Skip to comments.Attack Iran and you attack Russia (Sez Putin while in Tehran)
Posted on 10/26/2007 6:39:00 AM PDT by dennisw
The barely reported highlight of Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to Tehran for the Caspian Sea summit last week was a key face-to-face meeting with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
A high-level diplomatic source in Tehran tells Asia Times Online that essentially Putin and the Supreme Leader have agreed on a plan to nullify the George W Bush administration's relentless drive towards launching a preemptive attack, perhaps a tactical nuclear strike, against Iran. An American attack on Iran will be viewed by Moscow as an attack on Russia.
But then, as if this were not enough of a political bombshell, came the abrupt resignation of Ali Larijani as top Iranian nuclear negotiator. Early this week in Rome, Larijani told the IRNA news agency that "Iran's nuclear policies are stable and will not change with the replacement of the secretary of the Supreme National Security Council [SNSC]." Larijani will keep attending SNSC meetings, now as a representative of the Supreme Leader. He even took time to remind the West that in the Islamic Republic all key decisions regarding the civilian nuclear program are made by the Supreme Leader. Larijani actually went to Rome to meet with the European Union's Javier Solana alongside Iran's new negotiator, Saeed Jalili, a former member of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), just like President Mahmud Ahmadinejad.
In itself, the Putin-Khamenei meeting was extraordinary, because the Supreme Leader rarely receives foreign statesmen for closed talks, even one as crucial as Putin. The Russian president, according to the diplomatic source, told the Supreme Leader he may hold the ultimate solution regarding the endlessly controversial Iranian nuclear dossier. According to IRNA, the Supreme Leader, after stressing that the Iranian civilian nuclear program will continue unabated, said. "We will ponder your words and proposal."
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Did this really happen? Only Vlad’s hairdresser knows for sure and the Ayatollahs ain’t talking
I ran across this article and have not seen it anywhere. It is 10 pages long and quite a read. I am not knowledgeable in this area at all nor do I know how Esquire leans or how they might chop up their articles. The people the story is about were employed in the Bush Administration. It causes me to question what is really going on.
If true, Puty may have to put his money where his mouth is.
Putin’s an idiot who embraces the age-old Russian dream of a warm-water port on the Gulf; he believes he can control the Moslems but little realizes that future generations of his countrymen will be speaking Farsi and bowing to Mecca.
Is that anything like an "un-named high level source"? When I see the video of Putin spelling out exactly what he will do, then I will take it seriously.
Its so cute when cubs growl, and thats an accurate description of Russian military capability.
Lets not forget Putin lost in Chechnya.
Have it your way Pooty Poo.
Putin’s not that big and idiot...he could have said this tongue and cheek...but he isnt going to go to War to protect the Iranians...
We might bomb the Iranians from the 7th century AD they live in to 450 B.C, but Putin will still get his oil...and he knows that...
Would Putin lie to the Iranians? Oh no, of course not. ;-)
When Pooty Poot is looking at the prospect of a bunch of empty silos on the U.S. Trident submarine fleet (contrasted with his subs who have a nasty tendency to blow up underwater, ala ‘Kursk’), plus a fleet of B-2 and B-1 bombers able to deliver nukes anywhere on Russia, and those ‘launch-on-warning’ capable Minutemen missiles still in their land based silos, he will ask himself if Iran is worth seeing Mother Russia destroyed over, and that’s when he’ll send the inevitable telegram to Madmood Ahbinjerkinoff that says “sorry, can’t help you this month, try back later. If there IS a ‘later’ that is...”
Ledeen mentioned this meeting between Putin and Khamenei
And if you haven’t seen this, it’s interesting........”Red Army Dreams - Youre getting colder.”
“Putins an idiot who embraces the age-old Russian dream of a warm-water port”
But he knows Judo,....”HIYA!” (extend flat hands out from body while bending knees)
Remember, when the MSM was predicting WWIII because we mined Haiphong harbor in Vietnam, and killed a few Russian sailors in the process, Gromyko’s response was “You gotta do what you gotta do.”
That’s an empty bluff. Russia has no will to go nuclear in defense of Iran, and conventionally Russia would get quite bloodied in any confrontation with the United States.