Did Obama Inc. Work to Stage a Micro Coup in Israel over Iran?

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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This is a piece from the Center’s own Caroline Glick and it shows what a myth the tale of Israeli influence over the US is. The influence goes from the stronger party to the weaker party.

If true, this involves a conspiracy using Israel’s President and military leaders against its Prime Minister and Secretary of Defense. In a larger story on Peres’ legacy, there is this.

For years, many Israelis as well as Israel’s supporters in the US, the Sunni Arab states in the Persian Gulf and even the French have been scratching their heads wondering why Israel hasn’t struck Iran’s nuclear installations yet. Over the past few months, we received our answer.

The ongoing police investigation into allegedly illegal conduct by then-IDF Chief of Staff Lt.- Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi has revealed the source of Israel’s paralysis.

Apparently led by Peres, the triumvirate of security chiefs serving between 2008 and 2011 – Ashkenazi, then-Mossad director Meir Dagan and then-Shin Bet director Avi Dichter – colluded to undermine Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s and then-defense minister Ehud Barak’s legal authority to order Israel’s security forces to take action against Iran.

According to a Haaretz report on Wednesday, between 2008 and 2011, the four men leaked plans and discussions of possible Israeli strikes on Iran to the media in order to prevent them from being carried out. The four men opposed an Israeli strike on Iran’s nuclear installations and stridently rejected any Israeli operation not coordinated with the US.

Ashkenazi and his associates are being investigated by the police for crimes associated with criminal insubordination to Israel’s elected leadership. Attorney-General Yehuda Weinstein ordered the police probe in January after information unearthed by the media and by the State Comptroller’s Office raised strong suspicions of a conspiracy led by Ashkenazi to usurp the powers of the government.

According to media reports of the investigation, the police have discovered tape recordings of numerous telephone conversations between Ashkenazi and Peres. According to Channel 1 and Haaretz, Peres’s attorney requested that Weinstein prohibit the publication of the details of phone conversations.

Haaretz’s report didn’t specifically state that the conversations in question related to actions by Peres and the security chiefs to prevent military operations against Iran’s nuclear weapons program. But the same day the report appeared, Amir Oren, Haaretz’s senior commentator, published an article praising Peres for preventing Israel from attacking Iran.

Oren wrote, “Peres’s involvement in blocking the Iranian adventure [i.e., a military attack against Iran’s nuclear installations] is… the most important action he took as president.”

As Amnon Lord wrote last December in Makor Rishon, Peres’s role in the security chiefs’ conspiracy to prevent Netanyahu and Barak from ordering a strike against Iran’s nuclear installations was to provide “pseudo-constitutional and pseudo- moral support” for their unlawful subversion.

The four men were very likely not acting by themselves. Lord argued that the Obama administration was a fifth partner in this criminal conspiracy.

The US was represented in its efforts by the then-chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Michael Mullen. Mullen visited Israel almost every month during this period and constantly praised Ashkenazi’s leadership publicly.

As Lord noted, these trips were reciprocated by Ashkenazi and then-Military Intelligence commander Maj.-Gen. Amos Yadlin who flew regularly to Washington.

For the Americans, Lord wrote, the point of cultivating these ties was “to influence the IDF’s high command and cut it off from the political leadership of Israel.”

Bill Clinton helped force Netanyahu out of office the first time out, so that’s not unprecedented, but this is both bigger and deeper. It amounts to a micro coup and a subversion of the entire structure of Israel’s government.

Israeli investigations of top politicians, both real and fake, are a dime a dozen, and it can often be hard to know what is and isn’t true. Israeli politicians are corrupt, but its police, judiciary and prosecutors are even worse.

The country is stuck in a prolonged battle of the left and the right in which the left controls much of the mechanisms of government while the right wins populist elections. Throw in oligarchs and it’s not pretty.

Ashkenazi though is a slimy character and a year ago he was talking a whole lot like Obama.

Former IDF chief of staff Gabi Ashkenazi said the world must not remain passive over the Syrian regime’s use of chemical weapons, and that President Bashar Assad himself must be held responsible

The former IDF general suggested a range of action, from upping support for rebel groups to imposing a no-fly zone on parts of Syria. Ashkenazi made it clear that the time has come to arm the rebels, a course of action the US is considering and several European countries already support.

For a former Israeli general to suggest arming Syrian rebels borders on treason. It’s one thing providing medical aid, but it’s another to do something like that.

