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 is reporting today that "Syria, aided by Iran, has deployed a strengthened army along Israel’s northern border and is prepared to launch a surprise war against the Jewish state, according to senior Israeli security officials." This follows several weeks of Iran’s president making claims that the destruction of Israel would soon begin. I doubt that it is a coincidence that this week Israel is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its victory in the Six Day War, in which Syria was a major player.