Pentagon Chief Panetta Cynically Says That Setting Red Lines On Iran Would Paint The US Into A Corner


With his Typical Cynicism, He Says that in the ‘Real World’
Leaders Do not Operate According to Red Lines!!!
[ Of Course, It’s Only According to Secret Agendas ]

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The Betrayal of America on Israel Deepens Even Deeper
A Practical Lesson for Other American Allies

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Breaking the Alliance Between the US and Israel
The Obama Government is Decided to Leave Israel Alone
In Front of a Nuclear Threat From Iran

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Obama wants To Wait Until after Israel Is Nuked By Iran
Only Then it Might Act … or maybe not

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Ignoring the growing vicious Islamic Hatred against America and the continuying loyalty of Israel, the US “Defense” Secretary, Leon Panetta, added his deceiving voice to the chorus of anti-Israeli American officials rebuffing Israel’s right to call for “red lines” on Iran, saying he did not want to see the US put in a corner.  He also intentionally ignored the fact that the only country painted into a lethal corner in all this affair is Israel by the pro-Islamic government of Obama. He told Foreign policy magazine in an interview published Friday night.

“The fact is, look, presidents of the United States, prime ministers of Israel or any other country — leaders of these countries don’t have, you know, a bunch of little red lines that determine their decisions.”

The US and Israel became embroiled in a standoff last week after first US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and then President Barack Obama both publically said they would not set red lines on Iran’s nuclear program, beyond which military action would be used.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called for such lines as a way of calming understandable Israeli fears over Iran’s drive toward a nuclear weapon intended to “erase Israel off the map”.

After Clinton’s comments Netanyahu justifiably rebuked Washington, saying that “a country that would not set red lines has no right telling Israel not to take military action itself.”  The genocidal intent of Obama against Israel is clear.  He obviously does not want to put any red lines against the nuclear belligerancy of Iran, but he firmly puts a giant red block in front of the self-defense of Israel.

On Friday, Panetta seemed to admonish Netanyahu over his attempt to push the US into committing to an ultimatum, saying that it is not how the real world works.  He told the magazine,

“What [leaders] have are facts that are presented to them about what a country is up to, and then they weigh what kind of action is needed to be taken in order to deal with that situation. I mean, that’s the real world. Red lines are kind of political arguments that are used to try to put people in a corner.”

The US is insistent that it is committed to Israel’s security, even without going along with Netanyahu’s demands.  But we Israeli understand very clearly his true meaning:  “The US goverment is committed to Israel’s destruction.”

Meanwhile on Friday, Obama told straight face, as he does when he lies (which is always) a group of rabbis that there was no space between Washington and Jerusalem on the Iranian issue. “There may come a time,” Obama said, that the United States would “exercise a military option” to keep Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.

Obama on Thursday said the US’s red line would be a nuclear Iran!  That is, the Us now says that when Iran has “the bomb” it would act; butt then after Iran has “the bomb” the talking point will be that it is dangerous to attack another nuclear country.  So at any rate we in Israel will be left to deal with Iran on our own.  The evil game is all too clear and does not deceive anyone but those who want to be deceived.

Giving a clear picture of what happens when Jews in Galut bow to the false “god” Mammon, or money — which is what keeps them there — 70% of Jews in America are ready to vote for this engender of Muslim malice against the interest of survival of their own people.  They are unable to see that they are foolishly helping to dig their own tomb.  The Second Shoah is on their way, and they are cooperting with its establishment!

Sources in Jerusalem have said Netanyahu will continue to push for clear red lines on Iran, even despite the blowback.  And one wonders, what is it that prevents the intelligent mind of a secular Jew to see, grasp, understand and accept Reality?  The sad answer to this is:  The lack of HaShem in their lives.  The absence of HaShem in them voids them of any Wisdom despite the fact that they may be very intelligent.  The first one is “Spiritual Intelligence,” the second one is mere “animalistic intelligence.”  What a loss!  And what bad consequences it always brings.

A senior official in Jerusalem told Yedioth Ahronoth Friday that Netanyahu was adamant about the issue (the US-rejected red lines), believing that “as long as Iran isn’t faced with a clear deadline, it will continue to develop nuclear weapons undisturbed.”  The source made the statement following the publication of a New York Times report, earlier Friday, detailing some of the content of an hour-long phone conversation between the two leaders on Tuesday.

