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Beating Up on Iran and Syria

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Complex military tactics are being tested. Advanced weapons are used. Warships, hovercrafts, helicopters, ground-to-sea missiles, and submarines are involved.

Iran is showing Israel and America its ability to defend territorial waters, interests and resources. Tehran prioritizes peace. Exercises reflect self-defense. They're not aggressive.

Military officials said drills continue over a one million square km area. Iran's territorial and open waters are included.

Iranian special forces and other military units practice defense. Territorial waters, ports, and coastlines are prioritized. Cyberattack simulations are involved.

Rear Admiral Amir Rastegari said:

"During one of the practices of the second day of the drills, aggressive forces launched a cyber attack against the computer network of defensive forces in order to infiltrate the network and hack information or spread viruses."

Successful defensive measures blocked it. Iran's "cyber defense group" specializes in monitoring and protecting naval force computer systems.

It detects "cyber infiltration and immediately takes necessary measures to counter them." 

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Iran's Passive Defense Organization held cyber maneuvers during last October's Passive Defense Week. It tested cyber infrastructure.

On December 31, AP/Reuters headlined "Iran test-fires upgraded missiles in naval drill near Strait of Hormuz," saying:

Air defense system Raad (Thunder) weapons were tested. It fires missiles with a 50 km range. They can hit targets at 22,000 meters. Torpedoes, underwater weapons, and surface-to-surface rockets were successfully fired.

Diving teams practiced attacks on enemy vessels. On Saturday, simulated cyber attacks, submarine, and mine-laying exercises took place. 

Defensive skills were honed. Iran intends to be ready in case Washington and Israel jointly attack. They'll get more than they bargain for if try.

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Daily attacks target Syria. Assad's forces confront them aggressively. The army's General Command said they serve American and Israeli interests.

Regional fragmentation is planned. Both countries want unchallenged control. They want pro-Western puppet leadership replacing Assad. They're getting nowhere without full-scale intervention.

Brahami's peace plan is no more legitimate than Kofi Annan's. Both men are ideologically pro-Western. They're imperial tools. 

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