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Syria, Iraq, Iran, and Hizbullah To Eliminate Israel?

Syria, Iraq, Iran, and Hizbullah To Eliminate Israel?

Will Syria, Iraq, Iran, and Hizbullah eliminate Israel? That is the threat of a Hizbullah general who declared that if Iraq falls to Iran (as U.S. troops leave), Iran will use it as a bridge to galvanize Syria. Then Iran, Syria, Iraq, and Hizbullah will wipe out Israel. Things appear to be headed in that direction; however, God has a very different plan in store. Let us see what that might be, beginning with Syria.

Over the past five months, the protest movement in Syria-against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad-has grown week by week. So Assad, taking a page from the Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has responded with violent brutality. As of last week, Assad has responded to protests in Syria by murdering 2,675 people, including 158 children below the age of 14. In addition, Assad’s security forces have arrested 16,000 with another 4,382 missing. Furthermore, since protests began in March, there have been 28 documented cases of rape and 89 cases of death as a result of torture.

The Syrian security forces continued their brutal and violent purge of protestors by shelling another Syrian city over the weekend, leaving 25 dead and another 100 wounded. In addition, the protests and violence spread into another Syrian city, Aleppo, on Friday, leaving more dead and wounded protestors.

As Syria’s security forces fired on protestors leaving mosques in Damascus, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called on countries to stop buying Syrian oil. President Obama declared that Assad should stop his brutality, but until this week, he had not called on the Syrian president to step down.

After months of this brutality, the U.S. sanctioned Syria’s largest commercial bank and its largest telecommunications company. These sanctions are expected to weaken the regime’s financial network and to significantly impair Syria’s ability to sell oil.

The Obama administration also recently stated that Syria would be “a better place” without Assad. In addition, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced that “Assad had lost the legitimacy to lead, and it is clear Syria would be better off without him.” Finally, President Obama called for Assad to step down.

There are indications that Assad’s tenure is coming to an end. For example, Tony Badran, research fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, believes that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad may have made a huge mistake by making war on some powerful Syrian tribes. Assad’s regime abducted Sheikh Nawaf al-Bashir, a Syrian chief of Syria’s powerful tribes in the eastern part of the country. Then Assad’s security forces attacked the tribal region in its attack on Deir al-Zour. Assad’s forces killed more than 50 unarmed protestors.

This may have been a colossal mistake by Assad, as the tribes in this region have arms and “strategic depth.” These tribes straddle the border with Iraq, where they number even more than in Syria; and it is expected that they will band together against the Syrian regime’s forces. Badran states that “a tribal insurrection in eastern Syria poses a critical challenge to Assad and his troops.” Thus, Assad could have signed his own death warrant by messing with these tribes.

While the Assad regime is close to collapse, still Syrian President Assad has refused to heed Turkey’s appeal to stop the slaughter of Syrian protestors. Thus, a recent meeting between Assad and Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu appeared to be a farewell meeting between nations which were close allies. It is likely Assad will no longer be in power the next time Turkish and Syrian leaders meet.

In addition, as a result of Syrian security forces assaulting a Palestinian refugee camp in Latakia (Syria), a PLO official accuses Assad of crimes against humanity. So the PLO (the Palestinian Liberation Organization), which has employed suicide bombings against Israel (killing many innocent Jewish civilians), is crying foul?! If the PLO says it is too much, it is a sign the entire world is against Bashar al-Assad and his brutal and violent response to the unarmed protestors.

Others are also seeing the handwriting on the wall. In addition, the Saudi regime understands that taking down Assad would also affect Iran and Hizbullah, something that other Arab states, besides Saudi Arabia would welcome. Iran needs the current Syrian regime of Assad to remain in power to aid its goal in dominating the Middle East and, eventually, taking control of the world for the sake of Islam. This is why it recently gave $ 10 billion in military aid to Syria in its war against unarmed protesters. As another evidence of this, Iran just agreed to fund a multi-million dollar Syrian military base at Latakia, on the Syrian coast, to make it easier for Iran to ship weapons to Syria.

Thus, Iran continues its aid of the Syrian regime, because Syria is important to Iran’s goal of dominating the Middle East and, eventually, the world. If Syria goes down, it may not only impede Iran’s goal but threaten the Iranian regime, as well.

In fact, when the Syrian regime DOES go down, look for it to begin a domino effect in the Middle East. Look for Assad’s demise to adversely affect Hizbullah, Hamas, and, yes, even Iran. It will likely be one piece of the puzzle God will use to bring down terrorism in the Middle East. For when terrorism will appear to be defeated, leading to world leaders to proclaim, “Peace and security!” (as per 1 Thessalonians 5:3). So, in a sense, it is a war for the Middle East-and for the world.

God’s plan is one which will bring down the terrorist entities and make Israel the hero. This is based on the Bible’s predictions of a treaty centered on Israel, in which the Jewish nation will acquire what it seeks (rebuilding the temple on the Temple Mount) and world leaders will believe they have achieved “peace and security” (1 Thessalonians 5:3) So, getting there-in a short time-will be exciting to watch!

In the meantime, keep looking up!

Doctoral work, Phoenix Seminary; Th.M., New Testament Greek, Dallas Theological Seminary; B.A., English, University of Northern Iowa

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Crisis in Syria ? A Brief Overview

Crisis in Syria ? A Brief Overview

The crisis in Syria is blazing up like a fire, affecting every levels of the country in a significant manner. The crisis started way back in March 2011, when protests were made for the release of political prisoners in the country. The protest was immediately attacked by Syrian security forces, first detaining and attacking protestors with batons, and following with open gunfire, deploying naval ship and tanks against the civilians. Syrian President, Bashar al-Assad allegedly refused to take over the violence, and implementing reforms demanded by the protestors like broader political representation, lifting of emergency law, and freer media rights. He denied any responsibility for continuous attacks on the protestors, addressing the blame directly on armed groups and foreign conspirators.


