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Copies of John Bolton's book 'The Room Where It Happened' are pictured on display at a Barnes and Noble bookstore in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., June 23, 2020. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri - RC24FH9EPVTE

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John Bolton’s new memoir “The Room Where It Happened,” which came out two days ago in spite of White House attempts to block it, is the standard kiss and tell that senior American politicians and officials tend to write to make money for their retirement. There should be no question but that Bolton has done his best to cast the president in as bad a light as possible, which is easily done considering that communicating by twitter and through insults leaves a lot of room for second guessing about motive and intentions.

As required by law, Bolton’s book was reviewed for classified information starting in December, and when the process was finished it was started all over again, making clear that the tit for tat over the contents was essentially political and unrelated to national security. Having failed to stop the publication, the Trump Justice Department will now move to take away Bolton’s earnings from the book, a tactic that originated back in the 1970s with CIA whistleblower Frank Snepp’s “Decent Interval.” Critics of the security review process have noted that when a book says nice things about the government it is rarely interfered with no matter what classified information it might reveal, while a work that is unfriendly can expect to be hammered and delayed by the state secrets bureaucracy.

Why Donald Trump hired leading neoconservative John Bolton in the first place remains somewhat of a mystery, but the most plausible theory is that the number one GOP donor Sheldon Adelson demanded it. Adelson regards Bolton as something of a protégé and was particularly taken by Bolton’s enthusiasm for attacking Iran, something that the Las Vegas casino magnate and the Israeli government of Benjamin Netanyahu both passionately desired.

After months of an apparently difficult tenure as National Security Advisor, John Bolton was finally fired from the White House on September 10, 2019, but the post mortem on why it took so long to remove him continued for some time afterwards, with the punditry and media trying to understand exactly what happened and why. Perhaps the most complete explanation for what occurred came from President Donald Trump himself shortly after the fact. He said, in some impromptu comments, that his national security advisor had “…made some very big mistakes when he talked about the Libyan model for Kim Jong Un. That was not a good statement to make. You just take a look at what happened with Gadhafi. That was not a good statement to make. And it set us back.”

Incredible as it may seem, Trump had a point in that Bolton was clearly suggesting that North Korea get rid of its nuclear weapons in exchange for economic benefits, but it was the wrong example to pick as Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi gave up his weapons and was then ousted and brutally killed in a rebel uprising that was supported by Washington. The Bolton analogy, which may have been deliberate attempt to sabotage any rapprochement, made impossible any agreement between Kim and Trump as Kim received the message loud and clear that he might suffer the same fate.

Subsequently, Bolton might have been behind media leaks that scuttled Trump’s plan to meet with Taliban representatives and that also, acting on behalf of Israel, undercut a presidential suggestion that he might meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Trump summed up his disagreements with Bolton by saying that the National Security Advisor “wasn’t getting along” with other administration officials, adding that “Frankly he wanted to do things — not necessarily tougher than me. John’s known as a tough guy. He’s so tough he got us into Iraq. That’s tough. But he’s somebody that I actually had a very good relationship with, but he wasn’t getting along with people in the administration who I consider very important. And you know John wasn’t in line with what we were doing. And actually in some cases he thought it was too tough, what we were doing. Mr. Tough Guy.”

Trump’s final comment on Bolton was that “I’m sure he’ll do whatever he can do to spin it his way,” a throw-away line that pretty much predicted the writing of the book. Bolton has many supporters among hardliners in the GOP and the media as well as among democracy promoting progressive Trump haters and it will be interesting to see what damage can be inflicted on the president’s reelection campaign.

Pre-publication reviews have focused on the takeaways from the book. The most damaging claim appears to be that Donald Trump asked the Chinese government to buy more agricultural products from the U.S. to help American farmers, which the president described as a key constituency for his reelection. Bolton claims that Trump specifically asked Chinese President Xi Jinping to buy American soybeans and other farm commodities and, as a possible quid pro quo, Trump intervened to reduce some financial penalties imposed on the Chinese telecommunications company ZTE for evading sanctions on Iran and North Korea.

Also concerning China, Bolton asserts that the president encouraged Xi to continue building concentration camps for the Muslim Uighurs, a religious and ethnic minority largely concentrated in the country’s Xinjiang region. The context of the alleged comment is not clear, nor is it easy to imagine how the subject even came up, so the claim might be regarded as exaggerated or even apocryphal. Bolton was not even present when the alleged conversation took place and only learned of it second hand.

