Israel is negotiating with the United States for permission to fly over Iraq as part of a plan to attack Iran's nuclear facilities, The Daily Telegraph can reveal.Israeli intelligence is showing itself to be as creative in this manufactured crisis as the Americans were four years ago. Look at this:
To conduct surgical air strikes against Iran's nuclear programme, Israeli war planes would need to fly across Iraq. But to do so the Israeli military authorities in Tel Aviv need permission from the Pentagon.
The pace of military planning in Israel has accelerated markedly since the start of this year after Mossad, the Israeli intelligence service, provided a stark intelligence assessment that Iran, given the current rate of progress being made on its uranium enrichment programme, could have enough fissile material for a nuclear warhead by 2009.The CIA said not long ago that the Iranians were ten years away from being able to make nuclear weapons. But this is not sufficient pretext for the launching of nuclear war, especially since I personally am about that far away from being able to make nuclear weapons, so now the intelligence has to be continually revised and restated and reinterpreted and sometimes simply created until there's enough information -- bogus or double-bogus, it really doesn't matter anymore -- to justify the continuing planning to kill thousands or maybe even millions of innocent people.
A senior Israeli defence official said negotiations were now underway between the two countries for the US-led coalition in Iraq to provide an "air corridor" in the event of the Israeli government deciding on unilateral military action to prevent Teheran developing nuclear weapons.Well we wouldn't want that, would we?
"We are planning for every eventuality, and sorting out issues such as these are crucially important," said the official, who asked not to be named.
"The only way to do this is to fly through US-controlled air space. If we don't sort these issues out now we could have a situation where American and Israeli war planes start shooting at each other."