The Netanyahu government also will not coordinate with the United States an attack on the Islamic Republic, according to the report, the latest in a number of suposed scenarios concerning cooperation or lack of it between Jerusalem and Washington.
It is left to speculation whether the rumors are based on facts or are leaked by officials to mask the possibility of secret military coordination.
The London Times said its sources explained that that Israel fears that President Obama would try to torpedo an Israel attack if more notice were given because he is concerned that Iran will respond by blocking the Strait of Hormuz, sparking a rise in the price of oil that could cripple Western economies. If the attack were to occur in the next 10 months, it would put President Obama in a tight spot on the eve of his bid for re-election.
President Shimon Peres told Dempsey, "I am sure that in this fight [against Iran] we will emerge victorious. It is a fight that does not belong exclusively to the United States or Israel, but a global struggle to create a safe world for all peoples.”
Dempsey, on his first official visit to Israel, was wined and dined by Defense MinisterEhud Barak and IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gants, who went so far as to arrange an IDF orchestra rendition of song made famous by Frank Sinatra, one of Dempsey’s favorite singers.
Dempsey tried to play down the postponement of what was billed as the largest-ever joint military drill between the Israeli and American armies, involving thousands of U.S. Army soldiers.
Published reasons for the delay have ranged from budgetary constraints, logistical problems to a signal from Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu that he distrusts President Obama’s commitment to stop Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.
Some may not agree with Mr. Netanyahu's stance. However, I see a man who is doing all that he can, within his power, in protecting his citizens at any cost, unlike other world leaders, who sits on their ass and does nothing but take long vacations and golf expeditions. Netanyahu is a true leader and should be commended for his strength, courage, wisdom and intelligence.
I honestly believe that Israel is under no obligation to inform the United States of anything. Why even inform the Obama administration at all? Did Obama inform our own Congress after he ordered an unauthorized attack on Libya? No, he did not, until after the fact, So, how dare he even expect some kind of alert from Israel? Amongst other underhanded activities.
No, this is a mistake on Israel's part. I wouldn't let anyone know what I was doing. For one thing, Obama cannot be trusted, he would warn Iran, Saudi Arabia or any anti-Israel nations and would, more than likely. join forces with them and try to obliterate Israel from the map. This is just my opinion folks.