The Syria Situation Today

Update:   16 Apr:  

OPCW inspectors are waiting in Damascus for the necessary UNSC Resolution authorizing their inspection and access to the alleged site.  So far the UNSC is deadlocked with Russia vetoing the US proposal for a very limited mandate to only determine that chemicals were used; and the US vetoing  a much more robust Russian proposal mandating an investigation into who used any chemicals. 

Russia wants the OPCW to determine who used any detected chemicals believing that Syria dd not use chemicals.  What the US game is is not clear but Russia expects that the US wants to be in a position to blame Syria regardless of who is to blame if any chemicals are detected and can only do this if the OPCW does not investigate who is to blame.  

Powerful Russian reinforcements headed to Syria.  The US is to announce sanctions on Russian companies dealing with Syria today.   An American Carrier Strike group, ten war ships and two more submarines is to arrive off Syria at the end of this week.   

 

The OPCW Salisbury Skripal case findings-  The OPCW Swiss laboratory identified that the A234 nerve agent containing the BZ toxin was used in the poisoning of the Skripals.  The chemical has been in the possession of the US and the UK, but has never been produced in Russia.  See also RT report.

Specialists from the Swiss OPCW laboratory finished examining the samples on March 27, but the BZ chemical, as well as the Novichok toxin, were not mentioned in the OPCW’s final report; which only stated that  OPCW experts determined that a toxic chemical of high purity was used in the Skripal poisoning, and did not mention who could have been behind the incident. 

Is this why the US attacked to preempt the OPCW investigation in Syria?

The results of the examination conducted by a Swiss chemical lab that worked with the samples that London handed over to the Organisation for the Prohibition of the Chemical Weapons (OPCW), concluded  that Sergei Skripal, a former Russian double agent, and his daughter Yulia were poisoned with an incapacitating toxin known as 3-Quinuclidinyl benzilate or BZ.

The Swiss center sent the results to the OPCW.

However, the UN chemical watchdog limited itself only to confirming the formula of the substance used to poison the Skripals in its final report without mentioning anything about the other facts presented in the Swiss document.

On a side note, the Swiss lab is also an internationally recognized center of excellence in the field of the nuclear, biological, and chemical protection and is one of the five centers permanently authorized by the OPCW.

13 Apr:   The US Coalition targeted the Mezza military airport outside Damascus, Arzza and the Jamarya “research center” formerly struck by Israel, also two chemical sites near Homs.

Not mentioned in the Pentagon briefing that they also hit Syrian and Hezbollah military sites near the Al Dumeir air base, 24 Mi west of Damascus in the Qalamoun Mountains.

Washington, London and Paris have now paused their attack to assess Russian and Iranian responses and await the warships still in rote to the region.

Russian president Vladimir Putin called  for an immediate UN Security Council meeting on the attack, calling it a violation of the UN Charter and international law. He repeated that the chemical attack on Douma was “staged” and monitors had found no evidence that it had happened.  Indeed president Trump used colorful excoriation of Assad without offering any proof whatsoever.

Breaking 17:30 PDT, 13 Apr:  The Trump coalition apparently unwilling to have the OPCW investigate in Syria has launched air strikes on Syria.  The US, UK and France have conducted an extremely limited attack on three sites in Syria.  The move is a marker to indicate a willingness to act accompanied with a threat to strike hard if there are any future allegations of chemical use.

In a token strike the Coalition struck three empty Syrian bases with about 120 cruise missiles, 13 of which were shot down.  Men and equipment from the bases had already been evacuated.  This strike was just a warning shot.

The US Coalition targeted the Mezza military airport outside Damascus, Arzza and the Jamarya “research center” formerly struck by Israel, also two chemical sites near Homs.

Not mentioned in the Perntagon briefing they also hit Syrian and Hezbollah military sites near the Al Dumeir air base, 24 Mi west of Damascus in the Qalamoun Mountains.

Washington, London and Paris have now paused their attack to assess Russian and Iranian responses and await the dozens of warships still in rote to the region.

Russian president Vladimir Putin called  for an immediate UN Security Council meeting on the attack, calling it a violation of the UN Charter and international law. He repeated that the chemical attack on Douma was “staged” and monitors had found no evidence that it had happened.  Indeed president Trump used colorful excoriation of Assad without offering any proof whatsoever.

 

Despite eighty percent of the British public objecting to military action against Syria, the British cabinet has approved British participation in the coming Middle East regional war along with the US, France and certain Arab States.   

There is still no evidence of who perpetrated the Salisbury attack, but the chain of events, beginning in Salisbury, and continuing with Syria being blamed  [again without any evidence so far] for the recent chemical incident in Douma, has convinced the British cabinet to join the American Coalition. 

President Donald Trump has been playing a mind game threatening to attack Syria  momentarily while he gathers a coalition and then deploys forces to the region.  Trump has appointed a new Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, and a new national security adviser John Bolton to put together the war plan and effort.  Both men have been powerful exponents of a war on Iran for years. 

