Saturday 12 June 2010

Islam, Israel and Iran

For a long time I have been saying that a new polarity exists in the world - one one side America, Britain, Israel and Saudi Arabia and on the other Russia, China and Iran.

This proves I am right.

It also proves that there is not just one monolithic form of Islam - Shi'ites hate Sunnis more than they hate the infidels and vice versa.

Islam is about as unified under its various Islamic sects as Protestant Christians are united under Christianity with Catholics in Northern Ireland.

There is no monolithic Islam - there is only the same hatred over doctrinal differences as in Christianity.

It also demonstrates the motive that Saudi Arabia had for its involvement with Osama Bin Laden, Al Qaeda and the CIA - in that the House of Saud feared Iraq and Iran more than it feared the West and that 911 gave America the opportunity to meddle in the Middle East and undermine Iran and Iraq.

Saudi Arabia gives Israel clear skies to attack Iranian nuclear sites
Hugh Tomlinson


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Saudi Arabia has conducted tests to stand down its air defences to enable Israeli jets to make a bombing raid on Iran’s nuclear facilities, The Times can reveal.

In the week that the UN Security Council imposed a new round of sanctions on Tehran, defence sources in the Gulf say that Riyadh has agreed to allow Israel to use a narrow corridor of its airspace in the north of the country to shorten the distance for a bombing run on Iran. To ensure the Israeli bombers pass unmolested, Riyadh has carried out tests to make certain its own jets are not scrambled and missile defence systems not activated. Once the Israelis are through, the kingdom’s air defences will return to full alert.

“The Saudis have given their permission for the Israelis to pass over and they will look the other way,” said a US defence source in the area. “They have already done tests to make sure their own jets aren’t scrambled and no one gets shot down. This has all been done with the agreement of the [US] State Department.”

Sources in Saudi Arabia say it is common knowledge within defence circles in the kingdom that an arrangement is in place if Israel decides to launch the raid. Despite the tension between the two governments, they share a mutual loathing of the regime in Tehran and a common fear of Iran’s nuclear ambitions. “We all know this. We will let them [the Israelis] through and see nothing,” said one.
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The four main targets for any raid on Iran would be the uranium enrichment facilities at Natanz and Qom, the gas storage development at Isfahan and the heavy-water reactor at Arak. Secondary targets include the lightwater reactor at Bushehr, which could produce weapons-grade plutonium when complete.

The targets lie as far as 1,400 miles (2,250km) from Israel; the outer limits of their bombers’ range, even with aerial refuelling. An open corridor across northern Saudi Arabia would significantly shorten the distance. An airstrike would involve multiple waves of bombers, possibly crossing Jordan, northern Saudi Arabia and Iraq. Aircraft attacking Bushehr, on the Gulf coast, could swing beneath Kuwait to strike from the southwest.

Passing over Iraq would require at least tacit agreement to the raid from Washington. So far, the Obama Administration has refused to give its approval as it pursues a diplomatic solution to curbing Iran’s nuclear ambitions. Military analysts say Israel has held back only because of this failure to secure consensus from America and Arab states. Military analysts doubt that an airstrike alone would be sufficient to knock out the key nuclear facilities, which are heavily fortified and deep underground or within mountains. However, if the latest sanctions prove ineffective the pressure from the Israelis on Washington to approve military action will intensify. Iran vowed to continue enriching uranium after the UN Security Council imposed its toughest sanctions yet in an effort to halt the Islamic Republic’s nuclear programme, which Tehran claims is intended for civil energy purposes only. President Ahmadinejad has described the UN resolution as “a used handkerchief, which should be thrown in the dustbin”.

Israeli officials refused to comment yesterday on details for a raid on Iran, which the Prime Minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, has refused to rule out. Questioned on the option of a Saudi flight path for Israeli bombers, Aharaon Zeevi Farkash, who headed military intelligence until 2006 and has been involved in war games simulating a strike on Iran, said: “I know that Saudi Arabia is even more afraid than Israel of an Iranian nuclear capacity.”

In 2007 Israel was reported to have used Turkish air space to attack a suspected nuclear reactor being built by Iran’s main regional ally, Syria. Although Turkey publicly protested against the “violation” of its air space, it is thought to have turned a blind eye in what many saw as a dry run for a strike on Iran’s far more substantial — and better-defended — nuclear sites.

Israeli intelligence experts say that Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Jordan are at least as worried as themselves and the West about an Iranian nuclear arsenal.Israel has sent missile-class warships and at least one submarine capable of launching a nuclear warhead through the Suez Canal for deployment in the Red Sea within the past year, as both a warning to Iran and in anticipation of a possible strike. Israeli newspapers reported last year that high-ranking officials, including the former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, have met their Saudi Arabian counterparts to discuss the Iranian issue. It was also reported that Meir Dagan, the head of Mossad, met Saudi intelligence officials last year to gain assurances that Riyadh would turn a blind eye to Israeli jets violating Saudi airspace during the bombing run. Both governments have denied the reports.

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Anonymous said...

Polarities are fluid and change. They can change very quickly. In 1939 the Soviets allied themselves with the Germans and both sides were content. By 1941 this had changed after the German victory in the west pushed the balance of power ; both Germany and Russia felt threatened and Hitler beat Stalin to the starting gun by two weeks.
The Saudis might find within a short peiod of time that they are dependent not on the US but on China as their market for oil and the US is facing a mighty economic crisis ...we will see.

joe six-pack said...

President Obama is no friend of Israel. I find it difficult to believe that President Obama would help Israel bomb Iran, in any way.

more info on china and n korea needed said...

joe six-pack said...
President Obama is no friend of Israel. I find it difficult to believe that President Obama would help Israel bomb Iran, in any way.

12 June 2010 17:04

Joke post of the day surely!

Lee you forgot the other players in this, Pakistan and N Korea.

Also I think mbothChina and Russia have been playing the NWO game, seeing what they can get out of it while hoping to concede little, however I think the NWO is out flanking them.

I believe the US will join with China just as Hitler with Japan and promise China the east, perhpaps including Australia, Austrailia is becomming more asian by the day.

I had wondered about China for a long time but i think they will do a pact which like the German pact with Russia will soon go sour.

Why did the NWO export all our jobs to china, helping to build china up to some degree, is it to reduce all countries to he level of the average Chinese?

and then when we are reduced to their level the chinese find themselfs without a cheap market, seeing as we will all be working for a bowl of rice a day globally.

ad why has the US/anglo NWO let China move into parts of Africa, there must be some behind the scenes deals being made, perhaps this is why N korea is being targeted, for China's long term interests? or even as a further base for the US to attack China in future, setting up a nother launch pad.

Also why is the NWO always praising China whe its abuses would appear to be little different from saddam or N korea - something ain't what it seems, but i have never had a decent explaination.

I presume the us strip out our economy by exporting jobs to china, once our economy is stripped out we can then compete with china in the poverty slavery and oppression stakes, the NWO has often said it admires maos control of society.

Then it make all the money owed to china worthless and plunges china into a massive depression, loss of markets and loss of wealth. once china and the US carve up the world after ww3 with Russia with Chinas help, then the NWO start to target china, but what comes first the total economic collapse of china or ww3?

I don't think the US has the stomache to try and take Russia alone, that is unless they are a police state with conscription already in force by then?

I would like to heare others vies of China and how it fits into the NWO sceme of things.

Jane said...

The rulers of Saudi Arabia are extremely corrupt and degenerate and are bribed by the US. The people there don't like this but I doubt they will protest in any threatening way over the use of Saudi airspace by Israel.