Skip to comments.AP source: Israel won't warn US before Iran strike (Israel doesn't trust Obama)
Posted on 02/27/2012 7:15:20 PM PST by tobyhill
Israeli officials say they won't warn the U.S. if they decide to launch a pre-emptive strike against Iranian nuclear facilities, according to one U.S. intelligence official familiar with the discussions. The pronouncement, delivered in a series of private, top-level conversations, sets a tense tone ahead of meetings in the coming days at the White House and Capitol Hill.
Israeli officials said that if they eventually decide a strike is necessary, they would keep the Americans in the dark to decrease the likelihood that the U.S. would be held responsible for failing to stop Israel's potential attack. The U.S. has been working with the Israelis for months to persuade them that an attack would be only a temporary setback to Iran's nuclear program.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak delivered the message to a series of top-level U.S. visitors to the country, including the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the White House national security adviser and the director of national intelligence, and top U.S. lawmakers, all trying to close the trust gap between Israel and the U.S. over how to deal with Iran's nuclear ambitions.
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US intelligence will figure it out
Good for Israel!!
If I were Israel, the only thing I’d tell the Kenyan is to go F himself.
Can’t blame them. Zero would call Iran and warn them, then apologize, while bowing to Admacdinajad on a video conference call.
I do not think so. They could not find Osama Bin Laden and he was in plain sight.
Who owns Zero? This who we want known and understood.
The CIA went down hill after the Church Committee. The military intelligence services are still top notch.
If I were Israel, I wouldn’t tell the U.S. either. This country can’t be trusted anymore. We’ve got maggots like the new Nobel Peace Prize nominee and faggot traitor, Bradley Manning, who have access to those things. The U.S. can’t be trusted.
Would any non-marxist-leninist-maoist trust Obama?
Think not do I.
US intelligence will figure it out
After it happens.
Obama is Iran.
Can’t blame Israel one bit.
It all comes to logistics like any other war.
Israel knows that they can’t tell any Muslims.
The Obama administration has been saying recently that there is no evidence that Iran has made a decision to actually assemble a nuclear weapon. If there is a war with Iran and it goes badly (significant casualties, lost ships or strategic goals not achieved), Obama will lose the election. Behind the scenes they are putting pressure on Israel not to attack. The big question is will Bibi comply? Would not be surprised to see most elements of the 5th fleet depart the Persian Gulf in the next three weeks or shortly after Bibi returns to Israel after his meeting with Obama in March.
Good. They should have done it long ago anyway.
“to decrease the likelihood that the U.S. would be held responsible”
Yeah, sure. `I have to study.’ `I have to wash my hair.’ `I have to wash my Mother’s hair.’ `My grandmother died—again.’ ‘I have 48 hour leprosy.’ `Drop dead.’
I’ve heard it all before: They just don’t trust us.
Can’t understand why ... oh yeah, Obama.
Itd be in Israel’s best interest to raise world oil prices temporarily before the elections. Its be easy for them to do by increasing the tensions.
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