The United States has one of the largest armadas the world has ever seen in the Middle East today. There are credible reports Damascus will soon be a horrific battleground. A leading Syrian defector stated he knows President Assad will use chemical weapons on his own people in order to hang on to power. Iran, Russia, and possibly Turkey will not stand idly by and let Western forces take Syria. I have an idea on what is going on.
In Isaiah 17 Damascus is destroyed overnight. I have thought for some time it may not be nuclear like many think, but chemical. If chemical weapons are used in Damascus, then it could render the city useless for the rest of this age. Assad may turn his chemical weapons on Israel, and Israel may destroy Damascus. This is also a very real possibility.
If Syria and Israel go to war, this could very well be the hook to bring the Russian, Iranian, Turkish alliance against Israel which would fulfill the Gog/Magog war. I do not know if the above scenario will play out as I think. If it does not, then it makes me wonder what it all means. In time, it will be clear, but it is quite interesting more prophecy is quite ready to be fulfilled.
As we see the news reports of the deteriorating Middle East, we have to keep the Scripture before us. The enemies of Israel are more militaristic, brave, and are prepping themselves for a major war. All of this is going on as the centrist Kadima Party has withdrew from the Israeli government. I believe Clinton really wanted to get the Palestinian peace moves to go forward, and Netanyahu balked. This allowed the Kadima Party to leave, and possibly early elections. Prime Minister Netanyahu does have enough for a working majority so I am not going to speculate if early elections will be held or not. We have to see how the Israeli politics play out. Syria could change everything not only in Israel, but throughout the world.
The large military contingent in the Middle East is there to prepare for the Syrian ruler's exit. The world knows it is going to be ugly, and that is why the West, East, North, and South is readying for the chaos that will likely ensue after Syria unleashes chemical weapons in the Middle East. Yes, red alert is proper because I have never seen the Middle East in my 37 years. It can be scary, but Christ has conquered the world.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will use chemical weapons against opposition forces and may have already deployed them, Nawaf Fares, the first Syrian ambassador to defect, told the BBC on Monday.
Fares, the most prominent politician to defect since the uprising against Assad began, insisted that the president's days were numbered but warned he would be prepared "to eradicate the entire Syrian people" to remain in power.
When asked by the BBC's Frank Gardner whether that would mean the use of chemical weapons, Fares said: "I am convinced that if Bashar al-Assad's regime is further cornered by the people -- he would use such weapons."
"There is information, unconfirmed information, that chemical weapons have been used in Homs," the former ambassador to Iraq added.