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New Air Refueling System Gives Israel Capacity For Strike On Iran
World Tribune ^ | May 11, 2010

Posted on 05/11/2010 12:25:04 PM PDT by Strategy

TEL AVIV -- Israel has developed the advanced air refueling systems that could facilitate a strike on Iran.

The officials also said the development overcame several years of refusals by Washington to supply the systems required for the 1,000 kilometer flight from Israel to Iran.

Officials said the Israel Air Force has overseen the development and deployment of air refueling systems for its U.S.-origin fighter-jet fleet.

(Excerpt) Read more at worldtribune.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Israel
KEYWORDS: aerospace; airstrikes; iran; israel; obama
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1 posted on 05/11/2010 12:25:04 PM PDT by Strategy
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To: Strategy

Their stick just got bigger...


2 posted on 05/11/2010 12:28:08 PM PDT by Edgerunner (Second Amendment Spoken Here)
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To: Edgerunner

Yes it did. Aerial refueling is considered an offensive capability which is probably why the US never gave it to them, although I believe we sold tankers to Turkey since they are part of NATO. The question is, where will the refueling take place. It will almost certainly have to occur over someone elses territory and tankers are extremely vulnerable.


3 posted on 05/11/2010 12:31:39 PM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: Strategy

I know some FReepers have an answer to this question: what is the best time of year to conduct an attack on Iran?


4 posted on 05/11/2010 12:31:52 PM PDT by camerongood210
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To: Strategy

Israel developed their own Nuclear weapons, why should it surprise anyone that they could and WOULD develop what they needed to hit Iran.

Holding out on Israel only set them backfor a little while and they probabl;t spent more than they would have if the US had supplied it , but these people are in it for the long haul.

The only thing stopping peace in the mid east is the Muslim hatred of Israel.


5 posted on 05/11/2010 12:32:16 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Strategy

BTTT


6 posted on 05/11/2010 12:32:44 PM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: saganite

south to the red sea, and around to the persian gulf, international waters all the way. Long trip, but constrained only by refueling, which they can do multiple times, with loitering tankers.

They could also leave a tanker protection fighter patrol while the strike fighters did their stuff.

Totally doable.


7 posted on 05/11/2010 12:36:39 PM PDT by delapaz
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To: Venturer

I would say it’s more likely Israel stole or were given the secrets, rather than coming up with them on its own.


8 posted on 05/11/2010 12:37:09 PM PDT by ConservativeMind (Hypocrisy: "Animal rightists" who eat meat & pen up pets while accusing hog farmers of cruelty.)
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To: Strategy

HA! JUST HA!!!
FUBO!!!


9 posted on 05/11/2010 12:37:41 PM PDT by MestaMachine (De inimico non loquaris sed cogites- Don't wish ill for your enemy; plan it)
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To: ConservativeMind

Yeah, you could sugest that...but you would be wrong.


10 posted on 05/11/2010 12:38:26 PM PDT by MestaMachine (De inimico non loquaris sed cogites- Don't wish ill for your enemy; plan it)
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To: camerongood210
what is the best time of year to conduct an attack on Iran?

Any of the 12 months will work but I would stay away from religious holidays. They get testy during that time...
11 posted on 05/11/2010 12:39:53 PM PDT by TSgt (We will always be prepared, so we may always be free. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: ConservativeMind

it’s faster and cheaper to do it that way...I would if I were in their position.


12 posted on 05/11/2010 12:39:55 PM PDT by stefanbatory (Weed out the RINOs! Sign the pledge. conservativepledge.org)
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To: Strategy
I suspect Israel has been pulling steadily ahead of the US in military technology. And I doubt whether at this point they'll be real eager to share.
13 posted on 05/11/2010 12:40:58 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: camerongood210

New moon?


14 posted on 05/11/2010 12:41:00 PM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: Edgerunner

Enough prattle, get on with it already!


15 posted on 05/11/2010 12:41:02 PM PDT by STD (islam a spiritual-legal-political Theocratic system of governance which is not to be questioned;)
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To: MestaMachine

Since we don’t know, it’s something you can’t be certain of, either.


17 posted on 05/11/2010 12:42:18 PM PDT by ConservativeMind (Hypocrisy: "Animal rightists" who eat meat & pen up pets while accusing hog farmers of cruelty.)
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To: ConservativeMind

puhlease


18 posted on 05/11/2010 12:42:47 PM PDT by Blogger
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To: Secret name
Without the Crusades mankind would be completely dominated by the mohammedans, living in the filth and squalor that mohammedanism generates.

You're welcome.

19 posted on 05/11/2010 12:43:23 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: thefactor

5/14


20 posted on 05/11/2010 12:43:31 PM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: camerongood210

The best time to attack Iran is two weeks before the Congressional elections. Obama’s hands will be tied.


21 posted on 05/11/2010 12:43:53 PM PDT by agere_contra
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To: thefactor

When is the next new moon? Didn’t we have one just recently?


22 posted on 05/11/2010 12:44:41 PM PDT by camerongood210
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To: Strategy
Is it a bluff? Why are they making it public? Is this a prod to Obama - stop Iran or we will? I hope they do have the capability. I also hope they have the bunker busters. Sends the message to Obama; take your weapons and stuff it.
23 posted on 05/11/2010 12:44:43 PM PDT by throwback ( The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid)
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To: camerongood210

Winter. Lifting ability is better and nights are longer.

I personally expected a moonless night in December attack.


24 posted on 05/11/2010 12:45:36 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters

God bless and protect you, Israel. And, if the time comes and you do what you must, may God strengthen your courage and resolve.


25 posted on 05/11/2010 12:47:05 PM PDT by lonevoice (If Fox News is the only outlet reporting it, did it really happen?)
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To: lonevoice

Amen to that.


