Monday, October 1, 2012

Iran Transfers $10 Billion to Syria – Times of London

Times of London reported today that Iran has transferred $10 billion in financial aid to President Bashar al-Assad’s government in support of Assad's war against Syrian rebels.

Defectors from Assad’s regime have told the rebel Free Syrian Army that Iran has been paying the salaries of Syrian government troops for months, as well as providing weapons and logistical support, the Times reported.

Times, quoting a Western intelligence source, said spending billions of dollars on Syrian president has caused a rift at top of Iranian regime, specifically between the country’s supreme leader and IRGC’s Quds Force commander, Gen. Qassem Suleimani.

“Suleimani promised Khamenei that he would turn the situation in Syria around and has failed to deliver,” a Western defense source was quoted as telling the Times.


Mark Pyruz said...

Actually Suleimani has been critical of Syria'a militarized response, pointing to Iran's successFul law enForcement approach.

Khamenei has publicly pointed out that Syria represents a first line defense for Iran.

So I have trouble seeing where this unnamed Western defense source attributes his perspective. It may or may not be yet another case of analysis by wishful thinking.

Anonymous said...

Funny,the Islamic regime is willing to pay the wages of Assad's troops.Yet doesn't pay the wages of Iranian workers who have been waiting for months.

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Anon 5:04 PM


Just like the propaganda you spew out for the regime.

Anonymous said...

Mark--- the article SAYS that it's Khamenei is behind this and that Suleimani is critical.

Anonymous said...

"Western intelligence says..."

"Syrian rebels say..."

Take it with a grain of salt. It may be true, it very well may not be.

Author: Galen Wright said...


Are the two scenarios mutually exclusive?

If I was in Sulemani's shoes I would be exceptionally frustrated with the course of events. In Syria, Assad refused to heed his advice, instead pursuing an extremely enemy-centric campaign to the detriment of the country's security. Meanwhile, back in Tehran he is being lambasted for the failure of a strategy that is patently not his.

This scenario requires some assumptions about both the Quds force's relationship with Syria and with Tehran, but it's not inconceivable.


Here's to wondering what alternate strategies are being considered. Khamenei's vocal support can't be the entire spectrum.

Anonymous said...

anon 4:23PM

Even if it is true, payments to Syrian soldiers are justified, because they also provide extended defence for Iran and sacrifice their lives for common goal to stop the imperialism.

Syria is an official friend of Iran and has signed a treaty with Iran. So, it is a customary that friends help each other in case of a need.

Saudi Arabia and Qatar also pay salaries for mercenaries and rebels, who operate in Syria


Anonymous said...

how do Assad's armed men " provide extended defence for Iran"?

they don't defend Iranian soil in any way, shape or form.

If and when NATO engages Iran militarily what defensive use would Assad's soldiers be to iran?

Anonymous said...

Anon 3:23 AM


There is no way it is justifiable for the regime to give Iran's money to some tinpot dictator to spend on killing its own people.
The Iranian people are struggling to put a loaf of bread on the table.We should be a rich country like South Korea or Japan instead we are a third rate country with a currency lower than Somali.
These mullahs you lovingly support have given the country to the dogs.

Anonymous said...

Anons 2:38PM and 4:02PM

During the WWII, the West provided Stalin with large quantities of different types of brand new weaponry for free..

If there is a war the "bread" is a secondary matter.

It is better to use other soldiers and teritory in a preliminary defence of a country.

The Islamic Republic could achieve better economy than those of Japan or South Korea; long time agou, if sanctions wouldn't exist.

The sanctions are meant to hamper a possibility that the Islamic Republic could be able; one day, to send humans into the space.

The West is afraid of that possibility, because it would be the biggest defeat of the West, and it is duping the public opinion with faked pretexts. !!!


Anonymous said...

Anon 7:17 PM

So called "Dissident",I don't know which school you went too.But I do know you were educated by your local Hojjatieh Society with their piss poor propaganda which you were taught in.

The mullahs have managed to bring down the currency to below the level of Somali and you then claim Iran under this flea ridden mullah regime could beat Japan and South Korea in the economic field.

Congratulations,you have just made yourself into a laughing stock!

Anonymous said...

any attack on iran isn't going to go through Syria, our involve Syria in any meaningful way, so your contention is nonsense.
and your comparison to Russia is also more rubbish. Russia destroyed entire German armies and killed or captured literally millions of German troops.

Syria has no ability to either defend iran or attack American or NATO forces.

your dribbling with


Anonymous said...

"If there is a war "bread" is a secondary matter."

It's alright for you to say that sitting on your fat ass and sucking on pop in the comfort of the West.

Anonymous said...

Dysentery 9:08PM

If US, Libia, Qatar or Saudi Arabia can send money and weapons, why Iran shouln't do ???

Syria has iranian financed radars which can control the israeli airspace...
By supporting Syria, Iran gets (buys) time to develop further its air defenses
Those gains of time are also beneficial in relation to the event that Russia will be better prepared to abandon sanctions against Iran in a case of the western military attack against Iran.

In a case of airstrikes against Iran, Syrian military (if not defeated earlier) will coordinate military actions with Iran and attack zionist entity in order to liberate Golan Heights.