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Bolton: Trump Gave Bibi Green Light For Preemptive Israeli Strike On Iran Nuclear Sites

Bolton writes in his book he urged Trump to pursue military force on Iran as the “only lasting solution”…

Among the new revelations and interesting tidbits found in John Bolton’s now leaked pre-published edition of “The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir,” is that President Trump was said to be prepared to endorse an Israeli preemptive strike on Iran’s nuclear sites.

In a section which describes the “elusive search” for an Arab-Israeli peace deal, Bolton writes that Trump told him at a moment of increased Israeli concerns over Iran’s nuclear development:

“You tell Bibi that if he uses force, I will back him. I told him that, but you tell him again.”

Though the significant revelation has barely made a dent in US media, it generated multiple headlines in Israel, where Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has long held out the ‘option’ of a preemptive attack on Iranian nuclear facilities.

But Israel’s political and defense establishment would likely never sign onto such a huge and aggressive military ‘first strike’ action without first securing Washington’s backing. Bolton’s book essentially says Tel Aviv has it under Trump. The former national security adviser even boasted he pushed a ‘military solution’ on Iran.

This as Israel perceives Iran is bent on developing nukes despite Tehran officials long assuring they are only interested in peaceful nuclear energy development.

In the section, which comes early in the book, Bolton reveals the following conversation with the president at the White House:

“On Iran, I urged that he press ahead to withdraw from the nuclear agreement and explained why the use of force against Iran’s nuclear program might be the only lasting solution. ‘You tell Bibi [Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu] that if he uses force, I will back him. I told him that, but you tell him again,’ Trump said, unprompted by me.” 

More recently Netanyahu has also claimed a ‘green light’ from the US administration to annex parts of the West Bank, including the Jordan Valley.

In related sections in Bolton’s book, various Syria conversations with Trump and among his security team are revealed, including details of chemical weapons incidents, the Kurds, Russian intervention in Syria, Turkey policy, and ‘Iranian expansion’. Some crucial sections from the book can be seen here compiled at the following Reddit thread.

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Olivia Kroth
June 22, 2020

Bolton is such a lout! Let’s hope he will go to prison soon.

John Ellis
John Ellis
June 22, 2020

If the white man’s burden in America is to forever enslave people of color by starvation wages, if no one of color is allowed to stare a policemen in the eye or show any contempt that might make a killer-cop so fearful as to execute legalized murder, than the least we can do is end the terrorism by abolishing the police and keep the white community from having guns.

June 22, 2020

Why is the Duran even giving this fucktard a line of space here? Who the hell cares about moustache face?

The American Dystopia
The American Dystopia
Reply to  BobValdez
June 22, 2020

Because it’s so entertaining. Democrats don’t know whether to stone him or shower him with flowers. It’s a treat to watch.

The American Dystopia
The American Dystopia
Reply to  The American Dystopia
June 22, 2020

I have no doubt that many of Bolton’s revelations are true, if considerably ‘enhanced’ for effect. Trump certainly is intellectually challenged, which is the perfect reason to vote for Biden, whose intellect is beyond question. LOL

The American Dystopia
The American Dystopia
June 22, 2020

I’m truly surprised Bolton didn’t vote for HClinton in 2016, since both were die hard Goldwater groupies back in their formative years.

Orwell's Nightmare
Orwell's Nightmare
June 23, 2020

Is this hilarious or what? Feast your eyes on how in one fell swoop, Time brands all of Bolton’s ‘revelations’ the God’s honest truth. Dare ye not question even a mere embellishment of the truth or Bolton’s motives other than in their purest form for those in Timeland. No opinions allowed.
Why John Bolton Book’s Revelations Won’t Make a Difference in Trumpland
Time, 7 minutes ago
“For all of the revelations in John Bolton’s book, it is unlikely to change Trump’s supporters because truth doesn’t exist for them.”

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