The Keyhan editorial is titled, “Aleppo, a neighbor of Bayt al-Muqaddas or of Yerushalayim” [Arabic and Hebrew names for Jerusalem]. The anti-Syrian front, which suffered a disastrous failure in its coup against Bashar Assad’s government, is now concentrating on Aleppo as the most important and populated province of Syria after Damascus, intending to make up for its failures by capturing the province. Extensive and reliable information published two weeks after the bombing of the Syria Supreme National Security Council building provides unequivocal proof for theories about the goals of the anti-Syrian front, made up of the US, the Zionist regime [Israel], France, UK, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey, al-Qaeda and other militant groups. According to a coherent and well-orchestrated plan, the Syrian regime was to have fallen before the month of Ramadan had even started, and the Syrian people were to have received a “gift from heaven” in the form of a government dependent on the US and Israel… The miracle that these six countries were counting on did not occur, and the coup failed. Not only did it fail, but it backfired… Four days after the failed terrorist-front attack on Damascus, the drama began in Aleppo, considered one of the important bastions of the Syrian government… near to what is viewed as the safest border between Turkey and Syria. According to the anti-Syrian front’s second plan, Aleppo must be captured to free it from control from Damascus, leading to the division of Syria into four parts and ultimately leading to the demise of the entity named Syria … The Turkish government mistakenly believed that the plan would be final and lead to victory. Keyhanbelieves that if the Aleppo operation fails, the final aspirations of the West – namely to change the regime through military intervention – will be thrown to the wind. It is now completely clear that Syria will, without a shadow of doubt, respond to any direct military action against it by foreign powers, such a response being of course natural and legitimate. Putin, speaking as the senior Russian leader, has announced that he will respond to any foreign armed intervention againstDamascus. The Iranian Foreign Minister has also been firm and outspoken about any threat toSyria that could be interpreted as a threat againstIran, in which case he would demand thatIran respond with an immediate attack. Hassan Nasrallah has also announced emphatically that Hezbollah stands with all its might beside the Syrian army. In view of all this, it is absolutely clear that the actions of the anti-Syrian front in Aleppo are activities that carry a high risk and are likely to ignite a world war. Casting a glance at the international scene, we can see two large fronts aligned against each other. One is the West led by the US, which revealed its intentions at the recent Paris conference, and the other the Asian front led by Russia and Iran, who are equally powerful but far more legitimate, having won the support of some 100 countries in America, Europe, Africa and Asia. The important question is whether theUS and … are prepared for a widespread war with totally disastrous consequences? The objective of the anti-US front is “defensive,” and response to a threat is something that nobody can dispute. Any side whose sovereignty and existence are endangered will use every conceivable means to counter its enemy. Such a front has every necessary means to defend itself, and can within a few days overthrow the Turkish government, turn the blade of its sword against the corrupt Saudi regime and, with the help of Hezbollah and its own resources, bring aboutIsrael’s annihilation. The terrorist front must think consider this matter very carefully before it makes a move.
Keyhan: Should Syria be attacked, widespread war will break out involving Russia, Iran and Hezbollah, with fall of Turkish regime and Israel’s collapse
- Published: 296 days ago on Wednesday, 1 August 2012
- By: Iran Daily Brief
- Last Modified: August 1, 2012 @ 3:34 pm
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