Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Putin Reacts to Israel's Raid on Syria, Bibi's China Visit

Strong Negative Reaction Reported

Israeli-U.S. moves seem to have boomeranged. Click here for the report.

Washington and Jerusalem seem to have forgotten something: Russia's proximity to Syria. They are within driving distance; and Russia feels safer with Shiite Iran/Hezbollah dominating Damascus than with a Sunni Islamist regime coming to power there. A deal, which only the United States can cut, must also cover Russia's naval installation at Tartus and compensation for loss of another major customer of Russian arms. Moscow is bent on preventing another Libya.