With the newly reimposed US sanctions against Iran having little to no perceivable economic impact, national security adviser John Bolton is talking up his plans to continue to escalate the sanctions track, saying he will “squeeze Iran until the pips squeak.”
Bolton shrugged off the reality that Iran is still doing business internationally, saying that he believes Iran is “under real pressure” from the sanctions, and that he’s determined to see it keep getting worse.
Bolton went on to predict that the European efforts to keep trading with Iran would ultimately fail. He said the Europeans are going through the six stages of grief, and would ultimately led to European acceptance of the US demands.
Either way, Bolton’s position is that the US strategy will continue to be imposing new sanctions on Iran going forward. It’s not clear what the end game is, beyond just damaging Iran.
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going to end up with the US being run out of Europe.
John Bolton is the only pip that will squeak.
Nice new hole you got there, John.. The First Lady tear that for you?
John Bolton just won the “Defender of Israel” Award From Zionist Organization of America. Does anymore need to be said?
Boltonarsol must be the very worst “national security” official in a long time (besides being a despicable human being).
You have that right, Rosemerry, Bonkers Bolton’s certainly the very worst “national security” official in a very long time. Trump ought to fire him and replace him with someone who’ll give the right advice. Bonkers is an utter lunatic, has been for a long time. He belongs in a padded cell in a remote lunatic asylum, not in the White House.
Or hung, for inciting war based on lies.
Throw him to the mob.
Actually it is the USA that is going from denial to anger.
Ah well, it was fun while it lasted.
Bolton’s mouth is writing checks that his ass can’t cover. Being Adelson’s fawning acolyte, however, it’s unlikely that he’s going anywhere anytime soon.
Good!.. He’ll bring down the Empire faster and more completely than a barrage of ICBMs… Keep up the bad work!
I ask you. Just what humiliation will it take for Europe to grow a pair and ditch the US for good as an ally?
They’re doing it, with an EU military replacing NATO.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on
Tuesday that NATO was the cornerstone for the protection of Europe even as France and Germany called for an integrated European Union military. Asked whether he supported an EU military, Mattis told reporters: “We see NATO as the cornerstone for the protection of Europe in the security realm and we fully support nations doing more to carry the load.”
translation: We see a US commanded puppet subordinate military force buying US crappy military gear, like the F-35, as essential to the US dream of world hegemony.
Is trump a noninterventionist president ? or, a cheating golfer ?
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