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The sudden and bitter departure of John Bolton from the White House was baked in the cake from the day he arrived there.

For Bolton’s worldview, formed and fixed in a Cold War that ended in 1991, was irreconcilable with the policies Donald Trump promised in his 2016 campaign. Indeed, Trump was elected because he offered a foreign policy that represented a repudiation of what John Bolton had advocated since the end of the Cold War.

Trump wanted to call off Cold War II with Russia, to engage with Vladimir Putin, and to extricate us from the Middle East wars into which Bolton and the neocons did so much to plunge the United States.

Where Trump demanded that NATO nations and allies like South Korea and Japan start paying the cost of their own defense, Bolton is an empire man who relishes the global role and responsibilities of America as the last superpower and custodian of the New World Order.

Trump saw in the hermit kingdom of North Korea an opportunity to end its isolation and bring Kim Jong Un into talks to persuade him to give up his nuclear weapons, in return for a full readmission and welcome into the world that Pyongyang turned its back on after World War II.

In Trump’s passive acceptance of Kim’s resumption of short-range missile tests last August, Bolton surely saw signs of appeasement.

To Bolton, Trump’s trashing of Barack Obama’s Iran nuclear deal was the first step toward a confrontation and clash to smash the Tehran regime. To Trump, it was a first step to a Trump-negotiated better bargain with Iran.

Bolton’s hawkish stance of confrontation, and conflict if necessary to impose our will, from the Eastern Baltic, to Ukraine and the Black Sea, to the Middle East, Persian Gulf, Afghanistan, the Korean Peninsula, today finds almost no broad support among the American electorate.

It is only among foreign policy elites in Beltway think tanks, the generals who ran the national security state, liberal interventionists in the media and the hierarchy of the GOP that we find echoes of Bolton.

The rest of the country has moved on. They want an end to the endless wars and to put America first again.

In the Democratic debates, climate change — the melting ice caps of the Arctic and Greenland — represents the real “existential threat.”

Only Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has made foreign policy her focus. But she is the antithesis of Bolton, an anti-interventionist who wants to end the wars and bring the troops home.

Yet, after Bolton’s departure, Trump’s problem is this: What he promised in 2016 he has been unable to deliver.

Rather than summits with Putin, the U.S. and NATO under Trump have sent additional forces to the eastern Baltic. We have let the U.S.-Russian strategic arms agreements lapse. We have sent lethal military aid to Ukraine to fight pro-Russian rebels in the Donbass.

Bibi Netanyahu, not Trump, holds the meetings with the Russian president, is in Moscow again this week, and has plastered a huge poster of himself and Putin at his Likud Party’s headquarters in Tel Aviv.

We blacklist Putin, while Bibi relies on Vlad to help bring home the Russian-Jewish vote in Israel’s election next week.

ORDER IT NOW

We still have troops in Syria and Iraq and are closer to war with Iran than the day Trump took office. Such a war would become the defining event of Trump’s presidency and leave this country tied down in virtual perpetuity in the Middle East.

Trump’s hopes for a negotiated withdrawal of all U.S. forces from Afghanistan by the end of his first term has been dealt a crippling blow with the cancellation of his Camp David summit with the Taliban.

Indeed, ex-Defense Secretary James Mattis threw cold water this week on the very idea of bringing our troops home. We must keep “boots on the ground” in Afghanistan, said Mattis, we cannot leave the Afghan forces alone to fight the terrorists and hold the country together:

“We’re going to have to stick with those countries that are not yet ready to do it on their own and keep … enough boots on the ground not to … turn the ground back over to the very enemy that attacked us before.”

What Mattis is saying is that Trump’s goal of extracting us from the “forever war” entails too great a risk, and U.S. troops in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan will have to soldier on, indefinitely.

North Korea continues to test missiles that may not be able to hit the U.S. homeland, but they could hit U.S. troops and bases in South Korea and Japan.

