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Israeli Strikes and the Issue of Overflight Clearance

Irancove @ June 21, 2008 # 2 Comments

Col. Pat Lang asks which neighboring countries—such as Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Jordan and Iraq (whose airspace is now under US control)—would permit overflight clearance in the case of an Israeli strike at Sic Semper Tyrannis: “Overflight Clearance” is the granting of permission for one country’s military or civilian aircraft to fly over and through […]

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Uncertainty over Iran

Irancove @ June 21, 2008 # 7 Comments

Helen Cooper asks: But with seven months left in this administration, Iran appears ascendant, its political and economic influence growing, its historic foes in Iraq and Afghanistan weakened, and its nuclear program continuing to move forward. So the question now is: Are Mr. Bush and Mr. Cheney resigned to leaving Iran more powerful than they […]

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UN Nuclear Chief: A Military Strike [on Iran] would be worse than anything possible

Irancove @ June 21, 2008 # 10 Comments

Mohammad El Baradei: DUBAI (Reuters) – The chief of the United Nations nuclear watchdog said in remarks aired on Friday that he would resign if there was a military strike on Iran, warning that any such attack would turn the region into a “fireball”. “I don’t believe that what I see in Iran today is […]

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