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Posted on 03/29/2012 5:57:27 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
Israel's Secret Staging Ground
U.S. officials believe that the Israelis have gained access to airbases in Azerbaijan. Does this bring them one step closer to a war with Iran?
BY MARK PERRY |MARCH 28, 2012
In 2009, the deputy chief of mission of the U.S. embassy in Baku, Donald Lu, sent a cable to the State Department's headquarters in Foggy Bottom titled "Azerbaijan's discreet symbiosis with Israel." The memo, later released by WikiLeaks, quotes Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev as describing his country's relationship with the Jewish state as an iceberg: "nine-tenths of it is below the surface."
Why does it matter? Because Azerbaijan is strategically located on Iran's northern border and, according to several high-level sources I've spoken with inside the U.S. government, Obama administration officials now believe that the "submerged" aspect of the Israeli-Azerbaijani alliance -- the security cooperation between the two countries -- is heightening the risks of an Israeli strike on Iran.
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John Bolton has accused the WH of leaking this to sabotage any coming action by Israel.
“John Bolton has accused the WH of leaking this to sabotage any coming action by Israel.”
Yeah but you you can’t keep these kind of things secret. Azerbaijan is a Turkic Muslim country. But sure the Muslim-symps would leak this
You hit the nail on the head.
Israel and Azerbaijan: unlikely allies?
The Obama administration put sanctions on a ship company that was doing business with Iran. Israel thinks that Obama did it on purpose because the ship company was helping get the Mossad in and out of Iran.
They did it once, they will do it again.
That be true.
Secret? Not any more.
Sun Tzu said it best.
True, but I did have the privilege of hearing Dwight D. Eisenhower speak informally on it once.
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