by Staff writer, SF
Iran has been involved in the Syrian civil war from its inception. Iran holds Syria with so much importance with regards to its future plans that it is ready to do whatever it takes.
When the war emerged around 2011, Iran and Assad worked hard to quash all moderate opposition and they attempted to indulge the radical Islamists. This gave the West an impossible choice. Did it want the jihadists or did it want Assad in power?