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    Trump considering replacing John Bolton: Report
    Wed May 15, 2019 09:24AM [Updated: Wed May 15, 2019 10:09AM ]
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    US President Donald Trump and National Security Adviser John Bolton during a meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the White House on May 22, 2018. (Getty images)


    US media reports suggest that President Donald Trump is considering replacing his hawkish National Security Adviser John Bolton over his plans to push the United States towards a military conflict with Iran, Venezuela and North Korea.

    Bolton “is headed for the exits, having flown too close to the sun on his regime change efforts for Iran, Venezuela and North Korea,” The National Interest magazine reported Tuesday, citing sources familiar with the matter.

    “Hearing that Trump wants him out,” a former senior Trump administration official told themagazine.

    There is speculation in Washington “that there’s now daylight between Trump and Bolton,” the report added.

    The fighting has also expanded to include US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, officials say. A State Department official and a former White House official both report that Bolton and Pompeo are “fighting all the time.”

    A former senior official in the State Department said Pompeo is enthusiastic about isolating Iran, but fearful of an actual war that might engulf much of the Middle East.

    “John Bolton is the problem … Trump’s national security adviser is getting dangerous...particularly to the president’s ideals,” Douglas Macgregor, a Bolton rival and would-be successor, writes in Spectator USA.

    Trump ran his election campaign on the promise to pull the US military out of Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria -- unwinnable post-9/11 wars that have consumed American lives and military budgets.

    That partial retreat remains one of Trump's strongest points in his pitch to be the so-called outsider president.

    But Bolton is working in exactly the opposite direction.

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    PressTV-‘US hawks present Trump with military plan on Iran’
    Hawkish American officials, led by Bolton, have reportedly presented President Trump with a new military plan aimed at Iran, which would see Washington deploy 120,000 troops to the Mideast.

    The United States has been ratcheting up economic and military pressure on Iran, with Trump recently urging Tehran to talk to him.

    "What I’d like to see with Iran, I’d like to see them call me," Trump told reporters at the White House on Thursday.

    But then he said he would not rule out the possibility of military action in Iran amid escalating tensions before slamming former secretary of state John Kerry for his involvement in the issue.

    His remarks came after Bolton said on Sunday that the United States was sending an aircraft carrier strike group and a bomber task force to the Middle East in a "clear and unmistakable" message to Iran.

    The Pentagon announced on Friday that the US was deploying an amphibious assault ship and a Patriot missile battery to bolster an aircraft carrier and B-52 bombers already sent to the Persian Gulf
     
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    No doubt, a good sign, if it is true.
     
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    Trump will probably get a warning, he is just their puppet.
     
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    "The fighting has also expanded to include US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, officials say"


    Add Mike Pence as well to the list. Don't know about them and their planes for the "rapture", but these evangelical fundos are clearly playing with the lives and future of the millions of ordinary Americans who by in large are atheist.
     
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    amphibious assault ship?? What's that for?
     
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    #mrjones
     
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    That's because Christianity is shit, fucking **** churchfuckers
     
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    I would advise you to amend your post. Evangelic are a sect, they do not represent majority of Christianity.

    However, it is highly concerning that American public is not aware that people who are making decisions on their behalf are waiting/instigating for Russian nukes to fall on American soil so they can attain their rapture. Madness!
     
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    Trump, despite everything he says and does to appeal to his target demographic, has actually been way more anti-war than any other President.
     
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    Yep- bolton is the reason we are seeing this hawkish foreign policy from DC. He did the same during the IRAQ war, I never liked the man and consider him to have the blood of IRAQ on his hands.
     
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    Especially if you consider his environment, being surrounded by war hawks, but again, he is the one who appointed Pompeo and Bolton, and fired anyone who was against war with Iran. So in a way, he is not anti-war?
     
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    Source is PressTv of Iran, this "news" should be dismissed without even reading it.
     
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    I wouldn't say he's anti-war; but he's definitely more anti-war than any of his predecessors.

    He is not the one who intervened in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya or Syria. He also tried for diplomacy vs limited strikes in N. Korea. And, I don't think he's into war with Iran --- but he definitely knows that current US interests, due to various lobbies and interest groups, are with Israel and Saudi Arabia, so he definitely would like to contain Iran.

    Personally, I believe the US should align with Iran and ditch Saudi Arabia and Israel --- they are much more evil!
     
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    They are quoting the national interest magazine

    Bolton “is headed for the exits, having flown too close to the sun on his regime change efforts for Iran, Venezuela and North Korea,” The National Interest magazine reported Tuesday, citing sources familiar with the matter.

    “Hearing that Trump wants him out,” a former senior Trump administration official told themagazine.
     
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    Israelis want Americans to invade their enemy, Iran. Whoever helps them achieve that will have full support of the Zionist lobbies.