Israel Won’t Warn U.S. Before Strike On Iran
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.
The official spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive strategic negotiations.
The White House did not respond to requests for comment, and the Pentagon and Office of Director of National Intelligence declined to comment, as did the Israeli Embassy.
Irani Supreme Leader told Irani’s earlier this month that if Israel attacks their country it will be “ten times worse for interests of the United States”.
* They’re supposed to be the US’ biggest ally and that’s easy to tell since US government gives them a ton of financial/weapon aid every year…
So now they’re going to start some shit that their ass can’t handle only to bring US into this potentially WORLD WAR3?
If you’re going to take a shit then you better wipe your own fucking ass. These war mongering psychos
oh gee thanks fuckers.
This picture speaks volumes.
* Who’s the terrorist?
* What is it good for?
A Ukrainian woman places a carnation in the shield of riot police outside the president’s office in Kiev. November 24, 2004. More pictures from the decade can be found by clicking the photo.