Britain, Barack, and Barak Deploy for War
March 1, 2012 • 9:20AM

Israel's Defense Minister Ehud Barak, one of London's key pawns in their drive to use an Israel-Iran conflict to unleash general thermonuclear war against Russia and China, arrived in Washington, D.C., earlier this week to further Britain's war plan. On Tuesday he met with Vice President Joe Biden, National Security Advisor Tom Donilon, and senior U.S. intelligence officials. On Wednesday, he met at the Pentagon with Defense Secretary Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey — who is at the center of resistance to Britain's war policies.

Although official reports of Barak's meetings shed no light on the actual discussions, Ha'aretz reported yesterday that Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, who will meet with President Barack Obama next Monday, "is expected to publicly harden his line against Iran," and that he is pressuring Obama to issue a joint statement after their meeting with an explicit military threat to Iran. Netanyahu and Barak are also demanding — on London's behalf — that Obama cashier Gen. Dempsey.

Ha'aretz also reported that NSA chief Donilon, during his recent visit to Israel, "told Netanyahu and Barak that the comments made by Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff [that Iran was a "rational" actor that could still be addressed diplomatically] did not represent Obama's opinions, and that Obama was unhappy with Dempsey's statements, according to a senior U.S. official involved in the talks."

Despite the targeting of Dempsey, a senior U.S. intelligence source reported today that the Pentagon and JCS opposition to any war at this time has not softened in the least. In fact, Dempsey, Panetta, and others have gone to President Obama, in a [hopeless] effort to prep him for the face-to-face with Netanyahu by pointing out that any Israeli unilateral attack on Iran would almost certainly trigger a retaliatory response by Iran that would gravely threaten American forces in the region, including the 100,000 American troops still in neighboring Afghanistan. Dempsey and Panetta, according to the source, are insisting that Obama put American strategic interest — including the protection of American forces — ahead of any "Israeli" interests or pressures. Another senior retired American military and intelligence official expressed grave worry, candidly noting: "Obama is the weak link."