Zero Hedge: At the beginning of May, the time of spring cleaning in central Syria may have arrived.
The Russian Aerospace Forces carried out a series of airstrikes on ISIS hideouts in the region, and specifically the Jebel Bishri region located along the administrative border between Raqqa and Deir Ezzor, the Hama-Aleppo-Raqqa triangle and other parts of the region.
These strikes took place in anticipation of a large-scale operation that the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) will carry out with Russian support.
Several units from the SAA 5th Corps, 11th Division and the 25th Special Forces Division, known as the Tiger Forces, will take part in the operation. Syrian troops will move from Hama and Raqqa simultaneously.
ISIS has ramped up its activities in the last several weeks. The Amaq News Agency even shared footage of terrorists going about their daily chores in Homs. Likely to show that being a terrorist isn’t so bad and there’s some sort of normality to the entire scenario.
Opinion: It is no coincidence that ISIS is popping up in the news now that the US is bowing to Iran’s nuclear ambitions and is back to the failed two state solution.
We haven’t heard much from ISIS since April 15, 2017 when Donald Trump dropped the mother of all bombs on ISIS troops in Afghanistan …
The reason for the resurgence is a simple one. ISIS, al Qaeda and a host of like-minded terror groups including those living in Gaza and Judea are descendants of Abraham’s own offspring. Hatred of Jacob is in the blood.
The most pernicious of all Abraham’s descendants are from the line of Esau whose illegitimate grandson, Amalek, is prophesied to show up in every generation …
Genesis 27:41 “The days of mourning for my father are at hand; then will I slay my brother Jacob.”
Exodus 17:16 “Because the Lord has sworn: the Lord will have war with Amalek from generation to generation.”
Deuteronomy 25:17 “Remember what Amalek did to you on the way as you were coming out of Egypt.”
Fast forward 1400 years to 586 BC to the destruction of Solomon’s temple
Obadiah 1:10 “Because of the violence against your brother Jacob, you will be covered with shame; you will be destroyed forever.”
Fast forward to the time of Jesus. Herod tried to have Jesus killed, and Herod was an Edomite …
“When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born.” Acts 12:19
Fast forward again to the future time of Jesus’ return…
“Who is this who comes from Edom,
With dyed garments from Bozrah,
This One who is glorious in His apparel,
Traveling in the greatness of His strength?—
“I who speak in righteousness, mighty to save.”
2 Why is Your apparel red,
And Your garments like one who treads in the winepress?
3 “I have trodden the winepress alone,
And from the peoples no one was with Me.
For I have trodden them in My anger,
And trampled them in My fury;
Their blood is sprinkled upon My garments,
And I have stained all My robes.” Isaiah 63:1-3