One plan on the table in Moscow to punish Israel, DEBKAfile's sources report, is the establishment of big Russian military, naval and air bases in Syria and the release of advanced weapons systems withheld until now from Iran (the S-300 air-missile defense system) and Syria (the nuclear-capable 200 km-range Iskandar surface missile).
The attempt to create a blockade across Georgia to keep Russia out of Iran has backfired. Badly.
When the Georgia situation blew up I called it potentially the biggest US foreign policy disaster of the last ten years.
I still think so.