YNet News: “Official says that despite stockpile, Israel confident that ‘our deterrence’ would continue to keep Damascus in check, warns that use of chems against Israel ‘wouldn’t be a game-changer, it would be a game-ender.’
Israel believes Syria has retained caches of combat-ready chemical weapons after giving up raw materials used to produce such munitions under pressure from foreign powers, a senior Israeli official said on Thursday.”
Opinion: It was just a mater of time. The Obama administration’s deal with Vladimir Putin to destroy Saddam Hussein’s chemical weapons that were transferred and stored in Syria was a ruse and destined to fail.
Bashar Assad has been embroiled in a violent civil war for 3 years with over 200,000 dead, some from chemical waepons. Since Assad is under fire from the SRF, Al Nusra, and now ISIS, it would be naive to assume that he would be destroying one of the largest chemical and biological stashes in the world.
Once again Israel, the enemy of all three groups, is in the crosshairs.
On August 27, 2013 Bashar Assad said this “If Damascus is attacked, Tel Aviv will become a target and a full-scale war against Syria will essentially justify an attack against Israel,” a senior Syrian army official told Iranian news agency Fars news agency.”
Israel, and specifically Jerusalem, is the prize that every nation in the Middle East covets. That is why Zechariah 12:3 calls it a burdensome stone. The nations that try to take it will be cut to pieces.
Once again, Isaiah 17 is on deck and once again the Obama plan on whether or not to attack Syria is on the table.
“Behold, Damascus will cease from being a city, And it will be a ruinous heap. Isaiah 17:1.
Isaiah’s prophecy was only partially fulfilled when the Assyrians defeated the Arameans and overran their capital, Damascus, in 732 BC. Amos 3:7 tells us “Surely the Lord God does nothing, Unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets.”
The Lord does not do things halfway and to prove it Damascus is listed as the world’s oldest inhabited city with 1.7 million people.
And the Lord does not leave us to wonder about the details “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.”
Although Isaiah does not specifically say that the destruction of Damascus is connected to the Psalm 83 attack, Syria is listed as one of the attackers.