Erdogan: NATO members not powerful enough to stand up to Turkey

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Ahval: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, in a speech to crowd in south city of Mersin, slammed fellow NATO members, saying that “if NATO members were strong enough in Syria, they would have stood up to us openly and clearly. But they do not have the cheek, and hence Turkey is standing up.”

A day before, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Çavuşoğlu told a German newspaper that “NATO is our home.” Çavuşoğlu also responded to talk that Turkey no longer fit into the NATO alliance, saying to the same German paper, “We are one of (NATO’s) key allies. This is our strategic choice. Nobody can expel us, it is technically impossible. We will not permit our NATO membership to be questioned.” more …

Opinion: Talk about having it both ways!

We have talked for years about Turkey leaving NATO and joining the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).

In our post from June 26, 2014, “Turkey’s High Risk Power Play”, we said this:

“In preparation for its role in Ezekiel’s war of Gog and Magog, Turkey will shift away from NATO and likely join the Shanghai  Cooperation Organization (SCO). During a trip to Russia in November 2013, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan once again said that Ankara would abandon its quest to join the European Union if it was offered full membership in the SCO.”

The SCO was founded in 2001 consisting of China, Russia and the “stans”, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.

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Follow the energy routes to Europe:

If Turkey joins the SCO, the alliance will control energy routes from the north (Russia) and south (Middle East) into an energy dependent Europe. The downside for Erdogan is that the SCO cannot provide Turkey with defense of its strategically important borders as the US-led NATO can, leaving Turkey vulnerable to attack.

Enter Israel who is so small it is not named in the above map. On December 6, 2017, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, and Israel signed up to a gas pipeline that would reduce EU dependency on Russia.

The EastMed pipeline is to ship up to 16 billion cubic metres (bcm) of gas a year from the Levantine Basin near Israel and Cyprus to Greece and Italy by 2025.

Road to War (Gog and Magog):

Ezekiel 38:12 only tells us that the war is over plunder, and that Russia, Turkey, Iran and North Africa are drawn into the war with ‘hooks in the jaw’ possibly indicating a massive economic threat.

(for more on Gog Magog see BP 101 chapter 6 here)