This From The Debkafiles
US-Israel summit shadowed by Obama's soft stand on Iranian enrichment
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report
May 19, 2009, 12:08 AM (GMT+02:00)
Iran has consistently fooled international nuclear monitors
DEBKAfile's Washington sources report that the gap between US president Barack Obama and Israel prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Iran was wider even than on the Palestinian issue. Overshadowing their outwardly easy conversation was the US president's growing inclination to meet Iran halfway on uranium enrichment and call off UN and American sanctions if Tehran allows international monitoring of the process.
Our intelligence sources report that Obama is seriously considering taking up the Anglo-German proposal for an international monitoring mechanism strict enough to preclude Iran's attainment of weapons-grade enriched uranium.
The president was convinced by American intelligence and nuclear experts that this can be done. He also believes that nothing will persuade Tehran to cede its right to enrichment activity on its soil.
Israeli intelligence and military experts take the opposite view. They believe the Anglo-German plan gives Iran the perfect cover for concealing its race for a nuclear bomb, a misgiving shared by the political and military establishments of the moderate Arab governments in Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf.
It is their view that if Obama adopts this plan, Iran can be sure of arriving at a nuclear weapon capability by the end of 2010.
This dispute did not come up in the Obama-Netanyahu conversation. Both skated around the Iranian nuclear threat separately without touching on options outside diplomacy. The US president said he was in the process of "reaching out" to Iran and was confident he could persuade Tehran's rulers that a nuclear weapon was not in their best interest if they wanted to be fully accepted as part of the international community. He did not mention uranium enrichment or a military option against Iran. Neither would he accept a deadline for negotiations with Tehran, except to say that at the end of the year, "we will see where we stand."
But asked later to comment, Netanyahu said: "We will defend ourselves."
Seen from outside Washington, by Iran's neighbors, Israeli and Arab alike, President Obama has made Iran the gift of seven clear months for developing its nuclear capabilities and enrichment undisturbed.
The only thing left to the Israeli prime minister was to commend "the president's firm commitment that Iran will not attain a nuclear weapon."
Ravi Zacherias recently made this statement: "We see with our ears and hear with our emotions" Seems like a strange thing to say until you really think about it. Our society is so programmed to go by emotions and visual stimuli that few are able to see with wisdom, understanding, and logical reasoning. President Obama FEELS DEEPLY. However, he cannot seem to see beyond his emotions and feelings when it comes to the truth.
Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinijad has one goal....to usher in the appearance of the Twelfth Imam, or Mahdi, by way of global Armageddon. While Barack Obama extends his hand to establish warm fuzzies, Ahmadinijad seeks to acquire enough nuclear material to erase Israel off the map and bring the Untied States to its knees.
With honey on his lips and an olive branch in his hands, Obama is being seen as weak, spineless and an absolute fool to the world of radical Islam. With no understanding of the underpinnings of jihad, he is leading us swiftly toward catastrophe. At least he has feelings.
Jimmy Root Jr