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VIDEO: Why is this man possibly representing the US!?

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posted on Apr, 7 2005 @ 10:58 AM
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Our National Embarrassment Via Bush Continues in the Form of John Bolton

Bolton channels the spirit of Hannity/Limbaugh/Savage

This is who our administration wants representing the United States to the World Conference table?

Please give me a rationale worthy of spit as to why this man deserves the position? There are accomplished diplomats that share the blind ideology first/common sense second perspective necessary to rise in ranks in the Bush administration, yet can avoid the idiotic jingoism displayed here......that gets rebroadcast into the World's living rooms & cements popular opinion firmly against us. I think even the Freepers amongst us can understand the foreign public opinion TO government action TO horrible Anti-US trade measures TO damaged US economy relationship domino fall that has occurred & will be accelerated with bromides like this?

After reviewing how embarrassed & mortified one of our allies was at Bolton's Hannity grandstand, what do you think is driving the selection of such a loquaciously inept clod?




posted on Apr, 7 2005 @ 11:09 AM
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I couldn't get a job with CIA today. I am not qualified. I don't have the language skills. I, you know, my language skills were romance languages and stuff. We're looking for Arabists today. I don't have the cultural background probably. And I certainly don't have the technical skills, uh, as my children remind me every day, "Dad you got to get better on your computer." Uh, so, the things that you need to have, I don't have.
Porter Goss


And look at some of the other "winners" Bush has appointed. Rumsfeld comes to mind. He must have some kind of dirt on Bush, why else isn't he fired yet? There must be some kind of "invisible hand" guiding Bush and the people he chooses to surround himself with. They obviously aren't qualified, so their must be some kind of hidden agenda. I never really bought into this whole "NWO" until Bush. He could be the poster boy!



posted on Apr, 7 2005 @ 11:13 AM
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Despite the fact that this guy looks like your typical clown he speaks the truth, even though he presents it in a manner that can be deemed offensive. We do operate the UN and it does serve the political interest of the world's leading superpower, the USA. What is wrong with stating the obvious?



posted on Apr, 7 2005 @ 12:10 PM
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Originally posted by Simulacra
Despite the fact that this guy looks like your typical clown he speaks the truth, even though he presents it in a manner that can be deemed offensive. We do operate the UN and it does serve the political interest of the world's leading superpower, the USA. What is wrong with stating the obvious?


Likely to many's suprise, I agree with most of that assessment. But, and this is a big BUT, diplomacy is the same as high level business. I have gotten "back to the nest" and debriefed with C level execs who say things like "That guy's a f***king a***hole, as soon as we close this deal I'm f***king him over"
Yet they go into that next meeting treating that self same object of scorn with the revereance afforded royalty.
It's all about "face", and the saving of it.
You stick it in peoples ear like that, you force a "saving face" counter measure.
That's not diplomacy.

On the whole UN thing: It's a strawman....we get political mileage out of it's tear down & build up with each administration. The inescable fact is that if we played straight up ball, those "tear down" moments would not be possible.



posted on Apr, 7 2005 @ 12:45 PM
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Which do you think has more political weight in the world. Something that the US does on i's own, or something that has the backing of the UN.

Think of how the US and UN roled played in both of the wars in Iraq. and how it was precieved by the world and you realise that in todays political climate the US should not do anything alone.

By bolten becoming the US amabssador to the UN it seems more we are starting an Isolationist approach to world politics. If it wasn't for the FTA, oil, and outsourcing the US would ahve need for foreign countries. Bolten would destroy almsot every international effort if given his post.



posted on Apr, 9 2005 @ 03:13 PM
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Want to become an ambassador? Get rich, donate lots of money (on & off the books) to politicians.


One day....................................



posted on Apr, 9 2005 @ 06:44 PM
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When you appoint someone to oversee an agency, you want them somewhat critical of it. Would you want a person that ran a logging company to be named Interior Secretary? Would you want a Ford Motor Company executive be named to Transportation Secretary. Would you want an executive from Phizer to be head of the FDA?

