Russia warned of “a new world war” starting in Syria on Thursday after a dramatic day in which Gulf states threatened to send in ground forces.
“The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.” Isaiah 17:2 (KJV)
In the Bible, a whole lot happens in and around the nation of Syria, both historically and prophetically. In the King James, Syria is mentioned 75 times in 71 verses and it’s capital city of Damascus is mentioned 60 times in 5 verses. In 2016, the eyes of the whole world are about to be once again focused on this same region of the globe.
The Independent warns of Saudi Arabia sending ground forces into Syria
Saudi Arabia announced yesterday that their decision to send troops into Syria is “final” and “irreversible.” The military spokesman also said that the Islamic Military Alliance will take effect within two months.
Russia issued a stark warning of the potential consequences.
“The Americans and our Arab partners must think well: do they want a permanent war?” its prime minister, Dmitry Medvedev, told Germany’s Handelsblatt newspaper in an interview due to be published on Friday but released on Thursday night.
Russia: Saudi troop deployment to Syria declaration of war
“It would be impossible to win such a war quickly, especially in the Arab world, where everybody is fighting against everybody.
“All sides must be compelled to sit at the negotiating table instead of unleashing a new world war.”
Russia will have no choice but to use Tactical Nuclear Weapons to defend Syria once a ground invasion begins within 18 days, as 350,000 troops, 20,000 Tanks, 2,450 military planes and 460 Helicopters from 25 countries are massing in northern Saudi Arabia. Syria has warned “any aggressor entering the country will go home in wooden coffins;” Russia has said any country sending ground troops into Syria without permission will be considered “a declaration of war.”
Thousands of soldiers from regional countries are set to participate in what is being “called” a military “exercise” media reports say.
Saudi media said some 350,000 forces from Persian Gulf Arab states and a number of other countries will take part in a Saudi-led military maneuver in the area of Hafer al-Batin in northern Saudi Arabia.
In addition to the massive troop build-up, some 2,540 warplanes, 20,000 tanks and 460 helicopters will also participate in the “exercise,” dubbed “North Thunder.”
The “exercise” is scheduled to last 18 days, during which the airspace over northern Saudi Arabia will be closed.