The media’s obsequiousness to John Bolton is absolutely mind boggling. This is a guy who has done a lot of bad things to the country when he was in a position to do good in various positions in the government, and even after he left government, but he drastically failed the test of honor. Why the media kowtows to this misfit is mind boggling. To say that his record in government is a travesty would be an understatement. To say that he was a governmental servant of integrity would be an overstatement. He was far from it, and I have known it for a long time from my own personal experience with him.
Bolton’s Bravado As To His Failed Coups
John Bolton is so full of himself that while he was foolishly attempting to show how smart he was during an interview with CNN host Jake Tapper amid the Congressional hearings on the January 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol by Trump’s supporters, he unwittingly stupidly admitted on national television that he helped orchestrate failed coup attempts. Citing his expertise “having planned coups” in Tapper’s words, Bolton declined to go into specifics, only to say “Well I wrote about Venezuela in the book” —I won’t name the title to Bolton’s book here as it is unworthy of recognition— and Bolton went on to say that “[the coup] turned out not to be successful — not that we had all that much to do with it…” In discussing his failure to orchestrate a successful coup, CNN’s Jake Tapper told Bolton “One doesn’t have to be brilliant to attempt a coup.” to which Bolton responded “I disagree with that. As someone who has helped plan coup d’etats, not here, but you know other places, it takes a lot of work.” I must say, bragging about failure is not a strong virtue —but then again, Bolton lacks strong virtue in many different ways.
In addition to showing his incompetence, and stupidly bragging about it, Bolton’s public statements did result in something —his statements shocked people across the world and drew widespread condemnation, with former Bolivian president and socialist leader Evo Morales stating “It is proof that the US is the worst enemy of democracy and life.” Bolton’s stupidity in making such a foolish public statement was not only stupid, but dangerous to our national security as well.
Bolton’s Career of War-Mongering —And Lies
Before Bolton went to work for Trump, he already had a decades long career of hardline right-wing and hostile politics in the White House under Republican presidents Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush. Under W. Bush he was the Under Secretary of Arms Control and was one of the leading architects of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, peddling the lie that Saddam Hussein was developing chemical weapons.
Bolton also oversaw the removal of Brazilian diplomat Jose Bustani as the head of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons —after reportedly threatening his family. In his role, Bustani had been urging that Iraq join the international treaty to ban chemical weapons. In ratifying the Convention, Iraq would have been subjected to inspections which would have proved that there were no weapons of mass destruction.
Bolton was rewarded for his crimes by being appointed as the U.S. ambassador to the U.N in 2005 where during his one-year tenure, he pushed his aggressive policies further. Between leaving his UN appointment and joining the Trump administration in 2018, Bolton spent time calling for pre-emptive attacks on Iran during the negotiations around the Joint Comprehensive Plain of Action —the 2015 nuclear deal—, and he repeatedly advocated for a regime change in the country. https://therealnews.com/the-life-and-crimes-of-john-bolton.
Bye Bye to Bolton as National Security Advisor
In November 2018 Bolton opened up his big mouth in a speech at the Miami Dade College and declared a U.S. foreign policy stance against Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela calling it the “Troika of Tyranny”. Bolton also called for the elections of “like-minded leaders in key countries.” In December 2018, Venezuela’s democratically-elected President, Nicolás Maduro, specifically accused Bolton of trying to overthrow the government – “Mr. John Bolton has been assigned, once again, as the chief of a plot to fill Venezuela with violence and to seek a foreign military intervention”.
The war mongering Bolton got his wish when in January 2019, the Trump administration launched Bolton’s orchestrated coup attempt against Maduro, declaring right-wing politician Juan Guaido as interim president. The United States escalated the pressure in the following months, imposing more comprehensive sanctions, openly calling on the Venezuelan military to abandon Maduro, and threatening a U.S. military invasion.
But despite these relentless, illegal, and brutal measures espoused by Bolton, the coup attempt was ultimately unsuccessful, and Bolton was removed from his position. And in typical “after the fact fashion” Bolton wrote in a book that Trump had stated that Venezuela was “really part of the United States” and that an invasion would be “cool.” and that Trump reportedly also pushed for control over Venezuela’s oil once Maduro was ousted. If what Bolton said was true, it is very interesting that he apparently had no problem with any of it while he was orchestrating his unsuccessful coups.
In the aftermath, Venezuela’s National Assembly unanimously voted to condemn Bolton’s comments, with the chamber’s president Jorge Rodriguez declaring that “Venezuela… will never surrender.” He added, “We can never tire of thanking the dignified people and the Venezuelan Armed Forces that repelled the most serious attack the republic has suffered in 150 years.” https://therealnews.com/the-life-and-crimes-of-john-bolton. It is hard to figure out why the media trips all over itself to interview this loser of a so called national security advisor.
The Coward Who Ran and Hid in a Corner During the Impeachment Inquiry
The coward John Bolton wrote in his book that the Democrats committed “impeachment malpractice” for not investigating beyond Ukraine and says Trump asked China’s president for help too. But at the time, Bolton the coward, refused to testify willingly or even with a subpoena. Bolton said he thought Democrats were being partisan and he didn’t want to participate in that. That is poppycock! Cassidy Hutchinson could teach Bolton a thing or two about courage and integrity.
