Things are getting serious regarding the situation in Syria. We are probably days away from a U.S. attack and the warnings are increasing from Russia, Iran, China and Syria.
Before getting to the news, let us all remember why we watch the unfolding of the final prophecies of this age:
Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. 2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
Russian leaders, increasingly convinced that the West is preparing for imminent military action inSyria, kept up a barrage of criticism Tuesday over what they claim will be an "illegal" and potentially "catastrophic" intervention into the affairs of a sovereign state.
A frustrated and increasingly despondent Moscow has already made clear that it can and will do nothing to stand in the way of Western military action against Syria, leaving it with few options beyond diplomatic sniping and rhetorical appeals to global public opinion.Russia has argued that Western nations arestampeding to judgement before all the facts are in about last week's alleged nerve gas attack in a Damascus suburb that may have killed more than 1,000 people.
Russia is also stressing that, absent a UN Security Council resolution authorizing force, any attack on Syria will be a violation of international law and a slippery slope that could lead to greater chaos in the region.
With the US poised for military action in Syria and amid uncertainty as to how Damascus will react, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon made clear Tuesday that while Israel will not get involved, it will respond severely if attacked.
“The State of Israel is ready for any scenario,” Netanyahu said at the end of urgent security consultations held in Tel Aviv. “We are not part of the civil war in Syria, but if we identify any attempt whatsoever to harm us, we will respond and we will respond with strength.”
An axis of evil does indeed extend from Tehran, through Damascus to Beirut, he said, and the “enlightened world” today understands what crimes against humanity that axis is capable of perpetrating.
“We are aware of the events these days in the Middle East developing before our eyes, and also hear the threats directed to Israel, even though we are not involved in the bloody conflict in Syria or in other conflicts in the Middle East,” he said.
“We remain responsible and deliberate in the face of these threats, but also say with a clear and determined voice: Whoever dares to test us will encounter the strength of the IDF.”