John Bolton Being Sidelined by Trump Allows the World to Breathe Easier – Astute News
]In the early stages of the Korean War between 1950 and 1953, venerated US General Douglas MacArthur, who commanded UN forces, wanted to use nuclear weapons, boasting in 1964 that he “would have dropped between 30 to 50 tactical atomic bombs on his air bases and other depots strung across the neck of Manchuria from just across the Yalu at Antung (northwest tip of Korea) to the neighborhood of Hunchun (northeast tip of Korea near the border of the USSR).”
President Truman, no slouch himself in the ‘madman’ stakes, later, and fortunately for us, sacked his errant general, realizing, no doubt, that the asylum is not the only place where lunatics exist.
John F Kennedy, during the Cuban Missile Crisis, had a bigger challenge dealing with the clique of nutjobs within his Joint Chiefs of Staff than he did in dealing with Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev. Within this clique the head of the US Air Force, Curtis Le May, stood out as being the most demented, urging Kennedy to nuke Cuba regardless of the attendant risks of a Soviet response and the onset of WWIII.
Speaking of demented, in the warped mind of John Bolton the world is reduced to those countries that are bombed and those countries that bomb. If he had his way, Iraq in 2003 would have been but a prelude to a state of permanent war, involving the US attacking Iran, North Korea, Cuba, Venezuela, and whoever else made the mistake of believing that the world and everything in it did not belong to Washington.
So why is Trump surrounding himself with delusional war mongers and demented weapons dealers plus those in favor of torture, if he does not want to go to war with multiple nations?