If, by 2020, Kim Jong Un still refuses to give up his nuclear weapons, Iran is back to enriching uranium, the Taliban atrocities continue unabated, and U.S. troops remain in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan in the same numbers they are today, what does Trump do? What does Trump say?

Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of “Nixon’s White House Wars: The Battles That Made and Broke a President and Divided America Forever.”

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  1. Blankaerd says:

    All I can say is, it’s better to not have Bolton than to have Bolton.

  2. anonymous[340] • Disclaimer says:

    And who came first? An otherwise uninformed reader of this column would be left with the impression that Mr. Bolton was a holdover White House tenant that poor President Trump was unable to evict for 32 months.

    More desiccated Beltway baloney to convince gullible Americans to vote Team Red in the next Most Important Election Ever.

    • Replies: @WJ
  3. Denmark just offered to buy the USA from Israel.

    • Replies: @Anon
  4. Realist says:

    For Bolton’s worldview, formed and fixed in a Cold War that ended in 1991, was irreconcilable with the policies Donald Trump promised in his 2016 campaign.

    Then why did Trump hire him in the first place…or Pompeo or any of the other dumbasses?
    There are two possibilities; either his is the dumbest son of a bitch that ever lived or there is deviousness afoot…deceit…a charade. I pick the latter while he is stupid he is not as stupid as he thinks the American people are.

    • Agree: bluedog
    • Replies: @Kestrel
    , @Old jane
  5. anon[110] • Disclaimer says:

    What is the top issue facing America today? May 2019 answers: 36% Health Care, 26% Economy, 15% Immigration, 11% Education, 11% Environment, and only 3% Foreign Policy. 3%. Why is Pat banging on as if concern about foreign policy is even double digit, when a 3 hour emergency room visit, because the doctor was out-of-network, can bankrupt your family?

    In the Republican debates, climate change represents a retry of the Scope Monkey Trial, Science vs. Creationism, or rather the new euphemism for biblical creationism—“intelligent design”—a design which includes magically delicious “infinite power” for infinite appetites, as admitted in the following:

    An Evangelical Declaration on Global Warming: “We believe Earth and its ecosystems—created by God’s intelligent design and infinite power and sustained by His faithful providence—are robust, resilient, self-regulating, and self-correcting, admirably suited for human flourishing, and displaying His glory. Earth’s climate system is no exception.”

    Tada! And all you have to do is accept Jesus as your personal oil driller, who forgives you from all responsibility and suspends all consequences of evaporating earth’s vast coal beds and oil fields into a thin atmosphere. Science-denial is the modern form of Indulgence.

    • Replies: @Diversity Heretic
  6. BuelahMan says:

    I want tyo make sure I understand… Trump was too stupid to know what Bolton was actually about.

    Great.

  7. Miro23 says:

    It was Trump that brought Bolton into the White House, and was previously joining in with the anti-Iran rhetoric.

    There seems to have been a sudden change of direction (accompanied by Bolton’s firing), with Trump now talking about engaging with Iran, and Macron/Trump simultaneously doing a 180º turn on Putin (previously Adolf Hitler II) and suggesting in a friendly way that Russia join G7 to make G8.

    Presumably, the Likudniks and Neo-cons still want their Iran war, so there must be some very powerful force out there to neutralize them.

    The only thing that comes to mind, relates to Treasury Secretary Mnuchin’s support for the new policy. In US Zioworld, finance usually takes precedence. They may have concluded that regime change in Russia and Iran wasn’t going to work, so the only way to realistically control oil pricing/dollar was to make friends again with Russia/Iran.

    This would have the added benefit of separating Russia from China, and separating Iran from its main oil export customer (China). If it works out, then the Empire can concentrate better on targeting China.

    There hasn’t been any decline in anti-China actions and rhetoric.

    • Agree: Rev. Spooner
    • Replies: @JasonT
  8. TGD says:

    Why did the Trumpster hire Bolton in the first place? As I understand, it was none other than GOP money bags Sheldon Adelson who made the suggestion. And why didn’t Pat disclose that?

