Skip to comments.Obama Reportedly Blocks Israel Missile Shipment
Posted on 08/14/2014 12:22:43 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather
A new report reveals that US President Barack Obama's administration stopped a shipment of missiles to Israel late last month and tightened weapons shipment procedures to Israel, as tensions between the two nations grow amid Operation Protective Edge.
The report in the Wall Street Journal, released Wednesday night, cites US officials in Obama's administration, who say they discovered Israel had requested a large number of Hellfire missiles directly through military-to-military channels. An initial batch of the missiles was about to be shipped, according to sources in Israel and the US Congress.
At that point, the Pentagon stepped in and put the transfer on hold. Further, top White House officials instructed various US military agencies to consult with the US State Department before approving any additional requests from Israel.
A senior Obama administration official was quoted in the report as saying the transfer shouldn't have been a routine "check-the-box approval," given Israel's defensive operation in Gaza against Hamas, which is recognized as a terrorist organization by the US.
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Thank goodness Israel won’t have those missiles to protect itself. Just think how bad that would have been, preventing Israeli deaths! Thank heaven Barack Obama was there to work on behalf of the poor victims of Israeli lop-sided violence.
Is there a barf-bucket big enough for this administration?
One of the first things he did when he came to office was to give the Palestinians a big fat check. Maybe it was because of all the calling they did to wrestle up funds for his campaign, maybe because he wanted to lay his marker down right away.
He left President cooling his heels, while he ate dinner. Any time he can snub Israel, he will and leave them in the lurch if he can.
In a way, he wants to do the opposite of GWB.
but this Regime will give military technology to egypt when in was run by the Muslim Brotherhood
No worries...Russia will be knocking on Israel’s border like a Kirby vacuum salesman.
Obama is violating these agreements and it won't fly long term.
We also have a defense treaty with the Ukraine to protect them from Russia that Obama is ignoring.
Americas word means to the rest of the world under Obama.
BTW, Isreal makes darn fine military hardware.
One of the unstated reasons we supply things like Hellfires to Isreal is to keep them from developing their own versions which could be better than ours and then selling them to the rest of the world.
Obama is turning a good customer into a potential strong competitor to our defense industry
No wonder the man child is doing a “distraction” trip back to D.C....gotta keep those tongues a waggin’.
I agree. Egypt is already talking to Russia.
Is anyone surprised? I know where Obama’s loyalties lie.
It’s not just Obama that hates Israel and the Jews, ALL DEMOCRATS do!!! Why Jews VOTE for this HATRED to THEMSELVES is beyond me!! Obama wants Israel DESTROYED, just like he wants America DESTROYED! He’s doing a GREAT job!
It may be a good idea for Israel to develop their own, as I would consider the US as an unreliable supplier under the leadership of a misguided human being and (m)uslim sympathizer.
This really is alarming.
If Israel is attacked from several sides, likely, she would run out of military supplies.
Any way for Congress to bypass the idiot in power.
( IIP , think I like that )
I thought the same thing. I fear for America even more than I already do when we become Israel’s enemy. Russia doesn’t love muslims like Obama does.
Two responses are required:
1. The story is completely believable despite the anonymity of the sources.
2. When the House reconvenes immediately pass the Terrorist Destruction and Middle-East Peace Act forcing the Admin to send these missiles.
Beat up every vulnerable Dem in the Senate using the above.
America, under the criminal fraud Obama,
helps ISIS, helps “rebels”, helps Hamas,
helps al Qaeda.
And the corrupt EXEMPT Congress agrees.
I look forward to sending this article to all of my idiot Jewish relatives and acquaintances (none are my friends) who voted for this abomination. It won’t likely change their minds, but it will let me let them know that their mouthing of words in favor of Israel is a big, fat lie.
As for the Abomination, I don’t believe that he is a Moslem. But if he was, I seriously question what he would do differently than he has and does...to quote some hag: “What difference does it make?”
Wow, there’s a picture of the problem in America right now.
Must be nice to be so deluded.
Putin will gladly sell weapons to Israel, while Obungle 3 putts the 14th hole on Martha’s Vineyard.
Seriously, Bibi and Vlad (really) are now the leaders of the free world, The United States is done as a world power. It’s over. Shelter in place.
Bibi, yes. Vlad, hell no.
0bama = Hamas = Muslim Brotherhood = Al Qaeda = ISIS.
It's hard to call, but I am definitely in the camp that Putin could be more a friend than a foe to this nation.
And monkeys COULD fly out of my butt.
RE: #19, every time I look at that photo I question the wisdom of passing the 19th Amendment.
I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all
peoples on earth will be blessed through you.
Obama beware, you are playing with fire...
Obama did say he’s good at killing and proves it.
A senior Obama administration official was quoted in the report as saying the transfer shouldn't have been a routine "check-the-box approval," given Israel's defensive operation in Gaza against Hamas, which is recognized as a terrorist organization by the US.Yeah, but not by Obama and Jarrett.
They have to help out Hamas being as it was started by The Muslim Brotherhood which is calling the shots for this administration via ValJar who is a high up member of the MB.
I know we all deplored Obama for apologizing to the world for past USA behavior, but the next president of the USA is absolutely going to have to apologize for the piece of filth that resided in the White House for 8 years.
visas, airlines, demanding they compromise with those who want them all dead... what is next?
Funny thing is Russia as a nation is spent as its demographics are shrinking it as a country, and its economics are the worst sort of corporatism one can imagine.It’s only bright spot is it is run by a very capable meglomaniac taking advantage of Obama in power.
The US is still a great, an innovative country - but represented by a child President.
reason 264 why he is a muslim.
Finally the Hero of Benghazi has a peace plan. Kill all the Jews and there will peace in the middle east.
He’s hostile toward Israel. But consider all the people who agree with him.
” Is there a barf-bucket big enough for this administration?”
You would need to use the Grand Canyon.
before that happens they would use the sampson strategy, go into bunkers and neutron bomb the area from Iran to pakistan to syria and egypt,and any russians that may be along as well, no radiation, buildings standing all enemies dead..they have had these weapons for over a decade I am told by an ex Israeli engineer..
And do not think God will spare the Usa if we turn against Israel..we need to stand up and kick this userper out..
Bibi is no fool. His budget priorities have Defense at the top of the list. Not 27th. Watch that SOB in DC deny him more funding for Iron Dome next time the contract is up.
Now that Col. West,a brave man indeed, has let the “well known cat out of the bag” so to speak....labeling the adult Obama a Muslim as he was in his youth, explains so much about his indesivness in reining in the waring Islamists....We have a Muslin leaning person as POTUS.
Hellfires would likely be used to pick off Hamas leaders as they move, and to reduce IDF and civilian casualties with precision air cover.
Congress will support Israel, but this was probably the only way Obama could restrain Israel in the short run, to protect Hamas. I would not be surprised if they also coordinated with the (leftist party) Brits to cut off resupply of precision munitions, to tie Israel’s hands.
How to overcome Obama’s sabotage is perhaps Israel’s toughest challenge in defeating Hamas.