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3 Arab states in gulf say would allow Israel to enter airspace to attack Iran
Haaretz.com (Excerpt) ^ | February 25, 2007

Posted on 02/25/2007 12:43:56 AM PST by HAL9000

10:29 3 Arab states in gulf say would allow Israel to enter airspace to attack Iran (Haaretz)

(Excerpt) Read more at haaretz.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aircorridor; arabs; fanaticmullahs; iaf; iran; islamicbomb; modferates; oman; qatar; turkey; uae

1 posted on 02/25/2007 12:43:58 AM PST by HAL9000
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To: HAL9000

Of course they would. They are Sunni. Iranians are Shia. And/or the fact that Iranians aren't Arab by ethnicity, also encourages this.


2 posted on 02/25/2007 12:46:16 AM PST by CarrotAndStick (The articles posted by me needn't necessarily reflect my opinion.)
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To: HAL9000
Haaretz.com - Report: 3 Gulf states agree to IAF overflights en route to Iran

The named states are - Qatar, Oman and the United Arab Emirates.

3 posted on 02/25/2007 12:55:57 AM PST by HAL9000 (Get a Mac - The Ultimate FReeping Machine)
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To: HAL9000

Thank you for naming the states.

[Freeping from a Mac]


4 posted on 02/25/2007 12:58:25 AM PST by BunnySlippers (RUDY FOR PRESIDENT 2008)
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To: HAL9000
Is this supposed to be talked about so openly? Is Ha'aretz doing a NYT turn here?
5 posted on 02/25/2007 12:58:41 AM PST by L.N. Smithee (In Hollywood its easier to come out as gay than as conservative... - Joel Surnow, Creator of "24")
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To: HAL9000

sweet surprise.


6 posted on 02/25/2007 1:01:43 AM PST by PRePublic
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To: HAL9000

United States preparing to be able to launch air strikes against Iran with 24 hour notice.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070225/us_nm/usa_iran_dc_2;_ylt=As8GNA77dIhn6QNcyhvuVIIUewgF


7 posted on 02/25/2007 1:01:49 AM PST by jwh_Denver ("Planet of the Apes" happened because people wouldn't proof read their posts.)
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To: CarrotAndStick
You are right, but I think, It's more than just Shiite/Sunni, though Arab Muslim countries in the ME, virtually all of them are totalitarian cruel oppressive regimes, in contrast with Iran, the rule of "lessor of the two evils", can apply...
8 posted on 02/25/2007 1:03:48 AM PST by PRePublic
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To: L.N. Smithee
The Haaretz report was based on a report in the Al-Siyasa newspaper in Kuwait. Here is a translation of their report from Arabic -

Three Gulf and Turkey agrees To secure air corridors ... To strike Iran

London-Hamid Griavi wrote :
:Tehran-agency :

.Diplomatic sources in the Gulf and European countries and each of the Washington and Brussels yesterday, Saturday, revealed that the three countries in the Middle East at least agreed to allow the weapons Israeli air using airspace corridors to reach a me and Iran to launch a military strike range of facilities and violent Ha nuclear and missile, With no other countries adjacent to Iran security relations e and military originally with the Jewish state. and the Israeli military presence since the mid-1990s , is willing to cooperate.

.Transfer Gulf diplomat in Washington policy yesterday the circles in the Ministry of Defense (the Pentagon) and the Congress Americans saying Commenting on what the newspaper d following Telegraph yesterday from the British that there is a TALKS Mirkeh-Israeli currently underway on allowing Sale h air using Hebrew flying to pay strike Israeli air to Iran, the American administration Avenue in preventing Iran from pw on to a nuclear, will not prevent or respond to any Israeli air fighter Fu s Iraqi territory if it finds itself unable to Z Abi current difficult in Iraq to stop the rush of ACD Rani to possess nuclear atomic bombs, and that was not a form of madness (American).

...Quoting Daily Telegraph one of the Israeli officers participants in the preparations for the strike saying that one of a the points that we have to make is how to reach uh Daphna in Iran .... The only way is to use Iraqi airspace a subject to the control of the American.

The officer emphasized the importance of obtaining this authorization even told we are exposed to a position where it would be forced American planes and Wallace Railih for the exchange of firing at each other.

The rate of diplomatic representatives in the democratic actors in the Congress supports democracy and vehicles Jamho Rayya to Israel, saying that the Congress, despite some reservations on the American presence in Iraq. air strike did not oppose American or Israeli to eliminate p Lee Iranian nuclear arsenal, considering that any military action against this arsenal remains pw the cost of the damage, and possession of dangerous weapons Qala Tehran Wei.

