On Monday, foreign ministers from Arab League nations and from European states formally recognized the legitimacy of a newly formed Syrian opposition coalition.
The new coalition was made official just on Sunday, and is viewed as the legitimate voice of the Syrian people. It includes representatives from Syria’s disparate groups who are all battling to topple the regime of President Bashar Assad. The formation and recognition of the coalition will boost efforts to secure international support and weapons, which will be pivotal in the struggle to overthrow Assad.
Germany’s Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said the decision to create the coalition was an important and well-timed one. He also pledged that Berlin would back the coalition’s efforts to establish an alternative to Assad’s regime.
The decision of European and Arab nations to recognize the anti-Assad coalition is significant because Bible prophecy says that Europe will soon ally with a bloc of “moderate” Arab states, and that the bloc will include Syria. Recognition of this anti-Assad coalition may prove to be an important milestone in dislodging Syria from Iran’s orbit and thrusting it into this emerging bloc of nations.
To understand the details of these pivotal trends, read “Next in Line, Please” from the December 2012 issue of the Philadelphia Trumpet. ▪