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Title: SYRIA / LEBANON 2011

UN spurns Beirut on fixing sea border with Israel
Debkafile, January 7, 2011
The discovery is likely to put an end to Russia's
plans to export natural gas to Israel
The UN has turned down Lebanons demand to
intervene in delineating its sea border following
Israels discovery in the Mediterranean of the
Leviathan gas well billed as the worlds
biggest find in a decade. UN Spokesman Martin
Nesirsky explained that UNIFILs mandate applied
to coastal waters, not to delineating maritime
lines. Cyprus responded to the exchange by
announcing it had licensed the Texas-based US
firm Noble Energy partners with Israels Delek
Energy group in the Leviathan project to
explore a 1,250 square-mile block bordering on
Israeli waters. Leviathan, 80 miles off the
Israeli port of Haifa, is claimed to contain an
estimated 16 trillion cubic feet of gas. Turkey,
Syria and Lebanon have challenged the maritime
mapping accord, which Jerusalem and the Nicosia
government recently signed with Greek backing,
calling it a conspiracy to rob them of maritime
energy resources belonging to them but which they
never explored. Egypt, the Palestinian Authority
and Turkish Cyprus may also get involved in the
ballooning controversy that could bring half a
dozen eastern Mediterranean nations into conflict.

The enormous find of gas off Israels shores has
the potential to become an enormous destabilising
influence in the region. This article explains it
could easily lead to conflict. We know for
certain from the scriptures that when Russia
attacks Israel it is because it sees a spoil
worth taking. We have other nations now also with
something to say on this. Turkey, Syria, Lebanon
and Cyprus are all beginning to jockey for
position so they can claim some of this bounty.
The huge gas find has been named Leviathan
after the huge creature (now extinct) that swam
in the ancient seas. No hook could draw him out
of the water. No hook can move this Leviathan but
Russia will be drawn down to it.
Canst thou draw out leviathan with an hook? And I
will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws,
and I will bring thee forth, and all thine
army And thou shalt say, I will go up to the land
of unwalled villages to take a spoil,
(Job 412)
(Ezekiel 384,11,12)
Lebanon's government collapses after Hezbollah
pulls out
According to Newsmax report, Iranian supreme
leader gave order to assassinate former Lebanese
Associated Press, January 12, 2011
Lebanon's government collapsed Wednesday after
Hezbollah and its allies resigned from the
Cabinet in a dispute with Western-backed factions
over upcoming indictments in the 2005
assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik
Hariri. A U.N.-backed tribunal investigating the
truck bombing that killed Hariri and 22 others is
widely expected to name members of the Shiite
militant group, which many fear could re-ignite
sectarian violence that has erupted repeatedly in
the tiny nation. Hezbollah's walkout ushers in
the country's worst political crisis since 2008
in one of the most volatile corners of the Middle
East. Lebanon's 14-month-old government was an
uneasy coalition linking bitter rivals a
Western-backed bloc led by Hariri's son Saad and
Hezbollah, which is supported by Syria and Iran
and maintains an arsenal that far outweighs that
of the national army.

2005 was a tumultuous year for Lebanon. The prime
minister of Lebanon Rafik Hariri was
assassinated. This provoked the Cedar
Revolution where hundreds of thousands of people
took to the streets. America and Britain
threatened back then to bring Syria to account as
they believed Syrias pawn Hezbollah - was
behind the assassination. Tension then increased
between Hezbollah and Israel which culminated in
the war in 2006. Since then a trial has been
taking place to bring those who assassinated
Hariri to justice. The report is likely to indict
Hezbollah members which is why they resigned this
week. The report is also likely to say that
Irans spiritual leader authorised the killing.
We see another tumultuous time ahead of Lebanon.
The Bible speaks of Lebanon and destruction in a
latter day context. The verse below speaks of the
time when the LORD will be exalted. It is when
Lebanon is hewn down. That time is coming.
The earth mourneth and languisheth Lebanon is
ashamed and hewn down Sharon is like a
wilderness and Bashan and Carmel shake off their
fruits. Now will I rise, saith the LORD now will
I be exalted
(Isaiah 339)
Israeli troops on alert after Lebanese government
Washington Post, January 13, 2011
A senior Israeli military officer says thousands
of troops in the north are on alert following the
fall of the Lebanese government. Authorities are
concerned that the political turmoil in Lebanon
will spill over into renewed violence on the
Lebanese-Israel border. The officer spoke
Thursday on condition of anonymity because he was
not authorized to speak to the press. The
Hezbollah militant group and its allies pulled
out of the Lebanese government on Wednesday,
causing it to collapse. They bolted over the
government's insistence on cooperating with a
U.N. tribunal investigating the 2005
assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister
Rafik Harir. Hezbollah expects the tribunal to
indict some of its members.

Look at Israels reaction to events in Lebanon.
They know that political instability in that
nation often results in conflict. As the Daily
Telegraph put it in its editorial this week
Yesterday's move by the Hezbollah-led opposition
to bring about the collapse of the government of
national unity is a worrying development not
just for Lebanon itself, but the whole of the
Middle East. These are dangerous moments. For
Lebanon itself, the boom that has followed
decades of turmoil could be brought to a
shuddering halt as violence resumes. And then
there are the knock-on effects on an even greater
problem in the region, namely Iran's nuclear
ambitions. Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin
Netanyahu remarked to foreign journalists on
Tuesday that 60,000 missiles and rockets, all of
Iranian and Syrian origin, were now pointing at
Israel. We maybe nearing the time when these are
unleashed. A time when conflict with Syria takes
  • They have said, Come, and let us cut them off
    from being a nation that the name of Israel may
    be no more in remembrance. For they have
    consulted together with one consent they are
    confederate against thee the Philistines with
    the inhabitants of Tyre
  • The Philistines Palestinians in Gaza.
    Inhabitants of Tyre Hezbollah

