‘Words start wars’: Ex-NATO commander explains terrifying consequences of White House typo on Iran

Oh those typos … Words can start wars but they (words and typos) also stop wars to chagrin of religious fanatics, extremists and warmongers.

Not to dismiss the article’s core principle point but the conclusions on coordination do not necessarily follow. Why are alleged coordinated acts considered with no order or discipline at Natsec adviser and Israeli PM level even knowing they would be walked back? And, why does there need to be coordination if Bolton’s course of action is consistent with his past posture and Israel wants to influence the May 12 Iran deal decision point for Trump? Finally this type of signaling is neither unusual nor unacceptable if is part of a strategy to send a message from the highest level with a clarity that could be doubted if it came from a lower level (or lack of) dialogue. In a way it is its own ultimate transparency.

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough pinned the blame for an explosive — and, apparently, mistyped — White House statement about Iran on new national security adviser John Bolton. The White House issued an official statement from press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders claiming that Iran “has a robust, clandestine nuclear weapons program,” but the Trump administration later walked back those claims by insisting the verb was supposed to be in past tense.

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