Friday, May 31, 2013

Preparing for War in the Golan

Here is a follow up article to our earlier post about war breaking out between Israel and Syria.

One-year-old Angie stretches out her small hand towards the cherries and peaches on display outside a grocery shop in the village of Majdal Shams, on the slopes of the Golan Heights, while her mother explains why she is stockpiling food and has cleaned out her family's bomb shelter.

"Anyone here who looks at the current situation knows you need to prepare, especially food for the kids. Adults can wait to eat while fighting goes on outside but if your child wants milk," she says, pointing towards Angie, who is now howling with tears of frustration, "you'd better have milk to give them."

Angie's mother, who asked not to be named, has been stocking up on rice, canned food, oil and wheat for the last week. She listens to news reports of missiles from Russia and Israeli air strikes, she hears the cracks of gunfire and thuds of mortars just minutes away in Syria and feels the war coming closer.

"There is an atmosphere of fear now. Everyone is preparing for war, not just me," she says.

As the fast escalating war of words between the Assad regime and Israel threatens to reignite a conflict that has lain dormant for more than 45 years, villages along the faultline in the Golan Heights are stockpiling food and medical supplies.

On Thursday Bashar al-Assad threatened to "open a front on the Golan Heights" should Israel make good the promises of its security chiefs to prevent Russian S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems becoming operational on Syrian soil.

"There is clear popular pressure to open a front of resistance in the Golan and there is Arab enthusiasm and a desire to come and fight against Israel," the Syrian president told Hezbollah's al-Manar TV.


Wow!  She can hear the pop of gunfire and the sounds of war getting closer!

With all this happening, please remember what Jesus said, "When you see all these things BEGINNING to happen, then lift up your heads because your redemption is near." (rapture)

Note the word "beginning"...not AFTER this has all happened but when it is beginning to all happen.

Could the trumpet blow at any minute now?  Yes!  Of course it could.

Could Christ tarry and not come for another 50 years?  Yes!  Of course he could.

He will come at exactly the perfect time. 

However he told us be dressed and ready....because he will come at a time when most people (even in the Church) will be sound asleep.

Certainly that describes most people today.


Assad Talks About War With Israel

Think about it....if you were Bashar Al Assad and many of your old allies from the Middle East were now calling for you to step down and relinquish your power....what might you do?

Before you answer, please remember that he lives in a VERY TOUGH neighborhood...a place where most folks only understand strong-arm tactics, fear, torture and murder to keep them in line.

Any ideas yet??

Here's a good one!!  Start a war with Israel and get all the Arab's minds OFF YOU and refocused on the task of throwing the Jews into the sea!!

Syrian President Bashar Assad told Al-Manar TV on Thursday that “there is pressure by the people to open a new front on the Golan.”

“Even among the Arab world there is a clear readiness to join the fight against Israel,” he added in his interview with the Hezbollah TV station.

Assad stated that Hezbollah is involved in fighting the Israeli enemy and its agents in Syria and Lebanon, according to the text of the interview on the Al-Manar website. He attributed the failure of the Syrian opposition to its dependence on outside funding and said that it failed to create a real rift in the country.

Jonathan Schanzer, vice president for research at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, told The Jerusalem Post from Washington on Thursday night, “Assad would be off his rocker if he were to start a war with Israel right now and he knows it.”

Assad is barely containing the war in his own country and “the idea that he would add a war with Israel makes no sense,” he said.

This seems to be more rhetoric, he said adding a caveat that things could change.

Asked by the Post about the feeling in Washington over the increasing tensions in the region over the past couple weeks, Schanzer said that it has definitely been noticed in the US capital.

“There is a sense that no good options are left for the US to pursue – a sense of paralysis,” he added. There seems to be a growing isolationist tendency in both parties.


Love that quote from Jonathan above about Assad would have to be off his rocker to start a war with Israel!!  Do you think there are more than a few Muslim leaders who are WAY OFF THEIR ROCKERS already??  Why not one more?

I'm guessing that Assad is NOT A FUNDAMENTALIST MUSLIM.  I'm guessing that he loves the Western life of luxury complete with private jets, fancy wines and shopping trips to Paris...BUT....if he gets his back against the wall and realizes there is going to be a very good chance that if his government falls then he could be tried for war crimes and hung...I'm guessing he will lash out at like a cornered, rabid coon....and WHO would be the best country to lash out at?  Israel.

Do you get the idea that we may be on the verge fulfilling some more biblical prophesies?