(Psalm 834,5,7)
Iranian warships arrive in Syria
Associated Press, February 24, 2011
An Iranian naval ship travels through the Suez
A witness said two Iranian warships docked in
Syria on Thursday, completing a voyage that has
raised tensions with Israel during a time of
upheaval in the Middle East. The ships arrived at
Syria's Latakia seaport, after sailing through
the Suez Canal and into the Mediterranean the
first such trip in at least three decades. A
witness confirmed the ships' arrival, but asked
that his name not be used because of the
sensitivity of the issue. The chief of Iran's
navy, Adm. Habibollah Sayyari, said the frigate
Alvand and the supply ship Kharq are in Syria for
a training mission. He rejected Israeli criticism
that the trip was provocative. Iran's foray into
the Mediterranean came as the Middle East was
reeling from an unprecedented wave of
anti-government rebellions. Some observers said
the voyage through the Suez Canal was as a test
of Egypt, which is the gatekeeper of the
strategic waterway that links the Red Sea and the
Mediterranean. Egypt's new military rulers, who
took power from ousted President Hosni Mubarak on
February 11, appeared to have no choice but to
allow the passage.

A senior Iranian army commander said on Wednesday
that Israel had been shocked by the power of
Irans navy, when two of its ships passed through
the Suez Canal. Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli
prime minister, on Sunday accused Iran of
exploiting the current political unrest in the
Arab world. As the Iranian ships docked in Syria
on Wednesday night, Hamas fired 2 long range
Iranian missiles at the Israeli city of
Beersheba. This was the first firing of such
weapons in 2 years. Israel responded with air
attacks on Gaza. There is little doubt in Israel
that Iran was behind the authorisation of this
attack. Iran is on the scene and keen to take
advantage of the turmoil
  • Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, cruel both
    with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land
    desolate and he shall destroy the sinners
    thereof out of it. Behold, I will stir up the
    Medes against them, which shall not regard
    silver and as for gold, they shall not delight
    in it.
  • The Medes the Iranians They are stirred up
    before the day of the Lord comes

(Isaiah 139,17)
Iran to build permanent naval base in Syria
Debkafile, March 1, 2011
Just two days after two Iranian warships reached
the Syrian port of Latakia via the Suez Canal,
Friday, Feb. 25, an Iranian-Syrian naval
cooperation accord was signed providing for Iran
to build its first Mediterranean naval base at
the Syrian port, debkafile's military and Iranian
sources reveal. The base will include a large
Iranian Revolutionary Guards weapons depot
stocked with hardware chosen by the IRGC subject
to prior notification to Damascus. Latakia
harbour will be deepened, widened and provided
with new "coastal installations" to accommodate
the large warships and submarines destined to use
these facilities. Iran has much to celebrate,
debkafile's military sources report. It has
acquired its first military foothold on a
Mediterranean shore and its first permanent
military presence on Syrian soil. Tehran will be
setting in place the logistical infrastructure
for accommodating incoming Iranian troops to
fight in a potential Middle East war.

Iran is moving in to Syria. As we reported two
Iranian warships docked there last week. The
first to do so in over 30 years. Its not just
Iran interested in Syria. Russia is too. This
week a contract was announced by Russian Defence
Minister Anatoly Serdyukov for the sale of
advanced Russian shore-to-sea cruise missiles to
Syria. The Yakhont missile system has a range of
300 km and skims the waves low enough to be
undetected by radar. Russia is also building a
permanent naval base at the Syrian port of
Tartous. Syria is not mentioned in Ezekiel 38 as
being one of the nations that invade Israel. It
is highly likely that Syria has been militarily
neutralised BEFORE Russia and Iran invade.
  • Damascus is waxed feeble, and turneth herself to
    flee, and fear hath seized on her anguish and
    sorrows have taken her, as a woman in travail.
    How is the city of praise not left, the city of
    my joy! Therefore her young men shall fall in her
    streets, and all the men of war shall be cut off
    in that day, saith the LORD of hosts.

(Jeremiah 4924-26)
Troops open fire as protests explode across Syria
Associated Press, March 25, 2011
Troops fire on protests as Mideast's upheaval
reaches Syria, spreading across its cities.
Troops opened fire on protesters in cities across
Syria and pro- and anti-government crowds clashed
in the capital's historic old city as one of the
Mideast's most repressive regimes sought to put
down demonstrations that exploded nationwide
Friday demanding reform. The upheaval sweeping
the region definitively took root in Syria as an
eight-day uprising centered on a rural southern
town dramatically expanded into protests by tens
of thousands in multiple cities. The
once-unimaginable scenario posed the biggest
challenge in decades to Syria's iron-fisted
rule. Protesters wept over the bloodied bodies of
slain comrades and massive crowds chanted
anti-government slogans, then fled as gunfire
erupted, according to footage posted online.
Security forces shot to death more than 15 people
in at least six cities and villages, including a
suburb of the capital, Damascus, witnesses told
The Associated Press. Their accounts could not be
independently confirmed.

The froglike spirit of revolution has swept
around the Arab world and has finally descended
on Syria. Of all the Arab regimes it is the most
oppressive. Syrians have lived under emergency
laws for more than 45 years effectively
suspending most constitutional protections for
citizens. The reason for emergency powers is that
Syria considers itself in a permanent state of
war with Israel. Now the people are demanding the
removal of these laws and protesting on the
streets. Syria is therefore under immense
pressure. Almost certainly it will want to divert
attention away from its internal crisis. What
better way to keep power and its emergency laws
than igniting a war against Israel? The Bible
clearly speaks of this coming war between Israel
and Syria
  • The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken
    away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous
    heap. And in that day it shall come to pass, that
    the glory of Jacob shall be made thin, and the
    fatness of his flesh shall wax lean.

    When Damascus
    is destroyed, Israel (Jacob) is greatly weakened.
    Gog invades AFTER this war.

