White House Sack-Race Continues: H.R. McMaster replaced by Bolton, expect fire and fury now!
The White House changing heads and hats is going at a rampant speed, this time we now have in 14 months the third National Security Advisor, the first was Michael Flynn, who now has pleaded guilty in the Russian Probe of Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Therefore, President Trump appointed Gen. H.R. McMaster. Who lasted until this week, when the Bush-hack and conspiracy theorist John Bolton. So the erratic behavior is not stopping. To count the members of senior staff and people leaving is a longer list, than the yearly drafts to talents to the NBA.
We can anticipate this changes as the Super-PAC of Bolton has been in connection with the Trump biggest donors, the Mercer family and the Cambridge Analytica. Therefore, this is the swamp eating the Presidency and also showing how political funding makes you pick the senior staff. And the Trump Presidency is one that does the blatant way and not really caring about the evidence.
That H.R. McMaster haven’t done much or done much to create more havoc, still the policies and the intelligence officials should worry now. Since McMaster at least had their back and trusted their judgment, now Bolton will come with an iron-fist and proclaim that war is the best defense. Like going in without forewarning and disregard to evidence. That is why he fits like glove into the erratic President like Trump. But the world should worry, because Bolton will narrate stories that fits his paradigm and create enemies, because he needs it.
You know that Bolton is trouble when the Economist reported this in 2005: “Democrats have expressed outrage. They had wanted to see more documents related to Mr Bolton’s involvement in several controversies. One allegation is that, in his previous job as undersecretary of state for arms control, he tried to fire a mid-level official who disagreed with his assessment of Cuba’s weapons capacity. There have been other reports of bullying and shouting at junior staffers. He is also accused of publicly inflating the threat of weapons of mass destruction in Syria. And Democrats want to know why he requested to see the classified, blacked-out names of some of his State Department colleagues that appeared in intelligence intercepts” (The Economist – ‘Bush stands by his controversial man’ 01.08.2005).
So its not like the most stable genius has hired the best man existing for the post. Just like Trump didn’t listen to advice about Flynn, he hired McMaster that didn’t work out, because he has a backbone and some sort understanding for his role in the cabinet. However, Bolton will light fire into anything and might create more controversy. That is needed so the news and indications of trouble for Trump can be put on Bolton, instead of Trump. Because Trump has problems with former affairs, Russian Probe and whatever else scandals he creates. Plus a trade-war and making a mess of Washington. There is nothing that is going smooth, because of Trump.
Just to prove further the madness of Bolton, Jonathan Stein wrote this in 2009: “One man that Bolton feels has plenty of backbone is the Russian prime minister, Vladimir Putin, who Bolton believes can sense Obama’s weakness and is already finding ways to test it. In Bolton’s view, the problem isn’t merely that Obama isn’t man enough to take on Putin; it’s that Obama desires the United States to become a second-class nation. “The administration wants to return to an arms control relation with Russia that will put us in a greatly weakened position,” Bolton maintained. Russia isn’t the only threat that Obama will fail to confront, Bolton said. North Korea, he claimed, is testing a missile that can hit Alaska and “possibly” Hawaii. With “further development,” he added, that missile could someday be used to attack the continental United States. And North Korea is small potatoes compared to Iran. “We have lost the race with Iran on the nuclear front,” said Bolton. “They now have complete mastery over the nuclear fuel cycle. And while in the long-term, the preferred outcome would be to change the regime in Tehran and get rid of the Islamic revolution of 1979, we don’t have time to do that before they get nuclear weapons capability.” Bolton expressed disappointment that the Bush administration did not use force against Iran. Judging from the enthusiastic crowd reaction, there are plenty of conservatives who think that Bush’s foreign policy failing was not preemptively attacking enough Middle Eastern countries” (Jonathan Stein – ‘John Bolton at CPAC: The Benefits of Nuking Chicago’ 26.02.2009, Mother Jones).
So seeing what sort of man he hired now, is even more out of line and out of bound, than Flynn was. Flynn was compromised by being a foreign agent without disclosing it. McMaster didn’t have the mind-state of Trump, but no-one who is sane wants that. Bolton got the same crazy solutions and the fanatic ideas that can destroy all the decades of negotiations and diplomacy in a heartbeat. Bolton, has the ideas and could make things worse. Because he will be as erratic as Trump.
We cannot expect the world to better with this sort of hack involved. We can just see how Attorney General Sessions and his use of the Judicial powers. The shameful era is there, the DoD is attacking its own soldiers, while President Trump is golfing half of the time. This will not be better, but only worse. Bolton, will not create a better world. I doubt that, the NSA is now a hack, a Bush-Hack. I never thought that would be thing to bring back. We just Dick Cheney and Karl Rove. Just to put the spinning the wheels in favor of Lockheed Martin and Halliburton of the old-days.
We should hope McMaster lasted longer, it would be less damage, but now it will be more. The NSA has his third person in that role. That isn’t consistency, but nothing is consistent in the White House. The only thing is Pence, but he cannot be fired. Peace.