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Damascus To Become A “Ruinous Heap”?:

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Damascus To Become A “Ruinous Heap”?: Syria Threatens To Attack The Golan Heights And Israel Prepares For War
Michael Snyder




The winds of war are blowing once again, and it isn’t going to take much to spark a major conflict in the Middle East. This week is the eighth anniversary of the beginning of the civil war in Syria, and after the nightmare that the people of Syria have been through, you would think that the Assad regime would be eager for peace. But instead, Assad appears to be ready to go for broke. If Syria can spark a Middle East war that results in the complete destruction of Israel, Assad would be remembered as a hero in the Islamic world forever. Instead of a legacy of civil war and crushing poverty, Assad’s legacy would be one of wartime leader that brought total victory over Syria’s most hated enemy. But of course such a conflict would be a huge risk, because if it went badly the city of Damascus would be completely flattened and the nation of Syria as we know it today would be entirely destroyed. And considering how overwhelmingly powerful the Israeli military is, it would seem to be a very foolish risk to take. Unfortunately, Assad does not appear to be thinking rationally. On Thursday, Syria officially threatened “to attack Israel unless it withdraws from the Golan Heights”. The following comes from the Jerusalem Post


Syria vowed to attack Israel unless it withdraws from the Golan Heights, World Israel News reported on Thursday.​
Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad submitted an official warning to the head of the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO) Kristin Lund, in what seemed to be an attempt to prevent official US recognition of Israeli sovereignty in the Golan.​

Of course Israel is never going to leave the Golan Heights. We all know how Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu feels, and on Monday his main opposition in the upcoming election expressed similar sentiments


Blue and White party politicians Gabi Ashkenazi, Yair Lapid, Benny Gantz and Moshe Ya’alon visited the Golan Heights on Monday and vowed never to give it up.​
“We will increase the numbers of residents in the Golan, sending a resounding message to all – we will never relinquish the Golan Heights,” Gantz said.​

Let us hope that Syria is bluffing, because if Syria attacks the Golan Heights it will start a war.


And it is a war that Syria could not possibly hope to win on their own. But Assad doesn’t plan to take on Israel by himself.


Over the last several months, Israel has repeatedly attacked Iranian forces inside Syria. The Iranians have been fighting on Assad’s side in the Syrian civil war, and the Israelis are afraid that when everything is all said and done that the nation of Syria will end up being totally dominated by Iran. The following comes from Haaretz


For Iran, its domination of Syria is key to achieving its long-standing dream of a “Shiite crescent,” extending through Iraq, Syria and Lebanon, to the Mediterranean and of establishing a permanent ground, air and naval presence on Israel’s border. Iran’s ability to do so has been impeded to date only by the small and dwindling U.S. force in eastern Syria and hundreds of Israeli airstrikes that have, so far, successfully thwarted Iran’s efforts.​
Although Israel has become a powerful and essentially secure state, capable of demonstrating restraint in the face of the many challenges it faces, this would constitute a dire and unacceptable change in the balance of power, one that Israel cannot tolerate and must prevent – even at the expense of war.​

The Iranians have stated that they are no longer going to tolerate Israeli airstrikes, and their military leadership is fully ready to go to war. If war does erupt between Israel and Syria, it seems very unlikely that Iran would stay out of it.


And without a doubt, Iranian targets would be among the first to get hit in a war between Israel and Syria, and the Netanyahu administration has been very clear that Israel is preparing for a war with Iran


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu startled Iranians and even the White House on Wednesday with a strident call for Israeli-Arab action against the government in Tehran that was translated by his office as urging “war with Iran.”
Although Israeli officials tried to soften the reference by altering the English translation, the provocative comment was likely to further the perception that Israel, its Gulf Arab neighbors and the United States are interested in using military action to topple the government of Iran. It comes at a particularly delicate moment, as the Trump administration uses a U.S.-organized summit in Warsaw and this week’s 40th anniversary of the Iranian Revolution to try to rally the world against the government in Tehran.​

Such a war would be incredibly bloody, and the moment that missiles began to fall on Tel Aviv the Israelis would not hesitate to use nukes on Damascus and Tehran.


Let us hope that cooler heads prevail.


Meanwhile, the situation in Venezuela continues to unravel as well. Sunday was the fourth day for the nationwide blackout, and Nicolas Maduro is blaming the failure of the power grid on a U.S. cyberattack


Socialist President Nicolas Maduro – who is facing a challenge to his rule by the leader of the opposition-led congress, Juan Guaido – has blamed the blackout on an act of “sabotage” by the United States at the Guri hydroelectric dam, but experts say it is the outcome of years of underinvestment.​
“The national electrical system has been subject to multiple cyberattacks,” Maduro wrote on Twitter on Sunday. “However, we are making huge efforts to restore stable and definitive supply in the coming hours.”​

Hopefully the U.S. was not behind the cyberattack, because a cyberattack is an act of war.


