posted on Apr, 10 2012 @ 05:51 PM
After reading the article, the following can be stated:
In the high stakes game of poker or chess, this move should not be a surprise. Look at the current geopolitical areas, and who votes for what in the
UN and especially the Security council. While the world and in specific the US votes one way, if it is within the interest of either China or Russia,
they vote against such. So they are posturing to give Iran its back, and to assure them of who is on their side. Now keep this in mind cause there
is more of an ulterior motive, and you can not get something for nothing. Consider this, and consider it well.
Taking a look in history gives a good idea on the mind set of Russia and its motives, and hopefully this is not the case. In the past, Russia
suffered time and time again in different wars, losing both man power, materials and land. Slowly it developed the mindset of not letting this happen
again. During World War II the stage and plans were laid to create a ring of territory around the country to prevent this from happening and the Iron
Curtain went up. For years Russia has been wanting a warm water port for its navy, one where it could house its fleet and not be worried about ice.
Combine that with the resources in Iran and it would make a very tempting target.
It knows that it can not successfully win in a conflict with a Muslim people, it tried in Afghanistan, and was forced to withdraw. Now an opportunity
has come up and it sees the opportunity to use it to its advantage. Iran is a strategic place for it, not only giving it the port it wants, but also
the resources it desires, namely oil. A greater control over the oil supply and it can booster itself up, to even rival China. The question that
should be asked and focused on, is not about the placing of troops on the boarder with Iran, but what is it offering and what is China counter
offering to Iran for their protection and good will. Nothing is free, and in this kind of posturing, they can’t have something for nothing. Much
of the worlds oil supply goes through the Straits of Hormuz, and ultimately that is going to impact the price of oil and gas, around the world. It is
a pretty tempting target and one that would give a good strong leverage against other countries, that are dependent on the oil that flows through
We should not be so foolish to think that the other world powers are just going to sit back and let this happen, as they are drawing lines in the sand
to be either on the side of Iran or against it. The Chinese are certainly not going to just ideally sit by and let the Russians get a leg up on this
either, so there is that factor to consider. China has been a long term ally of Iran and will react badly if Russia goes in, even under the pretense
of assisting the Iranians in this endeavor, as it threatens their interest as well. The whole world is watching and we can hope that cooler heads and
diplomats can work things out before the stroke of midnight and the next piece is moved.