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Israel Won't Allow Russia to Deploy System in Syria

We know that Russia has shipped their S-300 anti-aircraft system to Syria and given it to the government of Bashar Al Assad...but will they get it set up and ready to shoot down Israeli jets?

Israel's National Security Adviser Yaakov Amidror sketched out what Jerusalem's "red line" is vis-à-vis the S-300 missile systems Russia intends to send to Syria before the 27 European Union ambassadors in Israel.
Two diplomats who were in the room during the briefing last Thursday, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the meeting was a closed event, said that Amidror stressed Israel will act "to prevent the S-300 missiles from becoming operational" on Syrian soil. This message was also conveyed by Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon when he said on Tuesday that if the missiles reach Syria "Israel will know what to do."

Amidror's briefing, the diplomats said, made it clear that Israel estimates that sooner or later Russia will provide Syria with the missile systems and for reasons unrelated to Israel - namely Russian rivalry with the U.S., Britain and France on the Syrian issue. "We understood from Amidror that the Israeli government thinks the missile transfer cannot be prevented, therefore it will act against them after the transfer but before they become operational," one of the diplomats said.
The S-300 system is considered one of the world's most advanced aerial defense systems. Apart for the system's advanced radar, which can identify and track long-range targets, the missile themselves have a range of 200 kilometers.

Because of the system's advanced technology, the time required to make it operational can range between three to six months. Syrian operators and technicians also need to undergo training, possibly in Russia, but in order to fully calibrate the system and make it operational some of the process will have to take place in Syria.

A senior Israeli official and a European diplomat who are involved in the talks said that even though Netanyahu has not said so explicitly, he signaled in the past two weeks in talks with several European foreign ministers that his efforts to convince President Vladimir Putin not to provide Syria with the systems did not bear fruit.
"If the missiles are provided and become operational Israel's entire airspace will become a no-fly zone," Netanyahu told the European foreign ministers. "The missile transfer is a significant security challenge to Israel and we will not be able to stand idly by."


Think about tiny some places less than 50 miles wide.  Now think about a Super Sonic Israeli fighter jet flying at 2000 mph that could fly over the entire country of Israel and into Syria in seconds.

If Russia lights up this S-300 system and puts it on Syria's border with Israel...Netanyahu is could make all of Israel a NO-FLY-ZONE....and of course they will not sit idly by and let Russia set that thing up.

Can you feel it?  Does the world seem ready to erupt in something?  Yes, even though the stock market is up and housing prices are recovering "nicely" still seems like the whole world is ready to break apart...on so many levels.

The War No One is Watching

Most folks who watch the news at all understand there is a civil war taking place in Syria.  It is a war between the rebels (Sunni Muslims) and the ruling government run by Bashar Al Assad, who is an Alawite Muslim but has the support of Iran (Shiite Muslims) and the terrorist group Hezbollah who are also Shiites, with headquarters in Lebanon.

But there is another war that is playing out which may have far bigger stakes for us in the USA....this is a war playing out between Obama and Russia's President Putin. 

Did you know that Russia wants Assad to stay in power because they have a lot invested in him...including a major Russian naval base built in Syria.

Did you know that Russia has just delivered its state of the art air-defense system to Syria?

Did you know that once this becomes operational, it will be much harder for Israel to fly planes into Syria and take out their illegal munition transfers that threaten Israel?

Did you remember that a lot of prophecy watchers believe that Magog (of Ezekiel 38) is Russia?

The third war is a little known one that could very well be the single deciding factor as to whether the civil war will escalate into the fulfillment of prophecy. This war is between two men, Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama. According to informed Middle East sources each man has a vision for how the Syrian civil war should end. Obama wants Assad gone and Putin wants him to stay. They not only can't they agree on how to proceed, but each one is also trying to torpedo the other ones chances of succeeding. These sources say it's the inability of these two men to agree that is standing in the way of a resolution to the crisis and as long as their disagreement continues the probability of the war spilling over the borders into neighboring countries becomes ever more likely to happen.

Most of the news sources I read have concluded that Obama is outclassed in this disagreement and that sooner or later Putin will have his way. He's already won a couple of big battles. Refusing to keep Iran in check and refusing to withhold the sale of advanced anti-arcraft batteries to Syria are two of the most obvious. The first has given Assad powerful assistance on the ground and the second will give him protection from aerial attack by Israel. In both cases, Obama stood by and let this happen.

