Times Online reports:
Saudi Arabia has conducted tests to stand down its air defences to enable Israeli jets to make a bombing raid on Iran’s nuclear facilities, The Times can reveal.A little later in the article, a former member of Israeli intelligence was quoted:
In the week that the UN Security Council imposed a new round of sanctions on Tehran, defence sources in the Gulf say that Riyadh has agreed to allow Israel to use a narrow corridor of its airspace in the north of the country to shorten the distance for a bombing run on Iran.
Questioned on the option of a Saudi flight path for Israeli bombers, Aharaon Zeevi Farkash, who headed military intelligence until 2006 and has been involved in war games simulating a strike on Iran, said: “I know that Saudi Arabia is even more afraid than Israel of an Iranian nuclear capacity.”In addition to Saudi Arabia being ruled by the Sunni sect of Islam and Iran's mullah's being of the Shiite persuasion, Iran has long viewed Saudi Arabia as a sellout to the west. Isn't it something that nations who have utter contempt for Jews don't seem to have a problem asking for their help when necessary?
Wars are full of surprises. It's possible that one of those surprises might include Iran placing Saudi Arabia #1 on its hit list above Israel, a projection that former Muslim terrorist Walid Shoebat has been putting forth for quite some time.
President Barack Obama's ties to Islam are with the Sunni Muslims. That is likely a contributing factor to his bowing to the Saudi prince. If Saudi Arabia is willing to help Israel in its fight with Iran, wouldn't one think Obama might be as well?
Curiously though, the Weekly Standard is reporting that the Obama Administration is backing a U.N. investigation of Israel over the Memorial Day flotilla incident involving Hamas, Free Gaza Movement, the IHH, and Turkey.
THE WEEKLY STANDARD has learned that senior Obama administration officials have been telling foreign governments that the administration intends to support an effort next week at the United Nations to set up an independent commission, under UN auspices, to investigate Israel's behavior in the Gaza flotilla incident.Israel is already a tiny country facing long odds, surrounded by countries that want it extinguished. The last thing it needs is more international pressure applied to it. Saudi Arabia wants to help them - presumably, so would the Obama administration - in a possible confrontation with Iran. If so, why would Obama want to put even more pressure on Israel in its defense of groups and entities that have the sympathy and endorsement of Iran?
Turkey and Iran appear to be aligning; Iran has been helping Hamas for years; one would think the White House would be laying off of Israel over this one because of the situation with Iran.
h/t to Drudge for both links