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Israel to ask for military facility in Cyprus

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posted on Feb, 7 2012 @ 11:08 PM
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Another BIG sign Israel is planning a war.

'Israel to ask for military facility in Cyprus'

PM could make request during Cyprus visit; Cypriot media says talks at "exploratory stage" regarding use of Paphos base.

Israel will ask Cyprus to station Israel Air Force fighter jets at a military facility on the island, Cyprus media reported Tuesday.

According to the reports, Israel will make the request during Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s visit to Cyprus later this month.

According to the report in the Famagusta Gazette, the talks are currently at an “exploratory stage” regarding the possibility of using the Andrea Paendreou airbase in Paphos, in southwestern Cyprus. The base reportedly used to host Greek F-16s.


Me thinks it's to have another ``aircrafts launch point`` not in Israel for when the retaliatory strike against Israel happens when war against Iran begins.

Israel is not convinced that Hezbollah/Iran/Syria/Hamas won't be able to pound their airfields enough to make sure Israel have a hard time putting lots of planes in the sky... and without total air superiority, you don't get far, even their troops on the ground could be in trouble because of that.

Also : no or reduced air capability : unable to destroy Hezbollah missiles.

Not to mention if Egypt, which has hundreds of F-16s and more than a thousands Abrams tanks were to join the fight... Then Israel would be in very big trouble.

If the worst case scenario were to happen right now, Israel would probably lose or be forced to use nukes... and they know it. So they are trying to change the game.
edit on 7-2-2012 by Vitchilo because: (no reason given)




posted on Feb, 7 2012 @ 11:15 PM
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There is another factor here that could start a war all on it's own, between entirely DIFFERENT nations and Israel, for an entirely different reason. Isn't that region of the world fun?


The two leaders discussed "setting up a team to investigate the transfer of gas from the Leviathan field to Cyprus and from there to markets in Europe," said a statement from Netanyahu's office.

In December, Cyprus and Israel signed an agreement defining their maritime border that allows the neighbours to forge ahead in the search for energy sources in the eastern Mediterranean.

The moves come after an Israeli company, Delek, and its partners, announced the discovery of 16 trillion cubic feet (453 billion cubic metres) of natural gas in the Leviathan gas field, which lies some 60 kilometres (40 miles) off Cyprus's exclusive economic zone.
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It's like a rotten onion. Every layer exposes an entirely different one.



posted on Feb, 7 2012 @ 11:19 PM
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reply to post by Wrabbit2000
 


Yeah Turkey and Lebanon want some of that gas.

IMO Turkey has no claims but Lebanon has some.



posted on Feb, 7 2012 @ 11:30 PM
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I guess were about to find out if the muslim brotherhood is really trying to recreate the Ottoman Empire 2.0. They've been after it since 1924, maybe theyre planning to use Israel as a reason to jihad up on them. There's too many loose ends for my comfort, too many by far. In ages passed it wasn't beyond muslims to use a decoy to draw an enemies attention and then stab them in the back when they turned to look. It's the equivalent of saying "look there's Elvis!" and when someone turns their head to look they get sucker punched in the jaw. Syria could be that decoy, there's actually alot of countries that could play the decoy. And then there's these zionist's who have got their fingers in everything and i have heard rumors of Israel selling military supplies to Pakistan and the Saudi's. There's a whole lot of double dealing going on.



posted on Feb, 7 2012 @ 11:32 PM
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This is all just propaganda and posturing on Israels part. If you were really planning an all out war, you would surely not let it be known to everyone beforehand of your plans. This, along with all of the other articles, involving an iranian attack by israel, is again just posturing. They are trying to scare iran into compliance, and so far, iran is calling their bluff.



posted on Feb, 8 2012 @ 12:24 AM
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No offense Victh. This is old news. This story first surfaced quite a while ago...during the Turkey/Israel/Cyprus saber rattling.

Now...is this old news being replayed/rerun. Or has Israel stepped up their diplomatic rhetoric in order to get a forward base?



posted on Feb, 8 2012 @ 12:39 AM
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Maybe they did another story on it because it's more serious and/or Netanyahu is meeting the Cyprus president at the end of the month?



posted on Feb, 8 2012 @ 12:42 AM
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I'm more along the lines of thinking that Israel wants a forward base.

From a strategic standpoint, it just makes sense.



posted on Feb, 8 2012 @ 12:48 AM
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Hitler stated his plans for a grater germany years before ww2



posted on Feb, 8 2012 @ 01:27 AM
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Israel doesn't need Cyprus.


Israel has the U.S. Air Force. They are tied to the hip. Israel was very successful over the decades to get dirt on allllll the Generals and allll of our Politicians.

If Israel wants something bombed....all they have to do is open their file drawers and wave some incriminating evidence around. And the US Air Force will jump up and ask for the GPS coordinates for the target.

Israel was very very smart.....They've infiltrated many places. Even China is jumping for them.



posted on Feb, 8 2012 @ 01:34 AM
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Well western Cyprus ain't a forward base, it's a backwards base.


And yeah Israel got the US backing all the way... but if it comes down to Egypt/Lebanon/Syria/Iran vs Israel... will the US people want to have a draft and 4 new wars?? I don't think so.



posted on Feb, 8 2012 @ 12:44 PM
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Originally posted by Vitchilo
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l... will the US people want to have a draft and 4 new wars?? I don't think so.



Sorry but the U.S. citizen's have no say in the matter...

,all they need to know is that McDonalds will be open and Play stations along with Iphone's new update and theme pack will be made available throughout this inconvenience that the media is referring to as a "war"



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