Skip to comments.Russia warns Israel against Tehran attack The War of Gog and Magog??
Posted on 06/23/2008 9:21:18 AM PDT by Raineygoodyear
UNITED NATIONS - Russia, one of the world's major powers, has warned of "disasterous consequences" if Israel attacked Iran's nuclear facilities.
"If things happen like threats of force and unilateral sanctions outside the framework of the [UN] Security Council, it is distracting from the negotiating process," Vitaly Churkin, Russia's ambassador to the United Nations, said when asked to comment on a newspaper report about a large military exercise carried out by Israel this month as a rehearsal for a bombing attack on Iran.
On Saturday, The Washington Post said senior U.S. officials
confirmed that Israel had held a massive operation that involved the types of warplanes, distances and maneuvers required for airstrikes on Iran, a story which was first reported by The New York Times.
"A military move would have devastating consequences for the prospect of resolving the Iranian nuclear issue, for the region and internationally,"The Russian ambassadore added.
The Post said, "The mock (Israeli) operation reflected a growing policy schism over Iran among major international players at a time when U.S. politics may freeze major decisions until a new administration is in place, its officials are confirmed and a policy review is complete."
More than 100 Israeli warplanes - including F-15s and F-16s, refueling tankers and helicopters for pilot rescue - were involved in the military exercise.
Israel refused to comment on the exercise. "The Israeli Air Force regularly trains for various missions in order to confront and meet the challenges posed by the threats facing Israel," the Israel Defence Forces said.
Citing Western officials, The Post said Israel has carried out maneuvers as part of a programme started in the 1990s by Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. He began acquiring long-range bombers and missiles after warning that Iran's nuclear program threatened Israel's existence."But the latest exercise comes at a tense time, with the standoff in diplomacy fueling divergent strategies", the dispatch said.
The US and other Western countries say that Iran is secretly developing nuclear weapons, a charge Iran firmly denies. The Islamic Republic insists it's nuclear programme is geared towards peaceful purposes. Israel's exercise sends a signal to Iran and its allies, The Post said.
You got it!
Tell Pooty-Poot and his puppet-President to shove it up their babushka!
Do not use potty language on the Religion Forum.
I object on the grounds that he ‘**’ out several of the letters in the offending word.
And Moscow and St Petersburg are also in range.
I would pay good money to see the looks on those post-Commie Rooskies as Israeli fighter-bombers came into view right over Moscow.
Maybe *that’s* what triggers that whole Gog-Magog Ho-Down?
Ezekiel 38:22-23 (NIV):
“I will execute judgement upon him with plague and bloodshed; I will pour down torrents o rain, hailstones and burning sulfur on him and on his troops and on the many nations with him. And so I will show my greatness and my holiness, and I will make myself known in the sight of many nations. Then they will know that I am the Lord.”
“o” rain=of rain
The Russians are bluffing and everyone knows it. The Russians aren't going to send troops in to fight the Israelis because they know that they would lose. They aren't going nuclear over Iran. Although the Russians have enough missiles to completely devastate the tiny country of Israel, the inevitable retaliation by the Isrealis would be too costly. Of course, there is also the real possibility of an American response, nuclear or otherwise.
War games encompass all realistic scenarios. Just because the Isrealis are having exercises which would prepare them to attack Iranian nuclear sites doesn't mean that there are immediate plans for them to do so.
Stalin once asked, “How many divisions has the Pope?”
The Soviet Red Army of WWII was huge.
How many divisions has Tsar Vladimir the First?
Russia needs to reign in Iran, if she does not want her wiped off of the map.
A few Trident SSBN’s will do the job just fine.