Bible prophecy might favor Putin in this case. According to Ezekiel 38-39 Russia will be a major participant in that battle, and having a strong position in the Middle East would be an important advantage. Remember, when the Moslem coalition attacks it will be from the North (Ezekiel 38:15). That could mean they'll come from Syria over the Golan Heights. I'm not saying we're seeing a run up to Ezekiel 38, but we all know it's coming and if Russia already has a presence in Syria they would have an advantage in mounting what scholars believe will be a surprise attack.

In the mean time, the Russian / Iranian support has strengthened and emboldened Assad. So much so that he was willing to risk using chemical weapons against the rebel forces. Obama had previously said this would not be tolerated, but so far, even after being confronted with clear evidence, he denied it has happened. In Syria this has been interpreted to mean that limited use of chemical weapons will be tolerated.
Israeli leaders have been more resolute. After all it's their country that's being directly threatened by this. When they detected the movement of prohibited weaponry into Lebanon for Hizbollah's use against them they attacked and destroyed it. Again, Obama stood by while Putin authorized the delivery of advanced anti-aircraft defenses to Syria. Its purpose is to prevent further pre-emptive attacks from Israel by denying them air superiority.
Informed sources are beginning to see the hand writing on the wall. As Israel is progressively denied the use of small steps to pre-empt the threat from their sworn enemies their only recourse will be to take big ones. When that happens, one leading Israeli correspondent has said Obama will stand right behind Assad in the line of people to blame.
Holy Cold War!  I guess Russia has to come back on stage for days like these!
Could this help to explain why they are flying nuclear bomber flights again while testing our defenses around our borders?
Friends, Isaiah 17, an Oracle Against Damascus, still needs to be fulfilled.  The daily headlines surrounding Damascus and the daily blood being spilled there shows us that we had better pay attention...because God may be about ready to do something really big there!
Also PLEASE NOTICE....most prophecy watchers believe that the RAPTURE will PRECEDE the fulfillment of Isaiah 17.
So....if we can start to see how Isaiah 17 may be getting ready to be close may we be to the trumpet sounding and our Lord coming for us?
It is our blessed hope.....

Is the U.S. Dollar Dying?

Today the top headlines on the WSJ is that China is buying a huge U.S. food company, Smithfield Foods.  Who in China?  China's largest meat processor. 

If this goes through it will be the largest Chinese takeover of an American company EVER!!!

So what happens if the world starts looking to other ascendant countries as having a MORE PROMISING FUTURE than the USA?  Simple....they will start using those country's currencies...and the dollar will start to fade...and the wealth will begin to flow AWAY from the USA.

We KNOW this is going to happen.  What we don't know is HOW FAST.  It could be a breathtaking slide of confidence where the world literally flees the U.S dollar....or it could be a slow fade, where we wake up in 20 yrs and realize that the typical America can't afford to travel to Canada because our money is so worthless their.

The U.S dollar is shrinking as a percentage of the world's currency supply, raising concerns that the greenback is about to see its long run as the world's premier denomination come to an end.

When compared to its peers, the dollar has drifted to a 15-year low, according to the International Monetary Fund, indicating that more countries are willing to use other currencies to do business.

While the American currency still reigns supreme -- it constitutes $3.72 trillion, or 62 percent, of the $6 trillion in allocated foreign exchange holdings by the world's central banks -- the Japanese yen, Swiss franc and what the IMF classifies as "other currencies" such as the Chinese yuan are gaining.

"Generally speaking, it is not believed by the vast majority that the American dollar will be overthrown," Dick Bove, vice president of equity research at Rafferty Capital Markets, said in a note. "But it will be, and this defrocking may occur in as short a period as five to 10 years."

For a country with a budget deficit in excess of $1 trillion a year, the consequences of losing standing as the world's reserve currency would be dire.

"If the dollar loses status as the world's most reliable currency the United States will lose the right to print money to pay its debt. It will be forced to pay this debt," Bove said. "The ratings agencies are already arguing that the government's debt may be too highly rated. Plus, the United States Congress, in both its houses, as well as the president are demonstrating a total lack of fiscal credibility."

"The No. 1 security issue we have as a nation is the preservation of the U.S. dollar as the world's reserve currency," said Michael Pento, president of Pento Portfolio Strategies. "It's a thousand times more important than a nuclear bomb being tested by North Korea. It's a thousand times more important that we keep the dollar as the world's reserve currency, and yet we are doing everything to abuse that status."

The dollar's seemingly precarious status is why Pento remains bullish on gold and believes the dollar's demise as the premier reserve currency could end even sooner than Bove predicts -- perhaps by 2015.

