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  • Rand Paul: John Bolton is a 'malign influence'

    05/19/2019 12:02:57 PM PDT · by RandFan · 90 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/16/19 03:14 PM EDT | ALEXANDER BOLTON -
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), a close ally of President Trump who has supported the president’s desire to pull U.S. troops out of the Middle East, says national security adviser John Bolton is a “malign influence.” Paul, who believes the U.S. should reduce its military presence in Syria and Afghanistan, says he is alarmed by the recent mobilization of U.S. combat troops to counter what some Trump officials see as a rising threat posed by Iran. Asked about Bolton’s role in the recent deployment of an aircraft carrier strike group and an Air Force bomber task force, Paul said, “I fear...
  • Trump voter base would recoil at attack on Venezuela or Iran, backers warn

    05/09/2019 10:58:56 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 66 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 9, 2019
    President Trump would destabilize his reelection coalition if he attacks Iran or Venezuela, supporters and outside observers say, as key administration officials threaten war. Trump is nearly alone inside the West Wing as the voice for military restraint following a phase-out of grassroots backers, five former White House aides say, leaving the often mercurial president with advisers pushing in one direction. Wars often rally the public around a president, but a Trump-led intervention might hurt him.
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Sunday 5/5-Monday 5/6/2019

    05/06/2019 2:41:00 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 5/5/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    41 are dead in a plane fire as Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport according to Russian officials...... Early Monday morning reports from the Palestinian side say a cease-fire is in force with Israel as of 430 am local time, 930 pm Eastern US time. No comment on that from Israel but an announcement that restrictions from Home Front Command of the Israel Defense Forces are ended as of 7 am local time, 12 Midnight Eastern US time..... A statement from US National Security Adviser John Bolton Sunday..... The situation worsening this weekend in Syria with the possibility that the HTS jihadists, formerly...
  • Trump Team Demolishes Deep State’s Cuba Policy

    05/04/2019 5:40:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 4, 2019 | Humberto Fontova
    “If Cuban Troops and Militia do not immediately CEASE military and other operations for the purpose of causing death and destruction to the Constitution of Venezuela, a full and complete embargo, together with highest-level sanctions, will be placed on the island of Cuba…Maduro is not a Venezuelan patriot. He's a Cuban puppet." (Trump)"American foreign policy should be based on the pursuit of American national interest. Tragically, the Obama administration’s misguided Cuba policy provided the Cuban regime with the necessary political cover to expand its malign influence and ideological imperialism across the region.” (John Bolton) The teleprompted (from Havana) Fake News Media...
  • This Is Why Trump Is Threatening A New Embargo On Cuba

    04/30/2019 4:14:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 30, 2019 | Matt Vespa
    The situation in Venezuela is deteriorating. Throughout the day, protests have erupted. Supporters and opponents of socialist President Nicolas Maduro are once facing off after months of economic destitution that has left the beacon of 21stCentury Socialism an absolute hellhole. You’ve all read the reports. Medicals supplies are absent, hunger is rampant, and inflation is through the roof. No one is safe from economic blight, except Maduro. Venezuelans from all social classes have suffered. There’s footage of people eating out of trashcans. Zoo animals are being killed for food. Venezuelan children are now being forced into prostitution in order to...
  • Trump threatens Cuba with 'full and complete' embargo,

    04/30/2019 3:25:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | April 30, 2019 | Greg Re
    As Venezuela plunged into a dramatic televised scene of chaos and violence on Tuesday, President Trump warned he would impose a "full and complete embargo" and sanctions on Cuba if its troops do not cease operations in the ravaged South American nation. National Security Adviser John Bolton alleged earlier Tuesday that Cuban troops were keeping Maduro in power in Caracas. “It’s a very delicate moment,” Bolton said, adding that "all options" remained on the table -- including, potentially, a U.S. military intervention. “The president wants to see a peaceful transfer of power." Trump's dramatic threat came hours after his administration...
  • Venezuelans clash with pro-Maduro Code Pink activists in tense scene outside DC embassy

    04/30/2019 2:15:36 PM PDT · by CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC · 93 replies
    FpxNews ^ | 4/30/2019 | Alex Pappas
    Dozens of supporters of opposition leader Juan Guaido converged Tuesday on the now-shuttered Venezuelan embassy in Washington, clashing with pro-regime activists who have been camped out at the building for weeks in support of embattled Nicolas Maduro. .... In Washington, flag-waving and national-anthem singing demonstrators, many of whom were born in Venezuela, quickly outnumbered those from the anti-war group Code Pink gathered to support Maduro's regime. .... "This group – the Code Pink – has taken the embassy," Gandullia said. "We want to enter. We want to take over. And demonstrate that it belongs to us." Activists from Code Pink,...
  • Bolton On Venezuela: All Options Are On The Table

