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During the Obama years, there were a number of advisors with similar views as John Bolton about revenge for the Beirut baracks bombing and a number of hostage takings in the 1980s. The U.S. supported Saddam Hussein in the proxy war against the new Islamic Republic of Iran. The MEK is and was a terror organization, now sanctioned by the Trump administration as a militant group to perform terror acts inside Iran. The USofA is a most dangerous state causing grief, hardship and hundred thousands of deaths in the ME countries.  

John Bolton's dangerous 'obsession' with Iran | France24 |

'To Stop Iran's Bomb, Bomb Iran'

Bolton had been pouring forth warlike rhetoric against Iran for several years before his appointment as national security adviser in April 2018, in paid speeches, opinion columns and as a talking head on Trump's favourite TV channel, Fox News. "To Stop Iran's Bomb, Bomb Iran", implored the headline of his opinion piece in The New York Times in 2015, when the Obama administration was negotiating the nuclear deal from which Trump would go on to withdraw in May 2018.

In 2017, Bolton gave a speech at a conference in Paris organised by the People's Mujahedin of Iran - a militant opposition movement detested by the Iranian regime and classed as a terrorist group by the US and EU. He declared at this event that the Islamic Republic of Iran would "not last until its 40th birthday" (April 1, 2019).

In his role as national security adviser, Bolton asked the Pentagon to draw up military options for an attack on Iran - provoking considerable disquiet amongst senior officials. On February 11 2019, the 40th anniversary of Iran's Islamic Revolution, Bolton used the White House's official Twitter account to tell the Ayatollah Khamenei: "I don't think you'll have many more anniversaries to enjoy."

Such "extremely belligerent rhetoric" has caused heightened concern because there is a "shared interest amongst several leaders - those of Israel, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and indeed the US - in ramping up the antagonism towards Iran," according to Karim Sader, a Middle East specialist and former researcher at the French ministry of defence.

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by Oui on Sat May 25th, 2019 at 06:47:10 PM EST

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