Current world events seen through the clarifying lens of the LORD's inerrant prophetic word. The Lord's Word proclaims a series of 'latter days' events leading to the second coming of Jesus Christ and the establishment of His Kingdom upon the earth in this generation.
Saturday, August 31, 2013
Global SITREP A25-13: Crunch Time?
Obama will seek congressional approval before any military action against Syria
31 August 2013: Let us pray he means it. What remains to be seen is how Israel will react to this, and more importantly how theSyrian combatants and Iran respond.
1 September 2013: I would like to note a trio of pretty important items.
Number One: According to Foxnews, immediately after the above image was taken and statement was given to the mass media both Obama and Biden went out to play golf at a local course. That's because Congress will not likely address the 'use of force' issue until 9 September (one week from tomorrow). No big rush for Congressional approval and the perfect political face-saving move for Obama.
Number Two: The Al Qaeda jihadists in Syria, specifically Jabhat al-Nusra and Islamic State in the Levant (ISIL), have for the most part gone to ground in Syria. According to sources they expect that if U.S. strikes do materialize some of their best units could receive the same ordnance delivered on them as is would be delivered on al-Assad's military Command and Control (C2) infrastructure.
Number Three: The Saudi Arabian lobbyists in Washington Dc and London, England have gone into overdrive. Saudi Arabia has deems it essential to secure both U.S. Congressional approval and a UK Parliamentary re-vote in support of military intervention on Syria. Accordingly, the Saudi's have instructed their lobbyists that should the coming US vote and UK re-vote be lost they can begin the search for a new employer. Pressure will be specifically applied to US Congressmen and UK Parliamentarians in whose districts Saudi-funded contracts or companies with Saudi contracts currently exist that those contracts will expire and/or be defunded immediately should the vote be lost.