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Arrogance and ignorance have led to many a leaders downfall throughout history. Along with the arrogance and ignorance of world leaders the people fail to pay attention to history, to know history, to remember what has been said by whom about what, when and where. We fail miserably at knowing and learning from history.

In May of 2017, and then again on November 24th, 2017 U.S. President Donald Trump mentioned Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in both public statements and tweets. Donald Trump declared with regard to working with Erdoğan he would “get it done” with regard to bringing a lasting peace to the Middle East, and also that in working with Erdoğan he would work on reducing or even stopping Islamic terrorism.

That is akin to visiting the home of Little red Riding Hood and upon seeing the wolf in bed acting like it is your dear old granny rather than noticing how large her nose is, how she now has rough whiskers, large sharp teeth instead of dentures in a glass on the nightstand and a much deeper voice…

U.S. President Donald Trump in the recent past when speaking about Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan sounds like an echo of previous U.S. President Barack Hussein Obama. Both declaring Erdoğan a great guy, a friend, an ally.

How deceived can they be in light of the facts?

Know the facts of history. Yes, Turkey was a U.S. ally and is a member of NATO, and yes, the U.S. has had military bases in Turkey and stockpiled nuclear weapons in Turkey — but know this all transpired back in the in the 1960s and prior to the 1960s when Turkey was the most secular, most Westernized, most modernized of all Islamic nations on earth. The people living there were more like people in New York City, or San Francisco, or Paris, or London than those living in an Islamist nation or state. That all began to change, to rapidly change a few years ago. About 10 years ago or so. Now? Now Turkey has become one of the most fundamental Islamist states in the Middle East and Recep Tayyip Erdoğan pushes daily for it to become even more so.

Turkey ought not to be in NATO as Turkey is now in truth an enemy of the West. Turkey should never be permitted to have its own nuclear weapons program and stockpile.

How arrogant and ignorant can those in such high places be in light of knowledge and facts seen and readily available to any and all who chose to see the truth? The facts? The history?

Erdoğan is a ruthless, cunning dictator. A 100% rock solid Islamist desiring to turn Turkey into a 100% hardline Islamist nation. He loathes, detests and hates Israel and Jews and desires to wipe them off the face of the earth. He loathes and hates the West.

He is a melomaniac. A ruthless murdering dictator cut of the same cloth as those which have preceded him. Oh, he may have learned some lessons along the way as to how to disguise his intent, how to appear more sophisticated, less abrasive, so on — but make no mistake. He is an enemy of Israel, an enemy of the West, an enemy of Christianity. And he is power mad.

Do not be deceived. And the following article, along with other here on ACP and found elsewhere in your diligent searching of sources not afraid of writing or speaking the truth, and being objective about world leaders, being objective about the sitting president of the United States will state the same.

We cannot approach or deal with evil dictators as if we’re attempting to land some sort of real estate deal with them. As if we’re on some TV program vying for ratings. As if they think as we do and we can somehow smooze them, win them over in such manner. Ignorance of history, ignorance of their ingrained beliefs, arrogance that we are somehow wiser and naturally better and can always come out on top — that pride and foolishness usually leads to a fall. And if not a fall then a bitter truth being lived out.

Turkey and Recep Tayyip Erdoğan with nuclear weapons? Not a good thing. Not a good thing at all. And Turkey, Erdoğan are NOT our friends, our allies. Not “good people” and “nice guys” just a little misunderstood that “will come around to our way of thinking.”

Let U.S. stop the ignorance and arrogance and have our eyes wide open to the truth. To the facts. To history. To what certain people are really about and what’s really going on.

Let us all put all this, keep all this in order, in mind according to, with, and by the complete inerrant Word of God as our guide and primary source for all knowledge, all history, all truth.

That said, venture into the Bible and learn the truth about Turkey.

God does not change. The Holy Bible does not change to fit and suit the times. The Word is the word. Period. The Holy Bible is the only true book of 100% truth on earth.

Always has been. always will be. The Word is eternal and unchangeable. Unlike presidents, the whims, words and ways of men, of world leaders and worldly beliefs and philosophies.

All this said, dear ones? True believers? Do not worry, do not fret. Do not fear. God is in constant control. His plan is and will be worked out in the hearts and lives of men and women. Everything within the Word is being revealed, will be revealed, is happening and will happen. Place all faith, hope, trust and belief in God, in Jesus, in the Holy Spirit, in the Holy Bible and do not fear anything here on earth.

The Lord will be our guide, our protector, the wings in which will shield us. No matter what may come to this fleeting, temporary earth. Keep your eyes, your hearts, your minds your spirits on heaven, on Jesus and on eternity.

