Monday, January 09, 2012
Obama Seeks to Distance U.S. from Israeli Attack on Iran as tensions increase between the US and Iran
Tensions soar between America and Iran
Whether Iran intends to commit Hari Kari or not it behooves Iran to continue to ratchet up tensions in the Gulf are so as to keep oil prices inflated as increased sanctions lower Iran's oil prices and threaten to choke her despite standard in your face war rhetoric.
Obama Seeks to Distance U.S. from Israeli Attack on Iran: President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are engaged in intense maneuvering over Netanyahu's aim of entangling the United States in an Israeli war against Iran. Netanyahu is exploiting the extraordinary influence his right-wing Likud Party exercises over the Republican Party and the U.S. Congress on matters related to Israel in order to maximize the likelihood that the United States would participate in an attack on Iran.
Obama, meanwhile, appears to be hoping that he can avoid being caught up in a regional war started by Israel if he distances the United States from any Israeli attack. New evidence surfaced in 2011 that Netanyahu has been serious about dealing a military blow to the Iranian nuclear programme. Forget it, Israel knows we are her lap dog and attack dog, we are screwed! Trapped between a rock and a hard place!
The United States of America and the State of Israel are the closest of allies, sharing intelligence, weapons, military research, among many other joint ventures. They support each other's policies at the United Nations and other international venues with only rare exceptions. Policy on Iran may be one of those rare exceptions. Responsible Israeli officials have made their positions clear: Iran must not be allowed to develop nuclear weapons and Iranian protestations that their development of nuclear power is only for civilian electricity is not to be believed. Furthermore, that Iranian President Ahmadinejad's threat "to wipe Israel off the map" represents Iranian policy.
Some Israeli leaders want to launch a preemptive attack. Israeli official Shaul Mofaz said recently, "If Iran continues its program to develop nuclear weapons, we will attack it." In a New York Times op-ed, July 18, 2008, Benny Morris, an influential moderate and former Israeli official warned, "Israel will almost surely attack Iran's nuclear sites in the next four to seven months." The Israeli Air Force conducted a massive war game over the Mediterranean that was interpreted as a demonstration of Israeli ability to mount a serious and effective attack on Iranian installations.
Is the US sending a message to Israel not to attack Iran? Yes! Is the US sending a message to Middle East nations disassociating itself from an Israeli attack? Yes! Has US intelligence decided that the Israelis are serious in their threats? Yes! When all is said and done the US Republican party controls our policy with Israel and Israel controls the Republican party.
The effects of an Israeli - Iran war would be world wide. The Muslim world would explode and attack western interests everywhere they could. Rulers of Muslim nations friendly to the west and clients of the US might be overthrown. The price of oil would probably reach $400 per barrel assuming that any oil at all would be shipped to the west. Worldwide energy shortages and commercial disruption would likely cause a financial collapse. The stakes could not be higher, considering that Barack Obama told the US Israeli lobby AIPAC on June 4, 2008" My goal will be to eliminate the threat (to Israel) posed by Iran. I will do everything in my power to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. (Pause) Everything. The pause is scary especially seeing what is happening as we speak.
You know the plan to go after Iran is old. You know 9/11 and the Patriot Act were only two of the set ups to get oil control and war going.
Israel will never accept a nuclear Iran and will attack. Whoever is President will come to their rescue! Once again war will occur to prevent war. That makes sense yeah!
Again as I keep saying, at one time the threat of mutual destruction use to be a deterrence. Today it seems to be the goal.
Originally a buffer for Israel was their goal and it played well with Bush's hidden agenda of going after Iran and controlling the future direction of the middle east. However Bush in all his lack of wisdom freed up Iran to instigate for her version of the middle east's future. Bush failed in his instigation for war with Iran but Iran has taken control of the instigation to war with the US and she will not fail.
War with Iran which threatens to envelop the entire middle east which has been armed to the teeth by the United States, China, and Russia appears to be imminent. All we can hope to do is keep it from turning into WW3. Sadly the war mongers Israel knows if they attack Iran and get this started before Iran can instigate the US to action we will come to her rescue regardless of what President Obama says.