The security aid package the United States has refused to give Israel for the past few months out of concern that Israel would use it to attack nuclear facilities in Iran included a large number of “bunker-buster” bombs, permission to use an air corridor to Iran, an advanced technological system and refueling planes.
Among the elements of help they would need:
– USAF air refueling tankers.
– Enough heavy ordnance.
– Enough attack airframes.
On the political side they need
– Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) boxes and code settings to avoid being engaged by US aircraft.
– Overflight clearance for Iraq if they are taking the shortest routes.
When they asked for overflight clearance for Iraq they were recently told to request it from the sovereign Iraqi government. The request for IFF codes got the cold shoulder as well.
Irancove @ September 12, 2008