John Bolton, idole des séparatistes et des fauteurs de guerre contre l’Iran…

Dans un article récent sur Foreign Policy – « Why the UN won’t solve Western Sahara (until it becomes a crisis)  » – un militant étatsunien de la cause séparatiste, Jacob Mundy (il est le fondateur de l’association Friends of the Western Sahara, information tellement secondaire que Foreign Policy n’a pas daigné en informer ses lecteurs), avait co-rédigé un article contenant un passage regrettant vivement l’ex-représentant étatsunien aux Nations Unies, le néo-con John Bolton:

The Secretariat under Ban Ki-moon does not seem to recognize, or is unwilling to admit, the tough choices facing the UN venture in Western Sahara. As early as December 1995, Boutros Ghali admitted to the Council that the differences between the sides were irreconcilable and surprised everybody by admitting that he never believed that the referendum would happen. He understood that there were really only three options on the table: force a solution on the parties, withdraw or keep pressing for negotiations. Consistently, the Security Council chose number three. For the Obama administration, these choices remain fundamentally the same and dismal in their prospects. (…)

The only person who has ever seemingly taken option two seriously was John Bolton, during his brief stint as the US representative to the United Nations. Security Council withdrawal could take one of two forms: either a suspension of diplomatic efforts or a full withdrawal of the UN referendum mission and its peacekeeping forces. Combined with behind-the-scenes pressure on both sides to compromise, the softer option could signal to them that it is time to stop performing to the international community and time to start talking to each other. A full withdrawal of the UN mission seems unlikely because it would be highly controversial; it would imply international indifference to renewed armed fighting between Morocco and Polisario.

Bolton a toujours été vu comme un ami du Polisario, et sa nomination ratée au poste de représentant des Etats-Unis aux Nations-Unies fût saluée avec espoir par les séparatistes, pour qui de nombreux néo-cons ont un véritable coup de foudre, comme je l’ai déjà écrit auparavant:

Oddly, despite its traditionally socialist outlook, the Polisario Front’s strongest backers in Washington are mostly composed of conservatives, most of them tied to think tanks such as the Defense Forum Foundation, the American Conservative Union and the American Enterprise Institute, which houses Bolton, Richard Perle, Jeane Kirkpatrick and Newt Gingrich. Those who know Bolton say he is strongly in favor of a referendum for the Sahrawis, having visited the refugee camps. On its website, the Defense Forum Foundation, which has financed numerous trips by US members of Congress and their staff to the refugee camps, describes the Sahrawis as a « pro-Western » population that is fighting against occupation. (Counterpunch)

Parce que Bolton est surtout connu pour son soutien à l’unilatéralisme étatsunien le plus brutal, à Israël et à toute guerre au Moyen-Orient visant des Etats vus avec défaveur par Israël ou les Etats-Unis, sans grande considération pour la légalité internationale ou l’ONU. Pour preuve, sa récente déclaration donnant à Israël 8 jours pour attaquer l’Iran:

Iran is to bring online its first nuclear power reactor, built with Russia’s help, on August 21, when a shipment of nuclear fuel will be loaded into the plant’s core.

At that point, John Bolton warned Monday, it will be too late for Israel to launch a military strike against the facility because any attack would spread radiation and affect Iranian civilians.

« Once that uranium, once those fuel rods are very close to the reactor, certainly once they’re in the reactor, attacking it means a release of radiation, no question about it, » Bolton told Fox Business Network.

« So if Israel is going to do anything against Bushehr it has to move in the next eight days. »

Pour être tout à fait honnête, l’Algérie et son poulain du Polisario ne sont pas les seuls à avoir de mauvaises fréquentations à Washington: le principal soutien du Maroc à Washington a longtemps été Elliot Abrams, néo-con et sioniste pur et dur…

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