In the video above, we see Lebanese Christian singer Julia Boutros singing the praises of the militia that saved her homeland from Israel - Hezbollah. If every US "Christian" Zionist could visit the Lebanese Christian community for one day and dialogue with them, "Christian" Zionism would fade very quickly from the American scene and peace would finally come to the Middle East. God grant it!
National security adviser Bolton has a long history of lying for Israel. Recently John said, shortly after the attack on 4 oil tankers at a port in the UAE, long before a thorough investigation could be conducted:
"I think it is clear these (attacks) were naval mines almost certainly from Iran."
Might I remind the reader that “almost certainly” is not used when providing proof, and without proof, a professional security adviser does not make statements like this. Come on now, you never heard Putin take a stab in the dark like this. This kind of shooting from the hip is why international polls show that the US is not trusted and one poll shows the US is deemed as the country posing the “biggest threat to peace.”
One of John’s first distortions of the truth was instrumental in the near-total destruction of Lebanon back in 2006, and no one is talking about it.
Briefly, in 2005, Rafic Hariri, the ex-premier of Lebanon, was assassinated by a bomb, along with a number of innocent bystanders, and Syrian president Bashar al Assad was quickly blamed, although the assassination had all the earmarks of an Israeli (possibly Mossad) hit job. At the time, Syrian peacekeeping forces were in Lebanon. The UN took up the investigation into the assassination and an investigator was named, who did not stay on the case very long until a new investigator was named, under pressure from US ambassador John Bolton. The new investigator quickly focused on Hezbollah and Assad and used Mossad as a witness. Bolton knew this investigator was pro-Israel, pro-US and anti-Assad.
Now this would be humorous if it were not so downright sad. I did a search for “Israeli assassinations,” and came up with several sources, including this site:
where you will see a list of hundreds of Israeli-perpetrated assassinations prior to the 2005 assassination of Rafic Hariri. That’s right. Israel killed with impunity in at least a dozen countries, including but not limited to: Lebanon (the country where Hariri was assassinated), West Bank, Italy, Belgium, Tunisia, Egypt, Greece, France, Germany, Uruguay, Jordan and Cyprus. Mossad was the prime suspect in 7 of the assassinations. Bombs, like the one used to kill Hariri, were a murder weapon of choice. Now if you do a search for “assassinations by Assad” you will find no such list at all because Assad did not go around assassinating people, but you will serendipitously find persons who have wanted to assassinate him, including Trump and the Israeli Defence Force. But the investigator hand-picked by ambassador John Bolton managed to conclude, without proof, that Assad was “most likely” behind the assassination of Rafic Hariri. Recall that there is no such thing as a verdict of “likely” in a criminal court, but in venues tainted by American influence, this is a standard verdict, like the “highly likely” verdict of Theresa May that gave rise to sanctions against Russia for its alleged role in the poisoning of Sergey and Yulia Skripal. And this is the modus operandi of all US politicians who have accused Assad of misdeeds, notably killing people with chemical weapons, without proof and in the knowledge that terrorist groups possessed and used chemical weapons themselves so any chemical attack could just as well have been perpetrated by them. Assad is the most maligned man on the planet and it’s all thanks to the slavish US’ mania for doing Israel’s bidding.
Further, Bolton’s target was Iran-related and his motivation was to show Israel he was trying to “help.” A chilling number of American Evangelicals literally believe Trump was “chosen by God” to save Israel. And Trump and team seem to have fallen for this myth, which is why pro-Israel attack dog Bolton was the natural choice for Trump’s cabinet. (BTW, according to reports, the US is planning to bombard the nuclear power plant in Tehran to "save Israel").
The author of a book about Trump says Pence is convinced God is calling him, Mike Pence, to be president as soon as Trump is taken out of the way.
As for secretary of state Mike Pompeo, he is also in the club, having gone on record as saying it is possible God sent Trump to save Israel from Iran.
