Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolay Patrushev has said the threat
of a US military attack against Iran, heavily supported by the US
Israeli lobby, is escalating.
Patrushev, who served as Director of Russia’s Federal Security
Service, the FSB from 1999 to 2008, believes the United States may get
itself involved in yet another war, at least partially due to Israeli
"There is a likelihood of a military conflict escalation, to which the Americans are being pushed by Israel," he said in an interview with Interfax.
who identify themselves as Jewish (but not necessarily religiously) are
estimated at 6,489,000 (2.2% of the population) according to the US
Census Bureau. Yet despite these modest numbers, Israel enjoys what
could be described as disproportionate influence in US politics due to
lobbying groups like the American Israel Public Affairs
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