Trump Lines Up War Cabinet: Meet Your New (Recycled) NSA Warmonger

Trump's National Security Advisor, H.R. McMaster, resigned today. Let's investigate his warmongering replacement.

Senator Ed Markey, offers this thought: Trump is 'Lining Up His War Cabinet'.

“Bolton played a key role in politicizing the intel that misled us into the Iraq War. We cannot let this extreme war hawk blunder us into another terrible conflict,” Markey stated.

Bolton will be Trump's third national security adviser, and definitely the worst of the bunch.

Let's see what other think.

His most redeeming features is that he looks like Otter Pop. Isn't that enough?

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

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lol
lol

get ready to rumble game on this is all bout Syria,trump has decided he will end the Syrian conflict one way or another.Nato M1's start rollin into Demascus by summer

Greggg
Greggg

Trump is turning into Hillary right before our very eyes.

Liberaldisdain
Liberaldisdain

I will have to get around to reading all this just as soon as my self driving car picks me up for a ride to the new movie, Recession part Duex.

Gasmire
Gasmire

I'll go with Bat Shit Crazy for $100 Mish.

Snow_Dog
Snow_Dog

Yep. Well, at least we know the mind programming implemented by the NSA is working.

SweetKenny
SweetKenny

War is a great cover for Trump collapsing this economy.

wootendw
wootendw

Tucker Carlson interviewed Bolton a week or so ago. He still thinks Iraq war was a good idea: https://twitter.com/williamcraddick/status/976950619545063425

Bam_Man
Bam_Man

Bolton is a total psycho. This is Uncle Scam's new strategyy. we are BATSHIT CRAZY and extremely dangerous, so do as we say.

Bam_Man
Bam_Man

This is "The New World Order".

Bam_Man
Bam_Man

For now.

thimk
thimk

presented without further comment : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKqXu-5jw60

hmk
hmk

I recall during the debates he called out George Bush for the failed Iraq war instigated by fake intelligence. WTF he is fucking nuts I don't understand him at all.

shamrock
shamrock

Hey, he is on Fox a lot sounding "tough" and "strong". Who gives a fuck about "smart"?

cecilhenry
cecilhenry

What a disaster.

Surrounded by Neocons. Birds of a feather. Now we have vultures infesting the White house.

John Bolton: a true Neo Con

A true 'American' Patriot, always Israel first.

Traveling to Israel to receive the "Guardian of Zion" award from Bar-Ilan University's Ingeborg Rennert Center for Jerusalem Studies.

AWC
AWC

Put a carbine in this chicken hawk's hands, and drop him into Tehran. Let him show us all how it's done.

Mike Mish Shedlock
Mike Mish Shedlock

Editor

Absolutely timely thanks - Will will post that when I get a chance

pgp
pgp

Political history lesson: We owe our culture of "rule of law" to the fact that the power of the government is balanced against the power of its people, where the police and army are beholden to that "rule of law". We have a major problem today because that balance of power is shifting toward government. They may not control the army or the police (yet) but they increase their reach and influence through their secret organisations (the intelligence community) that thanks to "national security law" have the potential to function outside proper law...Our governments (particularly those presiding over the countries of greatest wealth) and their secret services are all just moments away from calling every dissenter a terrorist and using that excuse to undermine our basic freedoms, for now we mute the outspoken by calling them fake news makers. By its "legally" mandated secret nature those government and senate-overseen organisations are filled with a patriarchy of special narrow-minded pro-establishment extremists. They become increasingly dangerous as long as they stay invisible, far beyond the scrutiny or the public courts. You don't have to be a communist dictatorship to oppress, democratic institutions can achieve the same results.

Stuki
Stuki

With Trump himself acting stupid/crazy enough to ensure noone even remotely sane would want his image and reputation tarnished by the association; only the true crazies, who wouldn’t even be considered by anyone else; is left to choose from. With Trump himself too dumb to even be able to tell the difference.

El_Tedo
El_Tedo

You're all being hysterical about Bolton. He's not the president. The fact that his hawkish reputation proceeds him gives Trump leverage. This is not the 3rd Bush presidency.

Carl_R
Carl_R

The irony here is to compare this thread to ones during the primary. That we would end up here is not surprising, yet some tried to claim that Trump would be a pacifist.

aqualech
aqualech

All I can think of to explain this is that the Deep State truly has defeated The Donald. Worn him out and now he has capitulated. What next.....a pardon for HRC?

Guinny_Ire
Guinny_Ire

History repeats itself because people are stupid who want to look smart so they repeat the only choices they've read of.

Cocoa
Cocoa

Bolton is trash.

Sechel
Sechel

Not that I believe Trump is ever consistent. but as a revisionist who now claims he was against the Iraq war it's non-sensical that he's gone with Bolton who was strongly in favor of the going into Iraq. Trump also seemed to be campaigning on not getting involved in outside conflicts but now he's the war monger wanting to blow up Korea and getting involved in Syria.

I'm not arguing in favor or against these actions only that Trump is entirely inconsistent and capricious in his policies. Hard to argue there is such a thing as a Trump doctrine

RonJ
RonJ

Prosperity> depression> war. Today, French are striking due to Macron's labor reforms. Part of civil strife caused by economic depression. 230+ trillion in global debt. G20 changed rules for depositors. Business cycle coming to an end. Financial crisis coming. Specifics will change each cycle, but the cycles of history are the guide post for what is coming.

Carl_R
Carl_R

Exactly, Sechel. Trump is entirely inconsistent. He doesn't seem to have any strong personal agenda. Most politicians are predictable in that they do what they think will be popular, rather than what is best for the country. Trump doesn't do either. He seems to be rather random, and I would argue that random is what is going to cause the most trouble in foreign policy.

Sechel
Sechel

Trump just asks Secretary Gut what he should do. The gut answers differently based on how it feels that particular day. Whether its happy or sad or just read some news about Robert Mueller. You can argue about gov't be bloated but normally the put out policy papers and run scenario analyses to help figure out policy. Not that Trump would listen to these experts but Tillerson gutted state dept.

Wolfpack12
Wolfpack12

I fell off my chair laughing when I saw a quote from perhaps one of the dumbest Senators in the country.

Rayner-Hilles
Rayner-Hilles

Can you link the sequel video that explains how to survive the following ~3-6 month nuclear winter that follows?

You know:
-> Lethal background radiation
-> Complete famine; dead crops, dead livestock, poisoned soil, poisoned water.
-> Plummeting Siberian-type temperatures (~-30c/-50c ~-20f/-60f)
-> EMP wipeout of all electronics
-> Blackened sky & unending storms
-> Total collapse of law and order
-> Pandemic disease outbreaks from all the corpses lying around.

I would genuinely pay a lot of money to see a Disney rendition of how to navigate that one. That is my sense of humour to a tee.

Tony_CA
Tony_CA

Maybe now, Rachel Maddow can her war with Russia.