Donald Trump’s Appointment of John Bolton Means Regime Change is Coming to Iran

By Derrick Broze

The latest neo-conservative warmonger to join the Trump Administration does not bode well for the people of Iran.

On Thursday Donald Trump announced that John Bolton, a former official in George W. Bush’s administration and former ambassador to the UN, would be his new National Security Advisor. Bolton is a warhawk who called for the invasion of Iraq in search of non-existent weapons of mass destruction and has for years called for the invasion of Iran.

Middle East Eye collected a number of quotes from Bolton over the years that indicate his plans for Iran and other nations viewed as a threat to national security of the U.S. government. And by that I mean the people who secretly wield control of corporate and state power. In 2009, Bolton said that regime change is “ultimately, the only thing that will stop Iran from getting nuclear weapons.” As recent as 2015 Bolton call for a U.S./Israel joint bombing campaign.“Such action should be combined with vigorous American support for Iran’s opposition, aimed at regime change in Tehran.”

Meanwhile, Senator Rand Paul questioned the appointment. “It concerns me that Trump would put someone in charge who is unhinged as far as believing in absolute and total intervention,” Paul stated. Bolton’s appointment was also criticized by Trita Parsi, leader of the National Iranian American Council.

Further, it seems that Bolton and former Mayor of New York Rudy Giuliani have already promised the regime change would be happening within the next year. “Just eight months ago, at a Paris gathering, Bolton told members of the Iranian exile group, known as the Mujahedeen Khalq, MEK, or People’s Mujahedeen, that the Trump administration should embrace their goal of immediate regime change in Iran and recognize their group as a ‘viable’ alternative,” The Intercept reports.

“The behavior and the objectives of the regime are not going to change and, therefore, the only solution is to change the regime itself,” newly appointed National Security Advisor John Bolton told the crowd. The Intercept also noted that Iranian expatriate journalist Bahman Kalbasi reported that Bolton ended his talk by promising, “And that’s why, before 2019, we here will celebrate in Tehran!”

At a recent celebration of the Persian New Year, Rudy Giuliani promised the audience that “if anything, John Bolton has become more determined that there needs to be regime change in Iran, that the nuclear agreement needs to be burned, and that you need to be in charge of that country.” Disturbingly, Giuliani reportedly led the crowd in a chant of “regime change!”.

It should also be noted that Bolton is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, an organization whose members have influenced the state of geopolitics for the last few generations. Bolton was also a member of the neo-conservative, warhawk think tank, “Project for the New American Century,” which was enthusiastically promoting the lie about Saddam Hussein possessing weapons of mass destruction.

In 2000, PNAC released a report titled Rebuilding America’s Defenses which outlined a strategy of regime change in Iraq and beyond. Under a section titled “Creating Tomorrow’s Dominant Force,” the think tank wrote the following controversial line:

Further, the process of transformation, even if it brings revolutionary change, is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event – like a new Pearl Harbor.

Less than a year later, 10 of the 18 men who signed the paper became members of the Bush administration. The attacks of 9/11 would come soon after and the neocons had their “catastrophic and catalyzing event” and an excuse to invade Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, and soon possibly, Iran. The men included Bush’s Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz, Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage, John Bolton, Zalmay Khalilzad, the White House liaison to the Iraqi opposition; William Kristol, editor of the conservative Weekly Standard magazine, and Richard Perle, chairman of the advisory Defense Science Board.

In addition to the well-known Pearl Harbor quote, the paper goes on to describe the eventual outcome of the initial regime change. “Thus, this report advocates a two-stage process of change – transition and transformation – over the coming decades.” If the last 15 years of war, violence, and death in the Middle East have been the “transition” phase, John Bolton and Trump may be preparing to shift gears and move into the “transformation” phase – beginning with the invasion of Iran. However, based on PNAC’s track record, they might be looking for a new catastrophic event to generate support for intervention in Iran.

