Skip to comments.AP source: Israel won't warn US before Iran strike
Posted on 02/27/2012 6:46:37 PM PST by SmithL
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Israeli officials say they won't warn the U.S. if they decide to launch a pre-emptive strike against Iranian nuclear facilities, according to one U.S. intelligence official familiar with the discussions. The pronouncement, delivered in a series of private, top-level conversations, sets a tense tone ahead of meetings in the coming days at the White House and Capitol Hill.
Israeli officials said that if they eventually decide a strike is necessary, they would keep the Americans in the dark to decrease the likelihood that the U.S. would be held responsible for failing to stop Israel's potential attack. The U.S. has been working with the Israelis for months to persuade them that an attack would be only a temporary setback to Iran's nuclear program.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak delivered the message to a series of top-level U.S. visitors to the country, including the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the White House national security adviser and the director of national intelligence, and top U.S. lawmakers, all trying to close the trust gap between Israel and the U.S. over how to deal with Iran's nuclear ambitions.
Netanyahu delivered the same message to all the Americans who have traveled to Israel for talks, the U.S. official said.
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Heh, heh. The real reason is that the government headed by Barack Hussein Obama is Israel's enemy. And so is Hillary, and her body-pal Huma.
But they've actually come up with a very nice diplomatic excuse. "We aren't telling you for your own good!"
Anyone have any guesses as to how the Iraqis are going to react when the Israelis strike and cut through Iraqi airspace in the process?
This is a really bad situation and it will happen. Hard to see anyway this turns out that is positive.
It should have been dealt with 4 years ago.
Agree. Considering who the current U.S. Prezidon’t is, I wouldn’t give the U.S. advance notice either.
No need to say anything to the US, before or after.
"Gosh! By Allah, PBUH, what was that?"
They didn’t even trust W enough to inform him of 9/6/2007, due to conditions at state dept, and I hope they don’t now, either.
Just Do It.
“The U.S. has been working with the Israelis for months to persuade them that an attack would be only a temporary setback to Iran’s nuclear program.”
A “temporary” setback? I’ll take it! If that advice from the numbnuts in the State Dept. isn’t stupitity gone-to-seed!
I’m happy to learn that Bebe and Israel are not going to let the Obummer regime talk them out of protecting themselves!
Very, very smart move by the Israelis. Obama and his crowd would tip off the Iranians in a split-second.
That's all you need to know about the so called "leadership" of our country.
Iraq shouldn’t matter. Supposedly the Saudis have given Israel landing and fueling rights. The Saudis may not like the Jews, but they HATE Iran.
The list, Ping
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And it’s not some prolonged invasion, it’s in, booms, out.
Yes it’s George Bush’s fault. He disarmed Iraq for Israel. God bless George Bush he planned this out well.
Nailed it.........And the Israelis know it too..........
Ballistic missiles don’t need landing rights or aerial refuelling....
Can Israel hit the White House?
Shame it wont be very bright, very hot, booms.
Until that traitØr is removed, one way or another, Israel has to figure they're just about in it alone.