"Five to 10 years -- that would be an outlier," he said. "I would say 2015, 2016, that would be the time when it becomes a particularly salient issue. When we're spending 30 to 50 percent of our revenue on debt service payments, we enter into a bond market crisis. The dollar starts to drop along with bond prices. That would set off the whole thing."


This guy sounds an awful lot like what we have been blogging about for the past 5 years!  Ever since we won WWII we have had the privilege of having our U.S. dollars as the world's ONLY RESERVE currency!!  So we have a built in demand...which serves to retain value.  (remember supply and demand curves from Econ 101?)  Even better than that WE OWN THE PRINTING PRESS!!

So whenever Congress and the White House can't balance the budget (aka..."live within our means") they just dial up the U.S. Treasury and tell them to sell some more IOU's and put the money in our check book please.

"But Dennis...what if no one is willing to buy all the IOU's that the U.S. Treasury is selling?"

Have no fear friends....if no one bids on our IOU's at an interest rate DEEMED DESIRABLE....then the Federal Reserve steps in and "buys" the IOU's from the Treasury!!


The big problem is that the Federal Reserve HAS NO MONEY!!  It's all just an illusion.

It is a giant Ponzi scheme...and one day Humpty Dumpty will fall off his wall...and all the Presidents, Congressmen and Senators will NOT BE ABLE TO PUT HIM BACK TOGETHER AGAIN.

Remember friends....America is NO WHERE mentioned in the Last Days Bible prophecy.  What this means is that for some reason America is not a player.  We like to believe that the rapture is what puts the final nail in America's coffin...but maybe it's our financial mismanagement and collapse that makes us unable to attend the events of the Last Days?

Gender is New Problem for Our Public Schools

So is it a boy or a girl?  Or is it a girl who feels like a boy trapped in a girl's body?  Or is it a bi-gender child who one day feels more comfortable in the girl's bathroom but the next day feels more comfortable in the boy's bathroom?

Or what do we do with a child whose parents REFUSE to tell the district what gender their child is....because they are going to let the child decide when he gets older?  They call him Chris...and no one really knows what restroom he should go into?

Certainly this is going to be a new problem for all of our districts that are increasingly preaching "tolerance for all" but now have to make policy when "the all" emerge from the closet in all their gender-bending scenarios.

CHICAGO (AP) — From the time they are born, we put our boys in blue beanies and our girls in pink ones. It's a societal norm, an expectation even, that you just are what you are born — a boy or a girl.

From early on, we divide toys and activities by very distinct gender lines, with superheroes and trucks and muck on one side and princesses and dolls and all things frilly on the other.

Many children land, enthusiastically, on the expected side. Others dabble in both "girl" and "boy" things. But what if your kid, even from an early age, mostly showed interest in doing opposite-gender things? More importantly, what if they wanted to BE the opposite gender — or a less-defined mix of both? And what if they wanted to test those limits in public places, like school?

Would you let them?

It's not, of course, that pat of a process. Parents don't just decide to let their kids switch genders. But, whether parents are dragged through the process, or if they decide to work it through more openly, more kids are challenging the boundaries of traditional gender, and going public at younger ages.
And they are doing so with the guidance of a growing faction of medical experts who no longer see this as something to be fixed. Last year, the American Psychiatric Association removed "gender identity disorder" from its list of mental health ailments.

Some experts predict that views on gender will evolve in much the same way they have for sexual orientation, since homosexuality was removed as a mental illness nearly four decades ago. Today, the gender spectrum includes those who are transgender, who see themselves as the opposite gender, and those who are gender variant, or gender nonconforming, whose gender is more "fluid." For kids, it means they identify part of themselves as boy and part as girl.


The Bible tells us that in the beginning God made them...male and female.  He made man and then he made woman as a helper for the man.

If this trend continues, one day our society will name all of our kids Chris or Pat....and will let them have their own GENDER ANNOUNCEMENT DAY....which will come around age 13 when they will announce to the world what sex they actually are!

As this society continues to lose its foundation of Jesus Christ....we can expect to further slip away in the miry clay.  And after a while up is down, down is up, left is right and right is left, and evil is good and good is evil.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Police in UK Arrest Folks Making Anti-Muslim Comments

In London last week, two Muslim men shouted, "Allah Akbar!" while they hacked a British soldier to death and cut his head off right in broad daylight.

The murderers then stood in broad daylight with their bloody meat cleavers ranting about Islam and waiting 20 minutes for the police to arrest them.

