By Rumsfled attacking Syria and British adminstration launching a verbal attack on Iran it seems a new scenario emerging in both Middle East and West Asia-cum-Central Asia and Russia (due to the fact that it seems it was Russia, which, in the first place provided Syria to assist Iraq). What is the view on this new scenario in accordance to a non-Pentagonian sources? Here you can read the view by an Iranian military about the gradual unfolding of this scenario:
Tehran, March 28, IRNA -- Head of the Islamic Revolution's Guards
Corps (IRGC), Brigadier General Rahim Safavi, here Friday described
US President George W. Bush a 'global dictator' and Iraqi leader
Saddam Hussein a 'regional dictator'.
"Both the Iraqi and American regimes are oppressive and this war
will disrupt security and stability in the region as well as the
world," he said before the weekly Friday prayers.
Safavi also said that American efforts to win legitimacy in the
world as well as in the region for invasion of Iraq had hit a 'dead
"Americans were trying to divide the military and political cost
of the war among powerful countries by winning international
legitimacy for the attack ... While no war coalition was formed, an
anti-war alliance took shape instead," he said.
"Americans must know that even if they manage to topple the
oppressive and dictatorial regime of Iraq, the Iraqi people will not
submit to a bigger dictator like America," Safavi added.
"The occupying forces will relinquish (power) vis-a-vis the will
and resolution of the Iraqi people and the next regime will be created
by the people of that country."
None of the American and British calculations, including an
immediate victory, surrender of the Iraqi regime, ouster of Saddam,
light coalition casualties as well as cooperation of the regional
countries and Iraqi opposition and people, become real, Safavi said.
"America's information and operational predictions proved wrong,"
he said, adding "Pentagon's forecasts also turned out to be
miscalculated since Americans were forced to dispatch more troops to
The region could face a massive humanitarian tragedy in the
upcoming days since there is a possibility of using unconventional
weapons when the imminent siege of Baghdad by ground troops starts.
The Iranian top military commander also hit out at the Baath
regime for destroying the "humanitarian and economic resources of the
Iranian, Kuwaiti and Iraqi nations" by imposing wars on them, which,
he said, played into the hands of Americans and Israelis.
Iraq waged a destructive war against the Islamic Republic
between 1980 and 1988, before invading Kuwait in 1990 which marked
the first Persian Gulf War in 1991.
"America, during the eight-year Sacred Defense (Iraqi-imposed)
war, equipped Saddam's regime with assorted types of chemical and
biological weapons and kept silent against the use of these arms
against the Iranian people and residents of Halabja (in northern
Iraqi Kurdistan)," Safavi said.
"Meanwhile, in the Iraqi war against Kuwait, Americans flashed
green light to Saddam's regime first and expanded their military
presence in the region under the pretext of evicting Iraqi troops
from Kuwait later," he added.
Safavi said the US-led war will threaten international security
and order, disrupt production and prices of oil, stoke up tensions in
the Middle East and the Persian Gulf and lead to intensified
repression of the Palestinian people by the Zionist Israeli regime.
"Americans violated all the UN regulations by attacking Iraq.
This is an international breach," he said.
US is looking beyond Iraq in this invasion, Safavi said, adding
"they seek to boost and complete their military encirclement of the
"This belt is threatening the Central Asian nations, Russia,
Middle East Arab states, Iran, India and China and this is a big
satanic plan," he said.
The military commander hoped that all the world countries as
well as Arab and Islamic nations would rise against US' belligerent
policies and stop the war.