    04/30/2019 4:26:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 136 replies
    townhall.com ^ | April 30, 2019 | Beth Bauman
    Things continue to intensify in Venezuela as Nicolas Maduro's people run over opposition protestors with armed vehicles and spray crowds with live ammunition. National Security Advisor John Bolton on Tuesday said "all options are on the table" as far as United States' intervention goes, The Hill reported.“We want as our principle objective the peaceful transfer of power, but I will say again as the president has said from the outset ... all options are on the table,” Bolton said. "Over 40 people have been killed by the Maduro regime in the course of these protests."The Western hemisphere recognizes Juan Guaidó as...
  • John Bolton Honors the Bay of Pigs Freedom-Fighters, Who Obama Apologized For

    04/20/2019 3:36:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 20, 2019 | Humberto Fontova
    “It is an honor to address you all (The Bay of Pigs Veterans Association) today. I am delighted to be here in Miami among such brave and distinguished company. Our nation and this region are forever in debt to you." (John Bolton, April 17, 2019, the 58th Anniversary Of the Bay of Pigs freedom-fight.)“I’m grateful that President Ortega did not blame me for things (the Bay of Pigs freedom-fight) that happened when I was three months old…We are not dug into policies that were formulated before I was born.” (An abject President Obama groveling to Communist/drug-trafficking/ terror-sponsors Daniel Ortega, Hugo...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Tuesday 4/16-Wednesday 4/17/2019 Newsdump Week

    04/17/2019 2:42:15 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 4/16/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    "No Collusion-No Obsruction!" A tweet from President Trump repeating his consistent message since Robert Mueller's report was delivered to Attorney General William Barr..... Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he's received many congratulatory messages from Arab leaders since his election victory last week..... Women's rights activists seeking to end the male guardianship system in Saudi Arabia are due back in court in Riyadh.... As expected a veto from President Trump of legislation to shut down US support for the war Saudi Arabia leads in Yemen.... An extensive probe underway into the cause of the blaze at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris...
  • In Win for Bolton, International Criminal Court Will Not Prosecute US Troops

    04/16/2019 10:06:11 PM PDT · by deks · 9 replies
    Defense One ^ | APRIL 12, 2019 | KATIE BO WILLIAMS
    The International Criminal Court will not investigate alleged war crimes in Afghanistan by the U.S. and its allies in the early days of the War on Terror, rejecting a request from the chief prosecutor to launch a formal probe into the matter and handing an ideological victory to National Security Advisor John Bolton on a pet issue that he has made a focus of the Trump administration. The United States is not a signatory to the ICC and administrations of both parties have long been wary of the Hague, in part out of concern that it might allow for the...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 3/29-Saturday 3/30/2019 Newsdump Edition

    03/30/2019 2:46:25 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 3/30/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    The Battle of Brexit With News, Comment And Analysis... British Prime Minister Theresa May continues to bore into supporters of a real and meaningful exit from the European Union trying to get her plan for "Brexit" rejected three times back up for a fourth vote.... A prosecutor in Nice, France says that 73-year old Yellow Vests protester Genevieve Legay was knocked to the ground unconscious by police last Saturday. Jean-Michel Pretre made the admission Friday and said a formal judicial inquiry has been opened.... "We strongly caution actors external to the Western Hemisphere against deploying military assets to Venezuela......." Tough...
  • The Cold War Ides of March US Cold Warriors escalate toward actual war with Russia.

    03/21/2019 9:35:22 PM PDT · by NorseViking · 56 replies
    The Nation ^ | March 20, 2019 | Stephen F. Cohen
    Heedless of the consequences, or perhaps welcoming them, America’s Cold Warriors and their media platforms have recently escalated their rhetoric against Russia, especially in March. Anyone who has lived through or studied the preceding 40-year Cold War will recognize the ominous echoes of its most dangerous periods, when actual war was on the horizon or a policy option. Here are only a few random but representative examples: § In a March 8 Washington Post opinion article, two American professors, neither with any apparent substantive knowledge of Russia or Cold War history, warned that the Kremlin is trying “to undermine our...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Tuesday-Wednesday 3/12-3/13/2019

