled by the Turkmens, who are Turkish allies, while the downing of the Russian fighter jet must prompt Putin to either accept the zone or “start a war with Turkey,” which means starting an all-out war with NATO. And the only way Russia could win a war against NATO is by going nuclear, Felgengauer added.
“It is most likely that it will be war,” said Felgenhauer, as reported by Mirror. “In other words, more fights will follow when Russian planes attack Turkish aircraft in order to protect our [Russia’s] bombers. It is possible that there will be fights between the Russian and Turkish navies at sea.”

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Obama Knows That Turkey Is Buying Oil from ISIS and He Isn’t Doing Anything to Stop It

By Michael Snyder
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At this point, is there anyone that still doesn’t know that ISIS is selling hundreds of millions of dollars of stolen oil in Turkey?As you will see below, this is very much an open secret, but the mainstream media in the United States is being strangely silent about this.Why?
Well, because if the truth came out, Turkey would have to be kicked out of NATO and Barack Obama would probably be facing impeachment proceedings.He claims to be fighting ISIS, and yet an endless parade of trucks carrying oil that ISIS has stolen goes back and forth over the Turkish border with his full knowledge and approval.
Barack Obama is very much aware that Turkey is buying oil from ISIS and he refuses to do anything about it.If the Republicans are looking for a scandal which could completely wreck Obama’s presidency and essentially secure the 2016 election for them, this is it.
Do you want to know why the Turkish government ordered the shooting down of a Russian Su-24 bomber on Tuesday? It is because the Russians have been bombing the trucks that transport oil from ISIS into Turkey.
The Turks claim that the Russian aircraft violated their airspace for approximately 17 seconds. But as Paul Craig Roberts has pointed out, in order for the SU-24 to fly only 1.15 miles in 17 seconds would mean that it was flying at stall speed the entire time, which is ridiculous.Clearly there is something very fishy with the official story, and the Russians say that they never violated Turkey’s airspace at any time.
But no matter who was right and who was wrong, normally countries go out of their way to avoid an international incident.Instead, it appeared that the Turks were quite eager to shoot down the SU-24, and since that time Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has refused to apologize.In fact, he has warned Russia “not to play with fire” and he insists that it is the Russians that need to apologize…
“Those who violated our airspace are the ones who need to apologize. Our pilots and our armed forces, they simply fulfilled their duties, which consisted of responding to … violations of the rules of engagement. I think this is the essence.”
Is he insane?
What in the world would cause Erdogan to behave so irrationally?
Well, the truth is that Erdogan has been very upset these days because the Russians have been interfering with the illegal oil smuggling that his family has been conducting.
One of the ways that Russian President Vladimir Putin has responded to the downing of the SU-24 has been to drop “truth bombs” on Turkey.Just check out some of the comments that he made this week following a meeting with French President Francois Hollande…
Commercial-scale oil smuggling from Islamic State controlled territory into Turkey must be stopped, Putin said after meeting Hollande in Moscow.
“Vehicles, carrying oil, lined up in a chain going beyond the horizon,” said Putin, reminding the press that the scale of the issue was discussed at the G20 summit in Antalya earlier this month, where the Russian leader demonstrated reconnaissance footage taken by Russian pilots.
The views resemble a “living oil pipe” stretched from ISIS and rebel controlled areas of Syria into Turkey, the Russian president stressed. “Day and night they are going to Turkey. Trucks always go there loaded, and back from there—empty.”
“We are talking about a commercial-scale supply of oil from the occupied Syrian territories seized by terrorists. It is from these areas [that oil comes from], and not with any others. And we can see it from the air, where these vehicles are going,” Putin said.
If the Russians can see this very clearly, do you think that the U.S. military and U.S. intelligence agencies can see this too?
Of course we can. We have even better surveillance capabilities than do the Russians.
Without a doubt, Obama knows exactly what is going on.