So much for draining the swamp…

Derrick Broze is an investigative journalist and liberty activist. He is the Lead Investigative Reporter for and the founder of the Follow him on Twitter. Derrick is the author of three books: The Conscious Resistance: Reflections on Anarchy and Spirituality and Finding Freedom in an Age of Confusion, Vol. 1, Finding Freedom in an Age of Confusion, Vol. 2 and Manifesto of the Free Humans.

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9 Comments on "Donald Trump’s Appointment of John Bolton Means Regime Change is Coming to Iran"

  1. Zaphod Braden | March 26, 2018 at 7:49 pm | Reply

    John Bolton is a yellow bellied Draft Dodger who REFUSED to fight alongside his “brothers” when the Nation called —- FIVE times — FIVE deferments …… you want a war Bolton? YOU go to the Front Lines for the Duration. Bolton LOVES war as long as he can hide safe at home far from danger.

  2. I hate predictions. I hate Bolton also and pissed with all the changes.
    Iran war would spread rapidly, would get very complex fast.
    Sure gets everyone’s mind off of the abrupt climate meltdown going on though

  3. It only means Regime change will be tried. At best the US/Israel gets bogged down in a futile proxy war much like Syria. At worst it will be a conflagration that cannot be won and Israel gets damaged very badly. Face, the US couldn’t/can’t effectively win a war against the Taliban, how could they ever conceive of attaining victory over the Iranians. It is sadly laughable.

  4. In case one does not know, Donald Trump was able to identify 9/11 in his 2000 book written in 1999 2 years before it happened. The video is available at times of Morning Joe at the start, but it is tied to the Masonic Saint Johns Cathedral in NYC where one of it’s pillars showed the incident in 1997. Masonry is completely Judaic.

    Expect probably World War III with at least China, Iran and possibly Russia. With the exception of Iran, they are all owned by the same international bankers and industrialists. Since the US created the Soviet Union and China, the “New Atlantis/Colossus” is due for it’s time for the ignorant masses to be slaughtered as they slaughtered nearly 1/2 billion around the world for their owners to put the world under the power of the Central Banking System and Israel, the only reason for the US to exist as it is a Masonic state above all else since it’s inception.

    Every dollar in usury goes to the private bankers whose objective is to make their own world with their own ruler(s). Ever see the Supreme Court of Israel. Do you know what the original flag of the US looks like and what those 13 stars mean over the Eagle? Do you know that the original currency of the US was the Phoenix?

  5. come-and-take-it | March 27, 2018 at 12:53 am | Reply

    Bullies are eventually bested. The coalition of the willing are no longer our allies.

  6. Trump, a neocon to the core, ran as a billionaire anti-globalist opposed to foreign interventions and regime change. Why anyone believed his lies is beyond me.
    The intellectuals and pundits who supported him as the alternative to the war hawk Clinton (who had negotiated nuclear arms reductions with Russia) are now claiming that the neocons have executed “a neocon coup against Trump.” Trump has been sabotaged, hijacked, captured, emasculated. The problem is not Trump but that the neocons (or is it the progressives?) have taken over his admiinistration. Trump is not the man in charge; he is the VICTIM.

    This kind of mendacious lying is the counterpart to those who, in the first place, believed his lies about being a kind of “peace” candidate and ignored his Nazi-style big lies about Mexican rapists an refugee terrorists. Those who justify war are, according to Sartre, more guilty than the soldiers they send out to do the killing; likewise, those who supported Trump despite his lies who are now claiming he is the victim of a neocon coup are perhaps more guilty than those who voted for him.

  7. strawberrytart | March 27, 2018 at 10:58 am | Reply

    ALL Wars are Bankers Wars.
    They want $$$$$$$$$$$$$$ and DEATH.

  8. If Bolton thinks taking on Iran is going to be a cakewalk, he is sorely mistaken! The US will not invade and conquer Iran with its conventional forces, it will have to use the nuclear option. Doing that will start WWIII as certain nations will not allow that to happen without a strong response (Russia anyone).

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