"The end of it shall be with a flood,
And till the end of the war desolations are determined."
One final note regarding the Syrian operation. The IAF attack on the WMD depot in Qudssaya, Syria very closely parallels the prophetic particulars of the complete destruction of Damascus per Isaiah 17:14a.
Then behold, at eventide, trouble!
And before the morning, he is no more.
The IAF operation began in the evening of the previous day and concluded with the strike and destruction of the target just before dawn. If nothing else we may very well have just become eye-witnesses to a prophetic template or precursor for the literal fulfillment of Isaiah 17, at least as far as the time of day is concerned in the prophetic narrative.