Iranian senior military advisor killed in Israeli airstrikes in Syria, what information is worth noting? What is the current situation?

Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, December 26 - Tehran: On December 25, local time, Sayyid Razi Musavi, a member of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps serving as a senior military advisor in Syria, was killed in an Israeli airstrike on the Syrian capital, Damascus. According to Iran’s national television, in the afternoon of the 25th, Musavi returned home, and then three rockets struck his residence, resulting in his death. According to the Islamic Republic News Agency of Iran, on the same day, Iranian President Raisi expressed condolences for Musavi’s passing, stating that it demonstrated “Israel’s weakness” and emphasizing that Israel “will certainly pay for this crime.” Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh stated that Iran reserves the right to take necessary measures regarding Musavi’s killing. According to Reuters, Musavi was a comrade of the late Iranian senior commander Qasem Soleimani and was responsible for coordinating the military alliance between Iran and Syria. Since the outbreak of the Syrian civil war in 2011, the Israeli military has continuously targeted Syrian territory, citing reasons such as targeting Iranian military facilities and preventing Iran from delivering weapons to Syria and Hezbollah in Lebanon. It was reported that on the 2nd of this month, Iran stated that two members of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps serving as military advisors in Syria had died in an attack launched by Israel in Syria. Iranian senior military advisor killed in Israeli airstrike on Syria - China News Net.

Israel frequently carries out cross-border strikes in Syria, particularly targeting airports in Damascus and Aleppo, as it believes these locations are often used by Iran to transport weapons to Syria.

Saeed Mousavi has been serving in the Iranian paramilitary organization, the Quds Force, in Syria since the 1980s. His primary role involves coordinating the transfer of weapons and providing financial support to the Lebanese paramilitary organization Hezbollah.

After 1990, Mousavi began to serve as the head of the Iranian logistics department in Syria, mainly responsible for coordinating the military alliance between Syria and Iran, which of course included equipment assistance between the two.

Iran and Syria are crucial pillars of the “Shia Crescent” and are also the main resistance forces against the United States in the Middle East. Thus, throughout the Syrian civil war, Mousavi has been one of the assassination targets of Israel.

He was one of Qasem Soleimani’s close comrades and, after Soleimani, one of the biggest losses to the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.

This time, Israel’s target was the Zenaibiyeh district in the suburbs of Damascus, resulting in Mousavi’s death. It is highly likely that Israel received intelligence support and thus conducted a “targeted elimination,” with the intelligence probably coming from the United States.

Following the incident, Iranian national television interrupted its regular news broadcast to announce Mousavi’s death.

Israel, however, has remained silent on the matter, refusing to comment.

The Iranian side has also not commented on the incident. The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps stated, “The usurpers and the barbaric Zionist regime will pay the price for this crime.”

Currently, all sorts of media and the public are waiting for Iran’s response, eager to see how Iran will retaliate against Israel…

However, it is estimated that Iran will not take significant action, but it might target American interests in Syria and Iraq as a retaliatory measure.

Meanwhile, the American response continues to be limited to “concussions” among soldiers…

A perfect closed loop…

As long as Israel dares to attack Iran, I am with Israel! I am an extreme Zionist and a despicable Jewish Nazi!"

“If Israel can drag the United States down as well, I will go and circumcise myself tomorrow! Please call me Benjamin Cheney or Wang Netanyahu.

Iran and the United States, as well as Israel, have long been on the brink of conflict. Both sides are tense but have an unspoken understanding not to cross certain war thresholds. The United States refrains from launching airstrikes on Iranian territory, and Iran avoids launching anti-ship missiles against U.S. warships.

Confrontation between Iranian Fast Boats and U.S. Warships

However, once outside of Iranian territory and the Persian Gulf, both parties show no restraint. On January 3, 2020, Qasem Soleimani, Iran’s most prominent military figure, one of the most influential figures in the Middle East, and the public face of the “Quds Force,” was killed in a U.S. airstrike outside Baghdad International Airport in Iraq. Compared to Soleimani, the importance of his successor, senior military advisor Musavi, was significantly diminished.

Qasem Soleimani

Iran is not without its own actions. Recent attacks on U.S. military bases by Iraqi militias, assaults on Israeli-related ships in the Red Sea by Houthi rebels in Yemen, and attacks on northern Israel by Hezbollah in Lebanon—all these groups are under Iran’s control and influence. Iran can be considered the mastermind behind recent world headlines.

As for Syria, which connects Iraq and Lebanon, forming a crucial part of the Shia Crescent, it serves as a vital conduit for Iran’s support to Hezbollah in Lebanon. Its significance is evident, and it remains a thorn in Israel’s side. More details can be found in the article below.

