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    Default BREAKING: Trump To Appoint John Bolton as National Security Advisor



    Quote Originally Posted by AP
    BREAKING: Trump announces former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton to serve as national security adviser, replacing H.R. McMaster.
    https://twitter.com/AP/status/976949...7Ctwgr%5Etweet



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    A neocon wet dream.

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    From just last week (March 16th):

    If Trump says he won't fire you, better watch out.

    White House says Trump won't fire national security adviser H.R. McMaster

    The White House late Thursday disputed a report that President Trump has decided to oust his national security adviser, H.R. McMaster.

    McMaster, a three star Army general, has faced criticism from Trump loyalists who believe his views on Iran, North Korea and other key foreign policy theaters are at odds with Trump's. The Washington Post reported Trump is "now comfortable" with removing McMaster, although his departure may not be imminent.

    But White House press secretary Sarah Sanders pushed back on the suggestion that McMaster would be replaced, thus becoming the second national security adviser fired by Trump after Michael Flynn was dismissed for lying to the vice president and the FBI.

    "Just spoke to @POTUS and Gen. H.R. McMaster - contrary to reports they have a good working relationship and there are no changes at the NSC," she tweeted.

    Trump fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday after a 14-month tenure, signaling that a shake-up at the top levels of his administration was not over.
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    This is all-in MAGA. Bolton is only a pawn in a much, much deeper game against the Swamp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippyjuan View Post
    From just last week (March 16th):

    If Trump says he won't fire you, better watch out.
    Does anyone honestly think he knows what he will do a week later ? Same would be true if he lost and evil Clinton won , or crazy ass Johnson for that matter . You need to get out there next time and get us some better candidates Zip .

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    Those hoping Trump replacement hires would be any better than the ones he already had have been disappointed a lot lately.
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    So that's why Trump had a conversation with him after he won the election. He must have told him that he would hire him a year into his presidency.



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    Somehow, I'm starting to think, most of his appointments are a joke. I mean, he did appoint a fellow as head of the department of energy who not so long ago, couldn't remember he wanted to eliminate that department.

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    The chaos continues.

    Trump administration departures in the last month:

    - Spokesman Josh Raffel
    - Communications Director Hope Hicks
    - Top Economic Adviser Gary Cohn
    - Personal Aide John McEntee
    - Secretary of State Rex Tillerson
    - Attorney John Dowd
    - National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster

    https://twitter.com/danmericaCNN/sta...54664498311169
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    The rate is fine, if only wouldn't replace them.

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    If I recall correctly, the narrative for many months around here and elsewhere in the Trumpverse has been that McMaster has been the warmonger-behind-the-throne and Trump would soon be rid of him (nevermind why he hired him in the first place...) and we'd be out of the Mid-East faster than you can say MAGA. Well, now I guess Bolton will fill the Rasputin role and we'll be assured that the next appointment will be Ron Paul (or the next, or the next...). Anyway, don't worry about it; we have elections coming up, against the evil, warmongering Dems, and we must stay the course.

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    I'm very impressed with all the swamp draining going on lately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GunnyFreedom View Post
    smdh
    x2
    Theye have refused their Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

    Theye have erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

    Theye kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies

    Theye have combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution,

    For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

    For cutting off our Trade with parts of the world:

    For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

    For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:

    Theye plundered and destroyed the lives of our people.

    Theye are at this time transporting Armies of Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy of a civilized nation.

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    I wonder what the dannno spin will be on this one. "Trump has to pick someone that neocons will approve of in order to get them to swallow his anti-war policy."
    Authoritarianism and neoconservatism cannot be made great again.
    Trump was an enemy of Ron Paul, before he was an enemy of Rand Paul, before he was an enemy of the Freedom Caucus.
    One thing that he has remained consistent in is his hate of liberty and those who promote it.



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    LMAO

    It’s been nice knowing you all.
    Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just and that his justice cannot sleep forever. Thomas Jefferson

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    Quote Originally Posted by r3volution 3.0 View Post
    If I recall correctly, the narrative for many months around here and elsewhere in the Trumpverse has been that McMaster has been the warmonger-behind-the-throne and Trump would soon be rid of him (nevermind why he hired him in the first place...) and we'd be out of the Mid-East faster than you can say MAGA. Well, now I guess Bolton will fill the Rasputin role and we'll be assured that the next appointment will be Ron Paul (or the next, or the next...). Anyway, don't worry about it; we have elections coming up, against the evil, warmongering Dems, and we must stay the course.
    Leaves Kelly as the only "grown-up" left. Is he next?

    https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/22/hr-m...g-sources.html

    Along with Cohn and Tillerson, McMaster was considered a more moderate voice in the White House who restrained the president's impulses. Bolton, 69, has not only taken a hawkish stance on North Korea but also advocated for scrapping the Iran nuclear deal.

