Middle East Events Now Don’t Fulfill Daniel 11:40



August 29, 2013


I am hoping this air attack will be on a wide variety of missilery targets by as many different allies as possible from a wide variety of military launches underwater, on it, and above it. And I am certainly hope it will it go on for at least 5 days.

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Daniel 11:40 – And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him: and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over.

Begin selected Excerpts via Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs/Daily Alert

August 28, 2013

Excerpt 1 – Times of Israel

IDF Intercepted Syrian Regime Chatter on Chemical Attack

Adiv Sterman

An IDF intelligence unit listened in on senior Syrian officials discussing a chemical attack on the outskirts of Damascus that left hundreds of Syrian civilians dead last Wednesday, the German magazine Focus reported Saturday. The report, which cited an ex-Mossad official, said the intercepted conversation proved that the Assad regime was responsible for the use of non-conventional weapons. (Times of Israel)

Excerpt 2 – New York Times

Obama Weighs “Limited” Strikes Against Syrian Forces

Thom Shanker, C.J. Chivers and Michael R. Gordon

President Obama is considering military action against Syria that is intended to “deter and degrade” President Assad’s ability to launch chemical weapons, but is not aimed at ousting Assad from power, administration officials said Tuesday. A wide range of officials characterized the action under consideration as “limited” strikes aimed at military units that have carried out chemical attacks, the headquarters overseeing the effort, and the rockets and artillery that have launched the attacks. The goal of the operation is “not about regime change,” State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said Tuesday. (New York Times)

Excerpt 3 – Wall Street Journal

Israel Braces for Fallout from U.S. Attack in Syria

Joshua Mitnick

(Wall Street Journal)

Israel braced for fallout from a potential U.S. attack in Syria, as Prime Minister Netanyahu held special consultations with defense chiefs and cabinet ministers on the Syria war at its border

Israeli security experts assess the prospect of Syria retaliating against Israel in the wake of any U.S. attack is low because Assad is fully engaged in battling rebels.

Netanyahu reiterated Tuesday: “If we detect any sort of attempt to attack us, we will respond, and respond forcefully.”

Former chief of Israeli military intelligence Amos Yadlin told Israel Radio: “Until Bashar Assad thinks his regime is facing a collapse from an American attack – and I don’t foresee one on such a scale – the chance of him trying to involve Israel is very low….[Yet] we still need to prepare for that possibility.”

Excerpt 4 – JTA

For Israel, U.S. Response on Syria May Be Harbinger on Iran

Ben Sales


In Jerusalem, Washington’s resolve in Syria is seen as a crucial litmus test for its readiness to confront Iran over unconventional weapons.

Eyal Zisser, a senior research fellow at the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies at Tel Aviv University, believes “the U.S. [will] do something, but it will be something symbolic.

“I don’t see American interest in a complex intervention, war or sending forces. They need to do something, but not something deep.”

Excerpt 5 – Center for Strategic and International Studies

Choosing the Right Options in Syria

Anthony H. Cordesman

(Center for Strategic and International Studies)

Even if the U.S. does intervene militarily in Syria, the time window for its best option has already passed. The U.S. did not intervene when the rebels were strongest, the Assad regime most fragile, and limited U.S. support to the then dominant moderate rebel factions might well have pushed Assad out of power without dividing Syria along sectarian and ethnic lines.

Assad is now far stronger and the rebels are fractured and have strong Sunni Islamist extremist elements. This means there is no way the U.S. can quickly use any amount of force to destroy the Assad regime with any confidence that Syria will not come under Sunni Islamist extremist control.

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