Why Does Israel Keep Bombing Syria?

Israel’s airstrikes on Syria highlight a broader issue: while the Israeli-Palestinian conflict mainly focuses on Gaza, Iran is strategically engaging Israel on multiple fronts. In the north, Syria and Hezbollah play a prominent role, with Hezbollah at the forefront and Iran and Syria providing the group with weapons, ammunition, and technical equipment, significantly boosting its combat capabilities.

Hezbollah Anti-Ship Missiles - Sound Familiar?

In the south, there’s the Houthi rebel movement in Yemen. By attacking Israeli-related ships, they threaten Israel’s southern maritime lifeline, thereby diminishing Israel’s war capabilities.

Houthi Rebels Attacking Relevant Ships

Iran has evolved from being a mere pawn to a player in the power struggle in the Middle East and with the United States. For a player, overturning the chessboard is not the best option.

Doesn’t it seem that, compared to some other so-called major powers, Iran’s recent performance appears more like that of a “responsible regional power”? Meanwhile, the actions of the United States and Israel increasingly resemble those of the “terrorist organizations” they have defined.

Even when the Americans withdrew from the Iran nuclear agreement and carried out such a significant event as the assassination of an Iranian general, Iran refrained from escalating the confrontation.

Western countries' attacks on Iran largely revolve around the old rhetoric of being non-democratic, authoritarian, and dictatorial. However, Iran’s president was clearly elected by the people, and the Iranian people themselves have not criticized their own system. It’s quite ridiculous that Western countries use these arguments to attack others, isn’t it?

In essence, the political system that Iran follows is its own prerogative. Ukraine has the right to determine its own country’s development direction, so why not Iran?

Looking at it now, Western countries can be lenient when it comes to Israel’s relentless bombing of hospitals, refugee camps, and residential areas. What does Iran’s domestic situation matter in comparison?

Despite Iran being continuously provoked by the United States and Israel, it hasn’t initiated any large-scale conflicts, hasn’t committed massacres against civilians, and hasn’t deliberately fueled regional conflicts. Iran has even set aside century-old grievances and extended a hand of reconciliation to its old rival, Saudi Arabia, with the mediation of major powers.

In my opinion, Iran over the past two years is more than deserving of the Nobel Peace Prize, although Iran probably doesn’t care about such an award. However, compared to Israel, which fundamentally disregards Arab people, Iran is undoubtedly a stabilizing factor in the Middle East.

Iran doesn’t even act like Russia, using its military might to expand and suppress neighboring countries.

Iran’s only “sin” is its anti-American stance. And this anti-American attitude has been the result of hostile policies devised by the Americans themselves to create a “great antagonist” in the Middle East. Iran’s resistance hasn’t exceeded the bounds of a normal nation; it can be considered quite restrained and rational.

At least Iran has never faced opposition from over 140 countries in the United Nations, as the United States and Israel have. In fact, on the issue of the Iran nuclear agreement, most countries still sympathize with Iran’s position.

The biggest opposition Iran faces from the international community is its stance on nuclear weapons. However, this issue could have been alleviated or even resolved through the nuclear agreement. Therefore, it’s clear that the United States doesn’t actually care whether Iran genuinely possesses nuclear weapons; they want to use this issue to sanction Iran and push Iran into opposition with the international community.

In essence, Iran has been blackened by Western countries, especially the United States, through the use of propaganda tools and has long suffered from serious unfair treatment.

We’ve lost count of how many times the United States and Israel have assassinated senior Iranian officers. If this were to happen to any other country, it would be considered a grave act of military provocation.

Assassinating officials of a sovereign country, conspiring to overthrow the government of a hostile country, killing civilians, violating United Nations resolutions, and so on—these are the actions of the United States and Israel, not Iran. Hence, it’s evident that the United States and Israel are far more malevolent nations than Iran.

This incident is quite significant. Iran has lost a general on par with Soleimani, which could lead to the escalation of the conflict.

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It shows that Israel is determined to escalate the situation and continue to put the United States in a difficult position.

Originally, the United States had negotiated with Israel to lower the intensity of the conflict and create conditions for future mediation.

Now, Israel has turned the tables and put the United States in a tough spot.

With things turning out this way, how can there be any negotiations with the Houthi rebels in Yemen?

If the Houthis don’t agree, and the Red Sea remains blocked, how can the United States unite its European NATO allies?

Everyone knows that behind the local anti-American and anti-Israel forces is Iran. With Israel taking such actions, it seems that everyone will continue to fight relentlessly.

