New rumors of war are emerging in the epicenter in the last 24 hours. “Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman on Tuesday said any attempt by Hezbollah to attain non-conventional weapons from Syria would prompt Israeli military intervention,” reports the Times of Israel. “He also commented on the Iranian nuclear threat, saying that ‘negotiations must end and actions must begin.’ ‘In the moment we see that the Syrians transfer chemical and biological weapons to Hezbollah, this is a red line for us, and from our point of view it’s a clear casus belli,’ Liberman said at a press conference in Brussels. ‘We will act decisively and without hesitation or restraint. It will be a completely different ballgame. And we hope for the understanding from the of the international community and we hope for cooperation.’”
Haaretz, meanwhile, reports that “IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz said on Tuesday that if Syria’s chemical weapons were to get into the wrong hands, such as those of Hezbollah, IDF military action could turn into an unintentionally broad campaign.”
Another report in the Israeli media suggests Netanyahu is planning a September-October war to neutralize Iran’s nuclear weapons program. The economic sanctions against Iran are clearly having a serious effect, but there is no evidence they are persuading the mullahs to abandon their nuclear program. To the contrary, Tehran seems to be accelerating their efforts. Netanyahu commented on the Syrian and Iranian threats on Fox News Sunday, an interview worth watching given the current climate.
At the moment, I’m working on the final chapters of my next novel, The Damascus Countdown. It’s a look at how Syria’s alliance with Iran and Hezbollah could lead to the prophetic destruction of Damascus, as prophesied both by Jeremiah and Isaiah. I’m praying for the people of Syria that they will turn their hearts to Jesus Christ before judgment comes. Would you join me in praying for the Syrians, as well?