Having someone critical of the UN is perfect. Come on people, think about it.

[edit on 9-4-2005 by Carseller4]



posted on Apr, 9 2005 @ 06:47 PM
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I quite thrilled with this nomination. I have already contacted my Senators as well as some other key Senators in firm support of confirmation.



posted on Apr, 9 2005 @ 07:01 PM
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Bolton seems to have an important thing in common with a lot of Bush's appointees: the interests of the United States (as seen through the philosophy of Bush et. al.) in mind, rather than the interests of the United Nations.

Perhaps growing up in what was a UN Trusteeship has driven my biases, but I consider the United Nations to be little more than a socialist debating society and a haven for a gang of whining Third World mendicants who use it as a mechanism to extort money and power from the more technologically advanced countries.

The other countries in the UN use their membership as a vehicle for their own countries' interests, and we, if we had enough brains to bait a fish-hook, should be doing the same.

That's whay I like about Bolton.



posted on Apr, 9 2005 @ 08:52 PM
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Originally posted by Carseller4
When you appoint someone to oversee an agency, you want them somewhat critical of it. Would you want a person that ran a logging company to be named Interior Secretary? Would you want a Ford Motor Company executive be named to Transportation Secretary. Would you want an executive from Phizer to be head of the FDA?

Having someone critical of the UN is perfect. Come on people, think about it.

[edit on 9-4-2005 by Carseller4]



THey seem to be pretty cool............................

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Before becoming Interior Secretary, Norton was senior counsel at Brownstein, Hyatt & Farber, P.C. From 1991 to 1999, Norton served as Attorney General of Colorado.

Prior to her election as Colorado Attorney General, Norton served in Washington, D.C. as Associate Solicitor of the United States Department of the Interior, overseeing endangered species and public lands legal issues for the National Park Service and the Fish and Wildlife Service. She also worked as Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of Agriculture and, from 1979 to 1983, as a Senior Attorney for the Mountain States Legal Foundation. In the late 1970s, she was a member of the Libertarian Party and was nearly selected as its national director in 1980. Norton has been associated with a number of groups in the "wise use" or "free-market environmentalist" movement, such as the Political Economy Research Center, of which she is a fellow.

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Mineta was born in San Jose, California. During World War II he was detained in an internment camp near Cody, Wyoming, along with hundreds of other Japanese Americans. While detained in the camp, Mineta, a Cub Scout, met fellow scout Alan K. Simpson, future Senator from Wyoming, who often visited the scouts in the detainment camp with his troop. The two became, and have remained, close friends and political allies.

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posted on Apr, 11 2005 @ 11:48 AM
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Senator Boxer justed used this same video!

She ripped him a big new one too!

Obame made my same comments!


Can the powers that be do an IP trace to see if either .gov domains peeked at ATS?

Give 'em hell senators!



posted on Apr, 11 2005 @ 05:58 PM
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Also, save phil. Phil is about to die because of people like Tom DeLay and others. Find out more at www.savephil.com...



posted on Apr, 11 2005 @ 06:06 PM
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You know, does it matter at all? What with the coming man-made super pandemic, etc, etc, etc,...those very fools are the ones with the bunkers while us smart savy, in the know people are doomed.

Who do you think will laugh last?

I'm very depressed. Dont mind me.



posted on Apr, 11 2005 @ 06:17 PM
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Well dg, that is what all Bush appointees have in comun..........they all belong to the same boys club.

They all will do what the administration wants them to do, and will do it blindly, and they all will.............in case of the world doomsday will bundle together in the same bunker while like you said we the replaceable majority will be sacrifice in their place.



posted on Apr, 11 2005 @ 07:03 PM
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Originally posted by marg6043
Well dg, that is what all Bush appointees have in comun..........they all belong to the same boys club.

They all will do what the administration wants them to do, and will do it blindly, and they all will.............in case of the world doomsday will bundle together in the same bunker while like you said we the replaceable majority will be sacrifice in their place.