Other claims made by Bolton include that Trump didn’t know that Britain was a nuclear power and that Finland is not part of Russia. The book also describes in some detail how Trump spent most of his time in White House intelligence briefings presenting his own views instead of listening to what analysts from the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) offices had to say.

That Donald Trump was a poor student and is an intellectual lightweight has been noted by many observers. Combining that with his essential lack of curiosity about the world and its peoples means that he does not know much about foreigners and the places they live in. But it is both condescending and somewhat of a cheap trick by Bolton to pillory him for his ignorance.

The media’s vision of the most damaging charge, that Trump colluded with the Chinese, is, quite frankly ridiculous. Buying American agricultural products is in the interest of both farmers and the U.S. economy. Reducing penalties on a major Chinese company as a sweetener and to mitigate bilateral tensions is called diplomacy. Of course, anything a president does with a foreign country will potentially have an impact when reelection time rolls along, but it would be difficult to suggest that Trump did anything wrong.

The Bolton book has also been critiqued by some, including the New York Times, as the exposure of “a president who sees his office as an instrument to advance his own personal and political interests over those of the nation.” Bolton writes how “Throughout my West Wing tenure, Trump wanted to do what he wanted to do, based on what he knew and what he saw as his own best personal interests… I am hard-pressed to identify any significant Trump decision during my tenure that wasn’t driven by re-election calculations.”

Trump is, to be sure, a man who has subordinated the dignity of the office he holds to personal ambition, but he differs more in the pervasiveness of his actions than in the substance. Many other presidents have made many of the same calculations as Trump though they have been more restrained and careful about expressing them.

Finally, a number of editors who have read review copies of the book have observed how badly written and organized it is. If anyone is looking for a real indictment of Donald Trump and all his works, they will not find it in the Bolton book. Apart from the new information it provides, which seems little enough, it would appear to be a waste of $20 to possibly enrich an author who has been promoting and saying “more please” to America’s wars for the past 20 years.

Philip Giraldi, Ph.D. is Executive Director of the Council for the National Interest.

(Republished from Strategic Culture Foundation by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. I’ve read, though Giraldi doesn’t mention it, that SOS Pompeo was instrumental in the firing of Bolton. Odd, since these two clowns are joined at the hip when it comes to advocating for imperialistic wars of aggression all over the world.

    Apparently, there was a struggle for the President’s ear, which Bolton, thankfully, lost. There’s only room for one more prima donna not named Trump. Still, Pompeo must have been as pissed off as Bolton when Trump refused to bomb Iran after its downing of a US drone. I love it that Pompeo is calling Bolton a traitor, which I believe he is.

    Is it too much to hope, if Trump manages to get re-elected, that Pompeo will be the next to be sacked? And that a second term Trump, freed from the possibility of running again, and immune from another Russia-gate fiasco, will get back to the antiwar, Russia-friendly campaign promises that got him elected in the first place? Or, is it all just a pipe dream?

    • Agree: animalogic, Derer
    • Replies: @gsjackson
  2. Chris Moore says: • Website

    I think Giraldi gets the situation behind Trump and Bolton about right, and by extension the situation between Trump and Zionism. Trump needed Jewish/Zionist money to get elected, and so turned to Jewish/Zionist moneybags Sheldon Adelson. Adelson’s price for backing Trump was that he hire warmongers, imperialists, and neocons like Bolton, who would then insinuate their way into the machinery of state and steer it toward war for Israel. But Trump made it clear over the course of his administration that the neocons (who already had a NeverTrump wing) were going to be held at arms length, and eventually dropped the charade altogether and fired Bolton. Yes, he gave the Jews a lot of leeway with Israel-Palestine situation, but really, that’s a Tar-Baby for the Zionists.

    The Jews/Zionists were planning on sparking a war with Iran that would force America to go (again) into the Mideast in a big way (they really want a WW3 to solve all their problems, as did WW2 against Germany), but Trump didn’t fall for it.

    So now the Jewish left-wing is punishing Trump domestically with Antifa, BLM and other crypto-Jewish/Zionist operations.

    • Agree: mark green, St-Germain, ivan
    • Replies: @Thomasina
    , @Sokrates
  3. Sean says:

    Can’t stop soldiers and intelligence agents writing books if people at the head of government are getting away with it.

    Apart from the new information it provides, which seems little enough, it would appear to be a waste of $20 to possibly enrich an author who has been promoting and saying “more please” to America’s wars for the past 20 years.

