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Analysis: US thwarting Israeli strike on Iran
Ron Ben-Yishai
Published: 29.03.12, 14:21
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1. United States
Joe Sombrero ,   USA   (03.29.12)
I sure hope this is disinformation the United States stabbed Israel in the back in 1973 War and caused the deaths of 3000 Israelis. The US cannot be trusted.
2. Don't trust Obama !
Miskal Dan   (03.29.12)
Don't trust Obama ! He cannot even produce his own birth certificate, much less talk about giving guarantees against Ayatollahs bent on genocide ! Israel must protect its own safety, not depend on others of questionable character.
3. Attack NOW !
Rick Grant   (03.29.12)
America never came to help during WWII despite knowing millions of Jews were being exterminated., they only entered the war when Japan attacked them. America talked peace when Saddam was building Osirak reactor, but after Israel did the hard work, was able to invade & take over Iraq easily. America is 10,000 miles from Iran, Israel is next door. America is more worried about their economy, Israel their survival. Israel - do what has to be done....before its too late.....Attack NOW !
4. Obama pathological liar
Hick John   (03.29.12)
Obama is well known as a pathological liar & associate of terrorists like Ayers. Can't even produce a birth certificate. It would be stupid to take him at his word.
5. this is not new. Obama has been siding with Iran for years
allan ,   canada   (03.29.12)
6. Great insight !
Hertzel ,   Israel/US   (03.29.12)
Very good article, another proof that Israel should make it's decisions based on it's own interests. This white house will not go to another war, this is clear cut. Israel MUST GO IT ALONE, and let the US be dragged in by the Iranians counter attacks on US bases, closing the straights and attack on their precious oil fields in the area, Iran will attempt to do all the above in retaliation, for sure the US will hit back, end of story.
7. Lets not jump the gun
David ,   Montreal, Canada   (03.29.12)
Hopefully it's a strategy to confuse and put more stress on the Iranians and its allies. One could be more careless when there is a flood of bad informations.
8. back stabber
eli ,   israel   (03.29.12)
this is to show all you jewish voter who vote for obama what a snake he is.all of you should remember that without strong israel you wouldnt live with so much freedom.israel will stand strong no matter what !!!
9. How convenient...
Paul ,   GA, USA   (03.29.12)
...that you're not able to mention any details about what this article is even about. Its only a bunch of speculation. Fact is, your tiny country can't go it alone so stop acting like you can. The U.S. will have Israel's back no matter what happens. Public opinion is on your side. Its best to stop demonizing anyone in our political system and just suck up the facts - YOU NEED OUR HELP and we will give it to you if necessary. Geez Israel...I support your cause but sometimes its hard to see past what only shows up as arrogance and ignorance to facts. If anyone messed up our helping you like you desire it, as in right now, to strike Iran - it was George W. Bush and his false war in Iraq. If that didn't happen, we'd be in a much better position to help, but I hear nothing about that in your so called "reporting."
10. I do not find it implausible, but it also
leo ,   usa   (03.29.12)
maybe coordinated deception tactic (yeah, whom am I kidding).
11. tell me again the bedtime story about obama the friend
ralph   (03.29.12)
12. Mark Perry, a proven liar and advisor to Arafat, "reported"
Yair   (03.29.12)
..."reported" about the bases in Azerbaijan.
13. obama is NOT an ally of israel, period
hippocrates ,   earth   (03.29.12)
14. As Kissinger said...
Ed Ford ,   Tel Aviv   (03.29.12)
As Kissinger said... "To be an enemy of the US can be dangerous, but to be a friend to the US is always fatal".
15. nuke iran now
Barry ,   detroit USA   (03.29.12)
nuke iranian nuclear facilities now. if iran counter attacks-nuke all of iran. no survival for israel-no survival for earth.
16. A lesson to be learned by all American voters
Avi W ,   Netanya, Israel   (03.29.12)
This is a lesson to be learned by not only Jewish American American Voters, but by all American voters, Obamas agenda here is one thing and one thing only and that is his re-election. He has no concern for an ally, and especially for Israel, and will back stab who ever gets in his way to get re-elected in November. This is not a man of Presidential Quality, this is a Power Monger who will do untold damage in a second term if re-elected. America, be for-warned. He will allow Iran to obtain the BOMB for the sake of his re-election.
