Damascus (AHT) – With the escalation of fireworks in Syria, the country is again back in the spotlight. The continuous victories of the Syrian Arab Army and the resistance forces in their fight against terrorists and foreign-backed “rebels” could pave the way for the Syrian government to restore most of its lands. The enemies of Syria couldn’t bear this situation and began to play a more active role by entering in direct military confrontation. The US-led coalition and the Zionist regime have actively attacked targets in Syria.

It is safe to say that the war on Syria is no longer a proxy war. On May 2018 during an interview with Kazakhstan Radio and Television Union, Russian FM Sergei Lavrov, said: “speaking of a proxy war, this, in principle, denotes a situation when outside players send their ‘clients’ to the battlefield while keeping a low profile. This has nothing to do with us. The legitimate government of Syria, a UN member country, officially and openly invited us to support their counter-terrorism efforts and those aiming to protect their sovereignty and territorial integrity.”

That’s exactly the case with Iran’s involvement in Syria.


War on Syria is not a proxy war between Iran and the Zionist regime

Writing for the Middle East Eye, Dr. Marandi says, “Despite years of western propaganda, media misinformation, and repeated Israeli threats, Iran has never threatened to initiate military conflict with Israel.” The recorded history asserts to the fact that Iran doesn’t seek to wage war against the Zionist entity — either directly or via proxy war.

In fact, Iran sees no benefit in waging a proxy war with the Zionist entity in Syria. If Iran chooses to confront Israel, it will directly take the battle on the ground in Occupied Palestine; as to not risk the lives of others.

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Can Russia mediate between Iran and the Zionist regime in Syria?

From the beginning of the crisis in Syria, Iran has stressed the importance of dialogue and political means to solve the crisis. But it was the enemies of Syria that wanted to turn the conflict into a bloody one and change the government in Syria.

Russia along with Iran have been two staunch supporters of Syria both militarily and politically. The two have always insisted on a political solution to the crisis. That means, like Russia, Iran wants to de-escalate and end the crisis in Syria through political means and doesn’t want the war extended for any reason.

However, the Zionist regime and Western bloc feel defeated in Syria and don’t want the conflict to end very soon. That means no mediator is capable of de-escalating the war between the resistance forces and the Zionist regime.

Russian endeavors to mediate between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Zionist entity would absolutely be deemed a failure. Russia should understand that they cannot walk a fine line between Iran and the Zionist entity.

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Russia’s hard decisions

Russia needs to make this hard decision sooner than later. Either Russia wants to surrender to the US-Zionist global domination or it wants to stay with the resistance forces. Russia has to wake up to the facts.

The false allegations against Russia would never end — though the Russians are trying to normalize ties with the West and appease them. The Skripal case and the Russian interference in the US elections are still at stake. Does the West need any real evidence to attack their targets? Have we forgotten the loose allegations about the chemical attack in Douma? As the great Paul Craig Roberts says: “Russia can be part of the West only if Russia surrenders to Washington’s hegemony.”

Russia’s military presence in Syria very well helped accelerate turning the tide in favor of the resistance in Syria. But this move only happened after the Russians made sure Iran is strongly present in Syria with boots on the ground.

The question is, why must Iran risk its servicemen’s lives? The answer is clear: because apart from fighting the vicious plan drawn by PNAC for West Asia, Iran draws its red line before the lives of innocents. And in this case, the innocents are the Syrian people. Russia should reconsider where it draws its red lines.

It is strongly in the interest of Russians to lean closer to the resistance axis — provided that they want to preserve their independent policy. Even if the Russians prefer to stick to the red line of protecting the lives of their servicemen, it is again to their benefit to leave the passive policy towards Israel and strengthen the ties with the resistance axis.

This post originally ran on American Herald Tribune. Featured photo courtesy http://en.kremlin.ru/


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