    Trump has not went to war with Iran despite limpet mines and drone attacks, he is a deal maker, and Bolton has done a valuable service by pointing out just how conciliatory Trump has been with China behind the scenes. Settling accounts with China, which the Deep State now accepts is necessary as articulated by Bolton’s book, will require a man of action, and someone who can ruthlessly prioritise East Asia over the Middle East. Nothing is going to happen to Iran, they are not important enough to attack now, if they ever were.

  4. Chris Moore says: • Website
    @Sean

    Bolton has done a valuable service by pointing out just how conciliatory Trump has been with China behind the scenes

    Neocon/Zionist Bolton is a China hawk? You mean the same liberal interventionist/neocons who have been systematically selling out the “deplorable” and “irredeemable” country to Marxist China to enrich the Deep State/Zionist/Corporatist one percent?

    You’re joking, right? No one could really believe that Israel First traitors are America First patriots.

    • Replies: @Realist
  5. I figured Hairlip Bolton would soon be a goner the same sad moment I heard Trump had appointed him. Hairlip is among the most extreme of the neocon-Zionist warmongers that infest our establishment. He is a constant menace to peace and a promoter of war crimes. He and Trump have nothing in common but Trump desperately needed to appease Zionist supporters like Adelson.

  6. Realist says:

    A pissing match will not solve this country’s problems.

    • Replies: @mark tapley
  7. Realist says:
    @Chris Moore

    You’re joking, right? No one could really believe that Israel First traitors are America First patriots.

    Wrong, Sean is not joking, he is a fucking idiot.

    • Replies: @Sean
  8. Sean says:
    @Realist

    Why the US Can’t Get Israel to Break Up With China
    Foreign Policy-16 Jun 2020
    TEL AVIV, Israel—U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s message to Israelis on a recent visit was blunt: Beware China. After years of blooming …

    Here is another one you must be scratching your head over.

    https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/israeli-indecision-on-china-investments-endangers-annexation-us-official-632374
    By LAHAV HARKOV JUNE 22, 2020
    China investments undermining US support for Israel including annexation
    Chinese firms with links to Iran bidding to build Tel Aviv light rail.

    The Chinese are investing billions in Israel, they are obviously intending to use the Israel Lobby as a wedge to influence US politics. The US and China rivalry is going to escalate and all countries will have to choose sides. The days of being defended by the US from the same country they are trading with will are already ending for Germany. Soon it will be South Korea, Japan and Israel’s turn,

    • Replies: @Chris Moore
  9. A123 says:

    Bolton was rendered powerless by Trump. No matter how many wars Bolton wanted…. He got ZERO.

    As a NeoCon, the book is his audition piece to be Biden’s Secretary of State. The foreign interventionist, NeoConDemocratic party stands for multiple new wars. Everybody knows Biden will put boots on the ground in Ukraine to support his son’s Burisma relationship. Bolton loves Biden’s plan to “assist/protect” the Ukrainian people.

    Do not let the superficial differences fool you. Samantha Power & John Bolton are ideological soul mates. Neither one has ever met a U.S. foreign war, police action, or incursion they did not like.

    PEACE 😇

    • Agree: Ann Nonny Mouse
  10. gsjackson says:
    @follyofwar

    “Immune from another Russiagate fiasco?” Trump? If Trump wins, God only knows what they’ll try next to get him out of office. WWIII seems the most likely prospect, and I’d imagine Russia would be integral to that. Probably best to get to the southern hemisphere in the event.

    It’s been non-stop from the day after Trump’s election to trying to tear down Andrew Jackson’s statue a couple days ago (Trump has a portrait of Jackson behind his oval office desk, signifying to cockeyed optimists his intent to take down the Fed). The deep state has focused like a laser beam every single day on removing him — Russiagate, impeachment, scamdemic, riots, now the face mask crap to make sure the most demoralized electorate possible shows up in November. Is there any reason to think they’ll throw in the towel if he’s reelected?

    • Replies: @mark tapley
    , @A123
  11. Trump and Bolton both got their positions by kissing the Zionist Jews asses. Only problem is Trump wants all the attention while he displays his adolescent wisdom while he can hardly put two sentences together. Just a personality conflict as they were both determined to accomplish the Yinnon Plan of destroying the Arab countries for Greater Israel no mater how many people are killed (including Jewmerican youth) or what it costs. That was the reason for 911 (see Christopher Bollyn; Solving 911). The program is the same under the Zio Rep. political actors or the Zio Dem. political actors.

