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It is often argued who is the greater threat to the state of Israel, Russia or the United States. The answer to that is that both threaten Israel’s survival, but in different ways. The US threat is posed diplomatically in an attempt to make everyone, if not happy at least pacified to the point there will exist a fair amount of global stability, which in turn keeps the oil flowing and the world operating relatively smoothly. This policy based on multiculturalism and appeasement is embraced also by the Europeans who are even more adamant about it.

The threat from Russia on the other hand is different. It is more strategic in nature and is directed at giving Russia more influence and control in the Middle-East. In past wars between Israel and Arabs states Russia has not remained neutral; Arab re-supply lines have always lead back to the Soviets. Not that much has changed since the fall of the USSR; in the most recent conflict in Lebanon between Hezbollah and Israel, Hezbollah was armed with sophisticated weaponry supplied by Russia via Iran and Syria.

Thus, Israel now faces two types of threats, the threat of war from the east, and the threat of peace from the west. These two threats combined create a an even greater threat which is the true danger Israel faces today.

To underscore the peril is this Debka report, Moscow Releases Nuclear Fuel for Iran’s Bushehr Reactor

“Russian president Vladimir Putin put teeth in his threats and his cynically helpful alternative suggestions regarding the deployment of US missile defenses in Poland and the Czech Republic.
DEBKA-Net-Weekly 304 disclosed on June 8 that the week before the G8 opened in Germany, Moscow released the long-withheld nuclear fuel for Iran’s atomic reactor in Bushehr. It was delivered 24 hours before Israel launched its new military imaging satellite Ofeq-7, bringing forward the Iranian threat to Israel, …..read more….

Israel’s enemies have been fighting a war of attrition using asymmetrical tactics to weaken the Jewish state. Russia is interested in power, the US and Europe are interested in peace and stability, the Islamic and Arab nations are all interested in war. This is volatile mix.

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