    McMaster will become the second national security advisor to leave the job since Trump took office last year. He had the task of advising a president who often tweets unfiltered thoughts about delicate national security situations such as North Korea's weapons program and the Iran nuclear deal.
    Was this the straw which broke the camel's (McMaster's) back?

    McMaster drew Trump's ire last month by saying the evidence that Russia meddled in the 2016 U.S. election is "incontrovertible," following more than a dozen indictments from special counsel Robert Mueller's office. Trump lashed out at McMaster in a late-night Twitter post last month.
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    https://splinternews.com/trump-decid...ter-1823834551

    Trump Decides to Fire John Kelly Later

    As the bloodletting at the White House continues, a brief moment of mercy: President Donald Trump and his chief of staff, John Kelly, have agreed to a “truce,” the Wall Street Journal reports.

    Rumors abounded that Kelly would be swept up in the mass purge of the already hobbled Trump administration—just this week saw Secretary of State Rex Tillerson being felled by tweet, with word that National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster is not long for the White House either.

    And reports have been swirling that more members of Trump’s Cabinet—including VA Secretary David Shulkin, HUD Secretary Ben Carson, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions—should not get too comfortable in the jobs they are terrible at doing.

    But it would appear Kelly has managed to secure an extended stay at chez Trump. From the Journal:

    But on Thursday, Messrs. Trump and Kelly had a productive meeting that left both men reassured. Mr. Trump told advisers afterward that Mr. Kelly was “100% safe.” Mr. Kelly told his associates that, at least for the moment, he and the president had patched things up. “I’m in,” Mr. Kelly told staff.
    He’s in! Or, he’s in? Because the sources who blabbed to the Journal also made sure to appropriately hedge their bets:

    The back-and-forth between Mr. Trump and the chief of staff suggested that the easing of tensions may be more of a temporary detente than a ironclad peace agreement. The president and Mr. Kelly are well known around the White House for engaging in tense arguments, and Mr. Trump has made repeated public comments that manage to both underscore his satisfaction with Mr. Kelly, while also raising doubts about how long the two will continue to work together.
    Sources close to the president told the Associated Press this week that as Trump enjoyed his daily ritual of watching cable new, feeding on the chaos he’s created, he laughed and said: “Who’s next?”
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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    Contact: Trita Parsi
    Phone: 202-386-2303
    Email: tparsi@niacouncil.org
    With Bolton Pick, Trump is Assembling an Iran War Cabinet

    Washington, DC - Trita Parsi, President of the National Iranian American Council, issued the following statement regarding the appointment of John Bolton as National Security Advisor:
    “Donald Trump may have just effectively declared war on Iran. With the appointment of John Bolton, and nomination of Mike Pompeo at State, Trump is clearly putting together a war cabinet. As the world awaits Trump’s May 12 decision as to whether he will abandon the Iran nuclear deal, all of the signs now point to a decision to move to war footing.
    “Bolton is an unhinged advocate for waging World War III. He has explicitly called for bombing Iran for the past ten years and has suggested the U.S. engage in nuclear first strikes in North Korea. Bolton’s first order of business will be to convince Trump to exit the Iran nuclear deal and lay the groundwork for the war he has urged over the past decade. Additionally, he has has called for ending all visas for Iranians, shipping bunker busting weapons to Israel, and supporting the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK) terrorist organization and other separatist groups inside of Iran. The Iranian-American community and our pro-peace, pro-human rights allies will organize to stop Bolton’s plans from becoming a reality.
    “Congress must do everything in its power to convince Trump to reconsider this decision and exert maximal pressure to constrain Bolton’s ability to impose irreparable harm to the U.S. and global security. To begin with, the Senate must block Mike Pompeo from becoming Secretary of State.
    "Bolton now represents the greatest threat to the United States. This is a dangerous time for our country and a slap in the face even to Trump’s supporters who thought he would break from waging disastrous foreign wars and military occupations.“Bolton was a key player in the march to the disastrous war in Iraq that Trump has criticized as a major foreign policy blunder. He famously demonstrated that he was a ‘kiss-up, kick-down sorta guy’ who dismissed intelligence on Iraq’s WMD program that didn’t fit his predetermined policy preference. The fact that one of Trump’s key advisers is likely to stroke the President’s ego while blocking key intelligence or intimidating any objective analysts that might be underneath him is of deep concern. Of further concern, Bolton fails to acknowledge that the Iraq war was a mistake and only regrets that the Bush administration didn’t overthrow more countries while it was in office.
    “Bolton’s ties to the cultish MEK should also immediately disqualify him. Bolton routinely meets with and accepts payments from the group - which has murdered Iranians and American service members alike and is deeply unpopular among ordinary Iranians. Yet, Bolton sees this illegitimate group that commits human rights abuses against its own members as a ‘viable opposition’ that he wants to use to overthrow the Iranian government. Bolton promised an MEK crowd last July, before 2019, we here will celebrate in Tehran!’”

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    You guys can laugh now , secretly though most of you will have to vote trump next time . Dems will nominate Stalin /Mao / Gore /Kerry /Obama /Biden /Clinton . Pubs nominate trump and libertarians probably get a washed up Dem congressman or something out of the dumpster.