According to the report, Obama rejected Netanyahu’s request for the US to specify red lines which, if crossed by Iran, would trigger US military action.  The report said, quoting a senior administration official,

“Mr. Obama deflected Mr. Netanyahu’s proposal to make the size of Iran’s stockpile of close-to-bomb-grade uranium the threshold for a military strike by the United States against its nuclear facilities.”

Instead, the Muslim usurper of the presidency of America “repeated the assurances he gave to Mr. Netanyahu in March that the United States would not allow Iran to manufacture a nuclear weapon. But he was unwilling to agree on any specific action by Iran — like reaching a defined threshold on nuclear material, or failing to adhere to a deadline on negotiations — that would lead to American military action.”

Israel is surrounded by enemies and alone.  But that is the best place in which we can be since it is then when the Help from HaShamayim is unleashed upon us.  Notwithstanding, a war is coming and many in Israel might fall, but for every Jew fallen how many Americans will?  The Iron Babylon of our days, the emporium of riches and power is about to fall because of this betrayal, as it says:

Jeremiah 51.36
Therefore, thus says HaShem: “Hineini (here I am), I will defend your cause [Israel’s cause] and I will take vengeance for you.

Jeremiah 51.49
Bavel must fall because of the slain of Yisrael just as the slain of kol ha’aretz (all the earth) have fallen because of Bavel.

Jeremiah 51.53
“Though Bavel should ascend up to shamayim (the sky), and though she would fortify her stronghold in the heights, yet plunderers shall come unto her from Me,” says HaShem.

For more read “America Is About To Betray Israel

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Source: TimesOfIsrael

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19 Signs that Israel and Iran ARE on the Verge of War


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Ready to Defend Israel

There is going to be war in the Middle East.  It is just a matter of time until it happens.  Israel has decided that there is no way that it can ever allow Iran to develop the capability to build nuclear weapons.  Iran has gone “all-in” on developing a nuclear program and it has become a matter of national pride at this point.  Iran does not fear an Israeli attack against its nuclear program.  In fact, Iran anticipates that an Israeli attack would cause the Islamic nations of the Middle East to come together and declare war against Israel.  Sadly, there is a very strong chance that an Israeli attack on Iran would actually spark a larger regional war.  But there is no way that Israel is going to allow Iran to develop the capability to build nuclear weapons, and time for a strike may be running out.

It has become quite clear that the evil Obama administration does not want to strike Iran.  So if Israel wants to do something about Iran, Israel is going to have to be the one to do it.  Now, if Obama wins the U.S. election in November, he might work to actively block Israel from attacking Iran for his entire second term, and the Israelis believe that by 2016 it will be way too late to do anything about Iran’s nuclear program.

Muslim Obama doesn't care about Israel

Muslim Obama doesn’t care about Israel or any Jew

If Israel attacks before the election, Obama would be in danger of appearing to be “anti-Israel” if he came out against the attack.  And considering the fact that dellusional Jewish voters are a key voting block in swing states such as Florida that is not something he would want to do.  But after the election, Obama would not have to worry about what Jewish voters think.  After the election, no matter what his dubious promises now might be, Obama could move to block an attack on Iran indefinitely, and that is exactly what I expect him to do.

Of course if Mitt Romney wins the upcoming election things would likely be different because Romney has surely taken a much harder line against Iran than Obama has.

But the Israelis know that the upcoming election could go either way. In fact, if the election was held today Obama would probably win.  I surely expect the dead to vote once again in this November, the programs of the voting machines to have a clear Obama bent, and the Black Panthers to intimidate and force many votes for their darling Kenyan, as they did in the 2008 election.

This is why the next couple of months are such a potentially dangerous time for the Middle East.  If Israel does not move against Iran now, moving against them later could be far more difficult if Obama wins a second term.

Key Petroleum Sector facilities (2004)

So when could we potentially see an attack?  Well, it might not happen prior to or during the very important Jewish holidays that are coming up in late September and early October.  But, who knows what our government does and needs to do?  Probably the most likely time for a strike would be between mid-October and election day in the United States in early November.  Of course, this could mean a sudden and extreme hike in oil prices and a consequential precipitous fall of the already moribond American and wold economies.  It is at this moment that. in the midst of an unparalleled chaos, Obama may prsonally profit by declaring Martial Law and suspending both, the American Constitution and his much hated elections.  Of course, he would claim that it is done “for the sake of national security” and “the protection of the people in such an hour of challenge,” to which hw will add that “it shall last for no more than is needed.”.

