Skip to comments.Obama aide tells Israel of Iran attack plan: paper
Posted on 07/29/2012 2:52:05 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
Obama aide tells Israel of Iran attack plan: paper ReutersReuters 3 hrs ago
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's national security adviser has briefed Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on a U.S. contingency plan to attack Iran should diplomacy fail to curb its nuclear program, an Israeli newspaper reported on Sunday.
The Haaretz newspaper said that the U.S. adviser - Thomas Donilon - had described the plan in talks with Netanyahu earlier this month.
A senior Netanyahu aide, Harel Locker, refused to comment on the report when asked about it in an interview with an Israeli radio station. Another Israeli official reached by telephone, said "we do not comment on closed-door diplomatic meetings".
Haaretz said the secret briefing was the most significant effort by high-level U.S. officials who had visited Israel in the past month, including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, to try to dissuade Israel from launching its own military strike on Iran.
The report coincided with a visit to Israel by Obama's main rival in his reelection bid this November, Republican candidate Mitt Romney, who is due to meet Netanyahu on Sunday.
Quoting a senior U.S. official it said spoke on condition of anonymity, Haaretz said Donilon had told Netanyahu the Pentagon was planning for a possible decision to attack Iran's nuclear sites, and had shown him some of the plans.
In their talks, the same official said Donilon had also detailed the U.S. military's ability to penetrate nuclear facilities buried deep underground, and had said that such contingency plans were being drawn up in case of a possible deadlock in diplomacy with Iran.
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Ibwas just going to say that....
Whatever Israel does, they should do it now while we have some extra “surge” troops in Afghanistan. After all, isn’t that really the root cause of us trying to “nation build” Afghanistan into an ally?
And this from the White House that swears they didn’t leak classified info for political purposes.
Lying to get Bibi to back off.
These maroons are so predictable. Almost like muslims.
You notice the story says an Obama aide.
Plausable deniability for Obama.
Also Israel refuses to speak of it, meaning they have some things they consider secret,even if Obama wants to kick the feet out from under Romney with this little leak.
The SAME Donilon who is responsible for all the other leaks?
The same Donilon who was told by Defense Secretaty Gates to STFU?
My first impression is the _resident has told Iran to cooperate while telling the Israelis that he will help them thereby getting the Jewish vote here.
I still think that he will never help Israel against any muzzies.
Benny knows the kenyan is just trying to force Israel to stand down... Benny knows obamiecommie is a liar... Israel will defend Israel and sparky had better STFU when they do! obamao is a damned communist muslim moster... the same as his father, odinga and bin laden... they ALL strive/strived for the same end.
and yesterday a report came out that the Obama administration believes ISRAEL is the greatest spy threat against our nation.... ISRAEL... folks.... This administration is corrupt. PERIOD.
Here we go, Wag the Dog just prior to the election...
Anyway, this is the same crap that the U.S. government has been telling Israel for over a decade now. Even GWB did it---"Let us handle Iran for you, if diplomacy and sanctions don't work, then here's our plan to take them out. But please just don't attack on your own!!!"
If they even have a plan to attack Iran, they made it up as a cover for this “leak”. There is zero chance they would do it & Israel knows that. But it is the Jewish voters that are targeted here.
They are afraid Israel will attack before the election. I imagine this is one of the biggest fears in the WH.
And this from the White House that swears they didnt leak classified info for political purposes.
“...U.S. contingency plan to attack Iran should diplomacy fail to curb its nuclear program...”
More taqqiya from the muslim-in-chief?
I trust that Netanyahu is is sufficiently savvy to file this briefing in the “I’ll believe it when I see it” drawer.
When I read this I immediately began thinking of the scene in the movie “The Untouchables”, where Elliott Ness and his squad were receiving a briefing from the Chicago Police. I would imagine Netanyahu and his staff did the same after hearing the Incompeto’s aide briefing... wadded it up and threw it in the trash.
Psalm 109:8 ~
"Let his days be few and brief;
And let others step forward to replace him."
Whatever Israel hopes to do, they’d better not let this current administration know in advance... Obama takes that info right to the enemies... he’s such a traitor...
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