In yet another shake-up by this administration, President Trump has appointed former US Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton as National Security Advisor, replacing Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster.
John Bolton served as the United States Ambassador to the United Nations from August 2005 until December 2006 as a recess appointee by President George W. Bush.
Bolton, who helped cover up the Iran-Contra scandal, holds a number of extreme foreign policy positions. These are just some of his dangerous and hawkish foreign policy and national security stances that just may start WWIII and get us all killed.
Pre-emption opponents argue that action is not justified because Pyongyang does not constitute an ‘imminent threat.’ They are wrong. The threat is imminent…
It is perfectly legitimate for the United States to respond to the current “necessity” posed by North Korea’s nuclear weapons by striking first.
The Legal Case for Striking North Korea First – Wall Street Journal – 2/28/18
More negotiation with North Korea? I think they’d say bring it on. More time to increase the size and scope of their ballistic missile and nuclear capabilities.
On his disdain for this administration’s policy thus far
The inescapable conclusion is that Iran will not negotiate away its nuclear program. Nor will sanctions block its building a broad and deep weapons infrastructure. The inconvenient truth is that only military action…can accomplish what is required. Time is terribly short, but a strike can still succeed.
To Stop Iran’s Bomb, Bomb Iran – The New York Times – 3/26/15
Putin’s global aspirations are not friendly to America, and the sooner he knows we know it, the better. It is not enough, however, to file criminal charges against Russian citizens, nor are economic sanctions anywhere near sufficient to prove our displeasure.
On a retaliatory cybercampaign against Russia
This effort should not be proportional to what we have just experienced. It should be decidedly disproportionate.
Russian assault on ‘American idea’ enables Trump to take tough action – The Hill – 2/19/18
We have just seen in the past days the final crash, if you needed any more evidence, that the two-state solution is a nonstarter,” he said in 2014. “[A two-state solution] would inevitably lead to a terror state on the other side of the border with Israel.
Fox News’ America’s Newsroom – 4/29/14
The United Nations has become a vast, sprawling conglomerate, overwhelmed by unsustainable ambitions, inadequate capacities, and plain reality.
Shifting to voluntary contributions means adopting two principles that, at the UN at least, would be profoundly revolutionary. We would pay only for what we want, and we would insist that we get what we pay for — that is, real performance. And, of course, we should vigorously encourage other UN members (especially large contributors like Japan, Germany, Britain, and France) to join us in moving to entirely voluntary contributions.
The UN doesn’t work. Here’s a fix – The Boston Globe – 10/15/15