And since nobody has asked the U.S. Congress for permission to go to war, such an attack would be in direct violation of the U.S. Constitution.


In addition, relations with North Korea are rapidly deteriorating as well. In fact, Kim Jong-Un appears to be preparing to provoke the U.S. by launching a missile


Following President Donald Trump’s stalemate talks with Kim Jong-Un, it appears North Korea may be preparing to launch a missile or rocket some time soon.​
Earlier this week North Korea sparked outrage after satellite images revealed the nation was ‘rapidly rebuilding’ its Sohae Launch Facility, a long-range missile launch site.​
New images reveal activity may have also resumed at a second site near Pyongyang, known as Sanumdong, where intercontinental ballistic missiles and satellite-launching rockets are assembled.​

We truly do live at a time of “wars and rumors of wars”, and this could very easily be a year of war for the United States.


Unfortunately, our military is not in very good shape right now. In fact, in RAND’s recent “simulated World War III scenarios” the U.S. just kept on losing


In simulated World War III scenarios, the U.S. continues to lose against Russia and China, two top war planners warned last week. “In our games, when we fight Russia and China, blue gets its ass handed to it” RAND analyst David Ochmanek said Thursday.​
RAND’s wargames show how US Armed Forces – colored blue on wargame maps – experience the most substantial losses in one scenario after another and still can’t thwart Russia or China – which predictably is red – from accomplishing their objectives: annihilating Western forces.​
“We lose a lot of people. We lose a lot of equipment. We usually fail to achieve our objective of preventing aggression by the adversary,” he warned.​

Over the past decade, the U.S. military has been dramatically transformed, and not for the better.


But even if our military was in the condition that it should be, we should still not desire war, because in this day and age weapons of mass destruction have made full-blown war between major powers absolutely unthinkable.










About the author: Michael Snyder is a nationally-syndicated writer, media personality and political activist. He is the author of four books including Get Prepared Now, The Beginning Of The End and Living A Life That Really Matters. His articles are originally published on The Economic Collapse Blog, End Of The American Dreamand The Most Important News. From there, his articles are republished on dozens of other prominent websites. If you would like to republish his articles, please feel free to do so. The more people that see this information the better, and we need to wake more people up while there is still time.


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one thing we can state is that the misinformation is in full swing once again,

the us military is sure to get its azz handed to it in a conflict
the military preparedness is very low
our military is being hacked repeatedly and seriously

etc, etc.

the empire bids for its status through fear and misdirection
 

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IF "they" (the ever present and sinister "they") are hacking us and planning to "hand us our ass" wouldn't that mean there are in fact enemies foreign and that we need a stronger military?

Except for the damn MIC.......

So, which shall we chose? Tyrants in Watchingtown, Moscow or Beijing?
 

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Syria has been going to attack the Golan Heights since the Israelis took it. Assad can't control his own country so he's going to attack the Golan? I seriously doubt that he is that dumb. It's just a scare article to sell a book.
 

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Israel claims the Golan Heights, the USA agrees, Syria and Iran fight for it, or lose all claims...https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019...esignation-golan-heights-190314064314828.html American troops have been put in harms way to make sure we get drawn into it...https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018...ys-american-troops-should-be-ready-die-israel ....
Earlier this month, in the midst of the 9th annual 12-day massive joint exercise named "Juniper Cobra" which was hailed in Israeli media as the largest of its kind, simulating a "battle on three fronts" (namely, Syria-Lebanon-Gaza Strip) US Third Air Force Commander Lt. Gen. Richard Clark spelled out just such a scenario wherein US troops could be asked to fight and to die for defense of America Israel - even to the point of being placed under Israeli commanders responsible for battlefield decision making.
While major joint military exercises involving significant troop deployments are nothing new for the US and its allies (Juniper Cobra itself has been conducted annually for nearly a decade), Lt. Gen. Clark's words to Israeli media are truly precedent setting and shocking, especially as he is among the highest ranking military officers in the US armed forces.
It is well worth reading the alarming scenario Gen. Clark laid out while speaking to the Jerusalem Post in its entirety:
“The United States and Israel enjoy a strong and enduring military-to-military partnership built on a trust that has been developed over decades of cooperation,” said USAF Third Air Force commander Lt.-Gen. Richard Clark, who also serves as the commander for the deploying Joint Task Force – Israel.
“The Juniper Cobra exercises continue to strengthen this relationship, providing us with the opportunity to bolster interoperability and develop seamless integration with our Israeli partners.”
According to Clark, the US and Israeli troops will work side-by-side under each other’s relevant chain of command.
 

