Qatar And Saudi Arabia Are Now Sounding The Drumbeats Of War With Russia In Syria Calling For “The Destruction Of Damascus” (Isaiah 17)
By Walid Shoebat
Qatar, the major sponsor of jihadist in Syria is now actively considering a direct military intervention in Syria, according to its officials. Saudi Arabia clerics are also unanimously calling for a Saudi military intervention in Damascus. So is Washington, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar going to be the gentle dove in the face of Russia and Iran after seeing their failed attempt to support the various Sunni extremist groups fighting to destabilize the regime in Damascus? After all, how else will Isaiah 17, the destruction of Damascus be fulfilled? Russia’s main goal is to defend Damascus, yet here in the Bible we are told that “Damascus will become a heap of ruin”. What then can we make of these escalating events in light of Scripture?
As Russia enters its fourth week of anti-terror airstrikes, Qatar has indicated that it may launch a military campaign of its own. We see the Saudi foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir sounding the drumbeats of war had the following message for Tehran:
“We wish that Iran would change its policies and stop meddling in the affairs of other countries in the region, in Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Yemen. We will make sure that we confront Iran’s actions and shall use all our political, economic and military powers to defend our territory and people.”
Do the Syrian people belong to Saudi Arabia and Qatar? No. What al-Jubeir is saying is that all the Sunni world belongs to the mother spider: Arabia is the mother, the heart and the soul of the Muslim nations she rides.
While western media analysts would tell you that the ouster of Assad would have removed a key Iranian ally and cut off Tehran from Hezbollah, truth is, Assad is one major obstacle to spreading the Caliphate agenda in the Levant. A Sunni control would also pave the way for deals like the Qatar-Turkey natural gas line. Saudi Arabia and Qatar also fear Iran getting close to the doorstep of the mother’s home: the Arabian Peninsula. Things are becoming more serious by the day.
Facts from the ground already reveal that powerful Saudi clerics are already calling for military Jihad and response to Russia’s move regardless that the kingdom is already bogged down in another war with Iran’s proxy, the Huthies in Yemen.
But does Saudi Arabia and Russia desire to be on a collision course? The answer that Saudi Arabia and NATO ally, Turkey, will attempt to influence the regional powers after giving Russia limited time for their intervention to cause a political settlement. Russia would want to secure Bashar or another who is pro-Russia, but this will force a proxy war. Fact is, who can argue that the proxy war is already happening; in the past the war was dubbed “Syria vs. rebels” and now it’s “Iran-Russia vs. Sunni rebels”.
This means that we are just one degree of separation from direct military showdown between NATO’s regional allies headed by Turkey and Riyadh and Qatar versus the Russia-Iran nexus.
But this time the U.S. and Saudi Arabia learnt some lessons from the past: the Russian Afghan war. The U.S. in order to defeat Russia in Afghanistan sent armament and Saudi Arabia through supplying Jihadi recruitment went to Afghanistan to fight Soviet forces after 1979. The Saudis and U.S. provided tremendous amounts of weapons and cash. While the effort succeeded, it backfired. Right after the Soviet Union was forced to pull out, the Saudi Wahhabist terrorists returned, and then turned their sights on the ruling family. That including Saudi citizens attacked U.S. soil on 9/11.
So the situation is much different now than Afghanistan where the Jihadists are but under one Jihadi umbrella. In Syria there are several groups and the U.S. already attempted this to only see that the weapons ended up falling into the wrong hands in both Syria and in Iraq.
But then we are talking about Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey, these could care less what hands the weapons fall so long these weapons enter and destroy Damascus.
But no matter what Saudi Arabia and Qatar do to intervene, it is not without price; Iran will move in on the kill, that including the very terrorists whom Arabia recruited who also hate the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
This is indeed a glimpse of Armageddon. Isaiah 17 concludes:
“Woe to the many nations that rage, they rage like the raging sea! Woe to thepeoples who roar, they roar like the roaring of great waters! Although the peoples roar like the roar of surging waters, when he rebukes them they flee far away, driven before the wind like chaff on the hills, like tumbleweed before a gale. In the evening, sudden terror! Before the morning, they are gone! This isthe portion of those who loot us, the lot of those who plunder us.”
This is the wiping off completely of all the invading armies against Israel. It happens at the dawning of the day “in the evening … before the morning” and then poof, “they are gone“.
Ever wonder why the battle of Jericho is in the “dawning of the day” after Six days by Joshua as well as Israel in the Six Day War in 1967?
It is crucial we do not isolate Isaiah 17 from Armageddon and also from Psalm 83 where God uses similar statements: “Make them like tumbleweed, my God, like chaff before the wind.” (Psalm 83:13) “so pursue them with your
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