Administration leaks intel on Israeli plans to attack Iran?

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    A story has surfaced that the Obama administration has leaked the Israeli request to use forward bases for an air attack on Iran.

    Bolton Accuses Administration Of Leaking Story On Israeli Planning Along Iran Border | Fox News

    Former U.S. diplomat John Bolton alleged Thursday that the Obama administration leaked a story about covert Israeli activity in order to foil potential plans by the country to attack Iran's nuclear program.

    Bolton, who served as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations in the George W. Bush administration, was 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.







    This is disturbing.
     
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    do you have any idea just how stupid attacking Iran would be?
     
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    Speaking afterward to FoxNews.com, Bolton said he didn't have hard proof that this was an intentional administration leak to halt an Israeli attack.

    But he noted widely reported comments from Defense Secretary Leon Panetta in February that he thinks the Israelis could strike as early as April. If that's the case, Bolton said, then it would be "entirely consistent" for the administration to try to avoid that impending outcome.

    The Foreign Policy article quoted what were identified as "high-level sources ... inside the U.S. government." It specifically mentioned "four senior diplomats and military intelligence officers."

    One intelligence officer, who was unnamed, told the magazine that the U.S. was "watching" the activity and was "not happy about it."
     
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    Do you have any idea how IT'S NONE OF OUR FUCKING BUSINESS
     

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