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Well, we all know what 'Regime Change' means: War.

 

The sad part about this is he is right when he says “The ayatollahs are the principal threat to international peace and security in the Middle East.”

 

Until Islamic hardliners are deposed, there will be no peace in the world. But this extends far beyond Iran, and other Islamic countries know it. This could be the beginning of a new Crusades.

 

 

 

John Bolton, Top Contender For Secretary Of State, Calls For Regime Change In Iran

 

The hawkish former diplomat’s worldview is at odds with Donald Trump’s non-interventionist rhetoric.

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/john-bolton-regime-change-iran-secretary-of-state_us_582df81be4b030997bbe0d67?zq1wnrk9

 

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WASHINGTON ― John Bolton, a top candidate to serve as President-elect Donald Trump’s secretary of state, is publicly calling for the U.S. to help overthrow the existing government in Iran.

“The only long-term solution is regime change in Tehran,” the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations told SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily on Thursday morning. “The ayatollahs are the principal threat to international peace and security in the Middle East.”

The call for regime change is very much in line with past statements from Bolton, a hyper-hawkish Bush administration official who stands by the decision to invade Iraq in 2003. He has repeatedly urged the U.S. to help Israel bomb Iran or do it alone. Even as Iran was in the final stages of negotiating an international agreement that requires it to dramatically scale back its nuclear infrastructure, Bolton recommended a military attack.

Thursday’s remark suggests that he has no plans to tone down his adventurist foreign policy views, which run counter to Trump’s repeated promises to focus resources domestically and to avoid unnecessary entanglements abroad.

The Trump campaign has struggled to outline a cohesive foreign policy vision. But to the extent that the president-elect has a worldview, it seems to lean non-interventionist. He has said he would require U.S. allies to shoulder more of the burden for their own security, even suggesting that some non-nuclear nations could obtain nuclear weapons to defend themselves without help from Washington. He speaks aggressively about “destroying” the Islamic State but hasn’t offered a plan to match his rhetoric. Instead, he’s suggested that he might let Russia, which is backing Syrian President Bashar Assad, take charge of outside efforts to help resolve the civil war in Syria.

One of Trump’s first calls with a foreign leader after the election was with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Russia is allied with Iran in the Syrian conflict, making Bolton’s comments about Iran that much more awkward.

Throughout the presidential campaign, Trump slammed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for being too quick to intervene militarily. At every opportunity, he brought up her vote for the Iraq War and her push for NATO airstrikes in Libya ― even though he had backed both operations at the time.

Bolton said Thursday that he finds the debate between interventionism and non-interventionism “unproductive.”

“To me, it’s like saying, ‘Do you prefer a spoon or a knife?” he said. “And the immediate next question is, ‘Well, for what?’ That’s how I view interventionism and non-interventionism. These are the tools in the country’s toolkit and you do what’s appropriate.”

Yet Bolton often prefers the knife of intervention, no matter what the occasion. Much like the proponents of the Iraq War who said the 2003 invasion would be a straightforward undertaking welcomed by the Iraqis, Bolton said Thursday that Iranians want regime change. He also hinted that such regime change could involve the U.S. arming opposition groups.

“I don’t think the regime is popular, but I think it has the guns. I think ― there are ways of supporting the opposition. It does not involve the use of American military force. It does involve helping the opposition to get a different kind of government,” Bolton said.

He did not respond to requests from The Huffington Post for clarification on how regime change in Iran might take place without direct U.S. military intervention.

In the Breitbart interview, Bolton criticized President Barack Obama for not doing more to support the Green Movement protests in Iran in 2009. But he has also supported more extreme opponents to the regime. Bolton has attended rallies in support of Mujahedeen-e-Khalq (MEK), an exiled Iranian dissident group that the U.S. classified as a terrorist organization until 2012.

The obvious disconnect between the worldviews of Trump and Bolton makes it hard to grasp why the president-elect is considering Bolton to be his top diplomat. But lacking any foreign policy experience himself, Trump is easily swayed in this area by the advice of those close to him, multiple sources with knowledge of the transition told The Huffington Post.

Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law and close adviser, likes Bolton, the sources said, in part because of Bolton’s extreme anti-Iran stance and his related unconditional support for Israel. Billionaire Robert Mercer and his daughter Rebekah, Trump’s largest financial backers during the campaign, have been heavy supporters of Bolton as well.

Trump’s transition team did not respond to a request for comment.

While Trump has called the Iran nuclear agreement a “disaster” and the “worst deal ever negotiated,” he hasn’t urged overthrowing the regime of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as an alternative. At times during the campaign, Trump said he would rip up the nuclear accord, but more frequently, he made vague promises to “renegotiate” the terms of the deal and extract more concessions from Iran. He saidhe would “enforce it like you’ve never seen a contract enforced before.”

Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), the chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee ― who has also been floated as a possible secretary of state ― said Wednesday that it’s more likely that Trump will seek to build consensus among U.S. allies that Iran is violating the agreement than move to tear up the deal immediately.

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Oblameo missed his chance in 2009. We should hack them into oblivion. Fill the country with porn and hip hop. A dose of modern western culture would drive the students out of their minds. Renegotiate the Nuke deal. If sanctions are needed put on the sanctions from hell. NO USA TROOPS.

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I feel bad for the Kurds. I have been following them for months. They are highly trained ISIS killers. They want a country. Oblameo supplied them with small arms and ammo. Special Forces have been training them for years. The Peshmerga is a real army. Trump is going to sell them down the river when he cuts the deal with Putin on Syria. Oh well. Xin loi. Sorry about that.

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You dopes will be disappointed again. Syria is over. Putin stepped in when oblameo drew the line. Assad will stay and be a good little puppet. Syria will cost Putin billions of Rubles. The timid Iraqi army will eventually Kill ISIS. Their problem will be what it is has been for decades. Iran. Iraq will deal with Trump and some accommodation will be made for the Kurds. I do not see any war by Trump. He needs the money for other things.

