17 October 2007
Will Russia now defend Iran?
President Vladimir Putin who is on a state visit to Tehran has issued a warning to the USA not to attack Iran.
Putin stopped short of offering a security guarantee to the Iranians, but the fact that he went to Tehran and spoke out so strongly is almost certain to raise morale amongst Iranians, whilst at the same time giving cause for concern to the warmongers.
As Neil Clark points out, what is needed is a defence agreement between all those countries that are opposed to the further advance of globalised capitalism. Had such an agreement been possible in the 1930s, it might have stopped the march of German expansionism in its tracks.
Obviously it wasn't possible 70 years ago, but could it be done today? It needs Russia to offer those guarantees, and to say to the dogs of globalisation: this far and no further!