Obama screws Israel again with ‘leaks’ about Syria strike

Israel is fuming with the White House for confirming that it was the Israeli Air Force that struck a military base near the Syrian port city of Latakia on Wednesday, hitting weaponry that was set to be transferred to Hezbollah.

Israel’s Channel 10 TV on Friday night quoted Israeli officials branding the American leak as “scandalous.” For Israel’s ally to be acting in this way was “unthinkable,” the officials were quoted as saying.

A second TV report, on Israel’s Channel 2, said the leak “came directly from the White House,” and noted that “this is not the first time” that the administration has compromised Israel by leaking information on such Israeli Air Force raids on Syrian targets.

It said some previous leaks were believed to have come from the Pentagon, and that consideration had been given at one point to establishing a panel to investigate the sources.

Channel 2′s military analyst, Roni Daniel, said the Obama administration’s behavior in leaking the information was unfathomable.

Daniel noted that by keeping silent on whether it carried out such attacks, Israel was maintaining plausible deniability, so that Syria’s President Bashar Assad did not feel pressured to respond to the attacks.

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4 responses to “Obama screws Israel again with ‘leaks’ about Syria strike”

  1. Lynne says :

    If people simply look at the evidence, there is no other conclusion than that Obama is anti-Israel and so pro-Islamist that his support for Islamists takes priority over his loyalty to the US. From telling the DHS to stop focusing on Muslim extremists to his withdrawing support from Egypt since their overthrow of the Muslim Brotherhood…his appointees such as Hagel and Kerry who are anti-Israel….his many leaks about Israel, honestly there is no doubt.
    Yes, immediately after the military operations in Syria, there were statements in the media which were attributed directly to the White House.
    In my opinion, Obama is pure evil.

  2. Coyote says :

    I’m wondering if the leaks that have occurred are to make the Muslims angry enough to attack Israel. Just a thought …

    • Lynne says :

      The leaks are meant to harm Israel. The Israeli government can refrain from comment about the military action, and this means the Syrian government does not have to retaliate (which they are in no position to do), but it does mean that Iran or terrorists could target Israel for military action or terrorist attacks.
      Obama is not simply pro-Muslim, and I hope that we all are pro-Muslim and have goodwill towards those who practice the Islamic religion…Obama is pro-Islamist extremist groups and supports those who are terrorists. That is what makes him so dangerous. There was evidence of this before he was ever elected, and it makes it so hard for me to understand how the Jewish community in the US and those who care about Israel supported him.

  3. eitanDC says :

    As they say… with friends like these…

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