Originally posted by Bader
[B]If Bush closes down the Persian Gulf then Russia will dictate to ATO countries unless they have large reserves on hold.
Saudi Arabia is now telling the US their breath stinks and the British sailors were in Iranian waters, in fact loser to Iran than Iraq. With the naval build up I expect this to be likely to provoke Iran.
Note there are no satelite photos to disprove Iran. An ex-Diplomate ( British) has checked the official claims of White Hall.
Outside an Iranian Consulate there was a drive buy shooting as British troops were patroling, and it appears this was to create fire into to the Iranian occupied building to provoke a response thinking the British were attacking them, which then could be used to escalate action against Iran. It didnt work.
The US and Iraqi govt have no control in Bagdad, the bombers are out of control.
All these factors on top of the criticism by Russia and China for the US shows they are seen to be in a deadend street with four flat tyres.
Nothing is going right.B]
Azerbaijan not to allow its territory to be used to hurt neighbors
www.chinaview.cn 2007-04-01 22:34:23
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MOSCOW, April 1 (Xinhua) -- Azeri Defense Ministry said on Sunday that Azerbaijan has no plans to make its territory available to other countries for the purpose of opposing its neighbors, the Interfax news agency reported.
"Azerbaijan, as a member of the anti-terrorist coalition, allows to use its airspace for the purpose of conducting anti-terror operations in Afghanistan," the ministry said in a statement.
"But it must note that Azerbaijan will not create opportunities or conditions allowing foreign countries to use its territory against neighboring countries," the ministry added.
The ministry made the statement after U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Matthew Bryza said in Tbilisi on March 30 that the United States hoped to secure the use of airfields in Azerbaijan for military purposes.
The head of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency said last month that Washington could be interested in locating a radar in an unspecified Caucasus state as part of the Missile Defence System it plans to deploy in Central Europe.
But the Azerbaijan Foreign Ministry said the country has not and will not negotiate with the U.S. on deploying a missile defense system, or on building a military base in Azerbaijan, which is against its constitution.
Editor: Mu Xuequan