President-elect Barack Obama will offer Israel a strategic pact designed to fend off any nuclear attack on the Jewish state by Iran, an Israeli newspaper reported on Thursday.
Haaretz, quoting an unnamed source, said the Obama administration would pledge under the proposed "nuclear umbrella" to respond to any Iranian strike on Israel with a "devastating U.S. nuclear response."
Granting Israel a nuclear guarantee would essentially suggest the U.S. is willing to come to terms with a nuclear Iran, the paper reported.
According to the paper's source, Obama's nuclear guarantee would be backed by a new and improved Israeli anti-ballistic missile system. The Bush administration took the first step by deploying an early-warning radar system, which enhances the ability to detect Iranian ballistic missiles.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
How utterly naive can Obama be? First, the Israelis have more than an adequate capability of giving an overwhelming nuclear reponse without us. Secondly, a nuclear response offers little deterrence to Iran and thirdly this guarantee would offer little solace to the Israeli's as their major city's lie in waste and burning.
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