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Clash of Empires could easily be coming. TPTB have been trying as hard as possible to keep the world waging wars and criminals in power.

They've mostly succeeded. There's only small number of nations that retain some level of autonomy.

For the American Empire (some call it the Western Empire but I don't believe that can hold together), things will depend on how the public reacts when the next wars begin to ratchet up. If they can keep the pictures of US soldier body bags and collateral damage off the screen and outside of the narrative, then I do believe it's possible (likely) our nation remains sleep walking through this nightmare and for TPTB to eventually attain WWIII.
 
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Isaiah Chapter 17 lays out the prophecy for the destruction of Damascus, “the oldest inhabited city in the world” per secular history. In verse 14, God declares Damascus will become an uninhabitable, ruinous heap within a single day: 14 “And behold at eveningtide trouble; and before the morning he is not.”

Verse 13 says, 13 “The nations shall rush like the rushing of many waters: but God shall rebuke them, and they shall flee far off, and shall be chased as the chaff of the mountains before the wind, and like a rolling thing before the whirlwind.” Some scholars, and I agree with them, think this verse refers to Ezekiel 38, the Gog-Magog invasion of Israel. The Ezekiel war turns the people of Israel back to God; and with God’s attention then on Israel, and since God will not deal with both Israel and the Church at the same time, the Church, then, will already have been taken from the earth in the Rapture.

Those who understand will know the meaning of the foregoing and why I follow the happenings in/of Damascus. The chain reaction, IMHO, is the destruction of Damascus, a brief pause, the Gog/Magog battle, the ushering in of the AC and then the 2nd Coming. With each news report, or thread such as this one, we can hear the Final Footsteps of History.
 

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I don't think Americans will scream until the Draft starts up for men AND women, then the crying starts.
 

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Isaiah Chapter 17 lays out the prophecy for the destruction of Damascus, “the oldest inhabited city in the world” per secular history. In verse 14, God declares Damascus will become an uninhabitable, ruinous heap within a single day: 14 “And behold at eveningtide trouble; and before the morning he is not.”

Verse 13 says, 13 “The nations shall rush like the rushing of many waters: but God shall rebuke them, and they shall flee far off, and shall be chased as the chaff of the mountains before the wind, and like a rolling thing before the whirlwind.” Some scholars, and I agree with them, think this verse refers to Ezekiel 38, the Gog-Magog invasion of Israel. The Ezekiel war turns the people of Israel back to God; and with God’s attention then on Israel, and since God will not deal with both Israel and the Church at the same time, the Church, then, will already have been taken from the earth in the Rapture.

Those who understand will know the meaning of the foregoing and why I follow the happenings in/of Damascus. The chain reaction, IMHO, is the destruction of Damascus, a brief pause, the Gog/Magog battle, the ushering in of the AC and then the 2nd Coming. With each news report, or thread such as this one, we can hear the Final Footsteps of History.
It isn't "Gods Will" when you steal my tax dollars to do something evil......
 

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I'm truly sick of Israel, the Israelis and our politicians and military cozying up to them. I'm really sick of my money going to them! Other than that I couldn't give a rat's ass whether Israel is destroyed or not.

As far as a draft for Americans to fight for Israel my kids are too old, my grandkids too young and I'm just a fossil so I have no dog in this fight
 

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I'm truly sick of Israel, the Israelis and our politicians and military cozying up to them. I'm really sick of my money going to them! Other than that I couldn't give a rat's ass whether Israel is destroyed or not.

As far as a draft for Americans to fight for Israel my kids are too old, my grandkids too young and I'm just a fossil so I have no dog in this fight
I am going to use Shootist's post to make a larger point...with no disrespect intended towards Shootist at all...

What Shootist is declaring is a "clannish" mentality. Care and concern for ones own...with no regard for the rest...

"These have value"..."Those do not"...

And this clannish thinking is shared by the vast majority of humans around the world...

And is the cause of so much pain and anguish to so many...

You would think that we as a species could figure this out and understand that its not conducive to the survival of our species.

Armageddon here we come...

Except I dont think the US will be a part of it. I think that the US is the whore of Babylon and our destruction will happen in an hours' time...I think that God has used the US to support Israel as it gathered its remnants from around the world (as prophesied)...but when the last battle materializes - Israel will be defended by God himself - not the US... It will be Israel against the world.

Read the Bible.

God wins.
 

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But does God? have to steal my money to do it? Nope, therefore it isn't Gods doing...6,000 Gods and Godesses and only yours steal my money.