That White House leak machine is at it again. This time it’s using its not exploiting Jeff Goldberg to call the Israeli Prime Minister chickenshit, nor is it the NY Times the White House tool to bash Israeli Ambassador Dermer, this time it is the Washington Post’s David Ignatius acting as the White House spokesman accusing Israel of leaking the details of the lousy deal Obama is making with the Iranians. The problem is the approximate outline of the deal has been public knowledge for months via Iranian sources.
According to Ignatius (acting as a puppet for an administration source);
Mistrust between the Obama administration and Benjamin Netanyahu has widened even further in recent days because of U.S. suspicion that the Israeli prime minister has authorized leaks of details about the U.S. nuclear talks with Iran.
The decision to reduce the exchange of sensitive information about the Iran talks was prompted by concerns that Netanyahu’s office had given Israeli journalists sensitive details of the U.S. position, including a U.S. offer to allow Iran to enrich uranium with 6,500 or more centrifuges as part of a final deal.
If the Washington Post columnist had access to Google, or bothered to double check in another way, he may have realized he was being led around by his nose by his WH Source. On November 4th of last year the LA Times reported:
The Obama administration has agreed to allow Iran to operate 6,000 centrifuges to enrich uranium, up from a proposed ceiling of 4,000 reported two weeks ago, as part of negotiations for a nuclear deal, according to a website approved by the Iranian government.
The claim appeared to be the latest sign that the pace of bargaining is intensifying between Iran and six world powers as they face a Nov. 24 negotiating deadline.
(…)The Iranian website [irannuc.ir] said the Obama administration has repeatedly given ground on the centrifuge count, starting early this year with a ceiling of 500 centrifuges, then being raised in negotiations to 1,500 and then 4,000.
Now I know there are some people who believe that the Jews control the media…but controlling an Iranian government website is out of reach even for the fictional Worldwide Jewish Conspiracy.
Perhaps Mr. Ignatius could review his notes from the days he took reporting 101, the part where they teach you to double-check whether your sources are telling you the truth.