Syria Kills, Turkey Threatens

Damascus, Capital of Syria


The situation in Syria is getting Israel’s and the USA’s attention:

CNN – ‎26 June 2012
(CNN) — Here is a look at key events Tuesday in the ongoing crisis in Syria: Violence — 113 people were killed Tuesday, according to the Local Coordination Committees of Syria, a network of opposition activists. Thirty-three people were reported dead in the Damascus suburbs of Hameh, Qudsaya and Douma, the group said. — Fierce clashes began at dawn Tuesday between regime troops and rebels in Qudsaya, according to the opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights…
Turkey is changing its military rules of engagement and will treat any military approach by Syria as a threat, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday, after Syria shot down a Turkish military plane last week.
Washington Post – ‎26 June 2012
BEIRUT – Bolstered by a declaration of support from NATO, Turkey warned Syria on Tuesday that it would retaliate if Syrian forces approach its southern border, signaling a significant escalation of tensions between the two neighbors following the downing of a Turkish jet.The warning coincided with a strong condemnation of Syria by NATO, which weighed into the Syria crisis for the first time with a statement calling the attack on the plane “unacceptable” and stressing that the alliance stands with Turkey “in the spirit of strong solidarity.”…Rebels welcomed Erdogan’s remarks, saying that a more aggressive Turkish posture will provide a significant boost.

Syria really does not want to have to engage Turkey in battle, and apparently does not believe that it will have to.  I believe that what is happening now is that the Assad regime has to be thinking how to get enough support from Iran, Russia, China, and others (maybe places like North Korea) to hang out until it kills enough opposition forces to remain in power.  That is a dangerous strategy, which while it has seemed to work, will not work indefinately.

Syria will change, now or later. Much is going on in the Middle East. The King of the South will rise up (Daniel 11:40), it will not be Iran, and thus Syria (directly or indirectly) is likely to play a role in that occurrence. Syria will end up being a supporter of that king–thus the situation in Syria must change (Turkey is likely to temporarily support the King of the South, but will apparently turn against it (per Daniel 11)–for details see The Islamic and Arab World In the Bible, History, and Prophecy).

And Turkey is starting to seem more determined to assist in some of the changes that will occur in Syria.

As Jesus said in Mark 13:37, we all should watch.

Some articles of possibly related interest may include:

The Islamic and 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 will happen with Turkey and Iran? 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?

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