Debkafile: “A high-level Hizballah delegation arrived secretly in Tehran Tuesday, April 28, with the military group led by Syrian Defense Minister Fahad Jassim al-Freij, debkafile discloses exclusively. Both are taking part in the military and intelligence consultations with Iranian officials on the war situation in Syria and steps against Israel. A Gulf intelligence source said those steps were quickly finalized.
The IDF on the Golan can expect a far more active and intense front than ever before, he warned – a small foretaste of which was the failed bomb attack Sunday.
Opinion: Adding to the quagmire for Israel, the four-year-old war in Syria is turning in favor of the Syrian al Qaeda affiliate Jabhat al-Nusra, raising the possibility of another al Qaeda take-over in the Middle East.
According to Michael Rubin, resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and a former Pentagon adviser on the Middle East, if Assad’s government forces fall, “the most radical, most violent, and most determined forces are going to fill the void.”
Syria is geopolitically important for Iran and Russia as both nations have been supporting the (Shia) Assad regime financing and equipping the terror group Hezbollah in southern Lebanon.
The possibility of a replay of the 2006 Hezbollah war looms large while the US has avoided intervention, opting to train so-called vetted rebel fighters which has proven largely ineffective.
Lost in this game of Chinese Checkers is a 2700 year old prophecy (Isaiah 17:1,14) that has never been fulfilled, the total destruction of Damascus.