Russia warns of "unpredictable consequences"

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  1. so it's a soundbite, but by some accounts the Russian bear is in the process of deploying his army on the Russia/Iran border in preparation for obviously soon-to-arrive attack.

    more soundbites: "Iran is our neighbor," Rogozin said. "If Iran is involved in any military action, it's a direct threat to our security." Rogozin now is the deputy Russian prime minister and is regarded as anti-Western. He oversees Russia's defense sector.

    about time as well!

    Russia Is Massing Troops On Iran's Northern Border And Waiting For A Western Attack - Business Insider
     
  2. Reading the thread about Iran now stockpiling up their grub supply's and now Russians massing along the Iranian border could very well indicate that something is about to kick off, that said, I really cant see Israel doing a one man lightning blitzkrieg act and then simply expecting to get away with it Scott free without any repercussions.

    Israel can not make any pre emptive strike without the blessing of it's allies for fear of global isolation.
     
  3. Are we sure that it's not Russia that's going to do a quick land gab, and bank all the resources?

    I mean, stranger things have happened, and quite frankly if they want Iran they can have it. Some good old fashioned USSR era diplomacy is needed here. Ah well, back to the real world....

    If someone is thinking of attacking Iran, I hope we keep out of it. Come on Government give the poor Armed Forces a break, at least until the buggerence of the Olympics is over.
     
  4. Israel bombs the *******, Ruskies put boots on the ground, UK PLC enjoys the Olympics and the TA make their own medal to mark the occassion and call it op tour bling!

    Is Bravo Bravo dodging the Olympics too?
     
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  5. Maybe the Russians want all the stolen Uranium back.
     
  6. Don't pay attention to these empty statements. Corrupted Putin's regime has a lot of problems inside Russia. Recently moron Putin was 'elected' as a president but his power now is not so ablolute. In many places his rivals manage to win on local electios. For examly Putin's man was badly defeated on Yaroslavl (a big city not far from Moscow) mayor's elections. In Moscow Putins's United Russia party didn't take part in municipal elections (due to unpolularity) and members of Putin's gang took part in the elections as 'independent' candidates. Oleg Shein (a candidate on Astrakhan mayor election) in now on a hunger strike because of unspeakable violations of the law and after a formal and senseless comments of mr.Putin in the Parliament about this situation the fraction of Just Russia party left the Parliament.

    Now Putin is rather seeking a support from the West (especially from Washington) and Iran is not so important for Kremlin. Anyway Putin will avoid any risky adventures because it could cause serious domestic problems.

    As for mr.Rogozin then simply ignore this opportunist. His words don't cost a half penny.
     
  7. mercurydancer

    mercurydancer LE Book Reviewer

    To be precise, Putin isnt president yet...I know what your response will eb, is that it doesnt matter...
     
  8. Israel has proven time and time again that it really doesn't give a damn about outside opinion, and they know that the US would never dare go against it because neither the GOP or the Dems would risk alienating the rich Jewish voter block.
     
  9. H3

    H3 LE

    Personally when you flex your muscles when you have Parkensons it really means feck all !!
     
  10. Maybe Russia will use the distraction of an Iran/US/Israel conflict to do its own land-grad in the Caucusus or cenral Aisa? Kinda like 1956 when they used Suez to justify invading Hungary?

    Then again, as Sergey says, words are cheap. Any actual evidence for this supposed 'massing of forces'?
     
  11. what forces do they actually have to "mass".
    The days when the Red Army had more tanks than God, are long past.
     
  12. If Russia REALLY wanted to help, they would just give iran the nukes, gratis. Might shut the ****ing izzies up. MAD has it's merits.
     
  13. If Israel is going to do a pre-emptive strike I think it could be this year.
    If they leave it much later then Iran may have already developed their nukes. Have they already got the delivery systems?
    If nothing is done then it could spark a arms race in the sandpit which is quite worrying too.

    Hope it doesn't all kick off cause it'll be ****ing ugly.
     
  14. Shouldn't we begin profiteering and sell Iran 100 CR2's? We all know T72/T80's are shit then when Russia starts struggling sell them the remainder of the CR2's?
     
  15. 2012, according to some the final year Nostradamus predicted a WW3 apocalypse!