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.
Its a sorry day when the world no longer respects or for that matter fears the strength of the US President, you did’nt have this crap when Bush and Cheney were in charge. Every President has mi-steps but these 2 Obama and Biden are clueless.
They messed around, Bush was not afraid to get nasty and rip into them. Now we have no credibility, the Office of POTUS is sullied and spineless with this moron. Hell we all said it in 2008 it is dangerous putting a community organizer with little to no experience into this job but I think we need more checks and balances on the Presidency to prevent this crap from ever happening again. As it is, This President has become unaccountable for anything and we somehow need to stop that. Maybe if we had a bit more like the UK do with Prime Ministers questions where the PM must face congress once a week to answer for the Govt’s actions.
The Soviet intelligence agency where Mr. Putin came from was able to bore deep into Iran during the Soviet occupation in World War II.
From 1941 to 1945 Iran was occupied by the Soviets in the north and the British in the south so war material from the US and Britain could be shipped in to help Stalin.