The Triangle: Israel-Georgia-Russia

The Republican National Convention (RNC) brought us more than the excitement of McCain’s choice of VP, Sarah Palin. From the podium we heard terrorism named for what it is: Islamic terrorism.” It’s been a long time coming, and wasn’t it fine to hear it?

Now we move beyond the long-awaited reveal of the Conservative “team,” McCain -Palin and stir our terrorism vigilance again…shedding light, not only on Barack Obama but on Islamic jihad, which is encouraged today by what it sees from Russia.

Russia is Iran’s surrogate protector. Russian is still a possible source for removing WMD from Iraq to…somewhere. Russia has a veto on the U.N.’s Security Council…a Council which offers no “security” to Democracies. Russia has refused to allow the U.N. sanctions needed to knock Iran off her nuclear high-horse, and Russia does billions of dollars of business with Iran. Russia is not invested in removing the greatest threat to Israel, a nuclear Iran.

We have a McCain-Palin team now. We know the direction for the Republican party is one of Conservatism. Now let us think about the consequences of the current Georgian/Russia war, and how that war is a helpmate to Iran.

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Guest Author: Holger Dansk at Holger Awakens
Russians Raided Georgian Airfields to be Used by Israelis for Iran Bombing


A fascinating piece here from DEBKA points to reports that after the Russian invasion of Georgia, the Russians sent in commandos to raid some Georgian airfields that the Georgians had agreed to let Israeli use as a fueling and launch site for air strikes agains Iran’s nuclear weapons sites. Look at some of the details:

The Russian raids of two Georgian airfields, which Tbilisi had allowed Israel to use for a potential strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities, followed the Georgian offensive against South Ossetia on Aug. 7.

Under the secret agreement with Georgia, the airfields had been earmarked for use by Israeli fighter-bombers taking off to strike Iran in return for training and arms supplies.

DEBKAfile’s intelligence sources report that flying from S. Georgia over the Caspian Sea to Iran would sharply trim the distance to be spanned by Israeli fighter-bombers, reducing flying time to 3.5 hours.

And now, the worst possible piece of news about this raid by the Russians:

Russian Special Forces also raided other Israeli facilities in southern Georgia and captured Israeli spy drones, says the report. Israel was said to have used the two airfields to “conduct recon flights over southern Russia as well as into nearby Iran.” The US intelligence sources quoted by UPI reported that the Russian force also carried home other Israeli military equipment captured at the air bases.

When this happened before, Russian military engineers quickly dismantled the equipment, studied it and passed the technology on to Tehran and Damascus.

So, in essence, the Russians are more in cahoots with the Iranians than probably first thought. And if one was very inclined to conspiracy theories, you might just say that the invasion of Georgia and the whole South Ossetia violence was cover for just this raid on both the airfields and the Israeli equipment.

Either way, it paints an omnious picture of what perhaps the Russians just might do in the event of an actual Israeli strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities. Has anyone actually considered the possibility that the Iranians would call on the Russians for help in that crisis? Would Russian fighter jets be mobilized at first word of the attack and be used to engage returning Israeli fighter/bombers? And what in the sam hell would the U.S. do at that point?

At one point in time, the Russians selling technologies to Iran and Syria was slightly ignored by the West because it was felt that Russia was in need of some cash…but now, with Russia raking in the monies from oil and natural gas, this espionage and selling of technology and secrets can only be seen as aiding an abetting an enemy of the World.

I have not been one to back any kind of military actions against Russia at this time but if this all pans out that the Russians are interfering with Israeli plans to rid the world of Iranian nukes, then all bets are off and the West has no choice but to put the same military bullseye on Moscow as it has on Tehran.

Russian units raid Georgian airfields for use in Israeli strike against Iran – report

The raids were disclosed by UPI chief editor Arnaud de Borchgrave, who is also on the Washington Times staff, and picked up by the Iranian Fars news agency. The Russian raids of two Georgian airfields, which Tbilisi had allowed Israel to use for a potential strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities, followed the Georgian offensive against South Ossetia on Aug. 7.

Under the secret agreement with Georgia, the airfields had been earmarked for use by Israeli fighter-bombers taking off to strike Iran in return for training and arms supplies.

DEBKAfile’s intelligence sources report that flying from S. Georgia over the Caspian Sea to Iran would sharply trim the distance to be spanned by Israeli fighter-bombers, reducing flying time to 3.5 hours.

Northern Iran and the Tehran region, where most of the nuclear facilities are concentrated, would be within range, with no need to request US permission to pass through Iraq air space.

Russian Special Forces also raided other Israeli facilities in southern Georgia and captured Israeli spy drones, says the report.

Israel was said to have used the two airfields to “conduct recon flights over southern Russia as well as into nearby Iran.” The US intelligence sources quoted by UPI reported that the Russian force also carried home other Israeli military equipment captured at the air bases.

Our sources say that if the Russians got hold of an Israeli unmanned aerial vehicle complete with sophisticated electronic reconnaissance equipment, they will have secured some of the IDF’s most secret devices for spying on Iran and Syria.
When this happened before, Russian military engineers quickly dismantled the equipment, studied it and passed the technology on to Tehran and Damascus.