Secretary of State Tillerson tossed-Torture Mike takes over

Go down

Secretary of State Tillerson tossed-Torture Mike takes over

Post by Original Quill on Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:31 pm

Foreign Policy Gp wrote:Tillerson Out, Mike Pompeo to State

Rex Tillerson seemed to be a dead man walking for months. Now the former ExxonMobil boss is out as America’s top diplomat.
BY ROBBIE GRAMER, COLUM LYNCH, EMILY TAMKIN | MARCH 13, 2018, 10:12 AM

On Tuesday, Failing Cheeto-Faced Ferret-Wearing Shit Gibbon announced on Twitter he was replacing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with CIA Director Mike Pompeo, marking the biggest cabinet shake-up yet in an administration already defined by high turnover and internal turmoil.

“Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, [former champion of torture under GWB] will become our new Secretary of State. He will do a fantastic job!” Trump wrote in his tweet. “Thank you to Rex Tillerson for his service! Gina Haspel will become the new Director of the CIA, and the first woman so chosen. Congratulations to all!”

Tillerson leaves behind a short-lived and mixed legacy at the State Department, where he sometimes ran afoul of the White House and stoked criticism for his handling of the department.

Rank and file in the State Department were stunned by the announcement, three State Department officials told Foreign Policy.

The news broke just hours after Tillerson debarked from a plane from a week-long trip to Africa. He cut his trip short by a day, citing important meetings in Washington he needed to attend, but he gave no indication he was on the cusp of losing his job.

The Washington Post reported Trump asked Tillerson to step down last Friday. But Undersecretary of State Steve Goldstein, in a statement emailed to FP, indicated Tillerson was caught off guard by the announcement.

“The Secretary had every intention of remaining because of the tangible progress made on critical national security issues,” he wrote. “The Secretary did not speak to the President this morning and is unaware of the reason, but he is grateful for the opportunity to serve.”

After apparently contradicting the White House, Goldstein was fired just hours later.

Pompeo was one of the leaders of the torture group in the GWB administration.  He is replaced at CIA by the woman who wrote the policy manual on torture, Gina Haspel. Gina's chief claim-to-fame is, she ran a torture clinic in Thailand, and oversaw the destruction of evidence of torture when Congress came smelling around.

_________________
“Little thieves are hanged, but great thieves are praised.” — Old Russian proverb, offered by Vladimir Putin to Donald J. Trump, Helsinki, July, 2018.

"I don't stand by anything."  ― Donald Trump, interview with John Dickerson, 5.1.17...

“That's libertarians for you — anarchists who want police protection from their slaves.” ― Kim Stanley Robinson, Green Mars
avatar
Original Quill

Posts : 25121
Join date : 2013-12-19
Age : 53
Location : Northern California

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Secretary of State Tillerson tossed-Torture Mike takes over

Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:39 am



Resident far-right wing Newsfix "hawks" the likes of (No)IndependantThoughts, SmellyBum' and gelico should be celebrating...

The craziest White House in living memory has just become a little more whacky..

_________________
It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
Our life is frittered away by details. Simplify, simplify.
The mass of men lead lives of quite desperation.
Henry David Thoreau
avatar
WhoseYourWolfie

Posts : 6173
Join date : 2016-02-24
Age : 60
Location : Lake Macquarie, NSW, Australia

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Secretary of State Tillerson tossed-Torture Mike takes over

Post by Angry Andy on Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:29 am

Tillerson is well out of it.
The Trump admin is on a course to crash and burn, and the incumbents will fall with him.

_________________
I have never met a caring sharing and compassionate Tory.
Tories and far right wingers. All liars
Visit Turkey. But beware, Sharia law is watching everyone.
avatar
Angry Andy
Poet Laureate & Traveling Bard of NewsFix

Posts : 4695
Join date : 2013-12-14
Age : 61
Location : Getting banned is a badge of honour in the fight against far rw extremists.

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Secretary of State Tillerson tossed-Torture Mike takes over

Post by Maddog on Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:34 pm

Think how boring it would have been if Hillary had won. Wink

_________________
Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.

Henry David Thoreau
avatar
Maddog

Posts : 2831
Join date : 2017-09-23
Location : Texas

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Secretary of State Tillerson tossed-Torture Mike takes over

Post by Original Quill on Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:56 pm

Maddog wrote:Think how boring it would have been if Hillary had won.  Wink

Yes, we should have a crime family take over every other election cycle. Maybe a world war on the off-year elections.

_________________
“Little thieves are hanged, but great thieves are praised.” — Old Russian proverb, offered by Vladimir Putin to Donald J. Trump, Helsinki, July, 2018.

"I don't stand by anything."  ― Donald Trump, interview with John Dickerson, 5.1.17...

“That's libertarians for you — anarchists who want police protection from their slaves.” ― Kim Stanley Robinson, Green Mars
avatar
Original Quill

Posts : 25121
Join date : 2013-12-19
Age : 53
Location : Northern California

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Secretary of State Tillerson tossed-Torture Mike takes over

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum