Skip to comments.Israel refuses to tell US its Iran intentions
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.
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Good for Israel.
Well, the current administration would telegraph or flat out tell everybody.
GOOD!!!!!!!! Nor should they.....not with this assclown in office. 2012 can’t get here soon enough.
Hussein wouldn’t hesitate to warn Iran about an impending attack. And neither would Hillary.
Barack Hussein would tell Iran directly.
Exactly, Obama cannot be trusted. Period!
Barack O bama can not be trusted to protect the security of the United States.
We’ve been told over and over those installations are impregnable. I guess we’ll find out soon enough.
Drudge hates Israel, but I hope he got this one right.
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.
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!
>> “Weve been told over and over those installations are impregnable.” <<
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.
From “Audacity of Hope”...’I will stand with the Muslims, should the political winds shift in an ugly direction’.
Barack Hussein Obama
Cain has essentially already said it.
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!
"BUT HOW WILL I WAAAAARN THEM?? THEY ARE MY MUSLIM BROOOTHERS! Waaaah! Micheeelle!"
Well that’s a no brainer. Tell the Obama administration what your plans are? Good grief!
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)
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.
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.
let’s see...do I tell a muslim about my plans, ??????...nah, I think not
The locals will do the job by themselves.
Those threatened have coalesced to get the task done.
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.
It would be racist not to.
Adults do not need to report their intentions to the “child”.
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?
Israel refuses to tell US its Iran intentions
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.
Hussein wouldnt 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.
Wise policy. They should have had the policy for at least two decades concerning the Middle East.
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Better to ask forgiveness than permission.
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.
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.
The first thing 0 would do with the info is inform Ahmadinnerjacket.
And, can anyone blame them?
Why should Israel confide State secrets to its newest enemy, Imam Mohammid Hussain Obababa?
Obama would pick up the Phone and warn Iran in 10 seconds....