We have been watching the EU and its recent developments through the lens of "big crisis". The same can be said for the world's financial situation, as we watch for the evolution of a single monetary system, a single currency and a single governance.
Similarly, Syria is in the "big crisis" stage, and we may be able to anticipate some big changes coming. This is interesting prophetically, because we know that Syria will engage in significant battles/war against Israel, resulting in the destruction of Damascus (however it may happen).
Previously, we have seen articles expressing concern that Syria's Assad could attack Israel in order to shift the focus to a common enemy. Now we see the articles below:
(Thanks to James, who researched these articles and brought them to my attention)
The crisis aspect of this scenario is something that we have all been following for weeks now. This article presents a brief update:
Syrian Opposition Calls For An Armed Uprising
Leader of Revolutionary Council tell London-based As-Sharq al-Awsat that the only solution to regime's violence is armed uprising.
The leader of the Revolutionary Council of the Syrian Coordination Committees, Mohammad Rahhal, said in remarks published Sunday that the council took the decision to arm the Syrian revolution.
That is a significant escalation from an already rapidly deteriorating situation. Crisis indeed.
Also see this:
Assad Threatens 'Surprises' if Foreign Forces Attack
Hosni Mubarak and Muammar Qaddafi have fallen, but Syrian President Bashar Assad not only holds onto power but also warns he has “surprises” in store if foreign forces intervene. He did not offer detail, but Assad is suspected of stockpiling chemical weapons.
"Any action against Syria will have greater consequences, greater than they can tolerate,” said Assad in an interview.
He explained, "First, because of Syria's geopolitical location and second [because of] Syrian capabilities. They know part of it but they do not know the other parts and they will not be able to afford the results.”
US going easy on Syria out of fear it will attack Israel?
While Assad is already believed to be trying to divert attention from his lethal crackdown on protesters by encouraging Palestinians to raid the Israeli border, as occurred this past Sunday, this is just the tip of the iceberg of what Syria can do.
One intelligence assessment speaks of the possibility that, under extreme pressure – caused politically or militarily – Assad might decide to attack Israel
Instead, he would have available the thousands of ballistic missiles Syria has manufactured over the years, as well as an extensive chemical arsenal, bolstered as a replacement for the nuclear reactor Israel destroyed in 2007.
Syria is reaching a crisis very rapidly and Israel seems to be a very inviting target for their regime.
More on Syria:
Dangerously Close To War With Syria
This is yet another evolving situation that we'll be watching closely.