American current affairs expert Paul Roberts believes that the new crisis in the Middle East: the time has come to test Putin! He thinks Washington and Israel decided to bypass Syria and hit Russia through Iran, which is why Trump dared to order the assassination of an Iranian general.
Putin, the most impressive leader on the world stage, survived the Yeltsin era, bringing Russia back to its status as a world power, thanks to various American blows and pressures. Having recovered Crimea, he succeeded in repelling American-Israeli aggression against South Ossetia and Ukraine and re-entering the Russian province into Russian arms. He endured America's endless insults and provocations without responding.
Putin knows that the American empire based on arrogance and lies is collapsing in economic, social, political, and military relations. He understood that war was not in Russia's interest.
The murder of Suleimani: The world is plunged into the depths of war in the Middle East, and Shiites have vowed to kill Americans wherever they go. But Russian soldiers in Syria are also at risk of death.
The killing of Suleimani could trigger World War III, just as the killing of the Archduke of Austria in 1914 triggered World War I. Only Putin and Russia can stop the war that Washington has already waged.
Putin is aware that the washington\/israeli-inspired instability in syria is aimed at russia. Russia intervened in Syria without warning, defeating Washington-funded and armed agents and restoring stability to Syria.
After the defeat, Washington and Israel decided to bypass Syria and attack Russia directly. Iran's instability benefits both Washington and Israel. For israel, letting iran \"stall\" means halting support for hizbullah and lebanon's militias, causing israel's army to lose.
For Putin, the simplest and purest way is to declare Iran protected by Russia. Such protection must be established in a defence treaty between Russia and Iran. May include India and Turkey.
It is difficult for Putin to do so, but such an alliance can prevent war and even declare war directly. That would mean the death of the United States, Israel, and any European country foolish enough to take part in a future war. So, Putin is at risk.
If Putin cannot declare protection for Iran, he can appease Iran, provide Iran with the best Russian air defense system, and train Iranians with Russian personnel. The existence of these systems will remind Washington and Israel that attacks on Russian troops are also attacks on Russia.
Putin's mission is not so much to save Iran as to free Trump from a failed war destined to destroy Trump. Putin can pay his own price for this. Mr Putin, for example, may be at the expense of restoring the INF treaty.
But Putin may not be responsible. If washington and israel attack iran, israel is trying to provoke, say, a u. s. warship sinking and being accused of iran, russia will still fight. Putin had better take the initiative.