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Turkish Arms Sale To Lebanon Shocks Israel

DEBKAfile quotes senior Israeli military circles as staggered by the discovery that US president Barack Obama had approved a large Turkish arms sale to the Lebanese army, including the services of Turkish military instructors. This was taken as further proof that the US president is deaf to Israel’s immediate security concerns. Lebanese president Gen. Michel Suleiman has more than once threatened neighboring Israel. When he signed the arms deal in Ankara Tuesday, April 21, he once again pledged publicly to place the Lebanese army at the disposal of the Shiite terrorist Hizballah in any confrontation with Israel.

If that happened, said one Israeli source, Israel could find itself under attack not just by Hizballah as in the past, but by a Lebanese army, well trained and armed by Turkey. He noted that more than 50 percent of Lebanon’s fighting manpower are Shiites loyal to Hizballah.

The conviction is growing in Jerusalem that the US president endorsed the transaction as a means of breaking up the long-standing military pact between Israel and Turkey, because it interferes with his Middle East objectives. Our sources note that neither Washington nor Ankara bothered to inform Israel of the transaction or its scope.

After meeting Turkish president Abdullah Gul, Suleiman at the head of a large Lebanese military delegation signed the contracts for the sale and declared with deep satisfaction: “We reviewed the new [US] policies towards the region in the light of President Obama’s recent visit to Turkey.”


2 responses to Turkish Arms Sale To Lebanon Shocks Israel


  2. Unbelievable! I never thought I would see the day when the US government would so openly betray Israel, but then we are living in prophetic times, so this does fit.
    Perhaps it would seem that the last true friends of Israel are the Biblical Christians of the world, but even we can not stop prophecy from marching forward and being fulfilled.
    The region of Turkey is mentioned (though not by its modern name) in Ezekiel 38, which describes a massive, multi-nation attack upon Israel in the end-times. Perhaps this attack happens in stages, perhaps all at once, but if you read Ezekiel 38-39, you’ll see that this is a prophecy that has yet to be fulfilled.
    Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, and the preservation of Israel. Prophecy in both Old and New Testaments assures us that the Lord Himself will preserve Jerusalem and Israel, even if the rest of the world betrays her. He is always faithful, and He is coming soon.

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