Neocon Never-Trumper Max Boot had an opinion piece published in Sunday’s edition of the Washington Post attempting to goad Donald Trump into going to war with Iran — a move that would completely contradict the president’s ‘America First’ policy platform and alienate a significant portion of his base.
The war fanatic wrote that President Donald Trump needs to “put up or shut up” when it comes to Iran.
“This is part of a pattern with Trump, who roars like a tiger but usually acts like a scaredy-cat,” the has-been wrote. “This is the same president, after all, who has repeatedly threatened to close the border with Mexico or slap it with prohibitive tariffs unless it ended illegal immigration — and never once made good on his threats.”
The warmongering didn’t stop with Iran, the self-important writer also dropped some good old fashioned McCarthyism into the mix.
“What has been on display is not prudence and discretion but indecision and chaos. The message that will go out to enemy capitals is, in fact, that the president is weak. Russian state TV is already mocking Trump for his stand-down with Iran,” Boot continued.
Boot, knowing that Neocon nonsense is no longer popular even among many of the most hawkish Republicans, claimed that he doesn’t want to go to war — he simply wants Trump to make good on his threats. Or something.
“Trump needs to either put up or shut up. But he won’t do either. He continues to run his mouth — or, more accurately, his Twitter account — without making good on his threats. This is the worst of all worlds,” Boot wrote.
It is important to note that Boot was a member of the Project for the New American Century (PNAC), a group founded by another Never-Trump loser, Bill Kristol. The organization has been widely credited as being architects of the Iraq War.
Prior to the fateful terror attacks of September 11, PNAC had laid out a manifesto dreaming up wars all across the Middle East. Their plans had seemingly no regard for human lives, including those of our troops. They laid out plots for regime change in endless places including Lebanon, Egypt, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and of course, Iran. The group was so intense that they even advocated biological warfare, writing on page sixty of their “Rebuilding America’s Defenses” policy platform that “advanced forms of biological warfare that can target specific genotypes may transform biological warfare from the realm of terror to a politically useful tool.”
Along with Boot and Kristol, President Trump’s hawkish Foreign Policy Adviser John Bolton was also a member.
During the George W. Bush administration, Bolton was made the Undersecretary for Arms Control, which regrettably put him in the position of the go-to guy for anything relating to weapons of mass destruction. In case you can’t see where this is going, he was the one most brazenly pushing the false information about Iraq’s arsenal of WMDs, misleading the nation into war.
Since joining the current administration, Bolton has used nearly every cable television appearance to advocate for attacking North Korea or Iran, or pushing for regime change in Venezuela.
Trump recently made the decision to resist the swamp dwelling warmongers that infest DC and opt not to deploy a strike that would have killed 150 people over an unmanned drone. The move was widely celebrated and praised by not only his base, but many independents and people in the anti-war left. Those who wish to see chaos and destruction across the globe are in the minority now, and thankfully, for now at least, the president doesn’t seem to be a fan either.
According to recent reports, Fox News populist Tucker Carlson was one of the people who helped Trump make a decision not to bomb Iran. The anti-intervention cable TV favorite has been an outspoken critic of the Neocons in the administration, particularly Bolton.
On Friday, Carlson blasted Bolton’s penchant for war and referred to him as a “bureaucratic tapeworm.”
“According to John Bolton, [Iraq’s] a raging success. We killed hundreds of thousands of people, lost thousands of our own troops, spent more than $1 trillion all to eliminate a WMD threat that despite John Bolton’s assurances, never existed in the first place,” said Carlson. “Bolton is glad we did all that. Really happy about it. That’s demented. Normal people don’t talk about that. There’s nothing normal about John Bolton,” concluded Carlson.
MUST WATCH: California Restaurant Owner Blocks Health Inspector’s Car, ‘If We Can’t Work, You Can’t Work’
A GoFundMe campaign to support the restaurant has raised over $20,000.
A heroic California restaurant owner blocked in a Los Angeles County health inspector’s car after he attempted to shut his business down for allowing outdoor dining, asserting that “if we can’t work, you can’t work.”
Carlos Roman, the owner of Bread & Barley in Covina, did not back down even after police arrived.
“He wants to come in here and say that no one can work, so he can’t work either,” Roman told the officer. “He decided to come today and take photos of the people outside and say that he was going to fine us,” he explained.
Roman refused to move his truck, telling the officer to go ahead and get her supervisor.
