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Turkey at the Center of History - Then and Now

Reader comment on item: Is Turkey's Government Starting a Muslim Reformation?
in response to reader comment: "Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose" ... or vegetarian diet for the Moslem crocodile à la turque

Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), May 22, 2008 at 19:36

We read:

"More that changes, more this is the same thing" This provokes some random thoughts in the context of the circumstances in which they were made.

Well, the dynamics of political situations are that change is good; change is a recipe for progress. This is what we are being told. We are being told that here in America. Suppose, for example, that Barack Obama does become the president elect, is it too far from the realm of political correctness that Keith Ellison is asked to attend the inauguration in deference to a new political reality? Too far from a practical thought about change? But we digress.

Consider that near two thousand years ago that the Apostle John took to the letter written to the 'seven churches in Asia,' and where are they located now?

So Turkey finds itself still trying to enter the European circle of influence, but who is going to influence whom. Even the British monarch donned Islamic appropriate apparel when visiting.

When the dynamics of the Middle East crisis tips against Israel even further and the world through the United Nations/NATO comes to the aid of the 'helpless' and hapless invaders of Israel, is it not Turkey that prophetically figures to be a part of the logistical means to get that help there?

This reader cannot help but wonder if Allenby had the scenario in mind we see today when he took Jerusalem from the Turks. What a change in the world that was, and what a change we think is coming next.

Maybe there should be a movement to change the Turkish script back to Arabic, since outside of Turkey, a very unique and intriguing country, few understand them anyway.

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