by Jonathon Blakeley
Thursday, March 29th, 2012
The Israelis have bought an airfield,” an official said, “and the airfield is called Azerbaijan.” said senior ‘un-named’ US officials
The past two days has seen conflicting reports emerging regarding Israel allegedly securing 4 airbases in Baku, in Azerbaijan. If true this would significantly enhance Israel’s ability to wage war on Iran. Baku is less than 1000 km from Tehran the capital of Iran compared to nearly 3000km from Israel to Iran. So what is the truth of the matter?
Apparently the Americans are reported not to be happy at all with the move. It is unclear whether the Israelis will launch an attack from Baku, but at the very least they could launch drones to conduct surveillance. It was only in February that Israel signed a deal with Azerbaijan to supply $1.6 billion in arms, specifically anti-aircraft missiles and drones.
However the latest reports seem to cast some doubt on this whole issue, according to Haaretz, Azerbaijan has since denied giving access to Airbases for Israel.
This information is absurd and groundless,” said Teymur Abdullayev going on to add that this reports were “aimed at damaging relations between Azerbaijan and Iran.”
But it seem likely that this is just lies from Azerbaijan, as previous Wikileaks cables compared the Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev to Mafia dons Sonny Corleone & Michael from the Godfather. The Wikileaks cable goes on to say that the President’s policies were characterized by…
pragmatism, restraint and a helpful bias toward integration with the West,”
This is from the same President who was imprisoning bloggers who were critical of the regime. So in a nutshell it does indeed look like Israel has found the perfect partner for the war crimes it will unleash against Iran. A crime partner who can lie with confidence and conviction and provide it with 4 bases to launch its operations from. As we already know, Madonna’s gig in Israel is on May 29th (BDS has not been very effective here then), so presumably the IRAN war will follow shortly afterwards. I sincerely hope not! If we are to avert this unfolding tragedy we must all pull together, to do everything we can, to stop Israel and its apocalyptic plan before it is way too late.