One of the names for the Antichrist is “the Assyrian”, but he is the future Assyrian. There are a number of influential world leaders today who come from the area of that ancient empire known as Assyria.
Is the prophecy of a type of person or of the racial origin of the Antichrist? There are two strong leaders today who just might fit these descriptions.
For a number of years now, Israel has been warning Hezbollah in Lebanon that it will respond to any attack ferociously. Hezbollah targets Israel and has continued to re-arm since the 2006 war and has tried to get high-tech anti-aircraft missiles via Syria.
Israel had some serious casualties in that war and is determined that the next will be a decisive victory. She has told the southern Lebanese population to leave when hostilities break out and has destroyed arms convoys coming from Syria, with weapons that could threaten her air force.