U.S. Allies Left in the Dark

U.S. allies are raising concerns about what they say is unwillingness on the part of the Obama administration to share vital intelligence that could prove decisive in conflicts in Europe and the Middle East.

The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday that U.S. officials degrade satellite images of the positions of Russian-backed separatists before delivering them to Ukrainian forces, delaying their arrival and making them less effective for combating the rebels. The United States also provided the Ukrainian military with short-range counter-artillery radar systems but omitted crucial components that would have enabled the Ukrainians to immediately respond to separatist attacks.

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  • ontario john

    But we don’t need any more information. The Toronto Star has it all figured out. They have been running a story that global warming has caused the troubles in Syria. Who knew? Nothing to do with islam. I have submitted a story to them on how global warming has caused my cat to be lazy.

    • marty_p

      Israel and Syria are in close proximity to one another – interesting how “Global Warming Drought” chaos broke out in Syria but nothing happened in Israel. The Star (and Crescent) as usual conveniently overlooked the elephant in the room.

  • mauser 98

    more like allies jumping ship.. Barry is a fraud , world knows it.

  • Ed

    Leaders with ZERO self doubt are the most dangerous of all.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Obama has cut intelligence sharing with Israel. But this will hurt Obama’s Arab and Iranian allies more because he’s been sharing Israeli intel with them for years.

  • Blacksmith

    “Just to be clear” this is the most transparent administration ever!

  • David Murrell

    Why? President Obama supports Vladimir Putin and Iran. He wants to have Russians take more European territory, and he wants Iran to nuke Israel. These are his values.

  • eMan14

    What would be worse? Obama having your back or Putin walking in the front door? As the saying goes… with friends like him? Who needs enemies?

  • Achmed

    The title is false. Obama’s allies are not left it the dark. Intelligence information is widely shared with both Iran and Qatar.

  • lgeubank

    What a no-good bastard our Mussolini for Morons really is!