Aswān, also spelled Assuan or Assouan, Greek Syene, city, capital of Aswān muḥāfaẓah (governorate), Egypt, on the east bank of the Nile River just below the First Cataract. It faces the island of Elephantine (modern Jazīrat Aswān), on which stand the ruins of the ancient city of Yeb. Aswān was the southern frontier of pharaonic Egypt. Its local quarries supplied granite for many ancient Egyptian monuments and are still operated. On the Nile’s eastern bank was the site of the ancient city of Swen (ancient Egyptian: “the Mart”), whence came the Greek Syene and the Arabic Aswan.
Ezekiel 29:9-10 (New King James Version)9 And the land of Egypt shall become desolate and waste; then they will know that I am the LORD, because he (Pharaoh) said, ‘The River is mine, and I have made it.’ 10 Indeed, therefore, I am against you and against your rivers, and I will make the land of Egypt utterly waste and desolate, from *Migdol to Syene*, as far as the border of Ethiopia. (*This is the length of the Nile in Egypt--destroying the dam would wipe out most of Egypt)
Isaiah 17:1 (New King James Version)Proclamation Against Syria
1 The burden against Damascus. “ Behold, Damascus will cease from being a city, and it will be a ruinous heap."
This is the recorded Word of the Lord against Egypt and Syria. With Egypt's amassed power and might, the only way for Israel to defeat Egypt and fulfill prophesy, would be to take out the Aswan Dam, located near the ancient city of Syene. From YNet News "Indeed, Lieberman’s declaration that we may bomb Egypt’s Aswan dam was a threat that we could have done without. However, let’s not forget that in one of late President Sadat’s memoirs written in 1970, before Nasser’s death and while the dam was nearing its completion, Nasser himself said that Egypt can no longer embark on wars, as it will be vulnerable to an attack on a venture that would ruin the whole of Egypt if destroyed."
The only way for Israel to defeat Syria would be to take out the city of Damascus. We are living in the Last Days, and we need to be in constant prayer!
Thanks to Jerry Golden from the Golden Report for bringing this to light.
Baruch atem b'Shem, Yeshua