The situation became drastic when the Syrian President declared a single party rule in the country from 26th February 2012 onwards. According to the experts, such an action was considered unnecessary to stop the violence, and it was expected that promise for drastic political reform will be upheld by the President. The conflict continued to grow, with protestors beginning to organize together against the Syrian Government. The government’s violent reaction against the protestors since March 2011 has lead to the death of more than 5400 people, including at least 300 children, according to the reports of UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. More than thousand people are wounded, arrested arbitrarily, tortured, detained, and disappeared claiming to be protestors. Their families, both within and outside the country, were also badly targeted.


There were consistent reports against Syrian armed forces using artillery fire against unarmed civilians, shooting of medical personnel trying to aid the wounded, door-to-door arrest campaigns, raids against hospitals, mosques and clinics, and alleged destruction of medical supplies. More than ten thousand refuges were forced to flee to other countries, giving rise to the worst crisis in Syria ever. Access was also denied to all humanitarian and monitoring groups. A simple protest took the form of massive ceasefire, violence, and torture all over the country, leading to a warfare crisis situation.


Several international communities became significantly alarmed with escalating violence in Syria, and demonstrated continual protests against the Syrian Government’s use of power on unarmed civilians. It is expected that with international protests from all bodies and leading governments, the situation of crisis in Syria to come to a stop. However, it all depends on Syrian Presidents’ true efforts to halt the violence in the country.




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The Silent War Between Israel And Syria

The Silent War Between Israel And Syria

So what happened on the morning of September 6, 2007 ? Israel has instituted a news blackout beyond saying that Israeli soldiers demonstrated unusual courage in acting against Syria. Syria indicates that Israel violated its airspace and fired missals on ground targets. Iran has been absolutely quiet, very unusual for them. There has been no comment across the Middle East. Europe is quiet on the issue. Here is the dismissive reaction of U.S. President George Bush when asked the question in his general press conference on September 20, 2007: ” I’m not going to comment on the matter.”

If all these countries are quiet, if politicians won’t comment, if there are news restrictions on what should be a highly publicized current event, then there must be a pretty big worldwide story here. It also must be diplomatically sensitive. Here is what can be determined about the raid by Israel on Syria on the morning of September 6, 2007.

In late spring, Israeli intelligence (Mossad) received information that Syria was trying to buy a nuclear device from North Korea. Israel had a building in Syria under surveillance from a satellite sent into orbit last June. The building (about 50 miles from the Iraq border) was believed to be storing nuclear equipment. On September 3, 2007, a ship arrived from North Korea with a cargo that was marked as cement. The cargo was subsequently transferred to the building that Israel had under surveillance. This triggered a strike on September 6, 2007 by five Israeli warplanes on the building and possibly other targets in Syria.

The timing of this incident could not be worse for North Korea. The country is beginning the second phase of six-party talks on disabling their current nuclear program. After years of talks, a deal was brokered in February 2007 under which Pyongyang (capital city of North Korea) agreed to shut down its main nuclear reactor in return for fuel and aid. North Korea admitted International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors, who verified the shutdown of the Yongbyon reactor in July. In the second phase, scheduled to start next week, North Korea needs to declare all of its nuclear programs and disable its nuclear facilities. North Korea is at the bargaining table because up to two million of its people have died since the mid-1990s due to acute food shortages caused by natural disasters and the economic mismanagement of the Head Of State, Kim Jong- il. The country relies on foreign aid to feed millions of its people.

The timing could not have been better for Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert who has gained ten points in his favorability ratings in Israel’s latest public opinion polls. He is gaining popularity for showing strong, decisive action on the Syrian nuclear threat. He is also gaining popularity in Israel for his ongoing meetings with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas ahead of the U.S. sponsored Middle East peace conference in November.

Iran may be involved in this incident as well. Consider a report from the Nazareth-based Israeli Arab newspaper, The Assennara, which cited anonymous Israeli sources as saying that Israeli jets “bombed a Syrian-Iranian missile base in northern Syria that was financed by Iran… It appears that the base was completely destroyed.”

In recent days, Syria has begun to increase its rhetoric on Israel’s reported violation of Syrian airspace. It has warned the United Nations that the international community’s silence over the incident could have “tragic consequences.” In a letter sent to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Syria warns Israel that its “outrageous aggression” will have serious consequences. Also, consider this statement from Syrian International Atomic Energy Agency ambassador Ibrahim Othman, ” The fact that UN and IAEA decisions regarding Israel’s nuclear capability are not implemented increases the frustration of the Arab states and threatens to expand the arms race that could threaten the peace and security of the region and entire world.”

We know that Israel bombed targets in Syria on September 6, 2007. The targets appear to be military locations in Syria sponsored by North Korea and Iran. The fact that these three countries are working together, possibly on nuclear weapons, is indeed disturbing. The Syrian Head Of State, Bashar al-Assad, is now in the process of contemplating Syria’s response to the Israeli air strikes. Unfortunately, the world has not heard the last of the silent war of September 6, 2007 between Israel and Syria.

James William Smith has worked in Senior management positions for some of the largest Financial Services firms in the United States for the last twenty five years. He has also provided business consulting support for insurance organizations and start up businesses. He has always been interested in writing and listening to different viewpoints on interesting topics.

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ISIS releases Assyrian Christian girl in Syria

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Archbishop Tomasi: Syria peace talks must remember Christians

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US blasts Russian "indiscriminate attacks" in Syria

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Britain poised for Syria air strikes after Labour revolt against Jeremy Corbyn

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