Iranians 'panicking' about situation in Syria?
What happens if the Assad regime falls?
- Duration 4:29
- Date Dec 18, 2012
What happens if the Assad regime falls?
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But the new information now from overseas where tensions are rising in the Middle East Iran's army chief has stack is warning were all heading towards a world war.
This is on reaction to -- recently announced deployment.
A patriot missiles along Turkey's border.
And these missiles are meant to protect Turkey from the possibility of rockets being fired from -- -- As -- civil war escalates.
-- now as a former spokesman for the last four US ambassador sees the United Nations -- -- that is what I read this quote from this general out of Iran's our viewers get -- idea of what he's saying.
Quote each one of these patriots he's missiles.
It's a black mark on the world map and is meant to cause a world war they are making plans for world war and this is very dangerous for the future of humanity.
And for the future of Europe itself.
Is that -- is that a serious threat.
You know I think it could be a serious threat and it's also bluster I think it's both and what we're seeing is -- increasingly panicky because of what's going on in Syria you see reports today.
That there are just thousands of people point over the border into Lebanon.
Into Turkey as well so are refugees and these are refugees or others just trying to get out.
So one clear thing is that the the -- -- -- one ally in the region which is Syria and if Syria is now imploding in aside is going to be done.
I think that changes the whole map where and train a whole new phase and I think we the United States has to be we have to be prepared for that new phase of a Ronnie ends panicky.
Let's talk a little bit about that because in the last when he when -- it seems that the story as we've been telling it.
Will and if and when aside leaves her faults but it seems like what you're saying that's just where the story begins.
Yeah that's really just the beginning because we've got the run -- elections coming up in June which I think is a big moment here.
And the US government should be calling for receipt regime change.
We -- the world trying to figure out.
Which opposition groups in Syria our best to support and we've gone back and forth it's taken a long time and it's taken eighteen months for the US to decide.
However in Iran we already have an opposition group the largest opposition group is already organized.
They meet regularly and they've articulated.
A policy that says we don't want to -- weapon so.
We should be supporting that group and I think the president of the United States our president should say very clearly that we want regime change.
In Iran how do we do that beyond just that very public statement that you just mentioned whales can be done and how does the chaos from Syria.
Maybe set -- set for different strategies.
Then otherwise and that wasn't happening.
Well I think we've got to be prepared that's what we're finding out in Syria and we're seeing that we weren't prepared that groups are scrambling and again we had.
You know and -- Europeans the French and the British recognizing the Syrian opposition before we did before the United States did.
That's not going to be good for the future of Syria they're gonna remember that so I think when it comes to Iran.
We have to work with those groups now help them organize and try to get them to the point where they can take over immediately peacefully.
Let's try to do it with automatically do that in such a -- country.
Well I think with the elections it's a great opportunity right now we have six months to really figure out how we support the green revolution the President Obama didn't do it last time he's gonna have to really look for signs.
I think they're already happening right now where the opposition is is beginning to raise their head and say.
We'd like to overthrow our government can you help.
And the that's when we can jump and we we've got to make sure that Twitter and the Internet is is not blocked so that people can organize.
We have -- -- we have to help them with arms that they have if they -- do you think be very aggressive here I think be very aggressive with organization much like what we're doing in Syrian now even though it took us a long time.
And say though we we take away -- -- John knocked me back with meningitis who's the president there now.
We don't really do much because of the Ayatollah get a setting leader controls foreign policy -- and -- -- that -- navigate that.
Well -- the national elections is for our Ahmadinejad position so I think what you have to do is create instability or help.
The instability that's already there and really push them forward because it's it's already there we just have to -- and it's a little bit counterintuitive this -- talking bad to be comfortable enough with chaos.
Because chaos can lean -- leads of one of the most organized results eventually hopefully.
In our best and let's remember we don't have peace right now -- it might appear to be stable but it's not peaceful these people what.
Don't experience -- -- -- Iran next hadn't done that but that's the -- -- had him program thank you thank John.