But will it actually happen?  Only time will tell.  For the time being, the following are 19 signs which indicate that Israel and Iran are on the verge of war….

  1. Major drills simulating missile strikes have recently been held in Tel Aviv.
  2. The Israeli military has been distributing brochures to the Israeli population instructing them what to do in the event that Israel launches a strike against Iran.
  3. Israel has ramped up the distribution of gas masks to the general public.
  4. One recent poll found that 25 percent of all Israelis said that they would leave the country if Iran got nuclear weapons.  This puts an enormous pressure on the Israeli government to do something before it is too late.
  5. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has publicly declared that negotiations with Iran have failed.
  6. According to Ynet News, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak is in favor of striking Iran soon.
    • “Barak is advocating for action and the defense establishment is investing billions to prepare for an Israeli military operation”
  7. Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren told MSNBC recently that the Israeli clock for a strike on Iran “is ticking faster” than the Obama administration clock — of course, Obama’ clock stopped when he squatched it with a hammer blow while crowing “Allahu Akhbar.”
  8. Former Mossad chief Efraim Halevy made the following statement back at the beginning of August,
    • “If I were an Iranian, I would be very fearful of the next 12 weeks”
  9. According to a new UN report, Iran’s nuclear program continues to grow stronger.  The following is from a recent article in the Jerusalem Post,
    • “A UN report released earlier in the day revealed that Iran doubled the number of uranium enrichment machines it has in an underground bunker, showing that Tehran continued to defy Western pressure to stop its atomic work and the threat of Israeli attack.”
  10. Senior Iranian cleric Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami recently gave the following warning about what will happen if Israel strikes Iran.
    • “They have seen our missiles with a range of 2,000 kilometers in the Islamic Republic’s exercises, and in case of an attack, Tel Aviv will turn into ashes.”
  11. Iran is planning to hold a “massive air defense drill” during the month of October.
  12. Iran is promising to take military action against Israel if the United States attacks Syria.  [By the way, America has no business in Suria, but to show of its hegemony].
  13. A retired Hezbollah general says that Iran wants to build a nuclear weapon to “create a balance of terror with Israel” and “finish off the Zionist enterprise.
  14. Debka’s military and intelligence sources are reporting that Iran will have enough enriched uranium to build a nuclear weapon by October 1st.
  15. Something very unusual appears to be happening in Iran.  According to a report that was recently posted on Steve Quayle’s website, one Iranian family is reporting that Iranians are being ordered to stay inside for the next two weeks.
    • The husband said that their government has just shut sown the whole country for 2 weeks. Every business and every dwelling is ordered to close. Every citizen ordered to stay in their home. If they go out they are stopped by police and will have to show their id and or papers. Her husband said they are being told it is because the Arab leaders are meeting with their government for the next 2 weeks, and that’s all they were told.
  16. Russian President Vladimir Putin has severed military ties with both Iran and Syria.
  17. The Obama administration is so worried about an Israeli attack in Iran before the election that they are taking very public measures to let Israel know that they will be “on their own” if they decide to go through with it.
  18. A joint U.S./Israeli military exercise scheduled for late October has been dramatically scaled back by the Obama administration according to Time Magazine.
    • “Well-placed sources in both countries have told TIME that Washington has greatly reduced the scale of U.S. participation, slashing by more than 2/3 the number of American troops going to Israel and reducing both the number and potency of missile interception systems at the core of the joint exercise.”

Israeli Air Forces

Obama is apparently nervous about having a large contingent of U.S. forces over in Israel just prior to election day.  If Israel were to strike Iran at that time, U.S. forces could potentially be caught in the middle of a major conflict.

So will Israel roll the dice and launch an attack before the election even without the support of the Obama administration?  I think the odds of such an attack have increased considerably.  But I could be wrong.

The truth is that war in the Middle East is inevitable, and when it happens it could very well set off World War III.

