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  1. The Neocon takeover of the Trump “administration” is complete. Bolton wants war with Iran and probably North Korea as well.

    Trump ran and was elected as anti-Wall Street and anti-Neocon. “Drain the swamp!”

    What a charlatan.

  2. Hey Pat bad news your girls are probably going to war in some god forsaken land for some god forsaken reason. Lead there by a bunch of chicken hawks with nothing to lose personally. Congratulations on electing a draft dodging chicken hawk to lead the hen house.

    The US looks to become the Axle of evil

  3. lol this is not armchair generals its wheelchair generals
    Bolton belongs in a Nursing\Retirement Home not the effin white house.
    crazy days , crazy hours we live in ..

  4. Another unbalanced blowhard added to the Whitehouse. It is an important position and this appointment was not made on merit but because Bolton will be blindly loyal and because he is a morsel of red meat for the base.

  5. This guy is a warmonger who does not belong in such a role.

    Trump passed him over for a post earlier because he didn’t like Bolton’s disheveled bad mustache/bad haircut look. Bolton is not from from central casting.

  6. Bolton wants to undo the Iran nuclear deal, has talked of wanting countries to deny landing rights to Iranian aircraft and docking rights for Iranian ships, and has spoken of openly supporting the Iranian opposition, with a view towards regime change.

    This is an exceptionally radical choice for a national security post.

    As noted by others, very many of the recent Trump appointments are former Fox News contributors.

  7. When you consider we just sold the Saudi’s 1 Billion in Arms this week including 6500 missiles to shoot at the Iranians…. I believe Bolton to be a very logical choice.

  8. The last thing the world needs is another major war in the ME. Yet that seems to be the objective of Bolton and his boss. Send both of them to basic training.

  9. War what is it good for ?

    Apart from stoking the egos of the warmonger politicians and advisers who safely launch the hostilities from their cozy offices and pleasing their armchair fans who cheer them on.

  10. John Bolton, like ” Cadet Bone Spurs ” Donald Trump, and Newt Gingrich was an expert in avoiding military service during the Vietnam War. Bolton joined the National Guard as a way of avoiding proper military service.


    “I confess I had no desire to die in a Southeast Asian rice paddy. I considered the war in Vietnam already lost”
    he wrote.

    Yet he now is a hawk pressing the military options so that the children of others can die. There is a special place in hell for people like John Bolton and all the Chicken Hawks like him.

  11. You people act like there already isn’t a war…..

    Just because Obama gave the enemy a chance to regroup and rearm the war is far from over. The Mad Mullahs as we speak are plotting to nuke NY….. Now I may like to fight with my brothers from the big apple, but I don’t want them to glow in the dark.

    We are at War…. We have been at war for 29yrs….

  12. Patrick.

    America has been constantly at war.

    In fact, America has almost invaded more countries than Great Britain.

    😏

  13. One of the reason that America is constantly at war is that there is a war machine that wants to stay busy, and profitable, and that wants to keep the jobs in the defense plants where key legislators are based.

  14. Phantom, I read that one of New York’s Bravest in the FDNY lost his life fighting a fire. Now that’s bravery!

  15. Pompeo replaces Tillerson and Bolton replaces McMaster. It looks like Trump is assembling a war cabinet.

  16. The best we can hope for is that Bolton and Trump spend most of their time arguing about whether the invasion of Iraq was a great idea (Bolton) or whether it was a huge mistake (Trump).

  17. Phantom, on March 23rd, 2018 at 7:35 PM Said:
    Trump the Liar of course is on tape as endorsing the Iraq invasion at one point.

    After 9/11, I think about half the American population endorsed the Iraq invasion?

    That was the whole point of it.

  18. At one point, I think that a significant majority of the US population endorsed the Iraq invasion.

    So much so that plenty of Democrats including Senator Hillary Clinton essentially ” voted for it ”

  19. After 9/11, I think about half the American population endorsed the Iraq invasion?

    No, they endorsed the invasion of Afghanistan, not Iraq. Because the Taliban had welcomed Bin Laden and the 9-11 plot was hatched there and the Taliban refused to surrender him to the Americans:

    “Following the September 11 attacks in 2001 on the U.S., which President George W. Bush blamed on Osama bin Laden who was living or hiding in Afghanistan, President Bush demanded that the Taliban hand over Osama bin Laden and expel al-Qaeda; bin Laden had already been wanted by the U.S. since 1998.[60] The Taliban declined to extradite him unless they were provided evidence of his involvement in the September 11 attacks and also declined demands to extradite others on the same grounds. The U.S. dismissed the request for evidence as a delaying tactic,[61] and on October 7, 2001 launched Operation Enduring Freedom with the United Kingdom. The two were later joined by other forces, including the Northern Alliance which had been fighting the Taliban in the ongoing civil war since 1996.[62][63] In December 2001, the United Nations Security Council established the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), to assist the Afghan interim authorities with securing Kabul. ”

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_in_Afghanistan_(2001%E2%80%93present)

  20. No, they endorsed the invasion of Afghanistan, not Iraq. Because the Taliban had welcomed Bin Laden and the 9-11 plot was hatched there and the Taliban refused to surrender him to the Americans:

    They wouldn’t surrender Bin Laden untill proof of his involvement in 9/11.

