Unfortunately, rather than acknowledge what their pre-9/11 interventionism produced, the Pentagon and the CIA doubled down and used the 9/11 attacks to invade Afghanistan and Iraq. Those interventions were followed by interventions in Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, and elsewhere.
That somehow “it might be possible to fight, and win, a battle with nuclear weapons, without the exchange leading to an all-out-world-ending conflict,” and if not…we may all die for a lunatic’s dream in the process.
The U.S. and its allies are today’s imperialistic fascists, and the U.N. can do nothing against them, Eric Zuesse writes.
As with most international affairs, for the Pentagon it’s probably better to stick with the devil you know rather than get used to a new (if old) one.