Ashkenazi also gave a guarded response to questions about media reports that in 2010 he refused a request by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to raise the IDF’s war readiness in preparation for an attack on Iran. The incident was seen as an indication that the security establishment does not back Netanyahu’s bold threats that Israel is prepared to go it alone in a strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities.

“That is factually wrong,” Asheknazi said but would not expand on exactly what transpired at the time, saying only that it was a matter of timing and that, in his opinion, the military option is the last option.

 

  • SoCalMike

    This is the precise grade of duplicity I would expect not just from Obama but any president of the Left. Harry Truman Democrats have gone the way of the T Rex.

  • TheOrdinaryMan

    Peres got Israel involved with Oslo, which required that Israel negotiate with the terrorists; and we’ve been viewing the negative consequences of that for more than 20 years. In her article, Caroline also states that Ashkenazi was Peres’ “knight in shining armor,” to replace Netanyahu as PM. So it would make sense that these four egomaniacal traitorous pols would be in cahoots, and probably with the world’s number one rodent, Barack Obama. I’ve wondered for years why Israel hasn’t struck Iran; and what’s been holding them back. The questions now are: What are Netanyahu and Weinstein going to do about it? Can Israel still strike Iran?

    • http://oldschooltwentysix.blogspot.com/ oldschooltwentysix

      So Obama is worse than Assad, Kim Jong-un, Khameini? It’s fine not to like him or his policies, but calling him a rodent, let alone the number one rodent, is pathetic.

      Overall, a great example of taking a decent comment and making it atrocious. What do you suggest we do with the rodent?

      Many act like only the other side promotes hatred, while they spoon out their own version.

      • Webb Cook

        Obama is odious vermin. #1 heinous vermin. All better now Old School? Panties all unwadded?

        • http://oldschooltwentysix.blogspot.com/ oldschooltwentysix

          Not really. Glib remarks and mockery stink no less bad. Don’t need to dehumanize people to convey a message, irrespective of who the people are. So what should be done with the vermin?

          • TheOrdinaryMan

            I don’t care what you think. No apology here.

          • Webb Cook

            Oh, I get it. You’re a vile little troll come here to try to bait people into saying something you consider threatening. The same thing that should be done with you.

          • http://oldschooltwentysix.blogspot.com/ oldschooltwentysix

            So typical. Call me what you like, if you must.

            I did not bait anyone to use the word rodent. And I do not feel threatened in the slightest.

            So what do you mean, the “same thing that should be done” with me? Why not say what you mean?

          • Webb Cook

            Don’t act stupid about not understanding your baiting behavior. Plus, people have called other people vipers, rats, dogs, and brute beasts since thousands of years ago. So get over it. We call our children kids — which are baby goats. Go away troll.

          • tickletik

            I don’t think he’s a troll, he’s careful about language because that kind of language leads to bullets being fired. I think he just needs to tone it down on the outrage tho

          • tickletik

            Again: hunt it, catch it, try it, then put it in vermin prison with the rest of the vermin.

      • TheOrdinaryMan

        So I’m supposed to be goody two-shoes, and criticize Obama’s policies, and not him? Would you say the same about my criticizing good ol’ Adolf Hitler? Or Robert Mugabe? You’re asking me to do something you wouldn’t require Obama to do; namely, restrain myself, when it is Obama who doesn’t respect the law, when it is Obama who’s subverted our Constitution and our way of life, and made the entire world a more dangerous place, as this article proves. But you come after me–a law abiding citizen. You’re way off base, and you make no sense at all. Yes, Obama is worse than Assad, Kim Jong-un, and Khamenei, for two reasons: 1-He’s taken the most powerful country in the world, and run it into the ground; and 2-In so doing, he’s enabled these dictators you mention, to become more powerful and threatening. I suggest we impeach and prosecute Obama, for crimes against the American people. No apologies here.

        • http://oldschooltwentysix.blogspot.com/ oldschooltwentysix

          Who asked you to be a goody two shoes? You sound like Obama with a straw man! Not to mention bringing in Hitler.

          What I said was that calling people rodents is inappropriate, period! Also, calling him the “number one” seems odd in a world populated by the people mentioned.

          But you have made it clear that you believe Obama is worse than these people that have killed thousands of their citizens, and I think that is ridiculous.

          I will leave it at that. The point is made and there is no purpose, to me, hashing over it.

