Middle East Update 2 August 22, 2008Posted by Watchman in Gog/Magog, Isaiah 17, Islam, Israel, Treaty of Lisbon.
O God, my heart is fixed; I will sing and give praise, even with my glory. Awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake early. I will praise thee, O LORD, among the people: and I will sing praises unto thee among the nations. For thy mercy is great above the heavens: and thy truth reacheth unto the clouds. Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: and thy glory above all the earth; That thy beloved may be delivered: save with thy right hand, and answer me. God hath spoken in his holiness; I will rejoice, I will divide Shechem, and mete out the valley of Succoth. Gilead is mine; Manasseh is mine; Ephraim also is the strength of mine head; Judah is my lawgiver; Moab is my washpot; over Edom will I cast out my shoe; over Philistia will I triumph. Who will bring me into the strong city? who will lead me into Edom? Wilt not thou, O God, who hast cast us off? and wilt not thou, O God, go forth with our hosts? Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man. Through God we shall do valiantly: for he it is that shall tread down our enemies.
In watching the news, there are some more stories I feel relevant to add here as an update.
Fear of new Mid East ‘Cold War’ as Syria strengthens military alliance with Russia Times Online August 21, 2008
Russia sends aircraft carrier to Syria Barents Observer August 20, 2008
Monitor: UN peacekeepers in Lebanon co-opted by Hizbullah World Tribune August 20, 2008
As US Looks to Improve Ties, Libya Positions Itself in Russia’s Corner CNS News August 19, 2008
Israeli missile defense system detects Syrian tests World Tribune August 19, 2008
Israelis: War With Hezbollah Inevitable Newsmax August 18, 2008
Lisbon treaty would have helped in Georgia crisis, says France EU Observer August 18, 2008
Lebanon, Syria open diplomatic relations The Jordanian Times August 15, 2008
‘Syria and Hizbullah gaining strength’ The Jerusalem Post (August 12, 2008
Exclusive: Hizbollah ‘stronger than before’ and ready to strike Israel Telegraph UK August 2, 2008