So let's say you were a London resident and you Tweeted or posted on Facebook, "Dang Muslims!!  What the heck is their problem?  Why don't they go live in an Islamic country if they love it so much?"

Well....if you did, you may end up being arrested for your hateful speech.

British police are arresting people in the middle of the night if they have made racist or anti-Muslim comments on Twitter following the murder of a soldier by two Muslims in Woolwich, London.
Three men have so far been taken into custody for using Twitter and Facebook to criticize Muslims.

In the Woolwich attack, Lee Rigby, a drummer in the Royal Regiment of Fusliers, was run down in a car and then hacked and stabbed to death by two men with knives and a cleaver. They told a man video recording the scene that it was vengeance for the killings of Muslims by the British Army.

One man has been
charged with "malicious communications" on Facebook, the Daily Mail reports.

Two others have been arrested under the Public Order Act on suspicion of inciting racial or religious hatred. The
police are now arresting people based on mere speech in social media, a detective said in a statement to the press:

'The men were arrested under the Public Order Act on suspicion of inciting racial or religious hatred. Our inquiries into these comments continue.

'These comments were directed against a section of our community. Comments such as these are completely unacceptable and only cause more harm to our community in Bristol.

'People should stop and think about what they say on social media before making statements as the consequences could be serious.'

arrests come at the behest of British Muslims, who fear a backlash against them following the death of Rigby, The New York Times says:

The police and Muslim groups have said that there have been anti-Muslim episodes in many parts of the country, the most common involving derogatory messages on social media sites like Twitter and Facebook.

A number of arrests have been made, with criminal charges being leveled in some cases under laws against inciting racial or religious hatred, and Muslim community leaders have reported rising concern among the estimated 2.5 million Muslims in Britain.

men were detained in the middle of the night after they expressed anger at Muslims on Twitter. The Independent quotes police as saying:

"We began inquiries into the comments and at around 3.20am two men, aged 23 and 22, were detained at two addresses in Bristol.

"The men were arrested under the Public Order Act on suspicion of inciting racial or religious hatred. Our inquiries into these comments continue."


"Suspicion of inciting religious hatred?"....are you even kidding me?

Those crazy followers of Allah are doing heinous things all over the world!  Are folks in the UK not allowed to tell the truth about those who are doing these things in the name of Allah without concern that we will be harassed?  Is free speech only FREE so long as it only makes fun of Christians and Jews?

Hat tip to Julie E.

Another Symptom of a Nation in Decline?

Many of you have read articles written by a black woman named Star Parker.  She writes for Jewish World Review.  Of course she is not your typical black woman in that she is a Conservative Republican....but... she is NOT HAPPY with the direction the Republicans are headed.

I've pasted her entire opinion piece here.

Notice how she ends her article...saying the words, "...just another symptom of a nation in decline?"

Some 25 years ago, I changed my life.

A visit inside a church opened my eyes to the destructive life I was living, financed by welfare checks generously provided by American taxpayers.

I got off welfare, went to work, got politically active and became a Republican. I didn't become a Republican because of what the party looked like. I became a Republican because of what the party stood for: individual freedom, traditional values, with a view that government's role is to protect our freedom at home and abroad.

For the next 25 years, I had to suffer indignities from liberals who could not fathom that a black could be a Republican because she actually embraced these values.

But now, we have a strange turn of events.

Liberals no longer feel on the run like they did in the 1980s and 1990s. They are running the show and they know it. So I hear less from them.

Now the indignities come from inside the party that I embraced 25 years ago.

It was always the Democrats that were about interest group politics.

Now Republicans have somehow concluded that their party's woes are because it once stood for something. So the game plan is to morph into the Democrats' stepsister.

Whereas once Republican buzzwords were family and freedom, now it is inclusion. The marching orders, according to the post-election "autopsy" report from the Republican National Committee, is outreach to blacks, Hispanics, gays, women and Asians. It's now about what the party looks like, not what it stands for.

Christian conservatives, once the answer, are now the problem.

Which gets to Bishop E. W. Jackson.

Bishop Jackson is an outspoken black Christian conservative with a law degree from Harvard. He also was just selected as the nominee for lieutenant governor of Virginia.

Although Republicans are talking about black outreach, it is not, unfortunately, blacks like Jackson that they have in mind.

He is outspoken about limited government and personal freedom, about the importance of family and traditional marriage, and about doing something about the scourge of abortion.

