by Ruby Henley
The beautiful oasis of Damascus is no more. The bombing has begun, and it will no doubt continue. This is the destiny humanity has created in their need for dominance over one another. The beauty of God’s creation is destroyed, and hell on earth flourishes for all Earth’s creatures.
Man seems to need that type of environment, as war is an age-old practice of unimaginable cruelties. Those destructive practices have gone on unabated for too long, and I believe mankind is looking at a juncture in history that will prove to spell the end of this age.
Israel and Iran exchanged missile fire as tensions flaring between the two countries have lead to fears that the Middle East could unravel into a larger war. Israeli officials said Thursday that they had fired dozens of missiles at Iranian forces camped out in its neighbor Syria, and Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said the strikes hit “almost all” of Iran’s infrastructure there.
I don’t think Americans will sit back this time and react to the TV screen as they did in previous years. I give mankind credit to perceive this war is different from all the rest, as we have reached an end to the limits of what will be tolerated by our Creator.
Right now there are people scattering for cover, as their homes are consumed by the dust of war. Again, where will they go or migrate to? We wonder what has caused our illegal immigration problem, but we do not have to wonder at all – we are looking at it. We forget the homeless as we fight for world domination. Who can make the most powerful bomb?
It was not immediately clear if there were any casualties in Syria, though the Israeli Defense Force said that there were no injuries on its side after Iran had earlier fired missiles at the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.
The missile attack on military sites, which Israel said was carried out by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard rather than proxies, came after recent Israeli attacks on Iranian forces and Iran-backed troops in Syrian territory.
It has now been revealed that at least 15 people, including eight Iranian fighter fighters, were killed by Tuesday’s strikes, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group. Israel has not publicly claimed that attack or other similar ones in recent weeks.
The Tuesday attack came hours after President Trump announced that the U.S. was pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal. Most of us feared the worst would occur, and it has.
It was not immediately clear how Iran will respond to the latest strike, though Liberman threatened further escalation on Thursday morning and said that “if it rains in Israel it will pour in Iran.”
Iran blasted Trump’s move away from the historic 2015 accord limiting its nuclear program, but President Houssan Rouhani said Wednesday that it was still in consultations with other partners in the deal who signed and then pulled out.
Observers including Barack Obama, under whom the U.S. joined the agreement, said that pulling out risked a new war in the Middle East. Clearly he was correct.
A U.S. State Department official announced the following, “We stand with Israel in the fight against Iran’s malign activities and we strongly support Israel’s sovereign right to defend itself.”
Other countries were quicker to warn about the dangers of a situation in the tense region spiraling out of control. French President Emmanuel Macron issued a statement calling for “de-escalation” between Israel and Iran on Thursday morning. I don’t think that will happen.
Days before the 2016 presidential election, candidate Donald Trump warned: “You’re going to end up in World War III over Syria if we listen to Hillary Clinton.”
Good thing President Trump ignored him.
Dire predictions about foreign intervention leading to “World War III” aren’t merely the most predictable and laziest form of anti-interventionist “logic.” They’re also an insidious echo of Soviet propaganda, routinely deployed to undercut the West’s defense of democracy and important international norms. If Trump had listened to his former self, he’d have abdicated an opportunity to enforce the global prohibition against use of chemical weapons.
On the campaign trail, Trump said Clinton’s suggestion of establishing a no-fly zone to protect civilians would risk confrontation with nuclear-armed Russia, which had sent men and materiel to abet Bashar al-Assad’s murderous regime. “You’re not fighting Syria anymore, you’re fighting Syria, Russia and Iran, all right?” Trump explained. “Russia is a nuclear country, but a country where the nukes work as opposed to other countries that talk.”
In conclusion, this was going to happen all along – it did not matter who WE THE PEOPLE chose as our President. At least we can learn and retain this fact – at least we can wake up to the truth – we have always been deceived – this will never change until we reach the end of this age.