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  • Statement from National Security Advisor Ambassador John Bolton on Venezuela

    01/13/2019 11:49:56 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 52 replies
    The White House ^ | January 11, 2019 | J:ohn Bolton
    The United States does not recognize Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro’s illegitimate claim to power. His “election” in May 2018 was viewed internationally as not free, fair or credible.Today, the people of Venezuela are speaking out against Maduro’s illegitimate claim. The Trump Administration resolutely supports the Venezuelan National Assembly, the only legitimate branch of government duly elected by the Venezuelan people. In particular, we support the courageous decision of the National Assembly President, Juan Guaido, to invoke protections under Venezuela’s constitution and declare that Maduro does not legitimately hold the country’s presidency.We hold the illegitimate Maduro regime directly responsible for the...
  • No Syria withdrawal without Turkish pledge not to attack Kurds, NSA John Bolton says

    01/06/2019 10:00:00 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    NBC News ^ | 01/06/2018 | Carol E. Lee
    President Donald Trump will not withdraw American troops from northern Syria until the Turkish government guarantees it won’t then attack Syrian Kurdish forces that have been critical allies in the fight against ISIS, national security adviser John Bolton said Sunday. Bolton said a commitment from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that protects the Kurds after American forces exit is something Trump is demanding, and that it’s just one of several conditions that have to be met before U.S. troops leave. “There are objectives that we want to accomplish that condition the withdrawal,” Bolton said. He spoke to reporters traveling with...
  • Bolton warns Syria against use of chemical weapons

    01/05/2019 11:13:19 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 29 replies
    Rooters Propaganda Communique ^ | January 5, 2019 | Steve Holland
    U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton has warned the Syrian government it should not see the impending U.S. military withdrawal from the country as an invitation to use chemical weapons. U.S. President Donald Trump said in December that U.S. troops had succeeded in their mission to defeat Islamic State militants and were no longer needed in the country. The announcement, which took officials in Washington and allies abroad by surprise, contributed to Jim Mattis’ decision to resign as U.S. defense secretary and prompted concern that Islamic State could stage a comeback.
  • John Bolton outlines U.S. African strategy to challenge China, Russia

    12/24/2018 11:51:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 12/24/2018 | Carlo Munoz
    The Trump administration on Thursday announced a sharp refocus of its Africa strategy to counter what it called the “predatory” practices of China and Russia, moves which National Security Adviser John Bolton said “deliberately and aggressively targeting their investments in the region to gain a competitive advantage.” Speaking at the conservative Heritage Foundation,Mr. Bolton said that curbing Moscow and Beijing’s growing influence in Africa will be the White House’s top objective in the region. “Great-power competitors, namely China and Russia, are rapidly expanding their financial and political influence across Africa,” Mr. Bolton said Thursday. “They are deliberately and aggressively targeting...
  • Pentagon Officials Push Back Against Bolton’s Syria War Talk

    12/21/2018 12:53:02 PM PST · by detective · 14 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 09.26.18 | Spencer Ackerman
    Senior Pentagon officials struggled on Wednesday not to contradict national security adviser John Bolton’s bellicose declaration this week that the U.S. won’t leave Syria until Iran does. Those officials are pushing ahead with the war’s original aim: defeating the so-called Islamic State. But while the goal of defeating ISIS is closer than ever, Bolton has pushed its end even further back. “I would disaggregate overall U.S. policy objectives from our military activities,” Robert Karem, the assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs, told a congressional panel on Wednesday. “We are not seeking war with Iran. … We are not...
  • John Bolton unveils new Africa strategy based on "America First" principles

    12/20/2018 11:10:47 PM PST · by aquila48 · 27 replies
    Ambassador John Bolton, the President's national security adviser, unveiled the strategy in remarks delivered at the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank in Washington, D.C. "Under our new Africa strategy, we will target U.S. funding toward key countries and particular strategic objectives," Bolton said. "We will make certain that all aid to the region—whether for security, humanitarian, or development needs—advances U.S. interests," Bolton said. Currently, the U.S. sends more than $8 billion annually to African countries, though Bolton, citing a "longstanding pattern of aid without effect," indicated that amount may soon be slashed. "Unfortunately, billions upon billions of U.S. taxpayer...
  • Sabotage? Has The Deep State Destroyed Trump's Chances Of A China Trade Deal?

