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Russia Warns U.S. Against Striking Iran

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posted on Feb, 16 2006 @ 10:24 PM
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I always knew and said that military action is not a option when coming to iran because Russia and China will always be watching our backs, how will washington react?.....




Russia's top military chief on Thursday warned the United States against launching a military strike against Iran and a top diplomat voiced hope that close cooperation with China could help resolve the Tehran nuclear crisis.

With tension mounting over Iran's nuclear programs, Gen. Yuri Baluyevsky, the chief of Russia's general staff, warned the United States against attacking Iran.

"A military scenario can't be ruled out," Baluyevsky was quoted as saying by Russian news agencies.

He said that while Iran's military potential cannot compare to the United States', "it is hard to predict how the Muslim world will respond to the use of force against Iran."

"This may stir the whole world, and it is crucial to prevent anything like that," Baluyevsky was quoted as saying.

Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Alekseyev, meanwhile, said that cooperation with China could help push Iran toward accepting Moscow's offer to host Iran's uranium enrichment program.

The Russian proposal has become a centerpiece of international efforts to defuse tensions over Tehran's nuclear ambitions.

"We are counting on the continuation of close contacts with our Chinese colleagues and other interested countries," Alekseyev was quoted as saying by the Interfax news agency. He added, however, that the Iranian nuclear issue recently had become "sharper," and "it is too early to assess the effectiveness of our joint steps to resolve it."

Iran's ambassador to Moscow said Thursday that Tehran hoped Russia would be able to help resolve the international crisis surrounding the Iranian nuclear program.

"Taking into account the good relations between Russia and Iran, I hope that together we can overcome this crisis which has arisen recently," Gholamreza Ansari said at a meeting with Russian lawmakers.


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posted on Feb, 16 2006 @ 10:33 PM
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China will not engage the US militarily. Russia would at best supply arms. Another reason China or Russia will not get directly involved simply because they do not have the means to the transport all the troops and equipment to Iran, they will have to pass through other countries, and who says they would? China has too great of economic ties with the US, and wont lose their biggest trading partner over another country. Another factor is that Russia doesnt have near the military capacity they used to, they do however have advanced weapons I'm sure theyre eager to get battle tested and make some cash off of at the same time. Just my view of it all.



posted on Feb, 16 2006 @ 10:35 PM
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Personally, I won't be surprise if U.S turn against it word of not invading Iran like they always does. Anyways, Russia warns U.S against invasion of Iran because of money. Iran is heavily investing on Russian goods for their nuclear enrichment program so if U.S were to strike Iran, no money for Russia.



posted on Feb, 16 2006 @ 10:38 PM
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Originally posted by ludaChris
China will not engage the US militarily. Russia would at best supply arms. Another reason China or Russia will not get directly involved simply because they do not have the means to the transport all the troops and equipment to Iran, they will have to pass through other countries, and who says they would? China has too great of economic ties with the US, and wont lose their biggest trading partner over another country. Another factor is that Russia doesnt have near the military capacity they used to, they do however have advanced weapons I'm sure theyre eager to get battle tested and make some cash off of at the same time. Just my view of it all.



Russia and China are so close to Iran than Israel is to us so they can be their the fastest and I'm not so familiar with China and US economic ties but were allies and were sitting on the worlds largest oilfields which will make it last for the next 90 years!, thats how important we are to those two countrys..... and btw what happend to that military airstrike or the invasion that was suppose to happen last year which Bush made the threats?, all three of us are a force to reckon with and when Russia and China keep telling you to back off than it's best to do it.



posted on Feb, 16 2006 @ 10:58 PM
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If the US needs to take action against Iran it will. The US while respecting Russia and China does not fear either one. The EU and possibly NATO will back the US and China will not want to hurt its main trading partner (too much too lose plenty to gain). This scenario is not Iraq again, we are talking WMD and there is a head of steam building against Iran. While it could have all been arranged by the US (CIA, NSA, Etc.) it does not matter any realist will say Iran will be attacked if it does not back down. You could say its a case of someone not losing face. Its going to be an expensive game of chicken.

Russia is not the military force it was.



posted on Feb, 16 2006 @ 11:00 PM
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Sorry partner, the worlds largest oil field is in Saudi Arabia. You do sit on some very large reserves though, thats for sure. They havent told anyone to back off really though, no real threats. China says they wont support sanctions, thats fine, its their vote to cast. But Russia is trying to play ball the best they can while looking out for their interests. I will reitterate this point once again, China and Russia wont get involved. There wont be any invasion of Iran or anything of the sort involving boots being put on the ground. It will be airstrikes on certain nuclear sites. If I were you I wouldnt be focusing on the US as much as I would be Israel coming in to bomb the nuclear sites.

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posted on Feb, 16 2006 @ 11:02 PM
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It's not the smartest thing to hide behind China and Russia. But if it makes you feel safer...



posted on Feb, 17 2006 @ 10:43 AM
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Originally posted by Bozorgh
..... and btw what happend to that military airstrike or the invasion that was suppose to happen last year which Bush made the threats?,

In February of 2005, Rice stated, “...no time table had been set.”

The continuation of diplomatic efforts by the E3 was at the forefront, rightly so.


Originally posted by ludaChris
If I were you I wouldnt be focusing on the US as much as I would be Israel coming in to bomb the nuclear sites.


Whether or not Israel would take part in any possible action against Iran alone or in concert with another state is (imo) questionable, but the same end result will occur.

An example: Should the US strategically strike Iran alone or supported military by ‘others’ (other than Israel), Iran will still immediately bring Israel into the fray. Initially by claiming ‘The US and/or ‘other evil’ forces are hostages of Zionism’ in some form or fashion in an attempt to further galvanize certain nations and members and their respective populace.

The current intentional polarization of the masses and ‘anti-west’ propaganda in various areas of the ME is in preparation for such an event; in the end, realistically, this is Iran’s only real deterrent.


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