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Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton is offering his analysis on three international hot spots.

Bolton says the Assad regime in Syria would on its way out of power if not for the Russians. He says Russian military assistance and diplomatic interference gives the brutal dictator a much longer lease on power.

“We’ve made concession after concession to the Russians … and the treatment we get in response is just complete disdain by the Russians,” Bolton told WND.

Bolton also worries that Assad may use chemical weapons against his own people.

On Egypt, Bolton says we are witnessing a classic power struggle between Islamist groups and the military and we ask Bolton whether elections in Egypt and among the Palestinians several years ago suggest that democracy may not be in the best interest of the U.S. in all parts of the world.

“Those pro-Western Democrats that the European and American media were constantly interviewing during the so-called ‘Arab Spring’ are no part of this equation.”

Finally, Bolton slams President Obama for suggesting that Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez has not been a national security threat.

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