"An attack on Iran is an attack on Russia." Vladimir Putinposted by Bill Arnett @ 2:22 PM Permalink
From the Asia Times Online comes another confirmation of the theory I have long held:
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.It could not be any clearer that Russia will defend their interests in Iran, and it wouldn't surprise me at all that Russia could attack our forces in Iraq and out at sea and kill, possibly, tens of thousands of Americans.
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.
Our forces are stretched too thin, exhausted from the quagmire of Iraq, lacking vital equipment, and would be able to do very little if Russia retaliates. We could suffer the worst military defeat in all of Americas history.
And all for a madman already losing two wars simultaneously.