Sunday, May 5, 2019

Today In National Security Advising:
Bullshit John Bolton Lies,
Bullshit Media Swears To It

Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Deploys Forces to Mideast to Deter Iran  —  The U.S. is deploying a carrier strike group and a number of bombers to the Middle East to serve as a deterrent to Iran based on new intelligence that suggests allied interests and American forces could be imperiled.
Julian Borger / The Guardian:   US deploys aircraft carrier and bombers after ‘troubling indications’ from Iran
Sophie Weiner / Splinter:   John Bolton Is So Close to War With Iran He Can Taste It
Taegan Goddard / Political Wire:   U.S. Deploys Forces to Mideast to Deter Iran
Quint Forgey / Politico:
Navy strike group deployed to send ‘message’ to Iran  —  The U.S. military is deploying the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group and a bomber task force to the Central Command region in the Middle East to send a “clear and unmistakable message” to Iran, national security adviser John Bolton said in a statement Sunday.
Rebecca Falconer / Axios:   Bolton: U.S. sending Navy strike group to Iran to send “clear message”
Kristina Wong / Breitbart:   Pompeo: ‘Absolutely’ the Case We've Seen Escalatory Action from Iran
Sundance / The Last Refuge:   U.S. Moves Carrier Group into Region Amid Escalating Hamas Rocket Attacks Against Israel...
Mayor / One America News Network:   U.S. deploying carrier, bombers to Middle East to deter Iran: Bolton
New York Times:   Trump Dials Up the Pressure on Iran

Reality Check:

Despite John Bolton’s Statement, the US Has Not Escalated Its Forces in the CENTCOM Area of Responsibility

types Adam Silverman at Balloon Juice.
The Abraham Lincoln and the other vessels and units in its carrier group were already in the CENTCOM AOR and have been for some time. Almost as important is this simple reality: the Iranians know this! They know where US forces are deployed in relation to Iran. All Bolton has done with this announcement is make a lot of noise to hear himself make a lot of noise.

Thank you for joining us for this special first Sunday in May edition of John Bolton’s mustache’s saber-rattling kabuki theater.
W/ these buffoons in alleged charge, nothing could possibly go wrong, could it?

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