War is always horrible.  Nobody should desire death and destruction.  But at this point it is really hard to see how war in the Middle East is going to be avoided.

Source: EndOfAmericanDream

Israeli EMP Attack on Iran? Be’itah in Tishrei 5773?


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It Seems the War Will Begin Between Rosh Hashana and the End of Tishrei

According to WND, an American website well-connected in Israel, the Jewish state has ready a ‘secret weapon’ for an attack on Iran. There is a rumor that “something big” will happen between Rosh Hashana and Sukkot. Meanwhile, there have been people having dreams of an atomic blast during that span of time; something that would unify the hearts of Israel and cause Moshiach to come. [I know this thing of dreams is something not too certifiable, but it is well known that in the history of Israel HaShem has communicated things through dreams whenever He though convenient; so, even though I do not put all my bets on this, neither do I reject it out of hand like foolish ignorants do.]

Israel sees Iranian nuclear weapons as an existential threat, and plans are in place to carry out strikes to cripple the nuclear program by the middle of next month. Middle East experts suggest, from discussions with top Israeli officials this week, that there is a strong likelihood the attacks will take place between Sept. 15 and Oct. 15. They estimate a 75% chance that the strikes will be carried out in that 30-day window. According to them, high-ranking Israeli leaders tell them that they have a secret weapon which they intend to deploy for any strikes, but they would not tell what that weapon is. They believe that the likely weapon is an electromagnetic pulse (EMP), which would cripple Iran’s power grid.

EMP Attack

These insiders say that Israel is trying to get a hard promise from the U.S. that they’ll support an attack.” But who is surprised to know that the Obama administration is telling Israel and Iran that the U.S. will not back any Israeli attacks in any way? CIA Director David Petraeus and other American officials are strongly pressuring Israeli leaders to hold off on attacks before the U.S. elections, which is the only thing that counts for them. [What Americans ignore is that if Obama is re-elected by hook or crook, his 2nd term will bring America to a Caliphate estate under Sharia; but since it is so extreme this reality not even his worse oponents would consider it even as a possibility. [Like with any other succesful empire in history, American pride is its worse enemy, and the cause of its downfall]. These experts explain what sort of ironclad promises from President Obama could convince Israel to stand down … temporarily.

WND Senior Staff Reporter Jerome Corsi reported in 2009 on a “secret weapon” being developed and tested by Israel. The test was done at an undisclosed Israeli military base, but few details were uncovered at the time. It was confirmed that the military specifically designed the weapon to be used in a possible conflict with Iran.

The pathetic American General Martin Dempsey, head of the US Chiefs of Staff, may be, he is either a dhimmi or delusional … or much worse, a filthy anti-Semite — like Obama — bent on the destruction of Israel. This is what I and most Israelis believe they are. This is why Washington will not ally with Jerusalem to attack the Iranian nuclear sites. Otherwise, either they swallow the lies of the Mad Dwarf Chimpanzoid that Iran has no nuke wet dream, or they doen’t think the threats to extinguish Israel and the Jews are real. Hardly. Either condition is grounds for dismissal. Hopefully President Romney will attend to that and fires Dempsey in the first week of his administration. [Not that I think that he will be much of a change. American presidents follow the same line whether RepubliCans or DemoRats. The difference is found only in the lyrics of the lullabies they hypocritically sing to the blinded American people at the electoral time]. Yes, I know that Obama is the real problem but generals are paid for real military advice not tuchas kissing,  not for aiding sedition and betraying allies. But that is what they do. So in that tenor, General Palooka Dempsey’s announcement Tuesday 4 September 2012 emboldened Muslims, the savages of the Middle-East.

Yet, G-d works underwraps and Hussein Obama may have out-foxed himself. The Iranians were told no harm, no foul. ‘If you don’t attack US targets or interests, we will play kissy face with you.” From the photo we understand both the Islamic chimpanzoid of Teheran and the Kenyan Muslim usurper in Washington enjoy a full-body contact hug!  Under Obama’s new rule of not supporting an ally or defense treaties, Iran now would be more reluctant to play its trump card, to close the Straits of Hormuz. This means that the flow of oil would be unimpeded and that would mean that world opinion will take longer to go negative, giving Israel a longer time to bomb Iranian nuke sites. How sweet!

