+- +-

+-User

Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
 
 
 
Forgot your password?

+-Stats ezBlock

Members
Total Members: 46
Latest: Tony Ryan
New This Month: 2
New This Week: 0
New Today: 0
Stats
Total Posts: 12141
Total Topics: 254
Most Online Today: 2
Most Online Ever: 137
(April 21, 2019, 04:54:01 am)
Users Online
Members: 0
Guests: 1
Total: 1

Author Topic: War Provocations and Peace Actions  (Read 3733 times)

0 Members and 0 Guests are viewing this topic.

AGelbert

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 21821
  • Location: Colchester, Vermont
    • Agelbert Truth AND Consequences
Re: War Provocations and Peace Actions
« Reply #255 on: January 14, 2019, 12:31:46 pm »

Bolton, a Seriously Deranged Madman, Sought Options to Strike Iran

by Mish

John Bolton 🦍, Trump’s national security adviser, had asked for military options to strike Iran, rattling the Pentagon.

The Wall Street Journal reports White House Sought Options to Strike Iran.

President Trump’s National Security Council asked the Pentagon to provide the White House with military options to strike Iran last year, generating concern at the Pentagon and State Department, current and former U.S. officials said.

The request, which hasn’t been previously reported, came after militants fired three mortars into Baghdad’s sprawling diplomatic quarter, home to the U.S. Embassy, on a warm night in early September. The shells—launched by a group aligned with Iran—landed in an open lot and harmed no one.

But they triggered unusual alarm in Washington, where Mr. Trump’s national security team led by John Bolton 😈 conducted a series of meetings to discuss a forceful American response, including what many saw as the unusual request for options to strike Iran.

Quote
“It definitely rattled people,” a former senior U.S. administration official said of the request. “People were shocked. It was mind-boggling how cavalier they were about hitting Iran.”

The Pentagon complied with the National Security Council’s request to develop options for striking Iran, the officials said. But it isn’t clear if the proposals were provided to the White House, whether Mr. Trump knew of the request or whether serious plans for a U.S. strike against Iran took shape at that time.

Mr. Bolton’s request reflects the administration’s more confrontational approach toward Tehran, one that he has pushed since taking up the post last April.

As a think-tank scholar and Fox News commentator, Mr. Bolton repeatedly urged the U.S. to attack Iran, including in a 2015 New York Times op-ed titled, “To stop Iran’s bomb, bomb Iran.”

Bolton Seriously Deranged

Bolton has learned nothing from Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, or Syria. As a seriously deranged madman in precisely the wrong place, he a dangerous threat to US and global security.

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

https://moneymaven.io/mishtalk/economics/bolton-a-seriously-deranged-madman-sought-options-to-strike-iran-9Zx1-pW9AEWSfuffdZekIA/
Leges         Sine    Moribus     Vanae   
Faith,
if it has not works, is dead, being alone.

 

+-Recent Topics

Global Warming is WITH US by AGelbert
May 23, 2019, 11:59:08 am

Doomstead Diner Daily by Surly1
May 23, 2019, 06:09:54 am

War Provocations and Peace Actions by AGelbert
May 22, 2019, 10:44:45 pm

Interesting, but little known, Facts about Famous People by AGelbert
May 22, 2019, 10:37:19 pm

Corruption in Government by AGelbert
May 22, 2019, 10:13:29 pm

U.S. History & Politics, Climate Change, Trump Impeachment & Standing Rock: CONTEXT by AGelbert
May 21, 2019, 08:17:39 pm

Money by AGelbert
May 21, 2019, 02:21:06 pm

Photvoltaics (PV) by AGelbert
May 18, 2019, 05:38:41 pm

🦕🦖 Hydrocarbon 🐍 Hellspawn Mens Rea Actus Reus modus operandi by AGelbert
May 18, 2019, 01:01:27 pm

Viruses of the Mind by AGelbert
May 17, 2019, 11:02:29 pm