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Saudi Arabia says it will intercept Israeli planes en route to Iran
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Posted on 08/08/2012 10:50:44 PM PDT by tsowellfan

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1 posted on 08/08/2012 10:50:54 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: tsowellfan

By Allah, we tried to launch our aircraft against the hated Jews, but they must have whistled up a powerful djinn to ground our fighter planes, as none were able to take off. So sorry, your excellency!


2 posted on 08/08/2012 11:04:46 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: tsowellfan

That doesn’t make sense. The Saudis are all for Israel denuking Iran.


3 posted on 08/08/2012 11:15:40 PM PDT by libh8er
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To: tsowellfan
Who is responsible for that inaccurate leak in the defense/intel establishment. Who lied and why? Who gained by flatly stating that Iran had stepped down from its nuke development when in fact (as the Israelis always claimed) they had not. The Saudis have to make this official, that they will shoot down Israeli planes because in reality, they will let them pass...lying sacks of____.
4 posted on 08/08/2012 11:17:20 PM PDT by Netz (Netz)
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To: libh8er

Exactly. The Arab Saudis despise the Persian Iranians. Sunni versus Shi’ite.


5 posted on 08/08/2012 11:18:41 PM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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Saudi Arabia purchased 84 F-15SA fighter aircraft from the United States in December 2011.

SOURCE

6 posted on 08/08/2012 11:31:00 PM PDT by moonshot925
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To: tsowellfan

“Netanyahu reportedly prefers the US to lead, or at least help in a possible strike on Iran”

Bibi can’t be stupid enough to believe the muslim-in-chief would do that, can he?


7 posted on 08/08/2012 11:43:39 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: moonshot925

Which will be on an exercise in Texas when Israel attacks Iran. Oops!


8 posted on 08/08/2012 11:43:55 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: piytar

I think he means President Romney.


9 posted on 08/08/2012 11:45:03 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: libh8er
Obama and his muslim brotherhood buddies simply told The Saudis “Nice little kingdom you got there it would be a shame if something happened to it.”
10 posted on 08/08/2012 11:46:15 PM PDT by Colorado Doug (Now I know how the Indians felt to be sold out for a few beads and trinkets)
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To: tsowellfan

Israeli pilots in F-15I’s vs. Saudi pilots in F-15S’s.

Not hard to predict the outcome of those encounters.


11 posted on 08/09/2012 12:11:15 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: moonshot925

Upgrades to older models will start in mid- to late 2014, and delivery of the new aircraft will begin in early 2015, according to the State Department.


12 posted on 08/09/2012 12:23:02 AM PDT by STD ([You must help] people in the…feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless)
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To: libh8er

It’s noisy blather for public consumption to create cover for SA. No Israeli flights will be stopped and SA will, too late, raise a meaningless ruckus.


13 posted on 08/09/2012 1:29:44 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Legalize Freedom!!)
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To: tsowellfan

Snoopy versus the Red Baron


14 posted on 08/09/2012 1:30:13 AM PDT by Happy Rain ("Not voting for Mitt? Obama love you long time.")
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To: libh8er
The Saudis are all for Israel denuking Iran.

It all depends on who is playing who and what time of day it is. They probably would prefer Israel and Iran to annihilate themselves. And also for the west and east to annihilate ourselves. And with the current leaders the west and east have, it's just a matter of time.

15 posted on 08/09/2012 1:40:16 AM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: tsowellfan

Here’s an idea for Israel....wipe Saudi Arabia out on your WAY to Iran.


16 posted on 08/09/2012 2:05:45 AM PDT by Terry Mross (To my kin & former friends: Don't contact me if you still love obama- We got nothing to talk about)
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To: moonshot925
Saudi Arabia purchased 84 F-15SA fighter aircraft from the United States in December 2011.

And what a shame it will be when the IAF destroys them all. We'll just have to sell them 84 more!

