Why Obama Shunned Bibi

U.S. President Barack Obama's dramatic refusal to meet with PM Benjamin Netanyahu when Netanyahu visits the U.S. at the end of the month is a psychological minefield.  Obama's people claim that the refusal is just a scheduling problem.  But this is obviously just a lame excuse.  Obama is seeking to avoid a meeting with Netanyahu because he is unable to cope with the difficult issue on which Netanyahu intends to confront him -- namely, the prospect of a military attack against Iran for the purpose of causing Iran to halt its nuclear weapons program. In particular, the issue that possesses Netanyahu these days is the need for the U.S. to declare red lines, which, if Iran should cross them, would trigger a U.S. military response. The real problem for Netanyahu is not that Obama hasn't stated a red line; it's that Obama's red line is not the same as Israel's red line.  "If Iran knows that there is no red line, if Iran knows that there is no deadline, what will it do?"...(Read Full Article)

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