Monday, June 7, 2010
Two Dangerous Guys
Daniel Jackson of the Sense of Events Blog posted this piece yesterday about the growing tension between Turkey and Israel - two former allies. The picture painted by Dr. Jackson is a scary one, but one that needs to be widely circulated. An earlier post on this Blog addressed the Islamization of Turkey, which certainly has led to the growing tension with Israel.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, pictured above with his new best friend, reportedly has islamified his control of the Army and Intelligence upper ranks with "loyal cronies" so a coup from secular forces, as mandated by the Father of Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, appears not to be a possibility. It is clear that Erdogan is a fundamental islamist who is determined to bring Sharia to Turkey, which will dramatically effect the security of Israel.
The Turkish Navy, a force of 55,000 personnel and 37 vessels (23 frigates and 14 submarines) would have a decided advantage over the Navy of Israel, a force of 9,500 personnel and three submarines, in any future war which surely would start (if it hasn't already) at sea. Of course Israel has been totally outmanned in every war they have been forced to fight - and they haven't lost yet. Turkey spends almost twice as much as Israel on military expenditures, in terms of U.S. dollars (although Israel spends 2 percent more of its GDP), but it would still be unwise to bet against the Israeli military.
Donald Sensing of Sense of Events posted this follow-up piece on the website today.