The mysterious sinking of the USS MAINE led directly to the Spanish-American War.
A Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor led to the US involvment in WWII.
The Gulf of Tonkin incident led to our involvement in Vietnam.
9/11 led to a decade of war with Afghanistan.
A brutal attack by a Middle Eastern state on the USS LIBERTY, including strafing life boats to murder survivors, led to... Washington recalling the US fighters coming to her rescue, a hasty investigation in Congress, and no justice for the 34 dead and 171 wounded Americans?
Taki gets at least one thing wrong in this article: the LIBERTY was certainly a "spy ship" by almost any standard. But it was a legal spy ship in international waters with every right to be doing what it was doing. The rest is spot on.