Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Obama Is Weighing Military, Diplomatic Cooperation With Tehran
Debkafiles ^ | 3/29/09

Posted on 03/29/2009 5:24:39 PM PDT by lewisglad

Obama is weighing military, diplomatic cooperation with Tehran

The additional "gestures" Barack Obama's spokesmen promised Iran would follow on the presidential new year message may presage a dramatic U-turn on Iran, including even an astonishing offer of US-Iranian military and diplomatic cooperation - that is if the Islamic Republic decides to play ball.

Israel's AMAN military intelligence director, Maj. Amos Yadlin updated the Knesset foreign affairs and security committee on the state of Iran's nuclear progress Wednesday, March 25. He reported that although Iran is only months away from a capacity to make a nuclear bomb and has attained a warhead capability, Tehran has decided not to cross the threshold so as to avoid provoking Western retaliation.

DEBKAfile's military sources report this is not Tehran's true rationale. The Iranians are held back by two more compelling motives:

1. They will not be satisfied with a single nuclear bomb, but would rather build up an arsenal of 10 to 12 bombs and warheads for which they are short of enough enriched uranium at the moment.

2. Tehran is no longer deterred by fear of an American or European attack, Yadlin explained in his briefing Wednesday. Its leaders are standing by to see what rewards are on offer from US president Barack Obama for improving Washington-Tehran and how they may profit in strategic, diplomatic and economic terms. If the American incentives fall short, Tehran can push ahead with its nuclear weapon.

In his briefing, Yadlin avoided pointing out that Obama's projected rewards for Tehran would be at the expense of Israel's strategic standing or even its military might. This awareness has prompted the sharply conflicting US and Israel intelligence evaluations of the point at which Iran's nuclear bomb program stands at present.

While the AMAN chief says the capability is there but not yet fulfilled, the Americans speak of a timeline of 1-5 years or more.

Until now, both Western and Israeli experts maintained Iran has not yet acquired the technology for mounting nuclear warheads on missiles. Yadlin now reveals Tehran is already there, a conclusion reached after the Iranians sent their first earth satellite, Omid, into space on Jan. 3. The launch meant that Iran can deliver nuclear warheads by ballistic missile to any point on earth.


TOPICS: Front Page News; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: axisofevil; bhiiran; bho44; bhomiddleeast; debka; iran

1 posted on 03/29/2009 5:24:39 PM PDT by lewisglad
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: lewisglad

Can’t trust Obama. Vote to get these clowns out of power.


2 posted on 03/29/2009 5:27:11 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The biggest crimes in history were committed by governments. You've been warned.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: nuconvert

“It’s Debka”


3 posted on 03/29/2009 5:27:49 PM PDT by sionnsar (Iran Azadi | 5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY) | "Also sprach Telethustra" - NonValueAdded)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: All

Before we overreact consider the source..


4 posted on 03/29/2009 5:31:14 PM PDT by KevinDavis (No one should question our "Dear Leader"!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lewisglad

I hate this guy more every day.


5 posted on 03/29/2009 5:32:12 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lewisglad

We are living in terrible times and about to live in worse.


6 posted on 03/29/2009 5:33:06 PM PDT by eleni121 (Kosovo is SERBIA forever! no matter what NATO/Bush/Clinton/McCain/Obama demand)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: sionnsar

>>“It’s Debka”

How is bat boy these days anyway? I think Debka says somewhere he will be placed high in the cabinet...


7 posted on 03/29/2009 5:37:08 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: lewisglad

I was like “Uh Oh, he just crossed the line” until I saw that the article was from Debka. We can breathe a sigh of relief (For now)...


8 posted on 03/29/2009 5:39:15 PM PDT by Thunder90
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: popdonnelly

We are doomed with this guy in office. God help us.


9 posted on 03/29/2009 5:41:04 PM PDT by Uncle Hal
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: freedumb2003
How is bat boy these days anyway? I think Debka says somewhere he will be placed high in the cabinet...

Probably up in the belfry...

10 posted on 03/29/2009 5:42:54 PM PDT by sionnsar (Iran Azadi | 5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY) | "Also sprach Telethustra" - NonValueAdded)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: KevinDavis

Sadly that may not give us a source of relief these days.


11 posted on 03/29/2009 5:45:47 PM PDT by VanDeKoik (Conservatives see untapped potential. Liberals see Tapped-out hopelessness.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: lewisglad

DEBKA is due for the “Stopped Clock” story.