  12. Thanks for that comment, GSJ. Proof that America is not a democracy, that democracy absolutely will not be tolerated or allowed by Dem Woke Rats.

  13. Chris Moore says: • Website
    @Sean

    The Chinese are investing billions in Israel, they are obviously intending to use the Israel Lobby as a wedge to influence US politics.

    John Bolton is part of the Israel lobby.

    • Replies: @Sean
  14. @gsjackson

    The Russiagate scam just like the fake impeachment is just a play put on by the puppet actors to make all the cucked idiots think their is really a division between them. They are all controlled by the Zionist Jews at the top. If they weren’t they wouldn’t have got there in the first place. Trump has always been a tool of the Jews. Current Sec of Com. Jew Wilbur Ross (former managing dir. of Rothschilds Inc.) bailed the bankrupt shabbos goy trump out in the late 80’s.

    The Jews said they would put puppets as leaders of all the countries. Trump, Macron, Trudeau, Merkel, Johnson all are merely puppet actors for the Jews. That is why (in case you haven’t noticed) that nothing ever changes. We just keep going further down into the Zionist shit hole. Trump is to stupid to do a very good job as a conservative but that is his role. That way people like you think the liberals are just holding him back. It makes absolutely no difference weather he is reelected or not. The Zionists need the two party paradigm so that the idiot goyim is fooled while nothing of substance changes. You can see why they put this adolescent ignoramus in if you ck. out his court deposition before the Jews appointed him to office.

    • Agree: schnellandine
    • Replies: @gsjackson
  15. A123 says:
    @gsjackson

    It’s been non-stop from the day after Trump’s election … Is there any reason to think they’ll throw in the towel if he’s reelected?

    I can think of one reason why the SJW coup attempt will fail:
    .

    .
    Joe Dementia Biden is going to lose, and lose badly. No one is going to give a nuclear command authority to a mental invalid, and 32% of Democrats are questioning Joe Dementia’s mental health. (1)

    — 77% of Republicans said it is likely.
    — 56% of Independent voters said it is likely.
    — 32% of Democrat voters said it is likely Joe Biden has dementia.

    PEACE 😇
    _______

    (1) https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2020/06/19/zogby-analytics-poll-55-of-voters-believe-joe-biden-in-early-stages-of-dementia-including-32-of-democrats-71-of-union-workers/

  16. The book also describes in some detail how Trump spent most of his time in White House intelligence briefings presenting his own views instead of listening to what analysts from the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) offices had to say.

    I am not, by any stretch of the imagination, an expert on the powers of the POTUS. However, there seems to be a general consensus that the POTUS is in charge of foreign policy. It seems to me that the bigger issue is not whether Trump is listening to analysts, but whether the DNI and CIA, along with the State Department are listening to him.
    Trump the deal maker understands the threat is better than the event. The DNI, CIA, and State, operate like rogue agencies. The stunts Bolton pulled at State, and the role played by the DNI and CIA (along with the FBI) in the Russiagate and Ukraingate fiascos are proof of that.

    Lots not to like about Trump, but dislike him for the correct reason.

  17. The fact that bloodthirsty, murderous zionist neocons responsible for the never-ending “War of Terror” hate Trump and want Joe “I am a zionist!” Biden to be president should tell you everything you need to know about Biden. “Democrats” embracing John Bolton is somewhat misleading, though. Since 9/11, progressive democrats have been systematically replaced with obnoxious Ziocrats who live to serve Israel and zionist/jewish interests, and to destroy the American middle class via continuous upward wealth transfers from Main Street to Wall Street. There is no Democratic party any more, there is only the Ziocratic party. And Joe Biden is their standard bearer, no doubt.

    Yes, Biden’s a senile idiot, but that won’t matter to voters, just like Ronald Reagan’s famous massive brain fart during the debates with Mondale had zero effect. And if Biden is elected, just like Reagan, his administration will not be ‘his’ at all, but that of his advisors and handlers, which from what has been released so far, will be overwhelmingly jewish and rabidly zionist, i.e., Ziocratic. With Biden, Iran and Russia (via Ukraine) will unquestionably be targeted far more aggressively, with the existing pressure on China and Venezuela likely also increasing. War, on whatever scale, seems a certainty with a Biden presidency, just as it was with Hitlery in 2016. Iran, being both the weakest adversary and Israel’s number one foe, is the most likely initial target. Then Ukraine’s Donbass.

