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AP source: Israel won't warn US before Iran strike
Associated Press ^ | 2/27/12 | KIMBERLY DOZIER

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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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Israel; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: iran; israel; nuclear

1 posted on 02/27/2012 6:46:43 PM PST by SmithL
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To: SmithL

Who can blame the Israelis? Seriously, this Administration is likely to warn the Iranians.


2 posted on 02/27/2012 6:47:50 PM PST by Lysandru
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To: SmithL

This administration would contact the Iranians and give them a headsup.


3 posted on 02/27/2012 6:47:59 PM PST by dartuser ("If you are ... what you were ... then you're not.")
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To: SmithL

Why should they...


4 posted on 02/27/2012 6:48:04 PM PST by ncfool (OMG 2012)
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To: SmithL

“Israeli officials say they won’t warn the U.S. if they decide to launch a pre-emptive strike against Iranian nuclear facilities”

Why would they? Obama would simply warn the Iranians.


5 posted on 02/27/2012 6:48:53 PM PST by mkmensinger
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To: SmithL

They’d be idiots if they did. And they are not idiots.


6 posted on 02/27/2012 6:49:05 PM PST by ladyjane
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To: SmithL
not if they want a chance of a successful strike they won't...
7 posted on 02/27/2012 6:49:22 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: ncfool

Nobody should be told...


8 posted on 02/27/2012 6:49:53 PM PST by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo with laughter")
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To: SmithL
"Israeli officials said that if they eventually decide a strike is necessary, they would keep the Americans in the dark..."

Good. Very good. Israel knows better than to trust the bambi administration. Let them do what it takes to survive...

9 posted on 02/27/2012 6:50:18 PM PST by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever)
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To: SmithL

Good. They are getting smart.

When it comes to a war, Obama is with the Muzzies. I think he said so in one of his books?


10 posted on 02/27/2012 6:50:24 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: SmithL

..considering who’s president, it’s a good move


11 posted on 02/27/2012 6:50:44 PM PST by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Chode

DAYTONA......Montoya just hit a jet dry truck...big blaze


12 posted on 02/27/2012 6:53:43 PM PST by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: GeronL

I don’t know if was in one of his pre-mature books about himself, but he has said, to paraphrase, “...if the winds change, I will support Islam” or something like that.


13 posted on 02/27/2012 6:53:55 PM PST by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever)
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To: dartuser

I agree. Obama is bad enough but toss in Valerie Jarrett— I wouldn’t say a squat to this administration.


14 posted on 02/27/2012 6:54:00 PM PST by Irenic
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To: SmithL

Excellent. Hell, I wouldn’t tell these clowns anything.


15 posted on 02/27/2012 6:54:52 PM PST by Marathoner (In the 80s we had Reagan, Johnny Cash and Bob Hope. Now we have Obama, no cash and no hope.)
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To: SmithL
...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.

... and it doesn't hurt to know Biden won't be dropping hints within minutes of being informed..

16 posted on 02/27/2012 6:55:09 PM PST by GOPJ (GAS WAS $1.85 per gallon on the day Obama was Inaugurated! - - freeper Gaffer)
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To: SmithL

Good.. I completely agree with the Israelis. The 0bama-ruled “United” States is not a particularly good ally to non-muslim countries. Hopefully the “United” States will undergo regime change in November.


17 posted on 02/27/2012 6:55:30 PM PST by ScottinVA (GOP, meet Courage... Courage, meet GOP.)
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To: SmithL

God bless the USA, God Bless Israel and God bless Benjamin Netanyahu!


18 posted on 02/27/2012 6:57:41 PM PST by az.b1bbomberfxr
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To: SJackson

fyi


19 posted on 02/27/2012 6:57:50 PM PST by SmithL (If you reward certain behavior, don't be surprised when you see more of that behavior)
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To: SmithL

Why the hell would they with Hussein the Incompetent in the WH?


20 posted on 02/27/2012 6:58:05 PM PST by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: SmithL
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.

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!"

21 posted on 02/27/2012 6:59:27 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: SmithL

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?


22 posted on 02/27/2012 6:59:26 PM PST by stuck_in_new_orleans
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To: SmithL
I would guess that we will know!

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.

