Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov avoided saying whether those sales included advanced S-300 batteries. Israel has asked Russia to cancel what it said was the imminent sale of the S-300 missiles, portrayed by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry as destabilizing to Israel’s security.
The S-300s would make it harder for the U.S. and other countries to even consider intervening militarily or enforcing a no-fly zone in Syria. The U.S. has urged Russia—an Assad ally along with China, Iran and the Lebanese Hezbollah militia—to cut off weapons supplies to Syria.
Despite such disagreements, Russia and the U.S. decided to convene an international conference to bring representatives of the Assad regime and the opposition to the negotiating table. Such talks would aim at setting up a transitional government. No date has been set.
10 May 2013
Israel’s northern neighbor Syria continues to be of grave concern for the Jewish State. Although no peace agreement has been signed with Syria, President Bashar al-Assad is a known predictable enemy. Syria’s rebel forces, however, are unknown. Facts on the ground have identified rebel elements from the much feared terrorist organization al-Qaeda. And Lebanon’s Hezbollah, an ally of Syria, is also troublesome. When Assad falls, who will rule?
Where will it all end? We believe that in the end, democracy will have the upper hand. Democracy fueled by economy is the god of the end times, forcing all nations of the world to become subject to it. This is part of the spirit of Antichrist, who will create a united, peaceful, and prosperous world. Prophetic Scripture clearly states, for example, in Revelation 13:3-4, “…and all the world wondered after the beast. And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?” We must keep in mind Scripture when analyzing wars and rumors of wars. In the end, humanity will create peace, but without the Prince of Peace. That will lead into the greatest catastrophe in human history.
(For more on this subject, read Democracy Invades Islam, Item 1072.)