Viewing conflicts through the eye of Counterinsurgency COIN – Since 2007
Update to my early posts about Iran.
I will talk soon about how the economy is going in Iran and updates about their nuke reactor program. I think they are ready to have maybe the Russians can go in and build the reactor. But the best reactors out there is Westinghouse they have a great new design that can gravity feed water into the pond where the nuclear reactions occur. This would have saved the reactors at Fukishima most likely. China is building 13 of the Westinghouse nuclear reactors.
The Iranian elite military has been helping Pres Asad in Syria. They are doing a good job and the citizen seem to respect them more than the Syrian army units. But the Iranians understand counterinsurgency very well. They really work with the local citizens to rid areas of insurgents. Crap now I have to talk about SYria. So I am all for Syria fighting insurgents both native and the real bad guys the forgein insurgents. The foreign ones make up the main body of Al Qaeda and I forget the name of the islam in Iraq and Syria militant group. The Kurds have actually been targeted by the foreign Muslim insurgent group the native insurgents are Sunni. The Sunni Syrians 90% just want a Sunni government since 70% the population or so is actually Sunni. But the fear is then they will target Shia. This is something the Muslim brotherhood based in Saudi Arabia, and Egypt, Doha and others are backing. There has been talk about CIA sending guns from Libya through Turkey into Syria. But even if they did or did not they are not the only ones doing that. Also the Obama Admin has been very open about who they are backing so far. John Kerry blamed Syria on the end of talks to end the fighting in Syria. The rebels have a lot of backers Syria only really has Lebanon and Iran. Why Lebanon. Well it is 40% or so christian and Syria is I think 10% or more christian. The Christians were safe under the Asad regime. You will not find and Christians Lebanese or Syrian working with the native rebels. The foreign insurgents would kill a Christian, in fact they do kill many since the Syrian Army does have a decent percent of Christians in it.