The House Democrats to the Gulf diplomat Helped by of the most important reasons for opposing the increase in the number of cascade. Wat American presence in Iraq and our military when, We have to withdraw the bulk of those forces as soon possible opportunity, we Anhab* for our participation in two wars together as we believe that we will soon launch a campaign to end the military alliance of any bc Dr. nuclear Iran, and in this regard, we support the statements made by the Vice-President (mother Erki) Dick Cheney at the Sydney (Australia) yesterday (the day before a manipulation) that we must not allow Iran to become a nuclear power.

And Cheney was reiterated for the second time in less than 24 hours that all options are open for dealing with Iran. He emphasized that possession of the Islamic Republic of capacity States would be a grave mistake.

The diplomat policy in contact by Lindh that n information the Pentagon and Congress confirm that the States three Gulf Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and the Sultanate of Oman all sites located in the strategic task off tourists for Iran, may not reluctant to open its airspace in the corridors to facilitate air strike Yeh Iranian nuclear installations, despite the fear of the reactions by Iranian and the brain frameworks leaking radioactivity into its territory.

The official said the Pentagon and Vice Congress : that in the event we reached the moment of truth, we are confident The other countries in the Gulf and the region still reluctant P j support any military strike Western or Israeli Aira n, perhaps open airspace and territory to the Allies and the R. Asha Turkey, Iraq and some former Soviet previous relevant border with Iran, , as well as Afghanistan and Pakistan.

The newspaper attributed Ha'aretz Israeli yesterday to extend the mandate of Chairman of the Israeli Foreign Intelligence (Alamos Ed) Meir Dagan until the end of this year in spite of the age of a for retirement, the preparations for the aerial action against Iran, especially as Daga n estimated the time lag Tehran from possessing weapons Qala Wi less than two years (before the end of 2009) with the introduction into the considering that one of the most important experts in the Hebrew state WALSH Non Iranian.

The newspaper said that Prime Minister Ehud Olmert Essen d finally to the Israeli Air Force Commander Eliezer u B. Election preparations for the task of linking action against Iran's getting faces Mb Bulletin.

At NATO headquarters in Brussels, a diplomat confirmed British policy yesterday that the leaders of the Alliance, who chaired e United States encourage Turkey prominent member of p I participate in any strike against the Iranian nuclear arsenal Yeh through open air corridors of the border adjacent to the lymph Aklat and enriched nuclear sites in the far north of Iran , which is located near the Caspian Sea. They were also encouraged to open its airports and land borders or Or international forces in the event of the scenario for a land invasion of Iran in conjunction with the invasion air.

The diplomat expressed his belief that the generals Turkey This time, he would not commit the same fault with the former a the American poured into the war in Iraq, in 2003, while preventing them from using Turkish territory separated big Ed has led to the cancellation of the campaign alliance Alaska Rayya Northern and to the loss of Turkish Vimabaad exploit their change genuine gains long-held dream in the areas of oil Iraq j North, such as Kirkuk and other emirates.

In return, Iran confirmed it is ready for any military strike e directed against the United States but preferred Walt negotiated means for the settlement of the nuclear dispute.

He said Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Matki in Matm R. press conference yesterday in Tehran that there are two options for blindness l with the Iranian nuclear issue are the force or Deeb for Omasih.

He explained that Matki despite the fact that Iran is ready for the worst Sinari and it may be possible American military strike against its a the nuclear it is still seeking to resort to the option Aldeblo the tragedies and to hold talks with relevant parties in order to T. together the dispute.

The Matki reiterated that Iran's nuclear projects are designed for civilian and peaceful purposes only. He explained that the latest report issued by the Director General of the IAEA States Yeh Atomic Energy Agency, Mohamed ElBaradei on Iran confirms You a matter.

The Iranian foreign minister that his country would not yield m any concessions with regard to the internationally recognized right of to move forward in its nuclear program for the purposes of cities Yeh.


9 posted on 02/25/2007 1:15:42 AM PST by HAL9000 (Get a Mac - The Ultimate FReeping Machine)
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To: L.N. Smithee

Might be a ruse to put more pressure on Iran...or more specifically to give antinukes in Iran more leverage.


10 posted on 02/25/2007 1:27:45 AM PST by Bob J (RIGHTALK.com...a conservative alternative to NPR!)
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To: CarrotAndStick
"Of course they would. They are Sunni. Iranians are Shia. And/or the fact that Iranians aren't Arab by ethnicity, also encourages this."

That applies to many in many cases. Those who are offering the airspace are also very motivated to keep oil shipping routes clear and have new, short-range (although effective) ABM systems to secure such a bold decision (recent public news).
11 posted on 02/25/2007 1:35:21 AM PST by familyop
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To: CarrotAndStick

...ABM defense systems, that is.


12 posted on 02/25/2007 1:36:03 AM PST by familyop
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To: familyop

You have a point there. They wouldn't be getting those systems from Israel now, would they? :^)


13 posted on 02/25/2007 1:42:58 AM PST by CarrotAndStick (The articles posted by me needn't necessarily reflect my opinion.)
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To: CarrotAndStick

I recently saw a piece about them getting PACs from us. ...don't remember as to which Arab country, exactly, but I did see it. I don't know as to which modification level it was, either. ...will try a search.


