April 12, 2012
Tags: armenia, Iran, Israel, russia
Matt 24: 10 Then he said to them: “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom."
Apparently Russia is expecting war between Israel and Iran and possibly the USA. The Russian military is anticipating an attack on Iran this summer according to informed Russian sources.
Dmitry Rogozin, deputy Russian prime minister, warned against attacking Iran. “Iran is our neighbor,” he said. “If Iran is involved in any military action, it’s a direct threat to our security.” Rogozin is regarded to be strongly anti-Western.
The Russians do not believe that Israel is capable of attacking Iran on their own and is thinking that United States military action will be required. Building up the Russian military presence along the northern border of Iran potentially means getting involved in a war with Israel and possibly the U.S. over Iran’s right to have nuclear weapons. The Russians say they are concerned that an Iranian war will threaten their vital interests in the region and warn of “unpredictable consequences” if Iran is attacked.
The current situations in Syria and Iran have caused Russia to expedite plans that have been on the drawing board for two years. Russian newspaper, Nezavisimaya Gazeta reports, “Russia is now forced to create an action plan to improve their military groups in the South Caucasus, the Caspian, and in the Mediterranean and Black Sea regions.”
Russia has vital interests in the region. The Russian Military Base 102 in Gyumri, Armenia, has been modernized because it occupies a major geopolitical position in the region in case war breaks out in Iran.
Families of Russian servicemen based at Gyumri, have already been evacuated due to their close proximity of the borders of Georgia and Turkey and the potential of an imminent Iranian war with Israel.