The Times of Israel: The timing of the airstrike allegedly carried out by the Israel Air Force against a Syrian advanced weapons development facility early Thursday morning could not have been more apt.
The aerial attack came nearly 10 years to the day after Israel allegedly destroyed a Syrian nuclear reactor; a few weeks after Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah visited Damascus; two weeks after a meeting between Russian and Israeli heads of state; a day after a United Nations report formally blamed the Bashar Assad regime for a sarin gas attack earlier this year; and in the midst of the IDF’s largest exercise in nearly two decades, in which tens of thousands of soldiers are simulating a war with Hezbollah, a key part of the Syrian-Iranian Shiite axis. more …
Opinion: Bashar Assad is famous for threatening to rain down rockets on Tel Aviv. If he does, he just may trigger a 2700 year old prophecy:
“Behold, Damascus will cease from being a city, And it will be a ruinous heap.”
“Then behold, at eventide, trouble! And before the morning, he is no more.”
Before the 20th century and the advent of the hydrogen bomb, a city of 1.7 million people could not have been so obliterated as to be no more.