In order to paralyze the Islamic Regime and Hezbollah, we should create a buffer zone in Syria. We should cut the free highway of Iran-Iraq-Syria-Lebanon in Syria. If we manage to do that, we can gradually dismantle Hezbollah in Lebanon. Otherwise, we cannot impose anything at all to this clero-totalitarian regime in a fundamental and constructive manner (I emphasize in a fundamental and constructive manner).
The map below is a clear illustration about Iran's activities and plan in the Middle East and part of Africa.
Figure 1: Iran’s activities in the Middle East (Sirani, 2012).
Red Arrows: Iran’s offensive activities in the Middle East.
Green Arrows: Saudi Arabia’s activities against Iran.
As illustrated above, Iran has successfully occupied a free highway from its territory towards the borders of Israel through Iraq, Syria and Lebanon. In the southern part of the map, Iran has been increasing its influence in Yemen, Somalia, Djibouti, Eritrea and Sudan. The emergence of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt was a pleasant event for Iran, which later was shattered by the move of the Egyptian army. In sum, this is the plan of Iran and Qasem Soleimani for this part of the Middle East. I don't want to exaggerate, but as I follow the news, I have come up with the idea that the international community need a comprehensive lecture about some issues such as: the structure of power within the Islamic Regime, Iran's plan for the Middle East and North Africa and Iran's tactics and maneuvers. I'm pretty sure about this statement based on many reasons.
M. Sirani 20.09.2013