    12/11/2018 4:26:40 AM PST · by vannrox · 29 replies
    Economic Collapse Blog ^ | 10DEC18 | Michael Snyder
    Authored by Michael Snyder via The Economic Collapse blog, Somebody out there apparently does not want President Trump to make a trade deal with China. Just after U.S. and Chinese officials agreed to suspend the implementation of new tariffs for 90 days, one of China’s most important tech executives was literally kidnapped as she was changing planes in Canada. Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou was simply on her way to Mexico, but at the urging of U.S. authorities the Canadians grabbed her and are refusing to let her go. Reportedly, the plan is to extradite her to the United States where...
  • John Bolton: US Must Curb Chinese, Russian Influence in Africa

    12/15/2018 11:00:13 AM PST · by yoe · 45 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | December 13, 2018 | Fred Lucas
    The United States must revamp policies toward Africa on improving trade, fighting terrorism, and providing financial assistance to stave off the growing influence of China and Russia on the continent, White House national security adviser John Bolton said. “Great power competitors, namely China and Russia, are rapidly expanding their financial and political influence across Africa,” Bolton said Thursday in an address at The Heritage Foundation in Washington. “They are deliberately and aggressively targeting their investments in the region to gain a competitive advantage over the United States.”[snip]“The predatory practices pursued by China and Russia stunt economic growth in Africa; threaten...
  • Bolton unveils Trump's strategy for Africa

    12/14/2018 11:33:35 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | December 14, 2018 | Staff
    US national security adviser John Bolton unveiled President Trump's strategy for Africa, outlining a plan that he said focuses heavily on countering China and Russia's expanding influence across the region....
  • John Bolton Erases The Obama Doctrine, Puts America First

    11/27/2018 5:48:41 AM PST · by Liberty7732 · 15 replies
    Now that Florida’s Keystone Cops, whiny Jim Acosta’s tantrum and other nonsense is in the rearview mirror, it’s time to take a look at what is happening in the real world — the world that the media is largely ignoring. Hmmmm…looks like National Security Advisor John Bolton is quietly crushing the Make America Weak And Her Enemies Strong Obama Doctrine throughout this hemisphere. Bolton has identified what he calls a “troika of tyranny” that includes Havana, Caracas and Managua, that is a root cause of enormous amounts of human suffering in those countries and in adjoining countries. Further, he says...
  • John Bolton Visit Heats Up Elections in Vital Battleground State of Florida

    11/03/2018 11:01:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | November 3, 2018 | Humberto Fontova
    “Members of this (Trump’s) administration will never take a picture in front of Che Guevara…Under this administration we will no longer appease dictators and despots near our shores in this hemisphere. We will not reward firing squads, torturers, and murderers…The troika of tyranny in this hemisphere – Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua – has finally met its match. Our concern is with sanctions, not selfies.“This Troika of Tyranny (the regimes in Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua)– this triangle of terror stretching from Havana to Caracas to Managua is the cause of immense human suffering, the impetus of enormous regional instability, and the...
  • John Bolton Debuts Sanctions Against ‘Three Stooges of Socialism’: Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua

    11/01/2018 12:53:54 PM PDT · by detective · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Nov 2018 | Frances Martel
    U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton announced on Thursday a new round of sanctions against Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua. During his speech at Freedom Tower in Miami, Florida, Bolton declared that the “Troika of Tyranny” would fall with support from the Trump administration. Bolton specifically announced new sanctions on Venezuela’s oil industry and executive measures to prevent Americans from doing business with the Cuban military regime, which controls most of the Cuban economy, including its tourism sector. “I am here to deliver a clear message from the president … to those three regimes,” Bolton said. “We will not reward torturers,...
  • Bolton discusses possible Trump-Putin meeting in November: report

    10/23/2018 10:09:25 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/23/18 | MORGAN CHALFANT
    Russian President Vladimir Putin told White House national security adviser John Bolton on Tuesday that he wants another face-to-face meeting with President Trump as soon as next month, Reuters is reporting. Putin suggested that the two meet in Paris on Nov. 11. In response, Bolton, who is in Moscow for high-level talks with Russian officials, signaled Trump would be open to the meeting. Trump is scheduled to travel to Paris to commemorate Armistice Day on Nov. 11, which marks the anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended World War I. The trip will come just days after the...
  • Why the Washington Post Fears the Freedom Center - Greenfield

