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Israel refuses to tell US its Iran intentions
The Telegraph via Drudge ^ | 7:49PM GMT 12 Nov 2011 | Adrian Blomfield in Jerusalem

Posted on 11/12/2011 4:42:37 PM PST by F15Eagle

The US leader was rebuffed last month when he demanded private guarantees that no strike would go ahead without White House notification, suggesting Israelno longer plans to "seek Washington's permission", sources said. The disclosure, made by insiders briefed on a top-secret meeting between America's most senior defence chief and Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel's hawkish prime minister, comes amid concerns that Iran's continuing progress towards nuclear weapons capability means the Jewish state has all but lost hope for a diplomatic solution.

On Tuesday, UN weapons inspectors released their most damning report to date into Iran's nuclear activities, saying for the first time that the Islamic republic appeared to be building a nuclear weapon. It was with that grave possiblity in mind that Leon Panetta, the US defence secretary, flew into Israel last month on what was ostensibly a routine trip.

Officially, his brief was restricted to the Middle East peace process, but the most important part of his mission was a private meeting with Mr Netanyahu and the defence minister, Ehud Barak. Once all but a handful of trusted staff had left the room, Mr Panetta conveyed an urgent message from Barack Obama. The president, Mr Panetta said, wanted an unshakable guarantee that Israel would not carry out a unilateral military strike against Iran's nuclear installations without first seeking Washington's clearance.

The two Israelis were notably evasive in their response, according to sources both in Israel and the United States.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


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KEYWORDS: bible; iran; israel; prophecy
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Israel should continue to keep their intentions private.
1 posted on 11/12/2011 4:42:40 PM PST by F15Eagle
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To: F15Eagle

RIGHT ON!!!!!


2 posted on 11/12/2011 4:43:14 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: F15Eagle

Good for Israel.


3 posted on 11/12/2011 4:44:22 PM PST by Keith in Iowa (Hope & Change - I'm out of hope, and change is all I have left every week | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: F15Eagle

Well, the current administration would telegraph or flat out tell everybody.


4 posted on 11/12/2011 4:45:35 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: F15Eagle

GOOD!!!!!!!! Nor should they.....not with this assclown in office. 2012 can’t get here soon enough.


5 posted on 11/12/2011 4:45:47 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: F15Eagle

Hussein wouldn’t hesitate to warn Iran about an impending attack. And neither would Hillary.


6 posted on 11/12/2011 4:46:23 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

No.

Barack Hussein would tell Iran directly.


7 posted on 11/12/2011 4:46:31 PM PST by Para-Ord.45
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To: F15Eagle
I agree. Barack Obama cannot be trusted to respect the national security of Israel. Israel must not compromise her own safety by providing information for Obama to leak to the Arabs.
8 posted on 11/12/2011 4:46:34 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: F15Eagle

Exactly, Obama cannot be trusted. Period!


9 posted on 11/12/2011 4:48:43 PM PST by jazusamo (The real minimum wage is zero: Thomas Sowell)
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To: hinckley buzzard

Barack O bama can not be trusted to protect the security of the United States.


10 posted on 11/12/2011 4:49:11 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: F15Eagle
Very, nice. It looks as if the grown-ups are in charge, at least in Israel.
11 posted on 11/12/2011 4:49:35 PM PST by Irish Eyes
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To: F15Eagle

We’ve been told over and over those installations are impregnable. I guess we’ll find out soon enough.


12 posted on 11/12/2011 4:49:48 PM PST by expat1000
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To: Keith in Iowa
Good for Israel.

Drudge hates Israel, but I hope he got this one right.

13 posted on 11/12/2011 4:52:14 PM PST by Stepan12
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Stop Goofing Off And Donate


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14 posted on 11/12/2011 4:52:39 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: expat1000

So Sad that none of the Candidates on Stage tonight (Debate) will say ‘Let Loose the Dogs of War’ on Iran. It will be all about more Sanctions and Defensive Naval Capabilities.


