The U.S. President has a plumbing problem and I’m not talking about his prostate.
This time, the recipient was CNN who got the lowdown on all the juicy details regarding an Israeli military operation that took place this past Wednesday. The White House leak identified the IAF as responsible for a strike on a Syrian military base. In the air strike, weapons slated to be sent to Hezbollah were destroyed.
According to a Times of Israel report, Chanel 2 military analyst Roni Daniel called the White House leak “unfathomable.” But that’s disingenuous in the extreme. We all know why President Obama leaked this information.
He did so to hurt Israel, the Jewish state.
Friends who continue to offer their blind support of the U.S. president, no matter what, have commented that everyone knows Israel is responsible for these strikes, anyway. But that too, is disingenuous. By maintaining an official stance of plausible deniability, Israel prevents the operation, a most necessary one for Israel’s survival, from becoming the catalyst for a response from Syria.
Israel doesn’t want Hezbollah, a terror group set on destroying the Jewish state, to get its hands on those weapons. Israel also doesn’t want to become embroiled in a battle with Syria. That’s mutual, by the way. Syria doesn’t want to have to fight Israel. Syria has enough tzuris* at home.
Syria gets it alright, these unspoken rules: Israel doesn’t brag about the attack, and Syria doesn’t have to fight a war on yet another front, this time in Israel.
President Obama gets it, too. It’s all part of his plan for the takedown of Israel. Note the timing of this leak, just three days after Israel releases more terrorists in an attempt to placate the U.S., a move by the Netanyahu government that was wildly unpopular among his electorate. Part of President Obama’s plan regarding the staged de-legitimization of the Jewish State is to drive Prime Minister Netanyahu out of office by making him look weak.
And the Israeli prime minister does look weak indeed. How else should Bibi look in doing this president’s bidding in the face of yet another kick in the Jewish posterior, in the form of this leak about the Israeli air strike on Syria? This was just one more betrayal of “America’s closest ally in the Middle East” (who made up that phrase, anyway??) by the Obama White House. There have been constant leaks from this president.
President Obama also leaked an earlier Israeli air strike on Syria to the World Tribune, in early August of this year. At this time the White House also disclosed detailed operational information on previous Israeli air and naval strikes (including one a month earlier) on advanced weapons that had escaped the attention of the media. “This is a decision that could come only from Obama,” said a diplomat, according to the article in the World Tribune.
Then there was the Foreign Policy report by Mark Perry back in March 2012, that Azerbaijan had allowed Israel the use of four abandoned airbases in case of an Israeli attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities. This agreement, had it not been aired publicly by the White House, would have solved the problem of where Israel might refuel its planes in the event such an attack becomes necessary. The Perry article was cited by Ron Ben-Yishai as evidence that the White House had leaked to Iran, everything the U.S. and Israel knew about Tehran’s nuclear weapons program and its defense programs, including its air capabilities, as early as 2010. The purpose of disseminating this information was to allow Iran to better hide its inexorable march toward the bomb and to rule out defensive options against the same by the U.S. and by Israel, should diplomacy fail.
On August 18, 2013, Rowan Scarborough of the Washington Times reported that the White House had directly leaked highly classified information about Stuxnet, the joint U.S./Israeli cyberwar against Iran’s nuclear program to a reporter at the New York Times, back in June 2012. The media followed the trail of White House breadcrumbs to retired U.S. general James Cartwright, who is currently under investigation (read: thrown under the bus by the Obama Administration) by the Justice Department for talking about Stuxnet way back in 2010.
I try not to get too caught up in the double-speak surrounding the President’s plumbing problems and concentrate on my work as the communications writer at Kars4Kids, a nonprofit that helps educate children in America. But then I think of my own children, here in Israel, all 12 of them, and think what a luxury it would be to think only about their education. Our lives are on the line, here in Israel—our own, and those of our children.
The President should really get that leak taken care of, but Obamacare isn’t taking any calls. Not from Israel, certainly. And not in the near future, either.
*Tzuris: Yiddish for “trouble.”