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The Uncertain Certainty of the Fate of Damascus

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Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Oct 22, 2020 at 12:33

The Uncertain Certainty of the Fate of Damascus
Revelation of a Change Leading to an Opening in Destiny
For those who are familiar with the Hebrew Holy Writ and the pronouncement of a bleak future for Damascus, Syria, the thinking of one cannot but help make an association with the fable of the sword of Damocles. Syria is still immersed in internal strife which has yet to see the end of the tunnel, let alone know how far into the darkness of that struggle has it gone to satisfy the bloodthirstiness of the hostiles, both domestic and foreign. That it has allowed itself to become the staging ground (it's likely set up to be just that kind of preparatory environment) for all kinds of antipathy being readied to attack Israel is evidenced in Israel's determination to stave off future attacks by conducting raids of defense as well. This does not comport well to stabilizing the region and the Golan remains a certain goal of the Syrian regime for recapture.
Set square in the middle of this is Damascus. What appears to be the certain result is that if Syria cannot gain a better handle on its own fate, Damascus will take the hit. Russian interference will no longer be able to help. Russian domination is no less of an influence, but its ability to defend Damascus becomes a casualty in the progress of extending control in a region it desperately needs to control for its own economical well-being. This is not long in coming.

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