Monday, December 3, 2012

Israel wants to bomb Syria's chemical sites

Israel has repeatedly asked Jordan for permission to bomb Syria's WMD sites. Apparently some of the sites are very close to the Jordanian border. Up until today, Jordan has repeatedly answered "the time is not yet right." But that all may change. Here are two news articles for you:

'Israel sought Jordan's permission to bomb Syria'
'The Atlantic' reports Jordan rebuffed Israeli requests to hit chemical stockpiles; Israel: We reserve right to preemptive action.
"Israel asked Jordan on a number of occasions "permission" to bomb Syrian chemical weapons sites, The Atlantic reported Monday, citing intelligence sources in both countries. According to the report, Jordan turned down requests a number of times in the past two months, saying "the time was not right." Jordan is reportedly wary of allowing Israel to bomb the sites in Syria, fearing a military response on Jordanian territory. "A number of sites are not far from the border," the report quoted a foreign source as saying."

The subhead above says Israel reserves the right to take preemptive action:

"The source said Israel has been saying for months that it was concerned about the possible transfer of Syria's stockpile of chemical weapons – the third largest in the world – to "unsavory actors" such as Hezbollah, Hamas or al-Qaida. He said Israel "reserves the right to preempt" if this is done."

This article from Haaretz says the same as the Jerusalem Post article, except that the Jordanian foreign minister is talking with other neighbors in the region-

Report: Israel requested Jordan's 'permission' to attack Syria chemical weapons sites
"Jordan's Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh declined to comment on the report that Israel had sought Jordanian permission to strike Syrian WMD sites, but did say his country was monitoring the situation closely and that his government was talking to countries in the region. "We have to be prepared for different scenarios," he said at a press conference Monday, adding that the Syrian regime is currently in control of these weapons and understands that using them would be a "game changer." The New York Times reported Sunday that western intelligence officials said they have been seeing new signs of activity at Syrian sites used to hold chemical weapons."

The concern is huge. Syria is unstable, and getting worse by the day. The statehood given to the PA by the United Nations emboldened them, and it emboldened Hezbollah in Lebanon as well. The entire "epicenter" as Joel Rosenberg says, is one big tinderbox. Near-use of chemical weapons may be the fuse to the final Armageddon. Remember, Damascus will be destroyed... (Isaiah 17:1).


2 comments:

  1. At this point in my faith, I'm not surprised when I see prophesy unfold, but instead I recognize how amazing God is, and how much love he gives us.

    Even if we suffer in the current life, it is beautiful love that he gives us that he doesn't let us fall into hell.

    Thank you God for grace.

    Luke 12:32 Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.

    I understand that in the next verse Jesus was referring to His death and resurrection but I feel that to some people it may hold true to the end time prophesies.

    John 14:29 I have told you now before it happens, so that when it does happen you will believe.

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  2. The interesting thing about Damascus being destroyed is that it says in verse 9 "because of the Israelites".

    Isa 17:9 "In that day their strong cities, which they left because of the Israelites, will be like places abandoned to thickets and undergrowth. And all will be desolation."

    The Jordanians are being sucked in by the Muslim brotherhood. It will be interesting to see if Jordan's King Abdullah II kowtows to them. They've already been bribed with free oil from Iran.
    In Psalm 83 the Jordanians are going to be a part of this confederacy going against Israel. In fact Jordan is the last country -the last puzzle piece to fit into place before this war can take place.
    Interesting to see this all coming together

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