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Four months ago in May, we cajoled Donald Trump into sending out the email below about firing John Bolton. We collected close to 5,000 signatures and traveled to Bolton's home in Maryland to deliver them--and carry out a citizens arrest of the warhawk! Though Bolton refused to come to the door and accept our citizens' arrest, we knew we were on the right track. Today the wonderful news came in: Bolton has been fired!


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Bolton's position in Trump's cabinet was contrary to Trump's campaign promises to bring troops home and to have a less interventionist foreign policy than his predecessors. Bolton played a key role in the collapse of Trump's North Korea talks with Kim Jong-Un and was determined to see the US carry out regime change in Venezuela and war with Iran. Now, as he is leaving, peace lovers around the world are emitting a sigh of relief.

As we celebrate Bolton's departure, we are also aware of all the work ahead of us to turn around the dangerous and destructive policies that Bolton--and Trump--champion. Send a message now to Senators Reed and Schumer, Rep. Adam Smith, and Speaker Pelosi to make sure the amendments to prevent and end wars make it into the final version of the National Security Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The people of Yemen, Iran, Korea, Afghanistan, and more can't wait.

The best way to celebrate Bolton's department is by working for peace,
Ann, Ariel, Caroline, Carley, Clara, Jodie, Maya, Mark, Medea, Megan, Nancy, Paki, Ryan, Rose, Teri, Tighe, Ursula, and Zena

 

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Thanks for posting this. I was waiting for someone to do it before me.

I think this is good news for humanity. People should care for each other rather than drop bomb such as white phosphors bombs on defenseless people.

Thank you for your time and care Medea.

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Sure, it sounds like good news. Getting rid of some of the trash doesn't hurt. Now, what other warmongering nutjob are you going to get in his place?

Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.

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Great news!! It could only be better if he was charged with crimes against humanity.

Next on the list should be Mike Pompeo then I will actually give Trump credit for doing something right in his campaign pledge to "drain the swamp".

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trump hired him. or pence did. hard to give him credit for anything

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Good point! I believe Henry Kissinger and Sheldon Adelson had much pressure in the hiring decision which still comes down to Trump succumbing to those two.

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I do not have confirmation of this but I have read that Adelson gave several million to Trump's campaign on condition that A he hired Bolton and B moved the embassy to Jerusalem. Adelson's only loyalty is to Israel, not to the US.

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I believe you are correct on the embassy move and Adelson should be tried for treason and interfering in the USA election.

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glory f*^king hallelujah. give peace a chance.

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Medea. Just donated to CodePink.

THANKS for your time and service.

I got a confirmation from Jodie Evans. Thanks to both of you for your service.

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It's about time another Reagan War Criminal be gone! These inept tRump Cabinet members who are still trying to regime-change expecting different results from using the same proven failure methods of 35 year ago; are a real stain on the country's underwear.


When the Socialist POTUS King Con Don and his remaining Reagan War Criminal and others in the tRump administration are delivered to the Hague for their War Crimes trials, Bolton needs to be included as an accomplice to these crimes.

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I posted this link the other day, written by Finian Cunningham. I don't understand why it didn't get into a headline on OEN, or why it disappeared so quickly, with just 140 views. I'm glad that at least a few folks saw it, but it is of CRITICAL importance click here, enough so that it should be spread far and wide. As it evidently is in other parts of the world.

Here's part of my own comment on it, and directly related to the good news about Bolton, near as I can tell:

"You've likely read the "Breaking News" from FOX, that Trump fired Bolton.

IMO, this is exactly why. The 'stach had to be tossed under the bus to change the narrative and to cover many asses, including Trump's.

Kudos to Dilyana G., who is as close to another Julian as we have at the moment."

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Here's the lead-in from the site it's on: "A recent investigation has uncovered explosive evidence that the US is supplying weapons to terror groups in Syria, Iraq and Yemen. The finding blows the lid sky-high on Washington's much-vaunted claims of 'fighting terrorism'."

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