(Isaiah 171,4)
Israeli military release map of 1000 Hezbollah
Daily Mail, April 1 2011
The Israeli military have released a map
detailing what it says are nearly
1,000 underground bunkers, weapons
storage facilities and monitoring
sites built by the militant
Hezbollah guerrillas in southern Lebanon. Many of
the sites on the map are located south of the
Litani River in Lebanon, the zone where Hezbollah
is banned from keeping weapons under the
U.N.-sponsored truce that ended Israel's summer
2006 war with the guerrilla group An article on
the military spokesman's website says Hezbollah
has set up some 550 bunkers, 300 monitoring sites
and 100 weapons storage facilities. The
facilities are located in 270 villages, and many
are located near hospitals, private homes and
schools, the military said in a statement
published on its website Israel and Hezbollah
went to war after the Lebanese guerrilla group
killed three Israeli soldiers and captured two
others in a cross-border raid. Although Israel
inflicted heavy damage on the group, it was
unable to prevent it from firing some 4,000
rockets into Israel during the month-long

There is a war coming. A war that will involve
Syria, Lebanon and Israel. It will be the prelude
to the greater war when Russia invades. It will
be the war that fulfils Psalm 83. It will be the
war that fulfils Isaiah 17.It will be the war
that fulfils Zechariah 11. Though Israel will win
this war it will leave Israel severely
weakened. We see how Hezbollah are getting ready
for this war. Reports this week say that senior
Libyan rebel officers sold Hezbollah thousands
of chemical shells from the stocks of mustard and
nerve gas that fell into rebel hands when they
overran Gaddafi's military facilities in and
around Benghazi. If true (and are used) great
destruction is coming..
  • For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult and they
    that hate thee have lifted up the head. They have
    taken crafty counsel against thy people, and
    consulted against thy hidden ones. They have
    said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a
    nation that the name of Israel may be no more ..

(Psalm 832-4)
Syria unrest New protests erupt across country
BBConline, April 1, 2011
Troops fire on protests as Mideast's upheaval
reaches Syria, spreading across its cities.
Troops opened fire on protesters in cities across
Syria and pro- and anti-government crowds clashed
in the capital's historic old city as one of the
Mideast's most repressive regimes sought to put
down demonstrations that exploded nationwide
Friday demanding reform. The upheaval sweeping
the region definitively took root in Syria as an
eight-day uprising centered on a rural southern
town dramatically expanded into protests by tens
of thousands in multiple cities. The
once-unimaginable scenario posed the biggest
challenge in decades to Syria's iron-fisted
rule. Protesters wept over the bloodied bodies of
slain comrades and massive crowds chanted
anti-government slogans, then fled as gunfire
erupted, according to footage posted online.
Security forces shot to death more than 15 people
in at least six cities and villages, including a
suburb of the capital, Damascus, witnesses told
The Associated Press. Their accounts could not be
independently confirmed.

Thousands of Syrians took to the streets this
week shouting "We want freedom!" Security forces
who tried to clear them with gunfire, tear gas,
and baton charges killed at least three people,
bringing the toll from two weeks of protests to
at least 75. The protests reached Damascus the
capital of Syria for the first time. This is the
most serious challenge to the four decade rule of
the Assad dynasty. The cry of freedom is spoken
about in symbol in Revelation 1613. There is a
froglike spirit that goes out to the nations of
the world which gathers them to Armageddon. Frogs
are only mentioned once before in the Bible when
the plague struck Egypt. It was during that
plague that Pharaoh promised FREEDOM but it was a
false promise.
  • Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron, and
    said, Intreat the LORD, that he may take away the
    frogs from me, and from my people and I will let
    the people go, that they may do sacrifice unto
    the LORD. This was a false promise of freedom.
    Pharaoh did not let the people go.

(Exodus 88)
Syrian city of Deraa hit by deadly clashes
BBConline, April 8, 2011
At least 23 protesters have been killed during
anti-government rallies in the southern Syrian
city of Deraa, witnesses have told the BBC.
There are also unconfirmed reports of deaths in
Homs, Duma and Harasta, as protests swept the
country. However, state-run Syrian TV said that
19 members of the security forces had been killed
"by armed groups" in Deraa. Deraa has been a
focus of unrest since anti-government protests
erupted across Syria in mid-March. The protests
have posed an unprecedented challenge to
President Bashar al-Assad's 11-year rule. He has
offered to consider reforms, but activists say
his proposals do not go far enough. Barack Obama
said the violence against protesters was
"abhorrent". "I also condemn any use of violence
by protesters," he added. Israel's Deputy Prime
Minister Dan Meridor says the situation with
Syria is complex. "Syria is a neighbour, an enemy
that does keep the border quiet," he said. "But
it is supportive of terrorist groups from
Damascus and is an ally of Iran. What we see in
Syria is part of a big wave throughout the whole
Arab world. It has begun and we don't know where
it will end."
A big wave has swept around the Arab world. It
has now crashed into Syria. We dont know where
it will end. These words above were said this
week by Israels deputy prime minister. We have
seen a literal big wave happen just a few weeks
ago in Japan and saw what destruction that
brought. At the same time we have seen another
big wave of revolution and uprising in the Arab
world. This will also culminate (in time) with
great destruction and war. The city of Deraa
(mentioned in the report) is actually mentioned
in the Bible. It is the city of Edrei in the
Kingdom of Bashan. A king called Og ruled Bashan.
He came out against Israel to battle. But Israel
won the war.

  • And they turned and went up by the way of
    Bashan and Og the king of Bashan went out
    against them, he, and all his people, to the
    battle at Edrei.
  • The current king of Bashaan (Syria) will come out
    and make war against Israel. This latter day Og
    will be destroyed by Israel. But this will be
    followed by a war with Gog which Israel will lose.

(Numbers 2133)
Syria Clashes at mass Damascus protest
BBConline, April 15, 2011
Syrian security forces have used tear gas and
batons to disperse tens of thousands of
protesters in the capital, Damascus, witnesses
said. The protesters called for reforms, while
some demanded the overthrow of President Bashar
al-Assad. The protests, in Damascus and other
cities, are believed to be the largest in a month
of unrest in which about 200 people have been
reported killed. Mr Assad has made some
concessions while cracking down on
dissent. Thousands of people were reported to
have demonstrated in a number of other Syrian
cities, including Deraa, Latakia, Baniyas and
Qamishli - places where violence has been
previously reported. State media reported that
"small demonstrations" had taken place in
different parts of the country and security
forces did not intervene. The mass protest in the
suburbs of Damascus marks a major escalation of
Syria's month of unrest, which has largely
bypassed the capital. Analysts said Friday's
protests were the largest since they began in the
southern city of Deraa on 15 March.

