Israel and Azerbaijan are natural allies since “both countries see Iran as an existential threat.”
Location explains Azerbaijan’s standing in the world. Situated on the oil rich Caspian Sea, the state is wooed by Western governments seeking an alternative to Russia as a source of energy imports. Israel is one such customer and in return sells large quantities of sophisticated weaponry to Azerbaijan, partly in exchange for oil.
Phi Beta Iota: If NSA is indeed forbidden from monitoring communications in and to/from Azerbaijan, this is a huge indicator that very bad things are developing there. In combination with CIA funding for Uighur terrorists against China and Chechen terrorists against Russia, with Israel as the world's leading false flag innovator and practitioner, we need this country — and their relationship with Israel — as meriting special persistent attention, not a blind eye.