17 posted on 08/09/2012 3:31:17 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: tsowellfan
Iran, feel free to bomb Mecca and Medina. TY in advance.
18 posted on 08/09/2012 3:36:36 AM PDT by Chgogal (WSJ, Coulter, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et al., STFU. TY)
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To: tsowellfan

Aw, jeez. I guess the Israelis will have to use the nuclear cruise missiles stored on their submarines, instead.


19 posted on 08/09/2012 3:47:05 AM PDT by Little Ray (AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: tsowellfan

They and who’s Air Force?

Oh, wait! Ours.


20 posted on 08/09/2012 3:50:08 AM PDT by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: libh8er
That doesn’t make sense. The Saudis are all for Israel denuking Iran.

Makes perfect sense if the sticking point for the Saudis is US participation in any raid in Iran. The Saudis are vulnerable to Iranian counterstrikes and the closure of Hormuz. They would need US assistance to defend themselves.

So the US (Obama) says that we'll "sit this one out." Saudi Arabia says, "Well if you're not in, neither are we." But that still leaves the problem of an IDF strike -- which will still invite Iranian retaliation on the entire Gulf Region. The only thing that the Saudis can do is tell the IAF that they will actively oppose overflight. (But maybe still let them thru anyway).

21 posted on 08/09/2012 4:22:05 AM PDT by Tallguy (It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
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To: tsowellfan

Our friends, the Saudis. Willing to go to war with Israel in Obama’s stead.


22 posted on 08/09/2012 4:27:23 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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“Saudi Arabia says it will intercept Israeli planes en route to Iran”

They will!

They will make sure they are properly refueled and on the right trajectory.


23 posted on 08/09/2012 4:29:34 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: moonshot925

From the article:

“Upgrades to older models will start in mid- to late 2014, and delivery of the new aircraft will begin in early 2015, according to the State Department.”

This won’t be a factor for at least 2 to 3 years and I doubt that the aircraft are combat-ready immediately after delivery or upgrade. I assume there’s a shakeout period.


24 posted on 08/09/2012 4:33:09 AM PDT by JewishRighter (Anybody but Hussein)
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To: Southack
All it takes is one Jew to bridge the Sunni/Shia divide.
25 posted on 08/09/2012 4:36:40 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: tsowellfan; 2ndDivisionVet; P-Marlowe

The US leaking Israel’s potential use of Azerbaijan as a staging area clearly indicated the US rejection of any Israeli attack on Iran. This action by Saudi Arabia also says the same. FWIW, so does the presence of US carrier groups in the Persian Gulf.

Is Iran being protected in its drive to acquire nukes? Is US policy now actively anti-Israel?


26 posted on 08/09/2012 4:40:13 AM PDT by xzins (Vote Goode Not Evil: The lesser of 2 evils is still evil!)
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To: libh8er

The time table for raids is thus shown to be after the American election and the displacement of the weak and totally ineffective Obama.


27 posted on 08/09/2012 4:55:43 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: tsowellfan
I imagine Iraq will shoot them down as well with blessings from President Obama...
28 posted on 08/09/2012 5:00:22 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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In 1981 the IAF launched an attack against the Iraqi nuclear facility at Osirak. To get there, they had to violate Saudi air space. Was it Saudi-Israeli collusion or just incompetency on the part of the Saudi air defense forces? Given the fact that the house of Saud was terrified of an Iraqi attack, it coul’ve been the former. ON their way back to Eretz Israel the Israeli Air Force (hail ha-avir) jettisoned their empty fuel tanks over the Saudi northern desert.


29 posted on 08/09/2012 5:08:02 AM PDT by Ax
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30 posted on 08/09/2012 5:14:04 AM PDT by SJackson (I used to eat a lot of natural foods until I learned that most people people die of natural causes)
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To: tsowellfan

Yeah, but say hypothetically that someone in the US tells Saudi Arabia that Israel is going to strike. That’s then a lot of people that would know about it in a short period of time, and could possibly tip the hat to Iran to prepare for the strike.

If it was me, I’d just send a fleet of electronic warfare aircraft to escort theirs.