12 posted on 03/29/2009 5:48:31 PM PDT by AU72
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Uncle Hal

Would it be racist or just a point of history that there are not great black leaders or black countries or cities or states or companies led by a black.


13 posted on 03/29/2009 5:49:13 PM PDT by edcoil (Saliva will kill you but only if taken in small amounts over a long period of time.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: beethovenfan

Lets hope the pilot of Air Force One secures a place in history for himself.


14 posted on 03/29/2009 5:49:53 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Peace is not an option)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; george76; ...
Image and video hosting by TinyPic "Policy in this administration is like the weather -- if you don't like it, wait a minute, if you still don't like it, don't worry, I'll never get anything done anyway."

15 posted on 03/29/2009 5:52:52 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lewisglad

It's Debka!



Never trust a source with the same name as a style of Arab line dancing

16 posted on 03/29/2009 5:53:56 PM PDT by G8 Diplomat (I'm learning Arabic, Farsi, Urdu, Pashtu, and Russian so someday you won't have to)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lewisglad

hahahahahahahah roflmao roflmao roflmao

best laugh I’ve had all week


17 posted on 03/29/2009 5:59:31 PM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT (Off Hunting--- for the COLB)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lewisglad
Zippy is a God Dam Idiot and Traitor!
18 posted on 03/29/2009 6:01:57 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Osamabama the Wright kind of Racist!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lewisglad

geesh...just so we can’t fight against our own weapons in the future.

I wonder how the Jewish vote feels now...bunch of fools!!!


19 posted on 03/29/2009 6:03:33 PM PDT by surfer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lewisglad

Even if the source is DEBKA, given the current administration, it would not surprise me in the least if 0bama was considering this and more.


20 posted on 03/29/2009 6:06:07 PM PDT by yawningotter
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lewisglad

He weighed it and and it was far too heavy for him.


21 posted on 03/29/2009 6:14:12 PM PDT by eaglestar
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: eaglestar

Hillary said she wold be using “smart power” to deal with a lot of these countries... wonder when that will take effect..


22 posted on 03/29/2009 6:31:14 PM PDT by JoanneSD (illegals represented without taxation.. Americans taxed without representation)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: lewisglad

I’m planning on leaving yet, but I printed out passport apps for my whole family tonight.

We are going to the post office this week to get passport for us all.

My friend lives in Panama and it’s an out to be able to send my kids if need be. I plan to fight, but I also plant to not wait until there are 40000 people ahead of me in the passport line.

Today pushed me over the edge with the GE CEO fiasco.

Obama is worse than I ever imagined. I mean I didn’t like his politics, but I am mor than convinced he is evil.


23 posted on 03/29/2009 6:42:13 PM PDT by autumnraine (Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose- Kris Kristoferrson VIVA LA REVOLUTION!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: edcoil

It might be racist, but it doesn’t make it not true.


24 posted on 03/29/2009 6:43:43 PM PDT by autumnraine (Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose- Kris Kristoferrson VIVA LA REVOLUTION!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: Thunder90
It might be from DEBKA but the information doesn't sound far fetched to me. Obama has already made it clear that he will sacrifice Israel’s security to gain hollow promises from Iran. Hell, he will sacrifice our own security for the same worthless promises.
25 posted on 03/29/2009 7:07:56 PM PDT by peeps36 ( Al Gore. Is A Big Fat Lying Hypocrite. He Pollutes The Air By Opening His Big Mouth)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: eleni121

We are living in terrible times and about to live in worse.
__________
The time is now. Stand up to them or get out and enjoy the rest of your life. I see no other choice other than to live as a slave to a corrupt government.


26 posted on 03/29/2009 7:15:32 PM PDT by mojitojoe ( Idiots elected a Marxist ideologue with narcissistic personality disorder & America is dying.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: mojitojoe

Obviously I wouldn’t be a loyal freeper if I didn’t stand up to them...been doing that for a long time.

But this evil breed are the worst this country has seen ever...and in such a dangerous era. Scary. But I have faith...


27 posted on 03/29/2009 7:35:04 PM PDT by eleni121 (Kosovo is SERBIA forever! no matter what NATO/Bush/Clinton/McCain/Obama demand)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: mojitojoe

Agreed.

You have a very pleasant profile page.