In other words, E.W. Jackson stands for everything that the Republican Party once stood for.

He's making the Republicans of inclusion squirm.

The current Republican lieutenant governor of Virginia, Bill Bolling, immediately criticized his party for nominating Jackson, saying it will feed the "image of extremism" in the party.

Ronald Reagan used to say that the 11th commandment was to not speak ill of a fellow Republican. That commandment has now been modified to permit it, if that fellow Republican is a Christian conservative.

Certainly, Jackson does not pull punches. But his statements about the government "plantation" are 100 percent true. It's no accident that trillions of dollars in government programs have had zero impact on black poverty. Black single-parent homes and out-of-wedlock births have tripled since the War on Poverty began in 1965.

A new Gallup poll shows a dramatic shift in American attitudes on traditional morality. Fifty-nine percent now say homosexual relations are acceptable, up 19 points from 2001; 60 percent say out-of-wedlock birth is OK, up 15 points from 2001; 68 percent say divorce is OK, up 9 points from 2001; and 14 percent are OK with polygamy, twice that of 2001.

The economy is sputtering at 2 percent growth, four points below the expected recovery growth rate from a deep recession, and our national debt is now greater than our gross domestic product.

The country needs a bold alternative voice to wake it up. The conservative Ken Cuccinelli-E W Jackson ticket in Virginia is such a voice.

Will their party get behind them or pull the rug out, as it has done to other conservatives in recent races? Will the Republican Party get back to what it once was about, or will it become just another symptom of a nation in decline?

Yes it does appear that the world will start to hate us maybe from even within the Republican party! 

But why should that surprise us?  Jesus clearly said that the world WILL HATE US!

Hat tip to Wilson R.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Enough Sarin Gas to Wipe Out Damascus

These are interesting comments coming from a former Syrian chemical weapons dude...

The regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad has enough of the nerve gas sarin to "eradicate the whole of Damascus, Homs, Hama and Aleppo," a former Syrian chemical weapons scientist told Al Jazeera on Friday.

"If the regime is to fire a Scud-B with a chemical warhead filled with sarin, the missile would create a chemical cloud in the atmosphere that is 3km long and 500m wide, which could be fatal to all people under it," the scientist, that asked to remain anonymous, said.

The scientist told Al Jazeera that Syria's chemical weapons stockpile includes 700 tons of sarin gas as well as an unspecified quantity of mustard gas, at least 3,000 aerial bombs that could be fitted with chemical warheads and more than 100 chemical warheads for Scud missiles. He dispelled assessments by Western intelligence that Syria has tabun nerve gas.

Despite that, the scientist that fled Syria claimed that the Assad regime will only unleash its chemical stockpiles if it "no longer cares about the world knowing."

He told Al Jazeera that the Assad regime used sarin gas in small quantities to stop rebel advances in four towns in the suburbs of Damascus, in Aleppo's Sheikj Maksoud district, in Idlib's Saraqeb town and in Homs' al-Khalidiyeh district.

"The intention was to incapacitate rebels and force them out of strategic areas, while keeping the deaths among their ranks limited," he said.


Isaiah 17 says Damascus will be wiped out in a VERY SHORT period of overnight.

Of course we will never know the exact details of HOW this will happen.  In fact I am VERY hopeful that we will be raptured before it does happen, but it simply amazing how many times Damascus, and the talk of her destruction, is making its way into today's headlines.

I look at it as being one more sign that we are in the SEASON of our Lord's return.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Missiles Hit Lebanon

The war in Syria may be spreading to Lebanon.  Many folks are starting to wonder if this is going to break out into a full blown proxy war between the Shiites and the Sunnis.

Two rockets hit a Beirut neighbourhood earlier today raising fears that the bloody civil war in Syria is increasingly seeping across the border into Lebanon.

The rockets, which struck a Hezbollah stronghold in the Lebanese capital and injured four people, came hours after the militant group’s leader Hasan Nasrallah made a speech in which confirmed that his group is playing an active role in supporting Bashar al-Assad’s government.

There have been extensive reports that Hezbollah fighters are actively involved in the desperate fighting for the Syrian border town of Qusair in recent days.

Saying that Hezbollah fighters were taking on Sunni extremists in Syria, Mr Nasrallah said: “We will continue this road until the end, we will take the responsibility and we will make all the sacrifices. We will be victorious.”

Hezbollah has heavy backing from Shia Iran, with analysts in the region fearing that the Syrian conflict is turning into a proxy war in the region.


How much longer until this spills over into Israel?