Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Rex Tillerson fired: Trump replaces secretary of state with CIA director

quote [ President tweets CIA director Mike Pompeo will be top diplomat and Gina Haspel named to become first female director of agency ]

Because he named Russia in the attack on Skripal? The timing is certainly ... suspicious.

Not good, except for Tillerson. He probably hated his job.
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[by Kama-Kiri@2:18pmGMT]


ScoobySnacks said @ 5:55pm GMT on 13th Mar [Score:3 Funny]
ComposerNate said[5] @ 9:07pm GMT on 13th Mar [Score:2]
Russia chose Tillerson "Trump is a fucking moron" over Mitt Romney "Trump is a phony and fraud with personal qualities of bullying, greed, showing off, and misogyny who would doom the country to a dark and dangerous future" as more cooperative with their Syria goals and to lift sanctions, also that Tillerson had worked gladly with Russia as Exxon CEO. Replacement Mike Pompeo is considered more Tea Party Republican loyal and I wonder if he'll last the month.

On further thought, Pompeo is better fit to starting a war.

Trump now nominates to CIA Director Gina Haspel, who ran a "particularly gruesome" torture site in Thailand, then destroyed interrogation videotapes to evade criminal prosecution.
Fish said @ 3:07am GMT on 15th Mar
So Trump brought in Tillerson for his connections to Russia.

Then fired him because of his connections to Russia?

Got it!

ComposerNate said @ 7:54am GMT on 15th Mar
"Much work remains to respond to the troubling behaviour and actions on the part of the Russian government." Tillerson, after being fired
C18H27NO3 said @ 3:19pm GMT on 13th Mar
Keep adding the stuff up, and it appears more and more pootin is puppet master.
Taxman said @ 4:23pm GMT on 13th Mar
Hook a battery up to the revolving door in the White House and we could power all of DC.
Bleb said @ 8:07pm GMT on 13th Mar [Score:2]
A revolving door would be more likely to generate AC.
midden said @ 5:26am GMT on 14th Mar [Score:1 Funny]
What we need is... a FULL BRIDGE RECTIFIER!
Taxman said @ 1:35am GMT on 14th Mar
Only if hooked up to a heat pump.
HoZay said[1] @ 4:45pm GMT on 13th Mar
Trump Personal Assistant Reportedly Fired Over Security Issue

They didn't even let him get his jacket, just put him out.
BUGGERLUGS123 said @ 5:34pm GMT on 13th Mar
Bet his "serious financial crimes" are no where near as serious as Mr Presidents.
mechavolt said @ 5:43pm GMT on 13th Mar
But then he got immediately hired by Trump's campaign. So...
BUGGERLUGS123 said @ 3:20pm GMT on 14th Mar
So not then.........lol You couldn't invent this shit!
ScoobySnacks said @ 5:13pm GMT on 13th Mar

knumbknutz said @ 6:39pm GMT on 13th Mar
Isn't this the guy who made his mark on the world by looking others in the eye and yelling, "You're fired!"

Completely different persona in real life though - he waited until Comey was in California, before he had his person slither to the FBI building in Washington to deliver a note announcing the firing, and Comey found out on TV.

Tillerson was in Africa, and was notified via tweet that he was firing out to the world.
alloy said @ 7:14pm GMT on 13th Mar
He means to demean them in public. Trump is a thug let's not forget this.
Fish said @ 3:08am GMT on 15th Mar
He's a brutal beast! A beast I tell you! Boo hoo hooo!
alloy said @ 11:53pm GMT on 15th Mar
No hes a reality tv personality, trolling for the lowest common denominator.

Hes the cunt wife in the "Real house wife's of DC" tv program.

Hes a real piece of shit that all the white trash just love to eat up.

Low brow garbage.

No manners.

just trash.

Just to clarify if you dont understand.
Fish said @ 3:56am GMT on 16th Mar
Trump Derangement Syndrome®: It's What You've Got
alloy said @ 3:16pm GMT on 16th Mar
That's just my personal opinion.

