Reader Martin Karo writes:
Arutz Sheva reports on the Obama administration’s release – a broadcast, not a leak – of formerly top secret data regarding Israel’s nuclear facilities and capabilities. The damaging revelations come via the Defense Department’s publication of a detailed, 386-page report on Israeli and NATO nations’ nuclear facilities and capabilities. In an overtly political act, the Pentagon declassified only the part about Israel, continuing to classify the parts regarding other countries.
The timing of the release — in the middle of the Obama administration’s attacks on Israel over its revelations on what parts of the store Obama was giving away in order to get an Iranian signature on the dotted line – and the decision to spill the secrets on Israel’s program, and only Israel’s program, is transparently a malicious act by Obama to damage Netanyahu. And probably a signal from Barry to Bibi to shut up and sit down in the back.
The alternative theory – that Obama intended to damage Israel as a whole – cannot be ruled out either. Obama’s motive could be deep-grained animosity towards the Jewish State, or at least to inject a rough equivalence justification for his Iran deal – “Israel has an advanced nuclear program, why should Iran not be allowed to have one?” The latter theory also partially explains Obama’s vitriolic “RACIST! ™” attack on Netanyahu for attempting to increase Likud’s election turnout by pointing out the opposition was turning out in droves (via Obama-supplied buses, but set that aside for now). “So what if Iran calls for death to Israel? They are racists!” [“But what about their ‘death to America’ chants?” “Well, if the white shoe fits…”]