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Islamic Turkey a De-Facto Requirement for a Middle East in Crisis

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Mar 8, 2010 at 16:07

While there may be sentiments that Turkey must be brought under control independent of the Islamic influences that have swept through the country like a wildfire, even as the requirements of joining the EU are being ignored by some for a better alliance with the Islamic Revolution from Iran, all of this must be taken in the context that Turkey has a specific place in history, both in the roots of its Anatolian past, and in its future alliance with the forces that seek to displace Israel from its rightful place in the Middle East. Turkey is literally at the crossroads of the mindsets that would settle the crisis in the Middle East by enforcing several demands that Israel be forced into submission, eventually for elimination.

Simply speaking, a secular Turkey could not be counted on for enabling a process to force Israel into concessions to meet world demands for a 'Palestinian' state, which in many published perspectives, cannot happen as long as Israel remains a viable state. It is the subterfuge of the argument of a two state solution that will be made evident if Israel is somehow forced into any more concessions of 'land for peace,' a diatribe that needed long ago to be dismissed out of hand for its baseless and tactless intent of the destruction of Israel. There is no reasonable argument for Israel to further consider such an option considering its detriment to the state. Further still, it is against Israel's Biblical imperative.

Caution as we might regarding the consequences of a Turkey completely overrun in its Islamic sentimentalities, it is the only circumstance that plays Turkey into the position it will find herself in when the time comes to move against Israel with the other conspirators. Iran, in its jubilation of the changing situation there will continue the efforts of 'revolutionizing' Turkey and fulfill terms of an alliance.

Thus as Dr. Pipes writes, "Turkey's Islamic importance suggests that the outcome of this crisis has consequences for Muslims (especially non-Arabic*insertion by this reader) everywhere." However, if the military were to retain its independence for the short term, it cannot be very long before that dims in the younger minds of the junior military leadership, of whom it is suspected will be more susceptible to the power that the Islamic influences may offer beyond that which may be found in an older leadership under fire for its allegiance to the 'old school' influences of Attatürk.

It is suggested here that the change is already a de-facto circumstance; and the next step of the process is not long behind.


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