Valerie Plame Wilson Tweets 'America's Jews Are Driving America's Wars'

NEW YORK - OCTOBER 23: Former United States C.I.A. officer Valerie Plame Wilson attends a book signing event for her autobiography "Fair Game" at the Union Square Barnes and Noble October 23, 2007 in New York City. Wilson, the wife of former Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson, IV, discussed her role in the scandal over Republican lawmakers and journalists who leaked her identity. / Getty Images
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September 21, 2017

Former CIA operative Valerie Plame Wilson tweeted out an anti-Semitic article that claimed Jews were the cause of America's wars.

"America’s Jews Are Driving America’s Wars," she tweeted.



The linked story from the media site, Unz Review, asked, "Shouldn't [American Jews] recuse themselves when dealing with the Middle East?"

The author argued Jews will soon cause a war with Iran as well. "What makes the war engine run is provided by American Jews who have taken upon themselves the onerous task of starting a war with a country that does not conceivably threaten the United States," he wrote.

"The issue that nearly all the Iran haters are Jewish has somehow fallen out of sight, as if it does not matter," he continued. "But it should matter."

"For those American Jews who lack any shred of integrity, the media should be required to label them at the bottom of the television screen whenever they pop up, e.g. Bill Kristol is 'Jewish and an outspoken supporter of the state of Israel.'"

Following backlash, Plame Wilson defended herself in a series of tweets that pointed out she had a Jewish background.

Plame Wilson first came to prominence when she was outed as a CIA officer in 2003 by a Bush administration official, a controversy that led to the trial and conviction of Bush aide Scooter Libby. Since then, the former operations officer has emerged as a prominent non-interventionist, and critic of the Trump administration.

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