Skip to comments.Bolton accuses administration of leaking story on Israeli planning along Iran border
Posted on 03/30/2012 3:45:31 AM PDT by tobyhill
Former U.S. diplomat John Bolton alleged Thursday that the Obama administration leaked a story about covert Israeli activity in order to foil potential plans by the country to attack Iran's nuclear program.
Bolton, who served as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations in the George W. Bush administration, was responding to an article in Foreign Policy magazine that quoted government sources claiming Israel had been granted access to airfields in Azerbaijan -- along Iran's northern border.
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do not forget they threw arzebajanistan,,stan,,under the bus as well...he is one POS, that’s OK God knows who he is..
Bolton is usually right. He’d be a hell of a Sec of State.
I would hope that Israel will learn who their enemies are and will withhold sensitive information from all enemies of Israel and of the United States, especially from enemies who currently occupy the White House.
Exactly why Bibi will not inform us before he moves. Some say that Israel used this airfield bit to test the waters and know for sure that Obama will stab him in the back (after poking him in the eye) and can now do what Israel needs to do without second-guessing. I hope and pray they are right. I can see no way for Obama to leverage national (electoral) support if/when Bibi moves, but we can still expect him to overreach his Constitutional authority and try to put the clamp on us as the aftermath develops.
IMHO, someone in the Obama Administration also tipped off the Taliban about the Navy Seals helo that was shot down in Kabul last year. This was in retaliation for killing musloid-progressive hero Osama bin Laden against Obastard's wishes. At least with Israel, no one died.
Don't be surprised if the Mossad engages in a little disinformation vis-a-vis their American counterparts. Then, when Obama tips the Iranians and they eventually discover that the info was false, seeds of doubt will be sewn re: Obama intel. Then, Israel should strike.
Instead of reading articles about the article or responses to the article, it is a good idea the read the actual article
“Bolton is usually right. Hed be a hell of a Sec of State.”
I like to make him a ‘czar’ in charge of cleaning up welfare fraud and voter fraud.
"In particular, four senior diplomats and military intelligence officers say that the United States has concluded that Israel has recently been granted access to airbases on Iran's northern border. To do what, exactly, is not clear. "The Israelis have bought an airfield," a senior administration official told me in early February, "and the airfield is called Azerbaijan."
Senior U.S. intelligence officials are increasingly concerned that Israel's military expansion into Azerbaijan complicates U.S. efforts to dampen Israeli-Iranian tensions, according to the sources.
That's not WikiLeaks. That's "a senior administraion official". Bolton is saying that the information in this article came very recently from the White House.
The only information in the WikiLeaks memo is that there is a quiet relationship between Israel and Azerbaijan. The airfield accusation is entirely separate from the WikiLeaks memo.
If you want to pick out another part from the article it mentions the Israeli General criticizing Bush over this in 2006.
Let me explain the reality to you. Bolton and Neocons have their foreign policy agenda and I have no doubt that you are also a NeoCon. Hang on, get your man Romney into the whitehouse and the NeoCons will be back in power.
Then you can invade Iran and nuke Russia on the same day.
What is your definition of a neo-con? Is it simply a conservative who supports a strong national defense, and being a reliable ally? Or do you mean something else?
Sometimes you can define NeoCons or the NeoCon doctrine in absolute terms or you can define relative to other foreign policy doctrines.
So, in absolute terms, we can say that one componant (among many) of the NeoCon doctrine is based on the premise that the US won the cold war, and is the last remaining superpower, thus the US is the world hegemon.
Or, relative to another foreign policy group such as the Liberal Interventionists, we can say that NeoCons and Liberal Interventionists have a very idealistic view of foreign policy in that they both like to use humantarianism and nation building in foreign policy. But the Liberal Interventionists and the NeoCons differ in that the Liberal Interventionists are mutilateralists and the NeoCons are unilateralists.