Personally, I think our president relishes the idea of a nuclear Iran and its desire and plan to annihilate Israel from the face of the earth. What he and Ahmadinejad fail to realize is that He who watches over Israel neither slumbers nor sleeps.
Read from Israel Matzav:
Obama vetoed deployment of third US aircraft carrier to Arabian Gulf
Mattis wanted to send a third aircraft-carrier group to the Persian Gulf earlier this year, The Daily Beast has exclusively learned, in what would have been a massive show of force at a time when Iranian military commanders were publicly threatening to sink American ships in theStrait of Hormuz. The four-star Marine Corps general andCentCom commander believed the display could have deterred Iran from further escalating tensions, according to U.S. military officials familiar with his thinking.Obama has no intention of stopping Iran. None whatsoever.
But the president wanted to focus military resources on new priorities like China, and Mattis was told a third carrier group was not available to be deployed to the Gulf.
The carrier-group rebuff in January was one of several for the commander responsible for East Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia. Working for the Obama administration, Mattis has often found himself the odd man out—particularly when it comes to Iran.
Military sources close to the general tell The Beast that Mattis was worried that the president’s decision, announced in November, to fully withdraw from Iraq would leave the U.S. military without access to the country’s bases and with few options to project power in the region. The military had been negotiating with the Iraqi government for continued access to bases there for some intelligence,training, and counterterrorism missions until Obama announced his decision to the press in November.