Friday, November 28, 2008
Israel will be resolved to use Turkish air space to attack Tehran’s nuclear facilities, says a prominent US political strategist.
In a recent political panel, Charles Krauthammer ruled out the possibility of Israeli warplanes flying through US-controlled Iraqi airspace to launch potential air strikes on the Islamic Republic and claimed that Tel Aviv would most likely opt to use Turkish air space instead.
He claimed that Israel would bomb the Iranian uranium enrichment infrastructure in the same manner it bombed Syria in September 2007.
“The Israelis would not attack (Iran) over Iraq. The way to go is through Turkey…When Israel attacked the reactor in Syria, it went up the Mediterranean and through Turkish air space,” Hurriyet quoted Krauthammer as saying.
Recent reports of Israel beefing up military preparations have fueled speculation that Tel Aviv intends to stage its third attack on Middle Eastern countries over nuclear allegations. Israel had earlier attacked Iraq and Syria, claiming that they sought to attain nuclear weapons technology.
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The Sunday Times reported Sunday that Israeli squadron leaders are conducting dress rehearsals in the Negev desert in preparation for air strikes on Iranian nuclear facilities.
According to Israeli officials, however, Tel Aviv was “warned” this week against striking Iran before US President-elect Barack Obama takes office in January.
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was quick to deny the report, saying that Washington never rejected Tel Aviv’s request to take military action against Iran.
This article was posted: Friday, November 28, 2008 at 1:09 pm