After the U.S. denied Israel the air space through Iraq, Israel had no effective route into Iran, and thus no effective way to destroy those nuclear facilities which ultimately threaten Israel's existence. Now they have this route into Iran and effectively the "green light" to eliminate the nuclear facilities:
"Saudi Arabia gives Israel clear skies to attack Iranian nuclear sites"
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.
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.
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.
This article also describes why receiving this permission - to fly through Saudi airspace - is so important:
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.
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.”
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.
This is big news. Many informed reports had stated that it was the lack of an effective air route to Iran which was preventing Israel from attacking these nuclear facilities. Now an air route into Iran has been provided.
Will Israel attack these facilities? Only time will tell. It depends on the sequence of events. If the northern border, and the ongoing conflict with Syria/Lebanon/Hezbollah heat up, a battle there would preempt the Iran situation. The same could be said of the evolving situation in Gaza.
It looks like a race - a race to ignite the powder-keg otherwise known as the Middle East. The region will erupt and it will erupt in a big way, as described by the prophetic scriptures detailed in Ezekiel 38-39, Isaiah 17 and Zechariah 12. The question remains "how" and "when".
We seem to be on the verge of answering both of these questions.
...ezekiel 38&39 isaiah 17...and dont forget psalm 83 (hamas, hezbullah and gaza and jordan)the only piece missing is that jordan is isreals ally.something has to happen to include jordan as at this point they are unlikely to attack isreal.
since i firmly believe psalm 83/isaiah 17(these battles are one and the same,or at least in rapid succession) precede Gog/magog it is possible (secular annylist have also said this)if isreal attacks iran then iran will us its proxies (psalm 83 nations) to fight back and will the international community is sidetracted by this war iran and russia will build more nukes.
THIS IS TOTASL BS..... SAUDI AARABIA HAS NOT GIVEN ISRAEL PERMISSION TO USE THEIR AIRSPACE... NEITHER HAS THE GCC OR TURKEY.
ISRAEL TROTS THIS LIE OUT EVERY 18 MONTHS
I agree - in fact, I fully expect that the Psalm 83 scenario will be pushed by Iran/Russia.
For the "BS" comment, I offer the following.
First of all, it is obvious to most of the world, that Saudi Arabia and many of the other surrounding countries, share the fears of Iran becoming a "power" via nuclear weapons. It has been speculated for many months that Saudi Arabia would allow such use of airspace, and that comes from an array of military analysts - but apparently you have more "inside information".
Secondly, can you please identify, via news reports or whatever "secret" information that you possess, that Israel has made this claim "every 10 months" as you state? Many of us follow this quite closely and have never seen this claim (besides, Israel is not making the claim anyway - as you state. This article came from the Times - not an Israeli source)
Thirdly, what information do you have which states that the Saudis have NOT offered this airspace..
There are also past examples of such countries allowing both Israel and the US the use of their airspace in similar circumstances .
I will anxiously await your FACTS on this topic as you seem to know far more than the rest of the world...
I will post whatever you have.
But I have a feeling that we'll be hearing
CRICKETS.....We shall see :)
Those "arguments" are laughable. MacPherson? Please. get some new arguments and maybe we'll discuss this in a logical professional manner. But that old stuff is really tiring and has been put to bed LONG ago.
Eh up Scott
Is MacPherson STILL trying to flog his books of redundant opinions? I would have thought he was in clink by now charged either with taking money under false pretenses, or a 'Geenpeace' conviction for deforestation using precious trees as waste paper.
I hear the toilet roll industry recycles paper trash which may help clear up the mess made by a redundant Bewildered Slanderer?
Any way to trap & delete posts that contain ''>.<'' after the ''nofollow''??
I don't click on anything suspicious until after I check the page source first...
Maybe EI knows...she seems to be on her toes with all those little box characters...
Yes - the same old tired MacPherson arguments...It actually goes to show how weak their arguments are in my opinion. Why not base your arguments on a scriptural basis rather than a weak, tangential "argument" which has long since been disproven? I have actually gotten to where I just laugh as soon as I see MM or Mac mentioned these days :)
DrNo- I'm not sure I understand what you are asking - could you please rephrase? are you referring to folks who post links in the comments section?
EI knows nowt! I would like to preen and pretend I know how to do whatever it was you said I know how to do, if you know what I mean? Sadly I don't - know that is. :[
Anything EI writes that has a resemblance to the known or unknown and intelligent is purely coincidental!
It could be some new follower of Mac’s who has been conned into spending their money on keeping the old ‘snake oil’ myth going – won’t they feel daft when they cotton on!
But I have a sneaky feeling it’s the leaky old raincoat himself drumming up trade – I do, I really do!!
You know, I am starting to believe its the same person we saw a few weeks ago, and it could be that the "comment" was identical to the previous one. That makes me think that someone has a standard response (also note how out of context it was) - so somebody out there is probably just submitting a standard answer. I may go back and try to find the previous post.
Yes, I was referring to posted comments that appear as a single string of dots .................... where my link of dots here will take you to this comment by alias poster "SeymourZ_Reger嘉容"...
DO NOT click on any of his dots!!!
Rather, if you click on "View", then "Page source", then in the Edit menu, search his name "Seymour" and you will see that each and every one of his dots like this ''>.<'', [after the ''rel=''nofollow'' command], is preceded by a link to a porn site. I was axing if there is code that could be written to search and delete a comment whenever it finds ''>.<'' ?
The other one is here.
I'm sorry EI.
It must've been the other "Expected Imminently" who posted all those strange little squares here...
THANKS MUCH DRNO
I'll simply delete any such posts - that should fix this.
Glad to know this - much appreciated!
Oh stop messin' abaht; ya knows that was EI doin them thar sqar fings!
It took EI ages to climb the tower o Babel working it out. The mucky little toe rags! I 'spect they only just discovered sex and thinks no one else knows about it.
I wonder if their mothers told em it'll send em blind?
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