Friday, September 16, 2011

WWIII Focused on Israel and who Else?

Target Israel

John R. Houk
© September 16, 2011

The beginning of WWIII might be looming. The nation central to the possibility of world war is – you guessed it – Israel. That which is surprising is the powder keg surrounds two other nations other than Israel. You might think Syria and Iran might be the belligerents or perhaps Islamic terrorists like Hamas, Hezbollah and the deceptive Palestinian Authority (PA) which in turn is only the Western validation of the Islamic terrorist organization of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO). The PLO is an umbrella organization of which Fatah calls the shots. Hamas is not a part of the PLO because it is corrupt and in many instances an oligarch of socialist minded Muslims relying on Arab nationalism more than Islam.

James Williams in a Personal Message to the members of United for Israel summarizes a DEBKAFile publication reporting that Turkey is threatening Israel’s Navy if it reaches beyond a 12 mile limit. Because of Turkish belligerence or perhaps in anticipation of Turkish Belligerence, Greece and Israel has signed a secret Military Pact. Greece’s involvement is based on Turkish belligerence being weighed against Greek sovereignty of small islands in the Mediterranean Sea. Things have not been nice between Turkey and the Greek people ever since the defunct Ottoman Empire began conquering Eastern Europe beginning with the fall of the Byzantine Empire in 1453 with the capture of the Capital City Constantinople. The Turks ravished Constantinople destroying Churches and making one of the world’s oldest and largest Church edifices – Hagia Sophia – into a Mosque.

Several thousand of the survivors had taken refuge in the cathedral: nobles, servants, ordinary citizens, their wives and children, priests and nuns. They locked the huge doors, prayed, and waited. {Caliph} Mahomet {II} had given the troops free quarter. They raped, of course, the nuns being the first victims, and slaughtered. At least four thousand were killed before Mahomet stopped the massacre at noon. He ordered a muezzin {one who issues the call to prayer} to climb into the pulpit of St. Sophia and dedicate the building to Allah. It has remained a mosque ever since. Fifty thousand of the inhabitants, more than half the population, were rounded up and taken away as slaves. For months afterward, slaves were the cheapest commodity in the markets of Turkey. Mahomet asked that the body of the dead emperor be brought to him. Some Turkish soldiers found it in a pile of corpses and recognized Constantine {XI} by the golden eagles embroidered on his boots. The sultan ordered his head to be cut off and placed between the horse’s legs under the equestrian bronze statue of the emperor Justinian. The head was later embalmed and sent around the chief cities of the Ottoman empire for the delectation of the citizens. Next, Mahomet ordered the Grand Duke Notaras, who had survived, be brought before him, asked him for the names and addresses of all the leading nobles, officials, and citizens, which Notaras gave him. He had them all arrested and decapitated. He sadistically bought from their owners {i.e., Muslim commanders} high-ranking prisoners who had been enslaved, for the pleasure of having them beheaded in front of him.

(Fregosi, Jihad, 256-7.)[Quote Posted from: Eurabian nights: The final chapter; Occidental Libertas]

Here is a depiction of what happened to Churches, Monasteries and the Hagia Sophia in particular:

Bands of Ottoman soldiers began now looting. Doors were broken, private homes were looted, their tenants were massacred. Shops in the city markets were looted. Monasteries and Convents were broken in. Their tenants were killed, nuns were raped, many, to avoid dishonor, killed themselves. Killing, raping, looting, burning, enslaving, went on and on according to tradition. The troops had to satisfy themselves. The great doors of Saint Sophia were forced open, and crowds of angry soldiers came in and fell upon the unfortunate worshippers. Pillaging and killing in the holy place went on for hours. Similar was the fate of worshippers in most churches in the city. Everything that could be taken from the splendid buildings was taken by the new masters of the Imperial capital. Icons were destroyed, precious manuscripts were lost forever. Thousands of civilians were enslaved, soldiers fought over young boys and young women. Death and enslavement did not distinguish among social classes. Nobles and peasants were treated with equal ruthlessness.

According to Historian Frantzis the invaders broke the heads of those women who resisted, on the floor of the churches and they raped them dead. The famous icon of Apostole Loukas was totally destroyed. The sultan asked for the young sons of Duke Loukas Notaras. Their father refused and Mehmed was ready to take their heads. Notaras asked him to kill him after his sons so that he was sure that they were dead and not disgraced from the pervert sultan. And this is what happened. (Excerpt from CONSTANTINE XI PALAEOLOGUS (1449-1453) FALL OF CONSTANTINOPLE "Ealo h Polis")

This followed ultimately in conquering the Balkan Christian nations which included the Greek speaking peoples of Greece and the Ionian western part of present day Turkey.

Now that I have expressed my disapproval of the murderous aspects of Islam that has not changed much since those medieval days, let me return to the personal message of James Williams about how Turkey may be the instrument of the beginning of WWIII at worst and at least (but perhaps even more worse) the instrument that raises the Muslim world to unite to destroy Israel.

JRH 9/16/11
Things Heating Up With Turkey

Sent by James Williams
Sent: September 16, 2011
Sent to Members of United for Israel

I thought I would send a little update on how things are going in the Middle East.
From Debka File: "Turkish frigates to confront Israeli vessels, disable their weapons"

The Erdogan government sharply ratcheted up its threat of war on Israel Monday, Sept. 12 with a report that three Turkish Navy frigates are to sail for the eastern Mediterranean "to ensure freedom of navigation and confront Israeli warships if necessary."

As Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan was set to start a visit to Egypt, Turkish naval sources reported: "If Turkish warships encounter an Israeli military ship outside Israel's 12-mile territorial waters, they will advance up to 100 meters from the ship and disable its weapon system."

The threat bluntly applied to Israel's naval enforcement of its UN-approved blockade of the Gaza Strip.

DEBKA file's military sources report that this is more than a threat of belligerence against Israeli naval shipping; it is also an attempt to dictate the terms of its threatened military engagement at sea with Israel and arbitrarily lay down the outer limits of Israel's territorial waters. One of its goals is to deprive   Israel's deep sea gas wells   of naval protection.

Turkish naval sources report that the frigates assigned the mission against Israel belong to its Southern Sea Area Command.

"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.   DEBKA file 's sources report that this was decided in a long nocturnal phone conversation Wednesday night Sept. 14 between the Israeli and Greek prime ministers, Binyamin Netanyahu and George Papandreou, and at Israel's expanded cabinet of eight, which was called into session over the Turkish threat to its off-shore oil and gas rigs.

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. Papandreou said the Turks are capable of surprise attacks on additional Greek islands near the Turkish coast.

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