I can not remember that Iran directly steped in, we have witnessed many wars between Hamas, Hezbullah and Israel the role of Iran is somehow
financial, Ideologic and training. even regarding the situation in Syria, Iran strongly wants Assad to boost up the reforms. this way it can calm the
people and have their support. no one can overthrow a government that has people's support. even if you look at what happened in Syria you can find
well that the protests started from small cities at the borders so Assad has not a rough way to collect the support of people.
moreover Syria has it's own army and well equiped by Russia. even before Iran feels that it is necessary to have some sort of direct intervention,
this is Russia that will step in !
believe me we are witnessing two sort of alliance, 1-resistance Alliance 2-eastern Alliance both of them are concerned about Syria but they have
completely different points of views. Syria is very important for Russia, as it is allergenic to Nato and always tried to be part of western alliance
in resolutions against Iran or about Libya, but Syria is something else. especially with Putin in power they will do whatever they can to hold Syria
as one of their camps ! and whenever Russia is concerned China is concerned as well.
the role of Iran in the resistance alliance is not a foreign military power. and it's military capabilities is short range defensive. but they will
want Russia to play this role, what Russia will do it even without their want !
moreover the people of Syria are witnessing that some monarchy governments (the Gulf arabs) are playing the role of democracy wanting in Syria. this
people are not stupid and can not tolerate it they love their country like others.
with these situations in the middle east, which all the Arab governments are under knife, Bahrain, Yemen, Saudi, Egypt, even Jordan. what if the anger
of people boost to moon, then where they want to escape !
and about Turkey, it has really huge trades with Iran and it can not play freely in this game. regarding the kidnapping Iran has sent another
representative to Turkey too. regarding how Iran plays smoothy, it is enough to say that they just always prefer to blame USA not even Turkey or EU !
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