The Russians have agreeded to sell the Syrians a top-shelf S-300, much to the consternation of Israel, which vows retaliation should the missiles arrive. Reuters is (re-)reporting that President Assad has announced the first delivery of the S-300 missile system;
"Israel warned Thursday that it needed to prepare for a "new era" of war in the Middle East as the Syrian regime claimed the first shipment of anti-aircraft missiles from Russia had arrived."
Meanwhile, in Israel's erswhile nominal ally Turkey, mass protests have erupted against Prime Minister Erdogan:
It's interesting to note that this seemed to be sparked by, of all things, the cutting of trees in a park, and that it comes right after Turkey allegedly discovered the Syrian rebels to be in possession of the chemical weapon Sarin:
I can't help but think of the Bible's prophecy about Damascus, in Isaiah 17.
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