Syria Ignoring Israel’s attacks; Iran’s Plot or Weakness?Mohammadreza Farhadi
At the same time that Syria is fighting terrorist groups, Damascus believes these attacks show the collaboration between the Israeli regime and the terrorists. Following the attacks of the Zionist regime and its repetition over the past few years, some ask why Damascus does not respond to them.
Although some aspects of this answer cannot be expressed at this time, but a few points can be noted:
1- At the present time, the priority of the Resistance Front, especially Syria, is to rid the country of terrorist groups, which are considered to be the main threat to Syria's national security. Therefore, the Syrian army and the resistance groups must now do their best to liberate Idlib, not to respond to the intermittent attacks of the Zionists.
Damascus and Tehran pay attention to the condition and sensitivity of the current situation in the region, along with prioritizing other issues.
2- Iran and the Resistance Front have the ability to respond to these attacks on a large geographical scale, and if they want, they may respond to any attack at any time, and this action will definitely be taken in due time. But in addition to this issue, Damascus and Tehran pay attention to the condition and sensitivity of the current situation in the region, along with prioritizing other issues.
3- The resistance front in the region is an intertwined and connected network and its roots have spread throughout the region. This will lead the Resistance Front to not to limit its responses to a specific region and do so in areas other than occupied Palestine instead.
4- What the Zionists want and desire is to open various fronts of the war in Syria in order to slow down the process of fighting terrorism, keeping the terrorist elements alive inside the Syrian territory. Any new conflict inside Syria will create a new front of war, which will lead to the widespread activity of terrorists to carry out new attacks inside the country.
An ill-advised or emotional response to the Zionist regime may be exactly what Tel Aviv wants. In this case, the Syrian army must confront on two different fronts; However, with the end of the terrorist activities in Syria, the Syrian resistance forces and army will respond to the actions of the Zionists with more freedom.
5- The important point that remains ignored is that the Zionist regime's attacks on Syria are not an attack on the strategic and vital areas of the Resistance Front; in fact, these attacks targeted only some areas devoid of any forces and sometimes shelters devoid of any facilities and equipment. Few people pay attention to this point, but it shows that the attacks are mainly intended to build media hype and convince the Israeli public opinion, rather than being strategic and deterrent. On the other hand, these attacks are carried out on targets and areas that do not interfere with the operations of the Resistance Front.
Tel Aviv is well aware that any attack that leads to the martyrdom of a Hezbollah or Iranian force will certainly receive a response
6. Tel Aviv is well aware that any attack that leads to the martyrdom of a Hezbollah or Iranian force will certainly receive a response, as it always has been done. Therefore, Israel, which does not have much strategic depth and its deterrence is much lower than what is advertised in the media, knows the limits of the game. So, responding to such an enemy with this strategic depth and deterrence capability is easier and more accessible than what is considered. Therefore, it is important to know that the Resistance Front is able to respond to the attacks of this regime at different times.
7. The Resistance Front now has its own priorities, not the priorities that Israel induces or imposes. What is important for Iran and the countries of the Resistance Front is to establish security in the countries that support the resistance and to form a strong government in order to stabilize and continue to provide services to their people. This stability is in line with the policies of the Resistance Front in order to avert security risks and the formation of a government, which, if realized, would eliminate the possibility of any threat to the Resistance Front. This point, while simple, is of great importance.
8. What bothers Israel the most is the identity crisis, and any attack on the occupied territories will make the regime confront numerous identity problems from within, such as reverse migration. These weaknesses are quite tangible for the resistance front.
In general, it can be said that the Israeli attacks on different parts of Syria do not stem from power, but come from their compulsion and desperation in the face of the growing status of the Resistance Front. Because the Resistance Front is now along the border with the occupied Palestine, without needing any propaganda or hype, and the Zionists are well aware of the meaning of this.
Mohammadreza Farhadi is an Iranian analyst who is focused on the Western Asia.
This article was originally published in Farsi at Fars News.