Israel vs. Iran & Obama?

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What Will Obama Do?

 

[Obama]… pressed Netanyahu to postpone Israeli attack on Iranian nuclear facilities until after November, adding president ‘might visit Israel in summer’

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4201228,00.html

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If Israel Attacks Iran, Obama Loses Presidency

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/04/if_israel_attacks_iran_obama_loses_presidency.html

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Will Israel Face Iran Alone?

http://frontpagemag.com/2011/11/16/will-israel-face-iran-alone/print/

Hard to say.  President Obama appears to be doing everything he can to avoid having to watch Israel actually defend herself…

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Panetta Warns Israel on Consequences of Iran Military Strike

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/11/18/panetta-to-warn-israel-on-consequences-iran-military-strike/

The obvious question then arises: Will the U.S. assist Israel in protecting her tens of millions of innocent civillians from the most serious threat they have ever faced?

Don’t bet on it.

… the military option is not being seriously contemplated at the Pentagon.”

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/11/no_more_guessing_about_administration_stance_on_military_strike_against_iran.html

and…

New US sanctions on Iran aim to head off Israel

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/02/07/new-us-sanctions-on-iran-aim-to-head-off-israel/print

Not surprisingly, then…

Israel refuses to tell US its Iran intentions

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/israel/8886543/Israel-refuses-to-tell-US-its-Iran-intentions.html

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Obama Leaks Israel’s Attack Plan?

http://frontpagemag.com/2012/04/03/obama-leaks-israels-attack-plan/print/

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If Israel Attacks Iran, Obama Loses Presidency

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/04/if_israel_attacks_iran_obama_loses_presidency.html

and…

 … President Obama has called [this latest diplomatic effort] Iran’s ‘last chance’ to resolve its nuclear confrontation with the United Nations and the West diplomatically.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/08/world/middleeast/us-defines-its-demands-for-new-round-of-talks-with-iran.html?_r=1&hp=&pagewanted=print

and…

The U.S. Navy said Monday it has deployed a second aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf region amid rising tensions with Iran over its disputed nuclear program.

http://news.yahoo.com/us-navy-deploys-2nd-aircraft-carrier-gulf-104816846.html

and…

CIA stealth drones scoured dozens of sites throughout Iran, making hundreds of passes over suspicious facilities, before a version of the RQ-170 crashed inside Iran’s borders in December.  The surveillance has been part of what current and former U.S. officials describe as an intelligence surge that is aimed at Iran’s nuclear program and that has been gaining momentum since the final years of George W. Bush’s administration.  The effort has included ramped-up eavesdropping by the National Security Agency, formation of an Iran task force among satellite-imagery analysts and an expanded network of spies...”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/us-sees-intelligence-surge-as-boost-to-confidence/2012/04/07/gIQAlCha2S_print.html

[Does anyone find that series of three articles unusual?]

[If you do, here's the likely reason why.]

On Sunday the Washington Post published an article that seems to further validate those who believe the Obama administration is running a campaign of leaks aimed at stopping Israel from attacking Iran.”

http://frontpagemag.com/2012/04/09/more-obama-leaks-to-sabotage-israel/print/

and…

Two carriers in the Gulf and Indian Ocean as well as a few thousand troops in Israel, and the F-22′s all point to the US having the capability to carry out an attack.  Obama probably won’t do it, but can the Iranians be sure?

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/04/dear_iran_pay_no_attention_to_those_f-22s_parked_in_the_uae.html

and…

If his poll numbers continue to be tepid into October, Obama will need a big distraction to take him through Election Day — something that will have strong appeal beyond his swooning acolytes. Military action against Iran would fill the bill.

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/06/obamas_october_surprise_will_he_use_the_military_to_sway_the_electorate.html

and…

A U.S. decision to send Air Force F-22 Raptors to the United Arab Emirates apparently is more than a mere training mission…

http://www.wnd.com/2012/06/sources-raptors-sent-to-help-israel/print/

and…

U.S. moving submersibles to Persian Gulf to oppose Iran

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/world_now/2012/07/submersibles-persian-gulf-to-oppose-iran.html

and…

Israeli Officials See Gap With U.S. Widening Over Iran

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-09-03/israeli-officials-see-gap-with-u-s-widening-over-iran.html

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The Fit Finally Hits The Shan:

Since Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s visit to Israel last week, during which Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu openly and in Panetta’s presence decried U.S. policy toward Iran as ineffective, Israeli media have been reporting further bitter charges against Washington by Israeli officials.”

http://frontpagemag.com/2012/davidhornik/israeli-officials-blast-u-s-iran-policy/print/

and…

[Barack Obama] has greatly reduced the scale of U.S. participation [in a joint military exercise with Israel], slashing by more than two-thirds the number of American troops going to Israel and reducing both the number and potency of missile interception systems at the core of the joint exercise. ‘Basically what the Americans are saying is, ‘We don’t trust you,”’ a senior Israeli military official [said].

