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Response to True Blue American (Reply #4)

Thu May 23, 2019, 04:35 AM

10. :) You've just forgotten the enormous corruption. It's been awhile.

Tillerson himself was not at all prepared for the job, which in itself to most minds would make his acceptance of it very dishonorable. Would you accept a critical position if you knew you'd be very bad at best? Under an intensely corrupt president you knew would require the same from you?

He couldn't turn to top-level State Dept career people for help because he effectively purged them immediately. To this day many top positions that can only be done by professionals with years of experience are unfilled and the offices gathering dust.

In fact, he pretty took a wrecking ball to the State Department, very much as if he intended to destroy America's ability to play its role in the world, including day-to-day ones in close to 200 nations. Officials and businessmen who turn to America for assistance or cooperation in their nations find no one home. But China and Russia are fully staffed and open for business.

Then, of course, there's the little issue of the many $billions invested in Russian oil fields that are sitting dormant because of U.S. sanctions. Putin and other oligards and Exxon-Mobil (and Tillerson himself), sank huge fortunes in those in expectation of getting many times more back.

It's actually probable that Tillerson was chosen and maneuvered into Trump's cabinet by Putin. Trump hadn't even met him before, but Tillerson had very good relationships with Putin etcetera and Trump has also been so eager to serve.

Putin giving Tillerson the highest honor Russia can bestow on a foreigner in 2013. Love the background.






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