The Syrian conflict is for Iran what Iraq was for America, an endless quagmire, and it may be deliberately so. The Syrian war has entered its third year. It is attracting Al Qaeda radicals from Libya, Egypt, Gaza, Chechna and Pakistan. And for many western leaders, that’s not a bad thing. That may be why, Western Powers are so slow to intervene and if they do intervene it will only be to supply arms to keep this war going.
During the Iran – Iraq war from 1980 to 1988, the world experienced a major decline in terrorist activity.
Now, some believe that the Syrian war will kill off many radicals and terrorists who would be otherwise engaged in plotting attacks against the West and at the same time, sucking billions of dollars out of Irianian coffers further weakening their economy.
For Israel, who is always looking for reasons and distractions to stall the peace process, the Syrian confllict is a God send.
This is a Proxy war that has now attracted Hezbolla. And this is even better news for those who want to see the resources of Iran, Syria and Hezbolla sucked down, the way U.S. Resources were sucked down in Iraq.
If true, this war can be expected to last at least another five years, with Sunni Muslins and Shiite Muslins being armed from many different sides to kill off as many future terrorists, Iranian Revolutionary Red Guards and Hezbolla fighters as possible.