Iran goes missing

Appearing on Greta Van Susteren’s FOX News show last night, Catherine Herridge and John Bolton followed up on the disappearance of Iran and Hezbollah from the list of terror threats 2015 Worldwide Threat Assessment of the Intelligence Community issued by the Director of National Intelligence (video below, also posted here along with a partial transcript). I believe the disappearance was first reported here by the Times of Israel.

Ambassador Bolton speculates that the otherwise mysterious disappearance anticipates the nuclear deal in process with Iran. This is important. Please check it out.

Quotable quote (John Bolton): “[T]he people who would say [that Iran and Hezbollah don’t appear because] of a format change are weasels….Lying weasels. You ask yourself how could this happen? I think there is a pretty clear explanation. I think the Iranian negotiators told the American negotiators you have got to start going easy on us on this terrorism stuff because what they want is not simply to be freed from the sanctions that were imposed because of the nuclear program, they want to be freed from the sanctions that have been imposed 30-plus years because of their state sponsorship of terrorism. So what we’re having now is Orwellian example of disappearing references to Iran and its proxy Hezbollah from the terrorism report.”

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