Netanyahu’s approval rating in Israel is down to just 24%. He doesn’t care if he goes all out; he’s trying to make a desperate move to stay in power.

Iran doesn’t care either; their proxy wars are going well, and Hamas alone can bleed Israel. Why would they be willing to stop?

The most challenging part is the United States. If negotiations fail and there’s no chance for talks, is another Middle East war on the horizon?

The world superpower is feeling cornered, with its bases attacked and its ships under fire, pretending to be dead.

To sum it up

The Israeli military often conducts cross-border attacks on Syria, particularly favoring the airports in Damascus and Aleppo. The Israeli Defense Forces believe that these areas have been continuously used by Iran to transport and transfer weapons to Syria, and they have also targeted many Iranian military officers in Syria.

For example, in March of this year, the Israeli military conducted an airstrike in Damascus, resulting in the killing of an Iranian senior adviser and officer, Milad Haidari.

On November 22, Iranian Colonel Davood was assassinated in Syria.

The Iranian military officer killed in this recent bombing is named Sayyed Musavi, who has been serving in Syria under the quasi-military organization, the Holy City Brigade, since the 1980s. His primary mission was to coordinate the transfer of weapons to the Hezbollah militia and provide financial support.

However, this attack is somewhat suspicious.

In reality, there is a high probability that this attack was a case of mistaken identity.

Simply put, Israel is currently facing internal and external challenges, and picking a fight with the military leaders of the Shiite Crescent at this time is simply looking for trouble.

Israel is indeed in a difficult position.

On December 22, Israel’s “Karish” natural gas platform off the Palestinian coast was targeted by a drone attack. The Israeli Defense Forces claimed that this was carried out by drones launched by Hezbollah militants.

But in reality, these attack drones took off from within Iraq, and it can be reasonably assumed that they were the work of the Iranian-supported Iraqi Islamic Resistance Movement.

Currently, Israel has three direct adversaries on the battlefield

There are three major powers known for their habit of assassination

The IRGC (Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps) is an entity designated as a terrorist organization by several countries, including the United States. It is a branch of Iran’s military responsible for various functions, including internal security and maintaining the country’s revolutionary ideology. However, it’s important to note that opinions on whether the IRGC should be designated as a terrorist organization may vary among different countries and experts.

Israel seems to be expanding the Gaza conflict beyond its borders, aiming to create chaos in the Middle East and possibly involve the United States, hoping to gain support but potentially getting deeper into the quagmire.

With such a headstrong “parent,” the United States finds itself in a challenging position. It can’t afford to stay uninvolved but also can’t simply let Israel act without consequences. The test now is whether the United States, as the supposed “good child,” will unconditionally support Israel or eventually distance itself from the situation.

While the U.S. conducted airstrikes within Iraq, it still appears cautious. The Houthi attacks on commercial ships near Israel are met with an emphasis on escort rather than direct confrontation with the Houthi forces. It’s evident that the U.S. fears being dragged further into the war quagmire.

Iraq is caught in between Saudi Arabia and Iran, serving as a buffer zone and issuing warnings to Iran while keeping an eye on Saudi Arabia.

Israel’s recent airstrikes were meticulously planned and aimed at eliminating this senior commander while retaliating against Iran for providing information on Israeli commercial ships to the Houthi forces.

Mousavi served as the head of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in Syria, conducting logistical operations for Iran within Syrian territory. He was one of the longest-serving and most experienced advisors of the IRGC in Syria and was a comrade of the late Iranian senior commander Qasem Soleimani.

Since the outbreak of the Syrian civil war in 2011, Israel has repeatedly conducted airstrikes on targets within Syrian territory, citing reasons such as hitting Iranian military facilities and preventing the transport of weapons to Syria and Lebanon’s Hezbollah.

Iran’s previous retaliatory actions involved supporting Hamas and the Houthi forces. Hamas' resilience in the ongoing conflict with Israel owes much to Iran’s early support.

As Israel ignites fires in various places, it should be mindful of whether its eldest child’s capabilities allow such actions. Israel may need to tread carefully in its pursuits.

It goes without saying that Iran will surely employ various means to retaliate against Israel, and the hope for a peaceful window may have already passed.

In the following days, the situation in the Middle East, especially the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, will become even more complicated. This marks another Iranian senior military advisor’s death following the killing of Qasem Soleimani on January 3, 2020.

Yesterday’s victim of Israel’s attack was Sayyed Razi Musavi, a senior military advisor of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps stationed in Syria, and he was a close comrade of Soleimani during his lifetime.

