Skip to comments.Obama Threatened to Shoot Down Israeli Jets Attacking Iran
Posted on 03/02/2015 5:20:40 AM PST by HomerBohn
President Barack Obama threatened to shoot down Israeli planes in 2014 if they were sent to bomb Iranian nuclear facilities, according to reports attributed to a Kuwaiti newspaper.
According to the website Israel National News, the Bethlehem-based news agency Ma'an cites Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jarida.
Al-Jarida reports that the alleged threat from the White House forced Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to cancel the planned attack.
An Israeli minister on good relations with the Obama administration reportedly tipped Secretary of State John Kerry to the plan and that Obama vowed to shoot down the planes when they crossed over U.S.-controlled airspace in Iraq.
Al-Jarida quoted "well-placed" sources saying that Netanyahu, Minister of Defense Moshe Ya'alon and then-Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman made the plans for airstrikes after consulting top commanders.
In addition to the attacks, Netanyahu and his ministers decided to try to thwart any nuclear deal between the United States and Iran over fears that a nuclear Iran is a threat to Israel's existence, the newspaper said.
Israeli pilots reportedly trained for weeks on the mission and even were able to fly into Iranian airspace without being detected by radar.
-snip-Israel National News quoted a Daily Beast interview from 2009 in which former President Jimmy Carter's national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski urged Obama to take on any threat to Iran from Israel.
Brzezinski even suggested, "No one wishes for this but it could be a Liberty in reverse."
Netanyahu is set to address a joint session of Congress on Tuesday over the Iranian nuclear threat. Most Democrats have said they will not attend and Obama has said he will not meet with the prime minister since the talk will occur two weeks from Israeli elections
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Kill your friends while your enemy prepares a disaster for America.
And still the news media worships him.
Obama, doing the work ISIS does.
I'm still calling total BS....even 0baMao isn't that stupid.
It only makes sense since Iran is his ally and Israel his enemy.
Pray America is waking
I’m still calling total BS....even 0baMao isn’t that stupid.
"I will bless those who bless thee, and I will curse those who curse thee."
A hollow threat, at best:
The IAF has the ability to generate a strike force and get it into Iran without U.S. detection. And, if the Israelis utilize some of the basing options available to them, Obama would face the challenge of “attacking” other U.S. allies to interdict the IAF operation.
More importantly, the Israelis—and everyone else in the region—know that Obama is making a meaningless threat.
In before the first “already posted”.
Traitorobama could order the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu while he is here in the United States and the feckless RINOs in Congress would not do anything about it... other then whine and complain.
The report (true or not) comes to light just before Bibi arrives for his speech.
The report forces Obama to deny any such thing ever did, or would, happen.
Bibi can now make his speech laying out the existential danger to Israel... if Obama forces through a weak agreement with Iran Bibi can act and Obama having stated that he would not hinder Israeli planes in a strike on Iran will be unable to interfere.
This is the sort of thing that you see when a weak leader is outmatched by at least 70 IQ points.
I’d also bet that Netanyahu had a phoney speech ‘leaked’
so Zero will make a fool of himself rebutting the wrong points before Netanyahu delivers the real address.
Looks like the eighth time this has been posted.
Let’s go for a record.
What if Israel put up a drone jet with a corpse in the cockpit and it was shot down by US.
That would give Bibi even more leverage over the jihadist in chief.
“The IAF has the ability to generate a strike force and get it into Iran without U.S. detection. “
Not so. We have the entire mid-east covered by air assets and other means. And in order to fly in Iraqi airspace, electronic codes needs to be programmed, without those authorization codes and incorporated in the ATO, those jets would be intercepted.
No way a strike package could enter Iraq without being detected.
Our electronic methods would be tracking such a move from Israeli jets start-up, taxi, take-off, en-route, attack, post mission return.
Israeli Air Force is good, but not as good as US air forces. Red Flag and other exercises prove that when we have gone head-to-head with them.
Even if it is BS, it seems to represent what Barry would and could do given free reign...
I’m not going to miss that speech. It will undoubtedly be the best speech given in that chamber in decades.
The grinning ape will watch it and hopefully break out in a cold sweat.
No chance. I believe the movie ‘Noah’ last year drew at least 50 threads.
But it can be argued that this is worse because there’s only one source and no new information since that original.
Barry just B looking out for his homies. He’s got their backs.
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