15 posted on 11/12/2011 4:53:28 PM PST by corbe (mystified)
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To: F15Eagle

Go Bibi!


16 posted on 11/12/2011 4:53:30 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: F15Eagle

ROFLMAO at Obama!!! You know that when Israel does this the leadership in the District of Criminals is severely lacking!

Another epic Obama FAIL! brought to you by Lenin, Marx, Stalin, and Leftists everywhere!

Are you down with OTP? I am!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MddREczVeL4


17 posted on 11/12/2011 4:55:01 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: expat1000

>> “We’ve been told over and over those installations are impregnable.” <<

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I don’t think that’s the issue. We have the hardware to penetrate deeply, but if a reactor is fully fueled, one might not want to penetrate it.

Hopefully the targets are supportive units, and not operational reactors.


18 posted on 11/12/2011 4:57:59 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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FReepathon Day 43!

19 posted on 11/12/2011 4:59:00 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: F15Eagle

From “Audacity of Hope”...’I will stand with the Muslims, should the political winds shift in an ugly direction’.

Barack Hussein Obama


20 posted on 11/12/2011 4:59:23 PM PST by sanjuanbob (Festina Lente)
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To: corbe

Cain has essentially already said it.


21 posted on 11/12/2011 4:59:44 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: F15Eagle

Israel might as well share such plans with Iran. there is no difference. They told Obama about the last meeting...and it was leaked. NO MORE. Thank you, Bibi!


22 posted on 11/12/2011 5:00:53 PM PST by montag813
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To: F15Eagle

"BUT HOW WILL I WAAAAARN THEM?? THEY ARE MY MUSLIM BROOOTHERS! Waaaah! Micheeelle!"

23 posted on 11/12/2011 5:02:03 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Nancy Pelosi - The #1 reason we need a Constitutional amendment for Congressional drug testing.)
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To: F15Eagle
why should they tell us???
24 posted on 11/12/2011 5:02:18 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: F15Eagle

Well that’s a no brainer. Tell the Obama administration what your plans are? Good grief!


25 posted on 11/12/2011 5:02:51 PM PST by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: F15Eagle
If I were Israel, I wouldn't trust the current administration with the date and time of a surprise birthday party for a six-year-old.

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

26 posted on 11/12/2011 5:07:33 PM PST by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: F15Eagle

Might be something still under debate, or a shifting set of if-then scenarios. What would there even be to tell, except a misleading snapshot that does not show the evolution of the plan? But Israel would be nuts to subject itself to the Obama gang’s wishes. To Obama, they’re only another wisp of “wind of public opinion against Islam.” (Actually, Israel would be tickled pink if Slammies would only behave themselves civilly for once, but that’s another matter.) Israel didn’t miss that message.


27 posted on 11/12/2011 5:08:05 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (bloodwashed not whitewashed)
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To: F15Eagle

Smartest move they could make right now...with this buttclown we have in the WH at the moment, he’d probably alert every one of his muslim friends.

Hang on Bibi...only 13 months to go before we’ll have your six again.


28 posted on 11/12/2011 5:10:06 PM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: F15Eagle

let’s see...do I tell a muslim about my plans, ??????...nah, I think not


29 posted on 11/12/2011 5:10:27 PM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: corbe

The locals will do the job by themselves.

Those threatened have coalesced to get the task done.


30 posted on 11/12/2011 5:15:14 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: editor-surveyor

The raector shouldn’t be the main target. The plant has to have a turbine and external cooling system, Hit those with missiles. Save the bunker busters for the fuel enrichment and bomb facilities.


31 posted on 11/12/2011 5:15:39 PM PST by meatloaf (It's time to push back against out of control government.)
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To: F15Eagle
Israel Gets Its Bunker Busters
32 posted on 11/12/2011 5:19:07 PM PST by bkopto (Obama is merely a symptom of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: Chode
why should they tell us???

It would be racist not to.

