The highest ranking US official to visit Syria in the last five years held candid talks with the Syrian President Bashar Assad in an effort to mend ties with an Arab nation that the US sees as key to peace in the Middle East. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs William Burns said after the meeting with the Syrian president that their talks were open and productive and these talks covered areas of agreement, but also identified areas of common ground on which the two nations can build.
US President Obama has nominated a career diplomat to become America's first ambassador to Damascus since 2005 and Obama believes that Syria remains key to establishing peace with Israel, a priority for the Obama administration.
Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News
Though America believes that Syria is the key to peace in the Middle East, the opposite is the case. Syria will make the first move against Israel in the next major war in that region of the world according to Bible prophecy.
Since the Six Day War in 1967, there has not been a true peace between Israel and Syria. The Yom Kippur War in 1973 was one example of Syria's aggression to take back the Golan Heights that Israel captured in the Six Day War. Recently, the Syrian President Bashur Assad said that his country would get the Golan Heights back through diplomacy or by military action. In an effort to develop better ties with Syria, the Obama administration has appointed a new ambassador to Damascus with hopes of seeing a peace agreement between Israel and Syria.
However, Bible prophecy indicates that it will be during a period of so-called peace that Syria will attack the Jewish state ahead of a coalition of Middle Eastern states to follow. The ancient Jewish prophet Daniel prewrote history 2500 years ago when he wrote that Syria, the King of the North in Daniel 11:40-42, would make the first move against the Jewish state to be followed by an alignment of nations to come to Syria's aid to destroy the state of Israel, Daniel 11:42-44.
No US ambassador in Syria will be able to stop Bible prophecy from being fulfilled.