11 April 2018

The War Drums Are Growing Deafening

27 Nisan 5778
Twelve Days of the Omer


Maybe they know something the rest of us don't. The Jerusalem Post has begun live-blogging about this tonight. See HERE.

The Guardian has joined JPost in live updating the situation. See HERE.

Haaretz live updates HERE.

As there are now three options for live updates, I am going to cease updating and refer the readers to one or all of the above. HKB"H should have mercy on us and do whatever it takes to bring about the geulah shleimah.

April 12, 2018 (27 Nisan 5778)
  • UK-Russia tensions rise over Syria attack and Salisbury poisoning
  • May can strike Syria without Commons vote, says senior Tory
  • Assad adviser: Syria ready for war with West, Israel will be ‘biggest loser’
  • Trump Threatens Moscow as Israel Stares Down Iran
(27 Nisan 5778) 
April 11, 2018 (26 Nisan 5778)
April 10, 2018 (25 Nisan 5778)
  • U.S. Navy Destroyer Armed With Tomahawks Arrives Off Syrian Coast, "Harassed" By Russian Warplanes
  • Iron Dome deployed in Golan Heights amid Syria strike uproar
  • US, France, UK prepare air, navy units for sustained assault in Syria
  • US destroyer in range to fire on Syria
  • Iran threatens Israel over Syria strike
  • Trump Cancels South America Trip To "Oversee" Syria Military Response

For the sake of those who do not keep up with the news, you need to know that there has been a flurry of global war-related activity since the close of Pesach. With the ongoing conflict along the Gaza border blaring in the background, here is a timeline of events occurring in Syria.

April 7, 2018 (23 Nisan 5778- Beginning of the week of "Gevurah":
April 8, 2018 
  • Trump: Russia, Iran responsible for chemical attack in Syria
  • Moscow warns against US military intervention in Syria over chemical “hoax”
(24 Nisan 5778)
  • A military airbase belonging to the Assad regime near the Syrian city of Homs was attacked with missiles on Sunday night, Syrian media reported.
April 9, 2018
  • 14 were reportedly killed in the attack on the base in Syria, including Iranian soldiers.
  • United States officials have told NBC that Israel carried out the attack in Syria and informed Washington before the operation.
  • Kremlin slams Israel for bombing of Syrian airbase, says Jerusalem did not provide prior notification to Russian forces.
(25 Nisan 5778)
  • Iran confirms 4 of its military advisers killed in Syria airbase strike
  • Trump: Major decision on strike in Syria in 24-48 hours
  • White Supremacists Defend Assad, Warn Trump: Don't Let Israel Force You Into War With Syria
I'll try to keep you updated here as developments warrant. Hineh, lo yanum v'lo yishan Shomer Yisrael.
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