Patrick Clawson, director of research at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, said it was very peculiar the Iranians put the S-300 missile system at Fordo, a site they’ve long claimed would be impenetrable to attack.
Russian efforts to reach a truce between Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime and various rebel groups in Syria appear to be progressing, so Israel is preparing for the day after, when it is safe to expect that Jihadists will turn their attention to the “Zionist enemy.”
In what may be an incredibly new moral low for the world today, but especially for the US, Secretary of State John Kerry reportedly agreed to allow brutal Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad to leave Syria and avoid being put on trial for murdering at least a quarter of a million of his own countrymen.
A Kuwaiti report says that Israeli intelligence has convinced the Russians to stop an anti-aircraft weapons shipment to the Iranians because the Islamic Republic provided weapons to the Lebanon-based terror organization Hezbollah.
Hollande met with Obama in Washington to discuss the war against ISIS in wake of the Islamic terror attacks in Paris. The French president is seeking a united front with Russia as well, but it doesn't seem likely.
Potential military action against Iran would be much more risky if the regime does in fact acquire the advanced S-300 antiaircraft missiles, but Moscow and Tehran have significant obstacles to overcome before that occurs.