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Preparing for Iran: US Trains Oil-Rich Arab F-16 Pilots

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posted on Sep, 1 2009 @ 09:26 AM

The pilots, from seven oil-rich UAE kingdoms, are participating in an exercise at an American Air Force base in Nevada after having spent two weeks training at an Arizona base. Closer ties with the Arab states provides the U.S. with better assurance of an immediate defense if war breaks out with the Islamic Republic or if an Israeli strike on Iranian nuclear facilities prompts an all-out regional war.


I would like to know the names of the other 7 countries.


Now, I don't think Iran is stupid enough to take on many of it's neighbors at once.

That said, I can see them attacking countries that have/host American troops/bases.

posted on Sep, 1 2009 @ 09:58 AM
I would guess Saudi Arabia, Quatar, Oman, Yemen... no idea last.

Thats crazy, they were probably worried about another Arab coalition so they're playing off an old rivalry... I think those M east countries are pretty much American puppets anyway. I know Quatar has an American troop presence. Everyone knows Saudi Arabias ties.

Kinda feel sorry for everyone in the middle east the next few years...

posted on Sep, 1 2009 @ 10:18 AM
reply to post by Ridhya

Yeah things are bleak and gloomy for potentially everyone in the middle east. Before anybody in the west wants to complain about their life, just be glad they don't live in the middle east!

The threat of Iran becoming a nuclear power has pushed the international community and the Islamic Republic into a diplomatic confrontation that is reaching a climax, as Iran comes close to enriching enough uranium to manufacture a nuclear warhead to be aimed at Israel.

In response to the threat of tougher United Nations sanctions, Iranian state television announced on Tuesday that the government is ready for negotiations and has prepared a new proposal. U.S. President Barack Obama has issued an ultimatum that Iran agree by the end of the month to stop its nuclear development program in return for trade benefits, or else face harsher sanctions.

The regime of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad did not reveal details of what it called its “new nuclear package.”

I expect this will probably be more playing for time tactics by the regime. Russia may agree to some sanctions in exchange for the cancellation of the eastern european missile shield, but may not be enough to satisfy the west.

If Ahmadinejad goes to the UN to speak, Iranian dissidents will probably be waiting and throw their shoes at him.

[edit on 1-9-2009 by john124]

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