Here is some interesting news from Syria this week:
Washington’s decision to arm Syria’s Sunni Muslim rebels has plunged America into the great Sunni-Shia conflict of the Islamic Middle East, entering a struggle that now dwarfs the Arab revolutions which overthrew dictatorships across the region.
For the first time, all of America’s ‘friends’ in the region are Sunni Muslims and all of its enemies are Shiites. Breaking all President Barack Obama’s rules of disengagement, the US is now fully engaged on the side of armed groups which include the most extreme Sunni Islamist movements in the Middle East.
The Independent on Sunday has learned that a military decision has been taken in Iran – even before last week’s presidential election – to send a first contingent of 4,000 Iranian Revolutionary Guards to Syria to support President Bashar al-Assad’s forces against the largely Sunni rebellion that has cost almost 100,000 lives in just over two years. Iran is now fully committed to preserving Assad’s regime, according to pro-Iranian sources which have been deeply involved in the Islamic Republic’s security, even to the extent of proposing to open up a new ‘Syrian’ front on the Golan Heights against Israel. [The Independent]
You can read much more at the link, but if this report is true and the Iranians are sending thousands of troops of Syria this is a chance for the US to get back at the Iranians for what they did to us in Iraq. Just think about it the US could give the rebels the same type of EFP IED’s that the Revolutionary Guard gave to their Shia militia allies in Iraq that killed so many US troops. To make things even better Hezbollah has for months had their troops fighting in Syria against the rebels and Al Qaeda fighters as well. Basically there is a whole lot of enemies of the US killing each other right now in Syria.
It will be interesting to see if the North Koreans deploy more troops into Syria as well in an effort to end the rebellion since their ally Iran is deploying so many troops?