Skip to comments.Russia warns Israel not to attack Iran
Posted on 02/22/2012 1:41:23 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
(Reuters) - Russia warned Israel on Wednesday that attacking Iran would be a disastrous and played down the failure of a U.N. nuclear agency mission to Tehran, saying there is still a chance for new talks over the Iranian atomic program.
"Of course any possible military scenario against Iran will be catastrophic for the region and for the whole system of international relations," Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov told a news conference.
It was one of Russia's starkest warnings against resorting to force, an option Israel and the United States have not ruled out if they conclude that diplomacy and increasing sanctions will not stop Iran from developing a nuclear bomb.
"I hope Israel understands all these consequences ... and they should also consider the consequences of such action for themselves," Gatilov said. "I hope a realistic approach will prevail, along with a sensible assessment."
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Real life is not a video game.
I don’t want a Russian-Iran vs. USA-Israel war.
Ezekial 38 anyone?
I'm not informed about Russia's relationship to Iran. What is Russia's strategic interest (dependency?) in Iran?
There might not be a viable alternative. If Iran develops nukes, Saudi Arabia has already said it will follow suit. The last thing that region needs is WMDs that are 1 coup away from being in the hands of Islamic Jihadist lunatics...
Gog and Magog. It’s coming to a valley in Israel near you soon!
They don’t have much of an Air Force anymore let alone a massive armada of modern tanks. They can only depend on nuclear weapons. That is the bad part since our chicken politicians are dismantling ours.
Conventionally, we can still kick the crap out of both Russia and Iran. Get those F-22s ready if everyone is really ready to rumble.
Been wondering about this myself.
You want that.
Isn’t there also in Revelation or Daniel or Ezekiel about the dragon from the east and the bear from the north descending on Israel?
Unable to find the verse/s, beginning to think I just imagined them.
Saudi Arabia probably already has a lot of nuclear weapons.
As does Pakistan, which is a red carpet sanctuary for a whole lot of terrorist groups.
With all the changes in government in the Middle East, the players are unorganized, struggling, broke and impotent.
No one is going to come to the defense of Iran.
An overwhelming missle and bomb strike would go unanswered.
You want to bundle all historical enemies into one nice neat package.
Sort of like Pakistan.
I'm not an expert either, and I asked the same question about China and Iran. Certainly they couldn't care less about Iran, right? Indeed, doesn't Iran's Islamic militancy encourage seperatists in both Russia and China??
I think it comes down to 1) basic Anti-Americanism and fear of US hegemony. 2) "the USA's loss is my gain" sort of thinking 3) fear that any change in Iran's Gov't will put them into a US "orbit." 4) need for "independent" energy suppliers able to poke the West in the eye.
ah, All I did was ask a question, what is your point?
“And I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth. . .”
Looks like swagger, turns into stagger. :)
That’s easy. All we need to do is tell Russia we will not hassle Syria. We will keep NATO from getting involved in Syria. And we will not arm the rebels in Syria. Ask Russia to ask Assad to ask Iran for all the manpower they can send.
In return Iran’s mullahs belong to us after we blow the hell out of their nuclear facilities.
What about Iran, they are quite capable of defending themselves, we aren’t just going to roll our tanks into Tehran, Baghdad style.
Yeah, that should have been stopped, but it wasn’t. Each Islamic nation that gets hold of a nuke if a multiplying factor that increases the likelihood that we eventually see a mushroom cloud rising above an Israeli or western city at some point in the not too distant future...
If Russia’s so concerned about global ‘catastrophe’ and ‘the whole system of international relations’ why don’t they stop kissing Iran’s ass and push them to scrap their atomic bomb preparations?
The other thing I heard some expert saying once was that Russia’s policy seems to be to keep all of the Middle Eastern states stirred up internally and against each other as a way of diverting Islamist attention away from them.
Russia is a toothless old lion and doesn’t matter.
Iran is right across the Caspian Sea from Russia and thus in its backyard. There is a lot of trade between the two countries.
Attacking Iran to Russia might be analogous to Russia attacking Mexico...
Okay. I guess we'll just have to look for a high mountain and comit mass suicide again, huh?
Search `Russia warns on Iran’ and just change one letter:
That’s how it works: The Russ warn, then their T-72s start blowing up like pinatas, and the next thing you know we’re short another tin-pot muzzie oligarchy.
As long as the Rooskies talk the terrorist-fight talk, but walk the supporting-terrorists walk, they draw a line and we (civilized people) cross it. The Russ sell more weapons, we’re rid of uncivilized people who can’t be trusted with nukes ... but wait, there’s more.
Our wild-eyed religious maniacs get a big kick out of frightening women, children and horses anticipating the end of the world, which of course never happens.
So it’s win-win-win all around, except of course for the muslim religious maniacs. Because they’re either dead or glowing in the dark.
The people who shaved the sides of their heads, Teutonic peoples, were hungry for a good square meal, sick of bloody sausages, fermented kraut and warm beer. And they tired of hirsute women, wanting ladies with shaved legs and armpits.
Consequently, the blockheads .....