28 posted on 03/29/2009 8:49:45 PM PDT by Gator113 (For America to Survive, Obama Must Fail..... Obama=Failure in Chief with the Audacity of Dope.....)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: Gator113

Thank you very much.:)


29 posted on 03/29/2009 10:54:14 PM PDT by mojitojoe ( Idiots elected a Marxist ideologue with narcissistic personality disorder & America is dying.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: lewisglad

this act will kill more of our boys in uniform.

Obama is getting his clock cleaned worse than Carter with Breshnev.


30 posted on 03/30/2009 5:52:41 AM PDT by bestintxas (It's great in Texas)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
Middle East and terrorism, occasional political and Jewish issues Ping List. High Volume

If you’d like to be on or off, please FR mail me.

..................

31 posted on 03/30/2009 5:57:50 AM PDT by SJackson (Barack Obama went to Harvard and became an educated fool. Rep. Bobby Rush)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: surfer

Present FR Jews excepted, I hope. Like Mark Levin, we would never have supported this fool.


32 posted on 03/30/2009 8:45:46 AM PDT by ariamne (Proud shieldmaiden of the infidel--never forget, never forgive 9/11)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: ariamne

Yeah I just can’t understand how so many decided to vote for Obama. I really didn’t get that one.

It seems obvious that Obama wants Israel neutralized or even destroyed in favor of improving relations with Muslims.

Personally I think it should be the other way around. Whether we like it or not we probably can’t trust the Muslim’s agenda long-term. I don’t think it is in the best interest of our way of life. Freedom has a cost and it sure isn’t worth compromising to improve relations with groups that embrace stone age doctrines.


33 posted on 03/30/2009 8:48:40 AM PDT by surfer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: ariamne; surfer; ExTexasRedhead; ml/nj; rmlew; juliej; montag813; goldstategop; SunkenCiv; ...

Right on, ariamne. During the campaign last year, Jewish Republicans (and others) were warning people about what seems to be unfolding now: Obama reaching out to Iran and compromising Israel’s security. Unfortunately, too many Jewish voters (though less than the 78% claimed in inaccurate polls) fell for the pro-O propaganda spewed by people like Congressman Robert Wexler (D-FL). Wexler and his pals probably have no regrets, because they are far more interested in pushing the US to the hard left than they are in Israel’s fate.


34 posted on 03/30/2009 10:14:42 AM PDT by justiceseeker93
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: surfer

Yeah, I’m a moron.


35 posted on 03/30/2009 11:50:38 AM PDT by MeanWestTexan (Beware Obama's Reichstag Fire.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: MeanWestTexan

lol...did you vote for Obama?


36 posted on 03/30/2009 12:20:25 PM PDT by surfer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: surfer

No, I voted for Palin and that white-haird guy who ran with her.

And I am Jewish.

But, according to you, all Jews are stupid liberals.


37 posted on 03/30/2009 12:24:15 PM PDT by MeanWestTexan (Beware Obama's Reichstag Fire.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: MeanWestTexan

Sorry you misunderstood my point.

There were large blocks of the Jewish vote that went ALL IN for Obama. Obviously if you didn’t vote for him then you would not fit in my comment.

I also did not say that all Jews are stupid liberals...I said the Jews that voted for Obama were foolish.

Do you disagree with that?

I mean how could anyone especially Jewish agree to support a person who was clearly backed by George Soros - a Jew whose family were NAZI collaborators.

So I think my comment is justified I think the Jewish vote that went for Obama were foolish, very foolish. Hopefully those that voted for Obama will do the right thing when the time comes and volunteer for the Israeli infantry and go fight for the country they doomed!


38 posted on 03/30/2009 1:26:20 PM PDT by surfer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 37 | View Replies]

To: surfer

Your brush was broad, and that was my point.

Generalized comments about Jewish folk is really not a great idea. Many of the leading conservative advocates are Jewish -— Eric Cantor, Mark Levin, Jonah Goldberg, Lucianne Goldberg (by conversion, I think), etc.

It’s grating to be lumped in with stupid JINOs.

Also, as an aside, the JINOS are no more Jewish than Nancy Pelosi, Ted Kennedy, and John Kerry are Roman Catholic. They “self-identify” as Jewish in the polls -— defined as “Jewish by ethnicity or religion” -— and they may or may not actually be “Jewish” as defined by the Law.

Whatever they are, liberal Jews, like liberal Christians, are not observant. They don’t give a damn about Israel, and can’t be expected to protect her.


39 posted on 03/30/2009 1:33:56 PM PDT by MeanWestTexan (Beware Obama's Reichstag Fire.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson