Why would Russia not ally with Iran?
Anti-Russian Sunni are on Russia’s southern border and within the Republics of the former USSR that Putin would like to rebuild. Shia Iran would love to destroy Sunni islam and rebuild the Persian Empire. Russia would love permanent warm-water ports on the Mediterranean (Shia Syria) and the Indian Ocean (Shia Iran). Put an Iranian ally in charge of that? Why not? By foolishly destroying Iraq, an ignorant America destroyed the only regional opponent capable of stopping Iran.
Together Russia & Iran can rid the region of Sunnis; doing so is in the best interests of both countries. No one could or would stop them. They both know this. It also would increase the price of Russian and Shia oil. They both know this, too.
Ignorant American neocons, Democrats, GOPe and MSM are driving Russia into entente with Iran – when it is in Russia’s best interest to ally with Iran anyway. Once America cuts off Russia through anti-strategic sanctions, why would Russia not turn south for this alliance? What have they got to lose? Not allying with Iran is, from a Russian standpoint, dumb. Putin isn’t dumb.
A nuclear Iran that Russia can, through alliance, point at Sunni strongholds in the region would advance both of their interests: Pakistan? Kazakhstan? Turkey? How would NATO respond to a Russian-assisted Iranian attack on Turkey? Is anyone thinking about it? WHY would America respond to the destruction of a strengthening terrorist autocracy?
Have you stopped to consider the logistical problem of NATO deploying forces southward with millions of “refugees” clogging the roads, burying IEDs, creating obstacles? Or of NATO’s european ground forces being willing to deploy at all, leaving behind their wives and daughters, essentially defenseless to the “refugees” already there? If not, you might want to consider it…
If Iran were to attack Turkey, the outflow of “refugees” would complete the destruction of Europe – the home of the West – why would this not delight islam or Russia? America already has proven inept in responding to the ongoing invasion of Europe – this would just put that invasion on steroids. Europe has no children, so doesn’t care.
In Iran’s apocalyptic theology, nuking their neighbors would help foment the return of the 12th Imam through the required man-made conflagration – and, with Russia as their protector, they’d have nothing to worry about other than a nuclear Pakistan… hello, theology.
Russia gets rid of terrorists within a re-forming USSR under Putin, Iran gets rid of Sunnis in the region, Russia gets permanent warm-water ports, Iran expands from the Indian Ocean to the Mediterranean. Add a depopulating Europe to Russia via stupid sanctions… and America becomes irrelevant – a yammering, distracted, adolescent paper tiger no one any longer pays any attention.
Israel understands this. Why do you think Netanyahu has been in Moscow?
Saudi Arabia understands this – which is why Israel has been given overflight permission for an attack on Iran. Israel may well be Saudi Arabia’s only defense against Iran. How’s that for irony?
India understands this, is an old Russian ally from the Cold War and would like to be rid of muslim terrorists. If you think India wouldn’t make a deal with Putin allowing India to erase Sunni Pakistan (or getting Russia to nod to Iran to do so), you’re not thinking.
Why would Iran agree to this? In addition to raising the price of Persian oil, and in addition to ridding the region of Sunni enemies they have fought for a thousand years, Iran plays the long game. Russia helps rid the region of Sunni, but Russia’s total fertility rate is sub-replacement. Iran bides its time knowing that in a few generations – far fewer than they have been at-war with Sunnis – the disproportionate fertility ratios will allow – ensure – that a new Shia Persian Empire will one day spread north, occupying the rest of the Asian land mass west of China.
China, too, hates Sunni terrorists… China certainly would agree with Russia to stand aside as a nuclear Iran annihilated Sunnis across S. Asia – and would be more than happy to destroy Sunni islam within China’s autonomous Xinjiang territory in the confusion Iran’s attacks would create. Could China abide a growing Shia Persian Empire? Sure – they play the long game, too, and the past 70 years have shown that competitive Great Powers can survive a lengthy Cold War.
And if it got hot? Within 20 years, China will have a surplus of about 40,000,000 men due to their one-child policy; what better way to deal with that than to send them to war?
Why would China ally with Russia on this? They both want to be rid of terrorists, and China can make a deal with Russia on needed natural resources in Siberia… China has millions of Chinese there already, anyway, and Russia lacks the people to exploit their own resources… What are muslims to China? A destabilizing nuisance they’d jump at the chance to be rid of. And with an irrelevant America and a dying Europe, what’s to stop them? Nothing. Nothing at all.
Once this is complete, the Eastern Hemisphere will be split between – and run by – Russia & China. This includes all of the strategic minerals and rare earths in Asia and Africa, by the way. A new Persian Empire would manage the old crescent under the tutelage of Moscow. Should Russia or China tire of a resurgent Persian Empire… who’s to stop them from erasing THAT? No one.
South Korea will gravitate to China – no choice – and their largest trading partner is China – almost twice their trade with America, in 2nd place. Australia? Why not? China is a significant trading partner for Australia, too. Japan? With South Korea talking about gaining a nuclear deterrent, how can Japan not? Then what?
The New World is failing.
The Democrat response to the 2016 election is tearing America apart – and the entire world knows this. It is about to tear-apart the world. Americans are both ignorant of global history and dynamics, and more distracted from foreign issues than we have been since 1864. Our leadership and voters evidently think the post-WW2 stasis is normal. It’s not.
Canada is bent on self-destruction. South America is falling apart. America can’t even manufacture many of their own consumer goods, put a man into space or ensure liberty in America.
And American leadership, consumed by totalitarian and childless Democrats who can’t abide losing a free & fair election and who don’t care about the future, and a GOPe that would rather switch than fight for liberty – and both arrogantly, ignorantly blind to the new ‘Great Game’ – will awaken one day to a fait accompli.
Even the neocons won’t know which side to fight on.
The “end of history”? Hardly.
History is about to restart… with a vengeance. Precipitated by childish American Wilsonian morality, Democrat rejection of democracy, Cold Warriors unable to grasp the the Cold War is (was?) over… and belligerent neocon ignorance.
How can we stop this?
Simple: Nuke Mecca before Tehran does.
This is the world Baby Boomers are leaving to our children.