Most military experts think the Israelis would win and beat the spread. Israelis are much better trained and better equipped. Israel’s technology is first class and world class, just ask the Iranians trying to debug the computers infected by viruses courtesy of our Israeli hackers. The Israelis do not need American help, especially now when Syria cannot help Iran.

At 2 AM, local time, Friday 19 October 2012, Iran’s electrical systems are shut down by an Israeli EMP attack. This is followed by precision high explosive bombing on nuke sites and key infrastructure sites. This will continue for 10 days, during which time the libtards of the world will try to gin  up the UN to stop the war, which I believe, will be very nearly one-sided. The US Navy will patrol the Straits of Hormuz. Saudi Arabia will bribe the whorish “Palestinians” not to attack US interests in or near the Straits because they want the oil to continue to flow, and they want Iran to take a good beating. If Shi’ite Iran were to win a war against the Jews,  it would become the rock star of Islam and that’s something no Sunni could stomach. It only takes a little Shi’ite to ruin a Sunni day!

I do believe the Muslim Kenyan usurper in Washington intends to sink Israel, but by making Iran think real hard about dragging the US into a separate conflict, this announcement by the American traitor-in-chief will help Israel do what it needs to do without worrying about world opinion immediately going against it. After all, as long as there’s petrol for the moped, Eurabians will be reasonably content for a few days. Besides, by 19  October, Europe may have a lot more problems than protesting the bombing of Iranian Nuke facilities. Waking up to a worthless Euro or Zuero might rivet Eurabians’ attention more than massive property destruction in the land of the chimpanzoid.

Count down! I thought this was going to happen three years ago but I am not sure how Israel can continue to put this off any longer.

Source 1: HaMekubalim

Source 2: WND

Hizballak’s Nasrallah Says that if Israel Attacks Iran, the US Mideast Bases Will Pay Dearly


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America Betrays Israel and Islam Threatens America

Such Is Divine Justice  –  America’d Better Get Used To It

Attention:  For more Prophesied Judgments of HaShem upon America
for Betraying Israel Click Here

War against nuclear Iran

Cutting through the US-Israeli debate over where to put “red lines” for Iran, Hizballah leader Hassan Nasrallah said on Sept. 3 that Iran would hit US bases in the Middle East in response to any Israeli strike on its nuclear facilities, even if the Americans were not involved in the attack.

Earlier Monday, the New York Times reported on the debate in the White House over whether US President Barack Obama should declare “red lines” for Iran beyond which the US would act, in response to Israel’s complaint that he has been too vague about how far Iran will be allowed to go. But even if Obama did set a clear red line now, the NYT admits its credibility would be questionable: “The US and its allies have allowed Iran to cross seven previous red lines in 18 years.”

The statement by the top US soldier, Gen. Martin Dempsey, last Thursday that America did not “want to be complicit” in an Israeli attack on Iran was interpreted by the prime movers as meaning that US-Israeli discussions in the last two weeks on where to put the “red lines” were at an impasse. In an attempt to contain the fallout from the Dempsey comment and put the dialogue back on track, the White House is sending CIA director David Petraeus to Jerusalem for more “red line” palaver with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak.

debkafile, which first disclosed his mission Sunday, Sept. 2, voiced doubts about his chances of success. Both parties to the debate know that the sands on a nuclear Iran are running out faster than they can talk. Roughly by the end of this month or early October, Iran will have enough 20-percent enriched uranium for its first nuclear bomb, overtaking any “red lines” and making them irrelevant.

Feeling the approaching heat, Netanyahu called a special cabinet meeting for Tuesday, Sept. 4 with the participation of the heads of Israel’s clandestine services, Military Intelligence, the Mossad, the Shin Bet and the Foreign Office Research Division, to hear their annual report. It is likely to go on all day with updates on the situation in Syria, Egypt and Jordan – all weighty topics. But the agenda will certainly be topped with a detailed rundown on the current state of Iran’s nuclear program. After that rundown, the prime minister and defense minister will enter the final decision-making stage on war against Iran. At this critical moment, wit calculated timing, Petraeus is due to land in Israel. Although the opponents of Netanyahu and Barak are fond of painting them as irresponsible adventurers ready to gamble with Israeli lives, it is Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei who has now raised the stakes in this game of dare and slapped down the highest cards. The red line he instructed the head of Iran’s Lebanese surrogate Hizballah to lay down was unambiguous and designed to leap over the range of steps the US was planning short of war to “forestall an Israeli attack, while forcing the Iranians to take more seriously negotiations…”.

