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Posted: 2/20/2006 5:26:58 AM EDT

Exclusive: US seeks Georgian help in possible strike on Iran


American officials have been quietly probing whether Georgia, situated just northwest of Iran, will be willing to allow Washington to use its military bases and airfields in the event of a military conflict with Teheran, The Jerusalem Post has been told.

The Americans have been putting out feelers, a high-ranking Georgian government foreign affairs official told the Post, in advance of a possible military strike to prevent Iran from achieving nuclear weapons capability.

American reports in recent months, speculating about the possibility of a campaign against Iran because of the failure of diplomatic efforts to thwart a potential nuclear weapons program, have suggested that sustained military action, rather than a single strike, may be required given the number of Iranian nuclear facilities, their divergent locations and Iranian defenses.

Georgian government officials said that Tbilisi fears harsh Iranian military retaliation against the Georgian republic if US forces were to use its territory as a base for strikes against Iran, but nonetheless may feel obligated to accede to such a request, given the country's heavy reliance on US aid and support. The US maintains its own military bases in Georgia.

While the Americans have been testing the waters lately in this direction, the source indicated, no official request of this kind has yet been made....





Iran is in deep doo doo.

Shok
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 5:27:49 AM EDT
We might all be !
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 5:28:51 AM EDT

Originally Posted By scuba_ed:
We might all be !

+1
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 5:30:29 AM EDT
What the heck are some rednecks from Valdosta gonna do to Iran?


Well, unless you can convince them Iran's directly responsible for the
death of Dale Sr.
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