  9. anon[110] • Disclaimer says:

    William Happer, a Bolton ally on the National Security Counsel, who said that “The demonization of carbon dioxide is just like the demonization of the poor Jews under Hitler,” has also resigned his post this week.

    Who now will prevent Anuddah Shoah? Will the Trump Regime return to its Holocaust roots? “We support your effort to ensure meaningful and effective to control climate change, an immediate challenge facing the United States and the world today.” /s/ Donald J. Trump, Dec. 6, 2009

  10. @Blankaerd

    True. But most of his potential replacements are just about as bad. If only Trump would have the courage to go out on a limb and pick Tucker Carlson’s favorite, Col. Douglas McGregor.

  11. Over on the Z-man blog, he’s been talking about the impossibility of reforming Washington. Bolton’s hiring, and even his firing and probable replacement by a near-clone neocon indicates how hopeless the situation generally is.

  12. @anon

    Foreign policy may not poll as a top issue, but the colossal costs for the military to implement the belligerent foreign policy of the last 30-40 years divert money from other needs. Moreover, foreign policy could result in a catastrophic war, whether by accident or design. And if that war involves Russia, the chance that it could escalate to a nuclear exchange involving the American homeland is not negligible.

    Like many of the other commentators on this thread, I’m glad Trump fired Bolton, but wonder what possessed him to hire John Bolton in the first place. It wasn’t like his bellicosity was a closely-guarded state secret.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  13. Trump wanted to trash the Iran deal all along. He said so in the campaign. He would have torn it up whether or not Bolton was his NSA. For Trump, it was all about not giving Obama credit for any thing he ever did in office.. If Trump’s name was on it instead, he would have called it his crowning foreign policy achievement.

    Now he is grovelling with Iran to allow him to save face by renegotiating something just a little bit different. But Iran is not biting, insisting that the deadly sanctions be lifted first. And they are also rightly insisting that all other signatories to that agreement be seated at the table. Trump, thru his bullying and childish temper tantrums, has been hoisted by his own petard.

    If there is war with Iran, don’t blame it on Bolton or Bibi. It’s all on Trump’s shoulders. Thankfully, both of those imperialists (Bibi and Trump) may be getting cold feet. Perhaps, fingers crossed, getting rid of Bolton is the first step in a return to sanity. We shall see.

    • Replies: @RVBlake
  14. WJ says:
    @anonymous

    HRC and Tim Kaine promised us a Syria No Fly Zone and an almost certain enhanced military force on the ground there. That would have been preferable to the relatively low key efforts in the ME that Trump has put out?

    • Replies: @anonymous
  15. Odd that so many want to praise Trump for firing Bolton, when Trump hired the idiot in the first place.

    Pompeo is no better.

  16. KenH says:

    Yet, after Bolton’s departure, Trump’s problem is this: What he promised in 2016 he has been unable to deliver.

    And yet most of the fault lies with Trump himself. There was never anything stopping him from firing the assorted cast of Dr. Strangelove deep staters that surround him but he lacked the courage to do so. Almost everyone inside the beltway is contaminated by the (((neocon))) virus to some degree so the next Nat Sec Advisor will probably not be Ron Paul or Pat Buchanan but a Bolton light. A Bolton minus the funny mustache.

    No doubt the Israel lobby will have a hand in the selection of the next candidate and those who are insufficiently philo-Semitic and pro-Izzy won’t be considered.

  17. RVBlake says:
    @follyofwar

    It would be nice to see Pompeo waddling over the horizon, as well.

    • Agree: Colin Wright
  18. Rurik says:

    … atrocities continue unabated, and U.S. troops remain in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan in the same numbers they are today, what does Trump do? What does Trump say?

    That’s simple enough.

    Print our own money.

    No more going hat in hand to Rothschild, and mortgaging America’s children into usury debt slavery.

    That would be an excellent start.

