Isaiah 17:1 The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.
Not that this is something we wish upon any people or any city, yet it has been prophesied that Damascus, the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world, will one day become a ruinous heap. Are we heading towards those days? Revolutions do not materialize out of nowhere; they require organization, money and weapons, all of which the so-called Syrian rebels seem to have in abundance. Like Libya, this revolution is not of the people but fomented by powers that lie far beyond Syria's borders. Therefore it is highly unlikely that this 'Revolt' will dissipate and Syria will go back to being a relatively stable country. Like Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya, what awaits Syria is much more destruction than the Syrian people could ever have imagined. It is a tragedy of immense proportions but only one of many more that will afflict the world in coming months and years.
Luke 21:10Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom:
Luke 21:11 And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.
(Reuters) - Two bomb explosions killed 40 people and wounded 170 in Damascus on Thursday, state media said, incinerating people in their cars and damaging an intelligence complex involved in President Bashar al-Assad's crackdown on a 14-month-old uprising.
The bombings, the deadliest in the Syrian capital since the revolt began, further shredded a ceasefire which was declared by international mediator Kofi Annan on April 12, but which has failed to halt bloodshed pitting Assad's security forces against peaceful demonstrators and an array of armed insurgents.
Opposition leaders said Annan's peace plan was dead and that the government had systematically sabotaged it.
Syrian television blamed "terrorists" for the morning rush-hour blasts. It showed mangled, smoldering vehicles, some with charred remains of their occupants inside.
The near-simultaneous explosions hit the al-Qazaz district just before 8 a.m. (0500 GMT), residents said. One punched a crater three meters (10 feet) deep in the city's southern ring road. Bloodied corpses and body parts could be seen on the road.