Saturday, June 12, 2010

Um.... letting the Israelis bomb Iran

So Saudis can get rid of an irritating neighbor while getting to point fingers of blame at Israel... a win/win situation!
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.

“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.”
Um.... what the hell is being planned right now? I thought we'd given up on WWIII after Dick and George's excellent adventure was over....


mahakal said...

What, did the war end?

I didn't think so.

ellroon said...

What wars? Oh, those wars? Those are just police actions! Or temporary national readjustments! Or massively intrusive societal infrastructure realignments!

WWIII will have really BIG nukes and stuff!

mahakal said...

Must we do that again? It's been over six thousand years and we're still picking up the pieces from last time...

ellroon said...

Eternal war! That's what we want!!

mahakal said...

The choice is life or extermination, really. Anyhow the network will be pervasive soon and by the end of 2012 we should be ready for reboot.

sic transit gloria mundi

Steve Bates said...

"Or massively intrusive societal infrastructure realignments!"

Those are known in the trade as MISIR-y. Loves company, I hear.

sic transit gloria mundi

Trans.: Gloria's bus broke down again; it must be Monday.

ellroon said...

Damned sick buses and their Monday blues.

Anyway... isn't Gloria the one who overloads on deodorant? (Gloria in Excelsis Deo)