Reza Kahlili, author of the award-winning book "A Time to Betray," served in CIA Directorate of Operations, as a spy in the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, counterterrorism expert; currently serves on the Task Force on National and Homeland Security, an advisory board to Congress and the advisory board of the Foundation for Democracy in Iran (FDI). He regularly appears in national and international media as an expert on Iran and counterterrorism inMore ↓Less ↑
If Syria is attacked by outside forces as it cracks down on its own people, Iran, Syria and the terrorist group Hezbollah in Lebanon will attack Israeli and American targets with missiles, sources within all three reveal.
According to Mashregh News, an Iranian media outlet run by the Revolutionary Guards, sources in Syria report that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad last Thursday issued a secret directive that should the country be attacked by America, its military will counterattack.
This directive includes an immediate response to fire a barrage of missiles from the three allies not only toward Israel but also at American assets in the region.
The sources indicate that despite some international claims that a military action will not take place against Syria, military commanders in Syria are preparing for this confrontation.
They emphasize that the Syrian armed forces have prepared a joint war room that includes officers from Syria, Iran and Hezbollah for a coordinated military response to an attack against Syria.
Mashregh News also reported Iran’s armed forces have formed a separate joint war room with the Lebanese Hezbollah.
Mashregh said this shows that any aggression against Syria will be met with a heavy missile response from three fronts: Syria, Iran and Hezbollah.
As revealed recently, the Iranian supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, ordered Iran’s Quds Forces to help stabilize Assad’s regime. The Quds commander, Qassem Soleimani, and 15,000 of his fighters have entered Syria with the mission of assisting in the suppression of the Syrian protesters.
Meanwhile, The Washington Post is reporting that Tehran had increased supplies of arms and other aid for Assad as he is trying to crush resistance in the key city of Homs.
“They’ve supplied equipment, weapons and technical assistance – even monitoring tools – to help suppress unrest,” The Post quoted the official as saying of Iranians. “Iranian security officials also traveled to Damascus to help deliver this assistance.”
On Sunday in Beirut, Seyed Hassan Nasrallah, the secretary general of Hezbollah, addressed a forum called a “Declaration of Al Quds (Jerusalem) as the Capital of Palestine, Arabs and Muslims” in which he said “the regional developments are happening in a way that makes us feel that the liberation of Quds is close to us more than ever.”
“The Quran is very clear that the inheritors of the Earth will be those of the righteous who represent the force of the truth against the force of the false,” Grand Ayatollah Jafar Sobhani said. “The Quran is the proof that the world will be controlled and managed by the forces of truth and that there will be one government ruling everyone throughout the world.”
As revealed last year, an Iranian secret documentary, “The Coming Is Upon Us,” clearly indicates that the radicals ruling Iran believe that worldwide war and the destruction of Israel will trigger the coming of the last Islamic Messiah. That event, they believe, will usher in Muslim dominance of the world.
Reza Kahlili is a pseudonym for a former CIA operative in Iran’s Revolutionary Guard and author of the award-winning book “A Time to Betray.” He is a senior fellow with EMPact America, a member of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security, an advisory board member of the Foundation for Democracy in Iran and teaches at the U.S. Department of Defense’s Joint Counterintelligence Training Academy (JCITA).