The Obama administration has turned the United States into an unreliable nation for even its strongest of traditional allies.
The mullahs learned well the lesson that Saddam Hussein learned in 1981 when Israel bombed the nascent Iraqi reactor at Osirak. Days after that attack, then-prime minister Menachem Begin announced the Begin Doctrine – that Israel viewed the development of weapons of mass destruction as an existential threat regardless of the stage of development and would preemptively attack as a means of counter-proliferation.The Begin Doctrine also led Israel to attack and destroy a Syrian site in Deir ez-Zor in 2007. In his memoir, Decision Points, President George W. Bush wrote that then-prime minister Ehud Olmert asked the United States to bomb the site, but that the evidence was insufficient to warrant U.S. action. So Israel did it. Continue reading →
WASHINGTON — Officials said the administration of President Barack Obama was not expected to ship advanced GBU-28 bunker-busters to Israel.
The officials said Obama himself offered to transfer the GBU-28 as well as the KC-135 refueling aircraft to Israel. They said the president, however, demanded an Israeli commitment not to attack Iran in 2012.
The president’s offer was relayed during his meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on March 5. Officials said Netanyahu said Israel would welcome the advanced U.S. platforms but could not commit to allowing Iran to develop nuclear weapons.
They said the advanced weapon was in short supply in U.S. military stocks amid threats in Asia.