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Kremlin says Israel promised not to strike Iran [ATTACK WOULD BE 'WORST THING THAT CAN BE IMAGINED]
Reuters ^ | Sun Sep 20, 2009 1:52pm EDT | Conor Humphries

Posted on 09/20/2009 3:05:53 PM PDT by null and void

Israel promised Russia it would not launch an attack on Iran, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said in an interview aired on Sunday in which he described such an assault as "the worst thing that can be imagined."

Medvedev denied Moscow was backing Iran but said it had the right to supply defensive weapons and said sanctions against Tehran should only be used as a last resort.

An attack would lead to "a humanitarian disaster, a vast number of refugees, Iran's wish to take revenge and not only upon Israel, to be honest, but upon other countries as well,"

"But my Israeli colleagues told me that they were not planning to act in this way and I trust them."

"Our task is not to strengthen Iran and weaken Israel or vice versa but our task is to ensure a normal, calm situation in the Middle East," Medvedev said.

Analysts have been watching for Russian concessions on Iran after the White House on Thursday canceled plans to site elements of a missile shield in Poland and the Czech Republic

Medvedev said he was hopeful Moscow's relations with Washington would improve under President Barack Obama and described the chances of an agreement on a new treaty to reduce strategic nuclear weapons by year-end as "quite high."

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; Russia
KEYWORDS: irael; israel; medvedev; mhmmdnsm09202009; tm
Drudge title: MEDVEDEV: ISRAELI ATTACK ON IRAN WOULD BE 'WORST THING THAT CAN BE IMAGINED'

Zatso?

1 posted on 09/20/2009 3:05:53 PM PDT by null and void
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To: FARS

ping


2 posted on 09/20/2009 3:06:12 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 242 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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Wow... We all know the imagination of Russian leaders.


3 posted on 09/20/2009 3:08:21 PM PDT by alecqss
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A Russian client, armed with Russian tech, being reduced to rubble on Russia’s border? Not gonna make the Kremlin look too good either internally or externally.


4 posted on 09/20/2009 3:09:22 PM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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I bet the Israelis could think of something worse.
So can I.


5 posted on 09/20/2009 3:09:36 PM PDT by Flintlock
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If Israel says “he lies!” then they will be accused of “Warmongering”.

Gotta hand it to Satan. He’s got some smart people working for him.


6 posted on 09/20/2009 3:10:44 PM PDT by ROTB ("By any means necessary" apparently includes helping pimp underage sex slaves, and lying.)
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Rethink the run up
1) The “Arctic Sea” incident, probably related to Russian arms sales to Iran.

2) Israeli Defense Secretary Ehud Barak saying that Iran is not an existential threat to Israel.

3) Bibi visiting the cremlin.

4) Obama scrapping missile defense.

5) Nutjob saying that Iran doesn’t need nukes, while Khamenei again calling Zionism a cancer.

6) Everyone acting as if all is fine.

It’s really startling. Something is cooking between Moscow, Tehran, DC and Jerusalem. If some deal has been worked out... what could it be?


7 posted on 09/20/2009 3:10:54 PM PDT by SolidWood (Sarah Palin: "Only dead fish go with the flow!")
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Crappola,
Hit Iran and hit them hard.


8 posted on 09/20/2009 3:11:06 PM PDT by Joe Boucher (google; operation garden spot and REX84 (FUBO))
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To: null and void
Where would an Iranian attack on Israel rank on the scale of worst things that could be imagined?

Israel should do whatever it needs to in order to guarantee its national security against a regime that has openly claimed (on many occasions) that it would "wipe Israel off the planet".

9 posted on 09/20/2009 3:11:07 PM PDT by American Infidel (It's pronounced 'ASK' not 'AXE'. It's a 3 letter word. How difficult can it be?)
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[ATTACK WOULD BE 'WORST THING THAT CAN BE IMAGINED]

For whom, exactly?

10 posted on 09/20/2009 3:11:45 PM PDT by paulycy (Screw the RACErs.)
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“Iran’s wish to take revenge and not only upon Israel, to be honest, but upon other countries as well,”

Hey Russia, does your dog bite?


11 posted on 09/20/2009 3:11:45 PM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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Two groups of non-Christian foreigners?


12 posted on 09/20/2009 3:12:41 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Flintlock

“I bet the Israelis could think of something worse.
So can I.”

Does it involve a nuclear device dropped on a certain object of worship?


13 posted on 09/20/2009 3:13:48 PM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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Israel promised Russia it would not launch an attack on Iran, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said in an interview aired on Sunday in which he described such an assault as "the worst thing that can be imagined."The one has been usurped!

The Messiah isn't going to take this with a kind demeanor.

It's not nice to fool with the Messiah!

14 posted on 09/20/2009 3:14:17 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: PetroniusMaximus

Zat... iz not my dog!


