It is inevitable that rebels would do whatever they can to bring the war home to foreign leaders who that have been up to their necks assisting Assad’s sectarian crimes in Syria. Thus Iran and Russian are likely to face Lebanon's problems and the repercussions will probably grow worse after Assad's fall as Sunni counter-jihadis seek revenge.
No one can dispute that Khamenei and Putin have angered the entire Sunni world via their endless support for the Syrian regime. Just as many Americans feel they will never be safe so long as Al Queda exists, many Sunnis feel the same about Putin's Russia and Khamenei's ambitious IRI.
The Reuthers report below has lots of details on growing discontent among Arabs in Iran’s most oil-rich province. I’ve also seen an online claim that a Syrian security official claims that an Antonov supply plane from Iran was not shot down a few days ago but sabotaged with a bomb planted before it left Iran. No confirmation on that, however.
MAJOR DEVELOPMENTS IN IDLIB/LATAKIA AREA?
There have been reports that many Alawite troops have left army bases in the Idlib area to fight in Latakia. This could create opportunities if rebels reinforce from Aleppo where they have many fighters. The potential for regime defections also increases with Alawite watchdogs gone. In fact, 20 regime soldiers in full gear have reportedly defected from Wadi Deif army base (see map link below) to the south and joined the rebels at Maarat al-Numan.
DARAA PROVINCE: Using HJ-8 anti-tank missiles rebels assaulting the border post just southwest of the capital have destroyed a BMP (first video) and anti-air gun (second video).
FUNNY STORY: Assad sets up account on a social network and it backfires
SENIOR HEZBOLLAH COMMANDER REPORTEDLY KILLED IN SYRIA
JIHADI “EMIR” REPORTEDLY KILLED IN LATAKIA
REBELS ARE HUNTING A WAR CRIMINAL IN LATTAKIA
A pilot has bailed out after his aircraft was shot down. All regime pilots are guilty of mass murder since they mainly target civlilians and deliberately so. The average pilot has killed hundeds if not thousands of civilians and destroyed homes, businesses, schools, crops, et.
VIDEO: Rebels damage a tank near, kill the crew then take ammo.