In that case, I want to join the boys club and blindly do everything for the administration to save myself from doomsday..................someone is going off the deep end.



posted on Apr, 11 2005 @ 07:50 PM
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There's a thought. "Get in" with the in crowd. There may be a little space in ze bunker pour vouz.



posted on Apr, 11 2005 @ 08:24 PM
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The clip indicates that he is a nationalist, rather than an internationalist.

Why is this a problem? The administration is more interested in nationalism than internationalism. The general public is also, apparently, more interested in nationalism than internationalism.

I'm not saying it should be, but, why form the question this why? He will be the representative because he does represent the people, at this point in time.



posted on Apr, 11 2005 @ 09:35 PM
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Originally posted by Nygdan
The general public is also, apparently, more interested in nationalism than internationalism.


If your watching Fox News and love the "live" in the upper left with the American flag in the background.
The problem I have is the way he represented us on those films, his lack of mannerisms.



posted on Apr, 12 2005 @ 08:01 AM
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Originally posted by Nygdan
The clip indicates that he is a nationalist, rather than an internationalist.

Why is this a problem? The administration is more interested in nationalism than internationalism. The general public is also, apparently, more interested in nationalism than internationalism.

I'm not saying it should be, but, why form the question this why? He will be the representative because he does represent the people, at this point in time.


Even putting aside the fact that this is an ambassador position to a body that is predicated on collabarative diplomacy, a nationalist is a valid choice for Botobaswana or whatever other third-world-we-all-gonna-die-of-some-funky-nasty-doo-doo-before-we-starve-to-death-country, because they're on the brink & need focused loquacious advocates.
We don't. Neither does the UK and all other 1st World nations ( but none of them even dreamed of putting up a Bolton).
The corporate imperialism draped in the cloak of nationalism is not nationalism. And most people do not subscribe to this administrations marketed "vision" - don't confuse the stage managed "sucking all the air out of the debate hall" snapshot of America with the actual America.
My sense is that even the Kick azz first, take names later jingoists are losing steam in their convictions to support this administrations vascillation between ineptitude, hubris and fascism.



posted on Apr, 12 2005 @ 10:16 AM
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Found a new article on this guy...






Extreme Unilateralist or Strong Leader?
The confirmation hearings for John Bolton -- Bush's choice for U.S. ambassador to the United Nations -- began Monday in Washington.

Bolton has worked in federal government -- mostly in the State Department -- for the past 25 years. He presently serves as the undersecretary of state for arms control and international affairs. Bolton's nomination stunned many in Washington because he has been one of the Bush administration's fiercest critics of the U.N.

Every Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee reportedly plans to reject his nomination and Senate Republicans have also expressed concern over whether Bolton is the right man for the job. In addition, a group of 59 former U.S. diplomats have signed a letter to Sen. Richard Lugar, chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, calling for the Senate to reject Bolton's nomination.
www.alternet.org...


EDIT: And another one...looks like this guy is causing an uproar on the indie news circuit


The Armageddon Man
When Irving Kristol — regarded by many as the "godfather of neoconservatism" — described a neoconservative as a "liberal who has been mugged by reality," he was not describing John Bolton. Unlike many of his supporters in the Bush administration, the U.N. ambassador-designate did not start out his political career on the center-left — either as a liberal, social democrat, or socialist.

In the 1950s through the 1970s, the political forerunners who established neoconservatism as the defining trend within American conservatism went through a left-right transformation. In that political morphing, the neoconservatives have redefined U.S. politics from the Reagan administration through the current Bush administration.

Bolton shares much with the closely knit neoconservative political camp: their red-meat anticommunism, their obsession with China, their support of right-wing Zionism in Israel, and their glorification of U.S. power as the main force for good and against evil in our world. Bolton has also forged close links with neoconservatives while a scholar at the Manhattan Institute and the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). Although sharing most of the neoconservative ideology, Bolton is not himself a true-blue neocon.
www.alternet.org...


[edit on 4/12/2005 by Simulacra]



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