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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Iran Captures US Drone + Putin Gets Rattled = Dangerous Formula


Iran has shown that it can take down a US drone. How it did it remains a chilling mystery. But Israel sees something more eery in these events as described by Debka.

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"The Obama administration's decision after internal debate not to send US commando or air units into Iran to retrieve or destroy the secret RQ-170 stealth drone which fell into Iranian hands has strengthened the hands of the Israeli faction which argues the case for striking Iran's nuclear installations without waiting for the Americans to make their move."

"Senior Israeli diplomatic and security officials who followed the discussion in Washington concluded that, by failing to act, the administration has left Iran not only with the secrets of the Sentinel's stealth coating, its sensors and cameras, but also with the data stored in its computer cells on targets marked out by the US and/or Israeli for attack."

Source: Debka.com
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Israel's confidence in the Obama administration's resolve to help them is getting low at this point. If it does not sense the urgency of protecting its own internal secrets what makes Israel think that US soldiers will be made to fight a very dangerous war in Iran in aid of Israel, which has been a favorite whipping boy of the mainstream leftist media.

Another distrubing piece of news today is of Putin accusing the United States of initiating protests in the USSR. Whether true or not, it just shows that this conflict is again in the periphery of either nations. The Kremlin does not like this perceived attention from the US. Since its strength is nowhere near the past USSR, it may want to deflect the focus of the Americans to volatile conflicts. What could be more volatile now than an Israeli-Iran conflict. Russia could go back to the formula of influencing the Arab world to go to war again against Israel just like in 1967. Such a conflict will be easier to star, just flip a switch and its 1967 again but this time just scarier.