The Jerusalem Post reported:
Obama’s chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, during his meeting with a select group of rabbis last month in Washington, explained that the sequencing of the moves against Iran was extremely important.
Israel and America's planned campaign of escalation against Iran ran into an unexpected blowout, the Gaza flotilla.
May 25 - Rahm Emanuel meets with Israeli leaders in Israel
May 31 - Gaza flotilla attack kills 9 people. Israel Prime Minister cancels White House meeting
June 2 - Palestinian Economic Development Session
June 2-4 - Treasury's Neal Wolin meets with Palestinian, Israeli and Lebanese leaders
June 7 - Vice President Joe Biden meets with Egyptian President Mubarek
Despite Israel's spitting on a United Nations investigation into the Flotilla killings, the UN Security Council approved stronger sanctions against Iran.
Russia will not deliver S-300 air defense missiles to Iran. The buy had been held up for three years. What will Russia get in return? They prize Israel's drone technology. What will "carrot and stick" oriented Uncle Sam give?
U.S. State Department spokesperson P.J. Crowley said:
"We appreciate Russia's restraint in the transfer of the S-300 missile system to Iran."
Sticks are coming for Iran, while America blocks for Israel.