Donald Trump yesterday appointed Neocon hawk John Bolton as his National Security Adviser. If you've just woken up, switched on the laptop or the phone and for some reason this is the first article you clicked on, no I am definitely not shitting you. It isn't April 1st either. He really did pick former UN ambassador Bolton. By the way, Trump needed no approval here. Choosing a National Security Adviser is his privilege. He doesn't need Senate Confirmation.

Bolton is a bona fide nutcase. He has repeatedly called for the US to launch a preemptive first strike on North Korea. He told Fox News "The only diplomatic option left is to end the North Korean regime by effectively having the South take it over." That's not irresponsible, that's insane. Any such attack on Pyongyang would result in the North immediately launching against Seoul. Hundreds of thousands of people would be killed at the very least. Bolton has repeatedly called for the dissolution of the nuclear deal with Iran. Oh and he thinks Iran should be bombed too. In an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal, published in January, Bolton said that US policy should be to "end the Islamic Republic before it reaches its 40th anniversary." Every now and then a real journalist will challenge him. His response? "America needs to destroy her enemies." He's a bloodthirsty bastard is Bolton, so long as someone else is pulling the trigger. And like so many of these warmongers he is a coward. He joined the Maryland National Guard in 1970 after being assured that by doing so he wouldn't be drafted and sent to Vietnam. He later wrote "I confess I had no desire to die in a Southeast Asian rice paddy. I considered the war in Vietnam already lost." 

Bolton though, has no moral compunctions when it comes to sending other peoples sons and daughters halfway round the world to kill and be killed. He was a director of the infamous (now disbanded) Project For A New American Century (PNAC) think tank. You may remember that they produced a paper in September 2000 called Rebuilding America's Defenses. It advocated for the US to pursue a policy of global hegemony. This would be achieved by spending billions more on the military and by "fighting and winning multiple simultaneous major theatre wars." You'll no doubt remember the papers most chilling line "Further, the process of transformation, even if it brings revolutionary change, is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event – like a new Pearl Harbor." Need I say any more? Bolton and his Neocon-Zionist pals pushed hardest for Bush Jr. to invade Iraq even though Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11. These same Neocons knew that Saddam had no WMD's. He'd used everything he had in the war with Iran. They knew this of course because they had armed him personally.

Trump's fanatical supporters won't mind. They're so mired in identity politics that they can't see what is staring them in the face. Trump is a Zionist puppet. He didn't "lock up" the fiendishly criminal Hillary Clinton. He didn't "drain the swamp" in fact he's dredging it so that he can stock it with more lunatics like Bolton. Trump said interventionism would end on his watch. Nonsense. The truth is that the Zionists are not happy. Bashar al-Assad is still holding on in Syria, thanks to Putin's Russia. Now they are way behind. They thought they'd have moved on to Iran by now. I'm absolutely certain that if Damascus had fallen and a puppet put in place, Israel would have bombed Iran. Maybe that's the next move, maybe that explains the promotion of John Bolton. It's very possible that patience has run out and a decision has been made to go for Iran. Time will tell I suppose.

 

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Richie is the host of The Richie Allen Show and has enjoyed a long, and varied, broadcasting career.