Skip to comments.Syria: 'Iranian, N. Korean rocket experts hold Damascus meetings'
Posted on 12/02/2011 11:56:46 AM PST by jhpigott
Damascus, 1 Dec. (AKI) - Dozens of officials from North Korea and Iran have conducted meetings with representatives of the Syrian government in Damascus to help president Bashar al-Assad obtain weapons following the implementation of sanctions by members of the Arab League and other countries.
The meetings have been taking place in recent days, and were attended by experts in the production of rockets, according to Kuwaiti daily al-Seyassah, citing unnamed intelligence sources.
"The Syrian regime is afraid of losing power so is asking help from these two allies to put in place whatever means are necessary, even if it causes many deaths," an intelligence source told the newspaper. "The only way to stop further bloodshed is for foreign intervention."
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Seems as though one well placed drone strike could do the world a lot of good.
That’d be a good place for a Davy Crockett:
and Damascus is not a smoldering crater because?
Someday it will be according to Biblican prophecy.
And it’s not hard to imagine today. Combine this article with this:
Report: Russia delivers supersonic cruise missiles to Syria
And you’ve got a very, very bad set of developments in Syria.
1The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.
2The cities of Aroer are forsaken: they shall be for flocks, which shall lie down, and none shall make them afraid.
3The fortress also shall cease from Ephraim, and the kingdom from Damascus, and the remnant of Syria: they shall be as the glory of the children of Israel, saith the LORD of hosts.
4And in that day it shall come to pass, that the glory of Jacob shall be made thin, and the fatness of his flesh shall wax lean.
5And it shall be as when the harvestman gathereth the corn, and reapeth the ears with his arm; and it shall be as he that gathereth ears in the valley of Rephaim.
6Yet gleaning grapes shall be left in it, as the shaking of an olive tree, two or three berries in the top of the uppermost bough, four or five in the outmost fruitful branches thereof, saith the LORD God of Israel.
7At that day shall a man look to his Maker, and his eyes shall have respect to the Holy One of Israel.
8And he shall not look to the altars, the work of his hands, neither shall respect that which his fingers have made, either the groves, or the images.
9In that day shall his strong cities be as a forsaken bough, and an uppermost branch, which they left because of the children of Israel: and there shall be desolation.
10Because thou hast forgotten the God of thy salvation, and hast not been mindful of the rock of thy strength, therefore shalt thou plant pleasant plants, and shalt set it with strange slips:
11In the day shalt thou make thy plant to grow, and in the morning shalt thou make thy seed to flourish: but the harvest shall be a heap in the day of grief and of desperate sorrow.
12Woe to the multitude of many people, which make a noise like the noise of the seas; and to the rushing of nations, that make a rushing like the rushing of mighty waters!
13The nations shall rush like the rushing of many waters: but God shall rebuke them, and they shall flee far off, and shall be chased as the chaff of the mountains before the wind, and like a rolling thing before the whirlwind.
14And behold at eveningtide trouble; and before the morning he is not. This is the portion of them that spoil us, and the lot of them that rob us.
Yeah;maybe a three-fer.
Several years ago, Iranian leaders said that they would supply Syria and other Islamist nations with nukes and technologies.
I appreciate that the bible is translated using "respectful" english. I get that. What I do not get is why they continue to use antiquated terms and obscure locations. Is it not possible to write the current locations of Aroer, and Ephraim. Most of us do not have the geographical and historical references to really make heads or tales of much of this prophecy. Therefore, many intelligent folks blow it off.
Good Point- “Ephraim is the area straddling the Jordan River, part of the now called “the West Bank”, and eastern Jordan. Aroer would have been in central Syria.
They always look out for one another, don’t they?