    I voted democratic all my life, until I became so disgusted (with Obomber) that I simply de-registered to vote. “Fuck ’em both!”, was my attitude towards party politics. But seeing how far the democrats have slid into complete and nauseating Tribal control, having morphed 100% into the Ziocratic party, I must say that Trump is probably the best man for the job under the current circumstances.

    And having said that, I must also conclude that when a guy like Donald Trump is your last and best hope for a peaceful world, we are well and truly fucked as a nation and a people (and likely as a species………)

  18. gsjackson says:
    @mark tapley

    Maybe that’s right, but if wanting to remove Trump is just a lot of theatrics then they sure do have some real troupers in the production. Never a day off. Not one. You’d think they could let a day pass now and then without the daily iterations of ‘orange man bad,’ but no, never. The media and dems speak as one: ‘OMB.’ EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.

    Doesn’t that raise any suspicions he might be doing something right?

    • Replies: @mark tapley
  19. Sean says:
    @Chris Moore

    Rebecca Long-Bailey who ran for Labour leader has just been sacking from the Labour Shadow Cabinet for retweeting the allegation that Israeli restraint techniques were what was used on Floyd. It is political suicide for any Western politician to take up the cause of Palestinians, and it does not really help Palestinians either. Even if it did she was elected to help her own people, not underdogs on the other side of the world.

    Obligation from the Balfour declaration? There was the unprecedented slaughter of WW1 and an even more deadly disease epidemic at the time.When was there a state of Palestine? The West Bank was not even recognised as a part of Jordan except by Britain.

    • Troll: Iris
    • Replies: @mark tapley
    , @KA
  20. @Sean

    Yeah just like nothing happened to Libya, and Iraq. The Zionists are determined to balkanize and destroy all of the Arab countries. Not just so Greater Israel can reach from the Nile to the Euphrates as laid out in the Yinnon Plan, but also to to achieve control over the whole extremely strategic area from the Indian Ocean through Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq and Iran. This will give the Zionists control over the entire Middle East and its oil and gas as well as tremendous pipe line route capability into Europe.

    Russia was plundered by the Zionist Jews for 70 years while Jewmerica carried the whole operation with massive agricultural, industrial and financial aid. I don’t think the Jews just walked off. As far as the Chinese communists they were also installed by Jewmerica (read How the Far East Was Lost by Anthony Kubek and Major Jordan’s Diary.) The Zionists have a plan for all of this. Probably the instigation of WW3. There must always be a crises (like the fake virus as a cover for the new Wall St
    theft as was done in 08 so the stupid goyim will get behind the contrived event. The zionists know they have a lot of sheep. Look at how many bought the Jew’s MSM lies about the fake virus and fake Floyd.

  21. That Donald Trump was a poor student and is an intellectual lightweight has been noted by many observers. Combining that with his essential lack of curiosity about the world and its peoples means that he does not know much about foreigners and the places they live in. But it is both condescending and somewhat of a cheap trick by Bolton to pillory him for his ignorance.

    Does this matter? And compared to whom? Dubya? Hillary? Obama? Romney? Biden? (LOL)

    Hillary was said to be so smart and experienced, but what did her foreign policy do?
    Obama was hailed as a new kind of leader and was handed the Nobel Peace prize without having done anything. What did he do? Alienate Russia and China and expand new wars in Middle East even more than Bush II.

    I don’t think being a leader is about an intellectual. Also, a leader need not be all too curious about the world. He only needs to be curious enough and pragmatic. And Trump seemed to be going in the right direction with N. Korea and Syria. In fact, his policies on them(and on Russia) actually made more sense than what was promoted by the supposed ‘smartest and most adult’ people in the Deep State. If the likes of Brennan and Samantha Powers represent experience and understanding, what do they mean be ‘experience’ in Washington? But Trump failed with Syria and N. Korea because he was under pressure from the Deep State and Jewish Power. Could he have pushed through regardless? But they were eating him alive with Russia Collusion Hoax.

    But when he did something so dastardly as with the killing of Soleimani, he exposed himself as a hopeless cuck of Jews.

    The problem with Trump is he’s impetuous and inconsistent. He talks big but when push comes to shove, fails to deliver, which makes him look weak or hollow. He could get away with this in the 2016 campaign because he could just talk and blow hot air. But when, as president, he had to act, he failed to live up to his claims.

    Though his style was sometimes stupid, he was more right than wrong on foreign policy in the 2016 campaign… except on the matter of Iran.

