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  1. 1. Find us on the Internet - Syria Prepares for War By Gary Stearman “An official from Syrian President Bashar Assad’s Baath party, speaking to WND from Because of one particular narrative in Damascus on condition of anonymity, said biblical prophecy, we continue to watch the Syrian government distributed the alter- developments in Damascus with great in- native phone numbers earlier this month to terest. It has been called the world’s oldest ensure continued communication in what he continually-occupied city. Therefore, the said was the ‘likely event of war.’” Bible’s prophecy of its complete destruction The same official also dropped a key constitutes a historical marker of the first piece of information about Syrian intelli- magnitude. That event, prophesied in Isaiah gence. They now view Israel as weak and 17, has not yet happened, but events now irresolute. He said that Syria had, “learned underway make it seem imminent. from the Hezbollah experience last summer In our last issue, we covered the amazing and we can have hundreds of missiles hit- story that Israel’s Prime Minister Ehud Ol- ting Tel Aviv that will overwhelm Israel’s mert favorably viewed the prospect of giv- anti-missile batteries.” ing back the Golan Heights to Syria. How Syrian missiles are aimed at Tel Aviv, On July 8th, Israel’s Yediot Aharonot did Syrian President Bashar Assad receive in case Israel attacks Damascus. news service quoted Arab and Iranian press this conciliatory overture? He answered not mascus-Golan road to Quneitra to civilian reports, saying, “Syria has called on its citi- with thanks, but with threats, as reported in traffic for the first time since the Six-Day zens to leave Lebanon ahead of an expected a July 8th WorldNetDaily report: War of 1967. No announcement was made. ‘eruption’ in that country.” “If Israel doesn’t vacate the strategic Go- The dozens of military roadblocks studding It added, “On July 5, 2007, the Iranian lan Heights before September, Syrian guer- the 60 km [37 mile] high road connecting news agency IRNA reported that Syrian rillas will immediately launch ‘resistance the capital with the Syrian part of Golan authorities had instructed all Syrian citi- operations’ against the Golan’s Jewish com- for 40 years were removed, except for two zens residing in Lebanon to return to their munities, a top official from Syrian President – one at the entrance to Quneitra from the country by July 15, 2007.” Bashar Assad’s Baath party told WND. Syrian end and one at the town’s exit to This date is significant, falling one day “The Baath official, who spoke on condi- Israeli Golan. DEBKA-Net-Weekly’s mili- before a special meeting of the UN Security tion his name be withheld, said Damascus is tary sources report that this measure went Council, which will open discussions about preparing for anticipated Israeli retaliation mostly unnoticed, although it made Israeli stationing observers on the Syria-Lebanon following Syrian guerrilla attacks and for a military intelligence sit up. border in an attempt to limit Hezbollah’s larger war with the Jewish state in August “Until this week, civilian traffic heading continued arms trafficking in the area. or September. He said in the opening salvo towards Syria’s Golan border with Israel These reports, coupled with Israel’s of any conflict, Syria has the capabilities of was discouraged by the government in Da- complete failure to control the revolution- firing ‘hundreds’ of missiles at Tel Aviv. mascus; a traveler needed eight different ary activities of Hamas and Fatah in Gaza, “‘Syria passed repeated messages to the pieces of paper and endless waits to get past Judea and Samaria, indicate that a complete U.S. that we demand the return of the Golan the military roadblocks. meltdown is imminent. either through negotiations or through war. All of a sudden, the powers-that-be in the In a July 9th newspiece, DEBKAfile If the Golan is not in our hands by August or Syrian capital decided to allow civilians free reported that, “Word has reached Riyadh September, we will be poised to launch re- passage to Golan, meaning preparations are from Damascus indicating that President sistance, including raids and attacks against complete for the launch of a cross-border Bashar Assad plans to use the showdown Jewish positions in the Golan Heights,’ The campaign of terror in the Israel sector of the in Lebanon to ignite war clashes in all of Baath official said.” territory. Such a campaign could quickly Lebanon and against Israel on two fronts, The Syrians have used the Golan’s high escalate into a full-scale war.” the Golan and the Gaza Strip.” ground on two past occasions to launch Those who are watching Israel on the ground attacks against Israel. They are now Last-Minute Preparations in Damascus 40th anniversary of the Six-Day War will brazenly asking to have it back, so they can Several Middle-East news sources have recall that Israel’s past wars were always launch a third invasion. On the heels of Isra- lately informed the West that Damascus is preceded by exactly the same sort of activi- el’s puny response to Hezbollah’s 2006 attack being war-hardened. Important state papers ties that are now being reported. from Lebanon, Syria obviously believes that and art treasures have been moved to secret We are reasonably certain that the proph- now is the time to press toward regaining the locations. On July 10th, WND reported, esied northern invasion of Ezekiel 38 will Golan Heights … by force, if necessary. “The Syrian government, preparing for be kicked off by the cataclysm that befalls Recently, Syria made a bold and obvious a war with the Jewish state, has given its Damascus: “Behold, Damascus is taken opening move in the game of territorial officials and top contacts alternative phone away from being a city, and it shall be a chess. The July 5th DEBKAfile report de- numbers to key government ministries in ruinous heap” (Is. 17:1). scribes it this way: case the Damascus phone system is knocked We must now be incredibly close to this “On June 26th, Syria opened the Da- out during an Israeli aerial bombardment. chain of events. u 16 Prophecy in the News Find us on the Internet -