Sunday, May 31, 2009

Russia and Iran Strengthen Ties

Already in 2009, there have been several historic agreements made between Russian and Iran. One of those occurred on February 22nd when Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin visited Tehran to sign a particularly ominous treaty. The document binds Russia to respond to any western military attack against Iran with overwhelming force. In other words, Russia is now Iran's big brother.

On first glance, that would be surprising as you consider that Islamic extremists have held nearly the same animus toward Russia as it has toward Israel and the Great Satan, the United States. However, one thing we have learned adds clarity to the direction Russia is going. It is reported that nearly 40% of the Russian Red Army is made up of Muslims. How many of Moscow wants to incite an army coup because of an anti-Islamic stance. The hook is being readied and now awaits the opportunity to be set in Magog's jaw.

Read the following from the Debka Files.

Russia's first Persian Gulf naval presence coordinated with Tehran

Russian warships are due to call Wednesday, May 27, at the Bahrain port of Manama, seat of the US Fifth Fleet in the Persian Gulf, DEBKAfile's military sources reveal. They will be following in the wake of the Russian vessels already docked at the Omani port of Salalah, the first to avail themselves of facilities at Gulf ports.
Their arrival is fully coordinated between the Russian and Iranian naval commands.
According to our sources, this is the first time a Russian flotilla will have taken on provisions and fuel at the same Gulf ports which hitherto serviced only the US Navy. Moscow has thus gained its first maritime foothold in the Persian Gulf.
The flotilla consists of four vessels from Russia's Pacific Fleet: The submarine fighter Admiral Panteleyev is due at Manama Wednesday, escorted by the refueling-supply ship Izhorai, The supply-battleship Irkut and the rescue craft BM-37 are already docked in Salalah.
DEBKAfile's military sources report that the Russians, like the Iranians, cover their stealthy advance into new waters by apparent movements for joining the international task force combating Somali pirates. While Iranian warships have taken up positions in the Gulf of Aden, the Russians are moving naval units southeast into the Persian Gulf.
Monday, May 25, the Iranian naval chief, Adm. Habibollah Sayyari, announced that six Iranian warships had been dispatched to "the international waters" of the Gulf of Aden in a "historically unprecedented move… to show its ability to confront any foreign threats." He did not bother to mention the pirates.
Russian and Iranian naval movements in the two strategic seas are clearly synchronized at the highest levels in Tehran and Moscow.
Our military analysts find Russia and Iran seizing the moment for supplanting positions held exclusively by the US and other western fleets. They are taking advantage of two developments:
1. The number of US warships maintained in the Gulf has been reduced to its lowest level in two years; President Obama quietly reduced their presence near Iran's shores in order to generate a positive atmosphere for the coming US dialogue with the Islamic Republic. Not a single US aircraft carrier is consequently to be found anywhere in the Gulf region.
2. Monday, May 25, President Nicolas Sarkozy inaugurated France's first naval facility in the Gulf in Abu Dhabi. The Russian and Iranian policy-makers see no reason why Moscow cannot set up a military presence in the region if Paris can.

The ties between Russia and Islam are growing stronger by the day. In the meantime, the Obama administration is putting the screws to Israel by demanding a cessation to the expansion of settlements, and forcefully pushing toward a divided Jerusalem. This is all happening while President Obama refuses to do anything beyond an attempt to have a friendly conversation with an Iran that is methodically developing nuclear weapons.

The Plot Thickens!
Jimmy Root Jr
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