3 thoughts on “Playing with war toys at taxpayers’ expense

  1. Laugh Riot says:

    The new US national security adviser is willing to risk a military conflict with China to achieve President Donald Trump’s goals for America, two former senior US officials have told the South China Morning Post. http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/2141183/us-security-head-bolton-would-risk-military-conflict-china-achieve-goals
    Former IDF [Israel Defense Forces] chief Mofaz: ‘Bolton tried to convince me Israel should attack Iran’ https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-5195226,00.html
    President Trump warned Wednesday that missiles “will be coming” toward Syria in response to a suspected chemical attack, and he taunted Russia for vowing to shoot down any incoming strikes. “Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and ‘smart!’” the president wrote on Twitter, referring to missile strikes. https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-says-missiles-will-be-coming-to-syria-taunts-russia-for-vowing-to-block-them/2018/04/11/7dc52fa0-3d7a-11e8-8d53-eba0ed2371cc_story.html

  2. Curiouser & curiouser says:

    “John Bolton presided over anti-Muslim think tank : The content of the advocacy group Gatestone is part of an echo chamber that includes Russian media.” https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/john-bolton-chaired-anti-muslim-think-tank-n868171 Gatestone had revenue of $2.3 million in 2016. Rosenwald’s foundation has also supported right-wing pundits including David Horowitz, whom the Southern Poverty Law Center identified in 2011 as one of 10 people in the U.S. “anti-Muslim inner circle.” Rosenwald is vice president of the William Rosenwald Family Fund, which funds a host of pro-Israel groups including the Middle East Forum. She has also sat on the board of a number of mainstream pro-Israel organizations and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
    Gatestone has also received financial backing from Robert and Rebekah Mercer, the billionaire father-daughter team who have supported conservative candidates in the U.S. including Cruz and Trump. The Mercers also co-founded Cambridge Analytica, the data company being scrutinized by special counsel Robert Mueller as part of his investigation into Trump’s ties to Russia. The Mercers’ role in the proliferation of right-wing media also includes funding the alt-right Breitbart News in the U.S. The Mercers contributed $100,000 to Gatestone in both 2015 and 2016, according to Gatestone’s tax filings, up from $50,000 in 2014. CNN has reported that the John Bolton Super Pac had a 2014 contract with Cambridge Analytica to provide micro targeting and messaging assistance. Robert Mercer gave $2 million to Bolton’s super PAC in 2015 and $1 million in 2016. Re: Mercer see also https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/03/27/the-reclusive-hedge-fund-tycoon-behind-the-trump-presidency and https://www.thenation.com/article/trumps-allies-are-taking-over-the-media-and-creating-their-own-reality/

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