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Obama aide tells Israel of Iran attack plan: paper
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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.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: donilon; iran; netanyahu; obama; thomasdonilon; war; warmongerobama
Shhhh, don't tell anyone............
1 posted on 07/29/2012 2:52:12 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Ibwas just going to say that....


2 posted on 07/29/2012 2:53:49 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Sub-Driver

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?


3 posted on 07/29/2012 3:16:30 AM PDT by ScubieNuc (When there is no justice in the laws, justice is left to the outlaws.)
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To: Sub-Driver

And this from the White House that swears they didn’t leak classified info for political purposes.


4 posted on 07/29/2012 3:16:53 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Sub-Driver

Lying to get Bibi to back off.

These maroons are so predictable. Almost like muslims.


5 posted on 07/29/2012 3:38:32 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama Kills))
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To: P.O.E.

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.


6 posted on 07/29/2012 3:47:54 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Sub-Driver

The SAME Donilon who is responsible for all the other leaks?

The same Donilon who was told by Defense Secretaty Gates to STFU?


7 posted on 07/29/2012 3:51:24 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Sub-Driver
The Jerusalem Post says the report is bogus and Haaretz is once again telling an untruth:

http://www.jpost.com/Headlines/Article.aspx?id=279283

8 posted on 07/29/2012 3:54:37 AM PDT by fso301
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


9 posted on 07/29/2012 4:03:20 AM PDT by certrtwngnut (It's not the people who vote that count, it's the people who count the votes. (Josef Stalin))
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To: Sub-Driver

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.

LLS


10 posted on 07/29/2012 4:26:39 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


11 posted on 07/29/2012 4:51:09 AM PDT by Walkingfeather
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To: Sub-Driver

Here we go, Wag the Dog just prior to the election...


12 posted on 07/29/2012 4:56:47 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: Sub-Driver
This leak was aimed directly at the Jewish voters that Obama is losing:

Pelosi: Republicans using Israel policy to distract Jewish voters

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!!!"

Charlie Brown---Lucy---Football.

13 posted on 07/29/2012 4:56:47 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


14 posted on 07/29/2012 5:05:48 AM PDT by HangThemHigh (Entropy's not what it used to be.)
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To: Sub-Driver

They are afraid Israel will attack before the election. I imagine this is one of the biggest fears in the WH.


15 posted on 07/29/2012 5:36:00 AM PDT by PghBaldy (Obama 07/22/12: "we all reflect on how we can do something about some of the senseless violence...")
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To: P.O.E.

And this from the White House that swears they didn’t leak classified info for political purposes.


Exactly. I’ll bet that this was a leak about something that didn’t happen just to make Obama look like a “friend” of Israel. A Jedi mind trick for the weak-minded.


16 posted on 07/29/2012 5:51:15 AM PDT by rbg81
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To: Sub-Driver

“...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.


17 posted on 07/29/2012 6:19:47 AM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2013: Change we can look forward to.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Obama aide tells Israel of Iran attack plan

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.

18 posted on 07/29/2012 6:53:13 AM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Prayer for 0bama

Psalm 109:8 ~

"Let his days be few and brief;
And let others step forward to replace him."

19 posted on 07/29/2012 7:00:16 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: ScubieNuc

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...


20 posted on 07/29/2012 7:04:44 AM PDT by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: Sub-Driver

The Israelis say they don’t comment on closed meetings
so that means this administration LEAKED again!
And Donilon no less.


21 posted on 07/29/2012 7:39:18 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Of course the military has an attack PLAN for Iran. They would have an attack plan for Canada, if Canada were threatening us with missile attacks. The question is: Will Obama pull the trigger? The answer is NO. He is simply leaking stories of the plan so that Israel delays any action until after the election.
22 posted on 07/29/2012 8:00:21 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Indeed send out the paper tigers.


23 posted on 07/29/2012 8:24:52 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Sub-Driver

Why would the White House even release this info to the press? It’s just another example of their trying to look big and brave. Knowing this administration, they’ve probably already given Iran the specifics too.


24 posted on 07/29/2012 8:26:55 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Sub-Driver

Reuters should be bombed to smithereens.


25 posted on 07/29/2012 8:38:05 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: P.O.E.
Quoting a senior U.S. official it said spoke on condition of anonymity,

Anytime you see that phrase, you can be sure it really means "directed to leak the info to the press".

26 posted on 07/29/2012 9:46:22 AM PDT by UCANSEE2
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To: rbg81; P.O.E.

The OBAMA ADMINISTRATION.

The ones who think the way to keep the ship afloat is to drill more holes in the bottom so the water can get out.


27 posted on 07/29/2012 9:50:35 AM PDT by UCANSEE2
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To: fso301

No, in that report JPost is being a mouthpiece for Netanyahu in saying they deny the report about Thomas Donilon.


28 posted on 07/29/2012 10:03:23 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Pontius Pilate 'voters' are arrogant, delusional, lilly-livered collaborators.)
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To: UCANSEE2
Anytime you see that phrase, you can be sure it really means "directed to leak the info to the press".

In a Democratic administration, certainly.

29 posted on 07/29/2012 10:06:27 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Pontius Pilate 'voters' are arrogant, delusional, lilly-livered collaborators.)
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To: mass55th
It's all about the Jewish vote.

Obama has been incredibly weak on Israel and he's lost Jewish support. Romney is now talking tough on Iran, so Obama has to pretend to be tough also to try to get those votes back from Romney.

The Dems will suffer much over the next few years if the GOP gets historic electoral gains among Jews.

30 posted on 07/29/2012 10:56:34 AM PDT by what's up
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To: mass55th
It's all about the Jewish vote.

Obama has been incredibly weak on Israel and he's lost Jewish support. Romney is now talking tough on Iran, so Obama has to pretend to be tough also to try to get those votes back from Romney.

The Dems will suffer much over the next few years if the GOP gets historic electoral gains among Jews.

31 posted on 07/29/2012 10:56:43 AM PDT by what's up
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To: Sub-Driver

Oh what a coincidence this comes out today when Romney is in Israel and meeting with Netanyahu. Queen Obama has no intentions of attacking Iran and is only saying so to counter Romney’s tough stance.


32 posted on 07/29/2012 11:31:45 AM PDT by major1971
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To: Venturer
even if Obama wants to kick the feet out from under Romney

Romney should take credit for this, as well as for the security deal Obama signed Friday. Something like "if I wasn't putting pressure on the Obama administration, this wouldn't have happened". Kinda like Obama touting his stimulus "imagine how much worse it would have been had I not blah blah blah"

33 posted on 07/29/2012 1:19:46 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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