Russia lines up with the global jihad. But it doesn’t look as if they are absolutely impervious to reason about this. “Russia slams U.S. global policy,” by Vladimir Isachenkov for Associated Press:
MOSCOW – Russia’s Foreign Ministry on Tuesday criticized the United States for what it called over-reliance on force and warned Washington against military action against Iran.
But in a major review of foreign policy priorities, the ministry said Russia was ready to cooperate to end global crises if Washington treats it as an equal partner.
The statement reflects Russia’s growing confidence and economic clout, and appears to be a signal to Washington that, while the two nations can work together, Russia will not always follow the U.S. lead. It also plays to national pride in advance of parliamentary and presidential elections.
Russia criticized what it called “the creeping American strategy of dragging the global community into a large-scale crisis around Iran,” saying that Iran helps maintain stability in Afghanistan and Central Asia.
At the same time, the ministry’s paper assailed Iran for its “unconstructive” stance, reflecting growing Kremlin irritation with its ally’s refusal to freeze uranium enrichment, as the U.N. demands.