Well.....toothless old bear, maybe.
“””””””””””””””””””””””Real life is not a video game. I dont want a Russian-Iran vs. USA-Israel war.
Nobody does, but sometimes what you want, pales in comparison to what needs to be done. See Nazi Germany. If we had a real president instead of the gay African black idiot, we’d tell Russia to stop backing lunatic religious dictators against the rest of the world for economic and political reasons.”””””””””””””””””””
OK, screw Russia on this. Attack Iran which is among top global oil exporters to have $9 gas by summer.
I guess it won’t be Russians who’ll cry about it. They’ll be glad to collect profit.
Not yet. First we must have the Psalm 83 War. Ezekiel 38 won’t be for a few years yet.
What you want is irrelevant. What is necessary is what shall come to pass.
If you don’t like it, go find a hole to hide in and ride it out.
I wouldn't bet on the USA-Israel part. Under Obama it is more likely to be Russia-Iran vs. Israel with the US leaking strategic Israeli information to Iran and Russia.
A LOT of people do. Look at all of the religious references in the comments already.
Many fantasize about an "end times" war and get jazzed about it.
If they get what they want, tens of millions - in Western Civilization, let alone the Middle East - will die horribly as the whole thing escalates to a previously-unprecedented scale.
And those who pursued it by falsely claiming Christianity as a rationale will be looking for a new messiah amongst the radioactive rubble, and will not find one.
Fortunately for the rest of this country, what you want is NOT relevant to what will come to pass, and you can take that to the bank!
Don't follow what you say here. Really, the question is why does Russia NEED to team up with Iran (eventually against Israel)?
I thought up until recently that Israel would make a pre-emptive strike.
I now think it more likely that The Great Middle East War will begin with a missile
barrage against Israel from Gaza, Lebanon and Syria. With so many bio and chem
weapons having been unleashed upon the world because of the Arab spring fiasco
it will be too tempting to use the liberated Libyan and Syrian weapons and so
they will be fired at Israel.
Israel will respond with a barrage of neutron weapons to kill everything near
all enemy launch sites. Rinse/repeat as needed.
Israel will then take off the gloves, she will at that moment stand on the world stage
as a strategic equal with the USA, Russia, China and France in the ability to deliver
city buster thermonuclear weapons on any city in the world. Israel has the nuclear
stockpile and the delivery systems to place them directly on any location. the fact that
Russia has far more deliverable nuclear weapons only means they can make the rubble
bounce longer...it does not mean their arsenal is more powerful since Israel can
if pushed destroy all large Russian cities.
Israel will point the finger of blame for the use of the chem/bio weapons at Iran
since it will be Irans proxies firing them.
Israel will IMO at this point utterly destroy south Lebanon and the major cities of
Syria and Iran. You simply do not get to walk away from an attempt to once again
gas the Jews.
The great danger at this point, with Iran, Syria and Lebanon destroyed is that Russia
could make the mistake of moving against Israel... this would be the start of a world war.
IMO Israel probably has battlefield neutron weapons and selectable yield thermonuclear weapons that can be delivered by sub launched cruise missiles, cruise missiles launched from stealthy long-range drones, and also deliverable worldwide using the same launch vehicles they use to orbit satellites. No city can be protected from such an arsenal using today’s anti-missile technology.
Some people kid themselves that the Israeli arsenal is rather low tech compared to Russia’s or ours. Don’t be fooled, after all it was basically a bunch of Jews that created nuclear tech back in the 40’s. Nuclear ambiguity
has been Israel’s tactic for decades but I don’t doubt what they are capable of.
I think you hit on the point. Russia will make big bucks when oil skyrockets after the oil is shut off from the middle east.
Of course we could build a nice pipeline that would assist us to become oil/energy independent, but that is too hard for our winner of a President to see as a security issue.
I say $15/gal by Aug. (not premium either)
Russia and Putin are why the world needs a strong America.
Unfortunately, Obama and the left have sunk that America!
I wonder how much would Russia charge for this service.
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
During the war of attrition, at the height of Soviet power from 67 to 70, Israel lost 14 or 15 planes to over 100 for Egypt. How many were piloted by Russians no one knows for sure, that they were Soviet platforms is certain. And they there were the 86 Migs shot down in Lebanon, without a single loss. Russian pilots, but no one knows how many.
Its pretty simple. Russia doesn’t want a country that is on its doorstep attacked and destabilized by western nations that it considers to be rivals and enemies. In one sense it is understandable, but it isn’t in our interests to have the Iranians developing nukes...
What I want does not matter. What is going to HAPPEN by God is another. Believe what you might.
Friend, you are wrong. What you want does not matter to God one little bit. Not a bit. If you think you are bigger, then you have a big surprise coming.
-———toothless old bear,———
I saw a program on Alaskan brown bears fishing for salmon.One old bear, likely toothless, came to the spot on the river he dominated for years. A younger bear was there and wouldn’t let him in the water.
That is Russia in Syria
That statement disavows the entire concept of prayer.
More of Obama’s work. He’s so busy crapping on the Russians they’re going after our allies.