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Neocon John Bolton Urges Ending North Korea

By Stephen Lendman

Bolton is part of Washington’s lunatic fringe. Trump considered him for National Security Advisor after sacking Michael Flynn, choosing hawkish General HR McMaster instead.

At the time, he praised Bolton, saying he’d find an eventual position for him, adding “(w)e had some really good meetings…Knows a lot. He had a good number of ideas that I must tell you I agree very much with. So we’ll be talking with (him) in a different capacity.”

Interviewed Thursday on Breitbart News Daily, he lied accusing Syria of using CWs, calling the April 4 Kahn Sheikhoun incident state-sponsored “terrorism” - praising Trump’s April 7 aggression.

He called nuclear weapons Pyongyang’s “ace in the hole to stay in power…(T)he only longterm way to deal with (its) nuclear weapons program is to end (the) regime,” he said.

“It’s not enough…to impose sanctions…(T)his regime poses a threat to stability in the region that undermines security…”

“…China needs to be convinced (it won’t see) American troops on the Yalu River…I would be very wary of Chinese assurances that they’re going to help persuade North Korea to give up the nuclear weapons program.”

“They’ve said that for 25 years, and they haven’t done a single thing to materially impede North Korea’s nuclear program.”

“I think further discussions with North Korea, further efforts to pressure North Korea, are basically a waste of time. The way to end the North’s nuclear program is to end the North.”

Bolton suggests reunification, not likely to happen, leaving war the alternative option - the favorite neocon problem-solving choice.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at

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