Israel to Pay a Price
Prime Minister Recep Erdogan of Turkey used his visit to Egypt on Monday to further "cement” his position as the new leader of the Sunni Arab world with a blistering attack against Israel.
Continuing his anti-Israeli campaign, Erdogan told a meeting of the 22-member Arab League in Cairo that Israel had to "pay a price for its aggression and crimes,” stoking the flames higher regarding a military confrontation between his country and the Jewish state.
Last week, the Turkish government expelled the Israeli ambassador and cut all military ties with the country it had enjoyed close relations with for many years.
In his anti-Israel message in Cairo, Erdogan reminded Egyptians that Israeli forces had recently killed five Egyptian policemen, inflaming what was already an emotional issue in Egypt as well as the anti-Israeli feeling that runs deep in some segments of Egyptian society.
With such a large anti-Israeli audience in Egypt, some members of which had recently attacked the Israeli embassy, it is not surprising Erdogan played the Palestinian card again.
Besides calling for the end of the Israeli blockade of Gaza, he also urged the countries present at the Arab League meeting to support the Palestinians’ bid for statehood next month at the UN. He called their support "an obligation.”
Debka has an interesting update as related to Turkey's growing threat to Israel:
Israeli-Greek defense pact invoked versus Turkish naval and air movements
Israel and Greece have invoked the mutual defense pact they signed secretly only 12 days ago in the light of heavy Turkish sea and air movements in the eastern Mediterranean.
The Greek Prime Minister added to the information recorded so far on Turkish fleet movements in the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas.
He was particularly concerned by the observation flights suddenly increased in the past 48 hours over the Greek island of Kastelorizo in the southeast Mediterranean just two kilometers from the Turkish coast. Those flights are escorted by Turkish combat jets.
Athens fears a Turkish attack on the island, whose population is fewer than 1,000, and an attempt to damage or seize it.
Israel suspects that a Turkish attack on the Greek island will be the signal for Turkish military aggression against its oil and gas platforms located in the Mediterranean between Israel and Cyprus.
Indeed. This could represent Turkey's efforts to establish a staging area for subsequent attacks which would involve Israel's new oil and gas finds and the so-called "disputed borders" at sea.
Papandreou said the Turks are capable of surprise attacks on additional Greek islands near the Turkish coast.
Turkey also backs Lebanon's complaint that Israel is robbing it of its natural resources. Talks between Lebanon and Cyprus to resolve this issue broke down. Beirut refuses any discussion with Israel.
...military sources surmise that in the first stage, Israeli navy and air forces are to be posted at Greek Mediterranean bases. The two intelligence agencies are already sharing input.
This threat covers not only shipping bound for Gaza but also Israel's oil and gas drilling platforms which are more than 60 miles out to sea.
Israeli warships crossing the 12-mile line bounding its territorial waters will be challenged by Turkish warships, which are instructed to approach them to within 100 meters and "disable their weapons."
Welcome to yet another potential tipping point in the powder keg, otherwise known as the Middle East.
I was just making an observation. I noticed the increase in just the number of blogs you've posted over the years, and it's hard to argue with pure raw data. In 2008, 31; 2009, 206; 2010; 523; We're not even nine months into this year and you're up to 600. Maybe there are other factors to consider, such as not being able to post as much as you'd like to in the earlier years; but still, that stood out to me. I like how Jesus uses analogies like "birth pains" so we can relate to what those are like. When my wife went into labor with our kids, they started out mild and further apart; and when it was time to push they were more severe and less than a minute apart. He truly is coming soon. Hallelujah!
"The picture is clearing up. The Palestinian September is an Israeli-Palestinian disaster. The Palestinian September was conceived by two European statesmen - Bernard Kouchner and Javier Solana. Those two naive men figured if they grant international sponsorship to Salam Fayyad's Palestinian-state plan, they would force Israel to make a final-status arrangement."
Thanks to FP for the link.
"As Western diplomats scramble to avert what one termed 'a potential train wreck' —
Writing in Haaretz, Ari Shavit correctly recalls that 'the Palestinian September was conceived by two European statesmen – Bernard Kouchner and Javier Solana.'
Solana, then the European Union’s top foreign policy official, announced in July 2009 that the West should set a deadline, and if an Israeli-Palestinian agreement had not been reached by then (cont'd)"
Thanks to C. Cumbey for the link.
Turkey had best watch out....if they do strike that match, they are libel to get burned bad. Course, its a fire that could sweep the ME in hours to days.
We're going home soon Gang.
check out the golden report
Anonymous said "Thanks to C. Cumbey for the link".
Beware of anything that comes from R.C. Jesuit Constance Cumby.
I marked her card here a while ago... exceedingly nasty piece of work.
U.S. urges American citizens to depart Syria immediately.
Do you have a link to that story? I'd love to read it and pass it along. Thanks!