    But as president, he was surrounded by Jews even though Jews hated him. When you gotta serve Jews even when Jews hate you, it’s rather hopeless.

  22. @A123

    Piss on John Bolton and Samantha Powers.

    You might be right about Bolton angling to become Secretary of State under Biden. Biden, like Bolton, is an Israel-Firster from way back. And he’d be easily cajoled into whatever wars or “interventions” Bolton urged on him.

    God, what hacks.

  23. @gsjackson

    Remember, it is very important to paint a picture of opposing sides. The zionists have always used the Hegelian Dialectic of thesis and antithesis because it allows the goyim to believe they are getting the best deal available. You have to have actors like trump that appear conservative (although he is too stupid to do a very convincing job.) Bolton portrayes the neocon (Trotskyite) while Trump fumbles around as a moderate. Never does the Jew controlled MSM allow any truth.

    Look at shabbos goy Trumps top donors. 1. Chabad Lubavich Kushner clan, 2. Sheldon “all I care about is Zionism” Adelson, 3. Zionist Jew vulture investor Zioinist Jew Paul Singer, 4. Home Depot founder Zionist Jew Bernie Marcus. The Democrats are the same thing just a different set of Jews. All going the same place. Remember the Jews through operatives like Jeffery Epstein have dirt on lots of high ranking Congressmen and military. Plus lots of them were picked by the zionist organizations to begin with, like former long time Speaker and queer D. Hassert. Pelosi and many others have been hard core Zionists for many years.

  24. @Realist

    True but like fake wrestling matches it catches the goyim’s feeble attention like the fake virus and fake Floyd. You never want the goys to think about whats really happening. Never mind that the Ziionists are driving the herd into WW3 against Russia and China then into their long planned “global governance, who’s gonna win the super bowl. Never mind that the criminal conspiracy is working on a plan similar to the Chinese social credit system of total surveillance and control, what is the Hollywood crowd doing.

    If all the political actors appeared to be on the same side then the people would see that “this is not what we voted for.” The actors have to play opposing roles so everyone can take sides in the manufactured conflict while behind the scenes the Jew handlers are running the show.

    In Jewmerica all roads lead to Zion but it takes some staged conflict to get there.

  25. @Sean

    Fake Floyd and the cop worked as bouncers together for years. False flag racism by the Jews as in the Arbery incedent, and the Breonna Taylor fake. Jews have been using the negroes as proxy warriors since Global Jew Banker Jacob Schiff (one of Wilson’s handlers) founded the NAACP.

    The slaughter of WW1 was engineered by the Jews and their Anglo-Saxon helpers partly to establish the Bridgehead in Palestine. This land was under Turkish rule and many of the Palestinians had deeds going back over 100 years. The real Jews that lived there were vehemently opposed to the Kazar thugs from Europe. Had it not been for the shabbos goy British, the Zionist thugs would have been driven out. Set up militarily during the Jew instigated WW2 they murdered thousands of Palestinians, destroyed scores of villages and drove out a million people. Jewmerica took over the simp position at that point and today we continue to fund the Kazars with 11 million per day and also aid them in lots of other ways.

    Unless the Zionist criminal syndicate is stopped we will all be Palestinians.

  26. KA says:
    @Sean

    It doesn’t not . May be it does . Sometimes the comeuppance is delivered from different direction . Engel found taht out in NY. Next Corbyn will not kowtow to Zionist or Israeli Friends of Labor or Labor Friend of Israel. He will go to the public and lay it out as it is- take it or leave it People will take it . Labor lost not because he alienated the elder of the deputy of the Jew of Israel of UK or something . Labor lost because he did not alienate all of them.

  27. KA says:
    @A123

    Bolton should have been held accountable by ICC and should have been the target of individual sanction .He should have been prevented from traveling after he made the threat of physical harm to Bustani . He is not a run of the mill vanilla variety rascal . He is one who will fit rightly in a cabinet run by PolPot or Jabotinsky or by flesh eating Jeffrey Dahmer . He will engage in sex and sleep with his dog if settler garrison state of Israel whispers in his ear to do so.

  28. The Bolton book is on-line here: https://b-ok.cc/book/5577843/bb0bc6

    It is boring, really boring.

    It is self-serving and self-promoting to the point of unintended comedy.

    Bolton was quick to accuse others of having wild conspiracy theories, but he provided no evidence to rebut the alleged conspiracy theories.

