rarely has one nation so publicly made a move to blackmail another nation and with threatening that nation's ruling government. obama, throught indyk, is threatening "dire" consequences for israel if benjamin netanyahu refuses to bow to us demands. obama claims that israel is dependent on the us for countering the threat from iran, as if he were actually doing something. yet, just today, the us made clear that the military option is off the table. we know that sanctions will not work, so this is a moot point. that leaves us with no support in the unsc, and with denial of weapons for the duration of obama's presidency. bibi will have to decide whether support in the unsc and desired weapons systems are so crucial that he will need to bend to the despot's demands.
U.S. sanctions Russia's state-owned arms exporter Rosoboronexport (Reuters)
from the article: Indyk: If Israel manages alone, it can decide alone