Interviewed by Eric Shawn on Fox News, one of Trump’s potential Secretary of State nominees, John Bolton, did what Republicans do best, and blamed what they’ve done on somebody else. Namely, the President of the United States. While the rest of us are justifiably concerned over the CIA reports of Russian hacking, former UN ambassador John Bolton claimed,
“It is not at all clear to me, just viewing this from the outside, that this hacking into the DNC and the RNC computers was not a false flag operation.”
Notice who is to blame in Bolton’s scenario, and it is not Donald J. Trump:
Shawn: “Are you actually accusing someone here in the administration or in the intelligence community of trying to throw something?”
Bolton: “We just don’t know. But I believe that intelligence has been politicized in the Obama administration to a very significant degree.”
To be fair, a great many very obvious things are not clear to John Bolton. For example, thinking that repeating the CIA’s coup against the Iranian government back in ’53 is a good idea; being wrong about Iraqi WMDs but telling us to “trust him” about the Iranian nukes; and, of course, his claim in March 2015 that Obama planned blasphemy laws to protect Islam. Obviously, that never happened.
Bolton, a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, wants you to believe him now, no matter how catastrophically he has been mistaken and full of **** in the past. And despite Sen. John McCain reminding him and everyone else on CBS’ Face the Nation Sunday that, “facts are stubborn things. They did hack into this campaign.”
According to Bolton, because, per Comey, there was no evidence that Russia hacked Hillary Clinton’s server but there is evidence they hacked our election, we have to ask “why did the Russians run their smart intelligence service against Hillary’s server, but their dumb intelligence service against the election.”
What Comey actually said was that there was “no direct evidence” that Russia hacked Clinton’s server.
Comey did say it was “possible” they hacked her account. For Bolton, this “no direct evidence” is somehow evidence while the CIA’s actual evidence of Russia hacking our elections is somehow not evidence of Russia hacking our elections.
Shawn let this excuse for an argument pass and asked instead,
“But would the agents, and the intelligence officials politicize this, to go so far to something that could potentially damage the very issue of our Republicans what we, for 200 plus years have stood for?”
Bolton had an answer ready:
“Now I think the whole thing has been called into question which is why the notion of some kind of independent investigation becomes extremely important. I do think it’s critical to answer the question that I posed, if you think the Russians did this, then why did they leave fingerprints?”
So based on a bunch of stuff he just invented out of whole cloth to take the pressure off Donald Trump, Bolton said, “The notion of some kind of independent investigation becomes extremely important.”
Now we are being asked to devote our efforts to prove conspiracy theories on behalf of discredited cranks like John Bolton. Even evidence that something happened and that a specific somebody did it, turns out to be evidence that somebody else entirely did it.
That crank could, of course, turn out to be our next Secretary of State, although Huffington Post says a source told them Saturday that Bolton is more likely to be given the #2 spot at the State Department and in charge of day-to-day operations.
Bolton is just more landfill for Trump’s swamp. They have a lot in common, including a thirst for “retribution” and torture.
He and Trump also have billionaire hedge fund boss Robert Mercer in common. Mercer was not only Trump’s biggest backer but the largest donor, to the tune of $2.5 million, to Bolton’s super PAC. Just to complete the circle, in 2014 Trump gave $5,000 of somebody else’s money to Bolton’s Super PAC.
You can see then where the real false flags are in this operation, and they all originate in the web of deceit centered on Trump Tower.
Hrafnkell Haraldsson, a social liberal with leanings toward centrist politics has degrees in history and philosophy. His interests include, besides history and philosophy, human rights issues, freedom of choice, religion, and the precarious dichotomy of freedom of speech and intolerance. He brings a slightly different perspective to his writing, being that he is neither a follower of an Abrahamic faith nor an atheist but a polytheist, a modern-day Heathen who follows the customs and traditions of his Norse ancestors. He maintains his own blog, A Heathen’s Day, which deals with Heathen and Pagan matters, and Mos Maiorum Foundation www.mosmaiorum.org, dedicated to ethnic religion. He has also contributed to NewsJunkiePost, GodsOwnParty and Pagan+Politics.