The uprising in Syria continues to get worse.
Over 200 people have now been killed. As things
get more and more violent and the regime looks
closer to being overturned we may see Syria spark
some trouble on Israels borders to divert
attention. We know that a war between Israel and
Syria MUST happen BEFORE the Gogian invasion.
These events are bringing that war closer. The
uprisings continue in Yemen, Egypt and now even
in Jordan. Hundreds of protesting Islamic
hard-liners clashed with supporters of Jordan's
king, wounding dozens this week. The symbolic sea
and waves are roaring.
And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the
moon, and in the stars and upon the earth
distress of nations, with perplexity the sea and
the waves roaring
(Luke 2125)
Syria experiences 'Good Friday massacre'
Daily Telegraph, April 21, 2011
Syrias security forces stand accused of carrying
out a Good Friday massacre of more than 50
protesters on one of the bloodiest days yet in
the five-week uprising against President Bashar
al-Assad. Mr Assad responded to growing popular
pressure by lifting Syrias draconian 1962
emergency laws. But the presidents apparently
conciliatory gesture failed to signal a softening
of the regimes determination to crush dissent.
Across the country, protesters spilling out of
mosques were met with live ammunition, sometimes
within minutes of Friday prayers ending. In
Damascus, the capital, and towns and cities to
the east, west and south, every attempt to
challenge the regime was met with the same
remorseless vengeance. By dusk, there were
fatalities reported from nine separate
demonstrations. Up to 54 people were killed,
according to a Daily Telegraph tally of reports
by Syrian activists, witnesses and doctors. Even
by the blood-soaked standards of the repression
that has characterised the Syrian uprising - at
least 220 people have died since protests first
began on March 18th - this was killing on a
different order of magnitude.

The violence in Syria this week was certainly on
a different order of magnitude. Latest reports
say 88 people were killed on Friday alone. U.S.
President Barack Obama has condemned Syria for
what he called an "outrageous use of
violence. The Syrian people are calling for
FREEDOM he said and instead they have received
oppression. In Jeremiah 49 there is a prophecy
about Damascus the capital of Syria. There is
possibly a latter day fulfilment in this chapter.
A time when there is sorrow on the sea. The sea
people. There IS sorrow on the people. The
leaders of Syria are fearful. Great anguish and
sorrows are coming on Syria. That time might well
be near.
  • Concerning Damascus. Hamath is confounded, and
    Arpad for they have heard evil tidings they are
    fainthearted there is sorrow on the sea it
    cannot be quiet. Damascus is waxed feeble, and
    turneth herself to flee, and fear hath seized on
    her anguish and sorrows have taken her, as a
    woman in travail.

(Jeremiah 4923,24)
Hezbollah terror attack on Israelis abroad is
Jerusalem Post, April 21 2011
Hezbollah is planning a terrorist attack against
Israelis abroad within days, security sources
warned on Thursday night. The warning of the
imminent attack did not mention specific
locations. It was issued as many Israelis were
abroad for the weeklong Pessah holiday. Security
is being stepped up at potential Jewish and
Israeli targets overseas, the sources said. They
named Hezbollah operative Talal Hamia as the
commander of a small but well-organized overseas
unit that had been tasked by the Lebanese
terrorist organization with carrying out the
attack. Hamia is alleged to have been involved in
the 1992 and 1994 bombings in Buenos Aires that
targeted the Israeli Embassy and the main Jewish
community building. Hezbollah has been seeking to
avenge the assassination of its field commander,
Imad Mughniyeh, in Damascus in 2008.

Israel Is currently in the middle of the seven
day Pessah or Passover holiday. The time when
they remember the Lord God who delivered them
from Egypt around 3500 years ago. 3500 years
later Israel exists as a nation but all around
her, her enemies lie in wait. Hezbollah have over
40,000 missiles ready to launch at Israel. It is
interesting that some in Israel will end up once
again in captivity in Egypt. This will occur when
Gog (Russia) sweeps through Israel into Egypt.
See Daniel 1142. Many Israelis will be killed in
that war (Zechariah 138) and some will be taken
captive into Egypt. Christ when he returns will
bring those that are captive there back to
Israel. To read about this SECOND exodus from
Egypt look at Isaiah 11. The end of the chapter
speaks of Israels enemies (like Hezbollah and
Palestinians) being destroyed.
  • And it shall come to pass in that day, that the
    Lord shall set his hand again the second time to
    recover the remnant of his people, which shall be
    left, from Assyria, and from Egypt

(Isaiah 1111)
Syrian violence Assad's neighbours watch
Wall Street Journal, April 28, 2011
Syria's neighbours are watching with ambivalence
as President Bashar al-Assad's government
confronts opposition rallies that pose the most
serious challenge to his autocratic rule. Turkey,
Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Israel have all had
tense relations with Syria at one time or
another. Yet none of them are eager to see the
Assad dynasty's four-decade-old rule end because
they fear that its downfall would leave a power
vacuum in Syria that could further destabilize a
region already in turmoil. Mr. Assad is allied
with Iran and the Islamist group Hezbollah, which
controls Lebanon's governing coalition, and
Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip. That has put
him at odds with Israel and many groups in
Lebanon, where Syria has exerted dominance and
once stationed troops. Israel worries that if Mr.
Assad is pushed into a corner, he might create
tensions by attacking targets in the Golan
Heights or pushing Hezbollah to attack from
Lebanon. Jordan's monarchy is concerned
pro-democracy protesters at home would be
emboldened by advances by their counterparts in

