VIDEO: New Order
Thursday 17 November 2016 / Hour 2, Block A: Ambassador John Bolton, AEI, in re: The absence/disengagement of America for so long has alarmed much of he world; a strong Secretary of State will encouraged many nations.
Global NATO (idea of Asnar), from the London Times: make sure the NATO alliance not crumble after the end of the USSR; Asnar asks for a League of Democracies – bring in Japan, Singapore, Israel, et al. Will add real purpose and direction. The UN SC has long since ceased to provide real security,. By broadening the scope, . . Singapore, e.g., and South Korea, New Zealand, Australia: 15 years ago people went out of their way to avoid North Korea at all costs; today, after DPRK nuke tests , South Korea is even more ferociously opposed. If Beijing gets control of sea lanes used for oil shipment to South Korea, Seoul knows that it’ll be in deep trouble.
Iran deal: it's a strategic debacle for the US. Even in Iran complies with this badly-worded agreement, it's still a path to nuclear weapons swiftly and in operation in 15 years. “Axis of Evil” is not metaphorical – Iran, North Korea, China, Pakistan. US Congress; 419 to 1 on Iran Sanctions Act. How can the US leave the JCPOA? Or simply enact new sanctions? Do all of the above.
John Kerry kowtows to Iran; even Paul Ryan calls him a shill for the Iranian Chamber of Commerce. Iran has again exceeded the totality of the heavy water permitted (130 tons) -- the Europeans fell for the craven Obama negotiations because they wanted trade. Need to address the political reality. We should have abrogated he deal early on; now the Euros will scream that their precious deals are abrogated. They can do trade wit Iran, just not also with he US at the same time.
New UN SG? Guterres will not change anything. When he picks his Undersecretaries-General we’ll see.
John R. Bolton, a diplomat and a lawyer, has spent many years in public service. From August 2005 to December 2006, he served as the U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations. From 2001 to 2005, he was under secretary of state for arms control and international security. At AEI, Ambassador Bolton’s area of research is U.S. foreign and national security policy.