|Aleppo's Tariq-al-Bab neighborhood on 24 September 2016. Reuters photo.|
The city of Aleppo is literally being churned into heaps of rubble by incessant Russian air strikes, cruise missile and multiple rocket launch bombardment, artillery barrages and a combined forces ground assault led by Russian T-90 tanks. And this is just the start of the assault in which war crimes against humanity appear to be the norm. The phrase 'total war' is applicable to the destruction of Aleppo at this time.
Let no one doubt the literalness of Jeremiah 49:23-27 and that of Isaiah 17 being in an active process of fulfillment before our eyes.
21 September 2016: So much for the US-Russian brokered ceasefire. It has been aborted. But this should come as a surprise to no one reading the Holy Bible or the interpretation of its prophecies presented here over the past several years. Based upon what the prophets Isaiah and Jeremiah were inspired by the LORD God to write thousands of years ago there is no question on how the war in Syria will be concluded. This is the truth behind the final words of this SITREP. If you want to see Bible prophecy come to a literal fulfillment in real-time before your eyes - Watch Syria!!! Damascus will cease to be a city and the nation of Syria itself will cease to exist.
The reasons for the coming literal fulfillment are not nearly as important as the soon-to-be-fact that Isaiah 17 and Jeremiah 49:23-27 will come to their joint fulfillment exactly as they both foretell. If you've not read them before, by all means do so now.
Does it really matter that warplanes of the Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve this week annihilated a Syrian Army position - either intentionally or purely by accident - near the eastern city of Deir-ez-Zor in a series of four strikes, or that Syrian MiGs bombed Dara'a, or that an agreed upon civilian humanitarian aid convoy unloading its precious cargo in Aleppo was bombed - an international war crime - by Russian aircraft, leaving Russia holding responsibility for the war crime, or that the stridently Islamist, US-armed Free Syrian Army (FSA) forced US Special Operations Forces (SOF) to leave the battlefield in the northern town of al-Rai? No, not at all. The end of Damascus and of Syria itself will occur exactly as it has been foretold to occur. Our God knew all these things would occur long before He passed on this knowledge to His prophets.
In Syria there are a plethora of alliances among fighting forces, too numerous to count or too tenuous to matter, which are utterly meaningless in the long-run. Man-made truces are doomed to failure by the actions of men. And what has occurred this early week is just the beginning of far, far worse to come in Syria. These events all serve to vividly illustrate and provide a forewarning of the total chaos yet to occur in Syria... and here at home in the U.S.
The Islamist attacks in New Jersey (multiple IEDs in Seaside Park and Elizabeth), New York City (multiple IEDs) and the stabbings in Minnesota are all a part of the war Islam is waging against us. These attacks ARE the direct result of the unrestrained Obama Administration-sponsored importation of Islamic terrorists from the Middle Eastern warzone and their deliberate resettling in urban and rural American towns. And we are allowing this to occur. They walk among us with IEDs and concealed carry handguns with which to shoot at local law enforcement. Obama is responsible for this; the blood is on his hands.
It used to be said that our troops were fighting terrorists on their home turf in the Middle East so that we would not have to fight them here on our turf. Obama, and soon Hillary according to her own words, have determined to bring the over abundance of Middle Eastern terrorists by their thousands into the United States, give them U.S. government welfare support and jobs so they can kill us in comfort and at their leisure.
In Hungary, a truly massive wall is being built by the government along the entire length of its Serbian and Croatian borders to keep out the Middle Eastern terrorists flooding into Western Europe. One can legitimately refer to this an enforced moratorium on Muslim immigrants; it's what a nation's president must do to protect his people from cold-blooded murderers. In America, GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump is vilified and demonized by the Left and the Democrat Hillary Clinton campaign for just suggesting "extreme vetting" of Muslims and the building of a similar wall if elected. Is it not clear that the American Left is for the cold-blooded murder of America's citizens of every race, creed and color by Islamic jihadists?
And, no, there is no need to wait for our Dhimmi government in Washington, D.C. and other State capitals to officially determine that these attacks are the work of directly-linked Muslim terrorists (there is no such thing as a Muslim "lone wolf" terrorist), or that Islam is a clear and present danger to us all. That has been a known fact since Bill Clinton took office in 1993, over 23 years ago.
As the Lord Jesus Christ said (Mark 13:7; emphasis added), "But when you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be troubled; for such things must happen, but the end is not yet." War in Syria and war in America, we have been foretold about these events and yet we are clearly instructed by the Lord to not worry about them. For us, as it is written in Luke 21:13 concerning Jesus' instructions, this is our opportunity for testimony on the inerrant nature of His Word!
And so I testify.
14 September 2016: As is often stated in many of Eschatology Today's SITREPs concerning the ongoing war, truth is always the first victim in any war. This became painfully evident once again when it was all but impossible to determine exactly what had occurred between Monday morning and this morning in and around Syria's Quneitra Governorate (province) abutting Israel's line of defense-in-depth in the Golan.
Former Israeli President Shimon Peres (born Szymon Perski), who just turned 93 years old last month (1923-2016), recently suffered a stroke and is reportedly in "critical but stable" condition.
Why is this important? I believe this to be important to note because Shimon Peres is the last of Israel's 'founding fathers,' or those who were born prior to May 1948, alive today. Shimon Peres is the last of the generation that were living in the land and were directly involved in the founding of the modern State of Israel in a single day, as prophetically foretold in Isaiah 66:8.
The subsequent generation of Israelis counts among its members one Benjamin Netanyahu, who was born in Tel Aviv on 21 October 1949, and is the current Prime Minister of Israel. Benjamin Netanyahu will turn 70 years old on 21 October 2019.
Readers of Eschatology Today all understand why I believe this is important. Jesus was directly answering His disciples, privately on the Mount of Olives, about their question concerning the sign of His coming, of the end of the age. And to this select group of Jews the Lord Jesus Christ said, "So you also, when you see all these things, know that it (or He) is near—at the doors! Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place."
To repeat for emphasis "...this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place."