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  •  And how does the IAF reach Azerbaijan? (3+ / 0-)
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    entlord, OllieGarkey, joanneleon

    They would have to overfly Turkey, which is not likely to grant such authority. As in, Quicklund is not likely to lose 25 pounds by tomorrow morning. Because if Turkey allowed such a re-basing then Iran would blame them as though they attacked themselves.

    From Wiki:

    Airfields in Gala and the Nasosnaya Air Base near Haji Zeynalabidin settlement have been modernised with US support as part of the Azerbaijan-NATO Individual Partnership Action Plan. Special equipment were installed there to provide flight security. The starting command points, engineering control systems and engineering air force service were provided with new buildings. Negotiations over the modernisation of Kurdamir airfield are currently under way. An advanced Flight Control System has been installed at Dollyar Air Base with support from the United States.
    If these are the airbases you mean, then they are NATO/Azerbaijanian airbases. they are not Israeli airbases. Which means if they are used then NATO is implicit in this attack. If NATO is of a mind to allow this much then NATO would be of a mind to attack themselves.

    An Israeli attack that requires the approval of Turkey, Azerbaijan, and the entire remainder of the NATO alliance, is not the Israel attacking alone scenario.

    •  *That's* good to know. (2+ / 0-)
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      Quicklund, joanneleon

      I wasn't aware of the relationship NATO had with the Azeris.

      That does tie Bibi's hands.

      This is good news.

      An Fhirinn an aghaidh an t'Saoghail. (The truth against the world.) Is treasa tuath na tighearna. (The common people are mightier than the lords.)

      by OllieGarkey on Mon Sep 17, 2012 at 03:35:23 PM PDT

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