Syrias neighbours are perplexed. Do they want
Assad to fall or not. If he falls what will
replace him? If he stays what will he do next?
The family of Assad has ruled Syria for over 40
years. He does not want to lose power and appears
to be willing to go to anything lengths to remain
in power. This week he sent tanks and snipers
against his own people. Over 500 have now been
killed in the Syrian uprising. The Kuwaiti
newspaper Al Rai quoted senior security officials
in Syria saying that if war breaks out between
Israel and Syria and Hezbollah the Assad regime
will play powerful cards in south Lebanon. The
talk of war is beginning. The Bible foretells
destruction on Syria.
  • The fortress also shall cease from Ephraim, and
    the kingdom from Damascus, and the remnant of
    Syria they shall be as the glory of the children
    of Israel, saith the LORD of hosts.
  • Ephraim Israel At the time the Syrian kingdom
    ceases, Israels defences are vastly weakened

(Isaiah 173)
Syrian forces kill dozens on Day of Defiance rally
Daily Telegraph, May 6, 2011
Syria's security forces shot dead 21 people on
Friday as thousands rallied on a "Day of
Defiance" against Bashar al-Assad, whose forces
responded by opening fire and sending tanks to
attack protests. Syria's security forces shot
dead 30 people yesterday as thousands rallied on
a "Day of Defiance" against Bashar al-Assad's
rule. The president's forces opened fire and sent
tanks to attack protesters. About 100 tanks were
stationed between the outskirts of Damascus and
Homs. The latest killings came as a divided
European Union failed to agree on sanctions to
target President Assad despite his regime's
history of violence. After talks in Brussels, a
group of southern European countries blocked
measures to issue a travel ban and freeze the
president's assets. Visa bans and asset freezes
were agreed for 13 officials beneath the
president but no measures were taken to cut off
Syria's wealth by targeting its oil industry or
blocking exports to the EU.
Notice how a DIVIDED European Union failed to
agree on how to deal with the Syrian violence.
The Bible talks of Europe in one sense trying to
come together and unite and in another how it
remains hopelessly divided. Speaking of the
latter day European Union we read in Daniel 241
And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part
of potters clay, and part of iron, the kingdom
shall be divided. The main reason for putting
this article in the WWW is to show that the
Syrian uprising continues unabated. Despite
tanks, thousands of police and military on the
streets and hundreds of house arrests the people
continue to defy the government. With Bible in
hand we know that destruction is coming on
Damascus and Syria as a whole. Surely these
events look like they could eventually culminate
in these things.

  • The fortress also shall cease from Ephraim, and
    the kingdom from Damascus, and the remnant of
    Syria they shall be as the glory of the children
    of Israel, saith the LORD of hosts. And in that
    day it shall come to pass, that the glory of
    Jacob Israel shall be made thin

    NB The glory of Syria ends up the
    same as Israel that is thin or impoverished

(Isaiah 173)
Israel builds up border forces against Syrian
Debkafile, May 5, 2011
Thursday, May 5, Israel augmented the units
deployed on its border with Syria and the
intersection of the Israel-Syria-Jordan frontiers
in the Har Dov area against the spate of tens of
thousands of Syrian refugees in flight from
President Bashar Assad's bloody crackdown in
Damascus and the Daraa region. The UN force on
the Golan Heights UNDOF is likewise beefing
up the contingents policing Israeli-Syrian
ceasefire lines. debkafile's military sources
report the IDF has set up new lookout posts and
is conducting aerial have been surveillance to
keep track of movements across the border.
Special units with riot gear are posted on the
Golan in since Wednesday. The Syrian president is
quoted as informing a meeting of ruling Baath
activists Tuesday, May 3 that he is close to
finishing off the Daraa revolt. The violence
entailed in this operation would take place very
close to the Israeli border. The IDF's Northern
Command responded by making preparations to keep
it sealed.

These are the very first reports of Israel
starting to make military preparations in
response to the situation in Syria. Debkafile is
a Jerusalem based military intelligence website.
It claims to have sources within the military of
Israel. Very often they report things before the
general news channels and they do tend be pretty
accurate. As we quoted on the previous slide the
demise of Syria as a power and a kingdom comes at
precisely the same time that Israel itself is
left weakened and thin. It makes sense
therefore that the two nations become involved in
a battle with each other in a zero sum game. Both
end up losing. However the destruction is
complete in Syrias case. Israel survives but
only to then suffer the final invasion of Gog and
  • Woe to the multitude of many people, which make
    a noise like the noise of the seas and to the
    rushing of nations, that make a rushing like the
    rushing of mighty waters!
    the same chapter that speaks of Damascus being
    destroyed and Israel weakened we read of the
    multitude of nations rushing down to Israel! This
    could be reference to Gog and its hordes.

(Isaiah 1712)
Syria 'Dozens killed' as thousands protest in
BBConline, June 4, 2011
More than 60 people were killed in Syria as
thousands of anti-government protesters took to
the streets after Friday prayers, rights
activists say. At least 53 people are believed to
have died when security forces fired on a crowd
of about 50,000 people in the central city of
Hama. Some accounts put the death toll at more
than 100. The opposition had dedicated the day
to children killed during the uprising. The army
meanwhile continued its assault on the central
town of Rastan. Scores have been killed in the
past few days as troops and tanks attempted to
quell protests there. At least two civilians died
on Friday, the Local Co-ordination Committees
said. "Since early this morning... there has been
extensive bombardment with heavy and medium
gunfire, using tanks, armoured vehicles and
automatic machine gunfire," a Rastan resident
told BBC Arabic on Friday.
The Arab Spring is turning into an Arab Summer!
The uprising in Syria alone has now been going on
for 11 weeks with over 1000 people killed and
many thousands injured. There is still revolution
and uprising happening in many Arab nations. In
Yemen this week the president was wounded in an
assassination attempt. The war against Libya
continues apace as the UK now sends Apache
helicopters into battle. In Bahrain protestors
were fired at with rubber bullets. Pro-reform
activists take to the streets across Jordan,
stepping up their calls for the prime minister to
resign. 500 protesters rally in Cairo's downtown
Tahrir Square. From the previous slide it appears
that Syria might ferment more trouble for Israel
in the coming days. All of this tumult and
uprising has happened for a reason. We maybe
about to see what that reason was

