See Why Israel Doesn't Trust Obama?
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
Not only has our beloved "Dear Leader," Obama, managed to "PO" Israel even more, he has now "PO'ed" the Baku government of Azerbaijan. By leaking news, recently, that Israel and Azerbaijan have reached an agreement for Israeli aircraft to have landing rights at Azeri airbases, Obama has infuriated Israel's Netanyahu government even more and may have compromised Azerbaijan's relations with Iran (shaky as they may be), as well.
In case you missed it when looking at a map, Azerbaijan is the small country snuggled tightly against the northern border of Iran. There are roughly sixteen million Azeris (The people of Azerbaijan).
Now here's the thing: Azerbaijan's government and the Israeli government have become, er, friends. The only people who are having a problem with this is the Obama Administration in America -- and the Ahmadinejad Administration in Iran. Suddenly, it would seem, the US and Iran are BOTH going after Israel.
We have told you for months and even years that the Netanyahu government in Israel does not trust the Obama administration in the US and that is why the Israelis refuse to give Obama a heads-up on an attack on Iran. They are convinced (as am I) that the Obama Administration would immediate pick up the phone and call Iran and tell Ahmadinejad "the Israelis are coming."
Far-fetched, you say? Believe what you want, but the truth is -- Obama's people have already tipped off Iran that there is a pact of some sort between the Baku government in Azerbaijan and the Netanyahu government in Israel possibly for landing rights for Israeli combat aircraft on Azerbaijan soil.
Israeli attack aircraft cannot make it to Iran, drop their ordinance, and make a return flight to Israel without refueling. For that reason, an air raid on Iran by Israeli jets has been considered a "suicide mission." Lack of fuel would not allow Israeli aircraft to loiter over their targets or even fend off attacks by the Iranian air forces. A second run on a target would be compromised by low fuel.
In-flight refueling could solve that problem, IF it could be done over friendly territory, which is sorely lacking in that neighborhood. Damaged aircraft would simply have to be abandoned. If Israeli pilots chose to bail-out of their foundering jets, it was/is a given they would be captured and killed or languish for years in an enemy prison.
Those Azerbaijan airbases make perfect refueling bases -- and forward bases for Israeli search and rescue units -- for an air raid on Iran's nuclear facilities, and an emergency landing field for damaged aircraft.
It is no secret that the American President's favor lies with the Muslim countries of the world. He has made that abundantly clear since he first entered the office of President of the United States. And Israel wisely does not trust him.
"We're watching what Iran does closely," one of the U.S. sources, an intelligence officer engaged in assessing the ramifications of a prospective Israeli attack confirmed. "But we're now watching what Israel is doing in Azerbaijan. And we're not happy about it." -- This is a quote from an article by Mark Perry at FOREIGN POLICY.COM. It is an excellent article and we recommend you read the entire piece. (SOURCE)
The Azeris and the Persians tolerate each other -- but just! There are those who fear that IF Azerbaijan does allow Israel to use its airbases for an attack on Iran, Iran might use that as an excuse to reclaim Azerbaijan as a part of the so-called "Mother Persia" and make a military move against their northern neighbor.
And then there is the solidly based concern that Russia may step in and create trouble in Azerbaijan to foil any attempt by Israel to use those Azeri airbases. With Putin in charge in Russia, it is certainly within the realm of possibility. Putin's Russia will again be seeking to expand its influence in the Caucasus.
By and large, the people of America stand with Israel -- even if their President does not. Obama is the most divisive American president since Abraham Lincoln. You may recall that upon Lincoln's election eleven American states pulled out of the Union. Many Americans feel the Presidential Election in November of 2012 is every bit as important as the 1860 election, which broke apart the United States.
As Israel and many other countries of the world still look to the United States for assistance and direction, America is roiling in a national controversy to decide if the nation remains a constitutional republic or adopts socialism and dumps the constitution and representative government. The American people's attention is turned inward at this moment in history and that is allowing the mice to come out and play.
When Obama removed America from a leadership role in the world, it opened the door to all sorts of mischief around the globe. An isolationist America has a history of producing deadly wars, some even global in scope.
Israel, the best friend to America in the Middle East, has been forced to look elsewhere for alliances simply because Obama refuses to maintain America's alliance established almost the moment Israel became a country/ state.
The point is simple: Had Obama maintained the long-standing relationship the US had with Israel, then there would have been no need for Israel to seek friends -- and assistance -- elsewhere. As a result, there is a strong possibility the US will be drawn into a war in the Caucasus -- as well as a war in the Persian Gulf -- when Israel strikes Iran.
There can be no doubt Israel WILL strike Iran. They have no choice. Otherwise, Israel will be wiped from the map just as Iran has promised so often to do.
If an alliance with Azerbaijan will help Israel destroy the Iranian nuclear facilities, then more power to them. May the God of Israel bless them and "make straight their "aim."
J. D. Longstreet