Therefore thus says the Lord GOD of hosts:
O My people, who dwell in Zion, do not be afraid of the Assyrian.
He shall strike you with a rod and lift up his staff against you, in the manner of Egypt.
It was by the Assyrian Empire that the kingdom of Israel was destroyed. Recent annals of Assyrian Kings have been found in which they themselves had their own exploits recorded. In these annals names of ten Hebrew Kings occur: Omri, Ahab, Jehu, Menahem, Pekah, Hoshea, Uzziah, Ahaz, Hezekiah, and Manasseh. Many statements are found which confirm Biblical statements. Nineveh was its capital (this is where Jonah was sent).
Assyrian policy was to deport conquered peoples to other lands, to destroy their sense of nationalism, and make them more easily subject. Assyrians were great warriors. Most nations then were robber nations. Assyrians seem to have been about the worst of them all. They built their state on the loot of other peoples. They practiced cruelty. They skinned their prisoners alive, or cut off their hands, feet, noses, ears, or put out their eyes, or pulled out their tongues, and made mounds of human skulls, all to inspire terror.
Assyria was founded, previous to 2000 B.C., by colonists from Babylon, and for many centuries was subject to, or in conflict with, Babylon. About 1300 B.C. Shalmaneser I threw off the yoke of Babylon and ruled the whole Euphrates Valley. Then Assyria declined, Tiglath-pileser I, (1120-1100 B.C.) made Assyria again a great kingdom. Then decline again, followed by 300 years as World Empire.
Assyria and Biblical Prophecy
Modern Day Turkey (Central Asia) IN PROPHECY
THE FINAL END TIME BEAST (PDF)
I believe that TURKEY (nee Assyria) will be the power base of the Biblical end of the age "Beast" and the Caliphate.
The Turkish role in the revived Islamic caliphate that PM Erdogan believes deeply in and seeks to head can not be understated or dismissed.
Below follows a collection of items that relate directly to my recent thoughts on modern Turkey /Biblical Assyria.
I know this is a huge post, far too much to digest, but no one has really been discussing this. No one. I want to make sure you get the adequate background to grasp the major implications later on.
Muslims believe armageddon will be fought by the Kings of the descendants of Abraham's sons Ishmael and Isaac. The King of the descendants of the Ishmaelite House will be known as "Al Mahdi", and will be given allegiance to at the Station of Abraham (Maqam Ibrahim) in Makkah, infront of the Kaba, the House of God which they claim was built by Abraham and Ishmael.
Meanwhile, the King of the House of Isaac will be the Dajjal (Anti-Christ), who will be attempting to establish his Kingdom in Jerusalem when he will hear about the Mahdi.
The Dajjal will then assemble all of his followers and advance against Al Mahdi, claiming him self to be the Messiah and God. At the moment when both armies face each other, God will send Jesus Christ, son of Mary down for the Second Coming.
Muslims believe that Mahdi will return to earth and prove that he is that real Christ (Messiah), and that the Seal of Prophets is Muhammad, from the line of Ishmael, who was 'like unto Moses'.
Mahsi will then commence war with the Jewish Messiah, and will slay the Jewish Messiah of the House of David near Jerusalem. Mahdi will then retrieve the Ark of the Covenant with Al Mahdi, who will know of its secret location from the secret letters of Ali ibn Abi Talib, whose brother retrieved it from Ethiopia (Habash) from the Negus, who believed in the Prophet Muhammad and surrendered the Ark to him, and had it returned to Makkah to present it to the Seal of Prophets mentioned in the Revelation, from the line of Ishmael, Muhammad.
Muhammad then is reported to have granted it to his son in-law, Ali, who then retrieved from it the Zulfikar Sword and by the power and blessings of the Ark, helped establish for the Muhammad the State in Medina, and later on the entire Hijaz.
Muslims believe that the Ark was secretly guarded by the first four Caliphs, who used its power to establish the Islamic Empire throughout the Middle East, including in Jerusalem.
