If the Iranians getting spooked was not enough good fallout from the Israeli raid on Syria, we have more good news: looks like Russian arms sales are tanking in the wake of the raid (hat tip for Glenn Reynolds on this). I thought this was an interesting point:
Throughout the Cold War, whenever Russian and Western (especially American) weapons met on the battlefield, the Russians lost. The Soviets tried to compete on price, but even “free” was not low enough for many countries. Using Soviet weapons came to be seen as a sure ticket to battlefield defeat.
As has been observed abot Gulf War I: Soviet Tactics, Soviet Equipment, Soviet Training = One Big Defeat. Mr. Fu thinks it was the final nail in the Soviet Union’s coffin of collapse.