  • For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult and they
    that hate thee have lifted up the head. They have
    said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a
    nation that the name of Israel may be no more in
    remembrance. Tumult rage, disquieted,
    boisterous, turbulent

(Psalm 832,4)
Syria US condemns 'brutality and violence'
BBConline, June 11, 2011
The US has strongly condemned Syria's "outrageous
use of violence" against anti-government
protesters. The White House said the government
was leading Syria down a "dangerous path" and
called for "an immediate end to the brutality and
violence". Activists say at least 32 people were
killed in fresh clashes on Friday. The violence
came as government forces moved into the town of
Jisr al-Shughour, where it said 120 security
personnel had earlier been killed. Hundreds of
civilians have fled north into Turkey to escape
the assault. In a statement, White House
spokesman Jay Carney repeated calls for the
Syrian security forces to exercise restraint. UN
Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, meanwhile,
described the use of military force as
"unacceptable". A spokesman for Mr Ban said he
was "keen to speak to" Syria's president, but
that Bashar al-Assad had repeatedly been
"unavailable" in recent days.
The trouble in Syria continues unabated in fact
it continues to escalate. We know that over 1000
have been killed and possibly many thousands
injured in recent weeks. This week tanks and
helicopters are said to have fired on protesters
who had taken to the streets after prayers. News
correspondents say it is the first reported use
of air power to quell protests in Syria's
three-month uprising. Jesus said that the world
would be like the days of Noah when he returned.
It does not take long to discover that the days
of Noah were extremely violent. In fact we are
told that the world was filled with violence.
As the helicopters fire indiscriminately on the
crowds in Syria we witness this extreme violence.
It was because of the violence that God witnessed
that he decided to judge the world at that time
he will do so again

  • The earth also was corrupt before God, and the
    earth was filled with violence.
  • And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is
    come before me for the earth is filled with
    violence through them and, behold, I will
    destroy them with the earth.

(Genesis 611,13)
Syria Turkey condemns violence
Daily Telegraph, June 10, 2011
Syria's former ally Turkey cut off the regime of
President Bashar al-Assad as his tanks crashed
into a key northern city and shelled rebel
villages, killing more than 28 people. Reports in
Ankara said Turkey's prime minister, Recep Tayyip
Erdogan, was planning to create a buffer zone to
prevent its instability spilling into Turkish
territory. Mr Erdogan, who once said he would be
a "brother" to President Assad, condemned the
Assad regime's use of violence to put down
protests as "savagery" and in a key move said he
could support intervention by the United Nations.
His turn against the Syrian regime, coming as
ever more detailed reports emerged of a bloody
mutiny against the regime in the city of Jisr
al-Shughour, near the Turkish border, and of
massacres nearby, leaves President Assad isolated
apart from support from neighbouring Iran.
Almost 3,000 Syrian refugees have poured into
Turkey, and authorities there are preparing room
for 10,000 more as fighting continues.
The situation is beginning to destabilise. You
cannot have such extreme violence in a country
without it impacting the surrounding nations.
Look at Libya. Many people fled from there into
southern Europe. In Syria people are fleeing to
Turkey. There are some reports suggesting that
the Turkish army will establish a military buffer
zone in the Kurdish region of northern Syria near
its main town, Qamishli. The Bible is clear that
destruction is coming on Syria. We do not know if
these events will culminate in this destruction
BUT we can be certain that they are leading in
this direction. There are a number of prophecies
regarding Syria that have not yet been fulfilled.
The main one is in Isaiah 17 which speaks of
total destruction coming on Damascus. We watch
Syria knowing when God says something will will

  • The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken
    away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous
    heap. The cities of Aroer are forsaken they
    shall be for flocks, which shall lie down, and
    none shall make them afraid.

(Isaiah 171-2)
Syria Cameron warns Britain will 'not stand
Daily Telegraph, June 8, 2011
David Cameron has stepped up pressure on the
Syrian government, warning that Britain would
"not stand silent" in the face of attacks against
protesters. Britain and France are to table a
United Nations Security Council Resolution
condemning the repression of Syrian citizens and
demanding humanitarian access. The Prime
Minister warned any nations which sought to veto
the resolution "That should be on their
conscience." Foreign Secretary William Hague
said previously that both Russia and China had
"strong reservations" about the resolution. Mr
Cameron's remarks in Commons question time came
as Syrian tanks headed to a northern area ahead
of a possible attack on a town where soldiers
reportedly joined an anti-government uprising.
The move raised the prospect of another bout of
bloodshed in the nationwide crackdown on the
revolt against President Bashar Assad.
The western nations want action against Syria.
The eastern nations do not. The world divides
into East and West. The West embraced democracy
and freedom of speech. The East embraced so
called equality and communistic totalitarian
ways. The Bible speaks of the division into East
and West. In Bible terms the West (especially
Europe) is the beast and the East (especially
Russia) is the dragon. See Revelation 16. The
West and the East are drawn into battle because
of the unclean spirits (like frogs). People who
were mentally crazy (like Legion) were said to
have an unclean spirit. So the rulers of east
and west become crazy. The spirits are like
frogs because they infect the rulers first and
then all people as in the frog plague in Egypt.
The craziness comes from the false promises of
Liberty (freedom) and Equality (communism).

