The burden against Damascus. "Behold, Damascus will cease from [being] a city, And it will be a ruinous heap. Isaiah 17:1 NKJV
Once again I find myself in a situation where I feel led to remind you of what we are told about the future of Damascus, capitol of Syria, in God’s Holy Word. As with all prophecy, understanding the “what” is much easier than trying to understand the “when”. Yet I believe that if we fulfill our responsibility to “watch”, it is certainly possible to see events unfold which could be a harbinger of biblical fulfillment.
Debkafile’s military sources report that Moscow has placed on war alert Russia’s Mediterranean and Black Sea fleets as well as rapid deployment forces in southern and central Russia.
PM: Israel's 'finger on the pulse' of Syria developments, if necessary will also be 'on the trigger'
Netanyahu says situation in Syria is "horrible tragedy, crime."
What is happening in Syria is both a horrible tragedy and crime, he said at the opening of the weekly cabinet meeting.
"Our heart goes out to the women, children, babies and citizens killed in such a cruel way through the use of weapons of mass destruction," he added.
Netanyahu said that Israel drew three conclusions from this episode.
"First, this situation cannot continue. Second, it is forbidden for the world's most dangerous regimes to have the most dangerous weapons in the world. And thirdly, we expect this to end, but we remember the ancient adage of our sages: 'If we are not for ourselves, who will be for us' – that is to say, our finger, our hand, will always be on the pulse. Our finger is responsible, and when needed it is also on the trigger."
Netanyahu said that Israel knows how, and will continue to know how, to defend itself against those who want to do it harm.
Peres said that the "time has come for a joint effort to remove all the chemical weapons from Syria. They cannot remain there either in the hands of Assad or of others."
He said that while he could "understand the problems and doubts" about intervening in Syria, "the moral call is superior to any strategic considerations." He praised Fabius for speaking out on this issue, and said his voice "has been the clearest in recent days concerning the situation in Syria."
"In addition to everything else needed to stop this massacre there must be an international attempt to take out the weapons. It is very complicated and it is very expensive but it is more dangerous and more expensive to leave it there. It must be done," he said.