          • TheOrdinaryMan

            “Who asked you to be goody two shoes?” You did, Mr. Prim and Proper. Calling Obama a rodent isn’t inappropriate, because that’s what he is. Too bad!

          • http://oldschooltwentysix.blogspot.com/ oldschooltwentysix

            We don’t impeach rodents. That said, if you can’t or choose not to understand, so be it. I had no presumptions that you would do anything besides what you have done, but believe it is important to say something and to show that not all people here need to dehumanize others for no good purpose, be it a Jew or Obama or anyone else.

          • TheOrdinaryMan

            Just who appointed you the arbiter of what people say? Calling someone a “rodent” isn’t inappropriate for this site, and unless you represent this web site, you have no right to tell me not to use that word. If I stink, you sure stink worse. So take your overbearing, smug attitude and have yourself a hissy fit. And good riddance.

          • http://oldschooltwentysix.blogspot.com/ oldschooltwentysix

            I am free to state my mind just as you are.

            You seem to anoint yourself as arbiter of this site. I find that interesting in light of your words. However, if that is standard fare here, then the fare should change. I do not believe it is, but that is not to say that it is uncommon.

            If suggesting that referring to other people as rodents is smug, then call me guilty. I say the same to similar type remarks from the people you declare are rodents, who too often say the same type things about you.

          • TheOrdinaryMan

            I’m suggesting that you’re telling me that I’m not free to occasionally call people names is smug. And you don’t let anyone else have the last word, either. Thus you are the one that is smug. And I’ll continue to do it, whether you like it or not.

        • http://Inquisitr.com/ Wolff Bachner

          The vast majority of Israelis are sick of Kapo Peres and his crusade to force Israel to sign a suicidal peace treaty.

          The Democratic party in the USA has been doing everything in their power to topple Netanyahu’s government. They succeeded once when a former Clinton adviser was sent to Israel to run the campaign of Netanyahu’s opponent. How would American’s like it if Netanyahu sent his chief of staff to assist Mitt Romney? They would go nuts.

          The US treats us like a vassel state and expects us to say “How High” when they say “Jump.” The politicians think they own Israel because they loan us money. How would America do without access to Israel intelligence information, without Israel to test their weapons in combat, and without Israel as the only stable, pro American government in the entire Middle East.

          And by the way, Germany still owes the US for WW2 debts. They didn’t pay off their WW1 debts till 2009. Israel pays on time and with interest. Obama’s new helicopters for the White House will cost more than six years of loans to Israel.

          Where was America when Jews were pleading for shelter from hitler. Ever heard of the SS. ST.LOUIS? Where was America after WW2 when the British put many thousands of concentration camp survivors in British internment camps on Cypress and refused to allows Jews to go to Israel. For that matter, where was America when their ally Great Britain closed their borders to Jews during WW2 and issued 3900 visas for Jews to go to Israel during the war while SIX MILLION BEGGED FOR HELP.Where was America when Britain violated international law and gave 70% of Israel’s ancient homeland to a exiled Saudi prince to make the nation of Jordan? Where was America when seven Arab armies, equipped with all the latest weapons and led by a former British officer John Glubb, invaded Israel hours after Israel declared independence on May 14, 1948, promising to drive the Jews into the sea and finish what hitler started.

          As far as many of us are concerned, the US benefits more from its relationship with Israel than we ever have benefited from America. Your government gave us lip service support because of the shame of the US behavior during the Holocaust.

          Obama is a nightmare for Israel. He has broken every promise he made concerning our nation, especially about Jerusalem. Obama knows full well that dividing Jerusalem would be a national catastrophe for Israel that would destroy the Jewish state.

          Obama isn’t a rodent. He is a lying, Jew hating rodent and he can go straight to Hades.

      • truebearing

        He’s a bigger traitor and has far greater potential to create worldwide problems.

        You don’t like rodent? There are any number of names that fit him as well or better, but would get censored.

        Obama has earned every ounce of hate that is directed at him. I’m amazed there isn’t more, but give Obamacare another year or so, then you’ll really see some Obama hating.

      • tickletik

        Hunt it, catch it, then try it, then put it in rodent prison where it belongs

  • Uncle Bob

    What ever it takes to protect our Friends.

  • http://oldschooltwentysix.blogspot.com/ oldschooltwentysix

    The notion that Israel, the Jews, controls the US, is so ridiculous that one can reasonably question the overall intelligence of those who make the claim.

