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#1 Setting the stage for ordering US assets in the Gulf to protect Iranian airspace?
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2012-02-28 03:17||
#2 Yeriẖo is also the name of a city located near the Jordan River. :-)
Posted by Besoeker 2012-02-28 03:29||
#3 i wouldn't alert the US either with as many leaks of our own classified material happening in the last few years.
Posted by chris 2012-02-28 09:09||
#4 Dont blame them with Obama in charge.
Posted by Gruth McGurque5303 2012-02-28 10:04||
#5 We didn't inform Pakistan before hitting Obsama.
Posted by Nimble Spemble 2012-02-28 10:18||
#6 Yup too many leaks. The NYTs would jump on this in a NY minute after receiving it from the administration. If past history is an indicator, the Israelis took out the Syrian and Iraqi capability without forewarning.
Posted by JohnQC 2012-02-28 10:34||
#7 #5 We didn't inform Pakistan before hitting Obsama. Posted by: Nimble Spemble
1.) No compound guards or PAK personal security element for UBL at time of attack.
2.) No PAK radar alert upon INFIL/EXFIL.
3.) Unobstructed air corridor where normally even drones are quickly identified and reported.
4.) No PAK Air Force quick reaction force (QRF), nobody even flying within the general vicinty.
5.) Token PAK outrage and dismissals.
6.) Recent visit (week before the operation) by General Petreaus.
7.) Little or very muted PAK and Saudi outrage over burial at sea.
8.) No administration blanket apologies over violation of PAK airspace.
9.) No access to the UBL compound by the PAK public.
10.) Demolition by bulldozer of UBL compound.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-02-28 10:44||
#8 Like I said before they should warn Washington and then not attack - just to see what Bumbles and company would do with the information.
Watching Iran's defenses light up would be a bonus.
Posted by CrazyFool 2012-02-28 11:12||
#9 #8 Like I said before they should warn Washington and then not attack - just to see what Bumbles and company would do with the information.
A recipe for taking the first (preemtive) blow, if you can stand it.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-02-28 11:17||
#10 Good point.
Posted by CrazyFool 2012-02-28 11:18||
#11 What? give Obama a phone call a 3 AM?
Not likely. FOAD.
Posted by newc 2012-02-28 13:01||
#12 You cannot doubt that the collection assets are focused on the Israeli sites that will be needed for the massed airstrike and other attack assets. Logistical loadout of armaments, fuel, tankers, maintenance, follow-on forces, SOF, the heightened Israeli ADA radars, movement of main ground forces, mobilization notifications, all of this is undoubtedly being assessed, baselined and followed. we used to do this to the USSR and had a very clear nuber of events that set DEFCON triggers. I am sure that this President is doing that to our former ally Israel.
Sad to see but likely, and I would not put it past Obama to make the call to Bibby just bfore launch telling him to stand down or know that WE will alert the Persians. That is how far we have devolved under this very Manchurian Candidate.
Tragic to see us turn on a former ally, betray our forces in Afghanistan, and watch as the "Arab Spring" turned into the fundamentalist Islam re-making of the entire Middle East, with the regional war, with nukes, that it will bring. Obumble has destabilized the region that much with his clueless tampering, betrayal of old allies, encouragement of the Muslim Brotherhood and naivete.
#13 I would not put it past Obama to make the call to Bibby just bfore launch telling him to stand down or know that WE will alert the Persians.
First someone would need to inform him, in a clear and timely fashion. Does anyone else suppose there might be a . . . snag . . . in information flow? I've never known anyone in uniform who wasn't itching to see the Mad Mullahs get the ass-kicking they so richly deserve. They don't really care who does it, and couldn't stand to see a beautifully choreographed op ruined because of that dumbfuck sitz-pinkler temporarily occupying the CINC slot.
Posted by RandomJD 2012-02-28 15:56||
#14 'Tis a moot point, as Iran has times already said any unilateral Israeli attack(s) will deemed the same as a US-approved/supported milaction, justifying Iranian military andor terror response agz both.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-02-28 19:02||
#15 Sweet logic!
Posted by Thosh Omugum4787 2012-02-28 23:21||