Monday, February 15, 2010

Unintended consequences of a strike on Iran, worrisome for the world.

Israel: Netanyahu Heads to Russia with Call for 'Crippling Sanctions' on Iran

Mr. Netanyahu said Russia is an important "superpower" and an important friend of the state of Israel.
Israel forgot about their important friend and superpower when they involved themselves in Georgia's attack....but, I digress.
Israeli media said Mr. Netanyahu would press Russia not to sell sophisticated weapons to Iran. Israel is especially concerned about Russian anti-aircraft missiles that would improve Iran's defenses against a possible Israeli attack.

"No reason to stall on the sale of its S-300 anti-aircraft systems to Iran"

The possible sale of Russian air defense hardware to the Islamic Republic is a major irritant for both Israel and close ally the United States.
"This deal is not restricted by any international sanctions, because the talk is about deliveries of an exclusively defensive weapon," he said.
Nazarov also said a military strike on Iran would be a big mistake and that the problems linked to Iran's nuclear program must be resolved only by diplomatic means.

"Any military action against Iran will explode the situation, will have extremely negative consequences for the entire world, including for Russia, which is a neighbor of Iran," he said.

The US:
The chairman of the US military's Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen, said on Sunday he was concerned about the consequences of any attack on Iran's nuclear facilities.

"The outbreak of a conflict will be a big, big, big problem for all of us, and I worry a great deal about the unintended consequences of a strike," Admiral Mullen said.

Apart from saying that "it's pretty hard to be specific about" the issue, the top-ranking US military official did not expand on his comments.

While it may be 'pretty hard to be specific', I am hoping the additional information posted expands on Mullen's comments about big, big problems and unintended consequences.

There should be no attack on Iran, it is time to say no to Israel.


  1. Well the inportant thing to understand is Russia is a Superpower again and they have close ties in the middle east where the US doesn't.

  2. I don't know how it will all shake out but I just can't see Iran not getting bombed. Too much time, energy, and money has gone into this thing now and the missiles will just have to fly. And Lebanon and Syria will get theirs too.

    Israel is like Germany in 1914 with its Schlieffen plan, which once it started couldn't be stopped. Same same Israel - their Kill Everyone plan is all they got: hell or highwater, they're going to do it.

  3. anonymous;

    that russia is a superpower with ties to the middle east is not lost on me at all, and I certainly hope that fact is not lost on others.

    That said, how is an unnecessary attack on Iran going to play out?

  4. nobody, at this point in time I cannot see Iran not getting bombed either.

    There will be no approval through the UN, China and Russia aren't going to support it.

    There will come a time when both Russia and China will say, enough is enough...

    And where the US has weapons China has manpower. Lots of it....