Nasrallah’s pitch took the scenario straight into stage one of the war to come: “If Israel targets Iran, America bears responsibility,” he told the Beirut-based Al Mayadeen TV Monday night. “A decision has been taken in Tehran to respond and the response will be very great,” he said, citing “Iranian officials.” Nasrallah carried a triple message from Tehran to Washington and Jerusalem: 1.  Iran believes an Israeli attack will take place before the US presidential election on Nov. 6;

2.  Tehran is drawing on a powerful deterrent: Lest anyone expected a low-key Iranian response to an attack on its nuclear facilities, the Hizballah leader put them right when he said, “the response will be very great” and “America bears responsibility.”

3. By putting Nasrallah out front as a leading Iranian spokesman, Khamenei signaled that Hizballah would take an active role in the coming conflict. debkafile: The chatter about “red lines” in the last few days has therefore had the effect of stirring the Iranians into preempting them by a single sharp stroke

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Source: DEBKAfile

Obama Says That What Iran Must Avoid Is US Interests in the Gulf


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America Gives Iran A Green Light To Do As It Pleases Against Israel

The US sends Iran an indirect message saying it won’t back an Israeli strike on its nuclear facilities as long as Iran refrains from attacking the US facilities in the Persian Gulf

This is Nothing New,
Once Again America Betrays Its Most Trusting Partners
Remember Cuba, old Iran, and others – being the last one Egypt and now Israel
But HaShem Will Cause That Israel Will Be a Big Bone Stuck In Her Throat

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Just like England threw Czechoslovakia to Hitler,
now America throws Israel to the Ayatollahs.  But this time…


The True Uncaring Obama

.The United States has indirectly informed Iran, via two European nations, that it would not back an Israeli strike against the country’s nuclear facilities, as long as Tehran refrains from attacking American interests in the Persian Gulf, Yedioth Ahronoth reported Monday.

According to the report, Washington used covert back-channels in Europe to clarify that the US does not intend to back Israel in a strike that may spark a regional conflict.

Obama Backstabbed Netanyahu

In return, Washington reportedly expects Iran to steer clear of strategic American assets in the Persian Gulf, such as military bases and aircraft carriers.

Israeli officials reported an unprecedented low in the two nations’ defense ties, which stems from the Obama administration’s desire to warn Israel against mounting an uncoordinated attack on Iran.

Iranian drill in Strait of Hormuz

Iranian drill in Strait of Hormuz

The New York Times reported Monday that Barack Obama is promoting a series of steps meant to curb an Israeli offensive against Iran, while forcing the Islamic Republic to take the nuclear negotiations more seriously. One of the steps considered is “an official declaration by Obama about what might bring about American military action, as well as covert activities that have been previously considered and rejected,” the report said.

Several of Obama’s top advisors believe that Jerusalem is seeking an unequivocal American statement regarding a US strike on Iran – should it actively pursue a nuclear bomb.

Israel hopes such a statement is made during Obama’s address before the UN General Assembly on September 25.

Others in the White House said Israel is trying to drag the US into an “unnecessary” conflict in the Gulf.

White House spokesman Jay Carney said Monday that

“There is absolutely no daylight between the United States and Israel when it comes to preventing Iran from getting a nuclear weapon.”

Carney said that all options remain on the table for Iran. He said the “window for diplomacy remains open,” adding that the diplomatic process remains the best way to deal with the Islamic Republic, though “that window will not remain open indefinitely.”

Cyber war a go?

According to the New York Times, Washington has also sent Iran a back-channel deal suggesting they curb their nuclear ambitions, but Tehran rejected the deal, saying no agreement is possible sans lifting all West-imposed sanctions.

According to the report, the Obama administration is exploring the possibility of mounting a covert operation, as well as waging a “quiet” cyber war against Iran.

President Obama had previously rejected the notion, fearing such cyber assaults would wreak havoc on Iranian civilian life.

Later in September, the United States and more than 25 other nations will hold the largest-ever minesweeping exercise in the Persian Gulf, in what military officials say is a demonstration of unity and a defensive step to prevent Iran from attempting to block oil exports through the Strait of Hormuz.

