“Sunni eyes are opening to the fact that Israel poses no threat, but that Shi’a Iran…aspires to dominate far beyond its borders”

Syria is now ‘a Shi’a colony of Iran,’ Damascus-born professor tells Israeli conference
by Yaakov Lappin
February 28, 2018

After years of bloody warfare, Syria has become a “Shi’a colony of Iran,” a Syrian professor who lives in Germany told an Israeli conference in recent days. Addressing the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies at Bar-Ilan University, Bassam Tibi, professor emeritus of international relations at Georg-August University of Gottingen, said: “They have killed our clans. They have killed our family. The Alawites of the Assad regime have killed our Sunni identity of Damascus.”…Since the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, Iran has been filling the vacuum “created by the removal of [former Iraqi leader] Saddam Hussein. READ MORE

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