Syria’s Assad Talks War and Russia Still Supporting Him, For Now

Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad (Source: Agência Brasil, Wikipedia)


Syria is again receiving international attention:

28 June 2102

World leaders are scrabbling for purchase, calling an emergency meeting in Geneva as the Syrian conflict descends into a full-fledged war. With President Bashar al-Assad’s pronouncement two days ago that the conflict is now a war, it seems any modicum of restraint is likely over.

The United Nations Security Council (the US, Britain, France, Russia, and China) and Turkey will gather in Geneva this weekend for a meeting to discuss a plan for an interim government in Syria that was hastily announced late yesterday by UN/Arab League special envoy to Syria Kofi Annan.

Human rights monitors say that the past week has been the bloodiest in the 16-month uprising-turned-civil-war. Almost 160 were killed yesterday alone, according to Agence France-Presse.

28 June 2012

(CBS/AP) MOSCOW – Russia on Thursday said it would not endorse a call for Syrian President Bashar Assad to give up power and criticized as inappropriate claims that it had agreed to plans by international envoy Kofi Annan for a new national unity government in Syria that could include the opposition.

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov insisted that major powers meeting Saturday in Geneva for talks on Syria must concentrate on convincing opposition groups to soften their demands…Moscow also has rejected efforts by outside forces to end the country’s bloody conflict or any plan to force regime change in Damascus, insisting that any plans for the future rest entirely with Syria.

Russia keeps playing an unusual role in this as it has made statements different than its current position.  And, in my view, Russia is using its position on Syria as leverage for something else.  Ultimately, while it will sell arms to Syria and provide certain support, Russia will not stand behind Syria in a total and complete way.

Some, including the Protestant Hal Lindsey (on his telecast) and Donald Blake (in the Wall Street Journal), have suggested that the stage is being set for Ezekiel 38 being fulfilled with Russia and Iran, and possibly Syria working together to invade Israel. However, for many reasons, including the fact that the tiny nation of Israel is not really a nation of unwalled villages, it is not. Ezekiel 38 is for a future time well after the USA itself is eliminated (some details are in the news article WSJ Suggests that Israel Should Destroy Iran; Ezekiel 38?).  Russia may supply arms and have other involvement, but Russia, Iran, and Syria are NOT about to take over the nation of Israel.

What may happen is a regional war (that somewhat gets out of control and may involve Syria who is becoming a closer Iranian ally at this time) and others (including many based in Lebanon), beyond Iran and Israel is something I have warned could happen for some time now and really could be a factor that ultimately leads to the fulfillment of Daniel 9:27.

“And what I say to you, I say to all: Watch!” (Mark 13:37). Ezekiel 38 is not about to be fulfilled, but other prophecies are getting closer to being fulfilled.

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