At least five people have been killed after Syrian security forces conducted overnight raids, in an apparent crack down on dissent.Activists said Saturday that forces moved into a Damascus suburb and opened fire on civilians. The Associated Press says a similar raid took place in the eastern town of al-Boukamal.On Friday, rights groups and witnesses said security forces killed at least seven people during anti-government protests across the country.They said many of the deaths occurred in the seaside town of Latakia. However, a state-run media report said "masked saboteurs" fired shots and threw dynamite at security forces and civilians in the town.Overall, tens of thousands of protesters rallied for President Bashar al-Assad's departure on Friday in what has become a weekly ritual.
Ezekiel 38:18-20 (nkjv)
"And it will come to pass at the same time, when Gog comes against the land of Israel," says the Lord GOD, "that My fury will show in My face. For in My jealousy and in the fire of My wrath I have spoken: Surely in that day there shall be a great earthquake in the land of Israel, so that the fish of the sea, the birds of the heavens, the beasts of the field, all creeping things that creep on the earth, and all men who are on the face of the earth shall shake at My presence. The mountains shall be thrown down, the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground."
from Bee-yond Sight
ScienceDaily (Oct. 4, 2007) — The best seismologists in the world don’t know when the next big earthquake will hit. But a Tel Aviv University geologist suggests that earthquake patterns recorded in historical documents of Middle Eastern countries indicate that the region’s next significant quake is long overdue.
Also see my previous entry, Is the British empire trying to trigger cataclysms? It looks as if those "Promise Keepers" might be trying to help God keep his "promises."