Iranian general admits 'fighting every aspect of a war' in defending Syria's Assad

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  1. Revmitchell

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    Iran, in continuing to support the Syrian government’s crackdown against protestors, publicly stated that it is sending military personnel from its elite Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps to Syria.

    “Today, we are involved in fighting every aspect of a war, a military -- one in Syria, and a cultural one as well,” Gen. Salar Abnoush, a Revolutionary Guard commander said in addressing a group of volunteer trainees Monday, as reported by Daneshjoo News Agency, an online pro-regime student-run media platform.

    Though many have pointed for quite some time to the symbiotic relationship between Tehran and Damascus, including Iran’s training of Syrian cyber police and sending tactical support and cash, the statement appears to be the Iranian regime’s first public account of military participation in Syria.

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/0...t-war-in-defending-syria-assad/#ixzz24uCp2kI6
     
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    It wouldn't surprise me if....

    ....Russia and China were also involved in some way, too! :thumbs:
     
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    Iran and Syria both hate the United States and Israel, but it is a little surprising Iran would help Syria in this manner, since Iranians are mostly Shiite and Syrians Sunni.
     
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    However, Assad is Alawite a Shiite sect.
     
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    Yes, you are correct, I had forgot that family was a minority rule. Thanks for pointing that out, it makes more sense.
     

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