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Israel in NATO?? God Forbid!

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in response to reader comment: The Donald, POTUS, demands that Israel be admitted into NATO

Submitted by Michael S (United States), May 19, 2018 at 19:05

Hello, "Sherlock" Robert. You rhetorically asked,

'Was the Steele Dossier a "conspiracy" designed to smear Donald Trump by the Republicans, Democrats, Britons, and the Secret Service agencies of both countries? "J'Accuse"...'

If you were honestly asking me these things, I would respond, "I haven't got a clue".

Let me see. What was all this about... Ah, yes, "President Trump (ficticiously) calls for Israel to join NATO". to which I respond,

"God forbid!" I thank God, that His chosen people are not really major players in global politics, despite the beliefs of the cospiracy theorists, some of who you mention. As Moses said,

Deut. 7:
[7] The LORD did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people; for ye were the fewest of all people:
[8] But because the LORD loved you, and because he would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your fathers, hath the LORD brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of the house of bondmen, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.
[9] Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations;
[10] And repayeth them that hate him to their face, to destroy them: he will not be slack to him that hateth him, he will repay him to his face.

Israel is in the business of defending the Jewish people from annihilation, PERIOD. Over the millennia of the diaspora, many Jews have risen to prominence as servants of the world's leaders, just as Joseph did, nearly 4000 years ago, in Egypt. Nevertheless, Israel's interest has not been in ruling the world, nor Egypt, nor England. It has been with their own existence as a unique people, who have given Torah to the world.

Steering back toward the main topic of this discussion, Turkey, unlike Israel, DOES have an ambition to become a major regional power and the preeminent Muslim country in the world. To date, they have been part of NATO, utilizing the alliance whenever that is convenient to them, but otherwise ignoring and even scorning their commitments. This will come to no good for them.

Daniel Pipes predicts their downfall, though their President Erdogan's overextending himself. This agrees with the Biblical prophecy of a country called "Magog", which corresponds roughly to Turkey. Circumstances are changing so rapidly in that part of the world, I would not be at all suprized to see Turkey lead a military misadventure against Israel in the near future.

Shalom shalom.


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Title Commenter Date Thread
Turkey, Russia, China sliding deeper into dictatorship [197 words]Michael SApr 29, 2018 09:46242863
The Donald, POTUS, demands that Israel be admitted into NATO [628 words]RobertApr 28, 2018 09:54242850
Israel in NATO?? God Forbid! [440 words]Michael SMay 19, 2018 19:05242850
Nato membership [49 words]
w/response from Daniel Pipes
MarcApr 23, 2018 08:56242831
1Gen. McMaster believes that Radical Islam is "Un-Islamic" [296 words]Mike RamirezApr 19, 2018 20:56242803
Mullah McMaster! [662 words]dhimmi no moreApr 20, 2018 17:17242803
Amen, Realism It Is [1 words]Gary SackApr 19, 2018 19:47242802
Holding on to Former Preconceived Notions of a Former Time is Dangerous at Best [308 words]M ToveyApr 19, 2018 15:57242799
Nobody trusts anyone [218 words]Michael SApr 27, 2018 17:56242799
Little Space Between from Imminent to Reality - Circumstances Now are Realtime [214 words]M ToveyMay 2, 2018 13:48242799
God Attacks! and the End-times Inquisition [455 words]Michael SMay 3, 2018 15:06242799
Eternal Sovereignty of the Holy One of Israel Returning For His Own [468 words]M ToveyMay 7, 2018 17:56242799
Such utter nonesense? [219 words]Michael SMay 8, 2018 14:17242799
Recognition of the Father, through the Son, by the power of the Holy Spirit:Where is the Nonsense in That? [197 words]M ToveyMay 11, 2018 10:28242799
Jesus is Jesus; God is God [383 words]Michael SMay 11, 2018 18:44242799
Yeshua Was Not Mere Mortal - Only Yeshua as God Reigns in Eternity [210 words]M ToveyMay 30, 2018 17:16242799
Making Jewish blood run cold [377 words]Michael SMay 31, 2018 14:55242799
Hello, Tovey, are you there? [187 words]Michael SJun 2, 2018 11:43242799
Worshipping the Word of the LORD; The Holy One of Israel [322 words]M ToveyJun 6, 2018 11:24242799
The God of Christians [944 words]Michael SJun 7, 2018 00:25242799
Seeing a Connection in Its Full Context - Who HE Really IS [103 words]M ToveyJun 7, 2018 15:25242799
At last, we agree! Also, Ottoman history and Turkish plans [436 words]Michael SJun 8, 2018 16:02242799
And Who Agreed with Whom? [68 words]M ToveyJun 11, 2018 17:49242799
And Who Agreed with Whom? The Father and Son Agree - [362 words]M ToveyJun 12, 2018 14:01242799
Scriptures concerning Jesus and God [492 words]Michael SJun 12, 2018 14:38242799
As For Turkey and NATO -Who is Really in Control [301 words]M ToveyJun 14, 2018 14:03242799
1Spot On [81 words]Gary SackApr 19, 2018 12:14242797
Turkey's geography, history and today's situation [531 words]Michael SApr 19, 2018 06:24242795
Oops. God vs. Gog [226 words]Micael S.Apr 20, 2018 20:00242795
Perhaps better to allow Turkey to have American weapons [67 words]AnonApr 18, 2018 22:03242791
NATO's Turkish Dilemma Reflects Western Ignorance About Islam [191 words]DaveApr 18, 2018 21:52242790

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