posted on Jul, 14 2006 @ 12:27 PM
Originally posted by esdad71
A country that is supported by Syria and Iran. It is a matter of time before there is a strike in Syria, and here you have WW3.
Why would Iran change any plans it has to attack Israel over Syria?
How would Iran actually attack Syria? And columns that they sent would be destroyed in Iraq by the US, hell, it'd undue the insurgency as the Sunni
portion of the insurgency would side with the US and Iraqi Government, and any shia militias that fielded to support the Iranians in their drive to
Israel would be wiped out too.
Meanwhile, as the Iranian armour is burning in Iraq, the Israelis would be occupying Damascus and looking for a good arab puppet leader.
Iran's best bet is to use its military at home, not send it into a foreign country to be wiped out. Imagine if Hussein had sent his armies out of
country before the US invasion, not only would they not be at home to defend it, but their equipment and arms couldn't be used to run the post-defeat
It doesn't make sense.
Rather, what does make sense, is to try to destroy the democratic movement within Lebanon. The Lebanese were sick of the Syrians, because Israel
wasn't an imminent threat. Now, there's probably a lot more support for having the Syrians come back in, and for having more militant islamist
leaders in Lebanon, rather than democrats. That
certainly fits in with the interests of Syria and islamist Iran.