What’s Next in Syria?

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Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan

In response to Syrian mortars killing five Turks on the Turkish side of their shared border, Turkey yesterday shelled a Syrian military installation and the shelling continues as of this morning. No one is more critical of the anti-Semites running Turkey than I am – but their response so far is measured and entirely reasonable.

While tensions have been high between the two neighbors for some time – including Syria shooting down a Turkish fighter jet in June – this is a potentially serious escalation. It forces us to wonder just who’s calling the shots in Damascus (why risk shelling a NATO ally?) or if each Syrian military installation is operating under its own rules of engagement; which would be, in technical military parlance, bad.

We’ve posted the views of various experts that the chaos that could follow the end of the Assad regime – an end that seems closer every day – could become a major destabilizing force in the region. This episode seems to be another example. Killing five Turks on Turkish soil seems like a pretty massive tactical error for a country already at war with itself. What other bad decisions are around the corner? Striking over the Israeli border? Using chemical weapons?


Author: Stand For Israel | October 4, 2012
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What do you think?

  • Raymond
    October 8, 2012
    6:59 am
     

    War will continue, desolation’s have been decreed, and he (Anti-Christ) shall confirm a covenant with many for one week. But in the midst of the week, He shall bring an end to sacrifice and oblation.

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  • Silvana
    October 8, 2012
    5:32 am
     

    It is that time…..the end is upon us, may God’s will be done!!! As an American I look at what is going on here, a lie is cosidered truth, the truth is considered a lie, a president that is openly anti-American and anti-Israel…America was raised for Israel’s sake, what other purpose do we serve? Jesus is coming soon and HE alone can destroy the evil in this world. God Bless America and God Bless Israel, come LORD Jesus!!!!

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    • LINDA
      October 8, 2012
      7:50 pm
       

      AMEN TO THAT JESUS WILL RETURN SOON //GOD IS CONTROLLED

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      • LINDA
        October 8, 2012
        7:54 pm
         

        ALL SHOULD FEED THE SPRIT WITH GOGS WORDS AND WAYS AND NOT THE FLESH //FOR THE FLESH IS WEAK// PRAY FOR ALL AND GOD BLESS ALL

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  • Bernie
    October 7, 2012
    6:24 pm
     

    Look for more involvement from Islamic Nations as well as Russia and China. Israel will only be patient for so long befor they have no other option than to take out the nukes in Iran.

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  • Bernie
    October 7, 2012
    6:15 pm
     

    These are indeed exciting times to be alive. As a Christian we need to be on our knees before The Lord lifting up the Peace of Israel. We also should be praying for the safety of our troops.

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  • Aliza
    October 6, 2012
    7:59 pm
     

    Syria doesn’t know how to live in peace with it’s own country. The only thing they know is to kill each othet and it’s already shown to the world that it’s coming down. They could have chose living in peace, but they chose not to and now they pay the price.

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  • RM
    October 5, 2012
    8:58 am
     

    Syria? A wounded civilization, very sad, but very true, which reminds me of a great American hero who once said, “All THAT IS NECESSARY FOR EVIL TO TRIUMPH, IS FOR GOOD MEN TO DO NOTHING”.

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    • Francesca
      October 7, 2012
      5:47 pm
       

      DITTO !!! Francesca…But Assad …will make a mistake..then Israel- Egipt…etc etc etc will ALL GO TO HELP..the USA has SHPS around there ….WE SHALL SEE .

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  • dean staples...
    October 5, 2012
    5:19 am
     

    My thoughts are this..This is definitely the alignment of the nations necessary for the completion of the DANIEL and EZEKIEL 38 prophecy..RUSSIA is behind the curtains calling many of the shots and so is IRAN..THESE two are listed in the big EZEKIEL 38 shootout with GOD..Gog must be waiting in the shadows to coem take a spoil also..WE are quite close to the DAMASCUS IS 17 prophecy and the rapture..HOW did I do??

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    • Efren
      October 7, 2012
      6:49 pm
       

      What we are seeing and hearing about now is actually the fulfillment of Bible prophecy. Yes, Israel will come out the winner in the end. We must get ready for our redemption is very nigh! God will again show Himself strong and powerful in behalf of His people, Israel! For as truly as I live, said God, All the earth shall be filled with the Glory of God! Let’s continue to pray for Israel and for the peace of Jerusalem!