    10/22/2018 2:53:26 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 11 replies
    FrontPage ^ | October 22, 2018 | Greenfield
    Why the Washington Post Fears the Freedom Center We’re making a difference and the media is trying to stop us. October 22, 2018 Daniel Greenfield 11 Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism. “Hard-line Republicans and conservative commentators are mounting a dark whisper campaign against Jamal Khashoggi,” the Washington Post nervously warned. It was the third week of Khashoggimania. And some difficult questions were being asked. The Washington Post had provided Jamal Khashoggi, a Hamas supporter and an old friend of Osama bin...
  • Why Donald Trump likes it when John Kelly and John Bolton fight

    10/18/2018 7:38:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | October 18, 2018 | Chris Cillizza, Editor-at-large
    Even by White House standards, this scrap was reportedly a doozy. Writes Kaitlan Collins and Jeff Zeleny: "A heated argument in the West Wing between chief of staff John Kelly and national security adviser John Bolton over a recent surge in border crossings turned into a shouting match Thursday, two sources familiar with the argument told CNN." According to Collins and Zeleny, the fight -- which Trump witnessed the start of (and sided with the more hard-line Bolton) -- led some aides to speculate that one of the two combatants might leave the White House following it. (The betting money...
  • John Kelly, John Bolton trade expletives in immigration argument outside Oval Office

    10/18/2018 2:37:01 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 39 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 18, 2018 03:41 PM | Updated Oct 18, 2018, 05:04 PM | Diana Stancy Correll
    White House chief of staff John Kelly and White House national security adviser John Bolton hurled expletives at one another during a loud argument outside the Oval Office on Thursday. The exchange between the two was so heated, White House aides were concerned that either Kelly or Bolton would depart their posts immediately, Bloomberg reports. Sources said the dispute began over a disagreement on how to handle the surge in border crossings, and Bolton was critical of how Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was handling her job. President Trump, who earlier in the day threatened to “close our southern border”...
  • Kelly, Bolton reportedly get into White House screaming match

    10/18/2018 2:23:48 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 41 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 18, 2018 | 4:59pm | Mark Moore
    White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and national security adviser John Bolton got into a profanity-laced argument outside the Oval Office on Thursday – a shouting match that startled West Wing staff, according to a report. The two Cabinet members got into it over the surge in border crossings and the procession of thousands of migrants from Central American countries edging closer to the United States, CNN reported. Kelly and Bolton have been feuding over the issue for days, but it broke into a full-fledged brawl on Thursday when Trump sided with Bolton. The fact that Trump backed Bolton...
  • A dark horse in the race for Nikki Haley’s UN job

    10/12/2018 11:48:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The New York Post ^ | October 12, 2018 | Benny Avni
    Since this week’s surprise announcement that Nikki Haley would depart by year’s end, everyone wants to know who’ll replace America’s UN ambassador — who was first dismissed, then hated, then feared and eventually appreciated, heck, even loved (at least by some). The answer, obviously, is up to the never-predictable President Trump, so most names bandied about are speculative, with many driven by wishful thinking. So here’s a wish: Christopher Burnham. Never heard of him? You may soon. Sure, there are other worthy candidates; Washington reporters come up with new ones daily. The much-advertised front-runner, former Deputy National Security Adviser Dina...
  • UN Court Siding With Iran Reveals More D.C. Cleanup Is Needed

    10/08/2018 7:21:31 AM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 19 replies
    The United States was handed yet another snub by the United Nations last week when its International Court of Justice (ICJ) ordered it to undo sanctions against Iran that would interfere with the importation of humanitarian goods and services to that country. Specifically, the court ordered the United States to remove those sanctions dealing with "medicine and medical devices, food and agricultural commodities and spare parts and equipment necessary to ensure the safety of civil aviation." The United States immediately cried foul with John Bolton, the United States National Security Advisor, pointing out that the ICJ had allowed itself to...
  • Trump's National Security Adviser John Bolton, says 'so-called state of Palestine," uses air quotes

    10/04/2018 12:18:46 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 17 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 10/3/18 | Jason Lemon
    President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, John Bolton, referred to “the so-called state of Palestine” while discussing the Middle East on Wednesday. Pressed to clarify his comments, Bolton said: “It’s accurate. It’s not a state.” He then used air quotes when mentioning “Palestine” again. Unlike the U.S. and 56 other nations, 137 member states of the United Nations officially recognize the Palestinian territories as a sovereign state. In 1948, the U.S. was the first country to officially recognize the state of Israel. Last month, the Trump administration announced it would shutter the Palestinian mission in Washington, D.C., which Palestinian leaders...