Monday, September 9, 2013

Obama Refused to Let Israel Take out Iran's Nuclear Facilities when they had the chance

President Barack Obama refused to let Israel strike Iran last year despite the Israeli prime minister’s willingness to sign off on such an attack, according to statements made by a former top Israeli military leader earlier this week. 
Giora Eiland, a former national security adviser to the Israeli government and a retired Major General in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), told the Israeli press that Obama “vetoed” the strike, which was planned to take place at the height of the 2012 election cycle.
“Israel has the capability to destroy the Iranian nuclear program” and was prepared to do so, Eiland was quoted as saying in a private meeting earlier this month, according to the Israeli paper Mida. 
However, top White House officials “pressured” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to cancel the attack on Iranian nuclear sites, according to Eiland.
“There are many areas where Israel is free to act independently: building in Jerusalem, striking in Gaza, and other areas in our region, where we do not need an approval from the U.S.—even when they do not like it,” Eiland told the Israeli paper, confirming that Netanyahu “was about to give a go-ahead” before being told by the United States to stand down. 
“But when it comes to issues that affect the broader American interests, we cannot act contrary to their considerations,” Eiland was quoted as saying. News of the aborted strike comes as the Obama administration pushes for military action in Syria, where embattled President Bashar al-Assad stands accused of using chemical weapons.
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BOSMAN said...

Well of course he did. If Israel had taken out Iran's Nuclear Facilities, that would have been 1 less Red line for Obama to draw then back away from...I'm equally disappointed in Israel for asking him in the first place instead of just doings it.

With this administration, I'm sure Iran knew about their plans as soon as they involved team Obama....SURPRISE is everything.

Anonymous said...

I'm disappointed too.

It's insane the way the world allows Iran to march on toward nuclear weapons.