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  • John Bolton says he 'fixed' White House overstaffing by cutting cybersecurity job

    09/21/2018 7:01:04 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Sept. 21, 2018
    National security adviser John Bolton defended his decision to eliminate a cybersecurity coordinator position at the White House, saying he "fixed" an overstaffing issue and that, "You know, the whole thing works." “I inherited a structure in the national security staff that was duplicative and overlapping," Bolton told reporters in a briefing Thursday. Bolton, who took office in April, said cutting the job in May did not negatively impact the National Security Council's ability to craft cybersecurity policy and respond to threats.
  • Bolton Goes After the Illegitimate and Unaccountable ICC

    09/13/2018 8:50:31 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/13/18 | Joseph Klein
    “We will not cooperate, engage, fund, or assist the ICC in any way. This president will not allow American citizens to be prosecuted by foreign bureaucrats, and he will not allow other nations to dictate our means of self-defense U.S. national security advisor John Bolton condemned the International Criminal Court (ICC) “as a free-wheeling global organization claiming jurisdiction over individuals without their consent.” He announced in a major speech to the Federalist Society earlier this week that the Trump administration would consider strong steps to protect the American people if the ICC oversteps its bounds, such as imposing sanctions on...
  • Pentagon sends reinforcements to remote Syria base after Russia threatens attack

    09/11/2018 2:12:08 PM PDT · by Krosan · 33 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | September 11, 2018 | DAVID S. CLOUD AND TRACY WILKINSON
    <p>WASHINGTON — More than 100 U.S. Marines were sent as reinforcements to a remote coalition outpost in southern Syria on Friday after Russia threatened to attack militants in the area, the Pentagon said.</p> <p>The troops were flown by helicopter to the base at At Tanf — a small town near the borders of Syria, Iraq and Jordan. The base is used by U.S. special forces to train Syrian fighters who are confronting Islamic State militants.</p>
  • News Summary At This Hour-Tuesday 9/11/18

    09/11/2018 3:54:02 AM PDT · by Nextrush
    Nextrush Free ^ | 9/11/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    Good Morning on this Tuesday September 11th, 2018, the 17th anniversary of the Al-Qaeda terrorist attacks on the United States. In northern Syria 10-thousand or more Al-Qaeda fighters, thousands of Islamic State forces and other opponents of the regime of Syria's President Bashar Assad are under air and artillery attack ahead of a ground offensive. But the United States, United Kingdom and France are raising an alarm as the military action gets underway..... North Korea's ruler Kim Jong Un wants another summit meeting with President Trump.... President Trump urging residents of the east coast to stay safe as Hurricane Florence...
  • Trump closing Palestinian mission in pro-Israel move

    09/10/2018 2:59:19 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    Ass Press ^ | September 10, 2018 | LAURIE KELLMAN
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is closing the Palestine Liberation Organization’s mission in Washington, the latest U.S. blow against the Palestinians and an international court during the stalled Mideast peace process. Some things to know: THE GIST The administration’s move to close the PLO office in Washington is not directly connected to the Trump White House’s opposition to the International Criminal Court, although the administration is trying to link them. But the Trump administration is trotting out discussions about the two on the same day — Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year — in a move certain to inflame...
  • Closure of the PLO Office in Washington

    09/10/2018 11:01:19 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 57 replies
    US State Department ^ | 9-10-18 | Heather Nauert
    The Administration has determined after careful review that the office of the General Delegation of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in Washington should close. We have permitted the PLO office to conduct operations that support the objective of achieving a lasting, comprehensive peace between Israelis and the Palestinians since the expiration of a previous waiver in November 2017. However, the PLO has not taken steps to advance the start of direct and meaningful negotiations with Israel. To the contrary, PLO leadership has condemned a U.S. peace plan they have not yet seen and refused to engage with the U.S. government...
  • US threatens to arrest ICC judges who probe war crimes