    I have read hundreds of political memoirs in my long life–and most of them were boring and self-serving, but this one is probably the most useless one of them all.

    If you must read it, at least read it on the Internet. You do not want to reward bad behavior.

    • Thanks: Ann Nonny Mouse
    • Replies: @Orville H. Larson
  29. Derer says:

    Bolton opposes everything that Trump was elected for. Hiring Bolton, a cold war relic, exposes Trump’s poor judgment. The convention of profiting from high level appointment should be delayed at least after the change in administration.

    Trump’s easily avoiding major problems are stemming from tolerating/trusting Obama leftover spies in his administration that fed the DNC with “locker room” details. . They have caused major setbacks and waste of time by Mueller’s hoax and Ukraine trap/hoax for which vice president Biden should have been impeached instead.

  30. LMILLER says:
    @Sean

    Trump has not went to war with Iran …

    Went is the past tense of go. Gone is the past participle of go. If you aren’t sure whether to use gone or went, remember that gone always needs an auxiliary verb before it (has, have, had, is, am, are, was, were, be), but went doesn’t.

  31. Thomasina says:
    @Chris Moore

    I agree. I’d only add that I don’t think Adelson would have backed Trump without Jared Kushner. I remember Trump mentioning (on a stage somewhere, with Jared in attendance) that he couldn’t believe how much support Jared was able to line up for him. Trump was actually surprised and almost shocked at what Jared did before the election. You could hear it in his voice.

    Maybe Jared is the intermediary between Trump and Adelson, keeping Trump in line? Tucker Carlson said something last week to the effect that he wished Trump would stop listening to his son-in-law regarding the rioters and looters, that he wished Trump would listen to his instincts, which are usually quite good.

    • Agree: Not Raul
  32. Hegar says:

    This is true:

    which is easily done considering that communicating by twitter and through insults leaves a lot of room for second guessing about motive and intentions.

    Trump tweeting like a teen means any accusation against him will be plausible. He doesn’t sound like a president, a statesman, someone who somberly leads the country. He talks about himself in third person – if Obama had done that we would correctly had called it a sign of insanity. He writes Random Capitalized letters for words that he considers Important. Or even UPPERCASE for SEVERAL WORDS IN A ROW! Like a kid. He writes exclamation points! Even up to three exclamation points!!! Someone should tell him that “exclamation points is like laughing at your own joke”. It is a way to write people on the nose about how important your sentence is.

    And his ridiculous insults, that only he and Scott Adams think are clever. (“You will start looking for actions that fit with the label.” Only if someone would actually believe it, Scott.) It was a campaign gimmick. After the election it was time to act presidential, not like a perpetual campaigner.

    So any accusation against Trump will stick. And it becomes much harder to defend him.

    We on the Right may not pass around his dumbest tweets. But you can be sure leftists show them all to independents.

    “I am hard-pressed to identify any significant Trump decision during my tenure that wasn’t driven by re-election calculations.”

    Bolton is such a snake. Every president will think of his re-election when it comes to important issues.

    But if Trump was only about being re-elected, he wouldn’t pick a fight with the establishment by trying to stem immigration and by refraining from attacking Iran. Bolton wanted mass murder of Iranians, as did his boss Adelson, who at times paid Bolton. Trump didn’t go along. That is the real reason Bolton had to go.

    And it’s the reason the Zionist Matt Drudge turned against Trump in August in 2019, and is now actively campaigning against him.

    Bolton was smearing Trump during the election campaign. Incredible that Trump would bring him on to please Adelson. I don’t think people understand how much Trump has done in order to please that one Zionist donor, who gets his own suite at GOP conventions. He fired Steve Bannon, the man who came up with the Wall and the infrastructure push (which never happened), and who was fired because Goldman Sachs’ Gary Cohn and Jared Kushner asked for it. Trump tried to please these people. But still tried to stem immigration and avoided any new wars. So they turned against him.

    Like Dr. William Pierce wrote: “Many have thought they could strike a deal with the Jews.”

    Alex Linder: “The Jews are the worst possible allies. They demand you support their aims a hundred percent, and if you waver in the slightest they will drop you and never forgive you.”

    In Trump we have finally had the perfect example of the strategy some have asked for: Strike a deal with the Jews. Give them pro-Israeli policies and incessant praise and promotions in exchange for immigration restriction. Now we see how well that works.

