Report: Obama Threatened to Shoot Down IAF Iran Strike
Israel National News claims:
The Bethlehem-based news agency Ma’an has cited a Kuwaiti newspaper report Saturday, that US President Barack Obama thwarted an Israeli military attack against Iran's nuclear facilities in 2014 by threatening to shoot down Israeli jets before they could reach their targets in Iran.
Following Obama's threat, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was reportedly forced to abort the planned Iran attack.
This lede sounds a bit like telephone tag, but this is what Giuliani was getting at last month and why the press erupted so angrily against him. If this report is true, who at this late stage in Mr. Obama's administration who's been paying the slightest bit of attention to his actions would be at all surprised by it?
In any case, "I wish Obama was half as mad at ISIS as he is at Netanyahu," Jon Gabriel of Ricochet tweets. Or as Mark Steyn asked last month when the media ginned up the Rudy kerfuffle, if Obama was "working for the other side, what exactly would he be doing differently?"
Update: Roger L. Simon explains "Why Obama Order to Shoot Down Israeli Jets [is] Most Likely Untrue:"
More likely, the report, which emerged from Kuwait, is disinformation timed to discredit Prime Minister Netanyahu and make him seem a warmonger in advance of his address to Congress Tuesday.
Read the whole thing.