Mushrooms in Damascus
By Michael G. Mickey
Recently, as many of you know, Syria has been
suspected of having a covert nuclear weapons program much like Iran has.
Suspicions that Syria was trying to build a nuclear weapon have gained
momentum with the discovery of uranium at a second site in the country,
The International Atomic Energy Agency said Friday that a random test at
a small research reactor in Damascus turned up processed uranium
particles of a "type not included in Syria's declared inventory of
nuclear material," The Washington Post reported.
The first uranium discovery came after Israeli warplanes destroyed a
facility on the Euphrates River near the village of Al Kibar in 2007.
Syria had long claimed the bombed facility was not nuclear-related, but
U.N. investigators say they found traces of a specialized form of
uranium in soil around the ruined building, the Post reported.
Adding to the tension Israel is already under with Iran, a nation whose
leader has openly hoped for the destruction of the Jewish nation,
seeking a nuclear bomb, the United States and international community
breathing down its neck to make peace with the Palestinians who also
want to see Israel destroyed, now there's a nuclear weapon-seeking Syria
to its north. Not good.
As bad as the current situation is for Israel, one has to wonder where
all of this is headed in light of Isaiah 17:1 which foretells a
destruction of Damascus so terrible that it will no longer exist as a
city, no small thing considering Damascus is thought by many to be the
most continuously inhabited city on the face of the earth.
Isaiah 17:1: The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from
being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.
The question on my mind right now, in light of recent developments, is:
Will Syria provoke the destruction of Damascus, potentially very soon?
Mere days ago, with Syrian president Bashar Assad in attendance, Syrian
officials "threatened to take "practical steps" to regain control of the
Golan Heights, since Israel is clearly not willing to negotiate its
surrender." (Source: Israel Today)
WorldNetDaily.com is reporting the following, documenting that Israel
has been taking the threat posed by Syria seriously, even before the
Israel has not been standing idle at recent Syrian rhetoric and military
A WND trip to the Israeli-Syrian border three weeks ago found Israeli
tanks stationed alongside the Syrian border as well as a series of
massive trenches dug in recent months on the Israeli side.
When Israel bombed Syria's first plant dedicated to their arch enemy
travelling down the same path Iran presently is, it should've raised red
flags in Damascus but it hasn't. Instead, if the IAEA (International
Atomic Energy Agency) is correct, Syria has simply relocated its efforts
to become a nuclear power to a new location. As if that isn't dangerous
enough in and of itself, members of its government are now threatening
war with Israel for possession of the Golan Heights.
If Damascus went up in a mushroom cloud today, I'd be sorrowed for all
the innocent people who would die in a scenario like that but I wouldn't
be surprised in the least. While the mainstream media's attention is
directed almost exclusively to Iran's pursuit of a nuclear weapon and
Israel's potential attack to try and prevent that, bible prophecy
foresees Iran remaining militarily viable, but by the time the battle of
Gog-Magog occurs? Syria isn't mentioned as a participant, which raises
the possibility in my mind that Damascus may have already been dealt
with, specifically in an Isaiah 17:1 type way. Is that how it will
ultimately play out? I don't know, but Syria is playing a very dangerous
game right now - one it is not going to win.