Skip to comments.Iran and Russia Playing in the Fire
Posted on 02/06/2017 2:48:47 AM PST by elhombrelibre
Early Friday morning, President Trump tweeted, Iran is playing with fire they dont appreciate how kind President Obama was to them. Not me!
Earlier in the week, both the president and National Security Advisor Mike Flynn said they were putting Iran on notice, without defining what that notice meant. Mr. Trump likes to keep our adversaries guessing, and thats a good thing, if he actually does it.
More definitively, a statement by Flynn said, The days of turning a blind eye to Irans hostile and belligerent actions toward the United States and the world community are over. For the moment, it appeared as if theyve drawn an Obama-esque red line in the waters of the Gulf of Aden.
The events leading up to these began a few days earlier on January 29. On that day, a raid on al-Qaida in Yemen killed a few of the bad guys and resulted in the death of William Ryan Owens, a SEAL Team 6 operator. On the same day, Iran test-fired a medium-range nuclear-capable ballistic missile. This was its 12th launch since Obamas nuclear agreement came into effect in October 2015.
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A comprehensive anti-ISIS battle plan involves fighting ISIS and Iran. Russia needs to dump Iran and so does the US.
“...Russia needs to dump Iran ...”
You might wonder why Russia is selling weapons to a country that finances the Jihad inside of Russia’s borders. Unlike the United States, which, (except under Hillary Clinton) has a department for coordinating policy towards countries with companies, any company in Russia can pay a bribe to Putin’s regime and sell anything they want. The few people who benefit, Russian oligarchs, believe they are immune to any bad results. They probably own houses all over the world and can go anywhere to enjoy the money they made. It’s the Russian people who will have to put up with the radioactive waste and constant terror raids on their children’s schools.
Well you've stumbled over an important reason why Russia maintains a strategic relationship with Shiite dominated Iran... they have common enemies within the Sunni world.
However I doubt you can produce much evidence that Iran is financing jihad inside Russia whose Shiite population comprises less than 10% of the Muslims there overall and not subjected to abuse.
Iran is more interested in supplying weapons to Hezbollah and Hamas. The hands of the mad mullahs are not clean, and neither are your hero Putin’s.
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