Update Monday, Apr 6: a video of Pres. Obama honoring Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, April, 2009.
Original post begins here:
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, born May 19, 1881 in Salonika (now Greece), the present-day Thessaloniki, is famous as the Founder of Modern Turkey, and US Pres. Obama is visiting Ataturk's memorial site while visiting Ankara on his weeklong European tour soon ending. Mr. Obama flies to Istanbul Monday evening.
Fond of the Age of Enlightenment (code for an Illuminati adherent? A Rosicrucian perhaps?), Mustafa Kemal, often called Ataturk, is the fellow who transformed Turkey into a modern, secular, and democratic nation-state.
(A nation-state is an idea whose time has seemingly passed, 'they' say. Politicians may talk floweringly of sovereignty but spend most of their time undermining it in one way or another.)
Ataturk became Turkey's first president and served from Oct 29, 1923 to Nov 10, 1938, and for the entire 24-hour period of May 19, 1881, Luna was in Aquarius which gives him Sun Taurus-Moon AQ, an Earth-Air blend of the innovative pragmatist who is gregarious, objective, independent, confident, and sensible.
High ideals can be backed up by this combination through broad vision, hard work, and perseverance while humanitarian values are brought down to earth and productively put to use.
Communications tend to be forthright, clear-headed, and honest which cause people to trust Sun Tau-Moon AQ types; there's a talent for inspiring others.
This is an amiable and pleasant personality who feels itself to be above conflict - 'civilized' resolutions will be found.
Weaknesses include a tendency to become inert with stubbornness when things don't go as expected, and there may be an overconfidence that comes across as conceit.
Image for Integration: A country squire holds the summer fete in his garden; all monies raised are divided equally between the three charities in the village - the Friendly Farmers' Trust, the Local Artists' Guild, and the Quakers' Orphanage.' (Sun Sign-Moon Sign, Chas & Suzi Harvey.)
The Sun Tau-Moon AQ blend is shared natally by Charlotte Bronte, Michelle Pfeiffer, Burt Bacharach, Nicolo Machiavelli, and America's Democratic Party (May 13, 1792.)
And by two other notables who shall be quoted:
"When you're down and out, something always turns up -- and it's usually the noses of your friends." - Orson Welles
(Wonder if that's how Pres. Obama felt abroad the last several days as he asked Europe for troops for Afghanistan deployment - and maybe for some of their EU brand of loose change...?)
Plus, the following words may have merit in these days of control and our dread of its misuse and abuse:
"May the Force be with you." - George Lucas, Star Wars
Be with whom?
Are you hankering for a silly limerick written in early November 2007 upon the occasion of then-Secretary-of-State Condi Rice's visit to Turkey? Then hanker no longer for the Kittens from Turkey are here.