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Zeus
09-29-2008, 05:24 PM
U.S. establishes permanent radar site in Israel to watchIran (http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/story.html?id=2d749a22-8d31-4c75-8e32-8c6c001b8cee)

Matthew Fisher, Canwest News Service
Published: Sunday, September 28

JERUSALEM - The Yanks have landed in Israel.

For the first time in the Jewish state's 60-year history, the U.S. has established a permanent military presence here, according to Defense News.

About 120 American troops have arrived in the Negev Desert to set up an early warning radar that will track missiles launched in Iran, the authoritative U.S.-based weekly says in its current issue.
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U.S. Deploys Radar, Troops To Israel (http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?i=3744319&c=MID&s=LAN)

By gayle s. putrich (http://www.republicanoperative.com/forums/)
Published: 26 Sep 12:14 EDT (16:14 GMT)

U.S. European Command (EUCOM) has deployed to Israel a high-powered X-band radar and the supporting people and equipment needed for coordinated defense against Iranian missile attack, marking the first permanent U.S. military presence on Israeli soil.

megimoo
09-29-2008, 05:36 PM
U.S. establishes permanent radar site in Israel to watchIran (http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/story.html?id=2d749a22-8d31-4c75-8e32-8c6c001b8cee)

Matthew Fisher, Canwest News Service
Published: Sunday, September 28

JERUSALEM - The Yanks have landed in Israel.

For the first time in the Jewish state's 60-year history, the U.S. has established a permanent military presence here, according to Defense News.

About 120 American troops have arrived in the Negev Desert to set up an early warning radar that will track missiles launched in Iran, the authoritative U.S.-based weekly says in its current issue.
_________________________________
U.S. Deploys Radar, Troops To Israel (http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?i=3744319&c=MID&s=LAN)

By gayle s. putrich (http://www.republicanoperative.com/forums/)
Published: 26 Sep 12:14 EDT (16:14 GMT)

U.S. European Command (EUCOM) has deployed to Israel a high-powered X-band radar and the supporting people and equipment needed for coordinated defense against Iranian missile attack, marking the first permanent U.S. military presence on Israeli soil.






Man when the Gator See's this all hell will break lose.It'll be good for at least fifty pages, maybe more !

Zeus
09-30-2008, 03:04 PM
US Deploys Troops, Missile Defense Radar To Israel (http://perfunction.typepad.com/perfunction/2008/09/us-deploys-troo.html)




By deploying this radar and giving Israel increased access to our Defense Support Program (DSP) launch detection satellites, Israel will be able to engage incoming missiles much earlier with its own Arrow II interceptors (http://www.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idUSLS18836720080928?sp=true):

It would let Israel's Arrow II ballistic shield engage an Iranian Shehab-3 missile about halfway through what would be its 11-minute flight to Israel.

With the Shahab-3's blistering flight time, shaving minutes off the engagement time significantly increases both the battle space and data quality for Israel's Arrow interceptors.
Beyond the tactical impact of this deployment, there are greater strategic implications --- it reduces the likelihood (http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?i=3744319&c=MID&s=LAN) of unilateral Israeli airstrikes against Iran:

A U.S. government source said the X-band deployment and other bilateral alliance-bolstering activities send parallel messages: "First, we want to put Iran on notice that we're bolstering our capabilities throughout the region, and especially in Israel. But just as important, we're telling the Israelis, 'Calm down; behave. We're doing all we can to stand by your side and strengthen defenses, because at this time, we don't want you rushing into the military option.'"

Odysseus
09-30-2008, 04:47 PM
Man when the Gator See's this all hell will break lose.It'll be good for at least fifty pages, maybe more !

I've put him on ignore, so it's unlikely.

Zathras
09-30-2008, 05:07 PM
I've put him on ignore, so it's unlikely.

Finally can put him on ignore...now I don't have to read his "moral clarity" (read isloationist xenophobia) BS.

LibraryLady
09-30-2008, 05:11 PM
Have you seen this?

Olmert Says Israel Should Pull Out of West Bank (http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/30/world/middleeast/30olmert.html?_r=1&th&emc=th&oref=slogin)


JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said in an interview published on Monday that Israel must withdraw from nearly all of the West Bank as well as East Jerusalem to attain peace with the Palestinians and that any occupied land it held onto would have to be exchanged for the same quantity of Israeli territory.


He also dismissed as “megalomania” any thought that Israel would or should attack Iran on its own to stop it from developing nuclear weapons, saying the international community and not Israel alone was charged with handling the issue.

“What I am saying to you now has not been said by any Israeli leader before me,” Mr. Olmert told the newspaper Yediot Aharonot in the interview on the occasion of the Jewish new year, observed from Monday evening till Wednesday evening. “The time has come to say these things.”

He said that traditional Israeli defense strategists had learned nothing from past experiences and that they seemed stuck in the considerations of the 1948 war of independence.

“With them, it is all about tanks and land and controlling territories and controlled territories and this hilltop and that hilltop,” he said. “All these things are worthless.”

Odysseus
10-01-2008, 09:36 AM
Have you seen this?

Olmert Says Israel Should Pull Out of West Bank (http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/30/world/middleeast/30olmert.html?_r=1&th&emc=th&oref=slogin)

This is the Jimmy Carter Syndrome, where a head of state is tossed to the curb after mismanaging critical issues (The Lebanon War for Ohlmert, and pretty much everything that he touched for Carter), then turns around and acts as if anyone wants to hear his pearls of wisdom, without realizing that if the electorate cared about what they thought, they'd have spent the period immediately after their dismissal in office, instead of trying to wheedle contributions to their presidential libraries/bail funds.

Say what you will about Neville Chamberlain, but after WWII began, he didn't run around telling everyone how much better things would be if he were still in charge.