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  • Beyond the Iran Nuclear Deal....

    01/17/2018 9:14:16 AM PST · by caww · 4 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | Jan. 17, 2018 | John Bolton
    No fix will remedy the diplomatic Waterloo Mr. Obama negotiated. Democrats will reject anything that endangers his prized international contrivance, and the Europeans are more interested in trade with Tehran than a stronger agreement. There is an even more fundamental obstacle: Iran. Negotiating with Congress and Europe will not modify the actual deal's terms, which Iran (buttressed by Russia and China) has no interest in changing. Increased inspections, for example, is a nonstarter for Tehran. Mr. Obama gave the ayatollahs what they wanted; they will not give it back. Most important, there is no evidence Iran's intention to obtain deliverable...
  • 'Forget It': Bolton Says US Running Out Of Diplomatic Options With North Korea

    11/29/2017 1:18:33 PM PST · by blam · 65 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | 11-29-2017
    Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton said today that the diplomatic options are running out after North Korea fired a new kind of intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). The rogue dictator Kim Jong Un boasted that the Hwasong-15 can be armed with a nuclear warhead and could strike the U.S. mainland. The ICBM was fired at 2:48 a.m. local time on Wednesday, the regime said, traveling 596 miles and demonstrating the potential to reach a range of 8,100 miles. Bolton said this test-launch is "significant" because, if the early estimates are confirmed, it leaves no doubt that Pyongyang is "getting very close"...
  • John Bolton: Trump Silence on Iran-Dominated Baghdad Invasion of Kurdish Iraq ‘a Tragedy’

    10/17/2017 5:22:00 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 26 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 10/16/2017 | Ian Mason
    Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton spoke to Breitbart News Daily Sirius XM host Alex Marlow Monday, coming out strongly in support of Iraqi Kurdistan in its bid for independence and criticizing American ties to the Iraqi national government, which he described as “dominated by Iran.” “I support independence for the Kurds in Iraq. It’s no surprise the State Department opposes that. I think the State Department and the Pentagon are still operating under the assumption you can put Iraq back together again, and you can’t,” Bolton told Marlow. Bolton condemned America’s putative ally in Baghdad as...
  • Bolton: U.S. Should Support Independence for Kurds, ‘State of Iraq as We Have Known It Doesn’t Exist

    09/28/2017 3:13:32 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 Sep 2017 | John Hayward
    Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton joined SiriusXM host Raheem Kassam and co-host Steve Bannon on Thursday’s Breitbart News Daily to talk about Kurdish independence and the future of Iraq. “The Kurds are one of the largest ethnic groups in the world that has never had a nation in contemporary times,” Bolton explained. “Just two days ago, they held a referendum in Iraqi Kurdistan and voted well over 90 percent for independence. I think the United States should support independence for the Kurds. They’ve been friends of ours in the struggle against Saddam Hussein and the struggle against international terrorism. I...
  • Bolton: Trump’s U.N. Speech the Best of His Presidency

    09/19/2017 10:06:01 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 43 replies
    Fox News contributor John Bolton called Donald Trump's speech before the United Nations Tuesday the best of his young presidency. Bolton, who served as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations under President George W. Bush, praised Trump for his direct denunciation of North Korea's nuclear ambitions and criticism of the Iran nuclear deal brokered by the Obama administration. "This was the best speech of the Trump presidency, in my view," Bolton said. "I think he was as clear and direct as it's possible to be." Trump said the U.S. would destroy North Korea if forced to defend itself or its...
  • Federal judge to hear arguments regarding Sheriff Joe Arpaio in October

    09/01/2017 7:11:24 AM PDT · by SandRat · 41 replies
    SierraVista Herald ^ | Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services
    PHOENIX — A federal judge will hear arguments in October over whether she should set aside the criminal contempt of court conviction of Joe Arpaio. In a brief order late Tuesday, Judge Susan Bolton vacated the scheduled Oct. 5 sentencing of the former Maricopa County sheriff. That followed last week's pardon issued by President Trump. But Bolton, who found the sheriff guilty of ignoring an order by fellow Judge Murray Snow, put off a separate bid filed by Arpaio's lawyers on Monday to overturn her finding of guilt, a move that would legally wipe out any legal record he had...
  • Bolton: Iran Agreement a ‘Disaster’; Work to Get Out ‘Needs to Be Done Now’

