Rex Tillerson, Exxon CEO and friend of Putin to be SecState, Bolton his deputy

cyberianpan

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 18, 2006
Messages
16,347
Website
www.google.com
Multiple sources confirming

Rex Tillerson of Exxon Mobil Expected to Be Named Trump's Secretary of State: Sources - NBC News

Tillerson has spent his life inside Exxon, Putin's economy is in ruins...his only possible Hail Marys are some rather controversial oil and gas pipelines to Turkey and Europe

Tillerson and Trump are against sanctions continuing for Putin's invasion of Ukraine -Tillerson is very close to Putin ...Trump wants to outsource his foreign policy to the Kremlin

Trump wants to get deep into the oil business, and has shown hostility to Saudi Arabia

cyp
 
Last edited:


cyberianpan

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 18, 2006
Messages
16,347
Website
www.google.com
SecState is the major Cabinet appointment

Tillerson is the most controversial nominee that requires Senate confirmation

This merits a thread as it gives window into Trump's foreign policy

cyp
 
D

Deleted member 48908

SecState is the major Cabinet appointment

Tillerson is the most controversial nominee that requires Senate confirmation

This merits a thread as it gives window into Trump's foreign policy

cyp
So it's confirmed, then?

#neverRomney
 

ne0ica

Well-known member
Joined
Oct 22, 2009
Messages
8,140
Another Putin crony.
 

bormotello

Well-known member
Joined
Aug 8, 2008
Messages
12,301
So it's confirmed, then?

#neverRomney
Not yet
this is probably why WaPo started preventive attack by publishing false report about Putin interference
 

midlander12

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 29, 2008
Messages
5,832
From Wikipedia below. If this appointment is confirmed, it would appear quite remarkable.

'Ties with Russia

Tillerson has close ties with Vladimir Putin; the two men have been associates since Tillerson represented Exxon’s interests in Russia during Boris Yeltsin's premiership.[12] John Hamre, the president and CEO of the Center for Strategic and International Studies(for which Tillerson is a board member), states that Tillerson "has had more interactive time with Vladimir Putin than probably any other American with the exception of Henry Kissinger."[12]

In 2011, on behalf of ExxonMobil, Tillerson signed an agreement with Russia for drilling in the Arctic that could be valued up to $300 billion.[13] Although the company began drilling in the Kara Sea in summer 2014, sanctions against Russia during the Ukranian crisis brought the project to a halt in September of that year.[14][15]

In 2013, Tillerson was awarded the Order of Friendship by Putin.[10]'
 

lostexpectation

Well-known member
Joined
Jun 3, 2006
Messages
14,021
Website
dublinstreams.blogspot.com

Jack Walsh

Well-known member
Joined
Jun 26, 2015
Messages
9,766
Almost beyond belief, but it will p*ss libtards off, which will of course be hilarious
And that's the most important thing
 

owedtojoy

Well-known member
Joined
Feb 27, 2010
Messages
47,575
Multiple sources confirming

Rex Tillerson of Exxon Mobil Expected to Be Named Trump's Secretary of State: Sources - NBC News

Tillerson has spent his life inside Exxon, Putin's economy is in ruins...his only possible Hail Marys are some rather controversial oil and gas pipelines to Turkey and Europe

Tillerson and Trump are against sanctions continuing for Putin's invasion of Ukraine -Tillerson is very close to Putin ...Trump wants to outsource his foreign policy to the Kremlin

Trump wants to get deep into the oil business, and has shown hostility to Saudi Arabia

cyp
Bolton is scary - a fang-dripping neo-conservative twitching to attack Iran. He was another cheerleader for attacking Iraq - you know, the country Trump lies about when he says he never supported the invasion.

Just shows up the morons who said Trump was the "peace" President, and Clinton a neo-con.

Like all the deluded saps Trump played for suckers, they will not admit it.
 

lostexpectation

Well-known member
Joined
Jun 3, 2006
Messages
14,021
Website
dublinstreams.blogspot.com
Bolton is scary - a fang-dripping neo-conservative twitching to attack Iran. He was another cheerleader for attacking Iraq - you know, the country Trump lies about when he says he never supported the invasion.

Just shows up the morons who said Trump was the "peace" President, and Clinton a neo-con.

Like all the deluded saps Trump played for suckers, they will not admit it.
who said trump would be a "peace" President?
 
Last edited:

Zapped(CAPITALISMROTS)

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 7, 2015
Messages
6,493
Twitter
daxxdrake
Trump is going back to the early 1920s never mind the 50s in his picks..!:shock: This most reminds me of Warren Harding's administration. :rolleyes:
 

cyberianpan

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 18, 2006
Messages
16,347
Website
www.google.com
Alone this signals the US is pivoting to Russia as an ally

Putin is a right Fascist - and he could do Trump's dirty work in subduing various countries

Trump himself ... well he will likely engage in significantly less military action overseas than Obama did, or HRC would have done - as is he has weakened the posture of Nato and indeed the US's nuclear posture

If Tump and Putin can strong arm the Saudis into sending oil up ...that'd buy enough false buoyancy for Trump to get term 2 ... during which he could safely abolish the Constitution due to the various problems that will be arranged

cyp
 

midlander12

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 29, 2008
Messages
5,832
You'd wonder if he would even get Senate confirmation. A lot of Republicans wouldn't have much time for him. As for Bolton, he is the purest Bush neocon - he might as well bring Cheney and Rumsfeld back. As I have always said to Trump fans here, be careful what you wished for!
 

Dame_Enda

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 14, 2011
Messages
53,611
SecState is the major Cabinet appointment

Tillerson is the most controversial nominee that requires Senate confirmation

This merits a thread as it gives window into Trump's foreign policy

cyp
Yes but 51 votes is enough given Harry Reid got rid of the Cabinet filibuster when it was a Dem.Senate. And the VP will have casting vote. The big problem will be getting SC judges confirmed with the Dem filibuster.
 
Last edited:

stopdoingstuff

Well-known member
Joined
Feb 26, 2011
Messages
22,399
Bolton is scary - a fang-dripping neo-conservative twitching to attack Iran. He was another cheerleader for attacking Iraq - you know, the country Trump lies about when he says he never supported the invasion.

Just shows up the morons who said Trump was the "peace" President, and Clinton a neo-con.

Like all the deluded saps Trump played for suckers, they will not admit it.
Ever heard of Wikileaks? You should have a read of it and subsequently vacate the moral high ground.
 

cyberianpan

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 18, 2006
Messages
16,347
Website
www.google.com
Bolton did what he was told by Cheney - there are rumors, that some of his views were very much otherwise

But that sets the precedent for him following dubious orders ... and Bolton ... well he is capable

cyp
 

Glaucon

Well-known member
Joined
Aug 13, 2012
Messages
8,330
Trump was demasked as a charlatan decades ago. The astonishing thing is that a man with such an appalling track-record was able to blatantly lie his way to the presidency. He will inevitably prove to be as disastrous as his worst critics believe he will be. The re-appearence of a scumbag like John Bolton is surely the most concerning news of all.
 


New Threads

Most Replies

Top