Thursday, January 19, 2012
Turkey's prophetic influence
During the recent Republican presidential debate Fox News analyst Bret Baier asked Texas Governor Rick Perry: "...since the Islamist-oriented party took over in Turkey, the murder rate of women has increased 1,400 percent there. Press freedom has declined to the level of Russia. The prime minister of Turkey has embraced Hamas and Turkey has threatened military force against both Israel and Cypress. Given Turkey's turn, do you believe Turkey still belongs in NATO?" Perry responded, "Not only is it time for us to have a conversation about whether or not they belong to be in NATO, but it's time for the United States, when we look at their foreign aid, to go to zero with it."
Perry also said that many would perceive that Turkey is being ruled by Islamic terrorists. Tuesday, Turkey's foreign ministry condemned Perry for those remarks, saying they were "baseless and improper claims." Of course, the Republican candidates are using the opportunity to drive home that Perry is a foreign policy novice. Victoria Coates, Perry's foreign policy advisor, stepped forward with an explanation: "What he said was that many people associate that kind of behavior with that of Islamic terrorists. I think also their support for the flotilla against Israel this fall. It's deeply concerning, and I think it's something any future American president needs to be aware of."
Outsidethebeltway.com reports Atilla Yesilada, of Istanbul-based political risk consultancy Istanbul Analytics, said that "Ankara and Washington are now walking in lockstep...The essence of the new relationship is one where Turkey is more empowered, and more crucial to the US because of its leverage." The online report said that Turkish and US diplomats claim they cannot remember a time when the US and Turkey have been closer, citing that the man who occupies the Oval Office "called Turkey's prime minister more than any other leader except Britain's prime minister in 2011." If this is true, we see the deep level of cooperation between the US and Turkey, despite Turkey's embrace of terrorists.
Given this Administration's support of the Muslim Brotherhood and all of its trimmings, a little known fact that the US president has spoken with Turkey's prime minister more than any other leader except Britain's is hugely significant. The US has done more in the past ten years to support Islamic expansion than ever before. This has been exponentially accelerated in the past three years. There are numerous accounts in the Bible where the Lord identifies the antichrist as Assyrian (Isaiah 10, 14, 31, 52; Hosea 11; Micah 5 to name a few). For example, Isaiah 14:25 says, "That I will break the Assyrian in my land, and upon my mountains tread him under foot." Assyria is modern day Turkey. Watch and pray.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!