Report: US tells Iran it won’t back Israeli strike so long as Tehran doesn’t hit US interests
(Israel Matzav: Breaking: White House denies telling Iran it will not back Israel) Israel Radio reports (2:00 am) that the White House has denied that it sent a message to Iran through two European governments that it would not back an Israeli attack on Iran if Iran does not attack US installations in the Persian Gulf, as was reported on Monday by Yediot’s Shimon Schiffer.
(Carl)Just when you thought that President Hussein Obama could not shove Israel any deeper under the bus…. Yediot’s Shimon Shiffer reports at YNet that President Obama has sent a message to Iran via two European countries that he will not back an Israeli strike against the Mullahcracy’s nuclear weapons program so long as Iran does not attack US interests in the Persian Gulf.
The United States has sent a message to Iran, via two European nations, saying that it will not back an independent Israeli strike against the country’s nuclear facilities as long as Tehran refrains from attacking American interests in the Persian Gulf, Yedioth Ahronoth reported Monday.
According to the report, Washington has used covert back channels in Europe to clarify that the US does not intend to back Israel in a strike that may spark a regional conflict.
In return, Washington expects Iran to steer clear of strategic American assets in the Persian Gulf, such as military bases and aircraft carriers.
Israeli officials reported of an unprecedented low in the two nations’ defense ties, which stems from the Obama administration’s desire to warn Israel against mounting an uncoordinated attack on Iran.
There is nothing – NOTHING – this charlatan will not do if he believes it will put him in a better position to be reelected. And his campaign still goes around saying that his security cooperation with Israel is ‘closer than ever.’ What a damned liar.
White House spokesman Jay Carney said Monday that “There is absolutely no daylight between the United States and Israel when it comes to preventing Iran from getting a nuclear weapon.”
Carney said that all options remain on the table for Iran. He said the “window for diplomacy remains open,” adding that the diplomatic process remains the best way to deal with the Islamic Republic, though “that window will not remain open indefinitely.”
That window only needs to remain open long enough for Israel to be outside the zone of immunity – when Iran moves all of the major portions of its operation underground. We’re probably 3-6 months from that point. After that, Israel is dependent on Obama’s tender mercies (or those of Mitt Romney – which are probably much more pro-Israel), and we may face a high price in exchange for the US standing alongside us.
Obama is not only not standing beside Israel. He is doing everything he can to hurt our chances of taking Iran’s nuclear weapons out. Even if he did not plan to come to our aide, telling Iran that explicitly only makes things worse.
And you thought Jimmy Carter was despicable? This guy brings things to a whole new level.
something tells me Obama is done courting the Jewish vote. Michigan is a swing state too.