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EU Bans Most Flights From Iran on "Safety" Grounds

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posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 10:40 AM
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I'd say we're gearing up for war folks.

Yesterday, BBC was reporting that Iranian flagged airlines were being refused refuelling rights at British airports because they were "worried that it would break UN sanctions to refuel these flights".

Today, BBC is reporting breaking news that the EU has gone a step further and banned most Iranian flights from the EU, under "safety" grounds. No link yet - it's a breaking news story but visit news.bbc.co.uk for more information as it becomes available.

It's interesting that the Iranian planes have been banned on "safety" grounds, as many of those same models of planes are being flown every minute of every day in the EU by airlines of all member states.

One of the first things that you'd do in times of war is to isolate the country in the international community and restrict travel for that country's officials.




posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 10:42 AM
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Here is the link

news.bbc.co.uk...

Edit to add... I guess the story will be along the lines that as the parts for said aircraft are on a banned list then how do the Iranian maintain the aircraft..

But your right, it all does feel like things are hotting up.

related links, this does not seem to be exclusive to Iranian Airlines
www.google.com...
www.telegraph.co.uk...
news.xinhuanet.com...

Quote from the last link


We cannot afford to compromise on air safety. Where we have evidence that air carriers are not performing safe operations or where regulators fail in their obligation to enforce safety standards, we must act to guarantee safe skies for our citizens when they travel," commission vice president Siim Kallas, responsible for transport, said.


[edit on 6/7/10 by thoughtsfull]



posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 10:42 AM
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Is Castro still crazy to suggest war might be imminent?



posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 10:43 AM
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Let's see, this maybe untrue
news.bbc.co.uk...

maybe tomorrow story might change
slightly different topic but still fairly similar

[edit on 6-7-2010 by ModernAcademia]



posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 10:52 AM
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Originally posted by ModernAcademia
Let's see, this maybe untrue
news.bbc.co.uk...

maybe tomorrow story might change
slightly different topic but still fairly similar

[edit on 6-7-2010 by ModernAcademia]


As the spiders web gets woven the stories appear to change on a pretty frequent basis or get rehashed in different ways to fullfill whenever the new agenda is..



posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 03:56 PM
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this might sound rude or mean but- get a freaking clue!

there WILL NOT BE any war with iran id say possibly within the next 5-10 years.

the uk will not start it,will not send troops when they already have troops in afghanistan,iraq. ( muslim protesters spitting on uk soldiers might have a little to do with that)

the us? too much debt,fighting 2 wars and no $$ outdated weapon systems(i dare you to point to one cutting edge weapons system online we are currently using)

so please.....


USE some common sense when making outlandish statements.



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