    Once the federal government is independent of the ((globalist banksters)), we can return America back to sanity. End all the zio-wars. Make trade and mutual prosperity with Russia and Europe and Asia our newfound enterprise.

    The world doesn’t have to be perpetually engaged in hatred and strife and Eternal Wars for Israel.

    Humans are not naturally inclined to butcher each other. The hatred and misery that’s being imposed on the planet is coming from the power that ((global banksters)) wield by holding nations hostage to their illusion of debt.

    What possible reason on this planet is there for young American men to be killing and dying in Afghanistan, unless it’s to appease the fiends who demand Eternal Wars?

    Afghanistan did not perpetrate 9/11. Zionist Jews (and their Shabbos lackeys) perpetrated that crime. Duh.

    If we’re at war, it is against Larry Silverstein and Dov Zakheim and Dick Cheney. Not some goat herders in some stone age village thousands of miles away.

    End the Fed!

    Restore American sovereignty.

    • Agree: Robert Dolan, follyofwar
    • Replies: @anon
  19. anon[570] • Disclaimer says:
    @Rurik

    Trump has already threatened to not pay the debt back in full.

    During a CNBC interview in May 2016, Trump said that if the economy turned south, he would try to get creditors to accept partial payment on U.S. debt. “I would borrow, knowing that if the economy crashed, you could make a deal,” he said then.
    https://www.cnbc.com/2019/09/11/trump-says-fed-boneheads-should-cut-interest-rates-to-zero-or-less-us-should-refinance-debt.html

    I think it was J. Paul Getty who said, “If you owe the bank $100 that’s your problem. If you owe the bank $100 million, that’s the bank’s problem.” 🙂

    • Replies: @Lol
    , @Rurik
  20. BRING THE TROOPS HOME NOW!!!!

    • Replies: @anonymous
  21. John Bolton is a FILTHY FUCKING SUBHUMAN COCKROACH…..

  22. anonymous[340] • Disclaimer says:
    @WJ

    What makes you think that they weren’t lying, too?

    Your wishful participation only helps to prop up a ruling class that couldn’t care less about the American people. If you’re going to go through the motions, please at least take more than your Red & Blue crayons and register some dissent — or would that be “wasting” your precious vote?

    • Troll: Ozymandias
    • Replies: @bluedog
  23. Boltdolt is out of the way,
    But neocons are firmly in control.
    Foreign lobbies seize the day,
    Bought ‘Murika with our own cucked bankroll.

  24. Paul says:

    Donald Trump’s choice of fellow draft dodger and war monger John Bolton confirmed in the minds of many of Trump’s critics that he was in over his inexperienced head. However, past mistakes can sometimes be ameliorated.

    • Replies: @Authenticjazzman
  25. anon[117] • Disclaimer says:

    Many lessons for many

    1 Dont use excuses lies and subterfuges .Never combine that with arrogance and dereliction of duties.

    If all along US admitted the truth that Taliban were not able or responsible to engineer 911 ,we wouldn’t have this disgusting charade showcased by pathetic NYT CNN FOX MSNBC expressing group shock a at possible Camp David Meeting .Lies are built on lies and to wrap the lies . US still could have invaded to “clear Al Quaida” and could have kept the channel officially open to Taliban .

    2 Dont repeat the mistakes . We are by calling and labeling Iran and Syria as “beyond the pale ” ,by banishing them from the “civilized world” ,by calling them rogue state . Meeting them later becomes impossible because by the time we are done with labeling someone in most vulgar terms ever possible , we will find a new industry has already developed by someone or group to cash in on that fear mindset and polices. That industry will strike back. Today Mattis Bolton Netahuu, Rubio ,Graham India , Saudi Arab , Pentagon , Boeing and innumerable talk show hosts and carpetbaggers from Iran Afghanistan or Russia or Venezuela constitute that industry .

