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Georgia permitted Israel to use two military airfields for 'a potential pre-emptive strike' against Iranian nuclear sites, a report says.
The revelation came after Georgia's offensive into South Ossetia in early August prompted Russia to march its Special Forces into the region, United Press International reported.
Russian Special Forces raided the airfields - in addition to other Israeli facilities in southern Georgia -, where Israeli drones were captured.
According to the report, Israel had used the airfields to 'conduct recon flights over southern Russia, as well as into nearby Iran'.
"A secret agreement between Georgia and Israel had earmarked two military airfields in the south of Georgia for use by Israeli fighter-bombers in a potential pre-emptive strike against Iran," read the report.
Silly people (the georgians, israelis etc etc)
So according to the report, the fields had been earmarked for use in an agreement between Georgia and Israel - with Georgia thinking they had credible backers, that may have lead them to think the Russians wouldn't retaliate over SO.