Iran’s Revolutionary Guard taunts Obama: ‘After Aleppo, we will intervene in Bahrain, Yemen’
The consequences of President Barack Obama’s abandonment of a hard-won victory in Iraq and wimping out on his infamous “red line” in Syria will bedevil the United States when President-elect Trump takes office. Al Arabiya reports:
The leaders of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards launched provocative statements against the Gulf states threatening to intervene in Bahrain and Yemen.
The comments were reported by Iranian media after what they described as a “victory in Aleppo,” upon the massacres, starvation and displacement against civilians. Aleppo was considered as one of the strongholds of the opposition; however, the Syrian regime took a hold of it with the help and support of Iranian and Russian military troops.
In this context, the deputy commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Gen. Hossein Salami told the official Iranian news agency Islamic Republic News Agency that “The victory in Aleppo will pave the way for liberating Bahrain,” pointing out that Iran has an expansion project that will extend to Bahrain, Yemen and Mosul after the fall of the Syrian city of Aleppo.
Salami said that “the people of Bahrain will achieve their wishes, the Yemeni people will be delighted, and the residents of Mosul will taste victory, these are all divine promises,” as he put it.
He also pointed out that Iran is still providing unlimited support for the Houthi group, highlighting that Iranian missile could destroy the enemy targets in any area.
Salami described the control of the Syrian regime forces on the Syrian city of Aleppo, which have claimed the lives of hundreds of civilians as “a conquest.”
The comments of the spokesman for the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Brigadier General Ramadan Sharif reveal the intentions of Tehran to expand geographically through bloody wars and military interventions in the Arab World.
Bahrain and Saudi Arabia’s oil-rich Eastern Provinces contain a large population of Shiite Muslims who could well support the Iranians over their own Shiite-run regimes. The IRG here is threatening the consequences many of us warned about when President Obama defaulted on the Iraq victory and his red line. A Shia Crescent surrounding the world’s biggest current source of oil.
Weakness is provocative, a lesson that President Obama has yet to learn.