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Friday, October 18, 2013

Analysis: Turkey's unprecedented act of betrayal against Israel

Prophecy Sign:  Turkey - part of the Gog/Magog alliance

Since the election of the Recep Erdogan government in Turkey, relations between Israel and Turkey have become increasingly strained.  The Erdogan government leans more towards an Islamist point of view and as such, eyes Israel as a potential enemy.  That policy may have recently lead the Erdogan government to "out" several Iranian spies working under the auspicious of the Israeli Mossad.  Turkey of course denies the reports of intentionally exposing the Israeli operatives, but there does seemed to be a considerable amount of smoke to suggest there is a fire burning beneath the surface of relations between the two former Middle-East allies.

Bible prophecy warns that Turkey, (Beth Togarmah), will eventually become a full fledged enemy of Israel and will join with a confederacy of like minded nations in an attempt to destroy Israel, (the Gog/Magog war).

I will turn you around, put hooks in your jaws and bring you out with your whole army—your horses, your horsemen fully armed, and a great horde with large and small shields, all of them brandishing their swords.  Persia, Cush and Put will be with them, all with shields and helmets, also Gomer with all its troops, and Beth Togarmah from the far north with all its troops—the many nations with you. Ezekiel 38:4-6 NIV

Analysis: Turkey's unprecedented act of betrayal against Israel
In April 2012, Iran announced that it had uncovered a spy ring of 15 operatives working at the behest of Israel. Iranian authorities identified the operatives as those responsible for the killings of nuclear scientists in recent years. Tehran had long suspected the Mossad as the mastermind of these operations. In announcing the arrests, Iran touted the apprehension of “Zionist spies” and the revelations regarding “Zionist” intelligence activity in a neighboring country.
The announcement, which didn’t garner much attention at the time, took on added importance Thursday, when The Washington Post reported that Turkish intelligence had leaked the identities of 10 Iranian spies working for Israel, who would meet with their Mossad handlers on Turkish soil. This information was revealed by the newspaper’s senior foreign affairs analyst, David Ignatius, a journalist known to maintain extensive contacts with both the American and the Israeli intelligence communities. If the report is accurate – and it is difficult to doubt the credibility of Ignatius’s sources – then we are talking about an egregious, even unprecedented, act. In fact, this is the basest act of betrayal imaginable. 

Turkey blows Israel’s cover for Iranian spy ring
The Turkish-Israeli relationship became so poisonous early last year that the Turkish government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is said to have disclosed to Iranian intelligence the identities of up to 10 Iranians who had been meeting inside Turkey with their Mossad case officers. Knowledgeable sources describe the Turkish action as a “significant” loss of intelligence and “an effort to slap the Israelis.” The incident, disclosed here for the first time, illustrates the bitter, multi-dimensional spy wars that lie behind the current negotiations between Iran and Western nations over a deal to limit the Iranian nuclear program. A Turkish Embassy spokesman had no comment.

Turkey dismisses report it exposed Mossad spy ring in Iran
Turkey’s Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Thursday dismissed allegations that Turkey last year deliberately exposed to the Iranian authorities a group of up to 10 Iranians working as Mossad “assets.” He claimed the allegation — made in a Washington Post article early Thursday and not denied by Israel — was part of an orchestrated campaign to discredit Turkey. There have been “various campaigns, both on [an] international and national level,” aimed at the policies of senior government officials, including Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the head of the Turkish intelligence Hakan Fidan, Today’s Zaman reported Davutoglu as saying.

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