Republican critics of aiding Ukraine claim that there’s no connection between Russia’s aggression and the war in Israel. They’re ignoring the major strategic development in the last year, which is the deepening military alliance between Russia and Iran that threatens U.S. interests.
The Journal reported Thursday that the U.S. has intelligence that Russia’s Wagner mercenary group is planning to send air defenses to Hezbollah in Lebanon. Hezbollah is one of Iran’s proxy militias and has threatened to open a second front against Israel. The air defenses would complicate Israel’s ability to defend its cities from Hezbollah’s missile attacks.
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