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John Bolton is a Dangerous, but Standard, NeoCon Idiot: Mar 23, 2018

March 23, 2018 6 comments

I am sure that, by now, most of you must have heard the news about Trump deciding to replace HR McMaster with John Bolton as his National Security Adviser. The reaction of media, both mainstream and alternative, to this appointment has been one of dismay and premonitions of doom. And you cannot blame them.. as some of you might remember- John Bolton as the guy who was too toxic for Bush43 to defend in 2006, which says a lot. Then again, “respectable mavericks” like John McCain and Lindsey Graham have expressed very similar views in the recent past.

So.. how did we reach the point where a guy who was considered too extreme to serve in the Bush43 administration is going to become the national Security Adviser? While it is easy to blame this particular decision on Trump being a demented idiot, the reality is unfortunately far more complicated. In the remainder of this article, I will try to show you that the policies and mindset of those who preceded him in that post for at least the last two decades made his rise almost inevitable.

In a way, this is similar to the concept that Trump’s rise was almost inevitable given the policies, actions and rhetoric of presidents and ‘mainstream’ presidential candidates who preceded him. I believe that it is important to realize that John Bolton is not an aberration or defect in a “great democratic experiment”.. aka the lies most Americans like to tell themselves about their country. The only difference between him and most people who have held that post before him is that Bolton cannot keep his mouth shut and act “civilized” and “proper”.

Think about it.. How many in the MSM were appalled by or shunned people like Henry Kissinger, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Condoleezza Rice and H. R. McMaster. In case some of you don’t remember, Kissinger is a war criminal who was responsible for death of a few millions in South-East Asia and for some “inexplicable” reason is considered a respectable commentator on international affairs in USA. You may know Zbigniew Brzezinski at the person responsible for the rise of Taliban and the post-1979 destabilization of the Middle-East which led to most of the subsequent conflicts and wars in that region. And yet, Brzezinski lived the rest of life in great comfort and prestige in addition to being proclaimed as a great statesman after his death.

Condi Rice was a rubber-stamp who supported the Invasion of Iraq in 2003 which ultimately led to a particularly humiliating defeat for USA a few years later. Even the less well-known sociopaths and failures who have occupied that position presided over a long string of unnecessary wars which the USA lost, but only after causing much death and suffering. Then there all those less famous but equally dangerous dummies whose actions almost caused full-scale nuclear war in the early 1960s and 1980s. And who can forget the more recent boneheads who went along with the creation of ISIS by Saudi Arabia and trying to destabilize Syria by cooperating with Islamic extremists.

John Bolton for all his obvious stupidity and incompetence is ideologically very similar to previous National Security Advisers. The unpleasant reality is that every single person who has occupied that post since it was created has operated with a mindset and worldview which are, for all practical purposes, identical to those of Bolton. If you don’t believe me, name two people who have occupied that post but did not push for more counterproductive wars, more defense spending and more hostile “diplomacy”. Alternatively, tell me how Kissinger, Brzezinski and Rice were “better” than Bolton.

To put it another way, the main reason for the establishment outcry against his appointment comes down to him being too stupid to keep his mouth shut or act “dignified”. Now.. this does not mean that he is harmless or that his actions won’t cause destructive wars and other assorted “problems”. Indeed, his appointment could very likely result in all of us finally finding out the true range and accuracy of DPRK’s ICBMs, not to mention the yield of their fusion warheads. It is also likely that this idiot will get USA involved in a war with Iran which will result in the former’s humiliation and final loss of status as a “superpower”.

In summary, Bolton is a symptom and product of American hubris, like Trump. It is just that he represents the ridiculous end-product of that mindset, again like Trump. While we can all agree that John Bolton is a dangerous idiot, let us not pretend that he is somehow fundamentally different from all the other National Security Advisers who preceded him.

What do you think? Comments?