General Hossein Alayee, a former chief of staff of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), explained to an Iranian news outlet, how he views the recent Israeli attacks on Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq.
From: Iran Front Page, an anti-regime news site.
“It seems that Israel’s main purpose in launching the recent attacks on the buildings of Hezbollah in Lebanon, on the Hashd al-Sha’abi (Popular Mobilization Forces) military bases in Iraq, and on the positions that it believes belong to the IRGC Quds Force in Syria, is to make the US and a number of the European and Arab countries sensitive about the Islamic Republic’s increasing clout in the Middle East,” he noted.
“Israel wants to argue that despite the full-scale US sanctions, Iran’s power is constantly increasing in the countries around Israel, and that it would be possible to curb it only with bombardment and military attacks. In addition, the Zionist regime wants to create a rift in the relations of the governments of Lebanon and Iraq with Iran, and to link their security to restrictions on Hezbollah, Hashd al-Sha’abi and the Quds Force,” the general explained.
This view is consistent with my take that “Iran Is Not Another Iraq. Its a Different Kind of War.” It’s a proxy war, where two powers (Iran and the United States) use proxies to fight each other.