26 posted on 05/11/2010 12:47:39 PM PDT by agere_contra
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To: camerongood210

No idea. I just remember seeing it around FR lately.


27 posted on 05/11/2010 12:47:58 PM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: delapaz

That’s an incredibly long trip, especially since the targets in Iran are in the North and that would put them approaching from the South and in a narrow corridor where Iranian radar would see them. IIRC the Saudis have given their permission to use their airspace but I don’t remember the source for that. I believe I did read it here on FR though.


28 posted on 05/11/2010 12:48:52 PM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: agere_contra

Good point. Jewish votes and influence dangling by a thread right before the election. Makes it less likely this regime would intervene to stop it or slap the Israelis back afterward.


30 posted on 05/11/2010 12:49:54 PM PDT by throwback ( The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid)
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To: Strategy

31 posted on 05/11/2010 12:52:14 PM PDT by mgstarr ("Some of us drink because we're not poets." Arthur (1981))
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To: SJackson

Ping


32 posted on 05/11/2010 12:53:46 PM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013- The end of an error.)
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To: ConservativeMind

why would you say that pilgrim. :|


33 posted on 05/11/2010 12:54:16 PM PDT by ichabod1 (Can around 25-30% moonbat base really steal the country from us and hold it?)
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To: Strategy

and they hear our continuous yawns from across the pond.

they know this administration won’t support an offensive attack over the next 2.5 years, so sooner than later, they will have to do it on their own.

Iran’s leadership is due for an Extreme Makeover.


34 posted on 05/11/2010 12:54:44 PM PDT by Tulsa Ramjet ("If not now, when?" "Because it's judgment that defeats us.")
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To: camerongood210

April isn’t very lucky. Google “Desert One” or “Operation Eagle Claw.”


35 posted on 05/11/2010 12:55:15 PM PDT by CholeraJoe ("And the pony looked a little bored...")
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To: ConservativeMind

ROFLMAO.

Looking at who invented the nuclear bomb for the USA, I think we can do OK.


36 posted on 05/11/2010 12:59:53 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: ichabod1

Because Israeli spies have been found throughout our government.

That is also how the Soviets got the secrets, along with the space shuttle design, and everything else.

It’s cheaper than coming up with it on your own. Just ask Stalin.


37 posted on 05/11/2010 1:00:18 PM PDT by ConservativeMind (Hypocrisy: "Animal rightists" who eat meat & pen up pets while accusing hog farmers of cruelty.)
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To: Secret name
And?

You did not refute, or even address, my comment.

If you'd rather live in a mohammedan world than a Christian world, that's your problem. Go to Iran, see how you like it.

38 posted on 05/11/2010 1:02:29 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Jewbacca

That’s another reason I said Israel either stole, or were given the secrets. However, I do not believe we ever gave it to them willingly.

But, Einstein was a Jew, as were many others in the Manhattan Project. Consequently, these people could have provided help to their brothers.


39 posted on 05/11/2010 1:02:52 PM PDT by ConservativeMind (Hypocrisy: "Animal rightists" who eat meat & pen up pets while accusing hog farmers of cruelty.)
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To: jhpigott; 1COUNTER-MORTER-68; JoeProBono; SunkenCiv

*ping*


40 posted on 05/11/2010 1:05:08 PM PDT by hennie pennie
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To: ConservativeMind

Yeah, or we could invent it our own selves.

The USA uses all sorts of Israeli tech. I personally worked for an Israeli defense contractor training USAF pilots to utilize our ground targeting pods.

Most of the USA drone fleet is based on Israeli tech.

The heads up displays on the F-22, Israeli.

Lots of joint anti-missle stuff.


41 posted on 05/11/2010 1:07:10 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: ConservativeMind
I would say it’s more likely Israel stole or were given the secrets, rather than coming up with them on its own.

Yup, The Israelis just couldn't have done it on their own...like , you just never see a Jew picking up a Nobel prize do you. :-) /sarcasm

43 posted on 05/11/2010 1:09:54 PM PDT by Bobalu (Free men are not equal. Equal men are not free.)
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To: mgstarr

44 posted on 05/11/2010 1:10:04 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: ArrogantBustard

I don’t know. The christians have done a pretty good job killing for Christ.

I think we should live in a world where you respect my opinion of a creator, as I respect yours. That means we can agree to disagree. Without killing each other. I won’t try to convert you, nor you me.


45 posted on 05/11/2010 1:12:07 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (This nation, of the people, by the people, and for the people has perished from the land.)
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To: Venturer

Someone smarter than I, once pointed out, very well.... That if radical Islam (Hamas, Hezz-b, AQ, etc) put down their weapons...there would be peace in the Middle East over night....If Israel put down their weapons...there would be genocide... With that said, Israel is not striking Iran without U.S. direct support....unless it goes nuclear.


46 posted on 05/11/2010 1:12:30 PM PDT by SevenMinusOne
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To: Strategy

I suspect that they are very quietly getting a lot of help from very unlikely sources, such as the Saudis and the Emirates. The Persian Shiite Bomb is a much greater nightmare to them than a Delaware-sized state full of Jews.


47 posted on 05/11/2010 1:14:02 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Vermont Lt; Secret name
. That means we can agree to disagree. Without killing each other.

Yeah, you just go tell the mullahs and ayatollahs that ... let me know how it works out for you.

48 posted on 05/11/2010 1:18:58 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Secret name
And what is your point?

If it weren't for the partial success of the Crusades, you and I wouldn't be here to whine about the misdeeds of some of the crusaders. Humanity would be under the boot of the mohammedans.

49 posted on 05/11/2010 1:20:39 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Strategy

Ha! Take that!!!


50 posted on 05/11/2010 1:21:21 PM PDT by Constitutions Grandchild
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