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Is Washington undermining Israelís campaign against Iran?
The Globe and Mail ^ | 3/3/2012 | Paul Koring

Posted on 04/03/2012 3:55:52 PM PDT by U-238

A secret Israeli-Azerbaijan pact giving the Jewish state use of old Soviet air bases to attack Iran’s nuclear sites revealed by Foreign Policy magazine exposed a bold military option to the vexed problem of getting bomb-heavy warplanes to their distant targets.

Or was the story all part of a complex and devious disinformation campaign by the Obama administration to box Israel in, or one targeted at the president?

From a military standpoint, the strategy was simple, if audacious. Israeli warplanes would refuel in Azerbaijan before the final low-level dash across the Caspian to targets in Iran.

Predictably, Israeli and Azeri officials flatly denied the story which – according to Foreign Policy – was based on senior U.S. intelligence and military sources.

Another denial came from a similarly unidentified Obama administration official, who said the White House had “no interest” in leaks of that type, adding it would “gladly prosecute” those who divulged the details supposed Israeli attack option using Azeri air bases – if they knew who they were.

For some that seemed a touch too disingenuous.

In the murky and multi-layered world of deliberate leaks and pressure by disinformation, the White House denial was interpreted as a clever piece in the Obama administration complex strategy to box Israel in. In that scenario, the message is that Washington – first by leaking details and then denying it was leaking – knows what Israel is up to and wants no part of it, at least until after the November elections.

(Excerpt) Read more at theglobeandmail.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: disinformation; iran; israel; obama; whitehouse

1 posted on 04/03/2012 3:55:58 PM PDT by U-238
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To: U-238

Simple answer: YES


2 posted on 04/03/2012 3:57:28 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are just useless.)
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To: Fledermaus

I agree


3 posted on 04/03/2012 3:58:31 PM PDT by U-238
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To: U-238

Da!


4 posted on 04/03/2012 4:04:58 PM PDT by jesseam
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To: U-238
The Zero regime is busy undermining anything and everything within its slimy grasp: the Supreme Court, Israel, the Constitution, missile defense....You name it, if it's good for America, good for America's allies, the Zero regime is out to destroy it.
5 posted on 04/03/2012 4:18:02 PM PDT by mojito
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To: U-238

Does a young kid raised in Islam and converted to Christianity (so called - so said), be against Israel - come on folks!


6 posted on 04/03/2012 4:31:30 PM PDT by Deagle (nOT)
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