It is said, during the reign of Ali, the Ark was sent towards Turkey, and the Ottomans became the protectors of the lands wherein it could have been hidden.
Imam Suyuti said,"He (Mahdi) will bring the Ark of the Covenant to light from a place called Antioch."
When Al Mahdi comes, he will retrieve it and establish the Kingdom of Heaven under the House of Ishmael
"And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; twelve mighty princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation" (Genesis 17:20)
Muslims believe the task of the Ottoman Caliphate was to secure the leadership of the bloodline of Ishmael, and when it failed, it fell.
Here we go, kuffars!
Hang on to your scimitars!
And keep your eyes on Turkey.
And the Angel of the Lord continued, See now, you are with child and shall bear a son, and shall call his name Ishmael God hears, the Lord has heard and paid attention to your affliction.
And Ishmael will be as a wild ass among men; his hand will be raised against every man and every man's hand will be against him, and he will live to the east and on the borders of all his kinsmen.
~ Genesis 16:11-12
RE: PRIME MINISTER ERDOGAN
Prime Minister of Turkey, 2002-Current
There is no question that Erdogan is pro-Islamic (he calls himself a religious conservative) but the extent of his position towards the fundamentally secular nature of the state was called into question on 12 December 1997 at a public meeting in Siirt in Eastern Anatolia. In his speech, Erdogan identified Turkish society as having "two fundamentally different camps" – those who blindly follow the Atatürk's Reforms [seculars] and the Muslims who unite Islam with Sharia.> He publicly read a well-known Islamic poem including modified lines:
"Mosques are our barracks,
domes our helmets,
minarets our bayonets,
believers our soldiers.
This holy army guards my religion.
Almighty our journey is our destiny,
the end is martyrdom.
Erdogan was tried and convicted of inciting religious hatred in 1998.
He was sentenced to ten months' imprisonment of which he served four between March and July 1999.
On 17 October 2006, Prime Minister Erdogan suffered a mild shock in public due to hypoglycemia, caused by a combination of intense work and Ramadan fasting. . He was hospitalized but the doctors determined that he only needed a few days of rest and viewed his state of health as not being of serious concern. His transportation to the hospital became a phenomenon as well when the driver of his armoured vehicle accidentally closed the door to the vehicle leaving the keys inside.
The security system of the vehicle locked all the doors with Erdogan still inside, unconscious. A hammer was brought in from a nearby construction yard to break the bulletproof windows of the vehicle and rescue the Prime Minister.
INTRO: Turkey's leading politician, once barred from taking office for his Islamist views, is set to return to political office with an expected victory in a parliamentary by-election on Sunday. Most observers believe he will soon thereafter become prime minister. V-O-A Correspondent Roger Wilkison, who recently visited Turkey, reports the latest move by Recep Tayyip Erdogan comes at a crucial time for both Turkey and his ruling Justice and Development Party.
4/8/2007: Rise of the Caliphate /Jihad
11/5/2007: President Bush and Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan Discuss Global War on Terror
The Oval Office
Q Mr. President, what would be your reaction if there would be a Turkish operation into northern Iraq?
PRESIDENT BUSH: First of all, I don't like to answer hypothetical questions. But I can tell you that we -- he asked what would my reaction be if there was an attack. Well, that's a hypothetical question. But what we did talk about is to make sure that there is good enough intelligence so that we can help deal with a common problem -- and that problem is a terrorist organization called PKK. And we need to know, in any of these actions, who they are and where they are, in order to make any strategy effective.
And therefore, step one is to make sure that our intelligence-sharing is good. The problem oftentimes is that faulty intelligence means that we can't solve the problem. Good, sound intelligence delivered on a real-time basis, using modern technology, will make it much easier to deal effectively with people who are using murder as a weapon to achieve political objectives.
As I said in my opening statement, the PKK is an enemy of Turkey, a free Iraq, and the United States of America. And it's in our joint interest to work effectively to deal with the problem.
