Escalation in Syrian forces’ violent intimidation campaign
Amman: A convoy of 30 Republican Guard tanks and up to 70 trucks filled with soldiers were seen on the circular highway surrounding Damascus on Wednesday, a witness told Reuters.
“Each truck had 20 to 30 soldiers. The convoy was either heading north in the direction of Homs or south in the direction of Deraa,” said the witness, a former member of the Syrian army who did not want to be further identified.
Residents said tanks and armoured personnel carriers had been deploying at the northern edge of the restive town of Rastan, north of the city of Homs, and 15 km away from its southern entrance since Wednesday morning.
The deployment followed the failure of an overnight meeting between residents and a ruling Baath Party official during which the official demanded the handover of several hundred men in the town.
The meeting followed pro-democracy protests on Friday during which security forces killed at least 17 demonstrators, the residents, who included a lawyer in the town, said.
Looking at mankind, knowing it is out of harmony, how can anyone expect the home they live upon to be within harmony? The misuse of this planet’s resources by mankind, and the total disregard for it being a natural recycling creation, and the involvement of the LOZ to rectify creation through the use of violence, it all adds doom to its inhabitants – including the animal kingdom, sea life, and insect populations. Yahweh is performing a two-fold process. She is cleansing the earth, and She is altering it in preparation for making it the jewel it once was. Yahweh’s land (She owns everything in creation) has become polluted, and Her temple of worship has become defiled with falsehoods. A pattern was set long ago:
2 Chronicles 34:8 “[ Josiah’s Repair of the Temple ] In the eighteenth year of his reign, in order to cleanse the land and the temple, Josiah sent Shaphan son of Azaliah, along with Maaseiah the governor of the city and the recorder Joah son of Joahaz, to repair the temple of the LORD his God.”