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On the Eve of the Final World War

It’s a well-known fact that, NATO ally, Turkey has been one of the biggest if not THE biggest customer of ISIS’ oil business that generates the revenue needed by the terror organization to continue to fund terror around the world. What has separated ISIS from even its predecessor Al-Qaida is its ability to raise millions of dollars a month selling oil captured in the northern parts of Iraq and Syria. Turkey along with North Korea and China have been the greatest recipients of this black market, terror sponsored petroleum. Turkey, however, is a NATO ally. NATO when founded in 1949, took the approach to geopolitical threats that an attack on one is an attack on all. What might have seemed wise at the time, could play out as utter foolishness if the current reports from Russian, Iranian and Middle Eastern media turn out to be true. They are reporting that with the help of Saudi Arabian fighter jets, Turkey has invaded Syria. Again, it is very difficult to confirm this account and I’m sure that in the many hours to follow we will hear more about this if indeed there is validity to the story.

But the scenario bares taking an interesting look regardless for the sake of thought, academic process and overall worldview understanding. Turkey’s President, Recep Tayyip Erdo?an, is a man of old school Islam. Erdo?an knows that his country was once the capital nation of the Ottoman Empire which stood in existence since the 13th Century until the early 20th Century. Muslims around the world understand that a global caliphate must be established before the coming of the Madhi, who in Islamic eschatology, is the prophesied redeemer of Islam who will rule for five, seven, nine, or nineteen years, according to differing interpretations, before the Day of Judgment (yawm al-qiyamah / literally, the Day of Resurrection) and will rid the world of evil. Many people believe that Erdo?an is just another crazy Muslim dictator who spouts off at the mouth, seeking only to enrich himself and consolidate more and more power. All of these are true, but Erdo?an has also declared himself the head of all Muslims worldwide and he has even declared himself to be god on earth. Either way you look at it, Erdo?an as Turkey’s leader only serves to complicate the problems in the Middle East, cause insecurity for the nation of Israel and lean us closer and closer to war.

We have told you for some time now that Saudi Arabia has long wanted to become a player in the energy market in Europe and has effectively been shut out by current and only player, Russia. Saudi Arabia is who asked the US to remove Saddam Hussein because was threatening invasion and wouldn’t run pipelines into Europe for OPEC. It was Saudi Arabia that asked the US to remove Basher Al Assad from power because Assad was the only leader who has continued to refuse to sign on to the Qatar-Turkey Pipeline project. This pipeline was to connect with the Nabucco pipeline to supply European customers as well as Turkey. One route to Turkey is via Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and Syria and another is through Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Iraq. Syria's rationale for rejecting the Qatar proposal was said to be "to protect the interests of its Russian ally, which is Europe's top supplier of natural gas." And then there’s Iran who continues to destabilize Iraq so the latter proposed pathway is unable to be completed as well.

So how does this all go down? Saudi wants their pipeline. America won’t remove Assad because Putin has shown to be a stronger, albeit crazier, leader of his country and their self-interests. Russia needs to be the sole player of energy for the EU. Britain is strongly considering leaving the EU in what is being called the Brexit. This would give the potential cover for other, less economically viable or militarily capable countries to leave the EU as well and would be devastating for the beleaguered Russian economy. Turkey is a part of NATO and as such could drag NATO and its allies into a war they don’t want to be a part of. If Turkey is left to themselves and expelled from NATO, they could partner with other OPEC and Muslim nations to put the Caliphate back together and we could see a NATO, Neo-Ottoman Empire, Russia/Iran/China/North Korea three-way conflict that would stretch the world into global conflict. All over oil, all over currency and all over economic supremacy and world dominance of the 21st Century and beyond.

Written by Trey Roberts

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