Durante uma conferência no IDC (Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya), Olmert confirmou inplicitamente o suposto ataque de Israel contra um convói de armas para Hamas em Sudám, durante a passada guerra de Gaza. Olmert afirmou que “Israel opera onde quer que estejam os terroristas”.

No ataque acaecido há dois meses, a Força Aérea Israeli destruiu um convói, matando a dúzias de pessoas. As autoridades sudanesas estimaram as vítimas em 39 falecidos.

O ataque só puido ser levado a cabo com a cooperação necessária de Egipto para que as aeronaves da IAF sobrevoassem o seu território.

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I don't know if it was so-much a confirmation as it was a "hint".

At the same time, it could have been a veiled warning to Iran that the IAF can travel the same distance, wipe out its target, and be home before anyone knows what happened.

If state-of-the-art Egyptian radar didn't detect the planes, then I assure you that Iran's junk radar wouldn't pick them up at all either.

As far as I know, most of the radar installations in Iran were first installed in the mid 70s while the Shah was still in power.

The IAF could easily go undetected or even jam such radar with little effort.

I mean, after all, the Soviets hooked the Iraqis up with the most modern Soviet radars prior to the Osrirak strike--and they had no clue what had happened until the squadron was well within safe distance of home.

As long as the U.S. gives a thumbs up, or turns a blind eye to the IAF using the former-northern no-fly zone in Iraq, there is little they can do.

The mountains alone provide EXCELLENT coverage from radar for such a strike. And as long as the pilots can get into Iraqi airspace before they are chased, they will be home free--as the U.S. would gladly shoot down any Iranian boggies that violate Iraqi airspace.

Then again, even if they were noticed in Iran, there is little that Iran can do.

Their air force is only half-functional (half of their planes cannot fly) leaving only around 200 partially functional planes for air combat.

And the avionics on these planes are also circa-1970 technology--and the IAF would destroy such resistance with ease.

26/03/09, 20:04  

May be you have a point approaching the task from the Iranian prospect. Or in the Libyan one, as you hint in your blog.

27/03/09, 00:13  

Yes, it could go either way, or possibly one that we haven't even thought of.

The one thing I've learned over the years is that the media is seldom in correct about anything.

I enjoy your page quite a bit. My Portuguese is not good at all, but my Spanish is pretty good, so I am able to understand most of it.

Anyway, keep telling it like it is--the truth is a rare commodity nowadays.

27/03/09, 01:40