Why a Damascus destruction watch? Because of the fate which God promises to those who wage war against Jerusalem, coupled with Isaiah’s oracle concerning Damascus:
Behold, Damascus will cease to be a city
And will become a heap of ruins. Isaiah 17:1
World Net Daily reports that Iran is helping Syria prepare for a summer war with Israel. Iran has helped Syria acquire advanced weapons, increased missile concentration near the Israeli border, and stepped up troop training and movements. The Syrian president, Assad, began claiming the Golan Heights last summer. The Heights have been held by the Israelis since the 1973 war when Syria used the area to launch attacks into Israel. The Syrians recently warned that if Israel does not vacate the Golan Heights, Syria will be forced to use “resistance.”
The security officials said the greatest threat Syria poses to the Jewish state are the country’s missiles and rockets. They noted Syria recently test-fired two Scud-D surface-to-surface missiles, which have a range of about 250 miles, covering most Israeli territory. The officials said the Syrian missile test was coordinated with Iran and is believed to have been successful. It is not known what type of warhead the missiles had.
In addition to longer range Scuds, Syria is in possession of shorter range missiles such as 220 millimeter and 305 millimeter rockets, some of which have been passed on to Hezbollah.
In addition, Israel has information Syria recently acquired and deployed Chinese-made C-802 missiles, which were successfully used against the Israeli navy during Israel’s war against the Lebanese Hezbollah militia this pasty July and August. The missiles were passed to Syria by Iran, Israeli security officials told WND.
So now would be a good time to move, Damascans.