2/26/2008 :Iraq, Turkey and U.S. to hold trilateral energy talks in Istanbul next month…
3/20 2008: TURKEY: STATE SPONSORED TERRORISM
6/10/08: FIGHTING FOR TURKEY'S SOUL
6/11/08: US STATE DEPARTMENT BRIEFING:
(dig the "inaudibles")
QUESTION: Thank you. On Turkey.
MR. GALLEGOS: Yes.
QUESTION: Mr. Gallegos, according to reports from Ankara, General Yasar Buyukanit (inaudible) of those (inaudible) Turkish judges (inaudible) now to get at the constitutional court, in an obvious effort to (inaudible) the government of Recep Erdogan by the end of August via judicial coup d'etat. Could you please once again clarify the U.S. position vis-à-vis to this crucial issue since this fascist move undermines legal democracy in Turkey?
MR. GALLEGOS: As usual, overstated, Mr. Lambros. I'll take that question and we'll have somebody call you a little bit later on it.
QUESTION: Thank you. One more question on Turkey.
MR. GALLEGOS: Yes.
QUESTION: Turkish military police strike again in northern Iraq against Kurdish rebels with prior approval of the U.S. occupation forces in Baghdad. Any comment on that?
MR. GALLEGOS: Our antiterrorism cooperation with the Turkish Government is well known. It is something that we continue, believe in strongly, continue to support. We support their right to protect themselves from terrorist acts. We'll continue to do so. Any details on any specific actions, I'd refer you to the Turkish Government.
QUESTION: Thank you.
MR. GALLEGOS: Yes.
6/18/2008: Turkey to decide on IMF soon: PM Erdogan
6/19/08: US STATE DEPARTMENT BRIEFING:
QUESTION: On Turkey , Mr. Casey. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan party rejected before yesterday charged in a court case seeking the disclosure for anti-secular activity, argued that any ban would be rejected by the European Court of Human Rights. Do you consider it true that the European Court of Human Rights should be involved in order to protect democracy in Turkey?
MR. CASEY: Mr. Lambros, we've spoken about this court case before. First and foremost, we believe that Turkish authorities should be able to deal responsibly with this issue. We firmly support Turkish democracy and we certainly would expect that the Turkish courts, in looking at this issue, would consider the will of the people in making their decision.
In that day there will be a highway from Egypt to Assyria, and the Assyrian will come into Egypt and the Egyptian into Assyria, and the Egyptians will serve with the Assyrians.
We have given our hand to the Egyptians And the Assyrians, to be satisfied with bread.
SECRETARY RICE: I do think this is something that's changed really in the last month, month and a half, where you do have the UAE, the Foreign Minister went there. The bin Zayed family has been very supportive and they're going to put an ambassador there and they've let it be known.
SECRETARY RICE: Yes. Jordan and Bahrain have said that they would also put ambassadors there. And I think we're now talking -- Saudi Arabia has said that they would, but I think that Jordan, UAE and Bahrain are actively looking to put ambassadors there. And the invitations for the Maliki ministers and indeed for the Prime Minister himself are starting to go back and forth between regional players. And you could really see it (inaudible) where what has really happened is that the neighbors -- and by the way, Turkey has been great. Turkey not only has an embassy but they have a consulate. Now they're about to put a consulate in Basra. So the regional support is starting to come along.
6/20/08: Turkish Army Denies Secret Propaganda Campaign
6/20/08: Turk military court bans broadcast of terror news
6/21/08: Turkish neo-nationalists and global ultra-nationalists form an axis of evil
Why would Gündüz Aktan, a former ambassador and a declared nationalist, refer to both Carl Schmitt (1888-1985) and Schmitt's staunch critic, Leo Strauss (1899-1973), in the same article as sources of inspiration to define the current domestic political struggle in Turkey?
Ulusalcis also have allies in the US State Department. Richard Perle is said to have worked on the name of the Turkish Ulusalcis to convince -- successfully - Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs Dan Fried that the AK Party is no good for the American policies in or around Turkey.
