Monday, March 26, 2018

John Bolton Represents Washington’s Lunatic Fringe

Appointing him national security advisor is like making a pyromaniac fire chief.

Former Israeli IDF chief of staff/later defense minister Shaul Mofaz said he knows Bolton “from when he was the US ambassador to the UN. He tried to convince me that Israel needs to attack Iran.”

Mofaz dismissed the idea as reckless unless an imminent threat emerges, nothing indicating one now – at the same time falsely claiming “the Iranian threat is very significant to Israel’s security.”

Former IDF chief of staff Benny Gantz turned truth on its head, saying “Iran is striving for a nuclear weapon, which in its view will give it strategic immunity. The world needs to guarantee it doesn’t get there.”

Tehran deplores these weapons, seeks a nuclear-free Middle East, Israel the only nuclear armed and dangerous country in the region.

Netanyahu wants the Iran nuclear deal ended, urging Trump to pull out unless unacceptable changes are made.

Four former top Israeli military officials oppose rescinding the deal, Mofaz, Gantz, Moshe Ya’alon and Dan Halutz.

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