  • And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come
    out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the
    mouth of the beast, For they are the spirits
    of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto
    the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to
    gather them to the battle. And he gathered them
    together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue

(Revelation 1613-16)
Russia opposes 'any UN resolution' on Syria
RIANovosti, June 9, 2011
The Seleucid Empire
Russia is against any UN resolution on Syria as
the situation in the country is not threatening
to global security, Foreign Ministry spokesman
Alexander Lukashevich said on Thursday. Britain
and France submitted a new draft resolution on
Syria on Wednesday. The UN Security Council will
vote on the document in the next few days. "The
Russian president has repeatedly said Russia
opposes any UN Security Council resolution on
Syria," Lukashevich said. "The situation in the
country does not pose any threat to international
peace and security." Russia is a permanent UN
Security Council member with veto-wielding
power. Lukashevich said "extremist calls,
including from the so-called foreign-based
opposition to topple the regime and avoid
all-national dialogue are not helping to calm the
Russia is spoken of in the Bible as the King of
the North which invades Israel at the time of
the end. But there was once another ancient king
of the north. It is all detailed out in Daniel
Ch11. With careful reading and a history book you
will discover that the original king of the north
was based north of Israel in Syria (and into
modern Turkey). It was in fact the Seleucid
kingdom. Seleucus was one of Alexander the
Greats generals who created a northern empire
called The Seleucid Empire. So why isn't the
modern king of the north Syria and why is
Russia the new king of the north? The answer is
possibly quite simple. Syria is destroyed. It is
possible that Turkey is as well. Rev 16 speaks of
the Euphrates drying up. The Euphrates begins in
Turkey. When this happens the mantle of the king
of the north passes north and ends up with
Russia. Russia who is king of the north and Gog
of the land of Magog will THEN invade Israel.

  • Then a mighty king will arise, who will rule with
    great power and do as he pleases. After he has
    arisen, his empire will be broken up and parceled
    out toward the four winds of heaven. The king
    of the South will become strong, but one of his
    commanders will become even stronger than he
  • Mighty king Alexander the great stronger
    commander Seleucus

(Daniel 113-5 NIV)
Hezbollah rise in Lebanon gives Syria, Iran sway
Associated Press, June 13, 2011
Hezbollah and its allies rose to a position of
unprecedented dominance in Lebanon's government
Monday, giving its patrons Syria and Iran greater
sway in the Middle East. Lebanon Prime Minister
Najib Mikati announced a new Cabinet dominated by
the militant group and its allies after the
country has operated for five months without a
functioning government. The move caps Hezbollah's
steady rise over decades from resistance group
against Israel to Lebanon's most powerful
military and political force. Opponents of
Hezbollah which the U.S. considers a terrorist
organization say having it in control of
Lebanon's government could lead to international
isolation. The group's most ardent supporters are
Iran and Syria, which dominated Lebanon for 29
years. The new government opens the door for
renewed Syrian influence in Lebanon at a time the
Syrian leadership is struggling at home. It's a
remarkable turnaround from 2005, when fallout
from the assassination of former Prime Minister
Rafik Hariri led to massive anti-Syrian protests
in Lebanon. The protests, dubbed the "Cedar
Revolution," drove tens of thousands of Syrian
troops out of Lebanon and ended decades of Syrian
domination over its smaller neighbour.

This was a little reported but very significant
event this week. The new Lebanon Cabinet formed
this week is dominated by Hezbollah, the
terrorist organisation that wants to destroy
Israel. This is a major setback for America who
have spent 720 million in military aid since
2006. They have tried in vain to move the country
into a Western sphere and end Iranian and Syrian
influence. Hezbollah are backed by Iran and Syria
and it shows Irans growing influence in the
region at a time when Americas is falling.
Lebanon is the door through which the northern
army will enter Israel.
  • Open thy doors, O Lebanon, that the fire may
    devour thy cedars. Howl, fir tree for the cedar
    is fallen because the mighty are spoiled howl,
    O ye oaks of Bashan for the forest of the
    vintage is come down. There is a voice of the
    howling of the shepherds

(Zechariah 111-3)
Turkish Syrian forces in tense cross-border
Daily Telegraph, June 23, 2011
Turkish and Syrian forces engaged in a tense
cross-border standoff on Thursday as a fresh
military operation against Syrian dissidents
threatened to spark a major regional crisis. An
elite Syrian army unit advanced to within quarter
of a mile of the Turkish border, expanding an
onslaught against opponents of President Bashar
al-Assad. Escalating an already acute refugee
crisis, hundreds of Syrian civilians cut their
way through a border fence into Turkey as they
fled an advance into the frontier village of
Khirbet al-Joz by the army's Fourth Division and
Presidential Guard, led by Mr Assad's feared
brother Maher. The offensive brought Syrian and
Turkish troops into eye-contact for the first
time, significantly worsening the increasingly
noxious relationship between the two neighbours.
The uprising in Syria has now entered its 101st
day. Despite the tanks, troops and indiscriminate
killing, the Syrian leadership has failed to stop
the protests against the regime. More than ten
thousand Syrian refugees have fled into Turkey.
Turkish officials last week raised the
possibility of a limited military incursion into
northern Syria to protect civilians. Syria has
sent tanks to the border as well. Turkey has
ordered Mr Assad to end the military operations
in the north and according to some reports Turkey
has given Mr Assad until the weekend to
respond. We know from the Bible that enormous,
even cataclysmic destruction is coming on Syria.
Syria and its capital city will be left in total
ruins. This is still to happen. These events in
Syria might well lead to the fulfilment of
prophecies such as quoted below

  • A prophecy against Damascus See, Damascus will
    no longer be a city but will become a heap of
    ruins. The cities of Aroer will be deserted and
    left to flocks, which will lie down, with no one
    to make them afraid. The fortified city will
    disappear from Ephraim, and royal power from

