Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Report: Syria has loaded nerve gas into bombs

"NBC News reports that Syria's military has loaded nerve-gas chemicals into bombs and is awaiting final orders from President Bashar Assad. U.S. officials confirmed Wednesday to NBC that bombs had been filled with precursors for deadly sarin but that they had yet been loaded onto planes. Fox News cites a senior U.S. official as saying the bombs must be used within 60 days or the chemical expires and must be destroyed. At least three Syrian facilities produce chemical weapons, according to Global Security. They are located near Damascus, Hama, and Safira, near Aleppo, the heart of the opposition."

Wikipedia explains that sarin gas "is estimated to be over 500 times more toxic than cyanide. Sarin has a high volatility relative to similar nerve agents. Inhalation and absorption through the skin pose a great threat. Even vapor concentrations immediately penetrate the skin. People who absorb a non-lethal dose but do not receive immediate appropriate medical treatment may suffer permanent neurological damage. Even at very low concentrations, sarin can be fatal. Death may follow in one minute after direct ingestion of a lethal dose..."

NPR: "Activists Tell Damascus Residents To Prepare For The 'Zero Hour' "
"With increased fighting in and around Damascus in recent weeks, Syrian activists have posted a video that calls on residents of the capital to prepare for what they say is a looming collapse of President Bashar Assad's regime. The YouTube video, called "Zero Hour, Your Final Chance," promises an imminent battle in Damascus aimed at ousting Assad. It is filled with instructions on what to do to prepare for and survive such a battle."

Pray, people. Isaiah 17 says Damascus will be destroyed and the cities of Aroer will be a wasteland. Will desperate dictator Assad, who reportedly is looking for an escape country to flee to in South America, lay Damascus to waste in an attitude of 'if I can't have it no one will have it'? Or will the rebels mishandle the weaponry and loose devastation upon the city themselves? Or will Israel finally go ahead and raze Damascus's chemical sites as they have been itching to do for two months? Will the US go in and take Syria?

It is devastatingly unsettling times.

8 comments:

  1. Honestly I hope this had better not be propaganda (I'm sorry but it's just what jumps to mind after the Iraq war) and I hope it's not true but either way, I will be praying hard. God's hand is moving the times, kings and leaders of this world according to His will.

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    1. Hi Anonymous,

      This article nicely sums up the situation.
      http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2012/12/is-syrias-assad-going-to-use-his-chemical-weapons.html#ixzz2EH8Hp1iq

      It might be propaganda, but I don't think so. In any case, the article addresses the Iraq WMD's

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  2. Good Evening Elizabeth,

    How does one pray for a matter like this? It's an earnest question because I know that God's word will come to pass and heartbreakingly Damascus will be destroyed but how do we pray on a subject such as this?

    Thank you for keeping a finger on the pulse of these events. Things are getting more prophetic with each passing day.

    Blessings,
    Marrell

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    1. It is a spiritual torture, isn't it? It is as if we see a man laying on the railroad tracks, awake and reading a book, and the train is near, but shouts and pleadings to get up fall on deaf ears. We SEE what is coming, and we SEE the deaf and blind in destruction's path, and we KNOW what they need.

      But it is even worse, because we know that while the individual may come to know Jesus, we know for a fact that Damascus will be destroyed, and millions with it. Spiritual destruction of people on a global scale is something few generations have had to deal with seeing. And we are a generation who is seeing the set-up for spiritual destruction on a scale no generation has ever seen before, since Noah's (Mt 24:37).

      So it is hard to know what to pray for. We can't pray against what God has planned...so what do we pray for? I pray for missionaries to have strength, for God to prepare the hearts of the people in missions fields, for leaders' hearts to be turned toward Christ, for people in various places to reject false gods...etc

      Here is a page of bible verses on the topic of intercessory prayer. I found the section "Prayers should be offered up for..." especially helpful.

      Thanks for asking Marrell

      http://www.bible-topics.com/Prayer-Intercessory.html

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    2. Sorry for the lateness of my reply. Thank you so much Elizabeth your answer; it was great. I will be checking out the link shortly. This will be very useful to me.

      Blessings,
      Marrell

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  3. Hi, I really like your blog and read it every day.
    Do you know of any other blogs like yours? Which ones do you read?
    Grace and Peace.
    Dan

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    1. Hi Dan,

      Thanks so much. As for prophecy-type blogs,
      I read Joel C Rosenberg's blog,
      http://flashtrafficblog.wordpress.com/

      I read John McTernan's blog,
      http://defendproclaimthefaith.org/blog/

      I listen to Hal Lindsey's report and read his webpage
      http://www.hallindsey.com/

      And you might enjoy Pastor JD Farag's weekly video bible prophecy update
      http://www.youtube.com/user/alohabibleprophecy?feature=g-all-u

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    2. These are excellent! Thank you so much.
      Praying for you,
      Dan

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