Feb 20, 2006

US asks Georgia for help in possible Iran attack

According to the Jerusalem Post, US officials has asked Georgia for permission to use its airfields and military bases.
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.
Not particularly pleased to read about this in the paper. Though I'm glad we're thinking beyond UN sanctions.

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