The "signs" that characterize the generation that sees all the end time events are generally global in scope and have been apparent for years. Specific disasters like Damascus are more in line with the Gog-Magog War and other regional conflicts that could occur before or after the Rapture. No one can be certain whether Gog-Magog is pre- or post-Rapture, but all the signs indicating that we are close to finding out have been apparent for a long time.Okay.....now I know Damascus gets obliterated--you know go to bed and wake up and Damascus is no more (or something like that). But wouldn't this have to happen after the Rapture? In my simple mind, if it is to happen before the Rapture, then wouldn't that be a sign? I thought all the signs have happened and we're just waiting.. You all are so much more focused on things than I am.