In fact, the United States and Iran have each announced what amounted to dueling defensive exercises to be conducted this fall, each intended to dissuade the other from attack.

Source: YNet

Teheran, Washington and Jerusalem – They Don’t Decide


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But If They Don’t, Then Who Does?

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By Rabbi Lazer Brody

Each passing day brings Iran closer to a nuclear warhead.  Only the blind and the naive

Iran's Nuclear Facilities

Iran’s Nuclear Facilities

would think otherwise.  Despite international sanctions, the Iranian centrifuges are working 24/7 purifying uranium and producing nuclear weapons-grade fuel.

Lately, one after the other, senior American government officials such as the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Defense have visiting Israel, each carrying the same message:  “Don’t be naughty, you mischievous Israelis!  You may certainly not carry out a preemptive strike against the Iranian nuclear reactors!”

Our leaders answer with their well-known bravado,  “We won’t leave our fate in the hands of others. We’ll do what we need to do when we need to do.”

We certainly agree with the above statement, but our references aren’t the same as theirs.  We don’t leave our fate in the hand of “others” – in other words, other gods.  We leave our fate in the hand of Hashem.

With all the hype in the media, people are frantic.  They hear about Iran day and night.  Syria too is up for grabs, and no one knows in whose hands hundreds of tons of chemical mass-destructive weapons will fall.  Then there’s Hizbulla, Iran’s armed-to-the-gills proxy right on our border too.  Terror is on the rise in lawless Sinai.  What will be?

I asked that question to my beloved teacher, Rabbi Shalom Arush, shlit’a.  Recent events, especially the horror stories of breaches of holiness in the Haredi community, have taken a toll on his health.

Rav Shalom brushed aside the USA, Iran, and all of our other so-called friends and enemies with one backhand gesture.  “They don’t decide our fate,” he said hoarsely.  He had tears in his eyes, his voice was quivering, and he was obviously trying to restrain himself from crying.  It was scary. “This is the Minister of the Smile?” I asked myself.  Rav Shalom was seeing a very dark cloud on the spiritual horizon.

He then quoted the Torah:

And I will bring upon you the sword that avenges the vengeance of Covenant
(Leviticus 26:25)

Rav Shalom then became as fierce as a lion:  “When will people begin to realize that the entire purpose of Torah and mitzvoth is to bring a person to a state of holiness, so he or she can be a worthy vessel for the Divine Presence.  But everyone must know: if they eat Kosher BaDatz, keep Shabbat with stringencies and have long beards – yet they think that their libido is a big mitzvah and their hearts are far from holiness – then they have done nothing!  They’ve completely missed the point of Torah observance.”

Not only have they missed the point, but they aid and abet the enemy.  How?

Rav Shalom quoted Torah and mentioned “the sword that avenges the vengeance of Covenant“.  HaShem incorporated a hard-fast law of cause-and-effect in the fiber of creation: if the Jewish people shall live their lives in holiness, they shall be encompassed within the glorious “clouds of Divine Presence;” they shall lack nothing and shall enjoy every single blessing in life, both material and spiritual.  Not only that, HaShem Himself shall dwell in their midst, so no evil can befall them.

But, if on the other hand, Heaven forbid, the Jewish people forsake the path of holiness, succumbing to temptations mind and body, they shall suffer the consequences of the breach in brit, the holy covenant.  Any breach in Covenant produces a negative spiritual force known as “vengeance of Covenant”.  The vengeance of Covenant is the force that creates a sword of vengeance, the same way that nuclear fuel is the power source of an atomic weapon.

Are you beginning to understand?

The spiritual roots of the Iranian nuclear weapons, the “sword of vengeance” that threatens us today, are all the breaches of holiness within the Torah-observant community.  Maybe you think that’s not fair.  “What about the seculars?” you want to ask.

HaShem expects much more from the Haredi community than He does from the seculars, who grew up in utter ignorance of Torah and Mitzvoth.

People are afraid to be called names.  One “average” Haredi man says, “If I go around closing my eyes, people will think I’m insane.”

Rav Shalom answers, “If you open your eyes, especially to unfiltered web and to Facebook, you will be insane.”