The SU-24 was shot down over an area that is used to transport ISIS oil into Turkey.This is a point that Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has been careful to highlight.The following comes from Sputnik News…
Lavrov also pointed to Turkey’s role in the propping up the terror network through the oil trade.
“The Russian Minister reminded his counterpart about Turkey’s involvement in the ISIS’ illegal trade in oil, which is transported via the area where the Russian plane was shot down, and about the terrorist infrastructure, arms and munitions depots and control centers that are also located there,”” the statement read.
“Sergei Lavrov specifically said that this act by Turkey will have serious consequences for Russian-Turkish relations and will not go unanswered.”
It would be one thing if everyone was just finding out now that ISIS is selling oil in Turkey.
But the truth is that this has been known about for quite a long time.
For instance, the U.S. uncovered “undeniable” evidence that Turkey was buying oil from ISIS back in July…
Western officials have long harbored suspicions about Turkey’s links to the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, ISIL, or Daesh. One official told The Guardian’s Martin Chulov in July that a US-led raid on the compound housing ISIS’ “chief financial officer” produced “undeniable” evidence that Turkish officials directly dealt with ranking ISIS members, mainly by purchasing oil from them.
So why didn’t Barack Obama do anything about it?
Why has he continued to allow oil trucks to go back and forth between ISIS and Turkey “day and night” ever since then?
We have clearly been betrayed by Obama. Even our top military commanders know what is happening.Just this week, former NATO Supreme Allied Commander General Wesley Clark went on television and admitted that oil from ISIS is “probably going through Turkey.”
Asked whether he agreed with Vladimir Putin that Turkey was aiding ISIS, Clark responded, “All along there’s always been the idea that Turkey was supporting ISIS in some way,” before going on to accuse Ankara of funneling ISIS terrorists through Turkey and buying ISIS’ stolen oil in the black market.
“Someone’s buying that oil that ISIS is selling, it’s going through somewhere, it looks to me like it’s probably going through Turkey,” said Clark, before also going on to accuse Putin of supporting terrorists through his allegiance with Bashar Al-Assad.
So why is Barack Obama completely silent about this?
And it isn’t as if the Turkish government is just turning a blind eye to what is going on.
No, the truth is that the Turkish president’s own son is the one buying and exporting the oil.The following comes from Sputnik News:
Turkey downed the Russian Su-24 Fencer bomber over Syria in response to the destruction of hundreds of semi-truck oil tankers sent to Turkey from Syria by the Islamic State, Syrian Information Minister Omran al-Zoubi said.
The information minister said that oil smuggled into Turkey was bought by the Turkish president’s son, who owns an oil company.
All of the oil was delivered to a company that belongs to the son of Recep [Tayyip] Erdogan. This is why Turkey became anxious when Russia began delivering airstrikes against the IS infrastructure and destroyed more than 500 trucks with oil already. This really got on Erdogan and his company’s nerves. They’re importing not only oil, but wheat and historic artefacts as well,” al-Zoubi told RIA Novosti in an interview.
It is Bilal Erdogan who is the head of the company that is buying oil from ISIS, and he is shipping much of it to Japan. BMZ Ltd. is described as a “family business” and many of President Erdogan’s “close relatives” hold shares in the company.The following is an excerpt from an excellent article by F. William Engdahl:
The prime source of money feeding ISIS these days is sale of Iraqi oil from the Mosul region oilfields where they maintain a stronghold. The son of Erdogan it seems is the man who makes the export sales of ISIS-controlled oil possible.
Bilal Erdogan owns several maritime companies. He has allegedly signed contracts with European operating companies to carry Iraqi stolen oil to different Asian countries. The Turkish government buys Iraqi plundered oil which is being produced from the Iraqi seized oil wells. Bilal Erdogan’s maritime companies own special wharfs in Beirut and Ceyhan ports that are transporting ISIS’ smuggled crude oil in Japan-bound oil tankers.
Gürsel Tekin vice-president of the Turkish Republican Peoples’ Party, CHP, declared in a recent Turkish media interview, “President Erdogan claims that according to international transportation conventions there is no legal infraction concerning Bilal’s illicit activities and his son is doing an ordinary business with the registered Japanese companies, but in fact Bilal Erdogan is up to his neck in complicity with terrorism, but as long as his father holds office he will be immune from any judicial prosecution.