Thought it's obvious that's not allowed if it's about your the guy representing your pile of shit views.

Fish said @ 6:04pm GMT on 17th Mar
That's a perfectly normal response– when you're getting your ass kicked.

Hey, why don't you and the rest of SE get together and make a donation to McCabe's gofundme? As of this writing, he's got $4502 toward his $3 million goal. Put your money where your mouth is.
alloy said[2] @ 6:16pm GMT on 17th Mar
Lol sir getting my ass kicked what?

trump is a pile of shit, guy is a whiny little bitch, whose more worried about what this masters putin and the nra are gonna do to his businesses than what the country demands.

McCabe is just another example of the toddler in chief shitting his pants cause hes not being treated like the dictator he believes himself to be, fucking delusional. FBI doesn't serve the presidents whims buddy.

Fish said @ 9:14pm GMT on 17th Mar [Score:-2]
filtered comment under your threshold
conception said @ 8:35pm GMT on 13th Mar
NYT Headline - “John McEntee, Trump Aide, Is Forced Out Over Security Issue, but Joins Re-election Campaign”
conception said @ 8:40pm GMT on 13th Mar
The security issue is "being investigated for Serious Financial Crimes" https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/13/politics/john-mcentee-white-house-security-clearance/index.html
Fish said @ 3:09am GMT on 15th Mar
He was gambling.

Ankylosaur said @ 9:20pm GMT on 13th Mar
Kama-Kiri said[3] @ 11:17pm GMT on 13th Mar
More food for thought, vs. the Skripal case.


tl,dr: the incident was engineered in the sense that the method and source were meant to be discovered.

I'm not 100% convinced, since Skripal's son was also likely assassinated some years ago it would appear that he and his family was on Putin's hit list already.
bbqkink said[2] @ 11:28pm GMT on 13th Mar
First Skripal, Then NATO
Security at home for Putin means showing that the West lacks the will to act.

Well it is time to put all of this to the test. I don't know if May is going to be the one to make this happen but she might.

Article 4

The Parties will consult together whenever, in the opinion of any of them, the territorial integrity, political independence or security of any of the Parties is threatened.

After what happen in the UK maybe we should be talking about Article 5 . It does say "armed attack" but a weapon of mass destruction used to kill people on British soil is in the ballpark of the intent of Article 5

Article 5

The Parties agree that an armed attack against one or more of them in Europe or North America shall be considered an attack against them all and consequently they agree that, if such an armed attack occurs, each of them, in exercise of the right of individual or collective self-defence recognised by Article 51 of the Charter of the United Nations, will assist the Party or Parties so attacked by taking forthwith, individually and in concert with the other Parties, such action as it deems necessary, including the use of armed force, to restore and maintain the security of the North Atlantic area.

Any such armed attack and all measures taken as a result thereof shall immediately be reported to the Security Council. Such measures shall be terminated when the Security Council has taken the measures necessary to restore and maintain international peace and security .

The North Atlantic Treaty
Washington D.C. - 4 April 1949

bbqkink said @ 12:06am GMT on 14th Mar
Top Russian officials have threatened to retaliate with force if President Donald Trump orders an attack that could endanger the lives of its soldiers stationed there in support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s campaign against rebels and jihadis near Damascus.

Army General Valery Gerasimov warned on Tuesday that the U.S. was preparing to launch raids against Moscow’s ally, the Syrian government, as it attempted to clear the pockets of insurgents—some of which were once backed by the West—in the suburbs of the capital city of Damascus. Gerasimov, who acted as chief of Russia’s general staff and deputy defense minister, claimed that the U.S. would strike under the false pretense of a chemical weapon attack—a tactic that Russia has denied the Syrian military utilizes—and vowed to fight back.

Russia Says It Will Attack U.S. Military if Trump Strikes Syria Again
bbqkink said @ 11:43pm GMT on 13th Mar
It will also be interesting to see how this turns out.

Polls close at 9 p.m.

pennsylvania's house special election
bbqkink said @ 12:10am GMT on 14th Mar

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