17. The US should be more worried about cleaning up afterwards..
Noodles ,   Coney Island   (03.29.12)
because it's very unlikely they're going to even delay an attack until after the elections.
18. Mountains out of molehills
exiled ,   Washington, DC   (03.29.12)
CRS reports don't contain any classified or confidential information, and much of this information that is supposedly SO DAMAGING can easily be found on open sources, such as Google Earth, Global Security, Jane's and trade publications. You can download readily available KML and KMZ placemarks that show where Iran's air defenses are, their ranges, and what missiles may be there. The ranges of F-15i and F-16i fighters can easily be calculated as well by looking at information on the F-15E and F-16C/D fighters. Anyone who thinks this is somehow a great betrayal of classified strategic plans is severely misinformed- any armchair general could figure out the possible Israeli and Iranian orders of battle over a weekend.
19. A double win
Cynic   (03.29.12)
Israel is saved from Bibi and barak's adventurism and everyone gets to bad mouth Obama.
20. When Obama says he has Israel's back, does he mean ...
Raymond in DC ,   Washington, USA   (03.29.12)
... "up against the wall", or "to better place the knife"? There's no doubt the US is more concerned about an Israeli attack on Iran than a nuclear Iran. How else to explain not only this campaign of leaks but the dozen or so countries already granted exemptions from the new sanctions regime? Were we talking about the UK, the term "perfidy" would come to mind.
21. Sometimes
Mike Carmel ,   Rishon le Zion   (03.29.12)
Sometimes it's necessary to put your cards on the table and this is what the Americans are doing. The likes of Bibi and Barak need to be told fair and square that they can't carry on and lead the Israeli public by the nose down into a crevice of insanity and oblivion. They need to be told who is boss in all this - and that's Washington and not Jerusalem. They need to be told that they should stop acting like stupid cowboys on a shoot out. If they had acted in a more intelligent manner and adopted a path of full coordination with the USA when they had the chance, as a follower and not a "leader", then it wouldn't have come to this and the Americans wouldn't have to adopt these tactics. But if it prevents this stupid Bibi/Barak adventure to the cost of us all, then it's a good thing.
22. American Jewry should abandon Obama fast!
Observer ,   New York, US   (03.29.12)
It is hard to believe that there are so many (liberal) Jews that support and I actually made it possible to Obama to be the president of the US. They support him with money, strategy and influence. Yet, they are ignorance to see the risk in his behavior towards Bibi and Israel. From a rookie on foreign policy he become the one to dictate and set the world future in one of the most critical issue (Iran) in the last 50 years. It will take one mistake in handling Iran to throw the world into chaos. Obama got to know the Iranian in the last 3 years vs Bibi in the last 25 years. Israel stake is 1000 times higher then the US Obama is a passing politician , Bibi is an Israeli leader with conviction and mission to protect the state of Israel. If you are a Jew, who's judgment will you trust?
23. Israel must be very careful about what information it shares
elhrac ,   USA   (03.29.12)
with Obama. He will pass it on to the Iranians if it can be used against Israel.
24. The Rabbis said it already. only G-d can save us
hadad ,   u.k   (03.29.12)
25. This is why the US will loose all influence -
Arn. ,   Sweden.   (03.29.12)
- in the Middle East. Bouth Israel and The Saudiarabia will abandon the US. As according to the Word of HASHEM. The US is a looser !!!. Great article though. Arn.Sweden.
26. USA TWO FACED?helping Iran
ITSME75 ,   Elkhart USA   (03.29.12)
On behalf of the OLD USA, and also an 8 year USN vet, I wish to appologize and tell ISRAEL I am sorry for our Presidents failure in telling lies. "How sad to think that president is telling lies, to aid the enemy!. ITSEME75
27. That is SO disgusting
Israely   (03.29.12)
28. We can always use our own nuclear arsenal...
Ethan   (03.29.12)
And I don't think Obama is able to prevent that from happening.
29. You expect different from the most narcissistic president...
Ego-est ,   (03.29.12)
in US history. Couple that with the same tendencies by Israeli politicians and we are in a whole lot of trouble.
30. @18
Paul ,   UK/Israel   (03.29.12)
Finally someone who uses his brain for thinking rather than panicing for all the little fantasies that come out of ynet. well done !!!
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