Tag: John Bolton

John Bolton’s Extremism Is Perfectly Aligned With the Most Bellicose Israeli Policies | The Nation

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What few have pointed out is the fact that Bolton’s track record as a preemptive-war fiend and his contempt for much of the Muslim world are deeply rooted and maybe best reflected in his unflinching support for Israel’s military operations and posturing in the Middle East. Bolton has pointed to Israel’s 1981 bombing of the Osirak reactor in Iraq and its 2007 bombing of a reactor in Syria (which Israel just formally confirmed for the first time) as models of good practice. Bolton will presumably support whatever military action Israel wants to take in Syria and elsewhere, framing it as being in America’s national interests.

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Trump’s new bellicose team demands the world bend to US demands

 

Washington: The incoming national security adviser has called for the “swift takeover” of North Korea by the South. He and the newly nominated secretary of state have urged withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran. The pick for CIA director once oversaw interrogations in which terrorism suspects were tortured.

The two generals celebrated by President Donald Trump for their reputations for toughness are now considered the moderates — and at risk of falling out of favour.

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Let’s Call Bolton What He Is: A War Criminal with Terrorist Ties, Not Just “Hawkish”

John Bolton helped lie our country into an illegal war of aggression that killed several hundred thousand Iraqis, wounded over a million, and displaced 4 million from their homes, helped deliver Baghdad into the hands of Iran, and helped create ISIL, which blew up Paris. In a just world, Bolton would be on trial at the Hague for war crimes. Instead, he has been promoted into a position to do to Iran what he did to Iraq.

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John Bolton, Trump’s rumored pick for national security adviser, has a record of warmongering, bigotry, and pushing conspiracy theories

John Bolton, a Fox News contributor, is reportedly under consideration to replace National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, likely because President Donald Trump enjoys his television commentary. Bolton, a former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations whose tenure was marred by “his inability to make friends and build alliances,” is a Trump sycophant with a history of warmongering and conspiracy theorizing. He also chairs a think tank that’s been called “anti-Muslim,” and he has connections to anti-Muslim bigots.

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Beware ‘Sunni-Stan’: Neocons are Back and Their ‘Vision’ is Darker than Ever

John Bolton is a tarnished character. The once United States Ambassador to the United Nations is now promoted as a ‘scholar’ in the pro-Israel lobby group, the American Enterprise Institute (AEI).…

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