    • tickletik

      It’s more convenient than the painful truth, that’s for sure.

  • Erudite Mavin

    and wasn’t it Peres who got the Francis love and Bibi was just an aside.

  • truebearing

    Gee, the Left used to whine up a storm about the US undermining foreign countries. Now they are caught trying to enable a coup in an allied country. Somehow I doubt they will have any outrage over undermining Israel.

    This explains a lot. Obama kept Netanyahu hamstrung with his network of Israeli traitors. Israel should immediately arrest all of them before they can destroy any evidence. If they are guilty, they should all be hung…unless they are willing to expose Israel’s most dangerous Mulsim enemy, Obama.

    Hopefully, we will someday bring to justice our Traitor-In-Chief. He is the face of a great evil that has this country on the fast track to ruin.

  • hiernonymous

    “Micro-coup?” Just what is a micro-coup?

    • objectivefactsmatter

      Taking stealth control of some part of the leadership?

      • hiernonymous

        A coup is the sudden, forcible overthrow of a government by a small group. A micro-coup, then, is just like that, only without the sudden, the forcible, or the overthrow bits?

        • objectivefactsmatter

          I guess everything about it is micro scale.

          Is there a better term?

          coup
          1 [koo]

          noun, plural coups [kooz; French koo]

          1.a highly successful, unexpected stroke, act, or move; a clever action or accomplishment.

          2.(among the Plains Indians of North America) a brave or reckless deed performed in battle by a singlewarrior, as touching or striking an enemy warrior without sustaining injury oneself.

          3. coup d’état.Idioms

          4.count coup,

          a.to perform a coup.

          b.to recount or relate the coups one has performed.

        • objectivefactsmatter

          coup d’état noun ˌkü-(ˌ)dā-ˈtä, ˈkü-(ˌ)dā-ˌ, -də-

          : a sudden attempt by a small group of people to take over the government usually through violence
          plural coups d’état or coups d’etat

          Full Definition of COUP D’ÉTAT

          : a sudden decisive exercise of force in politics; especially : the violent overthrow or alteration of an existing government by a small group

          Variants of COUP D’ÉTAT

          coup d’état or coup d’etat

          Origin of COUP D’ÉTAT

          French, literally, stroke of state

          First Known Use: 1646

          • hiernonymous

            Was there a point to this flurry of cut-and-pasting from online dictionaries?

          • objectivefactsmatter

            A flurry of 2.

          • hiernonymous

            I thought not.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            The point is that your definition of “coup” is far more narrow than most English and French speakers, since you force me to write bluntly.

          • hiernonymous

            Except that the definition I offered, far from being “far more narrow than most English and French speakers,” is almost identical to the definition you offered.

            In the context offered in the article, it’s quite clear that the term “coup” is being used as a short form of “coup d’etat.” It’s equally clear that it’s an inappropriate choice of terms.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            You offered the definition of coup d’état, not coup.

            “In the context offered in the article, it’s quite clear that the term “coup” is being used as a short form of “coup d’etat.” It’s equally clear that it’s an inappropriate choice of terms.”

            I’m sure he’d get in trouble if this was a student paper but I’m also pretty sure that his audience understood for the most part.

            The literal translation would have been something like a small stroke or event.

            I guess some people might get confused, but at the same time we should remember that he went on to describe precisely what he was talking about. So I don’t feel like I should complain.

          • hiernonymous

            “You offered the definition of coup d’état, not coup.”

            “Coup,” as used in the article, refers to coup d’état.

            Even truebearing, remarkably, understood that when he suggested that the left normally objects to coups. The objection in question, of course, is to coups d’état, not to generic bold achievements.

            Not sure why you think it worthwhile to affect difficulty with that.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            “Even truebearing, remarkably, understood that when he suggested that the left normally objects to coups. The objection in question, of course, is to coups d’état, not to generic bold achievements.”

            I see your point. I’d object to that rather than his creative terminology.

            Of course the left never objects to anything that takes a step towards the direction they want. If bloody revolution is just dandy, what can possibly be more extreme than that?

          • objectivefactsmatter

            “Not sure why you think it worthwhile to affect difficulty with that. ”

            I don’t have difficulty with any of it. I’m flexible about use of language within limits.

          • hiernonymous

            I didn’t say you’d had difficulty with it.