    3 Don’t play with the fools. Someone smarter and unethical than you will play the game better. Look at the evangelical moron gallery of stupidity – the new door mat of Israel. They think that sacrificing US interests are fair game for the divine fruit of redemption.
    4 Once a nonsense becomes normal, other will use it. US politicians have no problem in saying that they will sacrifice everything for Israel . Then opining opposite becomes thought crime or the reasons to be banished .

    5 System then starts only allowing those who embrace the views of these evangelic and of these politicians and helped all the way to the pinnacle of career by media. look at the tear shedding by media over Bolton and obsession with highlighting the anti-withdrawal crowd . No one will find a different voice in the land of the diversity . Long ago Kristol got away with ” we got rid of Arabist in the State dept ” . That should have opened the eyes and the minds of the media and the experts. They should have undone the radcal’s achievement .

    6 Similar mistakes have been made in foreign trades, immigration, in education, in infrastructure by allowing Wall Street Journal or FOX or CNN to have say in these matters.

    • Replies: @MarkinLA
  26. MarkinLA says:
    @anon

    If all along US admitted the truth that Taliban were not able or responsible to engineer 911

    Afghanistan was not attacked because the Taliban was suipposedly responsible for 9-11. It was because the Taliban gave sanctuary to Al Qaeda who was assumed responsible for it.

    • Replies: @anon
    , @TimeTraveller
  27. anon[112] • Disclaimer says:
    @MarkinLA

    That’s wrong position. It has been fed by war eager criminals . America protects a lot of dissidents who hurt other countries ( there own countries ) – Iran , Venezuela, , Iraq , Libya . Has been doing it before 911 .

    Taliban offered US a reasonable way out of war .

    Bush told and war eager swallowed the audacity ” We don’t have to show any proof . We know they have done it “

  28. anastasia says:

    The question is not what it means that Bolton left; but what it meant that he was appointed. Did Trump not know that his views were diametrically opposed to everything he said during his campaign.

    And what about all those other swamp creatures appointed by Trump?

    Something wrong here.

  29. anastasia says:

    Trump pulled out of the Iran deal when the only side that had to perform on the contract was Iran.
    We already paid the money, something that Trump had to know he would never get back. Something wrong here.

    • Replies: @Ozymandias
  30. The demise of John Bolton suggests President Trump is not so black and white on issues of war and peace, and does seem to be striving to avoid disastrous conflicts. But the fundamentals still point us in the direction of another world war: that will require the continuum of skill and insightfulness if it is to be avoided.
    https://www.ghostsofhistory.wordpress.com/

    • Replies: @follyofwar
  31. JasonT says:
    @Miro23

    The AngloZionist financial controllers see the writing on the wall with the emergence of a new financial system led by China, which the AngloZionists do not control. They want control and the only way forward for that goal is to break Russia and China apart or weasel their way into the new system. To do either, rapprochement with Russia is the step that needs to be taken.

    • Agree: Miro23
    • Replies: @Miro23
  32. anonymous[406] • Disclaimer says:
    @War for Blair Mountain

    SEND THOSE TROOPS TO HELL NOW!!!!

    All in the name of justice, of course. 🙂

  33. Talha says:
    @Blankaerd

    Peace.

  34. @Paul

    Okay let’s get this straight : For leftists such as yourself draft-dodgers such as BC were nothing short of heros, but when they are Republican draft-dogers they are then transformed into : traitors.
    You leftist hypocrites never fail to amaze with your twisting things around to suit your lunatic double-standard agenda.

    Authenticjazzman “Mensa” qualified since 1973, airborne trained US army vet, and pro jazz musician.

  35. Anon[228] • Disclaimer says:
    @Pat Kittle

    I am almost ready to support Denmark’s efforts.

  36. Miro23 says:
    @JasonT

    The AngloZionist financial controllers see the writing on the wall with the emergence of a new financial system led by China, which the AngloZionists do not control. They want control and the only way forward for that goal is to break Russia and China apart or weasel their way into the new system. To do either, rapprochement with Russia is the step that needs to be taken.

