Official: Obama Will Make Bibi Pay After Elections


obama-netanyahuIsraeli security officials yesterday tried to downplay the Pentagon’s decision to significantly scale back its participation in a joint military exercise with Israel next month, but some government officials said the decision came as a response to the growing tensions between Prime Minister Netanyahu’s office and the Obama administration.

“This is the Obama administration’s response to the dinner party Netanyahu held in (Mitt) Romney’s honor,” a senior member of the political-security cabinet told Ynet, while another official said the Pentagon’s decision “isn’t boosting deterrence and is not making the Iranians sweat.

“Regardless of the exercise, the relations between Israel and the US have soured,” another minister said, while another added cynically that “our relationship has never been better.

“The US elections are in two months, and there is no doubt that President Barack Obama, if he is reelected, will make Netanyahu pay for his behavior,” said the security cabinet member. “It will not pass quietly.”

Other officials in Jerusalem said Washington is trying to send a message that Israel will not drag it into war, certainly not before the elections. The Americans were enraged by Israel’s repeated threats to launch a solo military attack on Iran’s nuclear sites, and top US General Martin Dempsey’s recent statement that he does not “want to be complicit” if Israel chooses to attack was carefully worded.

Officials said that while Jerusalem has received the message, the Americans’ conduct is leading Iran to believe that it is safe at least until the US elections.

“This is why the Iranians are issuing threatening statements against the US,” one official argued. “Washington’s hesitant policy is making the Iranians feel freer to move ahead with the nuclear program. This is not how you create deterrence to avoid a military operation.”

The joint military drill is scheduled to begin in September and conclude in mid-November. “Israel has no idea why the Americans decided to reduce the number of troops it will send to the drill,” a security official said. “The ties between the US and Israeli armies are strong, and we would have known if the reduction had something to do with any tensions between Jerusalem and Washington.”

Another security official also rejected the notion that the Pentagon’s decision to scale back its participation in the military exercise was meant as a message to Israel: “There are various reasons for decision, but they have nothing to do with the mounting tensions between Jerusalem and Washington. The drill will still be the largest these armies have ever conducted.”

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  1. The fact that Obama and his administration stabs Israel in the back and in the front is no news. But beware the Jew who votes for Obama this Fall! He will give din v’cheshbon for supporting and strengthening son’ai Israel.

  2. since the first day obama became president. the relationship between israel & the USA has been separating more & more. & Israel never had such a close friend as the previous bush & the USA

    this is all the work of Hashem preparing even the medina shel chesed of the USA to go against israel before Mashiach comes

  3. Like a lamb amongst 70 wolves. We have no friend in the White House. But the leader of the world will always protect us. We survived situations way worse then this. In fact our survival for almost 2,000 years goes against all logic.

  4. why does the editor willing to lie to Jews in order to get traffic to his website?
    You dont have to lie to Jews by printing stories that include unnamed political people stating assertions about the motivations and minds of other political people ( Obama). Instead you can learn how to report comprehensive news and not lie to Jews. Instead of bringinmg upo a generation in the klal that believes in lies about what happens becasue they read the drivel on this site, real coverage can take place and in addition to can explain how this article is filled with meaningless unnamed people who are playing a propaganda line.
    To help Klal Yisroel this way would be the right thing to do instead of being a baal avaryon and lying to us every day by propagating fake news.