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Analyzing Erdogan and Trump

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Submitted by Michael S (United States), Sep 7, 2017 at 22:21

Dear Daniel,

I suppose it's your responsibility to try to "psych out" Recep Tayyip Erdogan; seeing that Middle East Studies has become something of a "raison d'etre" to you. For me, on the other hand, Erdogan is simple to understand: He is God, of Ezekiel 38-39. People will be trying to "figure him out", right up to the day that he and the Iranians attack Israel. Then he will attack and get badly beaten, and the world will quickly forget that he ever existed.

Donald Trump is a little more complicated. I knew virtually nothing of him, before he ran for President; and I voted for him because I was disgusted at how much you and all the rest of the establishment, both here and in Europe, were trivializing the common citizen. I was surprized as anyone, when he got elected; but though I have been choking from smoke in Oregon the past week because of the wildfires, I can still remember what a breath of fresh air it was to see all the oddsmakers, all the media gurus, all the living ex-presidents and, in short, all the "great ones" of the world groveling on the floor and drooling spittle.

Can Trump be figured out? I seriously wonder, whether Donald Trump himself can figure himself out. It's probably better to enquire of God, and figure HIM out; because He's the One who got Trump elected.

We might start, by looking at what has happened to the world during the past nine months:

1. The legacy of Barack Obama, who, Henry Kissinger correctly observed, considered him a "sine qua non", "God's gift to humanity, if not God Himself", has been dismantled, piece by piece.

2. The dream of "One World Govenment", ruled by a Globalist elite of men like Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and other globalists, has gotten a severe jolt, both by Trump's victory and by the Brexit vote. Establishment figures like George Soros and H. R. McMaster are hard at work, trying to reverse the damage; but the damage has been done.

3. From the ashes of the globalists comes the phoenix of Chinese President Xi, or so it seems to the Forbes Magazine set. I doubt it. Why? Two reasons: First, the globalists absolutely missed both Trump and Brexit, not to mention the 2008 Economic Crisis, and Second, I have family in China, a globalist businessman son-in-law, and he's struggling to survive under Xi.

The industrialized world consists, ironically, of the three components predicted by futurist George Orwell: Oceania, consisting of the US, Canada and Britain, Eurasia, consisting of the European Council, and East Asia. Choose your pick, whether that refers to China or to Japan-S. Korea-Taiwan, the "Asian Tigers". All three areas are beset by potentially severe crises, with "Oceania", as seems to be implied by Orwell, the best equipped to handle them.

My money is on President Trump, at least for the next few years. He's probably one of the most humble and honest men alive -- for which today's lying, wicked world admittedly sets a very low bar. The Europeans are like a many-headed hydra, or like the seven-headed, ten-horned beast of Revelation. And Xi? Just consider for a moment: Forbes Magazine says that this totalitarian chief of a state-controlled economy has become the ringmaster of the globalist CAPITALIST circus! Forbes concedes that the idea is fantastic, which they should have analyzed with the words "FULL STOP".

We're in for a rough ride; but don't go cashing in your dollars for renmimbi or euros. In a few years, I expect all three to be worthless; but the Word of God will not fail us.

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