EI, I used to hang out at Cumbey's blog years ago. She's been obsessed with Solona since she wrote "Hidden Dangers of the Rainbow" a long time ago. I once casually mentioned that I'm pre-trib and you'd have thought I had insulted her mother. They all went ballistic and no amount of explanation was enough-- which I thought a lawyer like her would value. She hates Gary Kah with a passion too.
I just switched on Sky News (U.K) and its scrolling past on the News Bar. No details as yet and nothing on the BBC.
Thanks for the back-up, she and her site are venomous and best avoided at all costs. Once they find a Pre-Trib site they sink their fangs in and pump their poison.
Scott doesn't like garlic; but it would come in dead handy with those vampires sniffing about! It's to be expected considering there is a full moon.
I googled it and Reuters has it.
WASHINGTON - The United States on Thursday urged US citizens to leave Syria immediately, saying the government's violent crackdown on peaceful protests had led to an uncertain and volatile situation.
"The US Department of State urges US citizens in Syria to depart immediately while commercial transportation is available," the department said in a warning notice, adding future plans by US citizens to travel to Syria should be deferred.
The State Department had ordered eligible family members of US government employees and certain non-emergency embassy personnel to leave Syria in April.
7.3 earquake hits Fiji... Starting to get ridiculous.
Hi Scott and family,
I listen to the Mark Levin Show on XM radio last Wednesday when a caller contacted him to report what is now an exploding scandal that Drudge is breaking.
Debbie (not her real name) is a self described low man on the totem pole employee of Solyndra, a solar panel company that was built less than a year ago with stimulus money. According to Debbie:
"While we were out there, while we were building it – cause it is a half a billion dollar plant – everyone already knew that China had developed a more inexpensive way to manufacture these solar panels. Everyone knew that the plant wouldn’t work. But they still did it. They still built it."
According to her, the Washington powers that be sunk BIG money into this plant and outfitted it with the latest technological advancements. No money was spared. But less than a year it went bankrupt, to the tune of half a billion dollars. And all the employees knew that it wasn't meant to be operational for long.
The latest update is that the feds came in and are investigating Solyndra. If there was ever fraud involved, Solyndra qualifies as the poster child for misspent tax dollars under O's direction.
You can listen to Debbie's call here for more info on Solyndra.
Sorry about the grammar/spelling in my previous post. Had to post it in a hurry. : /
Looks like talks are revving up for 23 September hearing at UN for the Pali state. Bibi will be addressing the UN that day. Meanwhile, the US is backpeddling on it and remains mum on the subject. No surprise there. : /
Expected . . .thanks for the story link and info about SkyNews. Just added them to my feed.
For any of you who might have an iPad . . .I use FeedlerPro, an app that pulls in any news feeds you wish to add, including the USGS, etc. I even have Scott's blog in the feed and check Feedler frequently throughout the day. Defintely my favorite mews app.
Hi, I have never listened to any of the audio to the right before. But, I just listened to the reflection of the times. Wonderful! I can't wait to listen to the rest.
Feedler does mews now too!?
The mews feed includes the lolcats site. ^-^
LOL, why yes . . .it's cool cats best kept secret :P
Haha it's been a while since I heard a Lolcats pun
Gearedup - I was just listening to this story on the radio on the way home, and they were quoting that same woman. What an incredible story and we'll see how hard the media works to cover it up or minimize it
I hadn't considered that - but there really aren't a lot of variables, other than the fact that pertinent news has indeed increased that much. Its an observation I have made - there are THAT many news';
Just take tonight - I could immediately add multiple posts on things that have happened since this morning.
These are crazy times, and we are RAPIDLY approaching the tribulation - there is no doubting that
Geared - (this is what I get for being off-line all day) - I need to do some quick research on this.....At a quick glance, it looks like they are going to the Security council after all? If that is true, then this is pretty big news.....Hmmm....back to work :)
Also - you may find this link of interest
Goal for $535 million was photo op
Read it and weep
Good WND article with talking points to boot. 1100 people lost their jobs--if they even had it at all. An independent counsel will have to comb through the evidence and work around Erik Holder, who will want to sweep it all under the rug.
This is even bigger than the Clinton/Lewinsky scandal that rocked the White House.
Looks like the only ones that made out like banditos were the contractors-cronies that own Bad O-man.
Investors and taxpayers were left holding the bag...
gear said... "...This is even bigger than the Clinton/Lewinsky..."
Unfortunately, I doubt it'll even get as much play as the C/L scandal. He seems to be magically "untouchable" since all of his documentation seems to be coming from his past CIA connections, including the SSN that doesn't belong to him:
E-Verify 'flags' Obama's Social Security Number
Its hard for me to believe that the SS# doesn't get more press. Its so obviously fraudulent, yet no one seems to care....Weird and bizarre
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