Obama Netanyahu: Strike Iran After Elections: Obama Sweetens Pot – BunkerBuster Bombs – Might Finally Visit Israel

There were rumors of this story after Obama and Netanyahu met last week, but no real confirmation. The Sunday Times (UK) credits White House sources, and has three stories with the leads: Israel puts off attack on Iran’s nuclear sites until autumn,” “Israel puts off attack on Iran until after American election,” and US ‘offers Israel deal’ to delay Iran nuclear attack.” The last is authored by Michael Evans and Philippe Naughton. The first two are not attributed and are dated March 11th. The third is dated March 8th. I am not subscribed to their service so will quote YNetNews which refers to these articles.

Obama has been all over the Middle East visiting Muslim countries, but he has not visited Israel as President. The first two small snippets from The Times says he “might” visit this summer. Here’s the third:

…The United States has reportedly offered Israel the bunker-busting bombs and other advanced…reportedly offered by the US Administration…Israel would be supplied with advance bunker-busting…long-range refuelling aircraft. In return, Israel would agree to put off any possible attack…

YNetNews cites The Times, but says:

Israel will only strike Iranian nuclear facilities in September or after the United States presidential elections in November, a White House official told the British Sunday Times newspaper after a meeting between Prime Minister Barack Obama last week.

September isn’t after the elections so the story is strange, unless Obama thinks he will be assured a win by September.

Obama insisted that any attack on Iran should be postponed until after the US presidential elections in November, possibly even until next spring. The source revealed that Netanyahu consented to delaying a strike, but wished to know until when. “The question is how much time,” he reportedly said.

YNetNews reports Israeli intelligence gave the White House new intel on an intercontinental ballistic warhead Iran is developing and said the nuclear program has been spearheaded by a Russian expert in Tehran.

Posted by Maggie @ Maggie’s Notebook 


  • Obama is visiting Israel in July, but the scuttlebutt is that Bibi will attack Iran before then.

    Bibi doesn’t trust or believe Obama. Obama promised the sale of the F-22, then cancelled the project. Promised the sale of the F-35, then cancelled it. Now he is promising the bunker busters. What do you think will be the outcome?

  • Israel, DON’T TRUST HIM!

  • Whoever becomes president after November is going to have a busy schedule:

    Help Israel bomb Iran, build pipeline to Canada, probably send more troops to Middle East to try to salvage crumbling peace.

    If it’s Obama, he’ll want to step up the anti-gun program that “Fast and Furious” was supposed to be the keystone. If it’s the Republican, it’s dismantling Obamacare.

    Lots to do, no matter who the players are!

  • The US President will have a major headache over the next fews years with Israel, Iran and Afghanistan all becoming far more dangerous for bith troops and civilians.

    The UK has the same problem – wouldn’t want the PM’s job at any price!

    • Amanda, yes these are very dangerous times. Makes it all the more important to get Barack Obama out of office. Iran could have been handled in a much different way.