The Swedish government’s fawning for President Erdogan obviously isn’t appreciated in Ankara and the Swedes appear clueless as to why. The reality is that Turkey is part of the Middle East and in the Middle East showing weakness and obsequiousness simply is not appreciated, only strength is. If Sweden had wanted to impress Ankara they should have offered to export some advanced weapons systems to Turkey in return for NATO accession. Last year on this blog I suggested a quid pro quo whereby Israel intervenes with the Sabbatean-controlled Derin Devlet to facilitate Swedish and Finnish NATO accession and Sweden and Finland in return recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and move their embassies there from Tel Aviv. Because the Derin Devlet is the only player in Turkey able to break the deadlock and eventually override the military deep state’s veto on NATO accession. This is simply not in Erdogan’s power and so flattering him won’t help. He is just not as powerful as he wants to appear. Most of the time he is a mere puppet and mouthpiece for his three masters: 1) MBI (Muslim Brotherhood Intelligence), 2) the military deep state and 3) the Sabbatean-controlled Derin Devlet. It’s really a political art to know for whom he is speaking at what particular moment. In essence, he is a mere actor and a highly skilled one at that.