    08/31/2017 1:46:47 PM PDT · by detective · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 31 Aug 2017 | Dan Riehl
    Former United States Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton discussed his National Review op-ed on how to get the U.S. out of the Iran nuclear agreement with Breitbart News Daily SiriusXM host Alex Marlow on Thursday. Below is an excerpt from Bolton’s NRO piece: Although candidate Donald Trump repeatedly criticized Barack Obama’s Iran nuclear agreement, his administration has twice decided to remain in the deal. It so certified to Congress, most recently in July, as required by law. Before the second certification, Trump asked repeatedly for alternatives to acquiescing yet again in a policy he clearly abhorred. But no...
  • Joe Arpaio saga isn't over: Judge to decide if his conviction stands

    08/30/2017 4:31:27 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 82 replies
    The Patriot Hangout ^ | Aug. 30, 201 | thebull59
    U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton canceled former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's upcoming sentencing hearing for his criminal contempt-of-court conviction, telling attorneys not to file replies to motions that were pending before his recent presidential pardon. However, Bolton on Tuesday stopped short of throwing out the conviction based solely on Arpaio's request. Instead she ordered Arpaio and the U.S. Department of Justice, which is prosecuting the case, to file briefs on why she should or shouldn't grant Arpaio's request. Bolton has scheduled oral arguments on the matter for Oct. 4, the day before Arpaio was supposed to be sentenced. There is...
  • John Bolton says he's been shut out of Trump's White House

    08/29/2017 7:10:35 AM PDT · by Oorang · 107 replies
    Washington Examiner. ^ | Aug 29, 2017, 8:54 AM | Melissa Quinn
    Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton said in an op-ed that White House officials have closed him off from offering policy advice to President Trump, including a way to exit the Iran nuclear deal. In an op-ed published in National Review, Bolton said former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, who left the White House on Aug. 18, asked him in July to draft a proposal for how the U.S. could leave the Iran deal. But Bolton said it's unlikely his five-page plan, titled "Abrogating the Iran Deal: The Way Forward," will make it to Trump's desk,...
  • Trump's pardon of ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio was the right (and courageous) thing to do

    08/27/2017 11:48:20 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 104 replies
    Fox News Opinion ^ | August 26,2017 | James J. Fotis
    President Trump stood up for justice and for enforcement of our immigration laws when he courageously granted a pardon Friday to Joe Arpaio, the former sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona. Despite knowing he would face criticism, the president did what was right. Arpaio was convicted by a federal judge in July of criminal contempt after being charged with violating a court order that attempted to prevent suspected illegal immigrants from being targeted by the sheriff’s traffic patrols. The sheriff acknowledged continuing the patrols, but said that targeting was not the focus. Arpaio’s conviction arose out of a lawsuit wrongfully accusing...
  • Is Iran in Our Gun Sights Now?

    07/21/2017 4:21:41 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 9 replies
    Townhall ^ | July 21, 2017 | Pat Buchanan
    "Iran must be free. The dictatorship must be destroyed. Containment is appeasement and appeasement is surrender." Thus does our Churchill, Newt Gingrich, dismiss, in dealing with Iran, the policy of containment crafted by George Kennan and pursued by nine U.S. presidents to bloodless victory in the Cold War. Why is containment surrender? "Because freedom is threatened everywhere so long as this dictatorship stays in power," says Gingrich. But how is our freedom threatened by a regime with 3 percent of our GDP that has been around since Jimmy Carter was president? Fortunately, Gingrich has found a leader to bring down...
  • Amb. Bolton: Leaving Paris accord is an 'excellent decision'

    06/04/2017 7:24:20 AM PDT · by Enchante · 27 replies
    FoxNews video ^ | 06/01/2017 | John Bolton
    Highly recommend this 3:45 video clip!!! [excellent video clip of Ambassador Bolton explaining that the real issue about the "Paris Accord" is all about the left's efforts to enact global governance over the USA and all nations. China and India (huge emitters) would not even have to begin to consider limits before 2030, but meanwhile the international bureaucrats would get their hooks deeper into the USA and every country. President Trump says NO to the global bureaucracy.]
  • The Bolton Unmasking Files

    04/30/2017 9:57:32 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 8 replies ^ | April 30, 2017
    Democrats and their press allies are going all in to squelch the Susan Rice “unmasking” story, insisting that the decision by Barack Obama’s national security adviser to seek the name of at least one Trump campaign official was routine and no big deal. Tell that to former Bush Administration official John Bolton, whom Democrats pilloried for doing the same with far more justification. Democrats argued (with no evidence) that Mr. Bolton’s requests were politically motivated and the Los Angeles Times questioned whether Mr. Bolton had requested the names to “intimidate intelligence analysts.” A Times editorial called on Mr. Bolton to...
  • Syrian Accountability Act to Combat Terrorism

