Previous blogs have documented many reports which have indicated that Iran is preparing for a war against the Israelis, and that Iranian allies such as Syria, Hezbollah in Lebanon and Hamas in Gaza would be heavily involved in such a war. One previous blog reported that Iran had sent a high-level delegation to Syria to make sure that Syria would fight the Israelis if war between Iran and Israel broke out.

Something is happening that is badly weakening the ability of Syria to wage war against the Israelis (or anyone). A reader sent me the links below which report on some facts which the establishment American media has not mentioned (as far as I know). Syria is being hit hard by what insurance companies would call “acts of God.” Syria is being devastated by a four-year drought which is the worst national drought in 40 years in that nation. Many Syrians are fleeing to the cities to find anything to eat, and some parts of Syria are dependent on UN food aid shipments to survive at all. One of the links below reports crop failures of 70% in some areas of Syria. Not only is Syria being hit by a drought of (dare we say it?) biblical proportions, it is also being hit by an outbreak of the plague.

There is an old military maxim which says “An army moves on its stomach.” Given that Syria currently cannot even feed its own people, the Syrian army is in no condition to fight the Israelis in any war desired by the Iranians. As hunger and a disease epidemic spread throughout Syria’s military and civilian populations, Syria is growing increasingly unable to fight the Israelis any time soon. This largely-unknown story lessens the chances of a war breaking out in the Mideast because it is logical that Iran would want its primary ally, Syria, able to wage war against the Israelis in any conflict. However, since not many analysts have accused the Iranian leaders of being logical, one cannot dismiss the chances of war breaking out. Indeed, given Syria’s current weakness, the USA, the Israelis, and their allies might decide now is a good time to strike at Iranian nuclear facilities because of Syria’s degraded ability to wage or sustain any war effort.

Zechariah 12:2-3 prophesies that God will defend the Jewish nation (called “Judah and Jerusalem” in biblical prophecies) in the latter days. Indeed, God declares that he will defend the Jewish nation in the latter days even if “all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.” That is one incredible guarantee! Zephaniah 2:1-8 also prophesied that the Jews would have their own nation again in the Promised Land just before the “Day of the Lord” arrives (another way of describing the latter days in biblical prophecies), and that the latter-day nation of Judah would include the “seacoast” of the ancient Promised Land and the city of Ashkelon. This prophecy was precisely fulfilled in 1948 when the Jewish state was founded. Zechariah 12’s prophecy also links the city of Jerusalem with the nation of Judah (the Israelis) in the latter days.

There are some teachers who proclaim that modern Jews are not really “Judah,” but are rather “imposter” Jews who are actually Edomites, the descendants of some fantasized “serpent seed” race, etc. These teachings are sheer baloney (I’m tempted to use a stronger word)! The starkly-clear fact is that when God decided in 1948 to fulfill his prophecy that “Judah” would again re-establish a nation in the old Promised Land in the latter-days, God decided to use both modern Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jews to fulfill his prophecy about Judah. God surely knows who “Judah” is, and God used the modern Jews to fulfill a prophecy about Judah. So, this matter is settled! Modern Jews are the Israelite tribe of Judah. The other tribes of Israel are found throughout North America, Europe, Scandinavia, Australia and New Zealand (as all who have seen the evidence in my books, articles and speeches already know). If you are in doubt re: this identification, please go to the speeches link at my home page and listen to any of the free audio message on the subject of the history of the ten tribes of Israel. If you have any lingering doubts that modern Jews are the “real” tribe of Judah, I invite you to read my articles, Four Reasons the Jews are Judah [PDF] and The Serpent Seed Heresy. Both are available by clicking on the articles link at my website.

In conclusion, Syria was preparing to wage war against the Israelis as an ally of Iran. However, nature is now waging war on Syria. I think sometimes the insurance companies can be more right that they realize when they refer to such natural disasters as “acts of God.” Syria is now learning that the Creator God stands behind his prophecy in Zechariah 12:3.,F2400_P1001_PUB_MAIL_ID:1000,83505