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  • Mary
    October 5, 2012
    4:24 am
     

    I pray Yeshua will fight Israels’ enemies in such a way that only the guilty perish and not the innocent. HE did for Joshua and for David.

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  • Frater Bartholomeus
    October 5, 2012
    3:25 am
     

    The whole situation could escalate just like the first World War; allies rushing to each-others help, involving more and more parts. Bad, very bad.

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  • sandra
    October 5, 2012
    3:20 am
     

    IN MY OPINION THIS IS STUPIDITY COMPOUNDED BY FURTHER STUPIDITY. THE SYRIA REGIME SEEMS VERY DISORGANIZED AND NOW DISORIENTED TOO.

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  • Tracy
    October 5, 2012
    2:24 am
     

    One needs to pause and truly consider who is behind all this chaos. Is thier a plan that involves a unified country similar to the north american alliance, european alliance etc…

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  • Paul Michael
    October 5, 2012
    2:22 am
     

    Syria! why fight and killed your own citizens? What have they done to you,Arshad! they are your families, they grew up together with you, don’t they? Why? do you need to treat them that way?God bless

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  • robert
    October 5, 2012
    2:21 am
     

    The current disheveled state of Syria belies the common historical fact that when a father turns over to an incompetent boob of a son all due power and authority, the end is always within sight.

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  • Amy
    October 5, 2012
    1:35 am
     

    By definition, if a NATO country is attacked, all NATO allies are required to come to its aid. This would mean involving a poverty-stricken Europe & a economically fragile America into a possibleWWIII

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  • Beno
    October 4, 2012
    8:32 pm
     

    Damascus will not be a city if they mess with Israel, Isaiah 17:1 says it all, Israel is the apple of Gods eye and won’t go down to any nation no matter how big or weapons they have, the next war is Gods war and He never loses.

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  • Joel
    October 4, 2012
    7:51 pm
     

    Syria is just a pawn/bait of greater players like Russia, The Arab league and China. Some believed, including me, the EU because they need war to recover financially. Israel is the catalyst.

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  • Helena
    October 4, 2012
    6:04 pm
     

    All is not lost! God is still in control and will win in the end. We must continue praying and helping our neighbors, it is an exciting time to be alive for we were born for this time.

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  • Donald
    October 4, 2012
    5:24 pm
     

    Kingdom coming against Kingdom, nation against nation, next will be the coalition of nations coming against Israel so that G-d can destroy all but 1/6th of their armies to show He is G-d.

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  • John
    October 4, 2012
    5:19 pm
     

    Turkey should fire up it’s bombers and fly….

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  • Fred
    October 4, 2012
    4:54 pm
     

    Turkey ought to exile its anti-Semites to Syria, then start shelling in earnest!

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  • patricia
    October 4, 2012
    4:00 pm
     

    Could it be the Islamic Brotherhood is trying to get Turkey to destroy Syria so they, the brotherhood, can take over sooner? Egypt is too anxious for Syria to fall. I also believe it would be destablizing if Syria fell. I guess that’s hoping for the lesser of the two evils.

    I pray for you, your ministry, and Israel constantly. Please, know that you are a blessing to me and to the rest of the world…they just don’t know it yet. But they will! G-d be with you and may His protecting angels surround Israel and keep you safe.

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  • shirley
    October 4, 2012
    3:13 pm
     

    We are closer than ever to the bible prophesy where Israel nukes Damascus after a Syian attack. Damascus will be a ruineous attack.

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  • Eric
    October 4, 2012
    1:09 pm
     

    You are God’s chosen people and victory will be yours. IDF is
    In my daily prayers. God Bless.

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  • BEAR
    October 4, 2012
    1:08 pm
     

    NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS ISRAEL WILL BE DRAWN INTO THIS WAR AND THIS WILL BE THE SPARK THAT SET FIRE TO THE DRY TENDER, THAT WILL CAUSE WILDFIRE THAT WILL ENGULF MANY NATIONS. PRAISE BE TO GOD & ISRAEL!

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