One thing about Putin, I don’t know what it is gonna take for him to wake up and conceptually understand how dangerous of a threat an Iran with the same nuclear capabilities as his nation is. I can’t imagine someone with his war experience would be completely ignorant on this. Seems like self deception here.
Putin doesn’t need to wake up..he knows exactly what he’s doing. Iran’s overall capability is fueled by Russia, Putins has them under his boot. He wouldn’t have threatened Saudi by saying he’d cut Iran loose on Saudi (if they stirred up the Chechians during the games) if he didn’t control them.
That’s another story..suffice it to say the first week of Aug. Saudi offered Putin billions to back off from Syria while Obama was pussy footing around. Putin refused for obvious reasons..so the Sauds threatened to sic the Chechians on the games. HE countered with unleashing Iran on them if they did that.
The US has zip zero understanding of the dynamics in the ME...and many have tried to tell them so...to no avail. So here we are...with no credibility in the ME at all...and certainly not with Putin.