Iran Admits to Sending Troops to Help Syria
Up to now, Iran has claimed it has little to do with helping Syria. Intelligence seems to differ on this and the Iranian government was surprised when its own Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander, General Abnoush, openly stated: " Today, we are involved in fighting every aspect of a war, a military on in Syria."
The admission caught the Iranian government off guard. As the war grinds on and on, Syrian resources are being depleted and Iran has been sending in elite soldiers to train and fight with Assad's army. Iran first sent troops in late July. Even so, Iran seems to be playing it safe- not sure which side will win. So, while they send troops to help Assad fight the rebels, they also are talking with the rebels and offering to be a mediator. Despite this approach, experts state Iran really wants Assad to succeed for their own reasons not because they are warm buddies. Iran's goal is to unite all Shiites from Iran, Iraq, Lebanon and Syria to thwart Israel, its vowed enemy.
Iran has already send hundreds of IRGC and Basij militia to Damascus and are replacing low level Syrian soldiers who defected to the rebels. Also, military aid and construction money has flowed into Syria from Iranian companies.
There was a time, a long time ago, when the Syrian uprising had started when Iran told all foreign nations not interfere in Syria and their own government remained undecided. Proof that Iran cannot be trusted. Now, consider what they say about their nuclear weapons program.