    12/18/2003 1:39:38 PM PST · by bdeaner · 2 replies · 163+ views
    Talon News ^ | 12/18/03 | Jim Hauser
    Syrian Accountability Act to Combat Terrorism By Jim Hauser Talon News December 18, 2003WASHINGTON (Talon News) -- Last week, President Bush signed into law H.R. 1828, the Syria Accountability and Lebanese Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2003. The legislation calls on the president to impose sanctions on Syria to discourage support for international terrorist groups and the occupation of Lebanon.The bill demands that Syria end support for terrorism; halt the development of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) along with medium- and long-range missiles; and withdraw the roughly 20,000 troops it has deployed in Lebanon.It also calls on Syria to "enter into...
  • Bolton: Comey Should Have Been Gone On Day One

    02/24/2017 5:32:09 PM PST · by kevcol · 51 replies
    The Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | February 24, 2017 | Saagar Enjeti
    FBI Director James Comey should have been released from service on President Donald Trump’s first day in office, former United Nations ambassador John Bolton told The Daily Caller News Foundation. Bolton’s comments come after President Donald Trump blasted the FBI for being unable to find leakers of classified information Friday morning. Trump also suggested that the FBI was even unable or unwilling to police its own ranks.
  • Rand Paul Advice To Trump: 'Don't Hire John Bolton' As National Security Adviser

    02/19/2017 6:49:29 PM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 117 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 2-19-2017 | Marcy Kreiter
    Nearly a week since U.S. President Donald Trump fired national security adviser Michael Flynn, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul advised against appointing former U.N. Ambassador and White House Chief of Staff John Bolton. Trump’s first choice, retired Navy special forces officer Robert Harward, who served under Defense Secretary John Mattis, turned down the position last week and reports say the White House has ruled out former CIA Director David Petraeus, who was ousted as the nation’s top spy amid a scandal over his sharing confidential documents with his mistress. Flynn resigned last week amid questions on whether he discussed sanctions with...
  • Senior White House Officials Support Bolton To Replace Flynn: Championed by Flynn loyalists

    02/18/2017 5:39:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 18, 2017 | Adam Kredo
    Senior White House officials and members of the National Security Council are pushing former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton as a replacement for ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn, according to multiple sources in and out of the White House who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon. Among Bolton's most vocal supporters are senior administration officials loyal to Flynn and who are upset at the general's firing. Multiple sources described an effort by these Flynn loyalists to ensure that Bolton is selected as his replacement. The selection of Bolton as the next national security adviser would empower Flynn's allies still...
  • Ted Cruz: John Bolton Would Be 'Very Strong' Flynn Replacement

    02/18/2017 10:16:55 AM PST · by yoe · 74 replies
    News Max ^ | February 17, 2017 | Bill Hoffmann
    John Bolton, a former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations who has written for Newsmax Magazine, would be an excellent choice to replace Mike Flynn as President Donald Trump's national security adviser, Sen. Ted Cruz says."One person I think would be very, very strong is John Bolton. He's someone who understands the world, he understands the threats of radical Islamic terrorism," the Texas Republican told CNN's Manu Raju on Friday.
  • John Bolton Slams ‘Foolish’ Chuck Todd: Media 'Not Entitled to Worship’

    02/17/2017 10:07:50 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 50 replies ^ | February 17, 2017
    Appearing on Fox News’s Outnumbered on Friday, former United Nations ambassador John Bolton blasted NBC’s Chuck Todd for taking to Twitter on Thursday to attack President Trump’s “un-American” criticism of the media during a press conference: “I thought that tweet was one of the most foolish things I've seen from the media in a long time, and you know, that's a pretty low bar there. The media is not entitled to worship.” He continued: “It's not entitled to respect as an institution. It’s not entitled to deference by political leaders. It is entitled under the First Amendment to say what...
  • Ted Cruz: Why not John Bolton for national security advisor?

    02/17/2017 3:33:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 17, 2017 | Allahpundit
    Hugh Hewitt has been all over this idea lately.(TWEETS-AT-LINK) Bolton was a candidate for Secretary of State during the transition period, then a candidate to be a key undersecretary at the Department under Rex Tillerson, and then more recently … nada. His name hadn’t been mentioned in connection lately with any major staffing positions, which is odd given that Trump reportedly came to admire him from his appearances on Fox News. (Also a key qualification for KT McFarland in landing her job as deputy NSA, apparently.) Bolton had two big problems in landing a job at State. One: Rex Tillerson...