Most tactical commentary in Iran is followed by a “Yet” or a “Thus far”. America can deal with a non-nuclear Iran, “Thus far”. Israel can deal with Syria “Thus far”. The reason is that Iran is not Nuclear “Yet”. Their Missiles, even the fancy Russian Ones, are not very numerous or advanced “Yet”. This is of course, all changing, rapidly. Russia is in no place to complain politically. They have “Chechnya”, just like India has “Kashmir” and for Israel there is “Palestine”. It goes even farther, there are parts of the Ivory Coast not under Ivorian Control for the same reason. Darfur has been all but purged of Non-Moslems but even the Black Sufists that remain are approaching the same fate, a final testimonial to those who think capitulation would protect them from the final verdict. We let Russia have Chechnya, they will let us deal with Iran. They don't and we will see how they like us arming the Chechens.
from the article: Ahmadinejad awaits a response