Saudi Arabia 'offers airspace' for Israel attack on Iran

Discussion in 'Politics' started by wildfirepow, Oct 1, 2009.

  1. Israeli fighter jets have been allowed to use Saudi airspace to launch go-it-alone air strikes on Iranian nuclear installations, says a recent report.

    The issue has been discussed in a closed-door meeting in London, where British Intelligence Chief Sir John Scarlett, his Israeli counterpart, Meir Dagan, and Saudi official have been present, Daily Express reported.

    According to the report, Scarlett has been told that Saudi airspace would be at Israel's disposal should Tel Aviv decide to move forward with his military plans against Iran.

    The British daily added the likelihood of an Israeli attack against Iran has increased significantly after the country announced plans to launch its second enrichment facility in the central city of Qom.

    Press TV contacted the Saudi Embassy in Tehran for information on the report. The embassy, however, was reluctant to elaborate.

    In line with its policy of nuclear transparency, Iran announced the construction of a second enrichment plant in a letter to the UN nuclear watchdog on September 21. The new plant is due to produce enriched uranium up to 5 percent.

    The letter was sent 12 months before the agency's regulations oblige its member states to inform the body of new developments.

    With eyes firmly fixed on Iran's nuclear progressions, the right-wing government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has repeatedly threatened to bomb the country's enrichment facilities out of existence.

    Tel Aviv accuses Tehran of nuclear weapons development - a charge rejected by both Iran and the UN nuclear watchdog, which has so far made "21 unannounced inspections" of the country's nuclear facilities.

    The UN nuclear watchdog in its previous reports has confirmed that Iran only enriches uranium-235 to a level of "less than 5 percent."

    Uranium, which fuels a nuclear power plant, can be used for military purposes only if enriched to high levels of above 90 percent.

    Details of the controversial Israeli plans to attack Iran emerged after John Bolton, the former US ambassador to the United Nations, recently told a group of intelligence analysts that “Riyadh certainly approves” of Israel's use of Saudi airspace in the event of war with Iran.

    Bolton, had previously said he had discussed the possibility with Saudi officials in closed-door meetings. “None of them would say anything about it publicly but they would certainly acquiesce in an overflight if the Israelis didn't trumpet it as a big success.”

    The recent revelations follow a flurry of media reports in July, which suggested the Saudi government had approved the use of its airspace for an attack.

    While Saudi officials deny having diplomatic ties with Tel Aviv, an Israeli defense source has confirmed that the Mossad spy agency maintained “working relations” with the kingdom.

    According to a study published by the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a military exchange between Iran and Israel could result in the death of as many as 6 million people.
  2. Does Israel have an option? I mean, first Iran threatens to wipe Israel off the map. Question the holocaust?! Come on...
    Now we find out that Iran has a secret enrichment facility. If I lived in Israel, I'd want my country to bomb the fuck out of these facilities as well. Especially now as they have overwhelming support from the international community.
  3. The should knock off the leadership. It would less likely lead to war and it would encourage the Iranian public.
    Easier to kill a leader then to flatten a mountain.
  4. Good point.
  5. "I mean, first Iran threatens to wipe Israel off the map. "

    no matter how many times that lie is repeated, it will never be true

    what he said was '"the regime will vanish from the pages of time", (as did the soviet union) - but nobody 'wiped russia off the map', it's still there

    he didnt even say WE will make the regime vanish from the pages of time

    "Question the holocaust Come on...?!"

    SO WHAT!?!?! You're saying the land of 'free speech' should bomb somone for saying something you dont agree with?

    stop bleating the LIES of neocons who endlessly try to push the USA into war!
  8. "The whole speech about wiping Israel off the map is just one example of his racism towards Jews "

    amazing - you just ignored what I said and repeated the lie again

    guess that's just the nature of warmongering propaganda

    a war with Iran, if it were unncessesary, would be catastrophic for the USA right now

    but as a neocon, you really dont give a damn, do you
  9. Are you saying he is not racist towards Jews?

    I am not American so no, I don't give a damn. I thought we were talking about Israel vs. Iran anyways..... in which case, I have no skin in that game, so I don't give a damn there either. To be honest, I could care less what happens in the middle east as long as Canada stays safe. That may be cold blooded and heartless but it's the truth.
  10. A terrorist act identical to that of dumping two ton bombs on a building housing women and children, killing 24 members of one familly, including 11 children.


    #10     Oct 1, 2009