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Saudi not to allow Israeli flights over its territory (denies having made a deal)
New Kerala dot com ^ | June 20, 2009 | staff

Posted on 06/20/2009 9:07:56 AM PDT by VRWCTexan

Dubai, Jun 20 : Saudi Arabia has denied media reports that it intends to allow Israeli military planes to fly over its airspace....''No Saudi official has met with any Israeli official. There was no such meeting to discuss this matter in any form,'' the SPA said quoting the Ministry of Defence and Aviation source as saying

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bombbombbombbombiran; iran; israel; saudi; saudiarabia; waronterror
Obiviously any such undisclosed agreement with Israel is for the express purposes of providing the Israeli Air Force a more direct passage to portions of Iran's nuclear facilities ....

FYI Israeli news sources are also reporting on this story

1 posted on 06/20/2009 9:07:57 AM PDT by VRWCTexan
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To: VRWCTexan

They would definitely never say they agreed so in public, even if it were true.

Nonetheless, they’re aren’t too many routes to Iran from Israel.

On the tinfoil side, there was a rumor that said Georgia would allow the IAF to depart from there ... which was ended by last year’s war.


2 posted on 06/20/2009 9:11:41 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: VRWCTexan
Saudi Arabia has denied media reports that it intends to allow Israeli military planes to fly over its airspace....''No Saudi official has met with any Israeli official.

Nothing to see here, now move along perhaps?

3 posted on 06/20/2009 9:17:49 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: VRWCTexan

It’s just to keep the attention away from the IAFs bases in Afghanistan....


4 posted on 06/20/2009 9:20:42 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 152 of our national holiday from reality.)
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To: VRWCTexan

Of COURSE the Arab countries do NOT want Iran to get nukes.

Of COURSE the Arab countries NEVER want to support an an attack on Iran, by Israel, -— at least they will never admit that they support it!


5 posted on 06/20/2009 9:24:43 AM PDT by Kansas58
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To: VRWCTexan
Just like I have been predicting. The Saudi’s will turn a blind eye to a flyover and blame the “Little Satans” devilish technology for fooling them. The fact that both sides “officially deny” a deal is more telling. Also I believe part of the raid will come from forward airbases in India.
6 posted on 06/20/2009 9:27:40 AM PDT by Polynikes (Viene una tormenta)
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To: null and void
"It’s just to keep the attention away from the IAFs bases in Afghanistan...."

You jest. Or do you?

7 posted on 06/20/2009 9:32:28 AM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: InterceptPoint
No idea. These days who can tell for certain what Israel?

<rimshot>

8 posted on 06/20/2009 9:34:04 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 152 of our national holiday from reality.)
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To: VRWCTexan
Notice they deny a meeting. They do not deny that Israeli military may overfly Saudi Arabia.
9 posted on 06/20/2009 9:34:46 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Prowd gaduate of a Calefornica publik skewl.)
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To: VRWCTexan
'No Saudi official has met with any Israeli official.

This carefully constructed sentence makes me think there's something there. It's a very Clintonesque denial.

10 posted on 06/20/2009 9:48:49 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money -- Thatcher)
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To: VRWCTexan

Hmm, sounds like a “Baghdad Bob” denial. How good is their radar coverage over the empty quarter?

The question is, are the Saudis better off with a nuclear Iran or a non nuclear Iran?


11 posted on 06/20/2009 9:54:16 AM PDT by silverleaf ("Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal ( Martin Luther King))
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To: VRWCTexan

Israeli plains might have a backup option when returning from the operation, ie land (at least in emergency situations) in US air base in Afghanishan, or in Turkey or in Georgia.

The first strike would likely go over Iraq (only first strike), with some additional planes using other routes. I would assume that Israel might have couple of fully equipped planes visiting frequently air bases in Georgia and Turkey (so that one day they might pay a visit to Iran, instead of returning home).


12 posted on 06/20/2009 10:02:51 AM PDT by heiss
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To: Polynikes

Polynikes,
I know we built bases and trained and supplied the Saudi military. We even had our military stationed there.
Does Saudi Arabia have the ability to do harm to the iesraelis?
I.A.F. is a pretty good force but I do not know just how accomplished the Saudi’s are?
And If Israel just flew through Iraq or Saudi or whose ever airspace can anyone really do anything other than the U.S.?


13 posted on 06/20/2009 10:50:24 AM PDT by Joe Boucher
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To: Joe Boucher
“Does Saudi Arabia have the ability to do harm to the iesraelis?
I.A.F. is a pretty good force but I do not know just how accomplished the Saudi’s are?”

Probably could do some damage but I think the IAF would just blow thru them for the most part. I still say the Saudi’s will turn a blind eye if the IAF shows up. I have been reading that the Gulf states have been on a shopping spree for antimissile defenses. They are geared up for possible Iranian retaliation.

14 posted on 06/20/2009 12:20:52 PM PDT by Polynikes (Viene una tormenta)
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To: null and void

No Israeli bases in Afghanistan. The airbases there are full to capacity with Coalition assets. No more room or ramp space for anything extra. Far too many troops, civilians who are also aircraft enthusiasts with cameras for Israeli aircraft to be there. Also think of access? The nation is surrounded by Islamic nations who wouldn’t grant Israeli air force overflight rights. The only route in for them would be Afghan/Chinese border and then you would have the problem of keeping the Israeli air deployment secret.

Remember that Afghanistan is a sovereign nation. It doesn’t belong to the U.S. or any other Coalition nation. Those forces are guests there and the Islamic government of Afghanistan wouldn’t allow Israeli forces to be stationed there.


15 posted on 06/21/2009 5:06:49 AM PDT by Tommyjo
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To: Tommyjo

It must suck to be out of the loop...


16 posted on 06/21/2009 9:09:38 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 153 of our national holiday from reality.)
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17 posted on 06/21/2009 7:11:59 PM PDT by SJackson (G-d da*n America, Jeremiah Wright---Don't tell me words don't matter!, Barack Hussein Obama)
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Saudi Arabia has denied media reports that it intends to allow Israeli military planes to fly over its airspace.
Gee, I wonder where those Israeli military planes might be headed? ;')
19 posted on 06/22/2009 3:56:38 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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