    I agree 100% with this. Everything hangs on the Dollar reserve/oil link and if it means that they have to make friends with Russia and Iran (after failing to regime-change them), then they’ll do it.

    A weak Dollar means that Israel, the MIC, Wall St and global corporate importers get short changed or even go out of business.

  37. Lol says:
    @anon

    Except you’re too stupid to realize a partial default means the entire American financial system goes bankrupt due to derivative contracts and that the US dollar ceases being more relevant than the Canadian dollar as a currency. Which might not be an issue if the entire American economy wasn’t just idiots blowing borrowed money on imported products they can’t afford, but since this is a case, enjoy your pet minorities burn down your own cities. Lol

    • Replies: @Rurik
  38. bluedog says:
    @anonymous

    Of course it would for if they did that they would’nt have anything to whine,bitch,moan or blame someone else about,they will always vote the party line, and then claim they voted for the lessor of the TWO evils,but with their limited mentality they must vote, for if they didn’t it would be unpatriotic.!!

  39. anon[401] • Disclaimer says:

    FDIC insures about 200,000 dollars kept in bank. But will it insure if money kept in different banks each consisting of 200,000 dollars? I think FDIC should but I doubt .

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  40. Kestrel says:
    @Realist

    President Trump told us, in the 2016 primaries and subsequent election campaign, that his first mission was to return jobs to the USA — including manufacturing, to fill some of thoses 70,000 factories that were outsourced by Wall Street over the previous 30 years. To that end he carefully chose Menuchin for Treasury, Ross for Commerce and Lighthizer as trade negotiator. Despite President Obama’s jibe that acquiring such jobs was a matter of a magic wand, these harworking / brilliant three have returned over 6 million jobs to the USA, about 10-15% of which are in manufacturing.

    As for the State Department, CIA, Pentagon and such, President Trump “settled” for individuals acceptable to the Deep State, i.e. Senate confirmation. Politics is often a matter of what is possible — rather than ideal — and President Trump has been recycling such Deep State individuals at regular intervals.

    • Replies: @bluedog
  41. Talha says:

    Day, bro – the Houthis just hit some serious Saudi oil assets with some drones. Hopefully this will get Saudi to back the hell off of Yemen (about time too).

    Hopefully this is not used as an excuse to attack Iran.

    Peace.

  42. ‘Indeed, ex-Defense Secretary James Mattis threw cold water this week on the very idea of bringing our troops home. We must keep “boots on the ground” in Afghanistan, said Mattis, we cannot leave the Afghan forces alone to fight the terrorists and hold the country together…’

    It amazes me that people understand so little about Afghanistan and history that they can seriously advocate such nonsense. It’s simply a formula for keeping our troops in Afghanistan forever.

  43. @anon

    ‘But will it insure if money kept in different banks each consisting of 200,000 dollars? I think FDIC should but I doubt .’

    It does ensure multiple accounts in different banks. I once had the happy problem of having to bank a million-odd dollars while keeping them all insured, so I looked into it. The limit, by the way, is $250,000, not $200,000.

  44. @Diversity Heretic

    ‘Foreign policy may not poll as a top issue, but the colossal costs for the military to implement the belligerent foreign policy of the last 30-40 years divert money from other needs…’

    Those policies also cause wars. And wars kill people. And unnecessarily killing people is bad. Therefore, unnecessarily causing wars is bad.

  45. @peter mcloughlin

    I’ve learned not to get my hopes up on these thing. For example, the late Justin Raimondo @antiwar.com was positively ecstatic over Obama’s appointment of Iraq war critic Sen. Chuck Hagel to be his SecDef. Result: nothing changed.

    This time around they are saying that Col. Douglas McGregor is being seriously considered by Trump to replace Bolton. If you’ve seen him on Tucker Carlson, he wants to bring the troops home, let the Koreans solve their problems without US interference, hands off Iran, quit sanctioning everyone, and put thousands of troops on our souther border. Also he doesn’t seem to be in Israel’s pocket. Exactly what this country needs. But, again, I’m not getting my hopes up.

