Obama was so bent on making sure Iran gets a nuclear weapon, that he spied on Israel in 2012 to prevent Netanyahu from launching an attack on Iran’s biggest nuclear facility and parked an aircraft carrier in the region in case Israel sparked a war or something:
WSJ – The U.S. closely monitored Israel’s military bases and eavesdropped on secret communications in 2012, fearing its longtime ally might try to carry out a strike on Fordow, Iran’s most heavily fortified nuclear facility.
Nerves frayed at the White House after senior officials learned Israeli aircraft had flown in and out of Iran in what some believed was a dry run for a commando raid on the site. Worried that Israel might ignite a regional war, the White House sent a second aircraft carrier to the region and readied attack aircraft, a senior U.S. official said, “in case all hell broke loose.”
The two countries, nursing a mutual distrust, each had something to hide. U.S. officials hoped to restrain Israel long enough to advance negotiations on a nuclear deal with Iran that the U.S. had launched in secret. U.S. officials saw Israel’s strike preparations as an attempt to usurp American foreign policy.
In early 2012, U.S. spy agencies told the White House about a flurry of meetings that Mr. Netanyahu convened with top security advisers. The meetings covered everything from mission logistics to the political implications of a military strike, Israeli officials said…
U.S. spy agencies stepped up satellite surveillance of Israeli aircraft movements. They detected when Israeli pilots were put on alert and identified moonless nights, which would give the Israelis better cover for an attack. They watched the Israelis practice strike missions and learned they were probing Iran’s air defenses, looking for ways to fly in undetected, U.S. officials said.
If you recall, there were rumors flying earlier this year that Obama threatened to shoot down Israeli aircraft if they attempted to bomb Iran’s nuclear sites. The White House of course denied it, but knowing they had an aircraft carrier over there with jets on the ready leads me to believe the rumor was true. After all, Obama officials did leak Israel’s plans to attack Iran from Azerbaijan in 2012 in order to prevent the attack.
I’ll be so glad when we get a president who treats Israel like an ally instead of an enemy.