First, in mid-Feb. 2019, it was reported that Syria doesn’t really exist anymore because Russia, Iran and Turkey are dividing up Syria and discussing a new name for the nation.
On Mar. 7, 2019, Debka File reported that Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corp (IRGC) forces abducted Syrian Pres. Assad in late Feb. 2019.
IRGC troops put Mr. Assad on an Iranian plane and flew him alone (without his staff or security forces) to a military base in Iran.
He had a brief meeting with Iranian Pres. Rouhani, who accompanied him to a meeting with the Ayatollah Khamenei, where he was forced to bow down and swear allegiance to Iran.
According to the report, Vladimir Putin was very upset with what happened.
Russia’s disagreement with Iran won’t prevent Russia and her allies from attacking Israel, but it serves as a reminder that Russia and her allies will fight each other in the Battle of Gog and Magog.
Second, in late-Feb. 2019, resolutions were introduced in the U.S. House and Senate to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights.
The resolutions passed, and it was reported that Pres. Trump will probably make it official.
Russia, Syria, Iran and others quickly objected, probably for at least two reasons: One, they want the Golan Heights for an attack on Israel, and Two, a large deposit of oil has been found in the Golan Heights that they want.
On Mar. 7, 2019, it was reported that Syria’s Deputy Foreign Min. told a UN official, “Syria will attack Israel if it does not leave the Golan Heights.”
Prime Min. Netanyahu has said Israel will never give back the Golan Heights.
It is easy to see how this could lead to war between Israel and Syria and also to the Battle of Gog and Magog.
A question for many is this: will Syria and some of her allies try to retake the Golan Heights before the U.S. recognizes that area as part of Israel.
Third, for some time now, there have been reports that Iran and her allies are establishing forces that are facing Israel along the Golan Heights.
Some believe Iran is building up her forces in Syria as part of a soon-coming effort to try to capture the Golan Heights.
It has even been suggested that Iran kidnapped Mr. Assad to make sure he cooperates, and if he had refused, his trip to Iran might have been a one-way trip.
On Mar. 4, 2019, the U.S. announced the deployment of our THAAD anti-missile system (one of the most advanced in the world) and 200 troops to Israel.
This system will be tied into Israel’s anti-missile defense system.
The U.S. and the Israeli Air Force will conduct a joint training drill on how to use this anti-missile system for the defense of Israel against Iranian missiles.
Pres. Trump is also trying to build up U.S. forces in Iraq in case there is a problem with Iran, but he needs permission from the Iraqi government to do that, and the permission is currently being denied.
Fourth, probably at the urging of Iran, the PA and Hamas are causing trouble for Israel everywhere they can; charging the fence on the border between Israel and Gaza, flying explosive-laden balloons into Israel, firing rockets into Israel, causing trouble in the jails, demonstrating on the Temple Mount, etc.
If they don’t stop it, Prime Min. Netanyahu is threatening to launch a major military operation.
That is something he doesn’t want to do because it will tie up troops and weapons that he may need along the Golan Heights.
Fifth, on Mar. 3, 2019, it was reported that the Jewish Sanhedrin has published an open letter to Pres. Trump about his peace plan.
Among other things, they told him peace treaties that are contrary to the will of God will not bring peace, and they urged Pres. Trump and his Administration not to present a peace plan that ignores Israel’s rights to the Promised Land.
They said if Pres. Trump acts according to God’s principles, he and the U.S. will be blessed.
Pres. Trump is getting an earful from his faith advisors, the Jewish Sanhedrin, Israeli officials and others about the danger of dividing the land of Israel.
Right now, it looks like anything can happen.
There is a chance that Pres. Trump’s peace proposal will fail and, perhaps, a slim chance that it will be accepted.
As for all of these things, keep watching and pray.
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Daymond & Rachel Duck