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The Trump-Bolton Duo Is Just Like the Bush-Cheney Duo: Warmongers Using Lies to Start Illegal Wars


Written by Prof Rodrigue Tremblay; Originally appeared Global Research

[False flag operations:] “The powers-that-be understand that to create the appropriate atmosphere for war, it’s necessary to create within the general populace a hatred, fear or mistrust of others regardless of whether those others belong to a certain group of people or to a religion or a nation.” James Morcan (1978- ), New Zealander-born Australian writer.

[Definition: A ‘false flag operation’ is a horrific, staged event—blamed on a political enemy—and used as pretext to start a war or to enact draconian laws in the name of national security].

The Trump-Bolton Duo Is Just Like the Bush-Cheney Duo: Warmongers Using Lies to Start Illegal Wars

Almost all wars begin with false flag operations.” Larry Chin (d. of b. unknown), North American author, (in ‘False Flagging the World towards War. The CIA Weaponizes Hollywood’, Dec. 27, 2014).

Definition of reverse projection: attributing to others what you are doing yourself as the reason for attacking them.” John McMurtry (1939- ), Canadian philosopher, (in ‘The Moral Decoding of 9-11: Beyond the U.S. Criminal State’, Journal of 9/11 Studies, Feb.2013).

That there are men in all countries who get their living by war, and by keeping up the quarrels of nations, is as shocking as it is true; but when those who are concerned in the government of a country, make it their study to sow discord, and cultivate prejudices between nations, it becomes the more unpardonable.” Thomas Paine (1737-1809), American Founding father, pamphleteer, (in ‘The Rights of Man’, c. 1792).

I was the CIA director. We lied, we cheated, and we stoleIt was like — we had entire training courses. It reminds you of the glory of the American experiment. Mike Pompeo (1963- ), former CIA director and now Secretary of State in the Trump administration, (in April 2019, while speaking at Texas A&M University.)


History repeats itself. Indeed, those who live by war are at it again. Their crime: starting illegal wars by committing false flag attacks and blaming other countries for their own criminal acts. On this, the Donald Trump-John Bolton duo is just like the George W. Bush-Dick Cheney duo. It is amazing that in an era of 24-hour news, this could still going on.

We recall that in 2002-2003, the latter duo, with the help of U.K.’s Tony Blair, lied their way into a war of aggression against Iraq, by pretending that Saddam Hussein had a massive stockpile of “weapons of mass destruction”and that he was ready to attack the United States proper. On October 6, 2002, George W. Bush scared Americans with his big Mushroom Cloud analogy.  —It was all bogus. —It was a pure fabrication that the gullible (!) U.S. Congress, the corporate media, and most of the American public, swallowed hook, line and sinker.

Now, in 2019, a short sixteen years later, the same stratagem seems to being used to start another illegal war of aggression, this time against the country of Iran. The masters of deception are at it again. Their secret agents and those of their Israeli and Saudi allies, in the Middle East, seem to have just launched an unprovoked attack, in international waters, against a Japanese tanker, and they have rushed to the cameras to accuse Iran. They claim that the latter country used mines to attack the tanker.

This time, they were unlucky. —The owner of the Japanese tanker, the Kokuka Courageous, immediately rebuked that “official” version. Yutaka Katada, president of the Kokuka Sangyo shipping company, declared that the attack came from a bombing from above the water. Indeed, Mr. Katada told reporters:

The Trump-Bolton Duo Is Just Like the Bush-Cheney Duo: Warmongers Using Lies to Start Illegal Wars

Source: The Washington Post

The crew are saying it was hit with a flying object. They say something came flying toward them, then there was an explosion, then there was a hole in the vessel.”

His company issued a statement saying that “the hull (of the ship) has been breached above the waterline on the starboard side”, and it was not hit by a mine below the waterline, as the Trump administration has insinuated. —[N. B.: There was also a less serious attack on a Norwegian ship, the Front Altair.]

Thus, this time the false flag makers have not succeeded. But, you can be sure that they will be back at it, sooner or later, just as they, and their well financed al-Qaeda allies, launched a few false flag “chemical” attacks in Syria, and blamed them on the Syrian Assad government.

Donald Trump has too much to gain personally from a nice little war to distract the media and the public from the Mueller report and from all his mounting political problems. In his case, he surely would benefit from a “wag-the-dog” scenario that John Bolton and his friends in the Middle East could easily invent. As a matter of fact, two weeks ago, warmonger John Bolton was coincidently in the Middle East, in the United Arab Emirates, just before the attacks!

Besides the Japanese ship owner’s denial, it is important to point out that  at the moment of the attack on the Japanese tanker, the Japanese Prime Minister, Mr. Shinzo Abe, was in Iran, having talks with the Iranian government about economic cooperation between the two countries about oil shipments. Since Iran is the victim of unilateral U. S. economic sanctions, to derail such an economic cooperation between Japan and Iran could have been the triggered motivation to launch a false flag operation. It did not work. But you can be sure that the responsible party will not be prosecuted.


We live in an era when people with low morals, sponsored by people with tons of money, can gain power and do a lot of damage. How our democracies can survive in such a context remains an open question.


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This article was originally published on the author’s blog site: Dr. Rodrigue Tremblay.

International economist Dr. Rodrigue Tremblay is the author of the book “The Code for Global Ethics, Ten Humanist Principles”, of the book “The New American Empire”, and the recent book, in French “La régression tranquille du Québec, 1980-2018“. He is a Research Associate of the Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG).



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  • RichardD

    I don’t think that Trump starting a war with Iran would be well received by the American public. Or would contribute to his reelection.

    • Tommy Jensen

      Just for the record, I think there is a h… of diference between Bush and Trump. If not for the Deep State, several wars would have been closed now by Trump.

      • Stephan Williams

        I believe you’re correct, Tommy, however the Trumpster Dumpster doesn’t have a courageous bone in his body. He’s a bellicose coward. He hasn’t shut down a single war anywhere, despite his rhetoric. And he won’t. He’s allowed psychopaths to dictate American foreign policy. He’s obviously owned, (for whatever reasons) by the psychotic self-chosen crime cabal presently destroying America and as much of the rest of our world as they can get away with.

        Sure he saved us from Killary, but at what cost?!? How many more millions are going to die while Americans celebrate the election of the “lesser of two evils” in a country as politically and culturally corrupted as the Ju S A?

    • Marko

      “I don’t think that Trump starting a war with Iran would be well received by the American public.”

      The NYT learned that when ~500 comments responding to one of their editorials about Iran universally condemned the idea of going to war. The NYT shut down the comments in response :

      “‘NYT’ readers call out the newspaper for abetting war against Iraq and now Iran”



      • verner

        of course, the views of the great unwashed public rarely aligns with the narrative of the media, which by and large reflect the narrative washington dc wants in the news. closing down comments has happened before, since they are surprised that the unwashed public can think for themselves and that would spoil media’s business end, fat headlines and war sell papers and attract viewers und zu weiter.

      • Paul

        Yes, I was reading the comments section to an article by NYT the other day concerning Iran and was pleased to see the people commenting were overwhelmingly aware of their government’s lies.

  • Rob

    This is a question mark for all international leaderships and UNO that what US, NATO and Israel doing in Yemen, Palestine, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya etc. Do they respect these countries sovereignty?

  • Tommy Jensen

    The Japanese ship owner should shut his mouth up as he knows nothing about International politics and military strategies.
    If this big mouth policy continues he and other companies can and will be punished with sanctions and closing of their Swift account as true as I am American……………………………LOL.

    • Stephan Williams

      You can still make me laugh out loud with your shenanigans, Tommy. LMAO