Obama is preparing US facilities in the Middle East against repercussions of an Israeli attack on Iran. The failures last week by Obama, the Department of State and Tim Geithner to establish sanctions on Iran were a stark contrast with the successes achieved by Ahmadinejad in his Latin America tour. This administration has no credibility or respect around the world. Is this the beginning of a crisis that will not be wasted?
The United States has begun taking measures to plan for a possible Israeli strike on Iran in order to protect US facilities in the region, the Wall Street Journal reported Saturday.
The contingency planning comes as a result of concern within the US defense establishment that Israel is planning to attack Iran over the Islamic Republic’s reported nuclear armament program, according to the newspaper.
US President Barack Obama, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, and other senior US officials have reportedly delivered messages through private channels to the Israeligovernment warning them about the dangerous repercussions of a military strike on Iran.
Washington is concerned that Iraqi Shi’ite militias may attack the US embassy in Baghdad at Iran’s behest. Some 15,000 US diplomats, federal employees and contractors remained Iraq after the last of its troops pulled out of the country late last year., the newspaper reported.
Tensions between Israel and the Islamic Republic spiked above normal this past week when an Iranian nuclear scientist was blown up in his car in Tehran in an attack that Iranian officials blamed on Israel.