#1 Report: Obama Adminstration to Iran: If Israel Attacks, We Won't Get Involved09-03-2012, 01:55 PM
The Israeli newspaper Yediot Ahronot published a startling report Monday detailing a message it says was conveyed by the Obama administration – via two European countries – to Iranian officials. The request: if Israel decides to strike Iranian nuclear facilities, the U.S. will not support it and the Islamic Republic should refrain from retaliating on U.S. military installations in the Persian Gulf.
From the report by the well-connected diplomatic correspondent Shimon Schiffer [translated via hard copy by TheBlaze in Israel]:
The message that the U.S. conveyed to Iran via the most sensitive secret channels is unequivocal: if Israel attacks, we won’t stand behind her and we won’t be drawn into war.
In recent days, senior American administration officials turned to their Iranian counterparts via two countries in Europe which act as a back-channel during times of crisis. They made clear to the Iranians that the U.S. does not intend to be sucked into a campaign if Israel decides to strike unilaterally and without advance coordination [with the U.S.], and they said that they expect from Iran that it will not attack strategic American targets in the Persian Gulf. That means, among other things, Army bases, Navy ships and aircraft carriers sailing in the region.
Accompanying the article, the newspaper created a graphic map (pictured above) of various U.S. assets in the region including troops in Afghanistan, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia as well as U.S. vessels in the Gulf.
The secret contacts with the Iranians combined with a public statement last week by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey that he won’t be “complicit” in an Israeli attack is being interpreted in Israel as a message from the U.S. that the Jewish state is on its own in stopping Iran from obtaining a doomsday weapon with which to threaten the very existence of Israel. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and other Iranian leaders have articulated a desire to wipe Israel off the map.
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09-03-2012, 02:07 PM
Captain Zero praised the Muslim Brootherhood and the Arab Spring, and is having a person of interest from the WTC bombing in 1993 speak at the DNC. So I think we already know who he sides with here.
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09-03-2012, 02:35 PM
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Ha! If Israel attacks then ex-President Obama will have no voice in the matter.
09-03-2012, 03:41 PM
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If the United States decides NOT to help our most important ally in the region, Obama will lose the election as you see every anti-Semite in the democrat party cheer the decision.
When Israel makes the decision, the men and women of the IDF knows that it is a one way ticket to Tehran if the US doesn't help. My God bless those in the IDF who will do what Obama hasn't the balls to do.
09-03-2012, 03:47 PM
Gator must be very happy now, so happy he might vote for obama.We're from Philadelphia, We Fight- Chip Kelly
09-04-2012, 08:53 PM
The Obama administration should be ashamed. But I'm sure it's not.Good men sleep peaceably in their beds at night because
rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
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09-05-2012, 01:01 AM
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Note that Obama didn't say anything about not taking action against Israel in such a case.
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