The World Tribune reported yesterday that Robert Satloff, executive director of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, spoke with Israeli officials. They told him that the Obama administration was blaming Israel for the spike in crude oil prices currently hurting President Obama in the polls.
Members of the Israeli government were also deeply disturbed by the Obama administration’s repeated leaking of information intended to stop Israel from attacking Iran. “I cannot underscore how deep and visceral the [Israeli] comments of the leaking that come out of Washington were,” said Satloff.
Late last month, Foreign Policy published an article suggesting that Israel had worked out a deal with Azerbaijan to provide airbases in case of an Israeli strike on Iran. “The United States is leaking information to the media in order to avert an Israeli strike in Iran,” said Israeli military analyst Ron Ben-Yishai.
That was not the first time the Obama administration had leaked information that harmed Israel. Back in 2010, a “defense” source leaked that Israel had worked out a deal with Saudi Arabia to use Saudi airspace for an attack on Iran. A few months ago, Leon Panetta suggested that Israel was planning to attack Iran in April, May or June. Another plan; another blown secret by the Obama administration.
The Obama agenda is obvious here: they want to stop Israel from striking Iran before the election, and they want to lower the price of oil. They only way to do both is to leak Israeli secrets and then blame Israel for the spike in oil prices to appease the OPEC countries. And that’s precisely what the Obama administration is doing.