 

Ken Pullen

ACP — A Crooked Path

Thursday, September 19th, 2019

 

Next for Turkey? Nuclear Weapons!

 

 

  • President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan now wants to make Turkey a rogue state with nuclear weapons.
  • For several decades, Turkey, being a staunch NATO ally, was viewed as the trusted custodian of some of the U.S. nuclear arsenal. In the early 1960s, the U.S. started stockpiling nuclear warheads at the Turkish military’s four main airbases
  • Presently, the nuclear warheads in Turkey at Incirlik airbase still remain at the disposal of the U.S. military under a special U.S.-Turkish treaty. That treaty makes Turkey the host of U.S. nuclear weapons. According to the launch protocol, however, both Washington and Ankara need to give consent to any use of the nuclear weapons deployed at Incirlik.
  • “Countries that oppose Iran’s nuclear weapons should not have nuclear weapons themselves.” — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Hürriyet, 2008.
  • If Turkey overtly or covertly launched a nuclear weapons program — as Erdoğan apparently wishes — the move could well have a domino effect on the region. Turkey’s regional adversaries would be alarmed, and Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Syria and Greece might be tempted to launch their own nuclear weapons programs. Erdoğan should not be allowed to possess nuclear weapons.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan now wants to make Turkey a rogue state with nuclear weapons. (Photo by Getty Images)

During the 17 years he has ruled NATO-member Turkey, the country’s Islamist strongman, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has rarely missed an opportunity stealthily to convert Mustafa Kemal Atatürk’s secular, pro-Western establishment into a rogue state hostile to Western interests. Erdoğan now wants to make it a rogue state with nuclear weapons.

“They say we can’t have nuclear-tipped missiles, though some have them. This, I can’t accept,” Erdoğan said in a September 4 speech, while conveniently forgetting that Turkey has signed the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT) in 1980. In other words, Turkey’s elected leader publicly declares that he intends to breach an international treaty signed by his country. Turkey is also a signatory to the 1996 Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty, which bans all nuclear detonations, for any purpose.

For several decades, Turkey, being a staunch NATO ally, was viewed as the trusted custodian of some of the U.S. nuclear arsenal. In the early 1960s, the U.S. started stockpiling nuclear warheads at the Turkish military’s four main airbases (Ankara Mürted, Malatya Erhaç, Eskişehir and Balıkesir). If ordered, Turkish air force pilots were tasked with hitting designated Warsaw Pact targets.

Squadrons of jets designated for carrying nuclear bombs were kept at each airbase (first F-100s, followed by F-104s and finally by F-4s) on a round-the-clock basis. Each base housed a small U.S. military unit in charge of the nuclear stockpile. In addition, a Turkish-U.S. military base in Incirlik in southern Turkey kept nuclear warheads to be operated by U.S. military. “With that role Turkey significantly added to NATO’s deterrence in Cold War years,” said Yusuf Kanlı, a prominent columnist and president of the Ankara-based think tank, Sigma Turkey, in a private interview on September 9.

After the end of the Cold War, the nuclear weapons in Turkish possession (at the four airbases, except Incirlik) were gradually removed, while nuclear guardianship came to a halt. Presently, the nuclear warheads at Incirlik still remain at the disposal of the U.S. military under a special U.S.-Turkish treaty. That treaty makes Turkey the host of U.S. nuclear weapons. According to the usage protocol, however, both Washington and Ankara need to give consent to any use of the nuclear weapons deployed at Incirlik.

This is not, in fact, the first time Erdoğan has voiced an eagerness to make Turkey a nuclear-armed state. As early as 2008 — when he was the poster child of naïve Western statesmen and intellectuals who believed he was a reformist democrat — Erdoğan said: “Countries that oppose Iran’s nuclear weapons should not have nuclear weapons themselves.” Despite his use of the plural “countries,” Erdoğan was apparently pointing his finger at the country he hates the most: Israel, not the United States.

In a 2010 speech, Erdoğan described Israel as “the principal threat to peace” in the Middle East. In that speech, he repeated his skepticism about whether Iran intended to use its nuclear-fuel program to build nuclear weapons, and said there was no such uncertainty concerning Israel’s undeclared arsenal.

If Turkey overtly or covertly launched a nuclear weapons program — as Erdoğan apparently wishes — the move could well have a domino effect on the region. Turkey’s regional adversaries would be alarmed, and Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Syria and Greece might be tempted to launch their own nuclear weapons programs. Erdoğan should not be allowed to possess nuclear weapons.

Burak Bekdil, one of Turkey’s leading journalists, was recently fired from the country’s most noted newspaper after 29 years, for writing in Gatestone what is taking place in Turkey. He is a Fellow at the Middle East Forum.

 

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