“This is an especially appalling example of the government of Iran perpetrating egregious acts of transnational violence.”
That’s what Assistant Attorney General Olsen told us about the alleged assassination plot of Former National Security Advisor under Trump, John Bolton.
These people are the satirical manifestations of themselves.
They commit acts of egregious transnational violence themselves. And they do it all the time; in Iraq, Afghanistan, and even within the country in question. In fact, the target in question himself—John Bolton—admits this.
From the article:
“As somebody who has helped plan coups d’etat ― not here but, you know, other places ― it takes a lot of work. And that’s not what [Trump] did. It was just stumbling around from one idea to another. Ultimately, he did unleash the rioters at the Capitol. As to that, there is no doubt.”
This is what makes the Assistant Attorney General’s statement frankly annoying.
If true, this plot just isn’t exceptional.
Sure, the government can announce it and punish the foreign agent who tried to make it possible. Who wouldn’t? But to pretend like this is some kind of unprecedented act of evil is a joke.
Politics is a dirty game, and the US is more than capable of slinging mud with the worst of them. Let’s not forget that.
When we do, we end up swallowing these theatrical pleas hook, line, and sinker.
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