Common sense dictates that arming terrorist thugs is not good for anyone, including Europe. Putin is just being stupid, or perhaps he's making noises to remind US to pay up Iraq's huge dept to Russia. As for Israel helping Iran during the Iran-Iraq war, it was better to have a stalemate between these two evil regimes, then for Iraq to win. For 10 years, the bad guys were at each other's throats, so they left everyone else in peace...
Japan arrests U.S. activist featured in award-winning documentary 'The Cove' (DPA)
from the article: Sharon: Russian missiles being sold to Syria do threaten Israel