Words cannot adequately express the sheer outrage and revulsion that I have for Barack Obama and his coterie of fools and sycophants. It’s bad enough that he’s destroyed the US economy, fanned the flames of racial strife, and promoted the growth of a police state. He keeps adding insult to injury by befriending our enemies, insulting our friends and betraying our allies.
Yes, you heard me right. Barack Hussein Obama routinely and consistently betrays the allies of the United States of America. Whether you are the UK, Poland or Mexico, there is no betrayal too obscene for this administration.
He gave the Russians detailed information on the missiles that the US sold to the UK. He’s offered to withdraw the missile protection from Poland. And, he shipped weapons and ammunition to the most awful drug cartels in Mexico.
And then, there’s Israel.
Obama has repeatedly and openly humiliated diplomatic delegations from Israel and betrayed the trust of the Prime Minister of Israel. He has blocked efforts by Israel to handle the situation in Iran.
And now, his administration has leaked details about secret agreements between Israel and Azerbaijan.
Of course, accusing President Obama of betraying US allies and US interests might be giving him far too much credit.
Maybe he’s just the biggest fool to ever become President of the United States.
How can you tell the difference?
Bolton accuses administration of leaking story on Israeli planning along Iran border
Published March 29, 2012 | FoxNews.com
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.
U.S. officials believe that the Israelis have gained access to airbases in Azerbaijan. Does this bring them one step closer to a war with Iran?
By Mark Perry | March 28, 2012 | Foreign Policy
In 2009, the deputy chief of mission of the U.S. embassy in Baku, Donald Lu, sent a cable to the State Department’s headquarters in Foggy Bottom titled “Azerbaijan’s discreet symbiosis with Israel.” The memo, later released by WikiLeaks, quotes Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev as describing his country’s relationship with the Jewish state as an iceberg: “nine-tenths of it is below the surface.”
Why does it matter? Because Azerbaijan is strategically located on Iran’s northern border and, according to several high-level sources I’ve spoken with inside the U.S. government, Obama administration officials now believe that the “submerged” aspect of the Israeli-Azerbaijani alliance — the security cooperation between the two countries — is heightening the risks of an Israeli strike on Iran.
In particular, four senior diplomats and military intelligence officers say that the United States has concluded that Israel has recently been granted access to airbases on Iran’s northern border. To do what, exactly, is not clear. “The Israelis have bought an airfield,” a senior administration official told me in early February, “and the airfield is called Azerbaijan.”
Senior U.S. intelligence officials are increasingly concerned that Israel’s military expansion into Azerbaijan complicates U.S. efforts to dampen Israeli-Iranian tensions, according to the sources. Military planners, I was told, must now plan not only for a war scenario that includes the Persian Gulf — but one that could include the Caucasus. The burgeoning Israel-Azerbaijan relationship has also become a flashpoint in both countries’ relationship with Turkey, a regional heavyweight that fears the economic and political fallout of a war with Iran. Turkey’s most senior government officials have raised their concerns with their U.S. counterparts, as well as with the Azeris, the sources said.
The Israeli embassy in Washington, the Israel Defense Forces, and the Mossad, Israel’s national intelligence agency, were all contacted for comment on this story but did not respond.
The Azeri embassy to the United States also did not respond to requests for information regarding Azerbaijan’s security agreements with Israel. During a recent visit to Tehran, however, Azerbaijan’s defense minister publicly ruled out the use of Azerbaijan for a strike on Iran. “The Republic of Azerbaijan, like always in the past, will never permit any country to take advantage of its land, or air, against the Islamic Republic of Iran, which we consider our brother and friend country,” he said. (Following the publication of this article, an Azeri spokesman denied that his government had granted Israel access to Azeri airbases.)
But even if his government makes good on that promise, it could still provide Israel with essential support. A U.S. military intelligence officer noted that Azeri defense minister did not explicitly bar Israeli bombers from landing in the country after a strike. Nor did he rule out the basing of Israeli search-and-rescue units in the country. Proffering such landing rights — and mounting search and rescue operations closer to Iran — would make an Israeli attack on Iran easier.
“We’re watching what Iran does closely,” one of the U.S. sources, an intelligence officer engaged in assessing the ramifications of a prospective Israeli attack confirmed. “But we’re now watching what Israel is doing in Azerbaijan. And we’re not happy about it.”
By Herb Keinon, 03/29/2012
The thrust of US news stories seems more about stopping Israel from striking Iran, than about Iran’s nuclear program.
Yossi Klein Halevi, in an article on The New Republic’s website earlier this month entitled “Why Israel Still Can’t Trust That Obama Has Its Back,” argued that Washington seemed more concerned about warning Israel than stopping Iran.
“Even when he seemed to be warning Tehran, he was really warning Jerusalem,” Halevi said about US President Barack Obama’s speech at the America-Israel Public Affairs Committee Policy Conference.
“His goal these last days hasn’t been so much to deter them but us.”
A mere look at the headlines in some key Iran-related stories in the media over the last few weeks proves Halevi’s point.
These are stories whose conclusions are that Israel cannot stop Iran’s nuclear program, or that such an attack would actually get Iran to speed up its program, or that it would suck the US into a war.
Thursday’s piece in Foreign Policy magazine by Mark Perry about Israel’s ties with Azerbaijan just proves this point. There was something off-putting about the whole tone of the piece, as if the bad guy in this story were not Iran, for trying to acquire nuclear weapons, but Israel, for establishing close ties with Baku and securing the use of air bases near the Iranian border to more effectively carry out an attack if needed.