[History] There is a saying in ancient China called “If you are poor, you will benefit yourself alone, and if you are rich, you will benefit the world”, which means that if you have no money, you can manage yourself well, but if you have money, then you can help the world and help more people. This sentence is also true at the national level. When a country is very poor, it is best to manage itself well and not to cause extra problems, just like the poor and weak China in modern times. But sometimes there are exceptions. The most typical Iran is obviously very poor. Why does it still have so much money to support Syria?
Since the Islamic Revolution in 1979, the United States and the West have imposed a 40-year blockade and sanctions on Iran, and have experienced several major wars in the middle. Therefore, throughout the 40 years, Iran has directly fallen from a developed Middle Eastern country to one of the poorest countries in the Middle East. Its per capita GDP has dropped directly to the current 3,000 to 4,000 US dollars, which can be said to be very poor. In recent years, there have been continuous demonstrations and demonstrations in Iran because of the difficulties of life. People in many areas have difficulties in life, and the people are destitute.
Now the United States has also increased sanctions on Iran. It can be said that the whole country of Iran is very poor. At this time, one should be a man with his tail between his legs and protect himself. However, since Iran started the war in Syria, in just a few years, it has supported Assad in Syria with at least 9 billion U.S. dollars. This money is basically an astronomical figure for Iran. Now there are tens of thousands of Iranian troops fighting in Syria. Every year Consumption is also very large.
Moreover, the Iranian government also gives Syria a large amount of financial assistance every year. Many people do not understand this. Why does Iran still have money to support Syria when it is so poor now? Why is this? First of all, the Iranian government really has no money, that’s for sure. But the reason is actually very simple, the Iranian army has money.
After the Islamic Revolution in Iran, the Iranian Revolutionary Guards became the dominant force of the country. The Iranian Revolutionary Guards had an army of one million, but they became Iran’s largest construction contractor. Moreover, the Revolutionary Guard also manages more than 120 large state-owned enterprises in Iran and directly operates them. After 40 years, the Revolutionary Guard has established a special economic relationship that is closely integrated with the entire economic chain. Therefore, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, which is the richest army in the world, controls the economic lifeline by itself.
According to the data released by Iran, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps alone generates tens of billions of dollars in profits every year. This is an astronomical figure, and there are more in other aspects. Therefore, the Iranian Revolutionary Guards make money to support themselves, not to mention that there is still a large balance every year, and the Revolutionary Guards have money. The Iranian government is poor, but it is the Revolutionary Guards that lead the support to Syria, so the Revolutionary Guards’ annual profits are enough to support Syria.
Moreover, sending troops to participate in the war also saves costs. Therefore, no matter how poor Iran is, as long as the Iranian Revolutionary Guard is there, the army will have money. This is also the basis for the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps to intervene in various countries in the Middle East. The most typical example is its support for the Taliban in Afghanistan, the Al-Shabaab in Somalia, and the Houthi armed forces in Yemen, including Palestinian armed forces. The reason for this is that the Iranian Revolutionary Guards have money, so there is no need to worry about it.
Many people don’t understand why Iran is so poor, and why does it want to support Syria? In fact, the reason is very simple, it is to expand the arc of Shiites in the Middle East, expand the power of Shiites in the Middle East, and form a group with Syria and Iraq. Wouldn’t it be tougher to fight against the United States in this way? This is also for keeping warm, and it is also the best way to protect yourself.
Source : Sohu.com