The Times Of Israel: “Exactly how bad are Israel-US relations today? Who the Hellfire knows. What is clear is that two weeks after the revelation that the US had added an additional level of scrutiny to resupplying the IDF with weapons, business was anything but usual regarding the military-to-military relationship upon which Israel relies.
Washington has, in fact, been extremely closed-lipped about the Hellfires.
Asked about the Hellfires almost two weeks ago, State Department Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf said that “we generally don’t talk about specific deliveries after they’re requested and before they’re delivered, but I will say that things are being — things that have been requested from Israel are — we’re taking a little bit of additional care now given the situation, and if there were requests for such missiles, that would fall under that.”
Opinion: Israel is in a tense ceasefire in the south, while trying to stop Al Qaeda’s Nusra Front fighters and its Sinai arm (Ansar Beit Al-Madis) in the north, who just happen to be tied into Hamas in the south.
At last count, there are over 30 al Qaeda factions operating all around Israel.
The US, Jordan, and Israel are quietly backing the mixed bag of Syrian rebel factions which yesterday seized control of the Syrian side of the Quneitra crossing, the only transit point between Israeli and Syrian Golan.
With all that going on, the US is dithering, a common occurrence these past years, on sending Hellfire missiles.
It is no wonder that terror leaders are so arrogant.