    They didn’t get any.

  21. Yes Phantom, but Bush lied about Sadaam being involved in 9-11 and having WMD. Those lies are part of the reason that Trump is in the White House, so it’s depressing to see him appoint Neocons to key positions. Bolton’s appointment probably means a US war with either Iran or North Korea or more likely both. It’s not a question of if, it’s a question of when.

  22. Peter, Phantom.

    Do you think Blair lying about WMD as well was just a mere coincidence?.

  23. probably means a US war with either Iran or North Korea or more likely both. It’s not a question of if, it’s a question of when.

    I agree, one way or another, Iran and NK will be getting shiny new central banks.

  24. Do you think Blair lying about WMD as well was just a mere coincidence?.

    Harri

    Of course Blair lied about WMD (the dodgy dossier). But it was the lies of Dubya that mattered most because without them there would have no invasion in 2003.

    John Bolton still thinks it was a great idea.

  25. “It certainly looks like Trump is assembling a war cabinet. The ouster of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and his replacement by CIA director Mike Pompeo, another Iran and North Korea hawk, suggests that the days of the adults in the room, as they are known, are long gone, to the extent that they ever had much sway.

    The most benign case that can be made is that Trump, who was known to shy away from appointing Bolton because he feared the optics of his mustache, doesn’t really love the idea of going to war so much as the appearance of it. In this scenario, he would also value Bolton as an articulate defender of him and his foreign policy, something that the plodding Tillerson was unable to deliver and that Defense Secretary Mattis was unwilling to even really try.

    But the more likely scenario is that Trump, who has embarked upon a massive military buildup, is intent on confronting North Korea and Iran. So much for the isolationist notes and opposition to the Iraq War that he sounded during the campaign. This is the conservative nationalism of the George W. Bush administration on steroids.”

    https://usa.spectator.co.uk/2018/03/isolationist-donald-trump-appears-to-be-assembling-a-war-cabinet/

  26. Phantom, on March 23rd, 2018 at 8:17 PM Said:
    I’m not convinced that Blair lied.

    What!!!?.

  27. This is the conservative nationalism of the George W. Bush administration on steroids.”

    I love the smell of napalm in the morning.

  28. Has President Trump said “God told me to do it” yet?.

    That’s a sure fire winner in America.

  29. I love the smell of napalm in the morning

    Unless it your skin that’s melting that is.

  30. It is that Harri. Bush and Blair prayed together at Camp David before they unleashed the dogs of war on Iraq.

  31. Harri, on March 23rd, 2018 at 8:30 PM Said:

    Has President Trump said “God told me to do it” yet?.

    The only god that Trump believes in lives in his wallet.

  32. Peter, on March 23rd, 2018 at 8:32 PM Said:
    It is that Harri. Bush and Blair prayed together at Camp David before they unleashed the dogs of war on Iraq.

    So, they were talking into the ether, to nobody, then murdered hundreds of thousands of human beings.

  33. Phantom, on March 23rd, 2018 at 5:29 PM Said:

    One of the reason that America is constantly at war is that there is a war machine that wants to stay busy, and profitable, and that wants to keep the jobs in the defense plants where key legislators are based.

    Shurely a conshpiracy theory.

  34. Phantom, on March 23rd, 2018 at 5:29 PM Said:

    One of the reason that America is constantly at war is that there is a war machine that wants to stay busy, and profitable, and that wants to keep the jobs in the defense plants where key legislators are based.

    DV needs to keep these fringe conspirazoid nutcases out of here.

  35. Phantom – when I pointed out the scale of actual bribery lobbying of Congress, you decried it. When I linked to the quotes of General Smedley Butler, you belittled them.

    https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Smedley_Butler

    Major General Smedley Darlington Butler (July 30, 1881 – June 21, 1940), one of the most colorful officers in the Marine Corps’ long history, was one of the two Marines who received two Medals of Honor for separate acts of outstanding heroism.

    I spent thirty-three years and four months in active military service as a member of this country’s most agile military force, the Marine Corps. I served in all commissioned ranks from Second Lieutenant to Major-General. And during that period, I spent most of my time being a high class muscle-man for Big Business, for Wall Street and for the Bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism.

    Like all the members of the military profession, I never had a thought of my own until I left the service. My mental faculties remained in suspended animation while I obeyed the orders of higher-ups. This is typical with everyone in the military service.

    It’s a pity that Butler died in 1940. If he had lived for another decade, the scale of treason would have astonished even him

  36. The problem with Phantom is that occasionally he’ll stumble across the truth, then pick himself up and continue on as though nothing had happened

    (H/T to Winston Churchill on Stanley Baldwin)

  37. There is a difference between actual bad conduct / actual conspiracy and your controlled demolition/ ((( nonsense )))

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