Azerbaijan and Israel coordinating attack on Iran
Israel "go-it-alone" to attack Iran's nuclear sites has been the talk of the world in recent years.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu showed impatience, saying Tehran is just one year of a "red line" for nuclear capacity. Many fellow Israelis, however, fear that a unilateral attack and the absence of U.S. forces would not be wise against an enemy so large and remote.
But what if, even without Washington, Israel was not alone?
Azerbaijan, an oil-rich former Soviet republic in the northern border of Iran, has, according to local sources, with knowledge of its military policy, explored with Israel how Azeri air bases and drones could help Israeli planes attack the long range target.
That is far from the massive firepower and diplomatic cover that Netanyahu wants from Washington. However, to address key weaknesses in any Israeli war plan, particularly on refueling and reconnaissance and rescue teams, such an alliance could tip Israeli thinking about the possibility of acting without U.S. help.
It may also have broader violent side effects as Azeri President Ilham Aliyev, would risk damaging the energy industry in which his wealth depends on, or Islamists who dream of knocking down his dynasty, for supporting Israel.
( via yourjewishnews.com )
Elavon wrote October 7, 2012 11:48:47 AM CEST
Azerbaijan's support may help close the gap between Israel and Iran, but it doesn't in any way help overcome the primary hurdles Israel would face in such an attack. Why do you think Israel needs our help? Refueling and air defense is a major issue, but it's nothing compared to the technological inadequacies that Israel is up against in such an operation.
They need our help because they lack the ability to properly target and penetrate Iran's facilities. Without the technology to find and touch those targets, nothing else means a damn thing. Flying around and hitting dirt won't do anything to stall or set back Iran's program.
Israel has lost almost all of its support in these last six years, most of it deserved, and this attack would be the absolute last nail in that coffin and possibly jeopardize it's future like no other event in modern history. I sincerely hope such a course of action is not on the table.
Spikey wrote October 5, 2012 7:12:32 PM CEST
But being a warmongering idiot isn't solely the preserve of Israel it seems.
Israel wouldn't go to war with Iran on their own, they're not up to it...they're fine against teenagers and women armed with rocks and stones, or pretty active and skilled at sneaking up behind someone and assassinating them when they're not expecting it, but not so tough against a real, well equipped army...they start the usual routine of mouthing off to nations they want help from, cause a false flag op or two, then blame the country they want to invade...yet again.
All mouth, no trousers.
KentElliot wrote October 2, 2012 9:08:49 PM CEST
Azerbaijan,would be vaporized if they were stupid enough to help Israel !
If there is any truth at all to this story, kinda makes you wonder what Israel, has over Azerbaijan.
Look at a map of the middle east you can spit on Azerbaijan, from Iran.
While I believe the politician of Israel and Iran, are equally stupid, Israel would be incredibly stupid to under estimate the fire power and will of Iran.