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Well, we all know what 'Regime Change' means: War.

 

Ahhh... No.

 

It means rot from the Head down.

 

 

Had it not been for Barbie Davis-Soetoro and his house-bitch Valerie Jarrett...?

 

They would have collapsed already.

 

The Green Movement would have also succeeded w/ some Reagan-esque help.

 

 

Hope he gets the slot.

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'Regime Change' In Iran would be the result of CIA destabilization thus the USA government would create another Egypt,Yemen,Iraq,Afghanistan etc etc etc etc etc.

 

 

The USA government is now bombing more countries than ever. John Bolton has some nasty history under his belt a man who believes he is smarter than the military advisors who wanted nothing to do with an Iraq invasion much less Afghanistan.

 

 

Because it stretches the USA military too thin and cost too much money and kills too many USA soldiers.

 

 

Now the USA government is engaged in several wars that is costing taxpayers trillions of dollars much of which is being financed through Wall Street Banks = large profit based on blood and guts.

 

 

The wars for oil control are political wars which funnel large profits to white collars who donate big bucks to political campaigns aka kick backs.

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Maybe Trump, Putin, and Netanyahu can subdue the Middle East and partition up the countries. It would be a bloody mess, but what you gonna do?

 

I thing we should avoid any mess bloodier than what we already have. Putin only wants two things in the Middle East: a warm deepwater port on the Mediterranean for the Russian fleet, and to prevent any pipeline across to the Mediterranean that would carry gas to a deepwater port, which would cause competition in Europe for Russian gas. Qatar has huge amounts of gas.

 

Israel is not going to send troops to any Muslim country. They got their clocks cleaned trying to stabilize half of tiny Lebanon, and Netanyahu is far to smart to get involved in Syria or Iraq.

 

The US has demonstrated beyond a doubt that it cannot impose a favorable government on any Muslim nation, first in Iran in the 1950's, then in Lebanon in the 1980's, then in Afghanistan, and then in Iraq.

 

Israel will limit itself to espionage, the US should limit itself to aid and abet possible allies, like the Kurds.

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John Bolton Calls For 'Regime Change' In Iran

 

Makes ya' wonder how Right-Wing/Nutjob Republicans can be so fuckin' History-CHALLENGED!!!!

* Honorable Mention for Teabaggers/Dead-O-Heads/Trumpoids, as well *

http://nsarchive.gwu.edu/NSAEBB/NSAEBB28/index.html

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http://www.historycommons.org/context.jsp?item=us_plans_to_use_military_force_against_iran_327#us_plans_to_use_military_force_against_iran_327

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Iran would be better off with a different government.....

 

.....But, they'd better NOT express the same sentiment, towards US.....huh??

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Bolton is always for war, as long as he doesn't have to fight it.

 

Another chickenhawk,

 

He shouldn't be anywhere near authority in any government in any country.


 

Ahhh... No.

 

It means rot from the Head down.

 

 

Had it not been for Barbie Davis-Soetoro and his house-bitch Valerie Jarrett...?

 

They would have collapsed already.

 

The Green Movement would have also succeeded w/ some Reagan-esque help.

 

 

Hope he gets the slot.

 

 

Reagan Help?

 

You mean more Treason?

 

More arms sales to Iran?

 

More drug running?

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Makes ya' wonder how Right-Wing/Nutjob Republicans can be so fuckin' History-CHALLENGED!!!!

* Honorable Mention for Teabaggers/Dead-O-Heads/Trumpoids, as well *

http://nsarchive.gwu.edu/NSAEBB/NSAEBB28/index.html

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http://www.historycommons.org/context.jsp?item=us_plans_to_use_military_force_against_iran_327#us_plans_to_use_military_force_against_iran_327

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.....But, they'd better NOT express the same sentiment, towards US.....huh??

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Mr Shaman...

I mean Phoenix..

 

Do you have other new names after the Clinton disaster?

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Oblameo missed his chance in 2009. We should hack them into oblivion. Fill the country with porn and hip hop. A dose of modern western culture would drive the students out of their minds.

 

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"ANOTHER History-Challenged-"conservative" RESET.....Coming-UP!!!!"

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Israel doesn't say things they don't mean.

 

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I think that they have made a LOT of threats that they have not followed through on, though clearly far less than every Arab country normally does. Hyperbole is common to all Arabic-speaking people.

So far, they have not nuked anyone. They have been emphatic enough to discourage several of their neighboring adversaries.

If you read The Jerusalem Post awhile, you will notice this.

 

In any case, I am all for peace. We can have piece without turning their governments into servile puppets. We need to show some tolerance in public. Advocating against female genital mutilation, beheadings and such privately is probably likely to get better results,

I think that you will find a LOT of criticism of the US government coming from Iran. You are not so likely to find it in the US news. Al Jazeerah reports far more and thoroughly in English than anyone else. Al Haaretz and The Jerusalem Post are best for Israeli news as well.

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Demdopes apparently do not see what voters saw. "Lead from behind." hahahaha That was an oblameo phrase. "Smart Power." Another oblameo gem. "Reset Button" Hilarity reset the relationship. Putin annexes Crimea and now runs the show in Syria. Hilarity backed the muslim brotherhood in Egypt (Huma has close ties to the MB) and the Army had to overthrow the government. In 2009 when the Iranian students were on the edge of a revolution oblameo did nothing. Hilarity was the main supporter of an overthrow of Khaddaffy duck and now there is little to no central gov. in Libya. I could on for days. The nation has rejected a foreign policy of NO FOREIGN POLICY. Lead from behind. hahahahahahahaahaha

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