The US inches ever closer to attacking Iran

Friday, August 11, 2006

John Bolton, Israel's ambassador to the UN

The following article from the Israeli news site Ha'aretz is dated February 18, 2003:

U.S. official says Syria, Iran will be dealt with after Iraq war

U.S. Undersecretary of State John Bolton said in meetings with Israeli officials on Monday that he has no doubt America will attack Iraq, and that it will be necessary to deal with threats from Syria, Iran and North Korea afterwards.

Bolton, who is undersecretary for arms control and international security, is in Israel for meetings about preventing the spread of weapons of mass destruction.

In a meeting with Bolton on Monday, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said that Israel is concerned about the security threat posed by Iran. It's important to deal with Iran even while American attention is turned toward Iraq, Sharon said.

Bolton also met with Foreign Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Housing and Construction Minister Natan Sharansky.


"Attack Iran and Syria after Iraq? Sho thing, sho thing, Massa! Anything to please you, Massa!"

Jewish groups back Bolton as
confirmation is back on agenda

By Ron Kampeas
August 1, 2006

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 (JTA) — What a difference a two-front war makes.
John Bolton’s tough pro-Israel rhetoric at the United Nations during Israel’s recent crisis has galvanized Jewish support for the once-embattled nominee — and may have helped secure his nomination as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

Bolton once faced opposition on Capitol Hill, but because of the blessing of Israel's lobby in the US since Bolton shills so well at the UN for Israel, he is given rave reviews.

Sen. Charles Schumer (news, bio, voting record) on Sunday said he doubts Democrats this time would be able to muster the 41 votes in the 100-member Senate needed to block the nomination.

The New York Democrat also said he was reviewing his own position, after voting last year to block him, because Bolton has been a "staunch and very good defender of Israel" at the United Nations.

Senate panel puts off Bolton vote to September

Also see "Israel's man at the UN"


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