Tehran like to engage in charades. They test the post-Mubarak military with a naval stunt through the Suez canal. In Afghanistan, Tehran get caught providing longer-range missiles to the Taliban. In Syria, they sign an armed forces agreement by sending an aging tanker and a 1970's frigate... as if this demonstrates a conventional military threat. Sure, they like to establish direct routes to smuggle weapons. And Tehran likes to play cat and mouse games. As long as they don’t need to do the fighting themselves. A military expert once said... ‘Tehran is ready to fight Israel... to the last Lebanese or Palestinian left standing’. But let's be precise, Tehran playing games doesn’t signify a real advantage. Does it.
U.S. says working on initiative to de-escalate Syria fighting, with focus on Aleppo (Reuters)
from the article: Israel finally moving to define national policy on Iran