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Erdogan the Nut

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Submitted by Michael S, Mar 26, 2017 at 11:40

Hi, Moh. Your summation of R. T. Erdogan:

"His sense of entitlement and gall are breathtaking. The only good thing about him is that he provides comic relief when he's on the news speaking in Turkish - it makes him sound like he's brain damaged."

You are correct about RTE; but I didn't know you spoke Turkish. As a matter of fact, I didn't know anyone spoke Turkish except the Turks, which exxplains why they're some of the most isolated and xenophobic people in Eurasia -- right up there with the Burushos of Gilgit-Baltistan.

Hey, while we're on the subject of peculiar people, I was studying a map of the Middle East from the late 18th Century BCE, and noticed that Charan, the home of Abraham, Terah and Laban, was a Hurrian city. The Hurrians are not mentioned in the Bible; but in the cognate form "Ararat", it gives its name to the mountains where Noah debarked the Ark with his family. The Hurrian and Urartian languages, spoken not only in Charan but in all eastern Turkey (and strongly influencing the Sumerian language of Iraq, known in the Bible as the "Plain of Shinar"), have been linked by some, because of grammatical and lexical similarities, with the Northeast Caucasian languages, Chechen and Ingush.

I know you can follow all this perfectly; but to the uninitiated, famous Chechens include the Boston Bombers and many Islamic fighters in Syria -- both on the ISIS side, and among the Russian forces fighting them. The Chechens and Ingushes have probably the highest concentration of yDNA haplogroup J2 in the world. This is the haplogroup of the Cohenic priests, and therefore the probable haplogroup of Adam and his male descendants. Both on linguistic and genetic grounds, then, Adam's closeset modern relatives are the Chechens:

https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjG3uS0vPTSAhUO5mMKHbrzAXIQjRwIBw&url=https%3A%2F%2Fmeduza.io%2Fen%2Ffeature%2F2016%2F02%2F02%2Frunning-with-ramzan&psig=AFQjCNE1TCtAiZAqQ5uRwpSxhEpnYW8xag&ust=1490628057536266

Back to Erdogan, who is figuratively a descendant not of Adam but of Gog (aka Gyges and Gugu, in Greek and Assyrian, resp.), he is at best a loose canon and at worst a raving lunatic. I search him out almost daily on the Internet, to find out what he's been up to lately. From three days ago, we have him fuming:

"Erdogan warns Europeans 'will not walk safely' if attitude persists"

-- http://www.cnbc.com/2017/03/23/erdogan-warns-europeans-will-not-walk-safely-if-attitude-persists-as-row-carries-on.html

and from today,

"Erdogan setting back integration in Germany by years: Schaeuble"

-- http://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-referendum-germany-idUSKBN16X0O0

Don't be fooled by his seeming preoccupation with Europe: He will go down in what little remains of "history" as we know it, as the madman who teamed up with Iran and attacked Israel -- and lost, miserably. Does that sound to you like RTE? Read about it before it happens, in Ezekiel 38-39.

As I write, Turkey appears to have been stymied in Syria by its Russian, Syrian and Iranian allies; and positively livid at its chief NATO ally the US. Our man, Mr. Tillerson, plans to meet the Big E in Ankara in four days (30 Apr. 2017), to discuss the American/ YPG Kurdish attack on Raqqa -- which is already underway; and in which E says he wants to play a key role -- but not if the YPG are in on it, because he wants to exterminate the YPG. (Again, for the uninitiated, Raqqa is the ISIS capital; and the YPG are the semi-Bolshevik Syrian Kurds, whose women fighters are as good looking and fierce as the women of the IDF; and who have been the most effective fighters against ISIS, anywhere).

I must admit, I hope E gets nowhere fast with Tillerson (whose recent famous comment to the Chinese was, "Don't piss on my pants, and try to tell me it's raining"); and Erdogan turns around in a hissy fit and allies himself with the Iranians. That's what the Bible says he will do; and I wish he would just get on with it.

I need to get ready for church services. God bless and keep you and yours.

Shalom shalom :-)


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Title Commenter Date Thread
2Oh man! Here we go again. [422 words]There is NO Santa ClausMar 1, 2017 00:15237060
2This exchange is embarrassing for the Ambassador [542 words]Ugur S.Feb 28, 2017 12:14237054
Pipes proves his point - again [17 words]Darlene CasellaFeb 24, 2017 12:45236954
I share Daniel's skepticism concerning Turkey [716 words]Michael SFeb 23, 2017 16:31236930
not quite right [104 words]Mohammed Waza Khiddif id'UllahMar 20, 2017 07:24236930
Erdogan the Nut [655 words]Michael SMar 26, 2017 11:40236930
Erdogan and Turkey [106 words]Malcolm CitronFeb 22, 2017 22:58236904
No longer interested in visiting Turkey [122 words]
w/response from Daniel Pipes
Leo MurilloFeb 22, 2017 19:24236893

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