In the continuing litany of insults and affronts to Israel and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from the Obama administration, we must add this little nugget, which is getting little coverage in the press.
In case you’ve forgotten already, there was the time Obama complained to then French President Nicolas Sarkozy about having to work with Netanyahu every day (after Sarkozy said he couldn’t stand Bibi), then made him enter the White House through the back door, then potentially used State Department funds to undermine his election, then declined to openly congratulate him on his victory, then said he’d probably no longer stand with Israel in the United Nations, and now this.
Pretty much ignored by the mainstream media is the story as reported by Israel National News that “the Pentagon early last month quietly declassified a Department of Defense top-secret document detailing Israel’s nuclear program, a highly covert topic that Israel has never formally announced to avoid a regional nuclear arms race, and which the US until now has respected by remaining silent.”
“But by publishing the declassified document from 1987, the US reportedly breached the silent agreement to keep quiet on Israel’s nuclear powers for the first time ever, detailing the nuclear program in great depth.”
Well isn’t that…coincidental? The timing of the document’s release couldn’t have been “better” as it happened just as the tensions between Obama and Netanyahu were at their highest around the Israeli Prime Minister’s address to Congress.
Plus, while the Pentagon saw fit to publicize Israel’s nuclear program, it blocked out the sections on Italy, France, West Germany and other NATO countries and kept them classified.
Interestingly, Israel National News reports that the process to have the document published was started three years ago, but the timing of its release was carefully chosen.
However, isn’t it also disconcerting that Obama was thinking about this three years ago? This isn’t just some sudden squabble.
Perhaps there’s a small amount of good news in this. The report acknowledged that in some cases, Israeli military technology “is more advanced than in the U.S.”
And that’s a darn good thing, because with every passing day it becomes more and more obvious that not only will Obama not stand by Israel, he will more than likely stand with Iran.