Obama protects Iran from Israel 6

Obama hates the idea of an attack on Iran. He also hated the idea of the long-planned joint military exercises with Israel – named “Austere Challenge 12” – due to take place this spring. He looked for an excuse to scuttle them, and he found it.

That is our interpretation of the events reported here:

US-Israeli discord over action against Iran went into overdrive Sunday, Jan. 15 when the White House called off Austere Challenge 12, the biggest joint war game the US and Israel have ever staged, ready to go in spring, in reprisal for a comment by Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Moshe Yaalon in an early morning radio interview.

What did Deputy Prime Minister Moshe Yaalon say that elicited such a furious, punitive response from Commander-in-Chief Obama?

He said the United States was hesitant over sanctions against Iran’s central bank and oil for fear of a spike in oil prices. … He pointed out that the US Congress had shown resolve by enacting legislation for sanctions with real bite. But the White House “hesitated.” 

On the pretext of finding these statements intolerable, Obama reacted vengefully.

The row between Washington and Jerusalem is now in the open, undoubtedly causing celebration in Tehran.

Nothing was said about [what will now be done with] the 9,000 US troops who landed in Israel earlier this month for a lengthy stay.

Neither was the forthcoming visit by Gen. Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint US Chiefs of Staff, mentioned.

The official purpose of Gen. Dempsey’s visit next Thursday was supposed to be coordination between the US armed forces and the IDF. But his main object was another try to dissuade Israel’s government and military leaders from plans to strike Iran without Washington’s prior consent.

A diplomatic ruse has been resorted to:

The exercise was officially postponed from spring 2012 to the last quarter of the year over “budgetary constraints” – an obvous diplomatic locution for cancellation. It was issued urgently at an unusually early hour Washington time…  to underscore the Obama administration’s total disassociation from any preparations to strike Iran and to stress its position that if an attack took place, Israel alone would be accountable.

The “budgetary constraints” pretext for cancelling Austere Challenge 12 is hard to credit since most of the money has already been spent in flying 9,000 US troops into Israel this month. Although the exercise in which they were to have participated was billed as testing multiple Israeli and US air and missile defense systems, the exercise’s commander, US Third Air Force Lt. Gen. Frank Gorenc, announced that the event was more a “deployment” than an “exercise.”

But Obama does not want to deploy against Iran, and he manifestly dislikes Israel’s determination to make its own decisions about its own survival:

Neither Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, nor Defense Minister Ehud Barak or Deputy Prime Minster Yaalon, who are responsible for all decisions on Iran, are willing to put all their trust for defending Israel in American hands or relinquish unilateral military options against Iran. They believe US officials when they assert that the administration is prepared to prevent Iran acquiring a nuclear weapon (we don’t! – JB) but they want to see … actions to back up the rhetoric. In the light of credible intelligence that Iran is very close to achieving its nuclear goal, Israel is holding on to its military option over American objections.

The Iranian tyrants may derive some pleasure from the conflict between the Israeli and US governments, but it will not lessen their fear. The essential intransigence of Israel is more likely to increase the growing desperation in Tehran. The Iranians are trying to bluster their way out of the crisis they have put themselves into, threatening to close the Straits of Hormuz. But they know they couldn’t win over that issue. Nor could they win a war with Israel. The only thing they can do to save themselves is abandon their ambition to become a nuclear-armed power.

Obama’s Muslim bias and his chronic inability to make decisions and act effectively leaves control in the hands of Iran and Israel. What either Iran or Israel does next will force the US to react, and Obama will not be able to evade responsibility, perhaps for a new war in the middle east. 

  • un

    Why Iran sanctions are doomed to failhttp://www.cbsnews.com/8301-215_162-57360296/why-iran-sanctions-are-doomed-to-fail/and to diminish the case put forward by naysayers in the american establishment media.CNN on January 5th”Oil price spike from Iran sanctions seems unlikely”The Telegraph on January 16th”Oil prices rise on Iran’s threats to cut off Strait of Hormuz”do you still believe the crooks in CNN and other MSM when they deny the real outcome of these escalations for the american people?

  • un

    “Obama hates the idea of an attack on Iran.”

    so should you. i’ve already shown the maths here on the comments section of another post, but allow me to reiterate the seriousness of the situation.

    department of energy estimates show that united states loses 27000 permanent jobs for each billion dollar trade deficit as a result of energy dependency. right now, united states imports around 12-13 million barrels of oil per day, on an economy which fires on three out of it’s six cylinders. projected annually, this means a consumption of 4.4 to 4.7 billion barrels.

    the world’s oil production has limits and competing economies also have to ensure a steady flow of energy to keep their competitive edge. leaving aside the possible conflict that might be triggered by u.s. aggression in targeting iran’s economic lifeline (which every country has a right to protect), simply taking out 5% of the supply will trigger a bidding war for the remaining 95% of the supply because nobody can afford to not have sufficient energy supply. moderate estimates show that oil prices will rise by $100 per barrel in such a case, just worries over such an incident has caused oil prices to shoot up from around $100 to  $111 in asian markets.

