A shameful act on the part of Barack Obama. Former US Ambassador to the UN John Bolton is exactly right when responding to an article in Foreign Policy magazine that quoted government sources claiming Israel had been granted access to airfields in Azerbaijan -- along Iran's northern border, saying "I think this leak today is part of the administration's campaign against an Israeli attack". Obama gets his hate for Israel honestly - from his pastor of 20 years. Barack Obama's pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright is showing his true colors again (anti-Israel, pro-Palestinian): Violent Protests On Israeli Border Led By Jeremiah Wright The Jawa Report had picture and video. Like pastor, like president?
Bolton, a Fox News contributor, noted that a strike launched from Azerbaijan would be much easier for the Israelis than a strike launched from their own country — jets could stay over their targets longer and worry less about refueling. But he said tipping the Israelis’ hand by revealing “very sensitive, very important information” could frustrate such a plan. [snip]
"Clearly, this is an administration-orchestrated leak," Bolton told FoxNews.com. "This is not a rogue CIA guy saying I think I'll leak this out."
"It's just unprecedented to reveal this kind of information about one of your own allies," Bolton said. (Fox News)
John Bolton is not the only one who thinks the US is actively working against Israel. Ron Ben-Yishai at Y-Net:
... in recent weeks the Administration shifted from persuasion efforts vis-à-vis decision-makers and Israel’s public opinion to a practical, targeted assassination of potential Israeli operations in Iran. This “surgical strike” is undertaken via reports in the American and British media, but the campaign’s aims are fully operational: To make it more difficult for Israeli decision-makers to order the IDF to carry out a strike, and what’s even graver, to erode the IDF’s capacity to launch such strike with minimal casualties.
The first and most important American objective is to eliminate potential operational options available to the IDF and the State of Israel. I have no intention of detailing or even hinting to the options which the US government aims to eliminate by exposing them in the media. A large part of the reports stem from false information or disinformation, and there is no reason to reveal to the Iranians what’s real and what isn’t. However, it is blatantly clear that reports in the past week alone have caused Israel substantive diplomatic damage, and possibly even military and operational damage. (read it all at YNET, hat tip Monkey in the Middle)