- js reader version
- view hidden posts
- tags and related articles
by Knut Mellenthin
Tuesday, Apr. 19, 2005 at 12:28 PM
On Tuesday, Bolton's conduct toward colleagues in the State Department was probed. Witnesses reported that the Under-secretary attempted to fire experts who doubted his assertions about Cuban bio-weapons. This is the last hour to email committee members.
THE SINNER WHO REFUSES TO REPENT
UN-enemy Bolton could be the UN ambassador of the US. Hearing in the Senate
By Knut Mellenthin
[This article published in: Junge Welte 4/14/2005 is translated from the German on the World Wide Web, http://www.jungewelt.de/2005/04-14/005.php.]
Since Monday the Foreign Relations committee of the US Senate has interrogated John Bolton who should become UN ambassador according to the will of the administration in Washington. Bolton belonging to the neo-conservatives and currently Undersecretary for arms control in the State Department has often attracted attention with anti-Un statements. Therefore 56 former US ambassadors protested against Bolton’s nomination in an open letter. [http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2005/04/315416.shtml]
The formal nomination requires the approval of the Senate where republicans have a majority of 55 to 45. First of all, the Foreign Relations committee must agree. Ten republicans and eight democrats are represented there. In all probability all the democrats will vote against Bolton. If only one of the republicans joins them, there will be a deadlock in the committee. Then the procedure would be blocke4d. Attention focuses on republican senator Lincoln Chafee. According to his statement, he inclines to vote for Bolton but is not a hundred-percent decided.
On Monday, Bolton was questioned by the democratic committee members about his remarks against the UN. Among other things, he said the world organization doesn’t really exist and if the UN skyscraper in New York lost ten stories, that wouldn’t make any difference. Bolton did not deny or relativize any of the remarks attributed to him. As ambassador to the UN, he said he would loyally hold to the official line of the US government.
On Tuesday, Bolton’s conduct toward colleagues in the State Department was probed. Witnesses reported that the Undersecretary attempted to fire experts who doubted his assertions about Cuban bio-weapons.
Further questions revealed that Bolton at the beginning of the 1990s as a colleague of the American Enterprise Institute, a neo-conservative think tank, spoke in favor of Taiwan’s UN membership and wrote paid articles for the Taiwanese president. That contradicted official US policy. Bolton declared before the committee that he still had this opinion today but would keep to the line of the government.
The formal vote in the committee on Bolton’s nomination was originally planned for last Thursday. Whether he will be approved by the committee seems open.
Report this post as:
LATEST COMMENTS ABOUT THIS ARTICLE
Listed below are the 10 latest comments of 2 posted about this article.
These comments are anonymously submitted by the website visitors.
Change Links September 2018 posted
More Scandals Rock Southern California Nuke Plant San Onofre
Site Outage Friday
Change Links August 2018
Setback for Developer of SC Farm Land
More problems at Shutdown San Onofre Nuke
Change Links 2018 July posted
More Pix: "Families Belong Together," Pasadena
"Families Belong Together" March, Pasadena
Short Report on the Families Belong Together Protest in Los Angeles
Summer 2018 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert!
Watch the Debate: Excluded Candidates for Governor of California
Change Links June 2018 posted
The Montrose Peace Vigil at 12 Years
Unity Archive Project
Dianne Feinstein's Promotion of War, Secret Animal Abuse, Military Profiteering, Censorshi
CA Senate Bill 1303 would require an independent coroner rather than being part of police
Three years after OC snitch scandal, no charges filed against sheriffs deputies
California police agencies violate Brown Act (open meetings)
Insane Company Wants To Send Nuke Plant Waste To New Mexico
Change Links May 2018
Worker-Owned Car Wash on Vermont Closed
GUIDE TO REBEL CITY LOS ANGELES AVAILABLE
lausd whistle blower
Help KCET and UCLA identify 60s-70s Chicano images
UCLA Luskin: Casting Youth Justice in a Different Light
Change Links April 2018
More Local News...
Paraphysique de psychosomatique
Chuck Grassley: Women Abusing, Animal Murdering, Illegal War Supporting Criminal
Finance Capitalism and the Digital Economy
Muselières syndicales, muselières patronales
Jeff Bezos, Amazon, The Washington Post, Whole Foods, Etc
Why Choose Nut Milk Over Cows' Milk
Antrhopocène, le grand effondrement
The Dictatorship of Corporations
18 Lethal Consequences Of Hunting
Paraphysique de l'outplacement déontologue
Shopping du bashing
After Lehman Brothers, Experts Say Global Financial Crisis Can Happen Again
“Animaniacs in Concert!” Starring Voice Legend Rob Paulsen
Probabilités de fin d'humanité
Florida Area of Migrant Farmworkers Denied Right to Construct Health Clinic near NaplesCIW
Steer clear of work morality!
The Shortwave Report 09/07/18 Listen Globally!
August 2018 Honduras Coup update
Brett Kavanaugh Filled The 5th Circuit With Execution Judges
Augusta Georgia Woman Gets 5 Year Prison Sentence for Writing About Russians Crime Acts
Paraphysique de contextualité
Crisis Regulation in Global Capitalism
Ex-voto de réification
Please Oppose Warmonger, Execution and Torture Supporting Bush Operative Brett Kavanaugh
Paraphysique d'exploitation occultation
Ryan Zinke Is Charging Taxpayers For A Trophy Hunters' Council
Is the Financial Crash 2.0 Coming?
More Breaking News...