    the most conservative estimate thus shows that the cost to u.s. economy over israel’s paranoia will be 440-470 billion dollars increase in energy trade deficit and 12-13 million permanent jobs. now, if you factor in the multiplier effects of having to pay unemployment, the loss in tax revenue, the huge decrease in demand etc. this will end up costing an already hurting u.s. economy in the region of trillions of dollars. so, as fiscal conservatives, if you think you’re going bankrupt now, as a social conservative if you think the crime rate is very high now, think again if these sanctions are fully implemented.

    all united states has to do, is to back off from this homicidal-suicidal mission of putting sanctions on the central bank of iran and this scenario can be avoided. remember, it wasn’t iran which triggered the latest escalations, but this idiotic round of sanctionsthe west is implementing unilaterally on iran.

    “But Obama does not want to deploy against Iran, and he manifestly
    dislikes Israel’s determination to make its own decisions about its own
    survival:”

    this only means there is still hope for obama. since a u.s. president is supposed to think and act on behalf of the interests of the american people, avoiding bankrupting the nation for the sake of israel would be the wise and moral thing to do. he was elected into office by u.s. citizens, not by israeli zionists.

    “Obama’s Muslim bias and his chronic inability to make decisions”replace that with”Obama’s American bias and his chronic inability to make stupid decisions”and you will come closer to being accurate.

  • un

    thanks for the blog and the comments, fucktards. i’m having a field day exposing americunts as savages and bigots. it’s also great that a self-professed atheist is writing the blog, giving me all the ammunition to make the case that it’s not just the christian right. we need more bigoted people like you to help make the case for a united stance against the west.

  • Don L

    Americans may recognize something is wrong with the country, but are incapable of understanding what it might be.  The last election was born of frustration and a promise of hope and change won the day.

    The ability to evaluate, to think, to comprehend was lost to a pavlov-like conditioning imparted by a progressive educational system.  It’s purpose is to make understanding impossible: just respond and do as told!

    Why does Nobama’s admin get away with eradicating the concept of terror or radical muslim and no one seems to mind?  Why do we have GOP debates so people can see who makes them ‘FEEL’  (no understanding of the criteria needed – per usual,  just guessing)  might be a better choice?  Why do we allow 546 elected and appointed federal officials to economically destroy us? 

    Can’t answer?  Waiting to be told?  Then you may be part of the problem.

    Simply, the answer is that most Americans have absolutely no knowledge of the Constitution and the intent of our founders or of economic concepts.  So, you have bastard’s like Newt declaring life begins at conception.  Hmmm, will masturbation become a federal crime?  Maybe, caviar will become illegal. Sex will be dangerous endeavor if you don’t want children.  Conception sts up a potential death penalty!

    And, of course, a blatant traitor to the Constitution/the United States… is allowed to come on TV everyday and promote his “change” and the majority watches obliviously.  Americans take the pledge to allegiance not realizing is a flagrant anti-American, Founders would be horrified, concept written by the hardest of socialist (search Bellamy and pledge of allegiance – The 13 colonies created a confederation of separet states/nations [DIVISIBLE] as the primary check & balance on government = the United States ARE, not IS).

    Indeed, it absolutely fries my brain how many supposed fiscal conservatives are incapable of overcoming their indoctrination and discover truth.  These supposed conservatives chronicallty claim they are for Free Markets and Capitalism and in fact have no idea as to what it is or how it works.  To0 lazy and too mentaly corrupted to actually make the least effort to learn.  Always an excuse or reason that they don’t need new info.

    So, Obama…expected.  Just like Peter Schieff knew the crash was coming…Obama was no surprise; and, that people still support him…stupid is as stupid does. The enemy is in the White House…

    If you don’t know what money is, if you don’t know what causes unemployment, if you think profits are evil, if you don’t understand the “business cycle” (it’s so simple), if you don’t know why the Founders did not include the word god in the constitution, If you don’t know what nature’s god and deism is, if you think people are dying in the streets by the thousands because of healthcare (where are the photos?), if you think fair markets are possible, if you don’t know what fractional banking is….so many more questions about the most basic notions of our American society…then you are part of the problem that directly or inadvertantly elected the traitor in the White House…

    Too busy…no time…false pride in “I know it all”…this is what the enemy counts on and how the lies become accepted as valid…ya don’t know.

    Enough.

  • George

    What were people thinking electing Obama to office in the first place. This proves just how gullible and brainwashed the American people truly are.  I read an article where a Muslim diplomat stated  ( allegedly )   that Obama told him in private that he (Obama) is a Muslim.  I don’t know if the statement is true or not but I have reason to believe it. Obama has been pandering to the Muslim terrorist regiemes and yet he is suppose to be representing the best interests of America and doing all within his power to protect America and yet he kisses terrorist a** , and reduces our military arsenal and fighting ability for self defense . The guy is dangerous and surely anti-American.  In my opinion , he should be charged with treason. Let me repeat—   We MUST vote Obama out of office for the salvation of America and world freedom.