Syria and Iran Today
Syria and Iran Today
I am for keeping the government intact. If US, UN, or others go in it will be like Iraq all over again. The current US admin may think an active posture standing on the Saudi and Sunni Side is what they want. If they can find a way to intervene in Syria it is the foothold they would need and want to act in a land and air battle with Iran. This is not some dream this is what the Saudi backer (Sadly it seems like the plan so far. I think a land battle against Iran would be very stupid for both sides. Pin point air strikes if Iran uses a nuke should be the posture we should take. We also should know that keeping Shia governments (i.e. Syria, Iraq, Iran, and Lebanon. Not very many when you compare to Sunni lead governments.
I wish Iraq was currently stable, for the most part it is, The Kurdish areas in North Iraq are the safest, and Christians can live without fear there. In the South East of Iraq followers of John the Baptist still exist. Kurds also live in Iran, Iraq, and Syria, Turkey, all of which have areas that ethnically was the historically home of the Kurds. That is why PKK fights.. The Kurds are or were also fighting in Syria but most of these come from the PKK who wants a renewed and unified State called Kurdistan.
But on the plus side
The Kurds hate the foreign Muslim extremest fighters. The foreign extremist have killed many Kurds and Christians. The Christians they killed were mostly in the Syrian Army. The Syrians are getting good help from seasoned professionals elite Iranian Units who seem to understand counterinsurgency very well. Why do I say that….well the local populations in the areas they are working know and respect them and wave. Also they drive slower and make stops, whereas the Syrian Army tends to drive through fast and not communicate with the local population as much as the Iranians.
I would love to see a deal where we build one of the newly designed Westinghouse reactors for Iran. The Russian designs are crap. The newest Westinghouse has gravity feed backup water for the reactors ponds. This could have saved many of the reactors in Japan. The Iranians are ripe for a deal and looking for a friend, any friend, and who can blame them 80 some odd countries foreign insurgents and backing attacking their brother and neighbor.
If you were Iran and surrounded by Sunni Governments you would be concerned also.