T The United States is now engaged in three major confrontations around the world that have the potential to break into war. And on all three fronts is John Bolton, one of the most zealous believers in the US military force who has ever worked in the White House.
70-year-old Donald Trump's national security adviser is in the United States. foreign policy over the last four decades and has spent this time, whether inside or outside the government, most of all fighting for the most fierce stance on any issue before it.
"He really believes America leads, the world is safer and better, not just for us but for the world," said Mark Grombridge, who has been working for Bolton for more than 10 years.
In Obama's epoch, Bolton's bruised mustache was almost constantly on TV, almost always from the Fox News, where he would pull out contempt and spleen of the Democratic administration. reaching the top of the policy making that once seemed beyond its reach. Bolton seems to have played a key role in the collapse of Trump's second meeting with Kim Chen Un in February when he appears to have produced a maximal list of disarmament requests to all or none of those presented to the North Korean Dictator in Hanoi. The year of diplomacy stopped, and Kim, who was expecting a more gradual approach, began to go to the United States with a return to missile tests.
Bolton, in opposition to Venezuela, was once again a central stage, and he was the leading US voice for an unsuccessful attempt to change the regime in Venezuela in late April. Behind the scenes, he called on the unwelcome US command to come up with more and more aggressive decisions about Maduro's power.
And in the rapid escalation of tensions with Iran, Bolton has taken the initiative, rotating military locations in the Persian Gulf, which have already been in the process of confrontation with Tehran, and some have been irritated by some of the Pentagon and intelligence services that have released a sensational spin intelligence on Iranian military movements. an unusual meeting for Iran on April 29, not at the White House, but at the headquarters of the CIA. It was an echo of the Iraq war, when Dick Cheney, George Bush's vice president, did the same.
Now it seems likely that the Iranian military preparations that intelligence suggested would have been random. in anticipation of an American attack – is not an unrealistic expectation in view of Bolton's record. In 2015, he devastated Obama's diplomatic efforts and created his shameful commentary, "Stopping Iran's Bomb Bombing Iran."