“Syria government must give Arab League observers unhindered access, UN says, as dozens killed in bloody Friday across restive nation.”
On October 11, Bashar Assad said that Syria would shower Israel with rockets if Syria is attacked by foreign forces, according to the Iranian News agency.
Isaiah 17:1 “The burden against Damascus. Behold, Damascus will cease from being a city, And it will be a ruinous heap.” The prophecy was partially fulfilled in 732 BC when the Assyrians conquered Damascus. But a Google search of the oldest inhabited cities show Damascus as being inhabited for 5000 years. The Assyrians only partially fulfilled the prophecy.
Isaiah 17:14 “Then behold, at eventide, trouble! And before the morning, he is no more. This is the portion of those who plunder us, and the lot of those who rob us.” The destruction takes place in 1 night leading to the conclusion of some sort of tactical nuke or a neutron weapon. Conventional nuclear weapons would endanger the attacking nation (Israel) due to close proximity.
Many Bible scholars place Isaiah 17 at some point in the Arab/Israeli war of Psalm 83. It could be the trigger or the end, but either way the war would result in huge collateral damage and tremendous loss of life on both sides. The book of Malachi 1:4 shows the defeat of the 10 nation Arab alliance.
After this war, the world would demand a peace treaty upon Israel and its neighbors. And Israel, desiring peace, would tear down the wall of separation and a false 7 year peace will be agreed to by all, Daniel 9:27, Thessalonians 5:3. The stage would be set for the man of sin to be revealed and the great war of Ezekiel 38-39 to commence. None of the 10 Arab nations of Psalm 83 are part of the Ezekiel war.