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Tehran Sent Troops to Syria - Iranian Officer

Topic: Protests in Syria

13:35 29/05/2012
MOSCOW, May 29 (RIA Novosti)
Tags: Hezbollah, Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, Hamas, Ismail Gha’ani, Bashar al-Assad, Iran, Syria

A senior Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander has admitted that Iran has sent its troops to help the regime of embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad fight opposition forces.

“Before our presence in Syria, too many people were killed by the opposition but with the physical and non-physical presence of the Islamic republic, big massacres in Syria were prevented,” Ismail Gha’ani, the deputy head of Iran’s Quds force, a shadowy branch of the Revolutionary Guards in charge of overseas operations, said in an interview with the semi-official Iranian Student’s News Agency (ISNA), according to a report by the Persian-language GozaraNews website.

ISNA published the interview on Sunday night, but subsequently removed it from its website “under pressure,” the report said.

Syria is Iran’s most important regional ally, and Tehran has long used its neighbor’s territory as a base for operations to maintain a lifeline to militant groups Hezbollah and Hamas, Iran’s proxies in southern Lebanon and Gaza.

Rumors that Iran has provided military support to Assad, to assist his crackdown on the popular uprising that has challenged his family’s 40-year grip on power, have circulated since the outbreak of protests in Syria in March 2011.

The Gha’ani remarks followed the weekend massacre of more than 100 civilians, including dozens of children, in the Houla township in western Syria, which has triggered an international outcry, including a Sunday statement by the UN Security Council describing the massacre as an “outrageous use of force against civilian population.”

Syrian opposition activists have blamed the killings on pro-government fighters, an accusation categorically denied by the Syrian authorities, who said the tragedy was a terrorist plot aimed at undermining the regime.

UN observers working in Syria have confirmed that tanks and artillery were used in the weekend attacks on Houla, as well as that many of those killed were stabbed or shot at point-blank range, raising questions among observers about who could benefit from the tragedy.

 

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  • cheruskTsunami of lies
    15:50, 29/05/2012
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/syria/9293620/BBC-News-uses-Iraq-photo-to-illustrate-Syrian-massacre.html

    Marco Di Lauro took the photos of the slaughtered children in Iraq in 2003.
  • PlutardsThe Pentagon is handicapped
    16:48, 30/05/2012
    Currently, the Syrian diplomatic subject of discussions in the Western Media, has outpaced the Iranian nuke subject in the same Media. Suddenly Syria surpasses in importance the Iranian diplomatic portfolio. The Pentagon still suffers the consequences of the September 11 plane crash in its facilities; files were lost in the Pentagon, deranging the safety of American Intelligence policiies everywhere in respect even to the leaks of Julian Assange, to say, because of the Pentagon Explosion. The Pentagon is handicapped.
  • SirkoPopular Uprising My Butt
    19:08, 30/05/2012
    ".... a base for operations to maintain a lifeline to militant groups Hezbollah and Hamas, Iran’s proxies in southern Lebanon and Gaza.
    "....his crackdown on the popular uprising..."

    A tsunami of lies is very well put...and the question is who has the most to gain from the lies? Is it the established regime or the rebels and their foreign masters and agitators? The answer is self-evident...

    The above quotations proves two points. The first being who is responsible for the mess in Syria and the second the difference between these news articles on NOVOSTI and the western media?

    If Assad can be overthrown and Syria turned into another failed mid eastern state manipulated by the U.S. then Iran and her alleged proxies Hezbollah and Hamas are isolated and doomed. Hence, who profits the most from this? The answer is inescapable Israel and its proxy the U.S. Perhaps it is the other way around? However, since the Israelis control Wall Street and American finance via their proxies in New York and their lobby in Congress which happens to be the biggest lobby next to the military, I guess Natan-the-Yahoo controls Obama.

    Second, if the tables were turned and the west was supporting Assad this article in the western mass media particularly in the U.S. would not be called "..a popular uprising.." Rather they would be milking the propaganda value to the Nth degree as an Iranian inspired uprising and in the days of the Soviets a communist inspired subversion of 'democracy'.

    Remember, "Excreta tauri cerebrum vincet" ...Bullshit conquers brains.

    Hence, to put it straight and help NOVOSTI...the Syrian debacle is not a popular uprising. A 'popular uprising' is exactly what the word implies.....'popular'. Thus, it would be occurring all over the country and not simply in pockets which can be easily supplied by Israel, the U.S. and their covert allies in the Islamic world who play both ends against the middle.

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