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A breaking out of war supplying Syria at this hour president aside -- Syria will retaliate -- Israel strikes his country again now earlier this month you might remember these reports that Israel carried out strikes.
To stop suspected shipments.
Of weapons to Hezbollah fighters 119 Syria and did not respond at the time Syria of course is the route between Iran and let let -- -- set.
To get these weapons through president aside warns though that Syria will retaliate next time.
The Golan Heights may be the targets and territory that lies between the two countries.
Israel has -- the Golan Heights and -- 1967.
That that -- occupy we should be a little bit careful about that is part of their country now since the 1967.
The conflict between Israel and Syria over the region dates back decades.
Israel and Syria fought two wars in 1967 in 1973.
Over this territory.
That Syria continues to claim today.
The two countries have exchanged fire over that territory periodically since then.
Most recently just back on May twenty -- an Israeli and Syrian army troops exchanged some fire.
Along the cease fire lines so we'll watch that and that particular area.
And Israel as president aside -- up his rhetoric there are some new.
Concerns at a sides downfall it's far -- -- -- officials in Washington thought and you heard this it was only a matter of time before rebel forces overthrew aside.
But that Tony has changed in recent weeks the real game changer on the ground according to my next guest.
Is the training and equipment provided by Iran's Revolutionary Guards have helped train thousands and thousands of fighters.
In Syria on the regime's behalf Con Coughlin is the defense senator.
For the telegraphed so -- is not is not surprise you to learn that president aside right now looks to be in an okay -- okay position.
We're good morning -- yeah I mean I think the position now.
Is the pendulum in the conflict is now trading firmly towards president and -- And I'm told the reason this is happening from the military experts that are watching this very closely.
Is the impact Iran's Revolutionary Guards have had.
Since they came into Syria the end of last year.
-- reported last September that a 150.
Iranian Revolutionary Guards are gone to Syria to help train the outside forces decision -- a time.
When that the outside forces the -- forces well on the defensive.
The defense minister was blown up in a suicide attack and his energy -- -- -- you know your introduction.
A lot of officials -- just a matter of time before.
Assad felt that the the whole tides of the war now since the Iranians arrived it -- back towards outside.
That -- thousands of Syrian pro outside.
Volunteers have not been trained by the Iranians and that presence on the battlefield.
At places like to say where -- bit of fist bathroom the last couple weeks.
I also in clearing the -- was out to the suburbs of Damascus this is that this is untold.
-- the presence of the Iranians who really helped to put some discipline into the Syrian fighters and make them into an effective fighting force.
It's interesting to hear it your reporting because when we've spoken with some of the reporters that have been most recently inside Syria.
They say the same thing that the pendulum really has come back.
And I'm curious as we've seen the events of -- recent weeks ECD you know.
And -- intake -- move about potentially arming the rebels you -- Senator McCain going and visiting Syria of whether or not.
Those moves are because.
I've arrived rather then what president aside it's really doing.
-- there are some people.
To take him Washington who think that we should on the rebels.
Because -- -- that could happen would be -- -- to be -- -- because.
That would send a signal to Iran which is the -- regime's main regional -- that we mean business for the Iran.
But of course the real problem with arming the rebels so we've we've been looking it up right closely here in -- and during the last week.
Which -- do you supports.
Do you support.
The the national coalition which is basically a section a pro western grip -- which is friend it's the west.
Or are you gonna end up bombing the al-Qaeda elements within the opposition which -- -- lost the fight saying.
And what should establish an Islamic states in Damascus so we've got to be very Katherine of course while we deliberate it's.
But both the presence of the Iranians aren't always -- the support that.
The Assad regime is stretching from Russia with the -- the delivery of these antiaircraft missiles that this is a game changer on the ground.
And unless the rebels it can organize themselves into an effective force.
And be couldn't couldn't persuade the west to get them the arms they -- well.
I think -- it should get used to the idea that this Assad's regime is going to be around for very long time to come.
-- same kinds it was great to have him on the program thank you for -- reporting -- sharing with us we look forward have you back.
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