Events delaying military action against Syria:

  • The Israeli government is expected to call early elections sometime after the Rabbinic Calendar Independence Day is on April 19.
  • An International Chemical Weapons Agency team from the OPCW is arriving in Syria and plans to begin its investigation on 14 April which might take a week or longer. 
  • It could still take time for the American Coalition to agree on the details of the war plan and to mass sufficient strength in the region, since once the coalition launches its initial attacks on Syria the entire region is expected to explode.

While the American Coalition is engaged in a massive force buildup, the Syrian, Hezbollah, Hamas, Iranian alliance has not been idle.

Russian, Iranian, Syrian Preparations

The Syrian army has dispersed many troops inside civilian populations, billeting troops in private homes.   Tanks, artillery and other heavy gear have been stored in schools, mosques, halls and underground parking lots.

The main Syrian air bases are now deserted with air assets moved to Russian-controlled airfields in hopes that Washington would be reluctant to strike there.  Russia has agreed not to defend Syria but will respond if Russian bases are hit.

The Russian military command has confined its personnel in the three bases it maintains in Syria, where they are protected by advanced S-400 and S-300 air defense missile systems. All 12 Russian warships anchored at Tartous port have sailed out to sea.

Hezballah’s elite Radwan and other special forces have retreated to battle positions in the Qalamoun mountains close to the Lebanese border. and to the Israel border with Lebanon where underground bunkers are fortified against Israeli missile and air attacks. They are standing ready to attack Israel in response to any air assault on Syria.

Iran and Hezbollah have left a substantial force on the Euphrates under orders to attack the US bases clustered in the Kurdish regions of Hasakeh, Qamishli, Tabaka and Rmeilan, the moment that US, French and British forces embark on their offensive.  Those bases were established by the US to block the supply route from Iran to Hezbollah and need to be neutralized if Iran is to supply Syria / Hezbollah in the war against Israel.

Watch for:

  • The Israeli government is expected to call early elections soon after the Rabbinic Calendar Independence Day is on April 19 this year.
  • Israel will probably invade Gaza to preempt their planned massive demonstrations on May 13-15, but it remains unclear exactly when the American Coalition will strike Syria. 
  • The inspectors from the OPCW have arrived in Syria and plan to begin their investigation on 14 April which might take a week or longer.  Afterwards they will issue their report and there could be yet another UNSC session. 
  • The anti Syria coalition will continue to build and coalition forces enhanced in the Syria / Iran theatre.
  • Coalition strikes on Syria, with war breaking out between the US Coalition and Iran, and between Israel and Hezbollah.
  • A serious confrontation and crisis between the US and Russia [See the Home page and the many articles on the subject].

The whole situation has been set up to motivate European nations to join a New Federal Europe as part of a New World Order with a powerful united Europe as a balance between East and West. 

Once the crisis comes to a head a final miracle working religious leader who exalts himself above all that is called God by claiming ultimate moral authority over all religions will arise very soon now. This is the abomination spoken of by Daniel in Daniel 12 and by Jesus in Matthew 24:15, and by Paul in 2 Thessalonians.

Revelation 13:11 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth [earthy, worldly, carnal, rebellious against godliness]; and he had two horns like a lamb [he presents himself and appears as an angel of light, a wise man of peace], and he spake as a dragon.

This miracle worker calls for the revival of the Holy Roman Empire church state system, and convinces the peoples of ten European nations to join that system, which will then be allied with the Roman Catholic and Islamic nations of the earth (Psalm 83).

Revelation 13:13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,

Even the majority of the Jews and Americans will be deceived that this is a great man of peace and ultimate moral authority.  In Judea only the settler movement extremists will be against him and they will provoke war when this man goes to the Holy Place within 75 days after he is set up doing miracles in the Vatican. 

This miracle working man of sin will impress people into reviving the Holy Roman Empire Babylonian Mysteries system in a New Federal Europe. 

13:14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.

13:15 And he had power to give life unto the image [a likeness or revival of the Holy Roman Empire system] of the beast, that the image of the beast should [so that the likeness of this system should come into existence as the now rising New Federal Europe] both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.

This New Federal Europe will have the power to destroy all resistance for about two years

The scriptures say that the final 42 month great tribulation will begin in a time of peace Daniel 8:25, and that a peace declaration will come just before the Time of Jacob’s Trouble begins with the occupation of Jerusalem (1 Thess 5:3).  Therefore there must of necessity be a genuine dialogue for peace resulting in a peace agreement.  

On July 7 2008 I wrote that since a genuine peace must be achieved there would need to be a resetting of regional realities since any peace is impossible under present conditions.  Over the years I have posted in considerable detail about what is now unfolding. 

  • The present crisis will bring an expensive and bloody victory over the Hamas and Hezbollah Military Wings and changes in certain regional governments. It will then  lead to a genuine Middle East peace and the rise of a New Federal Europe. 
  • Then when this religious leader goes to the Temple Mount the extremist Settler Movement will sabotage the deal and the Palestinians and surrounding nations will pour into the Jewish State in uncontrollable rage. 
  • The bloodshed will be enormous and the New Europe will intervene in the name of peace and to secure Israeli nuclear weapons to prevent them from initiating a nuclear holocaust. 
  • From that point on the Arab nations and Turkey will ally with Europe and abandon the Petrodollar and Donald Trump will lose his trade war big time. 

For more please go to the linked articles.

 

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