Russia: Attack on Tehran is Attack on Moscow

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  1. quest7 macrumors member

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    Russia has given Iran its bear hug and warns Israel and the West that an attack on Tehran would be considered an attack on Moscow.

    Russia has given Iran its bear hug and warns Israel and the West that an attack on Tehran would be considered an attack on Moscow. The threat heightens the prospect of World War III in the event of amilitary strike on Iran.

    “Iran is our neighbor,” Russia's outgoing ambassador to NATO, Dmitry Rogozin, told reporters in Brussels. “And if Iran is involved in any military action, it’s a direct threat to our security.”

    Kremlin Security Council head Nikolai Patrushev accused Israel of provoking the United States towards war against Iran, the Russian Interfax news agency reported Friday. “But at the same time, we believe that any country has the right to have what it needs to feel comfortable, including Iran," he added.

    Rogozin warned on Friday that more attacks on Iran could cause "a scorching Arab Summer."

    Russia also has come to the defense of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, warning Western nations not to intervene in Syria with military forces. Russia is a major arms supplier to Syria and has a heavy investment in Iran’s nuclear facilities.

    Japan also is drifting towards Iran, backtracking from its promise last week to back American sanctions aimed at persuading Iran to halt its unsupervised nuclear development.

    Last week’s assassination of an Iranian nuclear scientist has aroused more “Death to America” and “Death to Israel” protest rallies in Iran, where the scientist was buried on Friday.

    Iranian state radio said the 32-year-old scientist was involved with enriched uranium, a key ingredient for a nuclear weapon.

    http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/151739#.TxOEqZNZ5Qv
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  3. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030

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    Nice to see Russia making a comeback... missed having a "bad guy"... however, they're up against some serious competition these days, as damn near entire globe hates the US now. ;)
     
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    Ali al-Naimi, Saudi Arabia's oil minister, said over the weekend that his country would make up for any shortfall caused by the embargo. But Iran warned on Sunday that oil producers would face unspecified "consequences" if they boost their output.

    "We would not consider these actions to be friendly," said Mohammad Ali Khatibi, Iran's OPEC envoy. "If the oil production nations on the Persian Gulf decide to substitute Iran's oil, then they will be held responsible for what happens."

    http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middl...html?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=pulsenews

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    So, will the Russian Bear keep their arms tightly around Iran, to prevent them from reaching-out and touching someone?

    They had better, or this confrontation has been reduced to just market protection for all concerned.
     
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    Iran need not be worked. The US politicians have lost their stomach for armed conflict of any kind. They can steamroller over the rest of the Middle East and the US won't stop them.
     
  7. likemyorbs macrumors 68000

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    Wouldn't that turn the middle east into glass?? :eek:

    Let's do it!
     
  8. NutsNGum macrumors 68030

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    This is essentially the same rhetoric that America's been pumping out with Israel and Taiwan for decades.

    The only difference is that the Russians are a little more colourful with their threatening language.
     
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    Exactly.
    But it always seems to come as a surprise to our American friends that there could be a different world view to theirs…
    :)

    Example:
     
  10. Happybunny macrumors 68000

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    Just hearing this reminds me of the cold war.

    Some of the players have changed but the song is the same.:rolleyes:
     
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    A good way to 're-cover' your lost children, on the road to protect your friend.
     
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    This really wouldn't be much of a problem if we (and everyone else) weren't so reliant on oil.
     
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    You could have a more secure source of the black stuff, but your president is content with playing political games over a pipeline.
     
  16. TPadden macrumors 6502a

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    Drill baby drill :D.
     
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    Good. This is another reason the US hopefully won't start another war in the Middle East anytime soon.
     
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    Frankly, this scares the hell out of me..I would take Russia very seriously when they say this type of thing. Iran is the potential fire starter in the world now.

    Let's hope that sanctions (although they haven't worked in the past) have at least some effect...Thing is, nobody really knows just how close to REALLY pushing any buttons Tehran is.
     
  19. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    Yes but, don't conservatives want to fight a war, if necessary, to stop Iran from developming nuclear weapons? Drill Baby Drill!!! won't solve our problems with Iran (or our entanglements with Israel).
     
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    You guys do realize the United States can't be seen as backing down to a threat from Russia right ? I mean it will look bad in the geo-political world and the US can't have any of that.
     
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    I think the US / Israel are much closer to pushing buttons than Iran is - let's not forget who started the war in Iraq. And the possibility of a Republican becoming president is scaring me more than Moscow taking sides with Tehran.
     
  22. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    The US is not being threatened, it is the other way around. Russia are pledging to defend Iran in in the event of a US, "coalition' or Israeli-led invasion of Iran.

    If American hawks can't restrain themselves from invading more countries, maybe Russia can prevent a war here by making the war look much less inviting.
     
  23. mcrain macrumors 68000

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    Is there an infinite supply of the black stuff? If not, then we can drill to your heart's content and all it would do is delay the inevitable. Right?

    The ONLY solution is to use the time we have with oil as an energy source to develop alternatives so that when oil becomes really scarce we aren't stuck with no options.

    Right?
     
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    This assumes that having the oil on American (or allied) soil creates 'security.' In an international market where the biggest funders of terrorism and rogue statehood also help to be nations rich in oil wealth, this becomes a fundamentally flawed concept.
     
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    While I agree with that premise we need to accept the fact that a lot of countries send oil through the strait of Hormuz. Iran has threatened to shut that down. The united states has vowed to not allow that to happen. And I agree with that.

    If Iran wants to rattle their sabres with these threats to a lot of different middle east countries they must accept the consequences of such action.

    The united states isn't forcing several countries in the middle east to allow the us military to protect their vital interests. They want it.

    It is up to Russia to accept this.
     

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