  46. bluedog says:
    @Kestrel

    Can you furnish some links as to all of those jobs returned to America and as to where those new plants have been built and what they are producing.As a rule the lay-off list will list those plants,jobs and location but the only thing showing on it is the huge up-swing in lay offs and closures,and lets not even get into the evils of the so called deep state (the billionaire club) for Trump will do as the deep pockets tell him to do,which is to only to benefit them..!!

  47. @anastasia

    “Trump pulled out of the Iran deal when the only side that had to perform on the contract was Iran.”

    Guess you haven’t heard about the sanctions…

  48. On the article. Mr. B. apparently believes in the sacred came of scrabble(scramble, sham, shamble, elections, the public eyed part of the game, the part of the whale out of the water) himself. Trump who?, Bolton what? As if actors run Hollywood. Analog as to junkies discussing the quality of heroin, as to what public acting and for peruse communications teach, pardon preach. Case of unz.com stuck in a loop.

    If rectal extraction, basing judgement on public theatrical acting of Washington is the game, anybody can do as well as B. Raw sources mr. B., an anonymous insider or two, for the right reasons, a middle man as what Wikileaks was. Otherwise no journalism of meaning. You, or Saker, it does not matter, as long as it sells, as indicative as reading the time on the shadow of a spar a day of rain. Junk journalism.

  49. @MarkinLA

    The Taliban wouldn’t turn him over because the US refused to show evidence that UBL had anything to do with 9/11. It still hasn’t shown the American people any evidence, either.

  50. Old jane says:
    @Realist

    He kept him around to keep him on the reservation/ rein in his public rhetoric.

    • Replies: @Realist
  51. KenH says:

    Charles Kupperman, a hawkish Jew, will be replacing Bolton, so it looks like we’re going from bad to equally bad or even worse.

  52. Realist says:
    @Old jane

    He kept him around to keep him on the reservation/ rein in his public rhetoric.

    That’s silly. Why would that matter? Trump is a Deep State sycophant…his goals are the same as those that control the country.

  53. @Blankaerd

    the guy who is replacing Bolton is worse than Bolton

  54. Rurik says:
    @anon

    “If you owe the bank $100 that’s your problem. If you owe the bank $100 million, that’s the bank’s problem.”

    Here’s a guy with a clue

    But continue it will, until the whole rotten edifice of corruption comes crashing down.

    Too bad it won’t be the banksters and politicians that will suffer, but the little people, as always.

  55. Rurik says:
    @Lol

    Except you’re too stupid to realize a partial default means the entire American financial system goes bankrupt due to derivative contracts and that the US dollar ceases being more relevant than the Canadian dollar as a currency

    Who’s too stupid?

    what you describe is exactly what has to happen.

    As long as the ((scumfucks)) can print their Fecal Reserve Notes, the world will be at wars (to benefit Israel)

    The good news is that it’s not sustainable, and one day the rot will metastasize, and the host (American people) will no longer support the ((parasite)).

    enjoy your pet minorities burn down your own cities.

    Aren’t we full of snide.

    Yes, when the dollar dies its overdue ignoble death, the American economy will crumple, and with it turmoil and strife will engulf the nation and beyond.

    People will suffer. And some will take pleasure in watching the little people burn, as the criminal elites fly their jets and sail their yachts to far off shores.

  56. “Trump wanted to call off Cold War II with Russia, to engage with Vladimir Putin, and to extricate us from the Middle East wars into which Bolton and the neocons did so much to plunge the United States.”

    LOL! Seriously? So that’s why orange clown announced the appointment of Russophobe Nikki Haley before he was even inaugurated? And that’s why his first act of “diplomacy” was to demand that Russia give back Crimea, something he knew that Russia could not do? And that’s why he pulled out of the INF treaty and refuses to negotiate with Russia over the issue of intermediate range missiles, and that’s why he refuses to extend the “New START” treaty, etc.? What a laughably absurd propaganda piece this is.

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