The Syrian city of Aleppo—newly liberated after nearly five years of occupation by Barack Obama’s “moderate rebels”—has marked its newly-found secular freedom by erecting Christmas trees in public squares and reopening its Christian churches for services.

The Israeli air force has bombed a town on the outskirts of the Syrian capital Damascus used as a transit point for the Lebanese Hezbollah group—part of the military alliance fighting ISIS. The Syrians are unable to retaliate because they cannot afford a second front against the Jewish ethnostate while still fighting ISIS.

A combined force consisting of ground forces from Syria, Russia, and Lebanon’s Hezbollah, in conjunction with the Russian air force, have retaken the ancient city of Palmyra from the US-backed “rebels” in a highly symbolic victory announced on Easter Sunday. According to a report on the Syrian national news service, SANA, the city had been retaken after “heavy fighting against the terrorist Daesh organization.”

The German government’s plan to send troops to fight ISIS in Syria is “reckless,” ignores the fact that terrorism is in Europe, and only support of Syria, Iran, Russia, and…