Exactly as I predicted when I reported on the Obama leak on the strike on Hezb’Allah’s military missile base, Israel is stunned by the betrayal by the Obama administration. The target was missiles and related equipment that were being transferred to the jihad terror group Hezb’Allah. These were Russian missiles, and I expect that the world’s most powerful person (according to Forbes), Vladimir Putin, might want to retaliate against Israel. More of Obama’s ugly flair for betrayal and war. Nice work, Obama.

But the US leaks “are pushing Assad closer to the point where he can’t swallow these attacks, and will respond.” This in turn would inevitably draw further Israeli action, Roni Daniel posited, and added bitterly: “Then perhaps the US will clap its hands because it will have started a very major flare-up.”

When it comes to Israel, the Obama administration leaks like a sieve, here and here too. Diarrhea of the mouth is epidemic in an administration that severely punishes leakers, which would be funny if it weren’t so deadly.

Exactly as I warned in my book The Post American Presidency: The Obama Administration’s War on Americaan indispensible ally is reeling from being stabbed in the back. One of many allies betrayed by Obama (Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Honduras, Israel, Poland, the Czech Republic, India, Taiwan, et al).

Mind you, this comes from an administration that threatens journalists who criticize Obama and spies on them. And according to Lara Logan of “60 Minutes” on the Benghazi cover-up, there was “an extraordinary amount of pressure on the people involved not to talk. And an extraordinary amount of pressure on anyone in the government–the military side, the political side–not to say anything outside of official channels. I mean, to the point where people that we’ve known for years would call people who were no longer in their positions, and they would call someone else that we knew, and messages would be delivered like that because there couldn’t be any trail linking you directly to our story. The administration is cracking down so hard on leakers: no one wants to put anything in writing, everybody is scared to talk over the phone, people want to meet in person–all of that makes it that much harder to investigate anything.”

Israel ‘furious’ with White House for leak on Syria strike By Times of Israel, November 1, 2013

Jerusalem considers administration’s confirmation of Israeli air attack on missile stores to be ‘scandalous’; TV analyst warns US risks starting ‘major flare-up’

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 has not acknowledged carrying out the strike, one of half a dozen such attacks widely ascribed to Israel in recent months, but an Obama administration official told CNN on Thursday that Israeli warplanes had indeed attacked the Syrian base, and that the target was “missiles and related equipment” set for delivery to Hezbollah in Lebanon.

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.

But the US leaks “are pushing Assad closer to the point where he can’t swallow these attacks, and will respond.” This in turn would inevitably draw further Israeli action, Daniel posited, and added bitterly: “Then perhaps the US will clap its hands because it will have started a very major flare-up.”

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