Rewind re. Turkey

COPY of pre-blog email (as in ‘About’).:

Friends – Hold on, are we back to square one?  Well not quite…
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Despite relatively welcome news in last weeks’ update, whilst tapping out its close I had reservations over the long-term likelihood of matters improving between Turkey and Israel.  This is because the Ezekiel 38 alliance is not ancient but modern, as may be inferred from activities between Russia, Iran, Libya and Turkey.  The last, with Syria, embraces the region of the ancient peoples of Meshech, Tubal, Gomer and Togmarah.
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For years Turkey and Israel had a good diplomatic relationship, even conducting joint military exercises.  Then last year Turkey’s government sponsored the ill-fated flotilla that tried breaking Israel’s naval blockade of Gaza.  You may recall the fierce attacks by activists on board ‘Mavi Marmara’ upon abseiling, unarmed soldiers?  The media were badly biased against Israel (what’s new), even to the extent of Reuters cropping activists’ weapons out of published photos!
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Now, Turkey’s PM Erdogan has stopped the reconciliation because the UN inquiry into those events has ruled upon the legality of Israel’s blockade.  (For brief details see http://www.debka.com/article/21093/)  Recriminations ensued but Western diplomats believe this won’t stop the two countries working together.  Perhaps because Nicolas Sarkozy and Barack Obama are hoping to pull off an Israeli-Palestinian summit in Paris for 2nd Sept?  However, this important development depends upon concluding the Libyan war! (Those who follow developments closely will find an interesting report at http://www.debka.com/article/21091/)
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STOP PRESS: (no wonder I’ve had such an unusual heavy feeling in my spirit whilst writing) just in from Mike Evans > In preparation for this summit the ‘Quartet’, comprising  USA, EU, Russia & UN, will meet next week in Washington with the probable purpose of stitching up Israel.  But we shall see sooner or later how the Lord is true to His Holy Word:
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“…I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples;
all who would heave it away will surely be cut to pieces, (even) though all the nations of the earth (UN etc) are gathered against it.”
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It’s so fascinating how an ancient collection of divinely inspired books applies to today’s news…
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Bless you
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From: Richard Barker
Sent: Monday, June 27, 2011 5:05 PM
To: Undisclosed Recipients
Subject: TODAY’s NEWS – Peace Talks Shelved For Second Term
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…..At long last some sense seems to be starting to emerge in a couple of quarters:
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Secondly, their [Debkafile’s] sources disclose that after the sudden, unexpected rift in diplomatic and military relations a distinct rapprochement between Turkey and Israel has developed in order to facilitate discrete contact.
For details of both developments see brief, exclusive report > http://www.debka.com/article/21065/ and for a brief explanation of the UN aspect see this item by Elliott Abrams of the Council of Foreign Relations > http://blogs.cfr.org/abrams/2011/06/23/can-the-united-nations-make-palestine-a-state/ .
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The Lord bless you and keep you
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