Saturday, May 20, 2017

Global SITREP C2-17: The Syrian Situation Revisited Part V

USAF F-22 Raptor stealth fighter

UPDATED 20 May 2017:
  Confirmed. American strike aircraft (F-22 Raptors) struck a convoy of mixed Iranian IRGC-led militia from Iraq and Lebanese Hezbollah forces on Highway 2 as they approached the important Operation Inherent Resolve cross-border base at al-Tanf, Syria and Al-Walid, Iraq. Some media have incorrectly reported the convoy was pro-Assad Syrian military. However, audio and video reports from the region as well as intercepted communications from the convoy indicated the distinctive Iraqi Arabic dialect of the Shi'a Kataib Imam Ali militia who are led by IRGC officers.

The IRGC-led Iraqi militia and Hezbollah forces (both Shi'a) were warned repeatedly by US-led Coalition forces to halt their advance at the Zarqa-Al Shalighm crossroad. When the convoy passed this crossroad they were immediately struck by American aircraft. According to an IHS James report, "the coalition carried out an airstrike at the Zarka road junction 37 km from Al-Tanf, destroying four tanks, a ZSU-23-4 self-propelled anti-aircraft gun, and 12 other military vehicles. It said the airstrike was carried out in co-ordination with the Jaysh Maghawir al-Thawrah (Revolution Commandos Army) rebel group."

Location of the Al-Tanf,Syria and/Al-Walid, Iraq border crossing

The US also informed Russia that its allies were not to cross the crossroad and enter into the previously established Al-Tanf de-confliction zone where Coalition military operations against Islamic State forces were in progress. According to multiple international reports, about 3,000 Hezbollah troops were pulled from their positions on the Lebanese-Syrian border to participate in a push to re-take eastern Syria to the Iraqi border. These troops are integrated into the larger force approaching al-Tanf which reportedly numbers close to 10,000 troops.

Both British and US special forces have been deployed at the Al-Tanf base of the Jaysh Maghawir al-Thawra (Revolutionary Commandos Army) (RCA) and New Syrian Forces (NSF) since August 2016. The NSF are former Sunni members of the Syrian Arab Army's 30th Division who defected to anti-Assad opposition forces at the start of the civil war. The NSF were organized as a component of the Free Syrian Army by the US-led Coalition in October 2015.

17 May 2017: Looking forward a few days, we have President Trump leaving the country for a visit with Saudi Arabian leaders (Sheba and Dedan), then to Israel for a meeting with Netanyahu, a visit to the Western Wall of Temple Mount, a potential joint IS-Israel announcement stating that now is not the right time to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem. The the itinerary takes President Trump to a NATO meeting that will be immediately followed by another "Ezekiel Summit" (see: Part III). In all of this, the walk-back on the embassy move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem is one of the more serious issues. This is because it could cause almost irreparable damage among Trump's Conservative-Evangelical political base at a time he can least afford to lose any support much less this core constituency. Nevertheless, the LORD's will is being done, and we can expect the unexpected to occur.

15 May 2017: The two nuclear-armed (US and Russia) opposing armed force coalitions in Syria now appear to be engaged in operations designed to seize and hold territory. This is conventional warfare as we have known it for millennia. The real danger here is the allies with each coalition could engage each other in combat, either deliberately or by accident and particularly in southern and western Syria. In the skies overhead a free-for-all dogfight could also occur between the two sides combat aircraft. And then there's the continuing Iranian-Hezbollah drive to seize the Syrian side of the Golan. This is all stage-setting for the major conflagration this series on the Syrian Situation has been highlighting according to Bible prophecy (Isaiah 17; Jeremiah 49:23-27).

Going further back, Eschatology Today noted years ago in its interpretation that the region of northwest Jordan, were many of the US-led coalition are based, equates to "The cities of Aroer" found in Isaiah 17:2. This entire region is to be abandoned from human habitation, either by radioactive fallout or chemical-biological warfare. Not much else could cause such wholesale desolation of human life - or military forces. This is tied to the "woe" which leads off the two verses of Isaiah 17:12-13, where the nations have rushed in like mighty waters, only to have God rebuke them all and they are forced to flee far away. Isaiah 17:14 tells us this (ballahah) dreadful event will occur between a single evening ('eth 'ereb) and daybreak (boqer) of the following day. Yet this is nothing new to those who've been studying Isaiah 17 and Jeremiah 49:23-27 since the interpretation of these prophecies were brought to your attention on Eschatology Today.
 Golan Heights, Israel Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon border region

6 May 2017:
Here's how Eschatology Today assesses the current situation in Syria. 

Mortal men who stand as the current leadership of two nations which have a near-term God-breathed prophetic date with destiny (Russia and Iran per Jeremiah 49:34-39 and Ezekiel 38-39) have declared "safe zones" in a third nation, which also has a God-breathed prophetic date with destiny which culminates in the annihilation of its capital city and the remainder of the nation as a whole (Syria per Isaiah 17 and Jeremiah 49:23-27). 

