Vince Dhimos answered a question on Quora in French.
Translation: Why does Iran support Assad’s government?
Both Iran and Syria are targets of the US and Israel and both are part of the Shiite triangle -- although Syria is Sunni in its majority, its leadership is Alawite (a Shiite sect distinguished by its tolerance and mild manners) and Assad is firmly in control of the government, mostly because he respects all religions and sects (typical for Alawites) and has been able to defeat the terrorists, who are mostly backed by Saudi Arabia and the US, although the US falsely claims that it fights terror. After all, it was not until Russia entered the war in 2015 that the terrorists were forced to start ceding their territory back to government control, clear-cut proof that there was no truly sincere war on terror on the part of the West.
Iran is also an ally of Iraq, a Shiite-majority country which is now very friendly with Syria, and Iran’s ally Hezbollah was instrumental in defeating the Israeli aggressor in the war of 2006. Hezbollah is falsely portrayed by the US as a terror group, but in fact it is a legitimate and respected political party in Lebanon and without it, the terrorists would have continued to spread all over the Middle East. The fact is, almost everything Americans “know” about Iran and Hezbollah is based on false propaganda of the US Establishment. And let’s be clear: Trump is part of this Establishment. Although part of the Establishment is anti-Trump, and he and his followers call this part the Deep State, this Establishment is firmly controlled by the Israel lobby AIPAC, and he has pledged to them his support for Israel, which means he supports the atrocities against the Palestinians and Netanyahu’s ambition to expel them from the territories to which they are legitimately entitled. If you read this brief history of the settling and founding of Israel, you will understand what their ultimate goal is and how they conquered Palestine by terror. The first organized terrorist group in the Middle East was the Irgun, a Jewish group that ruthlessly slaughtered Arabs to clear the land for themselves.
It is obvious to most Syrians that the real enemy of peace in the Middle East is Israel (and its ally the US), and this fact rallies the people around Assad. These countries, Iran, Syria, Iraq and Lebanon, are aware that their common enemy is Israel, which is supported by the US and Saudi Arabia, and they are therefore forming an increasingly tight alliance to ensure their mutual survival. After all, the Iraqi war was fought in large part because of Netanyahu’s propaganda message to the US Congress.
With the help of Russia, the balance of power has now shifted against the terrorists supported by Israel, the US and Saudi Arabia. All that remains is for Putin to establish control in Lebanon to protect that small country from Israel. This will be the last great effort, whether military or political, that must be won to bring peace to the Middle East. Putin wants to achieve peace without firing a shot, maintaining a harmonious balance between Israel and the rest of the Middle East and North Africa. The Russians have a legitimate interest in a peaceful Israel because there are 900,000 Israelis who were either born in Russia or are descendants of Russian-born Jews. 20% of Israelis were born in Russia.
The main impediment is the US.