BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 P.M.) – U.S. security official John Bolton stated on Saturday that if the Syrian government uses chemical weapons after the American troop withdrawal, they will face severe consequences.

“There is absolutely no change in the US position against the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime and absolutely no change in our position that any use of chemical weapons would be met by a very strong response, as we’ve done twice before,” Bolton said, according to the Reuters news agency.

“So the regime, the Assad regime, should be under no illusions on that question.”

He continued that the U.S. troop withdrawal should not encourage the Syrian government to use these types of weapons.

“As we elaborate how the withdrawal is going to occur and the circumstances, we don’t want the Assad regime to see what we do as representing any diminution in our opposition to the use of weapons of mass destruction,”he said.

If chemical weapons were to be used, “a lot of options would be on the table … if they don’t heed the lessons of those two strikes the next one will be more telling,” Bolton said.

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Translation: “We’ll bomb the h**l out of you – and maybe return our troops – if any jihadi group claims chemical weapons use (we don’t need evidence).”

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Exactly! In addition, he is so frosty because Democrat party in USA just started to prepare a process of impeachment against Trump. It is funny that an impeachment takes around 2 years – exactly when Trump’s mandate finishes. So, their goal is simply to make sure he is not a candidate again during 2020…

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@jmNZ, worse. “We” the paymasters of the Jihadi, will tell them to stage false flag attacks, and then “We” will bomb You etc.

And “we” will tell them, “IF” Assad does not immediately step down so that “We” can chose his successors and build our oil pipelines etc.

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Bolton merely encourages the Jihadi to stage false flag chemical attacks.

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Exactly! Considering USA relies only on information from the big fat guy flipping kebabs in his garage from morning to evening in London called “Syrian Observatory for Human Rights”…

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@USR, that “Syrian Observatory for Human Rights” guy is sponsored by the UK and he peddles what they tell him.

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In addition, he is so cocky because Democrat party in USA just started to prepare a process of impeachment against Trump. It is funny that an impeachment takes around 2 years – exactly when Trump’s mandate finishes. So, their goal is simply to make sure he is not a candidate again during 2020…

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You lost , give up already

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If you ask any American veteran: “Who won the Vietnam war?”, I guarantee you his answer will be “We won, of course!”. All those Americans do is living their dreams…

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@USR, it is Hollywood not US veterans that pretends the US won.

p.s. But mind me – Hollywood also made films where a US Sherman tank single handed shot up a couple of Tiger tanks.

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This cockroach means the made-up chemical attacks.

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These Amrikan Bums are really funny. They show their might & military power on smaller countries such as Syria, Afgha Libya Somalia & Iraq etc and when it comes to China & Russia they tuck their tails in between their legs and keep their mouth shut. Bolton doesnt have the guts to tell President Xi to get out of Tibet and do all the free lip service to Dalai Lama by giving false assurance or ask China to leave Taiwan alone. Bolton doesnt have the guts to tell President Putin anything. Both of them will tell Amrika to F off.

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Weldon Cheek

No translations needed,just expect more dubious reports of chemical weapons attacks every time the saa are about to take another town from the failed forces of jihad in syria!

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Alicia Keez

I don’t know why he is issuing this warning to the Syrian government. They haven’t used CW’s since 2014 when Russia, the UN and the US under a joint agreement removed them from Syria? The only CW’s that have been used since have been from the Rebels/Anti Assad groups and the White Helmets? Maybe direct the warning to those groups?

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Captain Crunch aka John Bolton is such a tough guy I’m sure he scared the h**l out of Syria..

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Karel Vd Geest

A fair threat. Anyone using chemical attacks deserves to be punished. Same goes for Turkey and rebels.

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@karel, but where are attacks and sanctions for the Jihadi instigators of the chemical attacks.

p.s. Staring us in the face is the fact that the losers of the war against the Syrian government of President Assad did have a motive to stage such a gas attacks and accuse the Syrian military, who had just defeated them in battle, of gassing Syrian civilians. Their motive being to give leaders of the USA a pretext to bomb Damascus yet again as they did before.

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Cyriak Papasissis

Stern Daler , any fair observant may conclude , after seing many of his comments, that ”Karel Geest” is a US troll , a US bot if you like, promoting the ”logic” of US stooges. They live in an illusionary world of their own, at best .

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@Cyriak Papasissis, No US troll. Karel is from the Netherlands. And on some points his ideas differ from yours or mine but that is normal and democratic.

BTW. I also think that all who use banned weapons must be punished – but all in the same way!
And Karel did not say anything else! I merely pointed to the fact that some Western politicians are biased. And Karel did not so far contradict me, didn’t he?

p.s. I also have different opinions about some things and people call me a hasbarah troll for that.
But I am not.

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Karel Vd Geest

Fair point. Too easily some people call those whose opinion they do not like trolls. A case of mental laziness. It prevents them from having to think on other opninions and makes them just dismiss them.

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@Karel, obviously. And some people do not like that. It is too hard.

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Bolton also known as Dr death, he would have had also a pretty successful political career in the thirties in Germany.

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karel you forget to take your pills again

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Karel Vd Geest

Thanks mum.

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I would agree that most politicians are biased, just like all ordinary people. We are shaped by our society, values, upbringing, education, experiences. Rationality is often lacking. Israel is a prime example. Too many hate it, some love it. As usual, reality is a bit more complex.

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@Karel, true enough – on all.