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Trump sacks Bolton – oil price nosedives!

Written By: - Date published: 7:01 am, September 11th, 2019 - 26 comments
Categories: afghanistan, defence, Disarmament, Donald Trump, Iran, iraq, Russia, Syria, us politics, war - Tags:

This has been rumoured for some time now. It’s good news – peace now has a chance, as Trump  has woken up to the fact that a shooting war would not be good for his re-election. Also Bolton’s hard-line strategy was failing everywhere.

Iran is on the front foot, linking to Russia and China; regime change in Venezuela is a botch-up; Russia has sorted out ISIS and Syria and Trump would like to keep on talking to North Korea.

Immediately on the announcement the oil price took a dive. Less chance of Gulf war.

Bolton is a nasty bully, an advocate for bombing countries like Iran to destruction. A chickenhawk who avoided active military service, he was a feared committee warrior. Now found out, he will turn on Trump. But he will have few friends.

Good riddance.

26 comments on “Trump sacks Bolton – oil price nosedives! ”

  1. mickysavage 1

    Well said Mike. Agreed entirely.

  2. Andre 2

    I'm not celebrating yet. As difficult is it might be to imagine, the Tangerine Tantrump is fully capable of finding and nominating someone even worse than Bolton to replace him.

  3. aj 3

    A start, but I won't give him a thumbs up until he gets rid of Abrams and Pompeo

  4. Tomorrow's headlines:

    TRUMP SACKS SELF:

    "I informed Donald Trump last night that his services are No Longer Needed at the White House. SAD!

    I disagreed Bigly with many of my suggestions, as did the other voices in my head, and therefore I asked myself for my resignation, which was given to me this morning on the back of a golf score card.

    In accordance with the Mar A Lago constitution, my trusted deputy will take over. Vice President Ivanka is not just a great piece of ass, she's respected the world over. The BIGGEST RESPECT EVER despite what the lying Dems and the Fake News media say.

    Good Night and GOD BLESS ALABAMA."

  5. SPC 5

    It's good that Bolton has gone.

    But the first to suffer are likely to be Kurds in Syria and women in Afghanistan (a deal to hand Afghanistan to the Taleban … ).

  6. Stuart Munro. 6

    "a shooting war would not be good for his re-election"

    That would be unusual, short victorious wars being what they are. But the exuberant overpromising and subsequent debacles that characterize his commercial career somehow (thankfully) have not extended to warfare – maybe his bone spurs make him war averse.

    And, of course, into the vacuum left by the US, other players will move.

  7. McFlock 7

    Good riddance. A cut-rate Kissinger: just as wicked but not quite so clever.

  8. greywarshark 8

    Oil price nosedives – many get nosebleeds. The body can't stand too high a rate of velocity.

  9. Ad 9

    The replacement-in-waiting is even more anti Islamic.

    Bolton exit simply means more volatility.

  10. esoteric pineapples 10

    I'm sure lots of pundits will be searching for meaning and reason behind Trump’s sacking of Bolton, when there won't be any, in the world of the sane and rational, that is.

  11. Adrian Thornton 12

    Well I for one take this as good news, and you don't get to say that often in the same sentence as one containing Trump.

    Bolton was/is a highly dangerous nutter…

    The citizens of Venezuela will probably sleep a little easier tonight, which I know will upset some on this forum.

    "Trump Says the Military Industrial Complex is Pressuring him Into a War With Iran"

  12. Adrian Thornton 13

    Of course many senior DNC members are upset with Bolton's demise, no wonder they couldn't win an election handed to them on a platter…

  13. Adrian Thornton 14

    Watch them do everything possible to derail, undermine and if needs be, outright cheat Sanders…even if that means four more years of Trump.

    As we all now know liberals are serious ideolges, and have shown that they would rather burn the whole house down than relinquish power…in my opinion, in the long term they are as dangerous for the world and for us citizens as Trump, the only difference is with the liberals it is death by a thousand cuts.

  14. soddenleaf 15

    Trump chose Bolton… …yeah… …Trump sacked Bolton for all the same reasons he does anything… …brain farts. Trump lives between them, twittered out sporadically to stay connected with the rump of his support. The rump Trump, see brain fart. He connects with us via brain sucking brain farts. Manufactured brainfarting by people, brannies. Manufacturing a stream of smelly consent. The stupid whisper.

  15. joe90 16

    LOL at those who gave Trump a gobbie for sacking Bolton.

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