Fig leaf from Israel

I don’t know about you, but I sure feel a lot better now. Because there’s simply no way an attack on Iran (a country our government still insists is not building nuclear weapons) would ever bite the U.S. in the ass, right?

WASHINGTON — 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.

One thought on “Fig leaf from Israel

  1. Israel to Obama “Screw you.” There is something seriously wrong with Israel. Obama should ask Netanyahu when he comes to Washington for the annual AIPAC meeting next week what bombing Iran would accomplish? Will it end Iran’s nuclear program? Will it make Israel more secure? The answer to both of those questions is an unequivocal no. So the only reason for Israel to bomb Iran would be to start a much wider war involving lots of other countries and groups. Israel has never wanted Peace. With anyone. http//

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