Iranian lawmaker Alireza Zakani has, in an article, written about realities pertaining to the crisis in Syria which are not covered by mainstream media around the world.
The issues highlighted by the MP indicate the indisputable military and political power of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the region and prove that the US has retreated from its stance towards Iran. The following are excerpts from the legislator’s article.
The crisis in Syria started with the announcement of a religious, Islamic and Jihadi war, and that the West-backed opposition or in other words “good” terrorists according to the US classification, managed to seize over 80 percent of the Syrian soil plotting to topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government and its legal government.
A study on the process of the developments in Syria and Iran’s role proves that the US, UK, Germany, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey and Jordan all suffered a defeat because hard times are almost over, regions captured by terrorists have been liberated and the parliament’s announcement of an exact date for the presidential election has been the coup de grâce to the inhumane policies of the so-called advocates of human rights.
By the way, who is the real winner of this war and what is Iran’s role in the ongoing developments in Syria?
The real winner of this unfair battle is the Syrian nation and consequently the resistance front in the region and in other words the Islamic Revolution. Therefore, we should pat on the back of the Syrian people, Syrian and Lebanese soldiers, the Syrian president and Hezbollah secretary general. But we should not also forget Iran’s role and wise and prudent leadership of the Islamic Revolution.
Three important historic events should be taken into consideration in this regard:
First, the meeting between top Syrian and Lebanese officials with the Leader, during which they talked about predictions that the Syrian government will be definitely toppled in a six-month period but the Leader highlighted the need for resistance and reliance on God’s power and support. He also gave them glad tidings of victory, which was promising in the first hard days of war against Syria, a war backed by the global hegemony.
Second, Iran’s transfer of experience to Syria on organizing public forces and training more than 150,000 Syrian voluntary young forces by the army and Hezbollah, boosted Syria’s defense. For instance, in one of the important incidents, 20,000 terrorists sought to occupy Damascus, but their attack was foiled by highly motivated public forces who took prompt measures and managed to repel militants and kill or injure 10,000 of them.
Another unusual incident was the US decision to directly attack Syria to prevent further victories by the Syrian army and Hezbollah and public forces. In the course of the pre-war situation, the Qatari Emir was removed from power and his son succeeded him, so that Saudi Arabia’s Bandar Bin Sultan would also take over the control of things. It was scheduled that the US launches massive airstrikes to revive terrorists.
In this regard, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution took action prudently and stressed that the US must leave Syria without firing a single bullet. Therefore, it was planned that a delegation of Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee be sent to Syria and Lebanon and report on the situation. The report by the Majlis committee said that the US rescinded its decision to attack Syria due to four reasons:
First, the prudent interpretations of the Leader of the Islamic Revolution who said that the region is like a powder keg which can be easily exploded
Second, a direct warning by the commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps that the IRGC will target US interests in the region, which was conveyed to an Iraqi high-ranking official, who is apparently in charge of delivering such messages to US officials.
Third, Hezbollah’s direct threatening of Israel, which was delivered to the regime via German’s spy service which usually delivers messages between Hezbollah and Israel. Israel reacted by detaching itself from the Syria war and saying that it will not even allow the US to use its airspace.
Fourth, Russia’s preparedness in the Syrian port city of Latakia to remain alert to the possibility of the US attack on Syria
Finally, Iran’s rejection of a demand by the US to reach an agreement with Tehran on targeting blind and coordinated spots in Syria, which prevented any act of adventurism by the US. It all prompted Obama to say at the UN that the US will not attack Syria and the US secretary of state officially rejected the possibility of Washington’s attack on Syria.