JD: Could Israel actually make a pre-emptive strike on Iran?
DD: Well it’s possible Jimmy but the evidence that the US and Israel are working extremely closely on this issue has been growing for quite a few months now.
JD: David as I observe the Middle East I continually see Russia playing a key role. Now they’re offering Iran the S-400 air defense weapons. Russia is saying that Israel should not be striking Syria. They’re saying that’s going to cause instability in the region. Russia is still a major player there in that part of the world aren’t they?
DD: Oh absolutely. They’ve become very central player in the past 5-6 years. But the fighting in the Northwest of Syria in Idlib Province Jimmy is extremely intense. The Turks are worried about that but never the less they’ve agreed to host another meeting with Iran and Russia participating that they’ll be a third party of. So the alliance between Russia and Turkey continues to grow. And they by the way started loading S-400 rockets for anti-missile rocket systems for Turkey on Thursday I think it was this week. Those are being shipped to Turkey against US protest.