Friday, July 11, 2008

Israeli jets using Iraq's airspace.

This is from the daily.pk.
Of course we do not hear a peep about this in the western mainstream press that censors itself quite effectively. Anyone who ever thought that Iraq was a sovereign nation should be disabused of this notion. The U.S. controls the airspace. Note that the U.S. has done almost zilch to rebuild the Iraqi air force. The U.S. dominates Iraqi airspace. One would think that Iraq would be very sensitive to this issue. If Israel does attack Iran and uses these bases Iraq may be subject to Iranian retaliation --of course U.S. bases in Iran will probably be targets in any event. It is possible this report is in error although it comes from inside Iraq rather than Pakistan where the Daily is located I believe.


Israeli jets using Iraq's airspace
Thursday, 10 July 2008 12:15 www.daily.pk

The US has allowed Israeli jets to use US airbases and fly over Iraqi air space for a likely attack against Iran, Iraqi media say. It is more than a month that some Israeli planes belonging to Israeli air force use the US military bases in Iraq to land and take off, Iraqi Nahrainnet news network said Wednesday, quoting informed sources close to Iraq's Defense Ministry. The activities and traffic of warplanes- especially at nights- has lately increased in the US airbases in Nasiriya southeast of Baghdad and Haditha a city in the western Iraq province of Al Anbar, the Iraqi residents and sources said. They said the US fighters, cargo planes, helicopters and unmanned planes have intensified their flights in the last three weeks. The US military officials have imposed severe security measures around the bases, they said. They said some aircraft suspected to be Israeli warplanes coming from Jordan, have landed in the US controlled al-Assad airbase near Haditha. It is believed that these activities are parts of a joint Israeli-US training, preparation and coordination to launch an air raid against Iran's nuclear plants. Israel has conducted a military drill under the supervision of top US military commanders over the Mediterranean Sea from May 28 to June 12, using more than 100 Israeli F-16 and F-15 fighters, along with helicopters and refueling tanks which many consider as a possible rehearsal for a strike on Iran's nuclear facilities

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