Bolton and Netanyahu Plot Anti-Iran Strategy

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by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.orgHome – Stephen Lendman)

The Trump and Netanyahu regimes want pro-Western puppet rule replacing Iranian sovereign independence.

Arriving in Israel on Sunday, John Bolton is meeting with Netanyahu and other regime officials, his first trip to the country as national security advisor.

On arrival, he said “(o)bviously we’ve got great challenges for Israel for the United States and the whole world. The Iranian nuclear weapons program (and) the ballistic missile programs are right at the top of the list.”

The Islamic Republic’s nuclear program has no military component. No evidence suggests it wants what it deplores. Israel is the only regional nuclear armed and dangerous country.

Partnered with Washington, both nations threaten world peace and stability. They’re a force for evil, not good. They want sovereign independent governance in Iran and Syria toppled.

Following Pompeo’s visit to Israel in June, the Netanyahu regime launched multiple airstrikes on Syrian targets. Will more follow Bolton’s visit?

He, Pompeo, other Trump regime hardliners and Netanyahu support naked aggression against nations they want raped, destroyed, colonized and controlled. 

Netanyahu welcomed Bolton, saying they’ll focus on “how to continue to push back against Iranian aggression in the region, and to promise that they will never have nuclear weapons.”

Iran wants them eliminated everywhere. Washington, NATO, Israel, and their partners in high crimes are waging endless regional aggression, not Iran, supporting peace, not endless wars.

On Sunday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted: “65 years ago today, the US overthrew the popularly elected democratic government of Dr. Mossadegh, restoring the dictatorship & subjugating Iranians for the next 25 years.”  

“Now an “Action Group” dreams of doing the same through pressure, misinformation & demagoguery. Never again.”

Separately on Sunday, he said Washington is “addict(ed) to sanctions. Even…the Obama (regime put) more emphasis on keeping the sanctions it had not lifted rather than implementing its obligation on the sanctions it lifted,” adding:

“We felt that the United States had learned that at least as far as Iran is concerned, sanctions do produce economic hardship but do not produce the political outcomes that they intended them to produce, and I thought that the Americans had learned that lesson. Unfortunately I was wrong.”

He blasted the Trump regime for cooking up another regime change plot to end Iran’s sovereign independence.

Before becoming Trump’s national security advisor, Bolton called for bombing Iran, saying its government “will not negotiate away its nuclear program,” adding: 

“Nor will sanctions block its building a broad and deep weapons infrastructure. The inconvenient truth is that only military action…can accomplish what is required.”

Raging hawk Bolton never met a sovereign independent country he didn’t want to rape and destroy.

As national security advisor, he’s in a position to help translate his wish list into naked aggression.

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Stephen Lendman
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Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.