“This is what happens when people get desperate. I’m desperate. Who is going to pay her car payment? Who is going to pay my cook’s rent?” Roman asked the officer. “I want it to be hard on everyone. I want everyone to see how hard this sh-t is.”
The outraged owner demanded to know if the inspector and the officer got paychecks last week, asserting that his employees haven’t.
“You’re just doing your job right, we’re all in this together?” Roman asked the inspector. “When I go to the bank, can I tell the bank the health department said it’s ok and that I don’t have to pay you?”
“What do I tell my employees?” Roman shouted.
Roman is now facing two $500 fines for failure to comply and interfering with the health officer.
A GoFundMe campaign to support the restaurant has raised over $20,000.
Hunter Biden’s Ex-Wife, Kathleen, Tells Him He is a Better Father Than Joe Biden Was
In an email to her ex-husband Hunter Biden, Kathleen Biden told her troubled former spouse that he is a better father than Joe Biden was.
The cryptic email was found in a trove of documents currently being reviewed in a joint effort by District Herald and the Nationalist Review, provided to us on Friday by a source who obtained them from former Mayor Rudy Giuliani.
“I want you to know that you are a great father – a better father than your dad. Your girls love you because you love them for who they are. You haven’t judged them, you have loved them for who they are. You listen and you make them and their problems important to you. You make them great because you allow them to be who they are without unfair expectations. You are patient, caring, and loving,” Kathleen Biden wrote. “I know you and I have struggled but your love for the girls hasn’t waivered. Remember how we use to joke that the girls didn’t have anything to survive to make them strong and interesting? Well, we gave it to them! They did survive it and they are stronger. Through it all they never questioned your love or commitment.”
Kathleen Biden asserted that the former Vice President “wasn’t perfect” as a father.
“I know you love your dad and I do too but he wasn’t perfect,” the mother of Hunter’s children continued. “No one is perfect. At your core, you taught our girls what was important. They are kind, thoughtful, open, curious, funny, compassionate and hard working. You were as much a part of that as I was in helping them grow. Don’t ever question whether you were as good a father as your dad. You were better, in every way.”
In response, Hunter wrote that he worries he has failed them. “Thank you for this it means everything to me. I worry so much that I have failed you all in so many ways,” he said.
Hunter also acknowledged that he will need to earn his children’s trust and respect back, though the reason is unclear.
“I know the girls love me- but I often wonder if they trust and respect me. I know it’s something I have to earn back. And I know that you are the best mother I have ever known. You have raised three incredible young women. We are so lucky to have them, and I am so lucky to have met you 23 years ago. Thank you,” he wrote.
High School Football Players Suspended for Carrying Thin Blue, Thin Red Line Flags Before 9/11 Game
High School football players in Florida have been suspended from their team for carrying Thin Blue Line and Thin Red Line flags during their football game on 9/11 to honor the first responders who died during the attack on the World Trade Center.
One of the young men on the Little Miami High School football team is the son of a police officer, another, the son of a firefighter.
“Were you trying to make some kind of a political statement here?” a Local 12 reporter asked Brady Williams, a senior cornerback, who carried the Thin Blue Line flag.
Two Little Miami football players pay the price for civil disobedience. They were told not to carry onto the field thin blue line and thin red line flags at their 9/11 game. They did anyway. The school has now suspended them from the team indefinitely. #ThinBlueLine #ThinRedLine pic.twitter.com/19y9GAvaxr
— David Winter (@DavidWinterTV) September 14, 2020
“No,” he answered quickly. “Not at all. I was just doing it to honor the people that lost their lives 19 years ago.”
Jarad Bentley, whose father is a firefighter, carried the Thin Red Line flag.
“I was all for it,” he said. “Because my dad is a firefighter, and if it had been him killed on 9/11, I would have wanted someone to do it for him.”
The young men had asked the school for permission to carry the flags on to the field before the game, and the school refused. They were told that if they did, there would be consequences.
Still, the boys did it anyways.
“Listen,” Williams said. “I don’t care what my consequences are. So long as my message gets across, I’ll be happy.”
Local 12 reports that “Williams and Bentley heard from the athletic director Monday afternoon and received an indefinite suspension.” The station said that they had called the superintendent about the boys a few hours prior.
Superintendent Gregory Power claimed that they denied the boys’ request because they don’t want to “set a precedent” for “political” flags being carried out on the field.
“We did not want to place ourselves in a circumstance where another family might want a different flag to come out of the tunnel, one that may be [one that] many other families may not agree with from a political perspective,” Power claimed.