Tekin adds that Bilal’s maritime company doing the oil trades for ISIS, BMZ Ltd, is “a family business and president Erdogan’s close relatives hold shares in BMZ and they misused public funds and took illicit loans from Turkish banks.”
Does Barack Obama know all of this?
Of course he does.
Our intelligence agencies would have to be blind, deaf and dumb not to have uncovered all of this by now.vThe president of Turkey’s own family is working directly with ISIS, and Obama is doing nothing.
In fact, President Erdogan’s own daughter is even helping to provide “extended medical care” for wounded ISIS militants in Turkish hospitals…
A discontented nurse working clandestinely for a covert medical corps in Şanlıurfa-a city in south-eastern Turkey, close to the border with neighboring Syria, divulges information about the alleged role which Sümeyye Erdoğan plays in providing extended medical care for ISIS wounded militants transferred to Turkish hospitals.
Living in a dilapidated apartment in Istanbul’s outskirts along with her two children, a 34-year- old emaciated nurse who spoke on the condition of anonymity for fear of retribution, disclosed her seven-week agonizing ordeal of working in a secret military hospital in Şanlıurfa, 150 km (93 miles) east of Gaziantep and 1,300 km (808 miles) southeast of Istanbul. “Almost every day several khaki Turkish military trucks were bringing scores of severely injured, shaggy ISIS rebels to our secret hospital and we had to prepare the operating rooms and help doctors in the following procedures.”
Clearly, the Turkish government is on the same side as ISIS.It has also been documented that ISIS fighters have trained in Turkey and that the Turkish government has been funneling weapons into Syria.
But desperate attempts have been made to keep this information away from the public.In fact, two Turkish journalists that were working to expose the funneling of weapons into Syria have just been arrested and could be facing life in prison…
Two journalists from an opposition Turkish newspaper have been arrested, accused of spying by an Istanbul court following reports that Turkey’s intelligence agency sent weapons to Islamist rebel groups in Syria.
In another case of journalists facing criminal charges and censorship, editor-in-chief Can Dundar and Erdem Gul, the newspaper’s Ankara bureau chief, were taken into custody on Thursday night, Turkish media reported.
The two men are accused of spying and “divulging state secrets”, according to reports, as well as being members of a terror organization. Another charge included the violation of state security after the release of the footage.
Such charges could see the men face life imprisonment.
And the Turkish government even got Joe Biden to apologize for comments that he made that exposed Turkey’s role in supplying the jihadists in Syria.The following comes from CNN:
“They poured hundreds of millions of dollars and thousands of tons of weapons into anyone who would fight against Assad. Except that the people who were being supplied were al-Nusra and al-Qaeda and the extremist elements of jihadis coming from other parts of the world,” Biden told students. “We could not convince our colleagues to stop supplying them,” he said.
On Turkey’s alleged role, Biden said, “President (Recep Tayyip) Erdogan told me, he’s an old friend, said, ‘You were right. We let too many people (including foreign fighters) through.’ Now they are trying to seal their border,” he said, according to transcripts.
Biden later “apologized” for saying those things, but were they true?
Of course what Biden said was true.
The government of Turkey desperately wants to see the Assad regime toppled, and so they are training ISIS militants, funneling weapons to them, buying their oil, and tending to their wounded in Turkish hospitals.
This is being done with the full-knowledge and complicity of the Obama Administration, and it is a betrayal on a level that is almost unspeakable.
Once again, if the Republicans are looking for a scandal that could destroy Obama’s presidency and deliver the 2016 election into their hands, this is it.
Sadly, just like on so many other occasions, the Republicans will probably find a way to fumble this football too.
But the American people deserve to know the truth.Please share this information with as many people as you can on Facebook, Twitter and through email.If we can get enough people screaming bloody murder about this, perhaps we can get someone in the mainstream media to take notice of what potentially could be the scandal of the century.