23 posted on 02/27/2012 6:59:42 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: Lysandru

Agree. Considering who the current U.S. Prezidon’t is, I wouldn’t give the U.S. advance notice either.


24 posted on 02/27/2012 6:59:48 PM PST by Signalman
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To: SmithL

No need to say anything to the US, before or after.


25 posted on 02/27/2012 7:02:00 PM PST by FlyingEagle
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To: stuck_in_new_orleans
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?

"Gosh! By Allah, PBUH, what was that?"

26 posted on 02/27/2012 7:02:10 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: beethovenfan

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.


27 posted on 02/27/2012 7:02:53 PM PST by txhurl
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To: SmithL

“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!


28 posted on 02/27/2012 7:03:40 PM PST by Tucker39 ( Psa 68:19Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits; even the God of our salvation.KJV)
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To: SmithL

Very, very smart move by the Israelis. Obama and his crowd would tip off the Iranians in a split-second.


29 posted on 02/27/2012 7:03:58 PM PST by greene66
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To: SmithL
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.

That's all you need to know about the so called "leadership" of our country.

30 posted on 02/27/2012 7:04:36 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: stuck_in_new_orleans

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.


31 posted on 02/27/2012 7:07:47 PM PST by Drill Thrawl (Brass, copper, lead. The new precious metals.)
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32 posted on 02/27/2012 7:09:59 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Drill Thrawl

And it’s not some prolonged invasion, it’s in, booms, out.


33 posted on 02/27/2012 7:12:13 PM PST by txhurl
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To: stuck_in_new_orleans

Yes it’s George Bush’s fault. He disarmed Iraq for Israel. God bless George Bush he planned this out well.


34 posted on 02/27/2012 7:15:30 PM PST by ncfool (OMG 2012)
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To: Lysandru

Nailed it.........And the Israelis know it too..........


35 posted on 02/27/2012 7:16:05 PM PST by doorgunner69
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To: Drill Thrawl

Ballistic missiles don’t need landing rights or aerial refuelling....


36 posted on 02/27/2012 7:17:56 PM PST by paddles ("The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates." Tacitus)
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To: SmithL

Can Israel hit the White House?


37 posted on 02/27/2012 7:19:31 PM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: txhurl
And it’s not some prolonged invasion, it’s in, booms, out.

Shame it wont be very bright, very hot, booms.

38 posted on 02/27/2012 7:19:50 PM PST by Drill Thrawl (Brass, copper, lead. The new precious metals.)
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To: SmithL
With this mulatto muslim (piss on allah) asswipe maggot in the Whitehut, there's no upside to Israel for prior notification.

Until that traitØr is removed, one way or another, Israel has to figure they're just about in it alone.

39 posted on 02/27/2012 7:30:11 PM PST by tomkat (FUbo)
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To: SmithL
I'm betting sooner, rather than later and the Iranians will be defanged. We will owe the nation of Israel another thank you for keeping n-weapons out of the hands of terrorists.
40 posted on 02/27/2012 7:30:27 PM PST by mulder1 ("The past is prologue.")
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To: SmithL

No way would I expect anything less from Israel.
Israel isn’t stupid.


41 posted on 02/27/2012 7:31:48 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: SmithL

Israel telegraphing to Obama: “You’re a tool!”


42 posted on 02/27/2012 7:32:03 PM PST by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: SmithL

Hey, Israel: We don’t trust the bastard (literal) either.


43 posted on 02/27/2012 7:34:18 PM PST by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: SmithL

In a move to prevent alleged US President Barry Soetoro from claiming the victory Israeli PM Bibi Netanyahu sent word to the dork in DC…


44 posted on 02/27/2012 7:41:15 PM PST by bksanders (Newt is an Equal Opportunity Pisser-Offer)
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To: SmithL

I wouldn’t tell anybody either.


45 posted on 02/27/2012 7:49:05 PM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: SmithL

Not if they want a successful raid..


46 posted on 02/28/2012 9:01:37 PM PST by cardinal4 (Bolton/Arpaio 2012 "Kick the UN across the border!")
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“Hey, we left it on your answering machine, but you were on the golf course.”

Thanks SmithL.


47 posted on 02/29/2012 5:58:37 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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48 posted on 03/02/2012 6:24:07 AM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn't do !)
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