The trial in the Senate offered a new opportunity for Bolton to testify. Bolton said in a statement about a week before the trial started that he would be willing to testify if the Senate voted to call him. This was of course a nonsense statement as Bolton knew that Republicans controlled the votes and it was unlikely that Republicans in the Senate would vote to call him. And true to plan, Bolton’s testimony never saw the light of day as far as the Senate trial was concerned as the effort to call witnesses to testify in the Senate fell short by two votes. The trial ended a few days after that without Bolton’s testimony, with the Republican-controlled Senate acquitting Trump on the House’s two charges. The coward Bolton afterward said he didn’t think his testimony would have made any difference. But the coward Bolton fails to understand that coming forward and doing the right thing in telling the truth always makes a difference! But doing the right thing is not a John Bolton forte. https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/06/22/why-john-bolton-didnt-testify-impeachment-inqury-first-place/.
John Bolton Is No Patriot
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) said it very well when he said John Bolton “may be an author, but he’s no patriot.” In underscoring Bolton’s cowardice, Representative Schiff reminded us “Bolton’s staff were asked to testify before the House to Trump’s abuses, and did. They had a lot to lose and showed real courage,” but “When Bolton was asked, he refused, and said he’d sue if subpoenaed. Instead, he saved it for a book.” — Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) June 17, 2020. https://thehill.com/homenews/house/503264-schiff-blasts-bolton-for-not-testifying-after-release-of-excerpts/.
John Bolton Took Justice Away From Me
John Bolton was the assistant attorney general who was involved in my case back in the day when I asked the Department of Justice for help with some very serious harassments that were taking place against me by various police agencies in Indiana which resulted in numerous false arrests and brutalities against me. I asked my congressman at the time, Jim Jontz, to help me get a review of my case by the Department of Justice. On August 3, 1987, Congressman Jontz wrote to John Bolton and asked him to review my case. On October 13, 1987, Bolton wrote to Congressman Jontz and stated that I had been arrested numerous times for traffic violations and stated in his letter that I “alleged” that I was beaten several times by police and that I “alleged” that police were arresting me as part of a conspiracy to harass me. Bolton then went on to state “We have carefully reviewed the reports of the FBI as well as documents submitted by Mr. Vukadinovich and have concluded that the facts presented do not support a prosecutable violation of federal civil rights laws.” The sad part of Bolton’s letter was that Bolton did not mention any evidence whatsoever. But that is how Bolton operated —always in a very shady manner.
It was very interesting that the “careful review” —as Bolton called it— was done without interviewing John Cooros, the former Valparaiso Police officer who had knowledge about the Valparaiso Police Department’s longtime ongoing schemes to have me falsely arrested and vindictively prosecuted. Why wouldn’t Bolton want to know what information former Valparaiso Police officer John Cooros had about the situation? Bolton’s “careful review” also didn’t include interviewing Linda Smith, who personally observed the several members of the Valparaiso Police Department beat me in my yard in Valparaiso on November 3, 1986. Why didn’t Bolton want to know about her information since she was an eyewitness to the beating? There were several other independent witnesses that Bolton could have interviewed that would have shown that the Valparaiso Police were after me, but Bolton’s “careful review” did not involve interviewing any other people except the police who were the subject of the so called "investigation" —and I use the term "investigation" loosely here.
The cover up by the FBI with Bolton’s approval was a crime in itself. How in the world could John Bolton with a straight face conclude that the facts presented do not support a prosecutable violation of federal civil rights laws when I provided a copy of a tape recording of a false arrest against me of October 15, 1986, where a Valparaiso police officer was caught on tape saying “I’m goin’ to get the son-of-a-bitch. F--- him.” It was interesting that Bolton’s letter stating a so called “careful review” didn’t at all mention this tape recording. Bolton and his cohorts clearly were involved in a cover up to protect the rogue police since they refused to interview relevant known witnesses who had information. What Bolton and his cohorts did in refusing to interview relevant known witnesses who had information was a disgrace. If the Justice Department would have had any integrity, Bolton and his cohorts would have been prosecuted for the cover up —but a Justice Department with integrity we do not have.
On February 18, 1988, I wrote a letter to John Bolton regarding his so called “careful review” of the FBI reports and the supporting documents I provided to the Justice Department and I asked Bolton how he could justify in a brief one page letter, that did not contain any specific details as to evidence or witness statements of any kind, to support his misguided conclusion that the Justice Department could determine that there were no prosecutable violations of civil rights laws during the false arrests and beatings I took at the hands of the rogue police, of which each and every arrest in the end did not stand. I asked Bolton to meet with me so we could discuss the facts in detail and go through the documented evidence that had been virtually ignored. I received a letter from Linda Davis, another assistant attorney general, stating it was in response to my letter to John R. Bolton. The letter went on to cavalierly say “We must regrettably inform you that a meeting to discuss this matter would serve no useful purpose.” https://www.amazon.com/Motion-Justice-Rest-My-Case/dp/1662473427/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1536738363&sr=8-3.
Thus, when it was all said and done, John Bolton on behalf of the United States Department of Justice essentially tacitly approved of the corrupt activities of rogue police that took place in the efforts to have my freedom wrongfully and unlawfully taken from me. This shows that Bolton not only had a penchant to orchestrate coups against foreign governments, but that he also liked to orchestrate coups against peoples’ rights to be free from governmental oppression in this country, the good ole USA, the land of the free and the home of the brave —as long as the person determining the freedoms and bravery was John Bolton. When Francis Scott Key wrote the words “the land of the free and the home of the brave" in 1814, he might have had some pause before writing those words had John Bolton been around in those days. John Bolton is no patriot by any stretch of the imagination —he is a despot with a thirst for abuse of governmental power. The United States of America is worse off for John Bolton having been part of the government. A coward makes not a patriot, and the coward John Bolton is no patriot.
"The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse"