The Washington Times carries this largely unnoticed story, but take a look at this and consider the implications.
U.S. to leave Iraqi airspace clear for strategic Israeli route to Iran
Consider this aspect of the U.S. leaving Iraq:
The U.S. military’s fast-approaching Dec. 31 exit from Iraq, which has no way to defend its airspace, puts Israel in a better place strategically to strike Iran’s nuclear facilities.
Iraq has yet to assemble a force of jet fighters, and since the shortest route for Israeli strike fighters to Iran is through Iraqi airspace, observers conclude that the U.S. exit makes the Jewish state’s mission planning a lot easier.
Hmmm...That certainly is interesting isn't it?
Army Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan, the top U.S. military spokesman in Iraq, said the Iraqi military will maintain radars to monitor the country’s airspace, but it has not taken possession of American F-16s to guard that space.
Retired Air ForceGen. Thomas McInerney, who advocates a U.S. strategic bombing raid to destroy Iran’s nuclear sites, agreed that Iraq’s open airspace would make it easier for an Israeli mission.
Not to mention this aspect as well:
“Yes, it will be,” he said. “However, it will be much easier for Iranian forces to get to Israel through Iraq via land and air.”
Gen. McInerney said he thinks there is a good chance that Iran, stretched economically by Western sanctions and fearing threats from Israel, will launch a war against the Jewish state through Iraq.
This development could represent a key strategic move that opens the doors to one of two scenarios: An Israeli 'attack' on Iran's nuclear facilities and/or an Iranian (coalition) attack upon Israel. Now both scenarios are in play.
We may be seeing the last steps in preparations for the Gog-MaGog attack, and even a scenario which may precipitate this attack (an 'attack' on Iran subsequently leading to the Isaiah 17 scenario, as Iran's proxies would begin these final conflicts prior to and leading into Gog-MaGog).
Additionally, one can now see a political "out" for the Obama administration. In this scenario, when the U.S. leaves Iraq and is no longer responsible for its airspace - then Israel can 'attack' Iran's nuke facilities without requiring U.S. approval.
These dots seem pretty easy to connect. One has to wonder if this is the development that Israel and the U.S. have been waiting for. At a minimum, things just became much easier for Israel to take care of their national security by destroying Iran's nuclear capability.