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Bolton: WH Leaked Plan To Frustrate Israel

From Fox News:

Bolton accuses administration of leaking story on Israeli planning along Iran border

March 29, 2012

Former U.S. diplomat John Bolton alleged Thursday that the Obama administration leaked a story about covert Israeli activity in order to foil potential plans by the country to attack Iran’s nuclear program.

Bolton, who served as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations in the George W. Bush administration, was responding to an article in Foreign Policy magazine that quoted government sources claiming Israel had been granted access to airfields in Azerbaijan — along Iran’s northern border.

The article did not state exactly what the Israelis’ intentions were, but it suggested it could point to a possible strike on Iran. "I think this leak today is part of the administration’s campaign against an Israeli attack," Bolton claimed on Fox News.

The White House did not respond to Bolton’s claims Thursday.

Bolton, a Fox News contributor, noted that a strike launched from Azerbaijan would be much easier for the Israelis than a strike launched from their own country — jets could stay over their targets longer and worry less about refueling. But he said tipping the Israelis’ hand by revealing "very sensitive, very important information" could frustrate such a plan

It’s almost as if the Obama administration is not the best friend that Israel has ever had.

The Foreign Policy article quoted what were identified as "high-level sources … inside the U.S. government." It specifically mentioned "four senior diplomats and military intelligence officers." One intelligence officer, who was unnamed, told the magazine that the U.S. was "watching" the activity and was "not happy about it."

"Clearly, this is an administration-orchestrated leak," Bolton told FoxNews.com. "This is not a rogue CIA guy saying I think I’ll leak this out."

"It’s just unprecedented to reveal this kind of information about one of your own allies," Bolton said.

So many things about the Obama Presidency have been "unprecedented."

But just wait until Obama is re-elected, and he will have "more flexibility."

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, March 30th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

9 Responses to “Bolton: WH Leaked Plan To Frustrate Israel”

  1. Petronius says:

    I will transmit this information to Vladimir.

  2. River0 says:

    What’s shocking is the high level of support Jews still give to Obummer. Will this awaken them? If they still have their wits, it should. Time is running out and they need to recognize who their friends are.

    • Petronius says:

      “… recognize who their friends are.”

      It may become necessary that any Israeli attack on Iran be immediately preceded by or simultaneous with an Israeli strike on American radar and intelligence assets in the region.

  3. tranquil.night says:

    “I can’t look at Netanyahu anymore; he’s a liar.”

  4. Gladius et Scutum says:

    Seemingly unoticed, or at least unremarked by the media, is that the US now has three carrier groups in the Persian Gulf / North Arabian Sea area (Enterprise, Vinson, and Lincoln).

  5. canary says:

    It’s so worse. Obama is spying on Israel and can tell anyone and everyone the activities of their security and weapons. A lot our mainstream media isn’t reporting.

    Don’t forget, when Obama says something, expect the opposite.

    Never forget Obama has spent his entire life with people who hate the Jews. From Africa, Indonesia, and after trying many churches from pressure on him, he chose the most anti-white radical, Jew hating Church he could find that is run by a former muslim, Rev. Wright, who still dresses like a muslim.

    During first campaign Obama said Jerusalem was the capital of Israel, but it was a lie. But, his players say the same thing over and over in the courts that Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel.

    Obama refuses to allow passports that give Jerusalem as a capital or birth place.

    So, here’s the U.S. accepting passports from a registered Indonesian (dual citizenship not allowed) named Barry Soetero and his mother in and out of this country and his relative, to include his adopted father Soetero to come to the US for medical treatment.

    We can’t even see if Obama signed up for the draft when he turned 18 !!!!
    If Obama signed up for the draft at 18 which darn named did he use?

  6. canary says:

    Iran Takes Off the Gloves

    by Lt. Col. (ret.) Michael Segall
    28 March 2012

    (very long brief)

    Iran’s regime change


    More ramping up of Iran’s genocidal regime


    There is a lot of Christian purging going on in Syria, Africa, & Saudi Arabia, and once they go after the Jews, they will come after us. al-Qaeda is all over the place, and no way Obama’s idea when he came into office there was only a few hundred al-Qaeda and 1 or 2 thousand Taliban left is makes since.

  7. Gladius et Scutum says:

    Important Update:

    Robert Satloff, executive director of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy told to World Tribune (but cited in Israel National News) that Israeli officials told him that the Obama administration is staging a campaign to undermine Israel.

    “I cannot underscore how deep and visceral the (Israeli) comments about the leaking from Washington were.” Satloff noted that the Israelis were certain that the leaks were administration policy.

    A note of interest before my main points. The Washington Institute for Near East Policy was formed by the American Israel Political Action Committee. If you read much about dimplomatic or intelligence machinations, you’ll understand that people like Mr. Satloff are often used as unofficial conduits between governments, or exile groups, and often enough are spooks themselves.

    The story all but confirms that Israel did indeed, plan to use airfields in Azerbaijan (if it was going to strike), and feels that it has either lost the element of surprise or the ability to use them altogether.

    Secondly, the Israelis place the blame squarely on the administration, as Bolton did. Likely there was an element of the story that was of very closely held.

    A look into the publicly known background of Mark Perry, the author of the Foreign Affairs piece that broke the story shows that, besides writing numerous anti-israeli articles for Foreign Affairs, he founded the “Conflicts Forum” a soap box for those who seek a “peace-through-surrender” solution for the conflict between Islam and everyone else http://conflictsforum.org/what-is-conflicts-forum/ He has written several books. More interestingly. Much more interestingly, he was an “unofficial advisor to Yasser Arafat’ from 1989 to 2004 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Perry_(author) One has to wonder if, during that period, he ran into one of Arafat’s spokemen – Rashid Khalidi. I couldn’t find anything on the internet.

    Finally, A few conservative blogs aside, I’ve seen and heard nothing, nada, zilch about this in any major media. How is that?

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