Wily Russians Play Both Sides of the Israeli-Iranian Divide
Today's Jerusalem Post reports that Israel is launching a spy satellite to monitor Iran. That makes good sense, since Iran is on the threshhold of obtaining nuclear weapons, and its President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has repeatedly called for Israel's annihilation, most recently on Monday, when he said Israel was a "fake regime" that "cannot logically continue to live."
But notice from where the spy satellite is being launched--from Siberia! So Russia, which is providing Iran with enriched uranium and protecting Iran in the UN from U.S. attempts to impose sanctions, is also allowing Israel to launch a satellite from its territory, to spy on Iran. It remains to be seen whether Russia can continue to walk the tight-rope of this wily diplomatic strategy.
Lowell adds: The above is all the more interesting in light of this Fox News report:
[Iran's top leader] Ayatollah Ali Khamenei . . . said as he met with
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir that "Iran's nuclear capability is one example of various scientific capabilities in the country. . . . The Islamic Republic of Iran is prepared to transfer the experience, knowledge and technology of its scientists."
One wonders where bluster ends and real madness begins with these people.