PJ Media: Islamic State (ISIS) caliph Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead, killed by an American airstrike in northwest Syria. President Trump announced this morning: “U.S. Special operations forces executed a dangerous and daring night-time raid in northwestern Syria, and accomplished their mission in grand style. The U.S. personnel were incredible.”
But the question now should not be avoided: why was al-Baghdadi hiding so close to Turkey? Were the Turks protecting him? If not them, then who was?
It strains credulity that Turkey, with its interests in northern Syria, did not know he was there. Al-Baghdadi was killed in Barisha in the Idlib province, a town of no more than 2500 people right on the Turkish border. If the Turks didn’t know that the world’s most wanted terrorist was there, they’re incompetent beyond measure. If they did know, they’re complicit in protecting him.
Opinion: Finally, someone is questioning the ‘Sultan’ of Turkey, who somehow manages to maintain a working relationship with President Trump, Vladimir Putin, Hasan Rouhani, Khaled Mashal (Hamas) all the while making no secret of his hatred for Israel.
But with all that, hat tip to PJ Media that exposed what none of the politicians above want to talk about, Erdogan’s proven relationship with al-Baghdadi, the recent (late) ISIS mastermind.
In 2015, Erdogan’s son, Bilal, was found smuggling ISIS oil into Turkey’s export facilities and onto tankers bound for international markets, while Sumeyye Erdogan, daughter of the dictator was reported as head of a covert medical facility for treating ISIS fighters.
So how is it with all that, Turkey is still regarded as a NATO ally?
- Turkey has been a NATO ally since 1952, and U.S. warplanes have used Incirlik Air Base in the south during the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq.
- An estimated 1,800 U.S. military personnel are assigned to the base and the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, the capital.
- Security at Incirlik is of critical importance for the U.S. military because there is a stockpile of U.S. tactical nuclear weapons at the base.
- Turkey is the first Muslim nation in NATO and its second largest army
- Turkey was essential for President Trump’s plan to smash ISIS
Recep Tayyip Erdogan has managed to play both ends of the ME crisis. If not for the sure and perfect word of prophecy, who would know that one day, possibly soon, Turkey will join Russia, Iran and North Africa in a war of annihilation on Israel?
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