War and Peace in Putin’s Middle East

With America on the sidelines, Israel and the Arabs play a new game.

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    Obama is the vacuum.
    Trump will change that.

  • Spatchcocked

    Vlad is white….the Rooskis are Christian. ….they have the same enemy as us ….and WAY more experience in fighting it than us….

    What’s not to like?

  • ismiselemeas

    Every gang photo of Putin has Shaitan (Shoygu) on his right hand. He’s very much his right hand man. Shoygu knows how to deal with terrorists. I think he likes his job.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    A cautionary word about dealing with Putin by Parkyakarkus (Super Dave’s father).


  • Spatchcocked

    I enjoyed that….especially the reference to Prussians which one never hears anymore…..used to be understood usage back in the day.
    The Prussians are in the Ozymandias dustbin….pity that…..I loved their blue blue blue blues.( apologies to that wonderful poetess)

  • Spatchcocked

    Sylvia Plath……”Daddy”…. A particularly powerful poem.
    May she rest in everlasting calm.

  • There was a time when Israel could depend on the US, not Russia, for an alliance.

    Russian friendship is not cheap.

    • Alain

      Well, it was never cheap either with the Americans.

      • But the Russians are notorious for being duplicitous b@$#@rds.

        • infedel

          Marxists bolsheviks vs Cossack…I will take Cossack.

          • You don’t have good choices there.

          • infedel

            Well the Cossacks took my Ukrainian great grandma out of there when the Marxists Bolsheviks stole her farm land. She had no good choice.

          • But we should know from history and precedent who to trust.

        • Alain

          My point is that it is a major mistake for Israel to depend on any foreign country for its defence and existence. No problem with making allies, but ensure that the arrangement does not give the ally power over Israel’s defence and decision-making. With the Americans they did not play fair and got more out of the deal than Israel, and most certainly in that regard Russia would be no different.

          • infedel

            Just damn their elite bankers…ban the fed reserve…we can do it…

          • Ideally, yes, but allies are good for any country.

            Putin does what is good for Putin. That it MIGHT benefit Russia is coincidental.

            Israel may be treated the same way.