Al Monitor: MOSCOW — Moscow plans to respond to any US strike on Syria and will target any missiles and launchers involved in such an attack, Gen. Valery Gerasimov, the head of the Russian General Staff, warned Tuesday.
“The US seeks to use [any alleged] provocation … as a pretext to strike government areas in Damascus,” Gerasimov told state-operated news agency RIA.
“We have credible information that militants are now preparing to stage the use of chemical weapons on civilians by the Syrian government forces. For this goal, the militants have brought to eastern Ghouta people, including women, children and elders, from other areas. These people have to play victims of this staged chemical attack. The White Helmets with their cameramen are already there for live broadcasts,” said Gerasimov. more …
Opinion: The road to Psalm 83. We have theorized the events leading to the Psalm 83 prophecy hundreds of times.
In Bible Prophecy 101 chapter 10 ‘Unfulfilled Prophecy’, we along with respected Bible teachers, theorize that a major event of some sort will force Israel’s neighbors, both Sunni and Shia, to forget their religious differences and move against the Jewish state in lockstep.
The population of Damascus is approximately 1.7 million down from 2.3 million prior to the start of the civil war. Islam in Syria is practiced by 87% of the country’s total population: (75% Sunnis, mostly of Arab, Kurdish and Turkoman ethnicities), 12% Shias make up the remaining).
The Syrian government, however, is Shia and Bashar Assad’s use of chemical weapons has gone unabated since the 2013 Obama red line was ignored, putting Vladimir Putin in charge of Syria and its chemical weapons.
Isaiah 17:1,14 prophesies that Damascus will be completely destroyed in one night, indicating a nuclear event. While many prophecy watchers assume it will be Israel that causes the destruction, a growing theory of a false flag, caused by a terror actor or nation, is looking very possible.
“In that day it shall come to pass
That the glory of Jacob will wane,
And the fatness of his flesh grow lean.” Isaiah 17:4
Since Isaiah made no clear statement as to who will cause the attack, and that Israel will take heavy casualties, could be an indication of another actor or terror nation whose primary objective is to destroy the Jewish state.
Following that theory, the only nation that makes no secret of its intentions and most wants an established military presence in Syria with which to achieve its goal of Islamic caliphate, is none other than Iran.