15 posted on 09/20/2009 3:15:03 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 242 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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0 can be as submissive as he wishes to people who have sworn to destroy us and Israel, but he’s getting nothing in return from them.


16 posted on 09/20/2009 3:17:07 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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“the worst thing that can be imagined.”

A mushroom cloud over Tel Aviv is the worst thing the Israelis can imagine.

17 posted on 09/20/2009 3:19:28 PM PDT by ryan71 (Smells like a revolution)
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Analysts have been watching for Russian concessions on Iran after the White House on Thursday canceled plans to site elements of a missile shield in Poland and the Czech Republic

Now why would any "analyst" do that? I has been well documented by the media that the change in missile shield plans had nothing to do with Russia...and besides, Russia has already said "thanks, we will continue talking...while you disarm..."

18 posted on 09/20/2009 3:26:28 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard (truth--the liberal's kryptonite.)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...
Medvedev denied Moscow was backing Iran but said it had the right to supply defensive weapons and said sanctions against Tehran should only be used as a last resort. An attack would lead to "a humanitarian disaster, a vast number of refugees, Iran's wish to take revenge and not only upon Israel, to be honest, but upon other countries as well, but my Israeli colleagues told me that they were not planning to act in this way and I trust them. Our task is not to strengthen Iran and weaken Israel or vice versa but our task is to ensure a normal, calm situation in the Middle East," Medvedev said.
We will attend Medvedev's funeral.
19 posted on 09/20/2009 3:33:38 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: PetroniusMaximus
Hey Russia, does your dog bite?
20 posted on 09/20/2009 3:49:03 PM PDT by Neidermeyer
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"But my Israeli colleagues told me that they were not planning to act in this way and I trust them."

These are both polite lies, the usual stuff of diplomacy.

Israel may have said something that can be construed as saying that they don't have such plans, and the Russians of course gave it as much credit as I might give, for instance, to KCNA's "reporting": i.e., none at all.

21 posted on 09/20/2009 3:55:14 PM PDT by snowsislander (NRA -- join today! 1-877-NRA-2000)
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To: SolidWood
If some deal has been worked out... what could it be?

IDK but you can bet the US and Israel will pay for it.

22 posted on 09/20/2009 4:01:26 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard (truth--the liberal's kryptonite.)
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Speaking of retaliation. Russia knows that by defending Iran, they are at the same time putting their own security at risk. So I take their involvement to mean that they are guaranteeing Iran will not be allowed to produce/secure nuclear weapons.

I’m sure Israel knows how to find Moscow.


23 posted on 09/20/2009 4:16:37 PM PDT by TxWxguy
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To: PetroniusMaximus

Hey Russia, does your dog bite?

Very, very funny


24 posted on 09/20/2009 4:23:27 PM PDT by Cyman
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Medvedev denied Moscow was backing Iran but said it had the right to supply defensive weapons and said sanctions against Tehran should only be used as a last resort.

Decoded: What is old is new again, Russia is still looking for a warm-water port for its navy, and a puppet regime in Iran would do nicely to promote that search.


25 posted on 09/20/2009 4:30:05 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (w)
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[Kremlin says Israel promised not to strike Iran [ATTACK WOULD BE 'WORST THING THAT CAN BE IMAGINED] ...
So Russia ? you stronged armed Israel to not attack Iran so you can hit Iran and make it look like Israel did it, was that the plan all along ?
26 posted on 09/20/2009 4:33:42 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist (There is no civility in the way the Communist/Marxist want to destroy the USA)
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"But my Israeli colleagues told me that they were not planning to act in this way and I trust them."

This is at best, an extremely ambiguous second hand account, which renders it effectively meaningless.

27 posted on 09/20/2009 4:48:45 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Don't anthropomorphize the robots. They hate that.)
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I hope Bibi didn’t do something so stupid as make ANY promises or concessions to Russia!

The Russians will lie, cheat, and steal, and the only thing you can be sure of is that if they made a “promise” they will break it!


28 posted on 09/20/2009 4:50:12 PM PDT by G Larry ( Obamacare=Dying in Line!)
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To: SolidWood
Something is cooking between Moscow, Tehran, DC and Jerusalem

I think something is cooking between Moscow, DC, and Jerusalem. Tehran's reaction should be interesting.

29 posted on 09/20/2009 5:04:58 PM PDT by BusterBear
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But he was critical of mixed messages coming from the White House.

Tell us about it Medvedev! We see it everyday!

30 posted on 09/20/2009 5:12:17 PM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government)
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Yep, I bet Russia trust Israel just as much as Israel trusts Russia or the US for that matter. Israel will make its own existential judgments.


31 posted on 09/20/2009 5:31:44 PM PDT by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts soooo good!)
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our task is to ensure a normal, calm situation in the Middle East

Must be diplomat-speak...

32 posted on 09/20/2009 6:31:27 PM PDT by mikrofon (Since when?)
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