    • Thanks: Iris
  33. For a renowned USA warmonger like Bolton to castigate a sitting USA president as ‘unfit for office’ and partisan to a point of self-centered narcissism & egocentrism only is telling enough to see that the rats are abandoning a sinking ship called Trump Titanic primarily because they know the ship is sinking with the captain retiring to his cabin.

    If Trump actually had a chance to attain second term given his incumbency we would not be evidencing Bolton casting Trump in this frame. Bolton is calculated and exact in his approach which leads one to conclude that he is aware of Trump’s demise as trend follows incumbency rather than the other way around.

    Trump, and party, are riding on their laurels pre-election knowing that their game plan all along was a one hit wonder based upon a lie of MAGA, and a confidence man that never delivers what he claims he will deliver.

    Bottom line is that Trump is finished outright for another chance at leadership given his behaviour over the last four years of drunken meandering via twitterverse which is no way to govern business or international affairs.

    Trump is a boor politically & diplomatically. He is a pussy grabber-in-chief of soundbites that no longer matter as he is excommunicated to the dustbin of history in less than four months.

    Trump is a loser confidence man that has no more business acumen than Bernie Madoff.

    RW

  34. @Justvisiting

    “If you must read it, at least read it on the Internet. You do not want to reward bad behavior.”

    No shit.

    I’m proud to say that I’ve never bought any autobiographies by political hacks. I’ll be damned if I’m going to enrich John Bolton, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Michelle Obama, Nancy Pelosi, ad nauseam. . . .

  35. @Sean

    Can’t stop soldiers and intelligence agents writing books if people at the head of government are getting away with it.

    Wanna bet? Rules and 73-year NDAs are only for the little people.

  36. Sokrates says:
    @Chris Moore

    Ι agree.

    One more thing.
    This lunatic motherfucker Bolton (and ALL others of the Bush administration, including Bush the drug addict) must be hanged from the noose, for treason, including Giuliani as well.

  37. Truth3 says:

    Beanie wearing ass-kisser wannabe White House Svengali Bolt-on is a joke.

    That this asshole did something other than play with himself in his Mom’s basement says something about US education. There is no way to weed out anti-social assholes like him before he grows up.

  38. Anon[258] • Disclaimer says:

    The book in PDF form was circulating by Whatsapp at least a day before its official release. I don’t live in the US, and I am not American. It is the equivalent of air-dropping propaganda leaflets on the enemy population.

    But the powers that be have chosen racism as the hill Trump —and more importantly, patriotism and a measure of regard for the common people— shall die in. Bolton’s book is for the in-group: bureaucrats, diplomats, advisors and lobbyists.

    • Replies: @Justvisiting
  39. @Anon

    What are the Washington DC insiders supposed to do with Bolton’s book?

    It is like the dog catching the UPS truck–now what? 😉

    • Replies: @anon
  40. Jimsy says:

    “Bolton asserts that the president encouraged Xi to continue building concentration camps for the Muslim Uighurs, a religious and ethnic minority.” Mr. Giraldi, your articles are great — well-written, important, brave — and I agree with most of your positions — but just one quibble here: it might be inaccurate to call the camps China set up for some Uighurs “concentration camps”. China’s efforts to prevent the Uighurs from falling under the influence of head-chopping, Saudi-financed Wahabbi extremists is understandable, and they’ve used re-education camps to do this — camps which are set up often on a drop-in basis, with counselling provided for personal & career growth. Anyway, keep up the great work, sir.

    • Replies: @Ann Nonny Mouse
  41. @Mustapha Mond

    Please refrain from insulting the Führer and Reichskanzler.
    Thank you.

  42. @Jimsy

    But if the Uigur were not captives in their own country, if their right of self-determination had not
    been trampled on and buried, why would they be attracted to the Wahabis and why would China care?

  43. anon[327] • Disclaimer says:
    @Justvisiting

    -now what?

    The insiders can use the pages for caviar.

    Americans can either piss on it or use those pages for toilet paper.

    #42 reply here since my quota is 2.

    Take U.S. involvement, interference out and we have a different situation in that region.

  44. anonymous[106] • Disclaimer says:
    @A123

    The Orange-utan, the Walrus, the Senile Scum… all whitevil supremacist mofers are one and the same… absolute satanic evil!

    You are one such evil mofer too, aren’t you!

    When I consider your rotten soulless kind, I find it incredible that humans can fall to such depths of depravity. Well, better you scum, than me.

    Enjoy for while, future pagan-godless denizen of Hell. 😉

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