And Bolton? He is not a Bible thumper, just a war hawk who defends – not really Israel but all of the suicidal things that Israel thinks it wants, like the pending apocalyptic war on Iran. And it goes without saying that none of the above has anything to do with defending the US. The security of the US is not even an afterthought for US officials. If American soldiers lose their lives in the war on Iran to “save Israel,” Trump will have nice words to say to the widows and loved ones, in the grand tradition of Dubbya, a real champion at consoling survivors of those he has slain with his reckless policies.
To understand the sleazy role of Bolton in the Assad frame-up at the UN in 2005 requires some reading.
The whole sordid story of how Assad was railroaded out of his peace keeping role in Lebanon by John Bolton and pals, thus paving the way for the ensuing Israeli attack on Lebanon the year after the assassination, was revealed to the world by German professional criminal investigator Jürgen Cain Külbel, whose findings are reported, for example, here:
Thierry Meyssan also deeply investigated the UN investigation and found it politically tainted and biased. He reported his findings and conclusions at voltairenet.org.
“A former criminal investigator of the GDR, who became a journalist after the reunification of Germany, Jürgen Cain Külbel is the author of a counter-investigation on the assassination of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri, which the Voltaire Network presented to the Arab public during a widely covered conference in Damascus, May 7, 2006. In this interview, he discusses the political role of the UN Commission and the unexploited leads pointing to Israeli responsibility.”
Another news item strongly suggesting Israeli (and also Saudi) complicity in the Hariri assassination was published at lebanonews.net.
Yet today, 14 years later, the world is still in thrall to the conclusions of a UN investigation based on biased testimony, and it is all thanks to the intervention of US ambassador John Bolton who influenced the choice of chief investigator.
The fabrication that Assad was behind the assassination of Hariri was based on the absurd supposed motivation that Hariri had opposed the Syrian peace keeping force in Lebanon. However, since Hariri was no longer premier in 2005, having left office in 2004, this was just plain nonsense. Israel, however, had a real motive, a very strong one, namely that the Syrian forces were standing in the way of the 2006 invasion of Lebanon by Israel. If the Syrian forces had remained in Lebanon, Israel probably would not have dared invade.
Thus, Bolton was, probably knowingly, preparing the ground for the Israeli invasion that nearly destroyed Lebanon and killed between 1,191 and 1300 Lebanese people. And as I said above, the US “help” to Israel is not actual help because it encourages Israel to do things that are harmful to itself. In this case, the upshot of the invasion included the following:
1--For the first time in its history, Israel was unable to meet an important military goal. It had hoped to demolish Hezbollah, but that militia actually saved Lebanon. This was both a military and a psychological setback for Israel, which made it even more paranoid than before about Hezbollah and the latter’s ally Iran.
2—Because of the devastation wrought by Israel on Lebanese infrastructure and the resulting enormous cost to the Lebanese people, Israel lost most of the trust of its allies in Lebanon. Previously, under the influence of US “Christian” Zionists, many of the Lebanese Christians stopped backing Israel and its ally the US. Today there is therefore little chance that the US will ever be able to regain the trust of the Lebanese Christians and other former allies.
3—Since the Lebanese were able to see with their own eyes how Hezbollah resisted the Israeli attacks and literally saved Lebanon from becoming a vassal of Israel, a large percentage of Lebanese now support Hezbollah, which is now a very popular political party (it is deemed a terrorist organization only because of US and Israeli propaganda. Europe disagrees). This makes Lebanon an important part of the so-called Shia Crescent. BTW, the main reason for the striving of the US, Israel and Saudi to oust Bashar al-Assad is the fact that he is Alawite (a Shia sect, the most tolerant of them) while most of Syria is Sunni (like terror-supporting Saudi and the Gulf statelets), and the axis nations believe that if Assad were toppled, the Sunnis would take over and align automatically with the US axis (which, given Assad’s popularity, is unlikely).
Emblematic of the sea change caused by the 2006 Israeli attack is the performance of the Christian lady in the video linked at the top of this page, singing the praises of Hezbollah, the militia that saved her home country!