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-Turkish Government Breaks Precedent Intervening in Military Affairs

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

(Turkish Flag via Wikipedia) The Turkish Government under President Abdullah Gul and PM Recep Erdogan broke government rules last week and for the first time interfered with military promotions and affairs. The government used the excuse that many in the military were part of a ‘coup in the making’ and those involved should not eligible […]

-Is This a Good Idea?: Turkish Officers Training Afghan Military Leaders

Saturday, July 3rd, 2010

(Image via Wikipedia) Several thousand Turkish officers are serving as instructors to the Afghan Army and police training leaders as part of a NATO stabilization plan in Afghanistan. Response: A few years ago I would have considered this to be a great idea. The Turkish officers are Muslim but for years have supported a secular […]

-Is Barack Obama Anti-Semitic?

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

(Image via Wikipedia) Is President Barack Obama anti-Semitic? No. Is President Barack Obama anti-Israel? Maybe, it depends Here’s a link to an open letter to the President from actor Jon Voight claiming that the president is anti-Israel and promotes anti-Semitism. Anti-Semitism? I partially agree with Voight’s letter but draw the line at anti-Semitism. I believe […]

-Congress Asks Obama to Challenge Turkey over New Ties with Iran and Hamas

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

(Turkey via Wikipedia) Members of Congress recently sent a bipartisan letter to President Obama concerning Turkey’s new ties and support of Iran and Hamas. Turkey has been a major ally of the US and Israel and a part of NATO since the end of WWII. Congress is calling on the President and his administration to […]

-Is Turkey Becoming NATO’s Trojan Horse?

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

(Image by GoGap via Flickr) Since 1951 Turkey has been part of NATO and has received $Billions in military weapons and training from the USA. It has been a staunch ally of America and Israel and continues to maintain the second largest army in the alliance. It stood as a strong bulwark against Russia and […]

-Israeli Rabbinical Council: Is this the Beginning of ‘Gog and Magog’?

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

(Image by zoer via Flickr) In Israel, the Rabbinical Council of Judea and Samaria announced today that they believe the current conflict with Turkey over a flotilla of ships trying to run the Gaza blockade may be the beginning of the ‘Gog and Magog’ end time battle prophesied in the book of Ezekiel (38 & […]