Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Turkish Navy to Escort Future Gaza Supply Vessels

Curt Here...

After several days of chess between Israel and Turkey, the much anticipated confrontation between Israel and the Gaza supply flotilla occurred with very predictable results. After many warnings from the Israeli government, detailing exactly what would happen if the Turkish supply vessels did not respect the Israeli imposed Gaza blockade that has been in place for several years, Israel was finally forced to act to prevent the vessels from docking in Gaza.

Because of this, Israel is again viewed by the world as the instigator of war and the barrier to peace in the Middle East. This of course is political spin at it finest, as it is clear from my perspective that the supply vessels where not sent to simply provide humanitarian aid but where sent to break the blockade. This blockade could be put on course to being lifted if the Palestinians simply agreed to quit firing rockets from the Gaza Strip into Israel which is one of the many reasons for the blockade in the first place.

Now Turkey could be upping the ante as the article posted below reports that future Gaza supply vessels will be escorted by the Turkish Navy. If true this could lead to a serious military conflict between Israel and Turkey as Israel does not appear to be backing down from this conflict. It is also clear from the outcry from the rest of the international community that it could involve much more than just a direct conflict between Turkey and Israel. Many more countries and world political players could be drawn into this before it is all said and done. I will have to say that it is very interesting that a possible international emergency involving Israel and Turkey (Gog/Magog participant) could occur so close to the mid-point of the 7 year ENP agreement.

It is time to really pay attention to the news over the next few days and weeks as things could get very interesting, very quickly.

Stay Tuned.



Turkey threatens action; Israel on alert

New Delhi: Turkey has threatened Israel with unprecedented action after Israeli forces attacked an aid vessel, killing 10 peace activists headed to Gaza.

Israel said 10 people died while those on the ship said at least 15 were killed.

A shocked world has responded with outrage. Turkey recalled its ambassador to Israel and warned of unprecedented and incalculable reprisals.

Two Turkish activists were reported to be among those killed in the flotilla. Ankara warned that further supply vessels will be sent to Gaza, escorted by the Turkish Navy, a development with unpredictable consequences.

Israel has sounded an alert throughout the country fearing rocket attacks by Hezbollah in Lebanon.

The Arab League has called an urgent meeting on Tuesday to decide on a common response. Egypt is under pressure to end the blockade of Gaza while Greece has cancelled a military exercise with Isreal.

The world is waiting for the response from Washington, how will President Obama react to the provocation from America's closest ally.



Anonymous said...

Dear Curt:

How are you?

Thought you might like to be aware that the late Mr. Herb Peters said that if the 7-year ENPI agreement between Israel and the EU were to be broken, it would probably occur at the semi-annual meeting of the Council of the European Union, in June 2010, which is scheduled for 6/17-6/18. Interestingly, the WEU Assembly will hold its semi-annual plenary session 6/15-6/17 (i.e., overlapping one day). [One watchman believes the 10 full members of the WEU control the Council of the EU.]

Also, 6/17/10 is 1,260 days before Hanukkah 2013 (11/28/13). For more, suggest visiting the FP discussion board, "EU Beast/MidEast Watch" forum, "June 2010 Calendar, Summary of Upcoming Events" thread, at www.fulfilledprophecy.com .

Have a nice day.

A fellow watcher

the70thweek said...

Hello Fellow Watcher,

I am doing fine, thanks for asking. :)

Yeah I have been following that thread at FP, it could be a very interesting next couple of weeks. Thanks for the heads up.