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Old 03-13-2018, 09:58 AM
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President Trump has ousted Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and plans to nominate CIA Director Mike Pompeo to replace him as the nation’s top diplomat, orchestrating a major change to his national security team amid delicate outreach such as possible talks with North Korea, White House officials said Tuesday.

Trump last Friday asked Tillerson to step aside, and the embattled diplomat cut short a trip to Africa on Monday to return to Washington.

Tension between Trump and Tillerson has simmered for many months, but the president and his top diplomat reached a breaking point over the past week, officials said.

The reason for the latest rift was unclear, but Trump and Tillerson have often appeared at odds over policies such as the nuclear deal with Iran and the tone of U.S. diplomacy. A spokesman for Tillerson said the secretary of state “had every intention of staying” in his job and was “unaware of the reason” for his firing.

Tillerson cut short his trip to Africa on Monday to return to Washington. “I felt like, look, I just need to get back,” he told reporters aboard his plane home. The White House, however, had told him the previous Friday that he would be dismissed, according to two administration officials. The news was not conveyed in person by Trump.

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Trump fires Tillerson, taps CIA director for State
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Shouldn't have bad mouthed Trump's BFF Putin. LOL

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I certainly have no animus against Rex Tillerson. But Mike Pompeo, according to my understanding, will probably be more aggressive toward Iran--for instance, he will likely suggest tearing up the JCPOA (or "Iran Nuclear Agreement," as it is commonly known)--and I, too, believe that the US should strongly confront the Iranian leadership, and never--never, under any circumstances--appease it.
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Shouldn't have bad mouthed Trump's BFF Putin. LOL
43 Democrats voted against Tillerson'e nomination...

Why?...He would be too easy on Russia...

He gets fired...Democrats' response?

He was too hard on Russia!...

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43 Democrats voted against Tillerson'e nomination...

Why?...He would be too easy on Russia...

He gets fired...Democrats' response?

He was too hard on Russia!...

And I just read this a few minutes later...

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The NeverTrumpers and their leftist allies in the media, who previously claimed that Tillerson's appointment as Secretary of State was a favor to Putin (because he had contacts with Russia due to his running a major oil producer, Exxon), are now claiming, without any acknowledgment of their previous conspiracy theories, that the firing of Tillerson is a favor to Putin.
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And I just read this a few minutes later...
The Democrats seem to want things 'both ways' on a lot of subjects. They aren't doing themselves any favors....
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Default Re: Trump ousts Tillerson, will replace him as secretary of state with CIA chief Pomp

personally my 2 least favorite Trumps picks were Banon and Tillerson.
glad they both are gone. for whatever reason.

I don't see how Tillerson could ever do any thing BUT represent the oil interest. the HEAD of EXXON probably has has it's OWN spy agency around the world and simply can't help but understand the world and the economy BASED on oil. which the dollar is attached to.
So every international deal and relation the US has is a relationship that the Oil industry gains or suffers from economically. and i don't see ANY oil companies crying over moral issues... that is Doing the Right thing , or Doing what's in the best interest of the U.S., it's sovereignty, Constitution or our stated purpose over seas of promoting "freedom and democracy" around the world.

At the very least he'd always be BENT toward the pragmatic economic benefits and 20, 30, 40 year plans of Big Oil... for the good of he country of course. At best. At worse who knows.

Where Russia fit into that I don't know. Seems to me Russia and Big Oil are a rivals with Russia's Gas and semi-exclusive deals with pipelines and such via Syria, and Iran. That's part of the reason why SYRIA And ASSAD have been painted as so terrible for the past 25 years. because Syria's NOT under the thumb of Big Oil or the Big Banks... just like Libya wasn't.
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I actually didn't like Tillerson at first because of his background and lack of political experience. My opinion turned around about when Lil Kim went all Twitter fight with Trump. I thought he did as good a job in his role as even any veteran statesman would in that situation. In my book he moved to the adults table with Jim Mattis, HR McMaster, and Nikki Haley.

Now some have speculated that he was let go for calling out Russia for poisoning an ex-spy, but hopefully we'll find out what happened and why soon enough.
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And I just read this a few minutes later...
That's not really all that crazy of an explanation. He could have been considered because they thought he'd go easy on Putin, then let go for not falling in line. Not saying it's true, but it's not all that improbable.
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