Turkey and Trump

Over the past two weeks the Republicans and Democrats presented their most persuasive arguments for why Americans should choose THEM to lead the United States. I’m not a fan of either party, and the candidates that I supported most did not get nominated.

More important, Turkey made its turn away from the US and NATO, and toward the Middle East. If you are wondering how that will play out, just read Ezekiel 38 and 39. And then, read Isaiah 19, where it talks about Assyria. For Assyria to rise, Turkey must fall.

These are momentous times, and the long, hot summer that I’ve been talking about isn’t over yet.


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Turkey and Trump

I just finished listening to Hillary’s acceptance speech. After Trump’s acceptance speech, she needed to hit it out of the park.

She didn’t.

What she did was to plant herself firmly as an establishment candidate. She promised to raise taxes. She spoke to her core constituency.

She needed to to more than that, while projecting an image of strength. She needed to shake off her ‘establishment’ image and break away from the growing realization that the policies of Obama were a failure.

She didn’t.

She needed to energize her constituency and bring a new vision of some brighter future to those who are sitting on the fence. She needed to establish herself as the bringer of real change. She needed to do more than push back against Trump.

She didn’t.

She failed.

We’ll see if she gets a bump in the polls, but I doubt it. The Clinton News Network (aka, CNN) will try to spin her message. The other networks will fall in line with that attempt, but they’ll fail.

Right, Trump controls the battlefield, and he’s on the road to win the Presidency.


I listened to all of Trump’s speech last week, too. He knocked it out of the park. He spoke to the hopes and dreams of everyone ‘sitting on the fence’. He firmly placed himself as ‘anti-establishment’, and he successfully made himself look ‘presidential’.

He did everything that he needed to do to set himself firmly on the road to Washington.

Trump succeeded.

Clinton failed.

Yes, the establishment will attempt to blunt Trump’s success and steal the election from him, if they can. But, there’s a limit to their ability to do that. The elites have only been able to steal elections when the races are close. They can do nothing when the vote goes too far in one direction or another.

If they MUST stop Trump, then they will need to use drastic measures, but I don’t think that they will do that.


Because Trump really won’t change much of anything.

Remember Reagan?

I do. Everyone loved Reagan, even when they were opposed to him.

Did America’s course change because of Reagan?

No. At best, the inevitable was delayed. At best. And, he was the one who brought us George H. W. Bush, which then gave us the son, W.

Reagan did NOT change the course that America was on, and Trump won’t, either. The only thing that Trump MIGHT do, is make America stronger. And, with all the evil that America has done – and is doing – I don’t think that this is such a good thing.

But, I leave all of that in the hands of God.


I believe that a far more important event happened over the past two weeks:

The failed ‘coup’ in Turkey.

The coup was launched – as most coups are – while President Erdogan was on vacation, in Marmaris. Marmaris is nice, but I prefer Antalya – if I were forced to go to Turkey. Erdogan should have stayed home, if he didn’t want a coup.

But, he DID want this coup.

He called it a ‘gift from Allah’. And, he has used this coup to increase his power and control. And, he has taken advantage of this opportunity to accumulate power. He has purged the military and judiciary. He has grabbed control of MORE of the media and closed schools.

I find it strange that this coup was so poorly organized. They failed in every objective that they undertook, and I find that to be very strange. It’s almost as if the coup had been designed to fail. And, of course, it was.

Let me repeat that:

This coup was designed to fail.

Now, does it mean that the ‘coup plotters’ were ‘in the know’?

Not necessarily.

The best way to run a ‘false flag’ is to have people running the false flag, believe that it’s real. Nothing is more convincing than real sincerity. Fake events almost never work.

So, the colonels and captains thought that it was a real coup. The generals did too. Their soldiers thought that it was an ‘exercise’. But, some of the key players must have been secretly allied with Erdogan, and placed to sabotage the coup.

Remember to always as ‘Cui Bono’ – who benefits.

The other possibility is that this is yet another badly managed operation by the US Dept. of State. I kinda doubt it, but anything is possible. Least likely, in my mind, is the possibility that this was a real coup, and that Erdogan ‘miraculously’ survived the coup.

I believe in miracles, but not this one.

So, what will come of this ‘gift from Allah’?

First, Erdogan will turn away from NATO and the US.

We saw Erdogan do this before the coup, and some point to this turn towards Russia as a reason for why the coup was launched. Anything is possible, so we’ll hafta see.

What we HAVE seen are a number of ‘trial balloons’ floated in various Turkish newspapers. Each newspaper seemed to have a different ‘theory’ about the coup. And, it looks like Erdogan is running with the ‘theory’ that most Turks have accepted – that the US is to blame.

We’ll see how this plays out, but it looks to me like the anti-US rallies being staged at Incirlik Air Base point to where this is going.

Second, the Kurdish uprising will intensify.

Erdogan is ‘cleaning out’ the upper echelons of the military, and this will do a great deal of damage to Turkey’s effort to suppress the Kurds. Erdogan reignited the war with the Kurds to gain power, and that war will only intensify.

However, the Kurds cannot hope to succeed without outside intervention. Israel has been supporting the Kurds for a while, as has Russia and the US. But, I’m not sure that this will continue. We will need to watch this.

Third, Turkey will move closer to Russia and Iran.

Erdogan has been ruthless in his quest for power, and he will turn to anyone, anywhere to get it. And, he’s not ‘choosy’.

Right now the one with the greatest chance of helping him stay on top in Turkey, is Russia. Russia has the pipelines and the natural gas that Turkey wants, and Russia has proven willing to make the deals and the pipelines. Russia also has been a big threat to Turkey via the Kurds and the Armenians. A deal with Russia will remove that threat.

Iran would be a tougher deal to sell. Right now, the Gulf Arabs are allies with Turkey. The question is whether that will continue. The Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait and the rest of the motley sheiks are a bit unstable. We’ll need to see if they can persuade Turkey to stay on their side.

But, if Turkey has a place in Gog and Magog – and I believe that it will – then, expect Turkish and Iranian rapprochement.

All of this is leading to the fulfillment of prophecy. It will be Ezekiel 38 and 39 come to life. It will be Isaiah 30 and Zechariah 12 and 13. It will be Ezekiel’s Fire.

I truly hope that you will be ready for this.

I really do.


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A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.Proverbs 22:3


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