    03/13/2019 5:12:50 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 19 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 3/12/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    The House of Commons rejecting Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plan 391-242 Tuesday night.... A "free vote" set for Wednesday on exiting the EU with 'no deal'..... There was concern for the fate of Venezuelan journalist Luis Carlos Diaz, who disappeared after leaving leaving his offices Monday afternoon.... US National Security Adviser again warning the Maduro government and the security forces that any harm to President Guaido and the National Assembly will be met with a: "significant response"..... Iran will respond firmly to any Israeli naval action against its oil shipments.... Israel releasing a story about Hezbollah operating in southern...
  • Pakistan Confident, India Confused, Afghanistan Peace Talks, Iran Regime Change

    02/28/2019 2:30:13 AM PST · by Nextrush · 7 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 2/28/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    Watching the events unfold some 24 hours ago one saw a confident and fairly accurate posture in the media in general and social media in particular by Pakistan as it successfully flexed its military muscle against India. India, on the other hand, came off as confused denying anything had happened until Pakistan proved the Indian MIG was downed and pilot captured. Pakistan showed its military strength and its apparent self-confidence. And why shouldn't it be confident. Right now the Pakistan created and backed Taliban of Afghanistan are involved in negotiations with the United States.......
  • Taiwan transfixed at John Bolton press conference by the map behind him

    01/31/2019 2:15:20 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Inkstone ^ | 01/31/2019 | Laura Zhou
    Much of the world has been transfixed in the last few days by a yellow notepad held by National Security Advisor John Bolton, which seemed to suggest that the US was considering military action against Venezuela. But in Taiwan, it was the map hanging behind him at the very same White House briefing that has captured much of the attention. The map at the Monday press briefing, presented by Bolton and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, made a distinction between the self-ruled island of Taiwan and mainland China. Beijing has in recent years wielded its economic power to pressure multinational companies...
  • John Bolton's Intriguing Notepad: Is a Secret Invasion of Venezuela Being Planned?

    01/29/2019 9:07:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01/29/2019 | Claudia Rosett
    In most of the media, it's playing as one of those gotcha moments. At Monday's White House press briefing National Security Advisor John Bolton came to make some remarks on Venezuela. He carried a lined yellow legal pad, on which two short scribbled notes were visible to photographers. The scribble that made news was: "5,000 troops to Colombia." That sure sounds like a ramped-up threat to Colombia's neighbor, Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro. A glimpse of inside pow-wows at the White House. It looked a lot more specific than President Trump's warning that "all options are on the table." Was it...
  • Photographer Captures Cryptic Note on John Bolton’s Notepad...: ‘5000 Troops to Colombia’

    01/29/2019 6:39:02 AM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 50 replies
    Mediaite (Scum Suckers) ^ | Jan 28 2019 | Tamar Auber
    On Monday, the White House held its first press briefing in over a month, During that briefing, a photographer caught a note written on National Security Advisor John Bolton‘s notebook that was not visible to reporters in the room. It read: “5,000 troops to Colombia.” CNN’s Jim Acosta reported on what happened. “Wolf, we want to draw your attention to one other thing that happened at the White House briefing earlier this afternoon,” he explained. “John Bolton, the National Security Adviser, was caught on camera. A photographer took a picture of this note pad…Notice on the second line, it says...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Sunday 1/27/2019-Monday 1/28/2019

    01/28/2019 5:08:04 AM PST · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/27/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    The United States National Security Adviser John Bolton tweeting a warning to regime leader Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela about any actions against US diplomats or the country's interim president Juan Guaido. Bolton saying that "intimidation" of either would be met with "a significant response". Additional nations are recognizing Juan Guaido as the new President of Venezuela. The latest nations to join the list Australia and Israel..... A prominent Yellow Vests figure, Jerome Rodrigues, seriously injured in the eye by French police in Paris Saturday evening at the "Place of the Bastille"....... Also the "Yellow Vests" concept of protest has spread...
  • Nancy Pelosi ran rings around Trump. Imagine what Kim Jong Un and the Taliban will do.(Barf alert)

    01/26/2019 1:54:03 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 92 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 26th 2019 | Max Boot
    On Jan. 17, President Trump tweeted: “No ‘Cave’ on the issue of Border and National Security.” Eight days later, he caved, agreeing to reopen the government for three weeks without getting a penny for his border wall. His right-wing allies are spluttering in rage, but they shouldn’t be surprised. This debacle confirms that Trump is not the “ultimate negotiator” he purports to be. He is, in fact, a lousy negotiator. Now he may be on the verge of concluding the worst deals of the century by pulling U.S. troops out of South Korea and Afghanistan in return for empty promises...