Skip to comments.Why the Iranian people love Putin?
Posted on 01/13/2018 9:13:45 PM PST by NorseViking
How can you explain the fact that interest in Putin in Iran has turned into a strong feeling? What does Putin do to deserve this love? A lot of things. Right from his first term as prime minister (in 1999), Putin started to kill off Muslims in the Caucasus. Now he is killing Muslims in Syria. He indiscriminately showered a hail of missiles on everyone who oppose the regime of Assad. But, we must pay attention to his consistency, Putin kills only the Sunnis.
On Friday's sermons in Iran, the mullahs actively praise Russia and sling mud on Turkey a lot. Turkey allegedly weakens the "front of resistance" (a symbolic Arab alliance against Israel) . Supposedly, Putin is the patron of this front. The thing they don't say in their sermons is why should Putin defend the "front of resistance", which is allegedly originated from the Lebanese Hezbollah, along with the regimes in Tehran, Baghdad and Damascus? Has Russia any scores with Israel at all?
But even the empty words have magical powers no matter what they really mean. When you say "axis of resistance", no one can object. And with the fact that in 35 years they haven't managed to break off even a single stone off Israel it never enters anyone's head. But the word itself works fine. 40 years of the Assad clique repeated the same refrain. Supposedly to restore control over the Golan Heights, which Hafizzes in some sense (intentionally) gave to Israel during the 1967 war, Syria invests in the army and air forces. In fact Damascus not only did not try to return the Golan Heights, but did not take away a single brick in the occupied lands. But with all his mighty stuff he perfectly manages to destroy fellow Muslims.
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But what about the "front of resistance", Tehran, Damascus, Baghdad? If the result is the same, and Palestine is still under occupation, then who benefits from embellishing the "axis of resistance"? Or is it possible to find a way to save Jerusalem and Palestine for Islam, when Muslims kill each other? In Syria alone, more than 300,000 people died, not to mention Iraq. The atomic bombs dropped by the Americans on Hiroshima and Nagasaki killed only 200,000 people. Muslims no longer need enemies. They are already killing each other in foreign wars. If the Muslims used the desire to kill each other in order to unite their forces, the image of the region could change. And the inhabitants of Islamic countries would not feel the need to flee to Western states in the hope of living like people.
We are in a state of regional civil war, which will last for many more years. And with what we will remain, when it will be completed? Besides millions of orphans, disabled people, tenfold madhab and ethnic hatred, what awaits the destroyed Islamic states with depleted economic resources?
Neither American nor Russian infidels will benefit the Islamic world but would play Muslims for a puppets to bite each other. Destroying each other in process, Muslims can not find salvation either on this or in the next world. The happiness of the Islamic world depends on its unity and tranquility in it. The destruction of lands in the center of Islamic civilization is tantamount to betraying the future of Islam. If the heartbreaking cries of our frightened, starving, orphaned children are not enough to stop this war, then we deserve everything that is happening to us today. So do not talk about the "front of resistance". Before saving Jerusalem, we must save our souls.
A rather dated article from Turkish media but it pretty much accurately shows the Turkish take on Middle East affairs.
Turkey professes to want a negotiated settlement in Syria and is part of the peace process that includes Russia and Iran. I get the impression that Turkey isn’t really interested in taking on Iran directly in Syria, but it is doubtful that Turkey will endorse any settlement that includes a homeland for the Kurds.
I’m not sure this article is an accurate reflection of Turkish politics as much as it reflects the views of Sunni fundamentalists inside Turkey.
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, Russia's Vladimir Putin and Turkey's Tayyip Erdogan meet in Sochi, Russia November 22, 2017. (photo credit: SPUTNIK/MIKHAIL METZEL/KREMLIN VIA REUTERS)
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