Ukraine may have been the final straw to convince Ya’alon that Obama is really going to let Iran go nuclear. And that if the Shiite bomb is going to be stopped, it’s going to be stopped by Israel.
Israel’s Defense Minister Moshe “Bogie” Ya’alon stunned both domestic and international observers yesterday when he signaled that he now leans in favor of a unilateral Israeli strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities, according to multiple reports.
This comes in the wake of months of failed Western efforts, through the P5+1 states, to rein in the Iranian nuclear weapons project through negotiations and eased sanctions — and just two days after a senior state department official revealed that Iran was “very actively” violating UN embargoes on both its nuclear and ballistic missile programs.
Jerusalem could not afford to rely on US President Barack Obama to lead an action against Iran’s nuclear program, Ya’alon reportedly said. Israel had believed that “the one who should lead the campaign against Iran is the US,” but instead, “the US at a certain stage began negotiating with them, and unfortunately in the Persian bazaar the Iranians were better,” he said. Therefore, “we have to look out for ourselves.”
Obama Inc. is predictably reacting by throwing a fit. Obama inc. was furious after Ya’alon called Kerry “messianic”. And it’s even madder now.
The Obama administration is using unprecedented language to condemn Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon after he continued weeks of criticism of US President Barack Obama, and members of his foreign policy team, on Tuesday.
“We were shocked by Moshe Ya’alon’s comments, which seriously call into question his commitment to Israel’s relationship with the United States,” a senior administration official told The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday night. “Moreover, this is part of a disturbing pattern in which the Defense Minister disparages the US Administration, and insults its most senior officials.”
Meanwhile Iran routinely threatens war, but Obama keeps appeasing it. Putin’s people slap them around and they ask if they can have another. The Palestinian Authority engages in vicious rhetoric, but keeps getting political support.