Bible Prophecy Commentary:
In an effort to his people Assad just may pull this off. If so, it means big trouble for Israel. This could lead to fulfillment of the Isa 17 prophecy against Damascus. This prophecy also takes its toll on Israel as well, however, it's Damascus that will suffer the most through utter ruin and devastation.
Keep alert, keep watch, keep your eyes on Israel and keep in prayer.
"And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh" – Luke 21:28