Anyone who thinks Putin is irrational ala Kim Jong Il is seriously wrong. Putin is a cold calculating SOB. He wouldn't have gotten where he did otherwise. Kim Jong Il wore pajamas everywhere. His son I don't see quite as crazy. I also don't buy Iran doing anything with respect to Israel. The jews have nukes, which is a game changer. I honestly think we have seen the last of a nuke going off on this planet unless some muslim nut job whacko homocide bomber gets a hold of a tactical nuke. A government setting one off is not going to happen. These leaders care way too much about self preservation. If Iran drops a nuke on Israel, the entire world would be on their ass. The US would surely drop a few on Iran if for nothing else target practice.