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Israel extremely nervous over Russian operations on its Golan border

DEBKAfile Special Report December 2, 2015, 12:45 PM (IDT)
On the outside, Israel is all smiles and full of praise for way the coordination with Moscow is working for averting clashes between its air force and Russian warplanes over Syria. This goodwill was conspicuous in the compliments Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and President Vladimir Putin traded when they met on the sidelines of the Paris climate summit Monday, Nov. 30.
But the first disquieting sign appeared Tuesday, Dec. 1. Senior Russian and Israeli officers were due to meet in Tel Avid to discuss strengthening the cooperation between the two army commands. But no word from Moscow or Jerusalem indicated whether the meeting had taken place.
debkafile’s military sources report that this week, the show of optimism is giving way to an uneasy sensation in the offices of the prime minister, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon and the IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gady. They suspect an ulterior motive behind Russia’s military movements in southern Syria, especially its air strikes against Syrian rebels, just across from Israel’s Golan border.
In particular, Moscow may be giving Hizballah and Iran an umbrella for achieving their longstanding design to displace the Syrian rebels with Revolutionary Guards and Hizballah forces and deploy them along Israel’s Golan border.
This suspicion gained ground when Tuesday, Dec. 1, the day after the Putin-Netanyahu encounter, the combined Iranian-Syrian-Hizballah units expanded their thrust from the southern Syrian town of Deraa to the Golan town of Quneitra, within sight of Israel’s defense positions.
All that day, heavy battles raged over the rebel-held line of hills running from a point just south of Quneitra to the Israeli-Syrian-Jordanian border junction. The combined force was supported by Russian air strikes and heavy tanks and artillery, seen for the first time in this war arena.
When the fighting resumed Wednesday, the IDF placed its Golan units on high alert and an extra-vigilant eye was trained on this battle.
The Iranian-Syrian-Hizballah side is gaining a distinct advantage from the deep feud dividing rebel ranks. The Islamic State and the al-Qaeda-affiliated Syrian Nusra Front forces are tearing into each other with suicide bombers and explosive cars. Tuesday, an ISIS-rigged bomb car blew up at Nusra headquarters near Quneitra (see photo).

But this also means that an Islamic State force has come dangerously close to the Israeli border.
However, even more perils are in store if Bashar Assad’s army backed by Iran, Hizballah and Russia manages to capture the hills opposite the Golan:
1. Two years of unrelenting Israeli military and intelligence efforts to keep Hizballah and Iranian forces away from its Golan border will have gone to naught.
2. Hizballah will open the door for Iranian Revolutionary Guards officers to set up a command center right up to the Israeli border.
3. Israel’s steadfast policy and military action to prevent advanced Iranian weapons reaching Hizballah in Lebanon via Syria will be superseded. On the Golan, Hizballah will have gained direct access to any weapons it wants directly from Syria and be able to deploy them at far shorter distances from Israeli targets than from their firing positions in Lebanon.
4. Vladimir Putin attaches extreme importance to recovering southern Syria from the rebel forces backed by the US and Israel, because he regards the threat to the Assad regime as great from the south as it is from the north or the center.
5. Israel faces a grave dilemma between keeping up its “honeymoon” with Moscow by giving way on its essential security interests, or taking the bull by the horns and keeping the enemy at bay, whatever the cost to the understanding reached with Putin.
Officials in Jerusalem point out that the threat to Golan peaked just hours after the Russian leader met the prime minister in Paris. Putin is conducting a hands-on policy on Syria and keeps close track of the slightest occurrence on the battlefield. He must have been perfectly aware of the state of play on the Golan when he met Netanyahu, but nonetheless kept it out of their conversation

