Stephen Walt reports how numerous Israeli leaders & pro-Israel lobby groups pushed for the U.S. invasion of Iraq… ‘Given all the problems that the lobby’s prescriptions have produced in recent years, you’d think U.S. leaders would have learned to ignore its advice. But there’s little sign of that so far, which means that these past errors are likely to be repeated. Don’t say I didn’t warn you…’
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“We write with a sense of urgency suggesting you avoid doubling down on catastrophe,” VIPS (Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity) tells Donald Trump in its latest memo to the president… “It is time to call a spade a spade. The country expecting to benefit most from hostilities between Iran and the U.S. is Israel…”
Stuxnet was one of a series of viruses developed by Israel and the US in the early 2000s, then turned loose, under Israeli pressure, to destroy Iran’s nuclear research facilities – although Iran was compliant with international norms, and known to have no nuclear weapons program.