John Bolton Just Confirmed the U.S. Is Becoming a Rogue State
Bolton also revealed that President Donald Trump “has decided that the United States will withdraw from the optional protocol on dispute resolution to the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations,” which gives the ICJ authority to hear diplomatic disputes.
As motivation for the withdrawal, he pointed to “a case brought by the so-called state of Palestine” challenging Trump’s widely condemned decision to move the American embassy to Jerusalem.
While Bolton, a longtime warmonger, insisted that “the United States remains a party to the underlying Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations,” critics quickly raised alarm about what the developments could mean for the future of U.S. diplomacy, especially with Iran and the Palestinian Authority.
“Bolton is basically announcing that the U.S. is becoming a rogue state,” tweeted journalist Aaron Rupar. “The drums of war can be heard in the distance.”
“John Bolton and the Trump administration are turning us away from international accountability and cooperation and towards war and unilateral aggression,” concluded Win Without War.