The declaration of the "safe zones" was made in a fourth nation (Kazakhstan) which is almost certain to be part of the confederation of nations discussed in the prophecy of Ezekiel 38-39. A fifth nation, which may or may not be part of that same confederation of nations, has declared itself as a guarantor of the "safe zones." 

What we have here in this current situation brothers and sisters are the declared words of mere men who neither know nor recognize our Father in Heaven versus the very Word of our eternal, all-knowing, omnipotent God. It's a no-brainer of a contest. A no brainer. And we are witnesses to this non contest. What will occur was declared by our God thousands of years ago in the aforementioned prophetic texts. If you know them, then you do in fact know the details of near future events. it is as simple as that.

This "safe zone" declaration was yesterday's news and was set to commence this morning in Syria. Today's news is that Russia included in these "safe zones" a "no fly" provision which ostensibly bans only US, Israel and other coalition allies aircraft from conduction combat missions in Syria. 

This Russian dictated no-fly provision has been rejected by the United States, our allies, and I strongly suspect, the State of Israel. What we now have here brothers and sisters is a ready-made flash-point inside Syria between the Western Allies, which includes Israel, and the likely members of the Ezekiel 38-39 military confederation. I think you all very well comprehend what this flash-point may lead to, and you know this simply because you have read Jeremiah 49:23-27 and Isaiah 17.


Joe said...

The year 5778 on the Hebraic calander is sept. 21-22 , 70 years from Israel becoming a nation in 1948. This generation is now.
Sept. 23, 2017 there appears a sign in the heavens (Rev.12: 1-3) that hasn't been seen for almost 6000 years.
Nations are preparing for war (rumors) and the oceans (people) are roaring all over the planet.
Christians are being persecuted and are being told to shut up and leave.
I wonder if President Trump will hear the last Trump!
Mystery Babylon is on a very short leash.
Looking up, for the blessed hope.
Come Lord Jesus.

Sean Osborne said...


That's a pretty good summary of the Eschatology Today topical discussion over the past couple of years.

I add that on Sept.24 2017, according to Psalm 90:10, the additional 10 years of a 'generation of strength' begins.

The conclusion will come like a flood.

Chuck B. said...

The Will and Word of the Most High Hashem shall be accomplished completely!

Great Grany 5 said...


As a very popular song stated, many years ago, "we've only just begun" but in reality we are only just finishing our prolog to the Rest of the Story and I can tell you that I experience both trepidation and Anticipation. Let the TRUMPETS proclaim and the Heavens resound the Voice of the Lord "COME UP HERE" and instantly we wil earth's gravitation pull out of here.

Maranatha! Hallelujah!


Sean Osborne said...

A BIG AMEN Chuck and GG5!

mark3210 said...


Is it your belief that those full additional 10 years will be needed for all of the end times events to occur? Is the start of the 70th week still 3 years away?

Or is that all still unknown?

Sean Osborne said...


My belief is that prior to the 70th Week Jesus will come to harpazo His bride.

After that the passage of time becomes irrelevant.

So, I'm no longer counting years in the conventional sense, but expecting to be caught up in an unknowable instant.

hartdawg said...

Mark, I'm in full agreement with what Sean wrote. I also believe that Isaiah 17, psalm 83 and even Ezekiel 38%39 could occur within a year's time, (like a flood). I would not have said that about two years ago.

Great Grany 5 said...


ME TOO! One of the biggest inner agreement just swept over me as I read your response to Mark but before I read your response, I was shaking my head NO Way!

Read one email that was telling a lot of us that North Korea has the ability to launch an EMP that would immediately result in USA's shut down for a very long time. According to this person, N.K. has two satellites orbiting the earth continually in 72 minute (don't believe that one) orbits around the world and N.K. could have the EMP employed before any of the USA electronic devices would be able to know it.

But back to Syria! There is something very odd taking place regarding trying to pray for any guidance from ABBA Father. I have never had this happen to me before and I kinda get the nudge that "what will be, will be" and it is all prayed out. Or maybe I have been assigned to another field of coverage and leave it at that.


Sean Osborne said...

Folks are asking, so I will make my own opinion on the French election known even though this may be seen as redundant because it has been stated here before.

God is in total control; His will is being done as we pray for everyday (i.e. The Lord's Prayer). Whatever happens in this world at this time is accounted for within the context of 'Last Days' prophecy. Nothing happens in this world which is unrelated to the coming flood prophetic fulfillment.