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    i would not let bolton wash my car , next trump will have wolfowitz and perle advising him .

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    You've got it twisted zipper. The firing is good, the replacements are bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raginfridus View Post
    You've got it twisted zipper. The firing is good, the replacements are bad.
    Not if they make things even worse.
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    I wonder what Alex Jones will say on this.

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    Firing his entire cabinet would be nice, but he replaces them with horrible people, instead of leaving them vacant. He doesn't need John the Bomber Bolton's advice, if he gets it free on FAUX.

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    http://www.theamericanconservative.c...cmaster-trump/

    Quote Originally Posted by The Untold Story of John Bolton’s Campaign for War With Iran
    Bolton is no ordinary neoconservative hawk. He has been obsessed for many years with going to war against the Islamic Republic, calling repeatedly for bombing Iran in his regular appearances on Fox News, without the slightest indication that he understands the consequences of such a policy. His is not merely a rhetorical stance: Bolton actively conspired during his tenure as the Bush administration’s policymaker on Iran from 2002 through 2004 to establish the political conditions necessary for the administration to carry out military action.

    More than anyone else inside or outside the Trump administration, Bolton has already influenced Trump to tear up the Iran nuclear deal. Bolton parlayed his connection with the primary financier behind both Benjamin Netanyahu and Donald Trump himself—the militantly Zionist casino magnate Sheldon Adelson—to get Trump’s ear last October, just as the president was preparing to announce his policy on the Iran nuclear agreement, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). He spoke with Trump by phone from Las Vegas after meeting with Adelson.

    It was Bolton who persuaded Trump to commit to specific language pledging to pull out of the JCPOA if Congress and America’s European allies did not go along with demands for major changes that were clearly calculated to ensure the deal would fall apart.

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    Despite the fact that Bolton was technically under the supervision of Secretary of State Colin Powell, his actual boss in devising and carrying out that strategy was Vice President Dick Cheney. Bolton was also the administration’s main point of contact with the Israeli government, and with Cheney’s backing, he was able to flout normal State Department rules by taking a series of trips to Israel in 2003 and 2004 without having the required clearance from the State Department’s Bureau for Near Eastern Affairs.

    Thus, at the very moment that Powell was saying administration policy was not to attack Iran, Bolton was working with the Israelis to lay the groundwork for just such a war. During a February 2003 visit, Bolton assured Israeli officials in private meetings that he had no doubt the United States would attack Iraq, and that after taking down Saddam, it would deal with Iran, too, as well as Syria.

    During multiple trips to Israel, Bolton had unannounced meetings, including with the head of Mossad, Meir Dagan, without the usual reporting cable to the secretary of state and other relevant offices. Judging from that report on an early Bolton visit, those meetings clearly dealt with a joint strategy on how to bring about political conditions for an eventual U.S. strike against Iran.

    Mossad played a very aggressive role in influencing world opinion on the Iranian nuclear program. In the summer of 2003, according to journalists Douglas Frantz and Catherine Collins in their book The Nuclear Jihadist, Meir Dagan created a new Mossad office tasked with briefing the world’s press on alleged Iranian efforts to achieve a nuclear weapons capability. The new unit’s responsibilities included circulating documents from inside Iran as well from outside, according to Frantz and Collins.

    Bolton’s role in a joint U.S.-Israeli strategy, as he outlines in his own 2007 memoir, was to ensure that the Iran nuclear issue would be moved out of the International Atomic Energy Agency and into the United Nations Security Council. He was determined to prevent IAEA director general Mohamed ElBaradei from reaching an agreement with Iran that would make it more difficult for the Bush administration to demonize Tehran as posing a nuclear weapons threat. Bolton began accusing Iran of having a covert nuclear weapons program in mid-2003, but encountered resistance not only from ElBaradei and non-aligned states, but from Britain, France, and Germany as well.

    Bolton’s strategy was based on the claim that Iran was hiding its military nuclear program from the IAEA, and in early 2004, he came up with a dramatic propaganda ploy: he sent a set of satellite images to the IAEA showing sites at the Iranian military reservation at Parchin that he claimed were being used for tests to simulate nuclear weapons. Bolton demanded that the IAEA request access to inspect those sites and leaked his demand to the Associated Press in September 2004. In fact, the satellite images showed nothing more than bunkers and buildings for conventional explosives testing.
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    That's all well and good, but the Iran treaty - not just some "deal" - was a multilateral treaty...

    Unfortunately, with Europe occupied by invaders and nationalist movements, maintaining the treaty has fallen to the wayside. At least, there is NO mention in US news of the (G8?) Europeans who signed the treaty with us. As long as they are divided, the neocons are strong in the middle east - which inevitably means MORE refugees are on their way, as USG destroy more civilization.
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    Paging @dannno

    Last edited by CaptUSA; 03-22-2018 at 06:10 PM.
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