After weeks of unrest in Syria and more than 1000 people killed so far, protesters refuse to let go in Syria.
Fearing the fall of it's most important ally in the region, Iran is desperately trying to save Assad's regime.
Syria is the connecting link between Iran and Hezbollah in Lebanon. Syria and Iran do not see eye to eye on the issues of religion and Islam, but Syria's support for terrorism and anti Israel stand makes it critical to Iran's efforts to become the dominant power in the Middle East.
U.S. officials say Iran is dispatching increasing numbers of trainers and advisers — including members of its elite Quds Force — into Syria to help crush anti-government demonstrations. Unwilling to see Assad fall, the Mullahs are sending their top experts on human rights abuse to abuse the rights of the Syrians as well.
A top commander of the Quds Force of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, Chizari was hit with sanctions last week by the Obama administration. An Iranian national, Chizari is targeted for abetting oppression somewhere else, in Syria.
As always, Hezbollah is lining up with Iran. Hezbollah forces have been involved in harassing demonstrators for weeks now. Nassrallah urged Syrians to back President Bashar al-Assad while calling for the rejection of sanctions imposed on Damascus over a deadly crackdown on pro-democracy protests.
Were Assad to fall, a key link in Iran's strategic chain across the region would be broken. But while Iran can work around this issue, if protests in Syria succeed it would inspire Iran's own democracy activists to redouble their efforts to topple the regime.
Sadly it seems that the radical Mullahs regime in Iran has increased its control over the people in Syria as well. Living in the only democracy in the Middle East, we in Giyus.org can appreciate freedom. Here is for freedom and democracy, may the people in Syria and Iran find it soon.
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