Aside from this France is another gentile nation which is not specifically mentioned in Bible prophecy, with the exception that it had been a part of the Roman Empire (as the Province of Gallia) for 100 years when the prophecy of Daniel 9:26b was fulfilled.

Nora said...

Concerning the EMP attack, I don't think that the USA (or any other NATO nation) will get a devastating EMP attack because the AC is going to have powerful military plus his "mark system" of buying and selling, both requiring *on top* technology.

hartdawg said...

Thank you for the answer, I didn't expect it was anything significant but I was just curious as to your thoughts about that. Telling you the truth none of this surprises me at all. The only thing that I was really surprised at, is that France being part of the Roman Empire, one would think that the Roman Empire would do something about all of those Muslims seeing that it doesn't play a part in Prophecy. Anyways thank you for answering her appreciate it.

Getting back to syria, I have been wondering for some time if Russia is going to retreat from Syria in order to save face. I say that because I have a hard time seeing Russia suffer an actual defeat prior to Gog and Magog. Perhaps I'm not looking at the big picture but I've just been wondering that for some time now

Joe said...

Thank you Sean for your follow up! Signs do appear developing much faster. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has now called out Isreal for racism and discrimination toward the palistinians. He seems to be encouraging a conflict upon the Temple Mount...just what Israel needs right now. With friends like these, who needs enemies?

The Middle East is on coarse for a "flood". The developments surrounding Israel seem to be approaching flood stage. Watching all of this is like starring at a dam, waiting for that crack to develope.

May God bless all of you watching!

mark3210 said...


I am wondering whether the announcement of a move of the US embassy to Jerusalem, which could happen in 2 weeks when Trump visits Israel, will be the trigger to this flood of events we keep anticipating.

While I know many of us were hoping other European nations would follow the Brexit example and lead to the breakup of the EU, it seems like the opposite is happening and this election in France was part of the "Rise of the European Superstate" that Sean warned of in December 2015.

Nora said...

Bible verses from the Book of Ezekiel and the Book of Isaiah (which I copy here below) MIGHT indicate a strong connection between the events of Israel’s future confrontation with Syria (causing the destruction of Damascus) AND the Ezekiel 38/39 attack of the Gog-Magog coalition. I deliberately put in caps the words of “plunder”, “seize” and “rob”. (As it has been discussed on this blog before, concerning the Isaiah 17 event, Israel’s surrounding enemies like Hezbollah, Hamas, etc. might enter the picture siding with Syria, bringing on the conclusion of the Psalm 83 war as well.)

Isaiah 17:12-14: „Woe to the multitude of many people
Who make a noise like the roar of the seas,
And to the rushing of nations
That make a rushing like the rushing of mighty waters!
The nations will rush like the rushing of many waters;
But God will rebuke them and they will flee far away,
And be chased like the chaff of the mountains before the wind,
Like a rolling thing before the whirlwind. Then behold, at eventide, trouble!
And before the morning, he is no more.
This is the portion of those who PLUNDER us,
And the lot of those who ROB us.”

Ezekiel 38:13: „Sheba and Dedan and the merchants of Tarshish and all her villages will say to you, "Have you come to PLUNDER? Have you gathered your hordes to LOOT, to carry off silver and gold, to take away livestock and goods and TO SEIZE much PLUNDER?”

hartdawg said...

Does trump have a good reason for backtracking on the embassy move?

Sean Osborne said...

I believe he does, and this reason may be his alibi to soothe his base supporters ire: the secular Likud-led government of Bibi Netanyahu has requested the move not be done at this time.

Sean Osborne said...

Trump' been accused by the traitorous American Left of leaking a secret to the Russians recently. That secret had been given to the US by Israel.

(Nevermind that the Left's leak of this information is itself a real felony crime.)

What Trump told the Russians is something they already knew because Israel had told the Russians this same intel some time ago.

The Russian Airbus A-321 airliner that suffered a terror attack over Sinai by Islamic State in late October 2015 was destroyed by a bomb hidden in a laptop.
This is what Isrsel intel learned and subsequently passed on to Russia, and then to the US. However, when Israel told the US they did not say they had already informed Russia.

That's why when Trump told Lavrov this intel Lavrov's response was "we know."

Sean Osborne said...

STOP THE PRESSES! This is good news, and a great relief.

It now appears that the leak concerning Trump not moving the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem is actually fake news planted at Bloomberg (news site) by an Obama hold-over still employed in the White House.

All former Obama minions have got to be shown the exit ramp - yesterday!

So, there may actually be good news coming next week from Israel.