A Haredi woman says (wearing her long Euro-Kastem $1,600 wig and her long but quite-tight satin dress that accents every curve), “Do you expect me to dress like a yachna (Yiddish for ‘old hag’)? I wouldn’t be caught dead like that!” Hey lady, if you continue dressing the way you do, you are creating the sword which will “catch you dead.”

So maybe you’re asking, “What can I do if the whole world is off its rocker and I guard my eyes?”  Or, “What can I do if all the women are ‘in style’ and I dress like ‘Little House on the Prairie?” Rav Shalom that you’re doing a lot – you just might save the Jewish people.

When the Jews arrived at the Red Sea, with the Egyptian Army in hot pursuit from behind and the sea in front, there was an argument in the Heavenly Court if the Jews were worthy of being saved or not.  One man’s dedication – Nachshon ben Aminadav who jumped into the water – tipped the scales in the Jews’ favor and the sea split.  This is what Rebbe Nachman of Breslev calls azut d’kedusha, or boldness for holiness.

Rav Shalom told me that azut d’kedusha is the only weapon which can defeat the sword of our enemies, conventional or otherwise.

So it’s not our enemies or our allies that determine our fate; they don’t decide! Our determination in strengthening personal holiness – guarding eyes for men and modesty for women – is the force that will determine which way the chips fall.  There’s little time left, so let’s get to work.  G-d bless always.

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Top US General says: “I don’t want to be complicit” if Israel attacks Iran


Complicit!!!  With “Friends” Like This, Who Needs Enemies?

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In its bluntest message yet, the US administration under Barack Obama, declared that Israel is on its own if it decides to go for Iran’s nuclear programwith a military

English: General Martin E. Dempsey, USA, 18thC...

US Gen. Martin Dempsey meets PM Netanyahu in Jerusalem

operation.  Thursday, Aug. 30, Gen. Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, offered the view for the third time in as many weeks that an Israeli attack would “clearly delay but probably not destroy Iran’s nuclear program.” But this time, talking to journalists in London, he added impatiently: “I don’t want to be complicit if they [Israel] choose to do it.”

Dempsey then astonished his audience by saying he did not know Iran’s nuclear intentions, “as intelligence did not reveal intentions.” What was clear, he said, was that the “international coalition” applying pressure on Iran “could be undone if [Iran] was attacked prematurely.” Sanctions against Iran were having an effect, he said, and they should be given a reasonable opportunity to succeed. The general’s timing on this assertion was unfortunate. As he spoke, the International Atomic Energy Agency reported a 31-percent jump in Iran’s 20 percent enriched uranium to 189.4 kilograms from 145 in May. It was therefore obvious to the world that Iran has not been deflected by sanctions one whit from its gallop towards a nuclear weapon capacity, a race that will continue so long as nothing effective is done to stop – or even delay – its progress. The mistimed Dempsey remarks, say debkafile’s military sources, are the clearest sign yet that President Obama is fed up with hearing about Iran and its nuclear aspirations. He wants to be left alone to make his own judgments and decisions on the intelligence put before him – even though he might be too slow to stop Iran becoming a nuclear-armed power. Israel, which is in direct line of an explicit Iranian threat of destruction, was therefore publicly slapped down by its best friend. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak and their predecessors were shown to have wasted three years in tireless efforts to solve the Iranian nuclear peril in accord with that friend. Washington has just dumped them.

debkafile suggests that unless Gen. Dempsey spoke off the cuff (unlikely), he would certainly have been obeying a White House directive – even if Washington later issues a softening remark. That directive may have been prompted by information that Israel is on the point of attacking Iran, which Obama would seek to head off. The latest IAEA quarterly report published Thursday must have seriously embarrassed the Obama administration by making nonsense of its dependence on diplomacy and sanctions.The top US soldier may have been deployed for an authorative answer. But Iran’s leaders must be laughing up their sleeves at America’s futile efforts to isolate them, as they race toward their nuclear goal while showcasing Tehran as the stage for the Non-Aligned Summit attended by dozens of world leaders.

Remember what I posted a few days ago on America Is About To Betray Israel.  HaShem is warning and no one is hearing.  See this related post Another “Katrina” for another “Gush Katif” — with UPDATES, and even more importantly this one Speaking of Isaac(s).

Source: DEBKAfile