Did White House leak Israel's plan for Iran attack?
Fox News national security analyst K.T. McFarland reacts
- Duration 5:57
- Date Mar 30, 2012
Fox News national security analyst K.T. McFarland reacts
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Right our last hour we learned that the White House is moving ahead with new sanctions on Iranian oil to punish Tehran for its nuclear program.
The president deciding that there is enough crude oil on the world markets to take this step without harming the US or its allies but this comes after.
Explosive accusations at the White House leaked classified information to stop Israel from attacking Iran.
Yesterday on our show former ambassador John Bolton called out the administration.
After reports surfaced that Israel had been granted access to airfields in -- buys at odds are by Jeanne.
That's a long Iran's northern border let's listen.
I think that the pressure that the administration is put on Israel has been just merciless behind the scenes.
But nonetheless as I say every evidences that the pressures failing that the Israeli government will do what they think is necessary.
So the Obama administration is -- -- up a notch and now they're -- revealed very sensitive very important information.
That will allow Iran to defeat an Israeli attack I think that's what's going on.
So does is jeopardize our relationship with Israel let's ask Fox News national security analysts KT McFarland -- great to see you do you agree with -- ambassador Bolton and what he said yesterday that the US is intentionally.
Leaking this classified information to undermine Israel and get it to stop wherever -- it has to attack Iran by the administration.
Doesn't want any kind of a problem in the Middle East before the election.
They don't want an Israeli attack on Iranian sites because having -- lead to a regional war drug the United States and they don't want that kind of a situation because -- -- -- high oil prices high gasoline prices.
I think about it right now is this like a foot race where everybody's racing you've got to run racing to get to the finish line at getting nukes as fast as they plan.
Let Israel racing to stop Iran from making those -- and -- the United States racing to stop Israel from staffing.
Around I mean of course the US does will be drawn into another anyone that's wants another -- that -- -- of course and that's that's logical is there any way for Iran to take whatever action it feels necessary would help the US getting dragged into something.
Well the question is is one of timing how much time.
Is everybody have laughed and I got to tell you the people who now aren't talking and the people who -- talking probably don't know.
The question -- does -- -- get to that finish line before the election.
Does Israel look and realize that it only has a certain amount of time so it's gotta have some preemptive attack or as President Obama saying today.
Do we let sanctions work there's enough time those sanctions are somehow gonna get fears that the Iranians to go to the negotiating table and give up -- -- however they have not Upton tells us.
Liked -- this other question of the US possibly leaking classified information and compromising.
Israel if in fact nobody knew that there were air bases -- at Azerbaijan that we're going to be made available assistant -- the relationship with his.
The more the bigger problem this week was not so much that the leaking of information about the as a -- on air feels that Israel might or might not use it a lot.
Israel's try to catch all of -- -- it's looking for Francis looking.
For military capabilities.
It's looking for sabotaging your -- apartments and for assassinating.
Are essential Iranian scientists involved in that program -- you need a bigger problem was that open mind when President Obama.
Leaned over to the Russian leader -- -- don't worry after the election I'll have more flexibility now these are the same Russian leaders who have just spent six months.
She in the United States in their election campaign.
If you're -- -- -- room and -- the prime minister of Israel and you're listening to that and you're hearing an American president saying -- amber elected they'll be a different deal got to wonder.
This guy who just -- I've got your back don't worry we're not gonna let Iran get nuclear -- you gotta wonder that after.
Obama is reelected if the ads can he count on can Israel count on his word IC because it makes it seem as -- the present disingenuous.
-- and you have to wonder where is the truth here and if if if Obama say it is -- -- tell after the election whatever you do wait till after the election.
You gotta wonder after the election.
She -- your friend but -- about what he announced today in terms of sanctions on these -- financial institutions that do business with Iran what impact will that he.
There -- a couple of things going on with these sanctions because sanctions for years with Iran I haven't stopped Iran's behavior.
We're now into a new face of sanctions and these are basically targeting the -- -- and banking system and it's like putting that -- that is putting like a great big.
Embargo our round to rein in oil that you're using -- since out of battleships.
What's the objective what are you trying to do with -- sanctions.
Well what idea the administration says that the Iranians will realize.
That they've got to go to the negotiating table and negotiate away their -- I think that it's that's -- the closer right -- so those nukes and other gonna race event finished.
The other objective might be to say to the Iranians to the Iranians -- all things are so bad.
You should go out into the streets again topple your regime in the way the egyptians stand the way the Syrians trying to do.
The way the Libyans have done on the way the Moroccans have done.
And then maybe Iran under different leadership has a different plan well yes except that Iran tried that in depth and tried -- And that we didn't necessarily have their backs totally we stuff them.
-- that was in fact I think the beginning of the Arab Spring when the Iranian people went to the streets in 2009.
The question will be now for this administration if -- -- be able go to the streets again and I'm not saying well but if they work.
What this president and welcome them.
The same entity welcoming egyptians who went straight to do you think that's the answer -- -- meant an uprising there.
There lousy options either bomb Iran let Iran get about browser to losers you know what as a regional war what -- a nuclear Iran.
Is there a third option is or an option C I think it's a long shot.
I would go for option C try to crash their economies in the Iowa and right kitchen Ron thanks so much -- have your expertise.