Turkey promises retaliation if Lebanon attacked

11/28/2010 07:32

From News from Jerusalem

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned that his country "will not remain silent" if Israel attacks or is provoked into attacking Lebanon or the Gaza Strip, and he accused the Jewish state of breaching Lebanon's air space and waters and continuing to use force against Palestinians, according to a report from Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin.

He also called on the United Nations Security Council to pressure Israel to reveal its nuclear program just as it has been doing with Iran on its nuclear enrichment effort, which the West believes is a cover for making nuclear weapons.

Erdogan made his comments during an official two-day visit to Lebanon. Prior to going to Lebanon, he also warned Lebanese leaders in Ankara that Israel was planning an attack from its northern border.

"Does (Israel) think it can enter Lebanon with the most modern aircraft and tanks to kill women and children, and destroy schools and hospitals, and then expect us to remain silent?" Erdogan asked.

"Does (Israel) think it can use the most modern weapons, phosphorus munitions and cluster bombs to kill children in Gaza and then expect us to remain silent?" he added. "We will not be silent and we will support justice by all means available to us."

While the implication here was to spearhead initiatives in the U.N. against Israel should it attack Lebanon or Gaza, the "by all means available to us" raised the specter of whether Turkey would engage militarily against Israel.

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"Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem." (Zechariah 12:2)


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