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Erdogan the Sulan, then Calif, then Madhi?

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Submitted by Michael S, Nov 29, 2016 at 08:19

My sentiments exactly, Tovey.

Our (America's) problems go far beyond who is or isn't President; they are systemic. The things that are propelling us toward collapse are the very things that propelled us to success: science, technology, industrialization, globalization, freedom, democracy, etc. It's as though we're on a treadmill, going faster and faster. We seem to be making progress, but then we hit a snag; so we go even faster.

This reminds me of a proverb a friend once told me. There were two brothers, who went into the business of hauling. They found that they were able to consistently earn $20 for every $25 they put into a truckload. Realizing that they were going under, they thought and thought. Then one brother got an idea: "I know how we can turn around the business! We'll buy more trucks!". That is the thinking of modern civilization.

Ultimately, the books are audited; and we all have to give account. The oil wells will have failed us; our nuclear weapons will be spent, and will no longer protect us; our false gods will be humbles, and men will be crying out to God for bread. This, I believe, will happen soon -- within a few years.

Most political analysts seem to be paralyzed at the moment, wondering what President Trump will do, or plotting to overthrow him before even a day in office. Meanwhile, there is a lot of movement on the ground. Turkey is busy invading Syria, while Iranian agents are taking over Iraq. Yemen is at a standstill, with Saudi Arabia suddenly too poor and friendless to prosecute its war there. Egypt and Libya-Tobruk are unashamedly deserting the Saudis, and cozying up to the Russians -- Egypt even has troops in Syria now, I read, fighting for Assad. Meanwhile, Russia has a Molotov-Hitler-type of pact with Turkey, while both sides consolidate their gains. The US, of course, under lame duck Obama, busies itself with futile, powerless gestures as it proceeds to be irrelevant.

Once Trump is in office, American policy MAY begin to coalesce; but don't hold your breath. Other players now have the initiative in world events, expecially the Turkish Sultan, Erdogan. Once ISIS begins crumbling territorially, I expect them to simply cross over to the Turks -- who will then be the sole champions left, of the Sunni cause. Erdogan may even declare that HE is then the true Calif. If Iran falls upon hard times, the Shiites there may even accept him as the Madhi -- a title he will gladly adopt. We are dealing here, with an absolute nut, who will lead a people (the Muslims) who have likewise gone mad. This could all happen in a matter of months.

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