Gerlinda (31 Jan 2013)
"Damascus in 2003, now  in 2013"

How timely that we are right at the ten year anniversary of the Weapons of Mass Destruction  making news at Damascus.
U.S. Intelligence first identified a stream of tractor-trailer trucks moving from Iraq to Syria to Lebanon in January 2003.    They were taken to the Bakka Valley, very near Damascus.  Now, we hear Israel has hit the convoy that was going from Syria to Lebanon which was suspected of moving arsenal.  This could very well be the thing that triggers the Destruction of Damascus according to Isaiah 17:1 that says, "The Oracle concerning Damascus.  Behold Damascus is about to be removed from being a city and it will become a fallen ruin." NAS
Listen to top aide to Saddam, Gen. George Sada, as he tells of how the WMD were moved to Damascus.
PS  I don't think that many people realize that Mecca is in the Valley of Bakka.  This Valley means "The Valley of the Balsam Tree" or "The Valley of the Weeper".