Skip to comments.Report: Baku Granted Israel Access To Bases For Iran Strike
Posted on 03/29/2012 3:24:56 AM PDT by Fennie
Azerbaijan has granted Israel access to airbases in its territory along Iran's northern border for potential use in a military strike against Iranian nuclear facilities, a report published Wednesday in Foreign Policy magazine quoted senior US administration officials as saying.
"The Israelis have bought an airfield," an official said, "and the airfield is called Azerbaijan."
Even if Israel doesn't use the fields for a direct airstrike on Iran, Azerbaijan could still prove useful for Jerusalem's interests in the region. The bases could be used as a jumping point for IDF search-and-rescue units, the report quoted a US intelligence official as saying.
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Good, go Israel, open up a smack down on those pesky mooselimbs..
“and the airfield is called Azerbaijan.”
Yessir, Bibi, the Obama administration sure does have your back. Watch out for that knife.
That sounds like Joe Biden's sparkling wit. But it could be anyone from this administration, which is seemingly determined to defend its Iranian allies at any cost.
It’s not just Israel that’s afraid of a nuclear-armed Iran.
See response #7.
That was behind my thoughts.
Azeris are Moslems too.... and they are related to Iranis, being a people of Irani origin who speak a turkic language
Plus this action by Azerbaijan signals Pootin has been satisfactorily bought off. No doubt, given that exposing Baku oil to Iran will drive the price even higher.
Sooo, new moon in June, or will Bobo quash the whole show?
Wait. Did they "grant" the Israelis use of 'their (Azerbaijan's)' airbases or are they granting Israel permission to use 'their (Israel's)' airfield?
Seems to me if Israel purchased an airfield that airfield is theirs to do with as they please.
Looks like some slight of hand is being deployed by the reporter. This is akin to reports that Israel is in some way 'occupying' the land of Israel; land Israel's descendants have bought and paid for time and time again and that God Himself has given them.
I'm just sayin.
Thank you, I would guess they are ideologically different..
You know Bibi is feeling oh-so-very “confident” in Obama’s assurances after seeing Obama in action backstabbing his own country with the Russians the other day when he thought no one else was listening.
Boucoups ping. Thanks Fennie.
In other words, the Obama regime has decided to protect Iran and its nuclear program by preventing such an attack. Now that it is in the open, Azerbaijan cannot base the attack.
Lou Dobbs gave this a lot of coverage with an outstanding panel including, John Bolton and another high level republican analyst whose name I’m not recalling right now.
Every one of them said the administration leaked this to try to thwart Israel’s action against Iran and prevent a ME crisis in an election year and the accompanying rise in gas prices. Not to mention letting Iran know exactly as much as the administration knows about what Israel is up to.
They are also mostly Shias, just as in Iran.
however, they were part of the USSR for a long time, hence the apathy for religion.
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