Russia, Syria and Iran desperately hope to provoke Israel into a bad move so as to unite the Arab voice against one common enemy – Israel. Hizballah wants all the weaponry possible from Russia as a means to punish Israel for existing. Iran needs Hizballah to be armed to the teeth in the need for retaliation if Israel attempts a strategic attack against the nuclear program in Iran. Syria is the disguise for these actions. Putin and Russia a long time ago cast their hat with the Muslims in the Middle East, I believe for two reasons: 1. Atheistic nation (Russia) sees Israel as a symbol tied to the existence of God. 2. Close customers to buy military weaponry produced in Russia who will deal with reason 1. Add to this mix of news that Russia is now planning to resume nuclear submarine patrols in the southern hemisphere seas after twenty years of quiet.
I have not been keeping up with the unrest in Turkey and the marches in the capital, but it does smell like something orchestrated by groups like the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamists because Erdogan does have a friendly relationship with Israel and the western world. In their eyes you can not be a good Muslim and have alliances with the infidels and great Satan. Turkey is a significant strategic point for current and future military and the like dealings with Iran, Syria and Russia. If I was a gambling man that is where and why I would put my money. What does that mean? Well one thing for certain, if you are a female in Turkey who appreciates freedom you better be looking to move to Europe or the USA. When the Islamists and MB get things swirling – the end result is strife, violence and loss of freedom (see Egypt and Iran for current examples).
Meanwhile the pathetic government in the USA is expecting more concessions from Israel in order to get their Palestinian agenda pushed through. If Israel is wise they will not bite. They are already hemmed in amongst a violent and often hateful region, there is no need to further hamstring themselves. Three more years and our chief empty suit of a president will be replaced HOPEFULLY by someone much more wise, fair, honest, ethical and Christian.