Following this incident, Iranian President Raisi expressed his deep condolences for Musavi’s unfortunate death and vowed that Israel would undoubtedly pay for its actions.

Since the escalation of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on October 7th this year, three Iranian military advisors have been killed by Israel, with two more killed on December 2nd.

Iran’s consistent firm stance towards Israel ensures there will be no lack of response to this attack, and a storm of retaliation may be on the horizon for Israel.

Even before the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the internal turmoil in Syria had erupted. Israel had repeatedly targeted Hezbollah in Lebanon and Iranian military facilities, essentially targeting Iranian troops. However, due to the situation, both sides refrained from tearing off the fig leaf.

The death of Musavi has heightened the risk of Middle East conflicts, and Israel, by poking a hornet’s nest, has planted countless landmines for its own dominance.

Israel’s already weakened military faces challenges in confronting not just Hamas but also armed forces from Iran, Syria, Lebanon, and Yemen. What is the purpose behind this escalation, under the guise of “supporting Palestine”?

Reignition of Fierce Battle

On the very day when the flames of war reignited, U.S. Secretary of State Blinken left the Middle East, witnessing the collapse of a 7-day ceasefire agreement. This is a massive irony for Blinken and a significant embarrassment for the United States. Indeed, the United States has lost its face, virtually left with no dignity.

Certainly, beyond mere face, the U.S. strategy has suffered a catastrophic failure.

Plunging back into intense combat, Israel launched attacks on over 400 targets in Gaza, resulting in a substantial number of women and children casualties. When the December 1st ceasefire deadline arrived, Israel claimed that Hamas had violated the ceasefire agreement and promptly initiated military operations.

Since the start of the conflict, Israel has already lost four senior military officers, paying a heavy price. Although Israel has overwhelming military superiority, its actual performance in the conflict has not been particularly smooth, even quite surprising.

The Israeli military hasn’t demonstrated the combat capability it claims or that the outside world expected. Meanwhile, Hamas has shown remarkable resilience in the fight, resisting Israel’s furious attacks and maintaining the ability to contend with Israel.

Israel has suffered heavy losses in terms of soldiers, including several high-ranking officers, which is a significant cost for the country.

Reportedly, on December 2nd, the Israel Defense Forces announced the confirmed death of 41-year-old Colonel Asaf Hami, the commander of the Southern Brigade, a subordinate of the “Gaza Division.” Israel claimed that Hamas was holding the body of this colonel. Apart from this recently confirmed death, three other senior officers in Israel have died since the conflict began.

These circumstances have placed Israel in a very uncomfortable position and are relatively unusual.

Israel has paid a devastating price in this conflict but is unwilling to end the battle because doing so would mean a clear defeat for Israel. Israel has lost two brigade commanders and hundreds of soldiers, all while facing an adversary in Hamas that lacks heavy weaponry, raising questions about the Israeli military’s combat capability.

Upon the ceasefire deadline’s expiration, Israel promptly announced a resumption of hostilities, indicating its eagerness to engage in combat. For Israel and Netanyahu,

the desired objectives are to occupy Gaza fully and annihilate Hamas. Currently, neither of these major goals has been achieved, so a genuine ceasefire is unlikely.

Temporary ceasefires have been influenced by international and domestic pressures, particularly due to the large number of hostages held by Hamas. However, the current ceasefire contradicts Israel’s original purpose in igniting this conflict. Netanyahu strongly stated, “We will continue to strike at Hamas until it stops threatening Israel.” This is Israel’s true objective, aiming to eliminate future threats. Reportedly, Netanyahu instructed the Israel Defense Forces to resume combat “to an increasingly fierce degree.”

It can be said that despite the world’s reluctance to witness a fierce rekindling of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the current situation indicates that avoiding conflict is very challenging, unless Israel encounters strong opposition and major troubles.

The killing of Iranian military advisors, threats faced by Hezbollah in Lebanon, and renewed attacks by the Houthi forces on Israel have made the conflict situation even more complicated. Israel’s targets in the conflict are no longer limited to Gaza, indicating that the Israeli military aims to broaden its military strikes, not only targeting Hamas but also its supporters.

Previously, Israel announced consecutive airstrikes on Syria, Lebanon, and Gaza. The deaths of two Iranian military advisors also indicate that Israel’s military targets now encompass Iranian military objectives. Israel has begun using aircraft to attack targets within Syria and Lebanon continuously, showing a particularly strong stance. While targeting Iranian military objectives, Netanyahu has also issued the most severe warning to Lebanon.

Netanyahu warned, “If Hezbollah goes to war with Israel, Hezbollah will become the culprit for destroying Lebanon.” Clearly, Israel is on a rampage, ready to attack anyone who opposes it.