http://world.time.com/2012/08/31/exclusive-u-s-scales-back-military-exercise-with-israel-affecting-potential-iran-strike/

and…

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu got into a diplomatic shouting match with US Ambassador Dan Shapiro over US President Barack Obama’s handling of Iran’s nuclear program, saying “time has run out” for diplomacy…

http://www.jpost.com/DiplomacyAndPolitics/Article.aspx?ID=283353&R=R1

and…

Wait for what? Wait until when? Those in the [Obama administration] who refuse to put red lines before Iran don’t have a moral right to place a red light before Israel.

http://washington.cbslocal.com/2012/09/11/netanyahu-to-obama-wait-for-what-wait-until-when/

and…

US and Israel in open feud over Iran

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/d960d376-fc28-11e1-aef9-00144feabdc0.html#axzz26CvyQbVs

and…

Obama’s Betrayal of Israel

http://frontpagemag.com/2012/joseph-puder/obamas-betrayal-of-israel/print/

and…

Obama’s Courting of the Mullahs

http://frontpagemag.com/2012/davidhornik/obamas-courting-of-the-mullahs/print/

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Then again, we also have seen stories like these:

Sources expects Israeli attack on Iran with US logistical support early 2012!

http://www.pakalertpress.com/2011/11/17/sources-expects-israeli-attack-on-iran-with-us-logistical-support-early-2012/

and…

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta believes that Israel could attack Iran in an April-to-June timeframe, and there apparently has been a decision made for the U.S. to help in an assault on the radical Islamic nation’s nuclear facilities.

http://www.wnd.com/2012/02/u-s-military-told-to-prepare-for-iran-ops/print/

[ASND will believe it when we see it.]

and…

Pentagon says it has prepared military for attack on Iran

http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=3335

[As we have stated previously, ASND will believe it when we see it.]

and…

Pentagon Seeks Mightier Bomb vs. Iran

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203363504577187420287098692.html?mod=WSJ_hp_LEFTTopStories

[Huh?  When did Barack Obama's Pentagon ever admit they were going to attack Iran's nuclear weapons facilities?]

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U.S. Warns Israel on Strike

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204409004577159202556087074.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

[Once again, is that "warning" simply for public (including Iranian) consumption or is it for real?]

[Only time will tell.]

and…

Panetta: Iran will not be allowed nukes

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18563_162-57345322/panetta-iran-will-not-be-allowed-nukes/?tag=broadcast

and…

Obama says a military option is not ‘off the table,’ just as he sweeps it over the edge and down to the floor.

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/02/obama_kicks_the_iranian_nuclear_can_down_the_road.html

[Maybe.  Remember the movie " Wag the Dog "?]

Which statements lead, inevitably, to the obvious observation:

Don’t be surprised if President Obama decides to take out Iran’s nuclear capabilities to shore up his candidacy.”

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/12/obamas_2012_iran_gambit.html

and…

Amid mounting tensions over whether Israel will carry out a military strike against Iran’s nuclear program, the United States and Israel remain at odds over a fundamental question: whether Iran’s crucial nuclear facilities are about to become impregnable.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/09/world/middleeast/us-and-israel-split-over-how-to-deter-iran.html?pagewanted=print

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Obama, Like Carter, Will Not Act Against Iran

http://frontpagemag.com/2012/joseph-puder/obama-like-carter-will-not-act-against-iran/print/

[Once again, ASND is not so sure.  The polling numbers in September/October will determine what Mr. Obama will deem necessary to do.]

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Sanctions:

Despite claiming to be doing everything he can to pressure the Iranians to suspend uranium enrichment and give up their ambition to build a nuclear bomb, President Barack Obama and Democrats in the Senate are seeking to water down congressional sanctions on Iran passed in the House last December.

http://frontpagemag.com/2012/rick-moran/administration-working-to-water-down-new-iran-sanctions-bill/print/

and…

What’s the point of sanctions if they exempt one of Iran’s major trading partners?

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/12/us_renews_iran_sanctions_exemption_for_china_8_others.html

and…

Iran commander claims sanctions are helpful

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/iran-commander-claims-sanctions-are-helpful

and…

The trend in these types of settlements suggests that they have become commonplace and raises serious questions about whether the [Obama administration] treats financial institutions as if they are ‘too big to jail’ – even when they aid [Iran] and [drug] cartels.

http://pjmedia.com/blog/are-banks-that-violate-sanctions-getting-off-with-slaps-on-the-wrist/?print=1

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… this latest Obama action [is an] unshakable commitment to further dupe Jewish and other pro-Israel voters that Obama really has Israel’s back and that is why Obama should be voted in for a second turn.

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/07/more_obama_disingenuousness_on_israel.html

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Obama’s inner circle and Iranian influence

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/08/obamas_inner_circle_and_iranian_influence.html

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Obama’s Slap at Netanyahu

http://frontpagemag.com/2012/arnold-ahlert/obamas-slap-at-netanyahu/print/

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On Monday morning, Israelis walked out of U.N. General Assembly when Ahmadinejad spoke.  Representative of the United States stayed seated in the hall.

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/09/a_chilling_signal_from_the_obama_administration.html

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