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War Monger and War Criminal John Bolton to Head Trump's National Security Council

Trump's truly awful pick for National Security Advisor

We've seen over the past two or three decades how disastrous it can be when administrations headed by or filled at the top with policy-makers who are so-called "chicken hawks" -- people who advocate for war as a solution to diplomatic issues but who have never worn a uniform or who, even if they have spent a little time in a branch of the military, have never faced or even fired a bullet in anger or watched comrades die in battle. President Reagan, whose only war "experience" was as an actor, sicced the US military on two tiny nations -- Grenada and Panama -- with deadly consequences for local civilians, President Clinton, who dodged the draft during the Vietnam War, happily waged a brutal and one-sided air-"war" against Serbia. George Bush , who hid out from the Vietnam War he supposedly supported politically by signing up for the Texas Air National Guard, carefully checking a box in his enlistment papers saying he did not want to be available for foreign assignment, as commander-in-chief launched two wars against Afghanistan and Iraq, both of which conflicts are still raging almost 20 years later, with as many as 1 million mostly civilian deaths and multiples of that number displaced. Barack Obama, who never wore a uniform, launched a disastrous and bloody war against Libya which led to the overthrow and murder of that country's leader and left the country in a state of murderous chaos from which it has yet to emerge, launched and ran a murder campaign by drone that killed mostly innocent civilians including kids, and ordered a $1-trillion "modernization" of America's nuclear arsenal, including the development of small "usable" nuclear bombs.

Now we have President Trump, who famously ducked the draft during the Vietnam War.by claiming to have "bone spurs" (surely the shabbiest excuse for avoiding military service since "flat feet" became popular among cowards during World War II). But Trump isn't alone in the current White House in seeing "war as the answer," even asking his advisors, at one point, 'Why do we have nuclear weapons if we can't use them?" He has also appointed, as national security advisor, a string of pro-war centurion poseurs like himself. The first of this string of crazies (at least briefly until he was caught by and ultimately pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI) was Gen. Michael Flynn, whose only actual "combat" experience was the "invasion" of Grenada. Flynn was followed by the grossly resume-inflating Gen. H. R. McMaster, who publicly and apparently privately until his forced departure from the National Security Advisor post last week was pushing mad idea of having the US risk a "limited" military attack on North Korea intended to give that country's leadership a "bloody nose" in the name of demonstrating US seriousness. (At least the draft-dodging Bush Jr. consigliere Dick Cheney, while never actually firing a gun in battle, had the experience of inadvertently shooting his friend and host in the face and chest during a "canned" quail hunt.)



story | by Dr. Radut