            Regards.

    • truebearing

      Let me guess. You didn’t understand the article so you are quibbling over definitions, yet again.

      • hiernonymous

        Don’t spoil it. You actually understood the term correctly in your earlier post. Don’t suggest that it was just luck.

        • truebearing

          You’re still quibbling.

  • Douglas J. Bender

    True story:

    On January 23, 1993 (a Saturday, a dream I recalled after waking up), I had a dream that was in two parts. In the first part, I was standing in my kitchen, in my house in Elkhart, Indiana, and I was facing east, looking up at the ceiling. Somehow (it was a dream, after all), I could “sense” God the Father on His throne just “above” and beyond the ceiling. And I asked God the Father, “When will the End be?” (And I meant the Rapture of the Church.) And He said, “When it is spoken by Iraq.” Then, in the second part of the dream, I was again in the kitchen, in roughly the same place, and I saw a man dressed in all-white robes, standing beside my round, wooden kitchen-table. And three times he placed a white, sealed envelope (three different envelopes) on the table; each time he did so, he turned to me and said, with urgent intent, “Here is a message at 9 o’clock.” And that was the entirety of the dream.

    When I woke up early Saturday morning (I had gotten to sleep around 11:00 p.m. Friday night), I immediately recalled the dream. My initial (and continuing) impression about the first part of the dream was (and is) that “When it is spoken by Iraq” means that the Rapture would occur when Iraq announces that it will agree to a peace agreement with Israel (likely a “taqqiya” act by Iraq, I imagine). Iraq is in essence the same area and people as ancient Babylon, which was Israel’s primary ancient enemy, and Biblically symbolizes spiritual apostasy and rebellion against God. The way I see it, if Iraq and Israel were to come to some sort of “peace agreement” (likely involving several other Arab nations as well), it would be as though Israel, God’s people and chosen nation, had rejected God, and instead chose to join with or trust in their main enemy. It would, in a way, symbolize Israel rejecting God, and trusting and joining the world. Anyway, that’s how I interpret the first part of the dream.

    My initial impression of the second part of the dream was that it meant that the Rapture (which would occur “When it is spoken by Iraq”) would take place at 9:00 a.m. or 9:00 p.m. relatively soon (from the date of the dream), Indiana time or Jerusalem time. As the weeks and months passed with that not happening, I considered the possibility that the dream was due to some spicy pizza I had eaten the night before (spicy, but very good). But then, pretty much “out of the blue”, it was announced (I think only a few days before the actual event) that Israel would sign a peace agreement with the PLO in Washington, D.C.. And on September 13, 1993, at 11:43 a.m. Washington, D.C. time, that agreement was signed. It was a momentous event, and one that had been worked on in great secrecy for several months prior to its culmination (starting in Oslo, I believe). Once I became aware of this, it occurred to me that “Here is a message at 9 o’clock” likely referred to / prophesied this event. The peace agreement was signed in September, the 9th month (out of 12) in a calendar year; “9 o’clock” is the 9th hour (out of 12) in a 12-hour “clock day” (though, of course there are two “9 o’clocks” every 24 hours). What’s more, I discovered that if one goes back in time 7.7777… “Biblical” months of 30 days each (thus, 233.3333… days) from when that peace agreement was signed (at 11:43 a.m. EST on September 13, 1993), one “arrives at” 3:43 a.m. EST on January 23, 1993. Most dreams that are recalled occur within a few hours of waking, so it seems quite “interesting”, at the least, that there is this particular connection between when my dream might well have occurred, and the signing of the Israel/PLO peace agreement on September 13, 1993. That peace agreement would then be a “message” in the sense that, though it was not the “Antichrist-confirmed” 7-year peace treaty prophesied in the Book of Daniel (Daniel 9), it served as a sort of “foreshadow” of what will happen; and likely many of the same players or forces that resulted in that Israel/PLO peace agreement will serve to bring about the Antichrist-confirmed 7-year peace treaty eventually.

    So, there you go. I am completely serious about the dream — that is, that is the dream that I had, and the time-frame in which I had it (Saturday morning, January 23, 1993, some time before 6:00 a.m.). I cannot absolutely claim that it was from God, though from my perspective I personally do not doubt that it was. If the dream was indeed from God, then I am certain that the Rapture will occur when Iraq “announces” something; I am only slightly less certain of my interpretation that it would be regarding a peace agreement with Israel.