A Coming Reformer Will Divide the Spoils Among Them!

The Coming Reformer will divide the Spoils among Them!

When will Assad flee, Die in Battle, or be Assassinated?

When will the rebel Groups actually Defeat his Forces?

I Like the Assessments Given in the 4 Blog Excerpts!

Will there be civil War between Victorious Factions?

Will there be an interim ruler before an Antichrist?

I’m only saying he will Arise from This Confusion!

And begin to form his Caliphate with Ten Horns,

Among Whom He Will Divide The Victory Spoils.

These Four Excerpts are well worth the Read!

July 27, 2012


See Our Blog Archives “An Exposition of Chapter 11 pf the Book of Daniel – Blog 4 – May 23. 2011”

DANIEL 11:39 –Thus shall he do in the most strong holds with a strange god, whom he shall acknowledge and increase with glory: and he shall cause them to rule over many, and shall divide the land for gain.

The Hebrew word for “strong holds” means “fortified places, highly strengthened fortresses.” I believe it refers to the fortresses of Daniel’s 10 horns led by antichrist. Daniel refers to it as a “strange” god, because Allah was not known in either the Old or the New Testaments. Antichrist will divide the land he captures between the 10 horns that initially helped him. All of the many Islamic nations that eventually join the antichrist’s great caliphate will honor Allah as he does, and many will be ruled by his cronies.

Begin Excerpt 1 from Al Jeezera and Agencies

Assad exit inevitable, says UN general

Former head of UN monitoring mission says Syrian president’s exit is likely, but it may not end conflict.

Last Modified 27 July 2012, 11:58

The former head of the UN observer mission in Syria has said that Bashar al-Assad’s fall is “only a matter of time”, but that his exit may not end the conflict.

“Sooner or later, the regime will fall,” Robert Mood, the Norwegian general whose mandate to lead a 300-strong misson ended last week amid a sharp spike in violence, said on Friday.

“The spiral of violence, the lack of proportion in the regime’s reactions, its incapacity to protect the civilian population, mean that the regime’s days are numbered, but will it fall in a week or in a year? That is a question I do not dare answer,” he told the AFP news agency.

Mood characterised the fight between the rebels, who are fragmented into several different factions, some of whom are armed, and the country’s military as a case of “David versus Goliath”.

He said that a rebel success in achieving the resignation of Assad, their stated objective, would not necessarily lead to the end of the conflict.

“Many think that if Bashar al-Assad falls or that if he is given an honourable exit… the problem will be solved. That is an over-simplification one should be wary of,” Mood told a news conference.

“The situation could even get worse,” he cautioned.

“On the other hand, it is important to say that it is impossible to imagine a future Syria with the current power holders still in place.”

“Every time there are 15 people killed in a village, 500 additional sympathisers are mobilised, roughly 100 of whom are fighters,” Mood said.

He cautioned, however, that the conflict “could last for months or even years”.

Mood has now been replaced in Syria by Lieutenant General Babacar Gaye, a Senegalese military officer who is taking over a drastically reduced mission of just 150 observers. Lt-Gen Gaye’s mission has a mandate of only 30 days.

Defections continue

Meanwhile, abandonment of Assad by members of his government continued on Friday, when Ikhlas Badawi, who represents the city of Aleppo in Syria’s newly elected parliament, fled to Turkey, according to the opposition.

“There were contacts for some time to ensure her a safe place,” Samir Nashhar, a member of the opposition Syrian National Council, told AFP. “She arrived [on Thursday] in Turkey and she will be going to Qatar, which has agreed to receive her.”

Nasshar said that Syrian authorities had asked legislators in Aleppo to leave the city ahead of a planned major offensive on the city.

“They were ordered to take a plane because the Damascus-Aleppo highway wasn’t safe, but she took a plane to Turkey instead,” said Nasshar, who is originally from Aleppo and currently based in Turkey.

Badawi, who fled with her six children, is now the fourth Syrian lawmaker to publically break with the government since the uprising against Assad began in Marach last year.

In January, Imad Ghalioun, a member of the parliamentary budget committee, announced he was seeking refuge in Egypt, calling on the opposition to ensure the interest of the Syrian people “who want to achieve freedom”.

Badawi, a member of Assad’s Baath party, is the first member of the parliament elected in May to renounce him, however.

Earlier, one of the most senior figures to defect from Assad’s inner circle, Brigadier General Manaf Tlas, put himself forward on Thursday as someone who could help unify the opposition inside and outside Syria on a plan for a transfer of power.

Tlas, speaking in a newspaper interview in the Saudi city of Jeddah, also said he was looking for support from Saudi Arabia and other powers.

Source Agancies

Begin Excerpt 2 from Al Monitor via Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs/Daily Alert

July 26, 2012

Did Assad Win the First Round in the Battle for Damascus?

Layla M. (Al-Monitor)

The assassination of members of the regime’s upper echelons and simultaneous penetration and control of districts in Damascus raised hopes that an end to the Syrian crisis was near.

However, the Free Syrian Army failed to decapitate the regime and didn’t receive much-needed reinforcements. It was therefore unable to withstand the overwhelming might of the regime’s continued onslaught, and the rebels withdrew fighters from several areas.

Judging by the FSA’s retreat from Midan, a staunchly anti-regime district in southern Damascus, and their failure to stop regime forces from devastating Mezzeh, Kafr Souseh, Berzeh, Tadamon, and many others, it looks like the FSA still has its work cut out for it if it is to “win” Damascus.

State television showed footage of young, fresh-faced soldiers joyously recounting their success at having “cleansed” Midan of “armed terrorists.”

However, on a drive through Midan, devastation was everywhere: bullet-ridden doors and shutters, collapsed buildings, burnt houses, crumpled cars and smashed windows.

Begin Excerpt 3 from Foreign Policy via Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs/Daily Alert

Watch for Indicators of Assad’s Fall

Mohamed Fadel Fahmy and Orit Perlov (Foreign Policy)

Former Israeli military intelligence chief Maj.-Gen. Amos Yadlin said in an interview:

“Watch for these five indicators signaling Assad is about to fall: Defections of Syrian generals along with their divisions the Free Syrian Army winning over neighborhoods in Damascus and Aleppo, Druze and Christian minorities moving into opposition to Assad, Russia abandoning its protection of Assad in the UN, and a collapse of the economy.”

Begin Excerpt 4 from Tablet via Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs/Daily Alert

After Assad’s Fall

Lee Smith (Tablet)

Over four decades, the Assads have supported terrorist groups that targeted the U.S. and American allies in Israel, Lebanon, Iraq, Jordan, Turkey, and the Gulf Arab states.

The fall of the Alawite regime is unlikely to usher in a Syrian government that the U.S. will be able to consider a reliable ally.

Nor will Sunni rule likely lead to an age of freedom and democracy. It is doubtful that Sunni-led Syria will be anything other than an autocracy, like every other Sunni Arab state in the Middle East. However, anything that weakens the Iranians is a net gain.

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