by Chris Black
Turkey has a modern, serious military.
They could roll through Israel like it was nothing if they wanted to.
Of course, the US would have to intervene to protect Israel, and at that point, everyone would be involved, including even Egypt and Saudi.
It’s possible that Erdogan will conclude this is a good idea.
He’s old enough at this point that he could start making bold moves.
He could go down in history as the man who liberated Palestine, and this would allow him, instead of Saudi or Iran, to establish his own framework for the Middle East, which is based on the Ottoman dream.
Probably won’t happen. Don’t want to get people’s hopes up here. But it could happen.
"[President Erdoğan at the 39th COMCEC Ministerial Session Opening Program]
We will not allow the issue of Israel's nuclear weapons to be forgotten. Netanyahu, the butcher of Gaza, will be tried as a war criminal, just as Milosevic was." pic.twitter.com/Nkz6GJfEvR
— RTECANLI (@RTECanli) December 4, 2023
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would eventually be tried as a war criminal over Israel’s ongoing offensive in the Gaza Strip, while slamming Western countries supporting Israel.