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Russia Launches ‘Operation Total Destruction’ Against ISIS In Syria – Nuclear Annihilation Possible – All Life On Earth Hangs In The Balance

By Stefan Stanford – All News Pipeline – Live Free Or Die
With Turkey now putting up a blockade against Russian shipping in the Black Sea as shared in this linked story from Infowars, we learn that Russia has launched Operation Total Destruction in Syria as shared in these linked stories from the Strategic Culture Foundation Online Journal and the FARS News Agency as well as explained in much more detail in the 1st video below, an International Military Review from SOUTH FRONT.

We learn from the Infowars story that Turkey began a ‘de facto’ blockade of Russian ships with closures in between the Dardanelles and the Strait of Bosporus, between the Black Sea and Mediterranean and with Turkey now being outed as supporting ISIS terrorists, we see that the stage for World War 3 has rapidly been set. Why would the US and NATO back the horrifying and despicable ISIS terrorists in a war against Russia? Is this more proof the US has given itself over to total evil and deserves destruction as all truly evil nations do? Is this another sign that the US is ‘mystery Babylon’ from Biblical prophecy and will soon be dealt with severely?
With the European Union now on the brink of complete destruction as the EU offers Turkey billions of Euros and the possible to join the European Union we see the Muslim overthrow of the West happening before our very eyes.

In the 2nd video below we take a look at the unfolding of World War 3 from a Biblical perspective while in the 3rd video below, the The Next News Network takes a look at the Turkey blockade of the Russian Navy and Putin’s decision to deploy 150,000 troops to destroy all terrorists in Syria.

We see one simulation from DE News of what a World War 3 between NATO and Russia might look like in the final video below. For those in Washington DC, Turkey, Russia and NATO who might not have been educated on the matter or may have forgotten, a WW3 between NATO and Russia will likely look like BILLIONS DEAD and a planet Earth likely unable to sustain life for many, many years. If that’s what Americans want, please stay silent.

If you don’t want a World War 3 that will likely end most of life on this planet as we know it, please pound your Congressional Representatives (contact info here) and the White House at 202-456-1212 and demand that these politicians put an end to this madness. We the American people ARE the power in this country (and of NATO) and if our totally braindead politicians think it’s the other way around, it’s time the American people reminded them they ARE MERELY PUBLIC SERVANTS and the entire world will be best off if they behave that way rather than they try to play God and annihilate all of life upon planet Earth as we know it.

We sincerely thank Hawaiian Congresswoman, Democrat Tulsi Gabbard, for standing up in Congress and demanding that the CIA stop the illegal and counterproductive war to overthow Assad in Syria. If every member of Congress had the courage that Tulsi Gabbard has, we wouldn’t be in this mess in the first place. You can see Tulsi in the 4th video below.

We certainly understand that Russia is not perfect nor are any countries in this day and age we live in who all have many faults but humanity must go on and war and oil profits are not now and have never been the answer. Much more below.

From Fars News Agency.:

TEHRAN (FNA)- Russia plans to launch imminent ‘Total Destruction’ operations against the ISIL terrorists in Syria, media sources revealed on Saturday.
The Egyptian al-Youm al-Sabe’ news website said in a report Russia has vowed continued fight against terrorists in Syria using its warships and has demanded the Iraqi government to suspend flights in the two provinces of Erbil and Sulaymaniyah to protect passenger flights given the intensified conflicts in Northern Iraq which is adjacent to Syria and the Turkish fighter jets’ violation of the region’s airspace under the pretext of bombing the PKK positions.
The news website quoted Russia’s TASS news agency as reporting that Moscow will soon launch massive operations codenamed ‘Total Destruction’ against the terrorists using 69 Sukhoi fighter jets, Tupolev 160 bombers, submarines and warships deployed in the Mediterranean Sea.

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