Israel's leadership is said to be furious with the Obama Administration for a leak they say came directly from the White House, confirming an IDF strike on a a military base near the Syrian port city of Latakia on Wednesday that destroyed weaponry and missiles set to be transferred to Hezbollah.
As usual, the Israelis did not acknowledge carrying out the strike, because it maintains with plausible deniability,keeps important details such as how Israeli intel found out about the weapons shipment confidential and avoids putting pressure on Syria’s President Bashar Assad to respond and escalate the situation. But an Obama administration official leaked to CNN on Thursday that Israeli warplanes attacked the Syrian base, and that the target was “missiles and related equipment” set for delivery to Hezbollah in Lebanon.
Lebanon TV tried to salvage the situation by saying it was Turkey who carried out the strike in revenge for a jet shot down by Assad in 2012, but U.S confirmation that the Israelis were responsible heats up an already tense situation.
This is not the first time leaks from the Obama Administration on IDF military actions have jeopardized Israel's security.
Perhaps President Obama's idea is to goad Assad to respond so that the conflict escalates and the Israelis end up doing the dirty work of taking Assad out so the president's Muslim Brotherhood and al-Qaeda proxies can take over the country.
I would not be surprised in the least.At this point, I doubt any of our allies trust him, let alone Israel.
If the Israelis decide to strike Iran's nuclear weapons facilities. I wouldn't count on Israel informing President Obama in advance. He might actually warn the Iranians.