Obama threatened to shoot down Israeli jets

Netenyahu and the POS

As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is en route to Washington to an address to Congress on Tuesday aimed at derailing Obama’s bid for a diplomatic deal with Tehran, a Kuwaiti newspaper claims that last year President Barack Obama threatened to shoot down Israeli jets.

Congressional Republicans, specifically House Speaker John Boehner had invited Netanyahu, whose visit was coordinated without the Obama administration’s knowledge.

Mark Langfan reports for Israel National News, March 1, 2015 that Ma’an, a Bethlehem-based news agency, has cited a report by Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jarida yesterday that Obama thwarted an Israeli military attack against Iran’s nuclear facilities in 2014 by threatening to shoot down Israeli jets before they could reach their targets in Iran. Reportedly, Obama’s threat forced Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to abort the attack.

According to Al-Jarida, the Netanyahu government took the decision to strike Iran some time in 2014 soon after Israel had discovered the United States and Iran had been involved in secret talks over Iran’s nuclear program and were about to sign an agreement in that regard behind Israel’s back.

The report claimed that an unnamed Israeli minister who has good ties with the US administration revealed the attack plan to Secretary of State John Kerry, and that Obama then threatened to shoot down the Israeli jets before they could reach their targets in Iran.

Al-Jarida quoted “well-placed” sources as saying that Netanyahu, along with Minister of Defense Moshe Yaalon, and then-Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman, had decided to carry out airstrikes against Iran’s nuclear program after consultations with top security commanders. “Netanyahu and his commanders agreed after four nights of deliberations to task the Israeli army’s chief of staff, Benny Gantz, to prepare a qualitative operation against Iran’s nuclear program. In addition, Netanyahu and his ministers decided to do whatever they could do to thwart a possible agreement between Iran and the White House because such an agreement is, allegedly, a threat to Israel’s security.”

The sources added that Gantz and his commanders prepared the requested plan and that Israeli fighter jets trained for several weeks in order to make sure the plans would work successfully. Israeli fighter jets reportedly even carried out experimental flights in Iran’s airspace after they managed to break through radars.

Reportedly, former Carter Administration national security advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski, who enthusiastically campaigned for Obama in 2008, called on him to shoot down Israeli planes if they attack Iran. “They have to fly over our airspace in Iraq. Are we just going to sit there and watch?,” Brzezinski said in an interview with the Daily Beast. “We have to be serious about denying them that right. If they fly over, you go up and confront them. They have the choice of turning back or not. No one wishes for this but it could be a ‘Liberty’ in reverse.’”

By “Liberty,” Brzezinski was referring to Israel’s mistaken attack on the American Liberty ship during the Six-Day War in 1967.

Reportedly, Brzezinski was a top candidate to become an official advisor to a President Obama, but he was downgraded for fears that Brzezinski’s anti-Israel attitude would damage Obama at the polls.

According to the AP, during the entire 6 plus years of the Obama presidency, he and Netanyahu have been on a collision course over how to halt Iran’s nuclear ambitions. Netanyahu’s visit and the coming weeks will put the relationship between the two countries to one of its toughest tests.

~StMA

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8 responses to “Obama threatened to shoot down Israeli jets

  1. Dear StMA:
    The USS Liberty was considered the state of the art in an intelligence-gathering vessel, and was well-known as such worldwide. See the 1966-67 issue of “Janes Fighting Ships” for complete details. Janes is used by all militaries to train their pilots and sailors to know what to look for and NOT make a mistake which could start a war.

    From the main website:
    “Hours before the attack the Sixth Fleet Commander promised to provide jet aircraft support within ten minutes in the “unlikely” event of an “accidental” attack. When the ship did come under attack and aircraft were dispatched to our aid, USS America was involved in an aircraft drill and was unprepared to respond. USS Saratoga did respond, but those aircraft were recalled by orders from the White House while we were still under attack, an act which compounded American loss of life.

    “The Uniform Code of Military Justice specifies that failure to provide assistance to US troops under attack is a crime punishable by courts martial and, upon conviction, by death or other penalties. Despite that provision, no one in or out of the military has ever been asked to explain why the USS Liberty was not protected while under fire.”

    Go to http://www.gtr5.com/ for the true history of then President Johnson’s greatest cover-up, for which he should have been impeached and imprisoned for life, and to http://www.ussliberty.com/theship.htm
    for details on the vessel itself.

    From the main website:
    “The Betrayal of American Veterans”
    “Americans who volunteer for military service effectively write a blank check, payable to the United States of America for an amount “up to and including my life.” The United States, in turn, promises to spend these checks responsibly. That bargain implicitly includes a promise by the United States to protect them and to seek retribution against anyone who harms them. In the case of USS Liberty, the United States has failed to keep its end of the bargain.” http://www.gtr5.com/

    They shall not have died in vain!

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    • Thanks for the info, joseph.

      I hope you are as insistent on pursuing justice or retribution for Americans slain by Muslims.

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      • Eo and others know how much I loathe the Wahhabi sect and the other cancers of Islam, for the Mid-East cannot be truly peaceful until they are eliminated. Unfortunately the Wahhabi sect is funded by the bottomless wealth of the Saudis, so that’s an immense problem. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wahhabism]

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  3. Thank you StMA for this most significant post. We must pray to St. Michael for help, especially since we have a king that rules this nation instead of a Congress, whose foreign policy is meant to destroy our nation.

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  4. The policies of the present administration, compounding errors in judgment of earlier decision-makers, have left the United States in perhaps the most difficult security situation ever faced. Israel is facing an existential threat (the leadership of Iran insists on its total extinction). With our support for “Arab Spring” we have created the elements of a “Sunni/Shia” civil war that could only leave the entire region embroiled in conflict for generations! By removing the “dictators” who held the region together, we have opened the floodgates not to “democracy,” but to radical Islam — which we cannot, or will not, contain. Netanyahu has been left to his own devices to secure Israel’s future — while the United States becomes increasingly confused in terms of its obligations. At the same time we become more and more aggressive with Putin’s Russia. And there is China in the wings, waiting….

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