Gaza has become a graveyard for children, and even more worrisome is the potential for a chain reaction to escalate, leading to an uncontrollable spread of the situation. United Nations Secretary-General Guterres lamented that Gaza had become a graveyard for children.

I really can’t understand why Israel is struggling so hard with Gaza, yet they can carry out daily airstrikes on Syria and even kill a senior Iranian military advisor… Meanwhile, Iran keeps shouting at the Red Sea…

I just feel like, this is nothing compared to North Korea: if anyone bullies me, I’ll just attack South Korea…

We must support Israel!

To be honest, I can’t stand Iran’s hesitation any longer!

Alright, Iran, can you still endure this now?

Although Iran has not directly participated in this war, organizations such as Hamas, Houthi forces, and Hezbollah, which are engaged in military confrontations with Israel, have Iranian backgrounds.

Iran has recently issued threats to block key areas such as the Red Sea. The U.S. military has also faced attacks from Iran-backed local militias in Syria and Iraq. As the attacks could spread to various locations, the United States may not be content with fighting local militias everywhere and may opt to address the problem at its source by directly targeting Iran’s mainland.

The targets of this attack are clear, and it is evidently a warning to Iran. If the situation persists, a direct war between the United States and Iran may erupt.

Israel’s actions in this manner do not benefit itself in any way. Its main forces are trapped in Gaza, and Iran doesn’t need to intervene directly. By pursuing this course of action, Iran won’t respond head-on. They can simply continue supplying weapons to Gaza and Yemen.

On a side note, we have prohibited assassinations of non-traitors since the land revolution era. Looking at the operations of various countries over the past few decades, this wisdom becomes even clearer.

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Do you know what this is? Iran raised the black flag! The black flag signifies the initiation of a holy war, do you know? It was raised on October 25th, and it’s been flying for two months without doing a damn thing!

Don’t count on Iran. Iran just lets a few minions make some noise. When Soleimani was killed, did Iran do anything? They launched a “harmless” attack on a U.S. military base, and nothing really happened. Did that count as revenge for Soleimani?

This time, at most, it’s the same. They’ll launch a “harmless” attack, let Israel’s Iron Dome intercept it, and then shout a bit on the streets, and it’ll be over!

Iran will by no means acquiesce, which implies an escalation of the conflict,

The conflict is no longer confined to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; it spills over.

Israel is in big trouble this time.

This advisor has quite a background. The assassinated Suleimani (Solomon in Arabic) had been a close friend, and he has a close relationship with Iran’s President Ibrahim (Abraham in Arabic) Raisi.

I won’t say more about this, but I had a vague sense since the Akka flood in October that Israel’s journey to hell was about to begin.

Now, don’t be fooled by Israel’s seemingly moderate and even pro-American neighbors, Egypt and Jordan.

When the time comes, it will be these two that open the door to welcome guests and even make Israel dumbfounded.

Although there are rumors that even Thailand has a few mercenaries mingling in Israel for some American dollars, I believe that the bearded uncles who have studied the strongest Blue Star infantry diligently will treat them equally and send them on their way to heaven. Well, it seems that mercenaries don’t enjoy prisoner of war treatment after being captured, and not getting a penny before going to heaven is even more satisfying for the Zion old masters.

Once Iran gets serious, with the cooperation of the Houthi armed forces in the east and west directions of the Mediterranean and the Red Sea, Israel, apart from a few leaders who may escape by plane, will face a situation where they have to withstand ground attacks in a cut-off supply situation. Although the climate in the Mediterranean is not very cold, I believe that Israel will learn how to write the word “suffer” firsthand.

Have a pleasant journey, folks. Love comes from the Star and Moon flag, and love comes from Ayin 105.

Today, the United States bombed several Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps drone bases inside Iraq.

Behind Hamas, behind Hezbollah, behind the Houthi rebels, there’s Iran everywhere – in Syria, Iraq, and beyond. Iran has ambitious plans to expand Shiite influence, and its ambitions are far from modest.

The primary focus of the United States and Israel has always been Iran. Israel originally planned to take action against Hezbollah after concluding its large-scale operations in Gaza, with the Houthi rebels next on the list. Due to the unexpectedly fierce resistance from Hamas in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, delaying action in southern Lebanon became necessary. However, the Israeli Defense Forces have already deployed a significant number of troops to the north.

When it comes to dealing with Iran, the key is to gain the support of Sunni Muslims. Without Sunni support, no one dares to make a move. Iran’s proxies continue to engage in one conflict after another, leaving the United States and Israel in a constant state of reaction.