Guardian Columnist to ‘Arrest’ John Bolton?

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British über-moonbat “journalist” George Monbiot is apparently going to attempt a citizen’s arrest of John Bolton, after he speaks at a UK literary festival.

George Monbiot, the journalist and activist, is planning the action because he believes Mr Bolton is a “war criminal”.

He said he was surprised that Mr Bolton would be allowed to “swim through the politest of polite soirees – which is of course Hay.”

Mr Bolton, who was the American ambassador to the UN from August 2005 to January 2006, is due to talk at the Hay-on-Wye literary festival at 6.30pm on international relations.

Mr Monbiot, a columnist for The Guardian newspaper, plans to detain him as he steps off stage at the end of his talk. He said he was prepared to jump on stage and perform the citizen’s arrest there if necessary.

He claimed Mr Bolton was “instrumental in preparing and initiating the Iraq war by disseminating false claims through the State Department” while he was under-secretary of state for arms control.

Mr Monbiot, who took part in a debate at Hay on Saturday entitled “Defeat: Why They Lost Iraq”, has been a fierce critic of the decision to launch the 2003 invasion. He said he had formally notified police of his intention of performing a citizen’s arrest.

If Monbiot pulls something like this, and tries to physically detain Bolton, he’ll be very lucky if he doesn’t get clocked. Will the British police actually stand by and watch this happen?

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