Russia in the Middle East: Return of a superpower?
The word of the Lord came to me: “Son of man, set your face against Gog, of the land of Magog,the chief prince of Meshek and Tubal; prophesy against him and say: ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: I am against you, Gog, chief prince of Meshek and Tubal. I will turn you around, put hooks in your jaws and bring you out with your whole army—your horses, your horsemen fully armed, and a great horde with large and small shields, all of them brandishing their swords. Ezekiel 38:1-4 NIV
Ironically, on many fronts, Iran now holds the key to readjusting the political playing field and establishing rules that can lead away from the deadly game being played by the US, including in Afghanistan, Iraq, with broader implications for broader nuclear disarmament, EU-US relations, but above all, for the continued role of the dollar as world reserve currency. This encourages
to maintain its alliance with Iran
over vague (and empty) promises of US-Russian world hegemony as envisioned by
the now-discredited Medvedev Atlantists in Moscow.