The Alignment of Nations May Point Toward the End of Damascus and the Beginning of the End

Iran’s president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has declared that his country’s scientists have mastered the nuclear cycle making Iran a legitimate nuclear power. At the same time, al Qaeda has signaled its disapproval of Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas’ announcement for elections, leading counter-terrorist analysts to believe the terror group has its sites set on Israel as it arms Islamic fighters from Lebanon, Iraq and Gaza. In addition, security analyst DEBKAfile reports that Syrian president Bashar Assad is in Moscow seeking arms to bolster his army and Hezbollah terrorist. Assad has a reported half a billion dollars of Iranian money to buy the weapons from Russian president Vladimir Putin.

The Middle East axis of Russia, Iran and Syria spells nothing but trouble for Europe, the United States, and especially, Israel. Iran is boldly following its plan to develop nuclear technology. Ahmadinejad knows that there will be no effective sanctions from the United Nations Security Council because Russia and China, both allies and multi-billion dollar business partners with Iran, will veto any attempt to shut down the Iranian nuclear program. Russia, in the meantime, has sold Iran sophisticated anti-aircraft missiles in hopes of protecting the Iranian nuclear facilities from an attack by the U.S. or Israel.

All the while, Syria, Iran’s military and security partner in the Middle East, is seeking more Russian weaponry to arm the terrorists that are deployed by Hezbollah in Lebanon. It is reported that al Qaeda, which is also housed and funded in part by Iran, has secretly transferred hundreds of armed Palestinians from Syria to Lebanon and is building mixed units of Palestinians and Arab fighters from Iraq for planting on two Israeli borders - South Lebanon and the Gaza Strip. These would eventually mix with the Hamas fighters that have been armed by a quarter of a million dollars from Iran.

Israel is being surrounded by hostiles equipped, funded and trained by Iran with the aid of Russia. Meantime, the West, led by Britain and the United States, is pressuring Israel to restart the so-called “peace process.” Biblical prophecies point to two events that may signal the end of the times—Isaiah 17:1 says, “Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.” The other, of course, is Ezekiel 38 where it is said that Gog, Magog, Persia, Ethiopia and Libya will come against Israel and be defeated. The alignment and bonding of these nations is occurring stronger each day and the end result, as we know, point toward the return of the Messiah, and war against Israel. Watch and pray.