    09/10/2018 11:57:35 AM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 45 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/10/18 | AFP
    The United States threatened Monday to arrest and sanction judges and other officials of the International Criminal Court if it moves to charge any American who served in Afghanistan with war crimes. White House National Security Advisor John Bolton called the Hague-based rights body "unaccountable" and "outright dangerous" to the United States, Israel and other allies, and said any probe of US service members would be "an utterly unfounded, unjustifiable investigation." "If the court comes after us, Israel or other US allies, we will not sit quietly," Bolton said. He said the US was prepared to slap financial sanctions and...
  • Trump officials to announce closure of Palestinian Liberation Organization office in DC: report

    09/10/2018 7:35:07 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/09/18 11:04 PM EDT | BRETT SAMUELS
    National security adviser John Bolton is expected to announced Monday that the U.S. will shutter the Palestine Liberation Organization's (PLO) office in Washington, D.C., The Wall Street Journal reported. “The Trump administration will not keep the office open when the Palestinians refuse to start direct and meaningful negotiations with Israel,” Bolton is expected to say, according to a draft of his speech reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. Bolton will reportedly threaten the International Criminal Court with sanctions if it carries out investigations into the U.S. and Israel. ADVERTISEMENT The action against the PLO, which serves as the main entity...
  • Destroying Trump Destroys More than America

    09/09/2018 4:59:50 PM PDT · by vannrox · 16 replies
    Gold, goats and guns ^ | 10SEP18 | Tom Luongo
    The “Resistance” has morphed into the “Lynch Mob.” Having successfully been gaslit into believing Donald Trump is everything from a bad joke to a Russian spy, the Progressive left in the U.S. are embracing all the totalitarian impulses their grabby little hands can find as they climb the Cliffs of their Insanity to remove him from office. This putsch is orchestrated by a now open conspiracy of members of FBI, CIA, MI-6, DNC, the U.S. corporate media and Trump’s own staff in the Oval Office as evidenced by the recent and infamous New York Times op-ed. This expose from a...
  • National Security Advisor Bolton: Russia 'Stuck' in Syria, Iran must go.

    08/23/2018 11:57:56 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 9 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Aug 22, 2018A | Reuters
    Russia is "stuck" in Syria and looking for others to fund its post-war reconstruction, US National Security Adviser John Bolton said, describing this as an opportunity for Washington to press for Iranian forces to quit the civil war-wracked country. Bolton said that Russian President Vladimir Putin had told the United States that Moscow could not compel the Iranians to leave Syria. "But he also told us that his interest and Iran's were not exactly the same. So we're obviously going to talk to him about what role they can play," said Bolton, who meets his Russian counterpart, Nikolai Patrushev, in...
  • News Summary At This Hour

    08/14/2018 8:54:46 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 8/14/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    Rescue efforts continued through the night in Italy where there are 26 dead and 15 seriously injured after the supporting tower of a large highway bridge collapsed during a torrential rain near Genoa. Twelve are said to be missing with reports that cries are coming from the bridge..... British police searched locations in Birmingham and Nottingham after a 29 year old man was arrested for deliberately driving his car into pedestrians near the Houses of Parliament in London.... More on last night's violence in Sweden. The mobs of youths dressed in black who burned cars and stoned police in eight...
  • Iran's president says he'll talk to Trump "right now"

    08/12/2018 7:21:38 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 48 replies
    CNN ^ | 12 Aug 2018 | Zachary Cohen,
    Washington (CNN)Iranian President Hassan Rouhani issued a challenge to President Donald Trump on Monday, saying the Islamic Republic would welcome talks with the US "right now." "I don't have preconditions. If the US government is willing, let's start right now," Rouhani said during an interview that aired on state television late Monday local time, just hours before the US renewed sanctions on Iran. "If there is sincerity, Iran has always welcomed dialogue and negotiations," Rouhani said. Trump's national security adviser John Bolton, when asked about the offer by CNN's Jake Tapper, dismissed it as possible "propaganda." "Let's see what really...
  • Trump's Russia Advisor Fiona Hill Was One of the Only Women with him in Helsinki. What to Know.