31 posted on 08/09/2012 5:15:10 AM PDT by wastedyears ("God? I didn't know he was signed onto the system.")
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Uh huh... you may try to camel humpers... you may try to.

LLS


32 posted on 08/09/2012 5:22:59 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: libh8er
They want the conflict to be low key. If one or the other side wins, the balance will change. SA doesn't want Iran or Israel to win, but both to have a cold war.
33 posted on 08/09/2012 5:24:13 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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I’m fairly confident the Israeli Air Force has more than adequately planned for dealing with saudi interference.

If the saudomites want to spend hours chasing ghosts all over the sky, it’s a good bet that Israel and her drone fleet can oblige them while the real action is taking place elsewhere.


34 posted on 08/09/2012 5:34:49 AM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (With (R)epublicans like these, who needs (D)emocrats?)
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To: F15Eagle

I can tell you the outcome. The Saudis will be putting in a new order of F15s.

The Isrealis will be on their return leg before the Saudis respond if ever.


35 posted on 08/09/2012 5:36:18 AM PDT by USAF80
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To: wastedyears

All the Israelis have to do is fly over right at prayer time. I was on a Saudi airbase. They all go to prayer at the same time. The perfect time to hit would be during Ramadan when they are all tired and hungry from fasting all day.

Ramadam ends the 18th so if anything happens it will be in the next few weeks.


36 posted on 08/09/2012 5:40:04 AM PDT by USAF80
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Saudi Arabia says it will intercept Israeli planes en route to Iran

Well, I suppose they'd be sufficient for an Israeli weapons check. Barely... perhaps if camels had wings?

37 posted on 08/09/2012 5:46:52 AM PDT by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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"Saudi Arabia says it will intercept Israeli planes en route to Iran and get shoot down by those Israeli planes" Fixed. =.=
38 posted on 08/09/2012 5:58:33 AM PDT by cranked
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I’m sure Israeli agents and some of the best hackers in the world are crawling all over their nuke program.

However, if they get too close to making a bomb I would not be surprised if the Israelis already have stealth bombers ready for such a mission.


39 posted on 08/09/2012 6:13:27 AM PDT by varyouga
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That’s what I thought too. And besides, who will know if planes actually flew over SA territory and SA will of course strongly deny.


40 posted on 08/09/2012 6:14:32 AM PDT by libh8er
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To: tsowellfan

Have to disable Syria first.


41 posted on 08/09/2012 6:34:48 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (Obamaid has to go.)
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Saudi Arabia says it will intercept Israeli planes en route to Iran.........and refuel them.............


42 posted on 08/09/2012 6:44:48 AM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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Saudi Arabia says it will intercept Israeli planes en route to Iran.........and wave enthusiastically as they go by......


43 posted on 08/09/2012 6:46:33 AM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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I have said on this forum for years...use INDIA. There is a base right on the SW tip of India...Israel can fly its jets over the Persian Gulf and then into Iran over the mountains. It is perfect.


44 posted on 08/09/2012 6:47:54 AM PDT by montag813
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To: tsowellfan
Who's going to teach the Saudi pilots to say “Furball!”?
45 posted on 08/09/2012 6:50:53 AM PDT by 4yearlurker (No matter who you elect,the government eventually gets in.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Saudi Arabia says it will intercept Israeli planes en route to Iran.........and offer them baklava and strong coffee for their long journey.........


46 posted on 08/09/2012 6:51:02 AM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: muir_redwoods

Saudi Arabia says it will intercept Israeli planes en route to Iran.......and blow them kisses and hugs from afar..........


47 posted on 08/09/2012 6:52:49 AM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: Red Badger

So go through Iraq and Jordan. Neither of those countries has the capacity to intercept the Israelis.


48 posted on 08/09/2012 7:42:20 AM PDT by littleharbour
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To: moonshot925

HaHaHaHaHaHa


49 posted on 08/09/2012 8:27:25 AM PDT by STD ([You must help] people in the…feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless)
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> saudomites

Love it!


50 posted on 08/09/2012 8:46:14 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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