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
Syria hosted an international conference this week, titled "Arab and Islamic Media Support of the Palestinian People." I suppose that means they support attitudes like this one caught on tape last Friday, where the acting Speaker of the Palestinian Legislative Council (that sounds like an official government body) called for the death of every American and every Jew, down to the "very last one."
Wow, those Palestinians really appreciate everything the U.S. has done, not only in giving them (taxpayer’s) money with which to rearm terrorists, er, I mean, to stabilize the Palestinian government, but also in pressuring Israel to cede them land. Didn’t Jesus admonish us not to cast our pearls before swine?
So, I wonder what Secretary Rice is going to discuss with Syria tomorrow? Hopefully it will be tough, instead of conciliatory. The wise can be reasoned with, but a rod is for the back of fools. But somehow I doubt it (here, here and here, as well).
Incidently, Syria held its conference at the same time Iran was hosting one of its own: "The Muslim World: Victim of Terrorism." Well, we do have evidence that more Muslims have died at the hands of Islamist terrorists than at the hands of any other power. But, not surprisingly, that is not what Iran meant. The terrorists the Muslim world is the victim of is America and Israel, of course. If only we could get those Americans and Israelis to stop strapping on bombs and blowing up buses, pizza parlors, and skyscrapers in Muslim cities, then all would be well in the Muslim world.
The theme of both conferences was coordinated: promotion of the "culture of resistance," which is code for promote Hezbollah, promote Hamas, promote anyone who would bring about the death of every last American and every last Jew. Now we can see the wisdom and the beneficial fruit which Nancy Pelosi’s foreign policy foray with Syria is bearing! They love us now!