President Trump has several options in Syria, none without great risk. One is military action against Syria’s air force – grounding the helicopters and fixed wing aircraft that are believed to have dropped the deadly agent – and the runways from which they operate. Yes, such strikes risk Russian casualties. But Moscow has consistently blocked U.N. action on Syria but proven unable to contain Mr. Assad’s bad behavior.
And President Vladimir Putin would be forewarned. Grounding Syria’s air force, moreover, would help distance Mr. Trump from Mr. Putin, a politically useful benefit at this time. more …
Opinion: Finally, a secular website with a prophetic message!
At 10 pm last night, I caught the first report of the air strikes on Syria. Our March 22, 2017 post immediately came to mind:
“Parliament ‘terror attack’ comes on one-year anniversary of deadly Brussels airport atrocity.”
The transition (natural year – transition from darkness to sunlight) from winter to spring begins March 20. In ancient Rome, the festival of Mars (March) the god of war, was celebrated, and that period from March 20-April 20 (Hitler’s birthday) has seen numerous tumultuous events.
In addition to historic events such as the start of the Revolutionary War (April 19, 1775), the Civil War (April 12, 1861), the period of March 20-April 20th has seen its share of world changing events since 1983.”
- The American Revolution began on Apr 19, 1775
- The Civil War began April 12, 1861
- Terrorist bombing of American Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon April 18, 1983
- Waco/Branch Davidian fiasco April 18, 1993
- Columbine school shooting April 20, 1999
- Oklahoma City bombing April 19, 1995
- Virginia Tech shooting April 16, 2007
- Boston marathon bombing April 15, 2013
- Brussels terror attacks March 22, 2016
- London Parliament Terror Attack March 22, 2017
As we watch events unfold in Syria today, prophecy students will be mindful Isaiah 17:1
“See, Damascus will no longer be a city but will become a heap of ruins.”
Isaiah penned this prophecy 750 years before the birth of Christ. A Google search (here) of the oldest continuously inhabited cities on earth shows Damascus as number 1.
That Damascus was partially destroyed in 702 BC by the Assyrian Empire makes Isaiah’s prophecy even more compelling since it has never been completely destroyed.
How fascinating that God made prophecy so clear for those who search for clues of His coming.
Bashar Assad’s government is in Damascus. Recent headlines/pictures of dead men, women and children overcome by chemical weapons remind me of a similar attack by Saddam Hussein’s March 1986 massacre of over 5000 Iraqi Kurds.
At his press conference on Wednesday with King Abdullah II of Jordan, President Trump said, “…the attack, which killed at least 70 people, many of them children, crosses many, many lines, which in effect created a new red line”.
“In the evening, sudden terror! Before the morning, they are gone! This is the portion of those who loot us, the lot of those who plunder us.” Isaiah 17:14