/s

33 posted on 11/12/2011 5:22:35 PM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: F15Eagle

Adults do not need to report their intentions to the “child”.


34 posted on 11/12/2011 5:25:03 PM PST by LittleBillyInfidel (This tagline has been formatted to fit the screen. Some content has been edited.)
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To: DTogo
and SUICIDAL...
35 posted on 11/12/2011 5:25:09 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: F15Eagle

I wouldn’t tell Obama any of my personal plans. I’m sure as hell glad Israel won’t tell him. He’s rooting for the muslims.

A quote from Barry regarding this in 2008 was something to the effect if the attitudes towards muslims in America shift towards the negative, he’d be siding with the muslims.

Who’d tell this clown anything important?


36 posted on 11/12/2011 5:40:38 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: F15Eagle

Israel refuses to tell US its Iran intentions
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Good


37 posted on 11/12/2011 5:40:43 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: F15Eagle

Israel should tell Obama, but get the month wrong because of one of those diplomatic bureaucratic errors. Kinda like tell them 12/11/11 when you really meant to tell them 11/12/11.


38 posted on 11/12/2011 6:04:15 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: Cicero
Hussein wouldn’t hesitate to warn Iran about an impending attack. And neither would Hillary.

.... and give a head's up to his lord and master George Soros and other connected hedge fund managers and investment class Party Members.

39 posted on 11/12/2011 6:25:09 PM PST by The Theophilus (Obama's Key to win 2012: Ban Haloperidol)
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To: F15Eagle

Wise policy. They should have had the policy for at least two decades concerning the Middle East.


40 posted on 11/12/2011 6:34:27 PM PST by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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41 posted on 11/12/2011 6:47:50 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: F15Eagle

Better to ask forgiveness than permission.


42 posted on 11/12/2011 6:58:58 PM PST by Lady Lucky
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To: F15Eagle

Israel should continue to keep their intentions private.

Bottom line. Sure Obama has been nasty to Israel, but who needs whom? I think Israel needs us more than we need them. They should be the adult in the group at least until we sweep out the trash. Israel should think twice about dissing us. I can see it now....Israel in deep trouble and because of this, we refuse to help them. That would be awful but don’t put anything past Obama.


43 posted on 11/12/2011 7:29:40 PM PST by napscoordinator
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To: napscoordinator

Why would you think Israel needs us more than we need them at this point in time? Israel is currently not getting anything other than outright contempt from the US, so why on Earth would they confide anything to the US? By contrast, we cannot seem to do diddly about stopping Iran from acquiring a nuclear arsenal; Israel does. Once that arsenal is acquired, the world becomes a lot more dangerous for many US interests, so it would seem on that count that it is, indeed, the US who needs Israel - to prevent the nuclearization of Iran that the US cannot prevent itself - more than Israel needs the US.


44 posted on 11/12/2011 7:33:53 PM PST by Oceander (If Romney is the GOP nominee, then Obama wins in 2012, either directly or by proxy)
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To: F15Eagle

I agree.


45 posted on 11/12/2011 7:52:56 PM PST by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: F15Eagle

The first thing 0 would do with the info is inform Ahmadinnerjacket.


46 posted on 11/12/2011 8:11:24 PM PST by chooseascreennamepat (When every candidate is running in last place, everyone is in first place.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

And, can anyone blame them?

Thanks F15Eagle.


47 posted on 11/12/2011 9:43:26 PM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: F15Eagle

Why should Israel confide State secrets to its newest enemy, Imam Mohammid Hussain Obababa?


48 posted on 11/12/2011 9:43:59 PM PST by OldArmy52 (Obama, the most corrupt and incompetent President since Carter.)
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To: onyx

Obama would pick up the Phone and warn Iran in 10 seconds....


49 posted on 11/12/2011 10:18:32 PM PST by LtKerst (Lt Kerst)
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To: SunkenCiv

Bump


50 posted on 11/13/2011 1:48:04 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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