Ali Aslan, the Washington representative of the Zaman daily, thinks that this is the only explanation that could explain why Fried could not stand firm against the e-memorandum of April 27, 2007. It was also claimed that State Department diplomat Matthew Bryza, long-time boyfriend and, more recently, husband of Zeyno Baran, was the person who wrote the declaration read by Fried that gave the Turkish military the "green light" by saying that the Americans were not on any side of the discussion.
The extent to which Bryza was influenced by his wife is not known, but the similarities in their rhetoric against the AK Party are striking. Baran, who was already a controversial figure due to her involvement in the infamous Hudson Institute meeting, her article in Newsweek that predicted a military coup in 2007 and her involvement with the colored revolutions in Kyrgyzstan, Georgia and Ukraine, is known to have given speeches on several occasions claiming that the AK Party would, in time, return to its Islamist roots and that the Turkish public voted for the AK Party on July 22 with the assurance in mind that the army would oust the AK Party if it tried to change the system in Turkey.
Carl Schmitt, who became a professor at the University of Berlin in 1933 (a position he held until the end of World War II) joined the NSDAP on May 1, 1933; he quickly was appointed "Preußischer Staatsrat" by Hermann Göring and became the president of the "Vereinigung nationalsozialistischer Juristen" ("Union of National-Socialist Jurists") in November. He thought his theories as an ideological foundation of the Nazi dictatorship, and a justification of the "Führer" state with regard to legal philosophy, in particular through the concept of auctoritas. [SNIP] Half a year later, in June 1934, Schmitt became editor in chief for the professional newspaper "Deutsche Juristen-Zeitung" ("German Jurists' Newspaper"); in July 1934, he justified the political murders of the Night of the Long Knives as the "highest form of administrative law" ("höchste Form administrativer Justiz")
Schmitt presented himself as a radical anti-semite and also was the chairman of a law teachers' convention in Berlin in October 1936, where he demanded that German law be cleansed of the "Jewish spirit" ("jüdischem Geist"), going so far as to demand that all publications by Jewish scientists should henceforth be marked with a small symbol.
Nevertheless, in December 1936, the SS publication Das schwarze Korps accused Schmitt of being an opportunist, a Hegelian state thinker and basically a Catholic, and called his anti-semitism a mere pretense, citing earlier statements in which he criticised the Nazi's racial theories. After this, Schmitt lost most of his prominent offices, and retreated from his position as a leading Nazi jurist, although he retained his post as a professor in Berlin thanks to Göring.
Micah 5: A Promised Ruler From Bethlehem
Marshal your troops, O city of troops for a siege is laid against us. They will strike Israel's ruler on the cheek with a rod. "But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times. Therefore Israel will be abandoned until the time when she who is in labor gives birth and the rest of his brothers return to join the Israelites.
He will stand and shepherd his flock in the strength of the LORD, in the majesty of the name of the LORD his God. And they will live securely, for then his greatness will reach to the ends of the earth. And he will be their peace. Deliverance and Destruction When the Assyrian invades our land and marches through our fortresses, we will raise against him seven shepherds, even eight leaders of men. They will rule the land of Assyria with the sword, the land of Nimrod with drawn sword.
He will deliver us from the Assyrian when he invades our land and marches into our borders. The remnant of Jacob will be in the midst of many peoples like dew from the LORD, like showers on the grass, which do not wait for man or linger for mankind. The remnant of Jacob will be among the nations, in the midst of many peoples, like a lion among the beasts of the forest, like a young lion among flocks of sheep, which mauls and mangles as it goes, and no one can rescue.
Your hand will be lifted up in triumph over your enemies, and all your foes will be destroyed. "In that day," declares the LORD, "I will destroy your horses from among you and demolish your chariots. I will destroy the cities of your land and tear down all your strongholds. I will destroy your witchcraft and you will no longer cast spells. I will destroy your carved images and your sacred stones from among you; you will no longer bow down to the work of your hands. I will uproot from among you your Asherah poles and demolish your cities. I will take vengeance in anger and wrath upon the nations that have not obeyed me."
Al Mahdi, the Quraysh &the Ottoman Caliphate