Julio 24, 2012
Esta es la carga relativa a Damasco. "He aquí, Damasco dejará de ser una ciudad, y será montón de ruinas. " (Isaías 17:1)
Damasco, Siria es una de las ciudades más antiguas del mundo. Dios le dio a Isaías una perturbadora visión de la ciudad en la aniquilación total, destrucción de tal manera que ya no podría incluso ser visto como una ciudad más.
La historia pasada nos dice que Damasco ha sido invadida y conquistada antes, pero nunca la ha dejado tan desolado como Isaías describe. Esta profecía suena más como una explosión nuclear, una devastación que está por venir. La Biblia no nos dice cuál de los enemigos de Siria hará que esta destrucción, pero sí sabemos que se producirá al igual que el profeta nos dijo. Esta es una profecía aún no se ha cumplido y que pueden vivir para ver que sucede y cómo todo se despliega ante nosotros.
Without a doubt you have grown weary of hearing the news out of Damascus as of late. Here are just a few of the headlines in the news; Syrian Defense Minister Killed in Damascus Blast, Heavy Fighting in Syrian Capital, Assad Leaning on Inner Circle in Regime’s Fight for Survival, Syrian Intelligence Chief Defects to Rebel Forces, Israeli Defense Force Intelligence Chief says fall of Assad only a Matter of Time, Siria borde del colapso, Centros de tortura en Siria, 2,800 Huye de Siria, en un día, Los derrames de Violencia sobre las fronteras de Siria, Syria Threatens to use Chemical Weapons if Invaded.
It would not surprise me if I were to wake up one of these mornings to the news that Damascus was removed from being a city and has become a fallen ruin of rubble. Who will be the culprit who brings Damascus down: the rebels, the terrorist factions, Israel, the U.S., U.K. or the E.U.? Your guess is as good as mine, but what I do know is, it will happen.
The rebel commander of the freedom fighters carried out an attack against Damascus by planting a bomb inside the meeting room of Syria’s government security forces. The rebel commander stated the attack marked “the beginning of the end of the regime.” Current estimates say the opposition forces currently control more than 50% del país.
The revolt against the Syrian Government Security Building and President Bashar Assad came within sight of his presidential palace as fighting erupted in major Damascus neighborhoods.
Syrian President Bashar Assad inherited power from his father in 2000. His friends and opponents alike say he appears to be increasingly detached from reality. Even though there is a tight circle of friends and family around him, security is deteriorating daily. Ayman Abdel-Nour, a former advisor to Assad, says “They think he is useless and living in a cocoon. He thinks of himself as God’s messenger to rule Syria. He believes that he is right and that whoever contradicts him is a traitor. Many of his close friends and advisers have either left him or distanced themselves from him.”
Damascus will not overcome the uprising against it. The Golan Heights region could turn into a battleground of anti-Israel operations. Israel could be forced to move against Syria in self-defense. The United States and Israel have also been in discussions over whether Israel should make a military move against Syrian weapons facilities as the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad comes crashing down.
Major General Aviv Kochavi, an Israel Defense Forces officer says, “The clashes in Syria are worsening on a daily basis, con 500 a 700 people being killed every week. In Lebanon, there are today between 70,000-80,000 rockets that could hit Israel.” Rockets with Damascus chemical weapon warheads are a deadly combination.
Two Syrian Air Force pilots defected to Jordan last month. Algunos 85 Syrian soldiers defected to Turkey a couple weeks ago, including a general and several other officers. The death toll in Syria is more than 19,000 people and counting since the uprising began.
Where is all this going? To a ruinous heap! Damascus is a city whose days are numbered and taken away from being a city.