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Syrian Official: If Damascus Is Attacked, Israel Will Be Set On Fire

The future of Israel is already known. So is the future of Damascus …

Isaiah 17:1, “The burden against Damascus. ‘Behold, Damascus will cease from [being] a city, And it will be a ruinous heap.’”

By Elad Benari, INN – “A senior official in the Syrian army warned the United States and its partners on Tuesday that waging a full-scale war on Syria would be reciprocated with an immediate attack on Tel Aviv.

‘If Damascus comes under attack, Tel Aviv will be targeted too and a full-scale war against Syria will actually issue a license for attacking Israel,’ the Syrian army source told the Iranian Fars news agency.

‘Rest assured that if Syria is attacked, Israel will also be set on fire and such an attack will, in turn, engage Syria’s neighbors,’ he added.

The source also warned the U.S. and other Western states that if Syria grows weak, certain irresponsible groups will be formed which will endanger Israel’s security.

‘Therefore, weakening the central government in Damascus will actually start growing attacks on Israel and will create insecurity for that regime,’ he claimed.

‘Thus, a U.S. attack on Syria will herald frequent strikes and attacks on Israel, not just by Damascus and its allies in retaliation, but by extremist groups who will find a ground for staging their aspirations,’ he concluded.” Read more.

Flashback: Hezbollah May Be Receiving Weapons Of Mass Destruction From Syria – “French newspaper Le Figaro reported on Saturday that Israel has asked Western countries to stop their diplomatic campaign against the Syrian regime for fear that the weapons of mass destruction of the Syrian regime will fall in the hands of Hezbollah and Hamas. The newspaper said the chief of military intelligence in the Israeli army, Major-General Aviv Kochavi has relayed the Israeli position during his visit to the United Nations headquarters in New York a few weeks ago. According to a French diplomat Kochavi warned that the Syrian arsenal of weapons will be directed at Israel if the regime of Bashar al-Assad falls.” Read more.

Flashback: Top Syrian Cleric Warns West: If You Attack Syria We Will ‘Prepare Suicide Bombers Who Are Already In Your Countries’ – “Syria’s top Sunni Muslim cleric has warned Western countries against military intervention, threatening to retaliate with suicide bombings in the United States and Europe if his country comes under attack. Grand Mufti Ahmad Badreddin Hassoun gave a speech and told the U.S. and Europe that ‘we will prepare suicide bombers who are already in your countries if you bomb Syria or Lebanon.’” Read more.

Flashback: ‘Expect Bigger Surprises’: Iran Arms Hezbollah With Chemical Weapons – “As the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Hamas faction is escalating and rockets are hitting Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, Iran announced Friday that its missiles were being used against the Jewish state. Rockets hit Tel Aviv Thursday for the first time since the 1991 Persian Gulf War when Iraqi scuds threatened the city. On Friday, Jerusalem also came under rocket fire from Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip. According to a source in the Revolutionary Guards intelligence division, Iran has large stockpiles of chemical and microbial weapons and it has armed the Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah with them. It also has Quds Forces in Gaza and other Palestinian territories to help Hamas and Islamic Jihad in setting up underground rocket facilities while training and supervising the Palestinians in launching attacks on Israel.” Read more.

  1. 08/28/2013 at 3:30 PM

    Joel Richardson wrote on Aug 26 here that the Isaiah 17 prophecy of the destruction of Damascus can’t be extricated from the next few verses:

    Isaiah 17:3, “The fortified city will disappear from Ephraim[Northern Israel], And sovereignty from Damascus…”

    Isaiah 17:9, “In that day their strong cities will be like forsaken places in the forest, Or like branches which they abandoned before the sons of Israel; And the land will be a desolation.”

    Israel is invaded at the end just before Christ returns, as we see in Ezekiel Chapters 38 & 39, as ICA has so well summarized in his article here. Even the end of Isaiah 17 harmonizes with the Ezekiel chapters:

    Isaiah 17:9,, “Alas, the uproar of many peoples
    Who roar like the roaring of the seas,
    And the rumbling of nations
    Who rush on like the rumbling of mighty waters!
    13 The nations rumble on like the rumbling of many waters,
    But He will rebuke them and they will flee far away,
    And be chased like chaff in the mountains before the wind,
    Or like whirling dust before a gale.
    14 At evening time, behold, there is terror!
    Before morning they are no more.
    Such will be the portion of those who plunder us
    And the lot of those who pillage us.”

    Scripture as I see it teaches that Damascus is destroyed at the same time Israel is attacked–perhaps one precipitates the other, but it doesn’t seem possible to insert a large amount of time between the two. Given this, and given the signs leading us toward a Fall Feasts return of Christ, since we are quickly coming upon the Fall Feasts (Rosh Hashanah/Day of Trumpets is Sept 4) we ought to be preparing ourselves for perhaps a major conflagration and return of the Lord, who returns at “the last trumpet”.

    I’m not predicting this necessarily, but every year I think we ought to be doubly vigilant around these Holy Days, and the coincidence of the drums of war among the scriptural players should not be lost on us.

    Don’t be lulled to sleep by talk of a “7-year Tribulation” or even a 3-1/2 year one, and certainly not a “get-me-out-of-here” rapture–keep your lamp full of oil!


  2. ICA
    08/28/2013 at 3:34 PM

    Yep, I agree brother. :)


  3. Mike
    08/28/2013 at 11:30 PM

    Double Yup


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