Naqsh-e Jahan Square, Iran
Iranian leaders continue to make bold threats, and this time related to intervention in Syria:
17 June 2012
Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces for Cultural Affairs and Defense Publicity Brigadier General Massoud Jazzayeri told reporters on Sunday that the US is now “in a weak stance” and Israel’s status is also “fragile”.
He warned about the outcomes of any hostile act against Syria, and noted, “The outcomes of any hostility towards Syria will be redirected towards the US, the Zionist regime and Europe.”
Iranian commanders have always said any western military intervention in Syria will be defeated. http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.php?nn=9103082522
Meanwhile, in Syria, violence continues:
BBC News – 17 June 2012Syrian government forces intensify their bombardment of the central city of Homs, activists say, warning that hundreds of civilians are trapped.
In-Depth: Syria regime tightens grip as UN halts operations AFP
Blog: Opposition: Syria Intensifies Attacks After UN Mission Suspension Voice of America
And because of this, the USA and others are trying to figure out what to do about Syria (and because of Iran’s nuclear and other ambitions, what to do about Iran)–intervention from the USA and/or Israel is highly likely.
The regional reality is that Iran and Syria mainly have each other as reliable allies. And yes, it is true that Russia and China (and some others) support them to a degree against the USA, etc., but that support is not complete and Russia and China will stop supporting them (Iran and Syria) if they feel that the cost greatly exceeds the benefits.
Yet, while Iranian comments that “any western military intervention in Syria will be defeated” are not quite the case, the reality is that the cost to the USA and/or Israel for attacks against Iran and/or Syria will be higher than many in the USA or Israel believe. Between terrorist acts, sustained resistance, chemical weapons, biological weapons, emp-type bombs, and/or even disruptions of the internet, Iran and/or Syria can inflict significant damage to their enemies.
However, since Iran keeps making threats and since Iran will not be the prophesied King of the South (Daniel 11:40), I have long speculated that it would need to somehow be neutralized. And this can happen from internal strife (civil war or unrest) and/or in a conflict involving the USA and/or Israel. But either way, things will change in Iran. Ditto for Syria, though it is biblically shown that it will one day have its capital, Damascus, destroyed (Isaiah 17:1).
Watch (Mark 13:37).
Some items of possibly related interest may include:
The Arab World In the Bible, History, and Prophecy The Bible discusses the origins of the Arab world and discusses the Middle East in prophecy. What is ahead for the Middle East and those who follow Islam? What does Islam teach about the Imam Mahdi?
Is There A Future King of the South? Some no longer believe there needs to be. Might Egypt, Islam, Iran, Arabs, or Ethiopia be involved? Is he the Imam Mahdi? What does the Bible say?
Is There an Islamic Antichrist? Is Joel Richardson correct that the final Antichrist will be Islamic and not European? Find out.