14 posted on 02/25/2007 1:48:42 AM PST by familyop
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To: CarrotAndStick

...sorry, but my memory was wrong about one thing. The Patriot systems might *not be given to those Arab countries.* From the articles, it appears more likely that our own US military forces may be bringing and administering those systems.

...links in a few minutes.


15 posted on 02/25/2007 2:03:25 AM PST by familyop
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To: HAL9000

Qatar, Oman and the United Arab Emirates air space are of little use. hmmmm wonder how Iran will take this?


16 posted on 02/25/2007 2:06:17 AM PST by AZRepublican ("The degree in which a measure is necessary can never be a test of the legal right to adopt it.")
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To: HAL9000

Threats of a 3 pronged attack seems to be saber rattling at this point unless IDF brass plan to either land and refuel at Incirlik or Al Anbar airstrips on the way in, or land and refuel on US carriers on the way out.

UNIFIL naval assets off the coast of Lebanon will be lit up by the IDF on their way out. Hez intelligence will probably have ample time to pick up increased UNIFIL naval radio traffic, and transfer the info to the Iranians.

But this sounds like saber rattling, and ridiculous at that, the Gulf States have bought how many billion dollars of air force ordinance from Western countries? Yet they'd rather the Israeli and American infidels take the post strike consequences.


17 posted on 02/25/2007 2:11:25 AM PST by JerseyHighlander
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To: CarrotAndStick

Use the keyword, "patriot," to find the info in each page. And yes, it appears that our own US forces will be administering those systems around the Gulf "to reassure our friends and allies" (President Bush).

Iran missile test-fire no threat to US ships in Gulf: White House
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20070208/pl_afp/iranmilitaryus

Second US aircraft carrier arrives near Iran
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20070220/pl_afp/usmilitaryirangulf

Kuwait media: U.S. military strike on Iran seen by April
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1773874/posts

Gates: No talks with Iran
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1768455/posts


18 posted on 02/25/2007 2:15:34 AM PST by familyop
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To: familyop
Looks like a New Moon strike in March or April is in the making.

MARCH 2007

Phase Date Time Eastern Time Pacific Position
Full Moon
Lunar Eclipse
Mar 3 6:17 pm 3:17 pm 13:00 Virgo
Last Quarter Mar 11 11:54 pm 8:54 pm 21:11 Sagittarius
New Moon
Total Solar Eclipse
Mar 18 10:42 pm 7:42 pm 28:07 Pisces
First Quarter Mar 25 2:16 pm 11:16 am 04:43 Cancer

APRIL 2007
(Corrected for Daylight Savings Time April 1 - October 28)

Phase Date Time Eastern Time Pacific Position
Full Moon Apr 2 1:15 pm 10:15 am 21:35 Libra
Last Quarter Apr 10 2:04 pm 11:04 am 20:29 Capricorn
New Moon Apr 17 7:36 am 4:36 am 27:05 Aries
First Quarter Apr 24 2:35 am 11:35 pm (Apr 23) 03:43 Leo

MAY 2007

Phase Date Time Eastern Time Pacific Position
Full Moon May 2 6:09 am 3:09 am 11:38 Scorpio
Last Quarter May 10 12:27 am 9:27 pm (May 9) 19:09 Aquarius
New Moon May 16 3:27 pm 12:27 pm 25:33 Taurus
First Quarter May 23 12:25 pm 9:25 am 02:21 Virgo
Full Moon
BLUE MOON
May 31 9:04 pm 6:04 pm 10:12 Sagittarius

19 posted on 02/25/2007 2:28:56 AM PST by JerseyHighlander
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To: JerseyHighlander

That could be. Iranian fire guards should fasten their eyelids open on those nights. ;)


20 posted on 02/25/2007 2:42:42 AM PST by familyop
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To: JerseyHighlander

Maybe they should keep a few extra skids of eyedrops on hand, too. ...helps to keep from blinking all night. ;)


21 posted on 02/25/2007 2:45:11 AM PST by familyop
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To: JerseyHighlander

Weather starts to change in May I believe


22 posted on 02/25/2007 2:52:48 AM PST by expatguy (http://laotze.blogspot.com/)
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To: familyop

Thanks!


23 posted on 02/25/2007 3:26:38 AM PST by CarrotAndStick (The articles posted by me needn't necessarily reflect my opinion.)
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To: jwh_Denver
United States preparing to be able to launch air strikes against Iran with 24 hour notice.

Thirty minutes would be better!

24 posted on 02/25/2007 5:59:49 AM PST by JimRed ("Hey, hey, Teddy K., how many girls did you drown today?" (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help m)
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