The Daily Beast: “Only two days ago, President Barack Obama’s envoy to the Syrian rebels, retired Marine Gen. John Allen, explained confidently that the U.S. would help to train and equip Western-backed fighters to become a credible force that would compel the Assad regime to negotiate a political deal and end the four-year-long civil war.
Yeah. Right. The Obama administration’s plans have little or nothing to do with what is unfolding all too rapidly on the ground: Rebel brigades are demoralized, disintegrating, and fighting among themselves.”
Opinion: In one of very few times I have agreed with the president, arming so-called moderate Sunni Muslims was and is, a horrible idea.
‘Moderate’ Islam is an American invention. A moderate Muslim is like a non-practicing Jew, or Christian, and it is naïve to believe that Mujahidin fighters in Syria fit that profile.
But time is running out on Syria in more ways than one. Bashar Assad’s army is capitalizing on that lack of leadership and coordination of the rebel forces: “Last week in a 36-hour period, Assad’s air force launched 210 airstrikes, according to generally reliable opposition activists. That’s more than the entire American-led coalition has mounted in both Iraq and Syria since Sept. 22.”
Bashar Assad is by far the most vocal in anti-Israel rhetoric having threatening to rain down rockets on Tel Aviv on several occasions. If even one off those rockets were to include a chemical weapon, Isaiah 17:1.14 calling for the destruction of Damascus would happen just the way it was prophesied … overnight.