Listen: John Bolton, President Trump, Turkey discussed on Larry Elder
"I traveled with ambassador John Bolton as part of a small group of journalists covering his trip to Israel and Turkey, the high points in Israel within then followed by day of frustration in Turkey, where meetings with his counterpart in the deputy foreign minister made apparently no progress there had been some talk that. And president Erdo one of Turkey would meet. But that meeting never happened an impact develop while in Turkey. I was interviewed by Bob, France. My Salem colleague in Cueva her daily on fourteen twenty answer. So here's what she wrote yesterday as a part of that. And I think it's important to get this out there. Well, twenty eleven the United States is not repeating the enormous strategic mistake of twenty eleven and bugging out of the region. Whatever the details of the US presence. It will remain. It will be deep, and it will be supported by all of the allies in the new entente, and it will be a bulwark against Iranian ambitions, Bolton rights. Hugh Hewitt of a national security adviser, John Bolton confirmed the red line is very much in place with regards to Assad and chemical weapons if the Syrian dictator doesn't he the lessons that followed the first two times he dared President Trump to do what President Barack Obama would not do a lot of options would be on the table. We know the Bob Woodward reported that when Trump ordered a second strike against Assad then secretary of defense James Mattis withheld some of those options including targeting Assad, which the president had ordered. We're not going to do any of that Madison's reported by Woodward to have set. The message seems cleared about Iran and Syria. The US is reconfiguring. It isn't leaving. In fact. And maybe getting even more lethal. There will be no repeat of eleven you give us the latest. I read part of your your piece in the post yesterday before you came on to kind of give a summary of what national security advisor Poulton is doing. And what the new strategy is there. Go and tell us what you get. Well, just landed in Ankara Turkey where to Morrow the national security adviser basketball. They'll be sitting down with president air to want to talk about the northern Syria slice in which American troops are presently occupied. And yesterday was an amazing day in Israel, primarily for I seen two people could see everywhere, I'm John Bolton at the western wall of John Bolton deep in the tunnel complex underneath the historic temple abreast of the recreation of the temple no American senior officials ever gone that far in the temple subtle, and it was sort of significant than that night. President prime minister Netanyahu declared with John Bolton standing by him Israel will never leave the Golan Heights. And so all of us reporters seven reporters, traveling with the John Bolton and all of us looked out. You know, that's a big deal. And now the question is, okay. Disraeli's hundred percent weather's can John Bolton move air to one towards the solutions. That will assure that the Kurds are not slaughtered that are ISIS is destroyed. And that's the key focus in the region. Iran remains the key focus in the region. When we talk about ISIS being fully defeated the president declared two weeks ago, ISIS has been defeated what does defeat look like I'll just say that the expectation is that the entirety of the physical caliphate will be destroyed that there are still pockets and that the entirety of it has to be destroyed. And then there are questions about what to do with the ISIS fighters that haven't been answered yet that are prisoners they go get no do they go to Europe. Did they go to Turkey? Do they stay in the hands of the Kurds, but defeat of ISIS means they have no place where they can walk around."