Erdogan is about to declare war against Syria
fulfilling Jeremiah 49:23
By Craig C. White
Hostilities and war rhetoric have been escalating in Syria. Idlib Province is the last bastion of anti-government rebel groups in Syria. Syrian President Assad has vowed to bring all of Idlib Province back under regime control. Lately the Syrian Army has been making gains in Idlib. Turkey is the major supporter of these typically Al-Qaeda rebel groups in Idlib. The Turkish Army has established thirteen military outposts in Idlib which puts them in the midst of the fighting between the Syrian Army and Al-Qaeda. On February 3, 2020 the Syrian Army and the Turkish Army exchanged shelling killing soldiers on both sides. This is the first time that these two nations have been in direct conflict during the Syrian war.
Since this skirmish Turkey has threatened full scale military action against the Syrian Army in Idlib. “Turkey may launch a military operation in Syria’s northwestern Idlib region unless fighting there is quickly halted”, said Turkish President Erdogan. Erdogan has also criticized Russia for providing air-support for the Syrian Army. Turkey has sent several large military convoys into Idlib this week containing troops and tanks and heavy weapons.
The Syrian Army is fighting from it’s base of operations in the government controlled Hamah Province. If and when Turkey declares war against the Syrian Army we shouldn’t expect the fighting to be confined to Idlib. Turkish President Erdogan told his citizens this week that the Turkish Army will move freely around Syria. Erdogan said that Turkey will push the Syrian Army back completely out of Idlib Province and then back further into Hamah Province to previously agreed upon safe zone boundaries. This will require an all out Turkish offensive considering the fact that the Syrian Army has regained control over several Idlib towns. This will also require Russian consent or at least passivity. So far Russia has remained passive regarding the Turkish and Syrian skirmish. Russia can’t afford to offend Turkey with whom they have made recent major energy and defense deals with. US President Trump has shown his support for Turkey when it comes to defending Idlib and when it comes to ousting Assad from power in Damascus. So I wouldn’t expect to see anybody try to stop Turkey.
Turkey is preparing for a major offensive against the Syrian Army. President Erdogan is already disclosing his intentions to fight outside of Idlib. If Erdogan declares war against Syria he would be fulfilling this Bible verse.
Jeremiah 49:23 Concerning Damascus. Hamath is confounded, and Arpad: for they have heard evil tidings: they are fainthearted; there is sorrow on the sea; it cannot be quiet.
Jeremiah 49:23-27 describes a Turkish assault on northwestern Syria and the subsequent destruction of Damascus. When Hamah hears about this coming invasion then the residents of Damascus will flee. Turkey will push the Syrian Army all the way to Damascus. The very real fulfillment of Bible prophecy is a hair breadth away. It is High Time to Awake!