(Isaiah 171-3 NIV)
Hezbollah may fight Israel to relieve Syria
Jerusalem Post, June 22, 2011
Lebanon's Hezbollah militant group is preparing
for a possible war with Israel to relieve
perceived Western pressure to topple Syrian
President Bashar al-Assad, its guardian ally,
sources close to the movement say. The radical
Shi'ite group, which has a powerful militia armed
by Damascus and Iran, is watching the unrest in
neighbouring Syria with alarm and is determined
to prevent the West from exploiting popular
protests to bring down Assad. Hezbollah supported
pro-democracy movements that toppled
Western-backed leaders in Tunisia and Egypt, but
officials say it will not stand idly by as
international pressure mounts on Assad to yield
to protesters. It is committed to do whatever it
takes politically to help deflect what it sees as
a foreign campaign against Damascus, but it is
also readying for a possible war with Israel if
Assad is weakened.
Syria is a strong supporter of Hezbollah which is
why Hezbollah will do all it can to ensure the
current Syrian leadership stays in power.
Hezbollah announced on Friday it had captured
three spies among its members two it said were
recruited by the CIA. Hezbollah believes the West
is working to reshape the Middle East by
replacing Assad with a ruler friendly to Israel
and hostile to itself. "The region now is at war,
a war between what is good and what is backed by
Washington... Syria is the good," said a
Lebanon-based Arab official close to Syria. A war
pitting Hezbollah against Israel is possible some
analysts are reporting. But is this likely from a
prophetical point of view? The answer is yes. We
read that Lebanon will be set on fire. Zec 111
We read that people based in Tyre call for the
destruction of Israel - Hezbollah are based in
Tyre. We read that Israel is to be greatly
weakened before the Gogian invasion. Isa 174

  • For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult and they
    that hate thee have lifted up the head. They
    have said, Come, and let us cut them off from
    being a nation that the name of Israel may be no
    more in remembrance.. the Philistines with the
    inhabitants of Tyre

(Psalm 832,4,7)
Israel warns Assad he is on death list if he
Israel National News, June 29, 2011
A Kuwaiti newspaper reports that Israel has
warned Syrian President Bashar Assad that if he
will be targeted if he tries to start a war with
Israel to take the glare off his brutal
suppression of the uprising in his country. The
al-Jarida newspaper reported that the warning was
sent through mediators in Turkey following
intelligence reports of exceptional movements of
Syrian troops and re-location of long-range
missiles. Israel has not commented on the
report. Israel last month said there was clear
evidence that the Syrian regime paid residents to
storm the Israeli border at the Golan Heights and
engage the army, which killed approximately a
dozen Syrian Arabs in clashes. "It's almost a
cliché - this is what he Assad always does.
He's under pressure at home, so he deflects
attention," said Andrew Tabler, a Syria expert at
the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and
quoted by the British business news site IBTimes.

As well as the looming vote on a Palestinian
State we also see the growing turmoil on Israels
borders. These also appear to be reaching a
climax. (See next slide). Israel has this week
warned the Syrian leader that if he starts a war
with Israel they will target him directly. Where
does he live? In the capital DAMASCUS. It is
surely not difficult to see how the current
uprising against the Syrian leadership could well
lead to conflict with Israel why? Well as the
Syrian expert in the report above says.. This is
what Assad always does. Hes under pressure at
home, so he deflects attention. We know with
Bible in hand that Damascus will be destroyed.
The question is when. Does it happen before ,
during or after the invasion of Russia? It seems
most likely to occur just BEFORE the Gogian
invasion. Therefore it maybe soon
  • The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken
    away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous
    heap. The cities of Aroer are forsaken they
    shall be for flocks, which shall lie down, and
    none shall make them afraid. The fortress also
    shall cease from Ephraim, and the kingdom from

(Isaiah 171-3)
Syrian protesters 'in largest anti-Assad rally
Daily Telegraph, July 1, 2011
Syrian security forces killed at least 24
demonstrators as more than half a million people
took to the streets across the country on Friday
in what activists claimed was the biggest single
day of protest yet against the rule of President
Bashar al-Assad. Troops opened fire after morning
prayers despite the regime's promises of reform
and negotiation with the opposition earlier in
the week. Protest rallies were held in cities
across the country. The city of Hama saw one of
the biggest single demonstrations to date, video
footage posted online suggested, with tens of
thousands of people on the streets. There were
also small protests for the second day in the
city of Aleppo, Syria's second largest, which
until this week had been relatively quiet. Mr
Assad himself took to the streets on Thursday
night with his wife Asma to greet pro-regime
supporters. It was the first time the couple had
been seen together since the beginning of the
uprising against him.

The largest protests yet occurred on Friday in
Syria. Over 500,000 people took to the streets.
More people were killed. Where will this end? US
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned this
week that time is running out for Syria's
government to usher in reforms. She said
President Assad would face more organised
resistance to his rule unless the country saw "a
genuine transition to democracy. It is this cry
for freedom and calls for democracy that have
their roots in the French Revolution. Revelation
16 is about the French revolution and the false
promises that came from it ie liberty,
equality, fraternity. Liberty / freedom ushered
in democracy. But it has not brought freedom it
has brought slavery to mans thinking and
teachings. The godless governments in fact are
bringing the nations to judgement.
  • For they are the spirits of devils, working
    miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the
    earth and of the whole world, to gather them to
    the battle of that great day of God Almighty.
    And he gathered them together into a place called
    in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.

(Revelation 1614,16)
Syria reacts at fury to US involvement in Hama
Daily Telegraph, July 8, 2011
The United States has infuriated the Syrian
regime of President Bashar al-Assad by sending
its ambassador to a city at the centre of the
anti-government protests The presence of Robert
Ford in Hama, along with his French counterpart,
Eric Chevallier, encouraged an even higher
turn-out at Friday's demonstration and infuriated
the Assad regime. The US ambassador met with
saboteurs in Hama who erected checkpoints, cut
traffic and prevented citizens from going to
work, an interior ministry statement said. The
ambassador incited these saboteurs to violence,
to demonstrate and to refuse dialogue. The
foreign ministry said it was proof that America
was instigating events in Syria, and disturbing
internal security and stability. Western powers
have so far refused to be drawn as directly into
the building conflict in Syria as it was in both
Egypt and Libya, where Washington early on called
for the leaderships to step down.
Hundreds of thousands of Syrians poured into the
streets of the opposition stronghold Hama on
Friday bolstered by the presence of the American
ambassador. Syria condemned Ambassador Ford's
visit to the restive central city of Hama as
proof that Washington was inciting unrest across
Syria. In response the US State Department has
summoned Syria's ambassador. It appears that
America is losing patience with Syria. The
protests are not dying down. People conti