Reading through the books of Kings this summer, I was reminded that Syria and Israel were always making history and war. In 2012, two articles came to me earlier today, “The Loss of Syria” (Comomweal) followed by “Israel Must Be Eliminated (WSJ). Without going into detailed Bible Prophecy mode, I can suggest that the projected deaths of Christians and Jews in the Middle East does not seem to be a vindication of Islam, unless you think the violent deaths of your religious competitors is how your side “wins” for the cause of faith. One perhaps could make a case for that 3,500 thousand years ago, but in 2012?