Why did the “Arab Spring” Islamic uprisings succeed in Tunisia, Libya and Egypt, but fail in Syria? They were brutally put down, of course, but they were in Libya as well. The main reason is that the Islamic Republic of Iran essentially controls Syria as a client state, and was determined not to let it fall, in part for the reasons made clear by the news article below. Also, of course, NATO helped out the protesters in Libya, but not in Syria: consistent with Obama’s ongoing warm and positive attitude toward the Iranian mullahcracy, and refusal in 2009 to do or say anything to support the demonstrators within Iran.
“Iran threatens Israel invasion,” from UPI, November 11 (thanks to Kenneth):
TEHRAN, Nov. 11 (UPI) — Iran is threatening an attack on Israel in response to reports of a possible Israeli strike on its nuclear facilities, an Iranian news agency says.
The Iranian Fars news agency, which is associated with the Revolutionary Guards, said some 30,000 Syrians and Palestinians have been training to infiltrate Israel via the Syrian border to carry out suicide missions, Ynetnews reported Friday.
Fars said the men have sent a petition to the Syrian government expressing their willingness to help it through “any crisis” that may arise with Israel.
“They have asked the Syrian government for authorization to infiltrate occupied Palestinian land and carry out suicide missions against Israeli soldiers,” the Fars report said….