Antiwar Radio: Flynt Leverett

Flynt Leverett, former Senior Director for Middle East Affairs at the National Security Council, discusses Iranís threat to close the Strait of Hormuz, as a response to sanctions that may eventually cut off Iranís oil exports; why the US and Israel donít really have a problem with Iranian nuclear weapons, just Iranís refusal to submit to US regional hegemony; Israelís ďred lineĒ on Iranís uranium enrichment at Qom; why US foreign policy planners donít learn from prior mistakes (because superpowers donít have to); and why waging war with borrowed money is a sure sign of a declining empire.