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  • Tiny Malta punches above its weight for a free civilization -- again

    04/21/2019 10:02:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies ^ | 4/21/2019 | Monica Showalter
    Does the tiny nation of Malta need some tourism or someone to buy its products, some extra defense help, or maybe a Hollywood movie celebrating it? Can we do something for them? I wish I could tell for sure, because right now, the only sentiment to describe the tiny state is one of awe and gratitude. National Security Advisor John Bolton had a great tweet about it: John Bolton âś” @AmbJohnBolton The U.S. recognizes and appreciates Malta & countries across the world that are standing up to a ruthless dictator by prohibiting military flights and vessels from bringing military equipment...
  • Third World War Gathering in Venezuela

    04/04/2019 3:00:35 AM PDT · by Candor7 · 49 replies
    The Stranger ^ | Apr 2, 2019 at 1:05 pm | Charles Mudede
    At first, the US's aggressive position on Venezuela seemed uncomplicated. Troops were quickly on the mind of the top hawk in D.C.—White House National Security Adviser John Bolton, the man who, in the first years of the 2000s, played a key role in leading the US into an adventure—the second Iraq war—that proved to be disastrous, and placed American imperial power in a terminal crisis (the collapse of the Project for the New American Century). The fickle public had forgotten about all that. Bolton, a member of the "old gang" (Cheney, Rummy, Wolfowitz), could resume the war drumming he loves...
  • Exclusive: Trump eager for trade deal with post-Brexit Britain - Bolton to Reuters TV

    03/30/2019 5:26:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 29, 2019 3:55 PM | Steve Holland
    White House national security adviser John Bolton said on Friday that President Donald Trump is eager for a U.S. trade deal with Britain once it breaks away from the European Union. “President Trump remains very eager to cut a bilateral trade deal with an independent Britain. It’s what the people voted for in 2016, and when they get out, whether it’s now, April 12 or later, we’ll be standing right there waiting for them,” Bolton said in an interview with Reuters Television. […] As for whether Britain should hold a second Brexit referendum, Bolton said the vote from the first...
  • Trump adviser warns Russia on military presence in Venezuela [Bolton]

    03/29/2019 5:35:39 PM PDT · by amorphous · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | 29 March 2019
    WASHINGTON, March 29 (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's national security adviser warned Russia on Friday about its military presence in Venezuela, saying any move to establish or expand operations there would be considered a "direct threat" to international peace. "We strongly caution actors external to the Western Hemisphere against deploying military assets to Venezuela, or elsewhere in the Hemisphere, with the intent of establishing or expanding military operations," White House national security adviser John Bolton said in a statement. "We will consider such provocative actions as a direct threat to international peace and security in the region," Bolton added.
  • Trump tells Russia to get its troops out of Venezuela

    03/27/2019 12:30:14 PM PDT · by amorphous · 61 replies
    REUTERS ^ | 27 March 2019 | Steve Holland, Lesley Wroughton
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday called on Russia to pull its troops from Venezuela and said that “all options” were open to make that happen.
  • North Korea rebuilds part of missile site as Bolton warns of more sanctions

    03/05/2019 11:02:59 PM PST · by blueplum · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | 05 Mar 2019 | David Brunnstrom, Lisa Lambert
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea has restored part of a rocket test site it began to dismantle after pledging to do so in a first summit with U.S. President Donald Trump last year, while Trump’s national security advisor warned that new sanctions could be introduced if Pyongyang did not scrap its nuclear weapons program. South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency and two U.S. think tanks reported on Tuesday that work was underway at the Sohae Satellite Launching Station at Tongchang-ri, even as Trump met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at a second summit in Hanoi last week.
  • Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro must be soiling himself about now

    01/29/2019 9:47:38 AM PST · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 29, 2019 | Monica Showalter
    Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro, who already has a legal president waiting in the wings to take the reins, now has a mountain of U.S. pressure to get out while the getting's good. He's not much for Twitter, but in the last few hours, he's been going like gangbusters, or, well, in his case, gangs, trying to rally the left to his regime and get his "narrative" for them out. Look at this amazingly long string of recent tweets. The big thing making him scream publicly is news of the crushing round of sanctions employed by President Trump and his dream...
  • John Bolton's written note on 'troops to Colombia' raises eyebrows Samuel Chamberlain

    01/28/2019 7:22:30 PM PST · by Blue House Sue · 32 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 1/28/19 | Samuel Chamberlain
    National Security Adviser John Bolton may have inadvertently revealed a potential next move by the Trump administration in the Venezuela crisis Monday when photographers captured a note on a legal pad that read: "5,000 troops to Colombia." Sources tell Fox News that the White House is considering pre-positioning U.S. forces in Venezuela's western neighbor in case they are needed. However, the sources said that no such move is imminent. "As the president has said, all options are on the table," a White House spokesperson told Fox News. The National Security Council declined to comment on the note, while the Pentagon...
  • 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,...