[ Ed. note – You’d think with ISIS on the brink of defeat that things would be cooling down in Syria, but the obverse seems to be the case. America’s new ally, the Kurds, are now warning the Syrian Army to refrain from crossing the Euphrates River. This comes just as Israel has expressed support for an independent Kurdish state in northern Iraq. Despite the gains by Russia and Syria, the Oded Yinon plan still seems very much in play. ]
Wouldn’t you know it? Just as the Syrian Army has emerged victorious over ISIS in Deir Ezzor, Israel has launched a fresh attack upon Syria. ABC News and other mainstream outlets are reporting a Zionist airstrike upon a facility in Masyaf, a town in Hama Province near the Mediterranean Coast.
[ Ed. note – Syria seems to be on the threshold of a final and decisive victory over ISIS. With six years worth of effort and more than a billion dollars spent in the quest to topple Bashar Assad, the regime-changers finally seem to be throwing in the towel. Israel, of course, is none too happy with the current turn of events.
Christians United for Israel is perhaps the premiere Christian Zionist group in the US. Their love and adoration for the state of Israel and every last Jew in the world is evident in the aggregate of all their undertakings, from their annual conferences in Washington to their “Nights to Honor Israel” held at local churches around the country.
Maram Susli, also known as “Syrian Girl,” discusses signs of a possible impending attack on Syria by either the US or Israel, or possibly both. Netanyahu’s recent trip to Russia is among the points she cites. It’s worth noting that shortly after that visit by the Israeli prime minister, Russia and Syria announced the creation of a unified air defense system. The announcement is likely to have made Netanyahu spitting mad, and my guess is that he accomplished very little of what he had hoped to get out of his visit with Putin.
You can kind of tell from the smile on his face in this video that Elor Azaria is convinced he’s a hero. And of course he has been hailed as such in Israel. Not that shooting a bullet into the head of a semi-conscious man as he lay wounded on a city street required any great amount of courage. It didn’t. But Jews in Israel seem to measure “heroism” by different standards than most people. Apparently the more Palestinians you kill, the more highly you’re thought of and admired. I’m guessing the Talmud has a lot to do with instilling this sort of thinking into the body politic.