- Oct 9, 2020
No , it's no begani shadi.
I must tell you that , bashar belongs to minority alawite sect.
And cooperation between syria and eron goes back to eron erak waar of 1980 to 87 .
Basically, saddam behaved like a jerk with his arab allies.
And their losses in wars with yahoods made the arab league weak , very weak.
Plus Kurds , aka the playtoy of all the middle East were played by everyone .
Iranians supported barzani bros in Iraqi Kurdistan while iraq supported balochis and Iranian kurds in their insurgency.
Now papa asad , hafeez al asad that is wanted to be a middle East strong guy.
General al bakr was Iraqi ruler before saddam , when saddam came this all changed.
Saddam was inspired by al Capone and stalin hence his genocidal mentality .
Syria for its part feared tukey, iraq and israel. As it's enemies.
Now , for turkey syria wanted to get back sanjak of Alexandretta given to them by french in 1939, but turkey controlled water of Tigris , so suriye agricultural could be destroyed of turkey wanted to .
Hence iran too had its own grievance with turkey , so suriye thought , iran could counter turkey on its own border.
For israel, syria was always in war with them,especially in lebnon.
Now Lebanon has shia population, hence Khomeini was recognized by them as back in 1975,during shah rule in iran itself.
So iran helped to increase resistance against israeli occupation , thus helping suriye to fight israel in labnon
For iraq, he literally considerd saddam as a threat .
He feared that saddam would capture some suriyan oil fields near the border because it's Kirkuk baniyas oil pipeline would be under threat by syria .
Plus saddam supported Syrian faction of muslim brother hood too, along with general disagreement in bathist doctrine .
So suriye, allowed Iraqi Kurd fighter a safe passage , supplied spares to eron of Soviet equipment they had obtained etc .
Since then eron and suriye are best of friends.
Plus Arabs cannot fight , eron captured around 1000 eraki tanks .
So irani tank force got a new lease of life by capturing eraki tanks and suriye and Soviet sent eron the spares needed to make them operational again