This commentary by Omegashock on a Reuters article about the Syrian Civil War is a must-read for anyone still struggling to understand how all that is happening between Russia, the U.S., Iran, Syria and Israel fits together with Bible Prophecy and Islamic prophecy. The author states “I don’t know how Mohammed was able to make these prophecies”. I would submit to the reader that both earthly kings and Principalities and Powers are in God’s hand, and therefore God, though He does not cause the evil, uses the evil intent of even the enemy, to lead them into their own ruin. Think of it in terms of the theoretic principles of Aikido, a martial-arts that specializes in taking the momentum of the attacker and harnessing that power to use against the attacker. Rather than counter their move, the person trained in Aikido moves with the attack, surprising the attacker, and using the attackers own energy to thwart the intended assault. Real power is controlled strength. The Lord controls Satan’s strength and uses it against Satan. Satan is driven by jealousy and pride. It is an established and immutable spiritual principle that “pride goeth before a fall”. None of us, even the angels, have anything that was not given to us by the Lord God. Disclaimer: This is not an endorsement of martial arts principles, but merely an analogy.