Another Israeli attack on Obama?

Ynet reports: The United States has indirectly informed Iran, via two European nations, that it would not back an 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 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 reportedly expects Iran to steer clear of strategic American assets in the Persian Gulf, such as military bases and aircraft carriers.

We already know that Benjamin Netanyahu is hell-bent on trying to extract a hard promise from President Obama that precisely spells out the circumstances in which the United States will launch a military strike on Iran and we know that the U.S. is in overdrive trying to ensure that Israel does not unilaterally launch an attack on Iran. In this context, is it plausible that the U.S. would spell out to Iran those conditions in which the U.S. would leave Israel to suffer the consequences of Iranian retaliation?

This report sounds more like an Israeli fabrication designed to prompt an unequivocal denial from Washington and thus an implicit confirmation that however recklessly Israel acts, the United States remains committed to protect its least dependable ally.

Sure enough, Reuters now reports:

The White House on Monday denied an Israeli newspaper report that accused Washington of secretly negotiating with Tehran to keep the United States out of a future Israel-Iran war.

“It’s incorrect, completely incorrect,” White House spokesman Jay Carney told Reuters while accompanying President Barack Obama on a campaign trip in Ohio. “The report is false and we don’t talk about hypotheticals.”

Unlike the White House, I have no reluctance to speculate and my guess is that there is a grain of truth in the Yedioth report, which is to say that the Pentagon’s primary concern is first and foremost the protection of U.S. regional interests. General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has already gone on record indicating, in effect, that if Israel unilaterally attacks Iran, then they’re on their own. “I don’t want to be complicit if they choose to do it.”

The Israelis (or perhaps some of their friends in Washington), rather than accept that they have been duly cautioned, have twisted this warning into an imaginary back-channel deal between Iran and the U.S. in an attempt to delegitimize Dempsey’s warning. At least that’s one way of interpreting what’s behind this story.

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  1. DE Teodoru

    As we sift through the “NEWS” (???) bits from the Israel-US-Iran triangle, we find out exactly the depth of the Holocaust Psychosis. For the Israeli leaders, the real issue is DOMINATION:
    1) of the Americans
    2) of the Europeans
    3) of the Arabs
    4) of the Iranians
    5) of anyone they feel an attraction or aversion to.

    Lest they feel they can crush ANYONE in one hand, ANYONE is a danger, a risk, a “schmuck” targeted for mind control if deemed “a friend” or for nuclear extermination if deemed, a ptential “exterminator.”
    Do not be fooled by Israel’s nuclear arsenal that will dwarf that of Europe. Like Iranian nukes it is a symbol, not a reality, for it is a super-weapon that CANNOT be used in so small and so tight a place. Hence, with all its partners in its existence and security listed above, Israel must feel confident that it has duped them all…nay, that it dominates them all…nay, that it scares them all into submission. For that, Israel feels that it must periodically exterminate or severely injure one of them as example to the others (ex. massacre in Gaza to frighten the new president, Obama). Obviously, this it can’t do in one grand act that makes it feel secure ever more, so it will forever ore periodically choose a helpless target in whose blood to show its power at extermination and remind of the helplessness of all its GLOBAL its targets, chosen in advance, not as punishment for some misdeed or offense. The sadness of this illness is that a nation of wondrous people, as is Israel, held captive by a larcenous gang of politicos insisting that they must behave like Hitler in concrete examples in the name of “never again” to be hit by another imaginary Hitler. For that, the future of the young Sabras is mortgaged, causing them to leave for the West as soon as they finish their studies in Israel’s world wonder of an educational system, a real priceless jewel. When will the madmen relinquish their hold on the world’s best and brightest so the Sabras can lead the Middle East once again into historic greatness as they so often did when allies of Mohammad?

    Israel can be the master of the great Semitic family as it leads its Arab/Muslim kin– IN A FAMILIAL WAY OF EXAMPLE AND TUTORING– to intellectual and technical greatness. Instead, it schemes like a cheap hustler for pennies picked out of the pockets of those it calls “friends” in order to assure itself of Houdini-like brain control of all the West and bleeds its relatives which its assumes to be enemies so as to offer up their burned foreskins to its imaginary alter of absolute power. No sadder waste of a gift from God to a chosen people ever existed, all justified on the backs of the helpless victims of the Holocaust, most of whom only wanted equality in the West, as they do now, and not some garrison state from which to forever avenge the horror that perpetrated Hitler. The Holocaust is past, a critical lesson to all, not a bloody pageant to be repeated so crooked politicos can bleed friends and foes alike. Give Israel back to the Israelis rather than forever expand it, thus making their lives an endless backdrop of adrenal stress and sleepless nights to a withering dream that few still believe in. Revive it by showing what Israel can build, not what it can destroy!

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