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Brian4Liberty
12-30-2018, 01:44 PM
Two Strikes on Bolton...Why Wait For a Third? (http://ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2018/december/28/two-strikes-on-boltonwhy-wait-for-a-third/)
written by james w. mcconnell - friday december 28, 2018


President Trumpís foreign policy appointments have frequently been difficult to reconcile with the views he has often expressed. The most disappointing was the appointment of John Bolton as National Security Advisor.
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Two important Bolton failures have recently been widely reported.

In the first instance, President Trump was meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G-20 in early December to discuss trade policy. At the same time, and unbeknownst to President Trump, Bolton asked Canada to arrest Meng Wanzouh, one of Chinaís most important business executives, as she changed planes in Vancouver. The Chinese have reacted furiously to her arrest and have begun to arrest Canadians in retaliation. At a minimum, Boltonís failure to make the President aware of his actions denied the President the option of delaying any request for her arrest until a later date.

The second incident was President Trumpís telephone call with Turkish President Recep Erdogan discussing the situation in Syria. Ending our presence in Syria has been among President Trumpís most important foreign policy objectives and is, presumably, a subject he and Bolton frequently discuss. It is telling that, when President Erdogan asked why American troops were still in Syria even after ISIS had been defeated, President Trump turned to Bolton, who was listening to the call, and asked if that was true. Bolton (knowing that President Erdogan was listening) was forced to respond that it was.
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John Boltonís already had two strikes. With the stakes so high, why wait for a third? President Trump should fire Bolton. Itís difficult to imagine any successor not being an improvement.
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http://ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2018/december/28/two-strikes-on-boltonwhy-wait-for-a-third/

Anti Globalist
12-30-2018, 02:39 PM
Time for Trump to fire that clown.

Swordsmyth
12-30-2018, 05:32 PM
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TheCount
12-30-2018, 06:59 PM
Trump really needs to slow down the revolving door... Fox News can only hire so many "correspondents."

Origanalist
12-30-2018, 07:02 PM
Trump really needs to slow down the revolving door... Fox News can only hire so many "correspondents."

No, considering who he's put in his cabinet he needs to speed the damn thing up.

TheCount
12-30-2018, 07:07 PM
No, considering who he's put in his cabinet he needs to speed the damn thing up.

I would support that if any of his replacements were better than the originals. Every time I think he's hit the bottom of the barrel he manages to scrape through and find a new layer of muck and rot. Bolton is an excellent example.

Warlord
12-30-2018, 07:16 PM
Bolton is pure evil, fire him!

Origanalist
12-30-2018, 07:19 PM
I would support that if any of his replacements were better than the originals. Every time I think he's hit the bottom of the barrel he manages to scrape through and find a new layer of muck and rot. Bolton is an excellent example.

True, but IF he follows through and pulls out of Syria and Afghanistan does it really matter? It will be like he's keeping them around to torture them. One can only hope, and yes, in this case it's definitely 'better than Hillary'.

enhanced_deficit
12-30-2018, 09:42 PM
In the first instance, President Trump was meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G-20 in early December to discuss trade policy. At the same time, and unbeknownst to President Trump, Bolton asked Canada to arrest Meng Wanzouh, one of Chinaís most important business executives, as she changed planes in Vancouver. The Chinese have reacted furiously to her arrest and have begun to arrest Canadians in retaliation. At a minimum, Boltonís failure to make the President aware of his actions denied the President the option of delaying any request for her arrest until a later date.

In a normal world, this would have been a huge episode with serious repercussions and surprising that there was no action against Bolton or even tweet blaming him. Rumors are that he's protected and favored by his top neocon funder. Time will tell how things settle but things like this make him look weak/without control of his own staff on world stage.