Lord Crimson

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Syria is Preparing for War

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Recently, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff claimed to have a “gut feeling” about heightened attacks this summer. I kept wondering, what is so special about “this summer” and what could be the source of his nonspecific concern? Perhaps this is the reason.

After last years disastrous failure of Israel to quickly and decisively win the war against Hezbollah, Syrian President Bashar Assad seems to think the time is right to finish off Israel once and for all. In an effort to provoke Israel they have ordered them to vacate the Golan Heights by September. Since the Golan Heights is the best offensive and defensive position in the area it is not likely Israel will freely turn it over to Syria.

Syria is also demanding that Israel agree to a right of return for the Palestinian refugees which includes full Israeli citizenship. A bold demand for sure and one that would lead to national suicide if Israel accepted that many refugees. To do so would immediately make Israel an Arab state by the force of mere numbers. Arabs would instantly make up an overwhelming majority at which they could either vote the state of Israel out of existence or overthrow the Israeli government by force from within.

Syria knows that Israel can’t accept either demand which virtually guarantees that Damascus has already made its decision for war. They now believe that they can win and would like to provoke Israel into making a first strike. World opinion you know.

“It has been confirmed that a transfer of sophisticated weapons by Syria and Iran across the Lebanese-Syrian border, including long range rockets and anti-tank and anti-aircraft systems, occurs on a weekly basis.” -Ban ki-Moon United Nations Secretary General

So at this very moment the Syrians are positioning themselves for war with their sights set on the end of this summer. A bleak horizon indeed for the Jewish state as they now must consider the possibility of a five front war. Just for a start they would be facing Syria, Hamas, Hezbollah, Al Qaeda and Iran. Who knows what other Arab states may decide to enter once it gets going.

What does that mean for the US? It would not be out of the realm of possibility that attacks could begin inside the US as a diversion in order to get the US to worry about itself and not so much Israel. This could be the point where not securing the US borders to illegal crossing will pay dividends to the enemy.

So, with the US busy who else would be in a position or even have the inclination to help Israel during an all out Arab offensive?

Of course an all out attack of this type would be a fatal miscalculation by Syria because they would force Israel to respond with everything they have. In the past I have heard Israeli prime ministers speak of something called the Sampson Option. This is the willingness to destroy all or part of yourself in order to destroy your enemy. I can imagine that Israel would pay a heavy price if Syria continues, but I can also imagine Damascus would come out of it as nothing more than a cinder after a nuclear strike.

We can’t deny that these events are happening and unless you are a prophet who can predict where they will lead. Many things can happen that could prevent war as it is not etched in stone, but for now there is definitely a faint chalk outline.

Written by Lord Crimson

July 16, 2007 at 2:10 pm

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  1. Hi LC,

    While you make an excellent case, even the Syrians can’t, surely, ignore three US carrier groups in the Gulf, and 120,000 US combat troops in Iraq. Unless, of course, those mysterious truck convoys at the beginning of Gulf War II contained something that they think gives them an edge.

    As to the US being too distracted to support Israel, that won’t happen. The Democrats are too dependent on Jewish votes and donations to keep them in power not to pay instant attention to any threat to Israel.

    the Grit

    the Grit

    July 16, 2007 at 7:24 pm

  2. Hi Grit

    I was searching for something that would explain Chertoff’s comment and this seemed to fit. I certainly hope I am wrong and you are right.

    Lord Crimson

    Lord Crimson

    July 16, 2007 at 8:37 pm

  3. Hi LC,

    As do I my friend.

    the Grit

    the Grit

    July 16, 2007 at 9:24 pm

  4. “Syria is also demanding that Israel agree to a right of return for the Palestinian refugees which includes full Israeli citizenship. A bold demand for sure and one that would lead to national suicide if Israel accepted that many refugees. To do so would immediately make Israel an Arab state by the force of mere numbers.”

    This is an old and tired tactic. Most of those refugees were even then sudden arrivals in the land now called Israel (not Palestine) in order to blunt the return of Israel. Most of the rest are dead or dying now. There isn’t much of a true remnant. Of course they want to extend that right to their future generations, but lets understand we are talking about people displaced by the Arab initiation of the war they launched against Israel in 1948.

    This is just another hostile take-over technique that they use to try to persuaade the uninformed. BTW I agree with Gritt on American involvement here, at least until the next appeaser President is elected…………steve

    Next Stop Lauderdale

    July 16, 2007 at 10:42 pm

  5. Hi Steve

    I appreciate your input and you are right this is a tired old tactic that has been used at every opportunity. Normally I wouldn’t give it second thought, but this time they have offered a date to comply. Still, words and threats seem to mean little in the middle east and actions are a better indicator.

    That’s why the present Syrian military buildup stands out as one of those peculiarities begging the question, “What are you up too?”

    Lord Crimson

    Lord Crimson

    July 16, 2007 at 11:28 pm

  6. All I can say is “Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.” Revelations 22:20.


    July 17, 2007 at 12:10 pm

  7. Hi tt

    There are still several more prophesies to be fulfilled before that, but like you I am ready for a better world. But then again these are exciting times to live.

    Lord Crimson

    Lord Crimson

    July 18, 2007 at 1:33 am

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