"Why Israel is even less likely to strike Iran now - CSMonitor.com"
At every turn, the US has hemmed Israel in (probably the reason so many "anonymous" officials fed the Azerbaijan story to FP). They have made it clear that they will truly be on their own if they attack unilaterally (read: You won't force us into a war of your own choosing).
Look, Barack Obama knows that the Left would savage him were he to fall into the trap of attacking Iran just because the Zionists are conveniently paranoid empire builders. Obama and his administration has finally figured it out that people, such as yours truly, will never stop demanding proof (hard, independently verified evidence) that Iran is building nuclear weapons. Even then, we would continue asking why Israel may have nukes and the US may have nukes but Iran, which could legally leave the Non-Proliferation Treaty whenever it wants, may not have nuclear weapons.
I happen to believe the Supreme Leader of Iran when he says that it is against his religion to acquire and/or use nuclear weapons. I don't agree with all of his views, but I cannot see any way that he would lie about such a thing. To have issued a formal religious statement that nuclear weapons are un-Islamic and then turn around and build them and be found out would completely ruin his credibility and likely be considered a mortal sin to Muslims in general, whether Sunni, Shia, or otherwise.
Obama knows all of this because people have hammered and hammered and hammered on it on the Internet and elsewhere and rightly so.
Obama also knows that the credibility of the Zionists has gone down, down, down just since Obama has been in office. It certainly started before that though.
When the Zionists attacked Gaza after a huge lull in any rockets from Gaza, when they were caught boldfaced lying about having rained down white phosphorus, and that after having showered Lebanon with cluster bomblets right before leaving Lebanon, when they were caught using passports from all over during their assassinations on foreign soil, after all that and more, much, much more, people around the world simply became too fed up to continue letting the Zionists get away with spinning and spinning in the US mainstream media. They finally stood up. Nothing has been the same since, and it's not going to let down but increase until the Zionists are reined in, come Hell or high water.
And there will not be another USS Liberty.