The Neocon house organ, The Washington Times, reports that the Israeli Armed Forces (IAF) had far more to do with the Georgian actions in South Ossetria than previously reported.
Israel began selling arms to Georgia seven years ago. U.S. grants facilitated these purchases. From Israel came former minister and former mayor of Tel Aviv Roni Milo, representing Elbit Systems, and his brother Shlomo, former director-general of Military Industries. Israeli UAV spy drones, made by Elbit Maarahot Systems, conducted recon flights over southern Russia, as well as into nearby Iran. In a secret agreement between Israel and Georgia, two military airfields in southern Georgia had been earmarked for the use of Israeli fighter bombers in the event of preemptive attacks against Iranian nuclear installations. This would sharply reduce the distance Israeli fighter bombers would have to fly to hit targets in Iran. And to reach Georgian airstrips, the Israeli Air Force (IAF) would fly over Turkey.
Obviously the Neocons inside of Cheney’s office are coordinating these moves with the Israelis and if Cheney gets his way, we will probably give the IAF the greenlight to hit Iran from the Georgian bases before the election. Is this what Cheney is discussing in Georgia tonight? This October Surprise would be Bush/Cheney’s final gift to McCain.