Debkafile: ““We’re going to build the kind of coalition that allows us to lead, but also isn’t entirely dependent on what we do,” said US President Barack Obama at a fundraiser at the home of former AIPAC head Howard Friedman in Baltimore Friday, Sept. 12.
That was one way of defining the turbulent cross-currents set off in the Middle East by the US president’s launch last Wednesday of his strategy for defeating the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant with a broad coalition.
That was also exactly the kind of ambiguous comment, which the governments America is wooing to join the coalition, find so off-putting. The response of 10 Arab and Muslim leaders to Secretary of State John Kerry’s recruitment bid in Jeddah last Thursday, Sept.11, was therefore just as equivocal.”
Opinion: I’m not sure that there is any past coalition to compare this to. The president says he will destroy the non-Islamic Islamic state, appoints a United States general, then asks the rest of the world to provide boots on the ground.
Not one nation is buying it. Britain, our once closest ally, wants no part of the coalition and other key players are clearly not interested.
- Jordan – Out
- Turkey – Out
- Germany – Arms to Kurds only
There are two prophecies to watch for; Psalm 83 and Isaiah 17. Since the prophecies were written 250 years apart by two different prophets, we can’t say for sure they are prophetically connected , but neither has happened and both appear imminent.
In our book, Antichrist: The Search for Amalek we placed Isaiah 17;1,14 during the 7 nation Arab assault on Israel. With the potential ISIS takeover of Assad’s forces, the destruction of Damascus may be near. Here’s why:
If the US-led coalition fails, the only army left with the capability to take out ISIS is the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). An Israeli entry into the fray could be the one common denominator to unite both Sunni and Shia to join Al Baghdadi’s quickly growing army and fulfill the Psalm 83:4 battle cry: “Come let us cut them off from being a nation so that the name of Israel is remembered no more.”
That Damascus will be destroyed from being a city in one night, could be accomplished by Israeli nuclear-tipped cruise missiles on board Dolphin submarines patrolling off the Syrian coast. Together with IDF tactical nuclear missiles from the air, this combination would have the firepower to devastate ISIS in a matter of days.
And the rest of the Arab armies will be like the “whirling dust, Like the chaff before the wind! Psalm 83:7.