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TRANSLATED: Iran has hardly “won” anything, instead stymied multiple collapses

The leftist As-Safir daily carried an interesting piece by Denise Attallah today, translated by our (for a free trial email It quotes unnamed sources that clearly lay out but a few of Iran’s major limitations in the region, where they have actually “achieved” very little – instead staving off a collapse, really, of its strategic standing:

“…This same team [i.e. Iran’s adversaries]…indicate that “the Iraqi sands forced Iran to abandon Nouri al-Maliki and to accept partnership with the Kurds, the Sunnis and even the Americans to prevent it from drowning. In Syria, despite all the political, intelligence related, military and financial efforts, Iran failed to achieve anything more than maintaining the structure of the regime with no real victories, not to mention the fact that Syria has been destroyed and has collapsed. The same goes for Lebanon. Despite Hezbollah’s military power and authority, it is unable to take Lebanon to the axis that it wants and it is unable to even push for a president close to this axis…””


Written by nickbiddlenoe

March 11, 2015 at 9:07 pm

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