- Major animosity between Israel and Persia (Iran) that never existed in ancient history
- Israel surrounded on all sides by hostile countries
- The oldest continuously inhabited city in the world, the city of Damascus to be utterly destroyed. “See, Damascus will no longer be a city
but will become a heap of ruins." In the same passage a small town in Israel seems to indicate will also be affected in a way that will force its complete evacuation; maybe that triggering the Damascus' destruction. Not saying I perfectly understand how its going to pan out other than to say turmoil will be characteristic of it all.
- What seems to be describing the use of nuclear weapons at some point in the region. "Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet."
...with no indication any of this will end once it got started until the close of history as we know it.
Plus they have a percentage of the population so committed to their objectives they are willing to commit suicide in carrying out those objectives. Even though most would not go that far, the ones that are willing are cheered on and honored by the others. In fact if I recall, even a key US friendly Middle Eastern government at one time was giving cash rewards to the families of suicide bombers; or maybe it was government officials out of their personal money. None of this is not happening in Africa.