    07/22/2018 6:50:02 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 20 replies
    Bustle ^ | Jul 2018 | Kerry Jarema
    Fiona Hill currently serves as the senior director for Russian and European Affairs on the National Security Council. She was part of the U.S. delegation at the table on Monday along with White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, National Security Adviser John Bolton, and interpreter Marina Gross. The British-born Russia expert left the Brookings Institution, a D.C. think tank, to join the Trump administration last year...Hill was initially tapped to join the National Security Council under Michael Flynn's leadership. The psychological profile of Putin she co-authored with Clifford G. Gaddy, Mr. Putin: Operative in...
  • Bolton says there's a one-year plan for North Korea to denuclearize, stays mum on WaPo report

    07/01/2018 11:41:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | 07/01/2018 | By Maegan Vazquez
    White House national security adviser John Bolton offered up new details on Sunday about the path toward the nuclear disarmament of North Korea and addressed a recent Washington Post report suggesting that the country plans to deceive the United States about its nuclear stockpile. On CBS's "Face the Nation," Bolton said North Korea's nuclear arsenal could be dismantled in a year if Pyongyang cooperates, adding that the program would require "full disclosure of all [of North Korea's] chemical and biological, nuclear programs, ballistic missile sites." "We have developed a program. I am sure that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will...
  • Just Another G7 Where Other Countries Expect America Will Always Be Their Bank. No More

    06/10/2018 5:10:06 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 104 replies
    John Bolton via Twitter ^ | 06/09/18 | John Bolton
    Just another #G7 where other countries expect America will always be their bank. The President made it clear today. No more.      https://twitter.com/AmbJohnBolton/status/1005584419304898566
  • I love these pics of President Trump at G7

    06/09/2018 2:08:53 PM PDT · by Java4Jay · 156 replies
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    Take a look and comment please
  • Merkel predicts 'contentious' G7 summit with Trump

    06/06/2018 10:13:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 6 June 2018 14:55 CEST+02:00 | AFP/DPA/The Local
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday she expected “contentious discussions” at a G7 summit this week, given differences with US President Donald Trump on trade, climate and security. Speaking two days before the Canada meeting of the club of major industrialized democracies, Merkel also said the leaders may not necessarily manage to agree on a final joint statement. “I think everyone knows there will be difficult discussions there, because G7 summits deal with the global economy, trade, climate protection, development—and foreign policy,” she told German parliament. […] Merkel vowed to enter the talks “in good faith”, but stressed that...
  • Battered by Trump, G7 leaders choose to be 'polite,' productive

    06/07/2018 10:42:19 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 64 replies
    Reuters ^ | David Ljunggren, Jean-Baptiste Vey
    OTTAWA (Reuters) - Leaders of the Group of Seven rich nations headed for a summit in Canada on Thursday more divided than at any time in the group’s 42-year history, as U.S. President Donald Trump’s “America First” policies risk causing a global trade war and deep diplomatic schisms. In a bid to rebuild America’s industry, Trump has imposed hefty tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, including those from key G7 allies like Canada, Japan and the European Union. He has threatened to use national security laws to do the same for foreign car imports and has walked back on environmental...
  • Caption Time

    06/09/2018 4:36:40 PM PDT · by PROCON · 92 replies
    June 9, 2018 | Vanity
    Caption Time
  • Photo of Merkel, Trump Goes Viral

    06/09/2018 6:17:07 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 213 replies
    MSN ^ | 6-9-2018 | Gillian Edevane
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel shared a picture on her official Instagram account that shows her staring down President Donald Trump during the G-7 Summit in Canada this weekend. True to form, online commenters have since turned the photo into a humorous caption contest. Merkel—or an aide that runs her account—shared the picture on Saturday, as Trump was preparing to depart early from the meeting in Montréal, Quebec ahead of a high-stakes Singapore meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. The photo depicts Trump sitting behind a table with his arms crossed, while stony-faced aides and leaders look in his direction....