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Mon Mar 12, 2018, 10:08 PM

Tillerson: Ex-spy's poisoning 'clearly came from Russia'

Source: The Hill




BY JACQUELINE THOMSEN - 03/12/18 07:34 PM EDT

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Monday that the poisoning of an ex-Russian spy in Britain “clearly came from Russia” and “certainly will trigger a response."

Tillerson said in a statement that he doesn’t know if the Kremlin was aware of the poisoning, but that the nerve agent used in the attack could not have come from any other country.

He called the attack “a really egregious act” and said it was “almost beyond comprehension” that officials of any government would use the poison in a public location.

“From Ukraine to Syria — and now the [United Kingdom] — Russia continues to be an irresponsible force of instability in the world, acting with open disregard for the sovereignty of other states and the life of their citizens,” Tillerson said.


Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/378040-tillerson-ex-spys-poisoning-clearly-came-from-russia

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Reply Tillerson: Ex-spy's poisoning 'clearly came from Russia' (Original post)
DonViejo Mar 2018 OP
Clarity2 Mar 2018 #1
JI7 Mar 2018 #7
Pachamama Mar 2018 #8
JI7 Mar 2018 #9
VMA131Marine Mar 2018 #2
Barn Owl Mar 2018 #4
Post removed Mar 2018 #6
TeamPooka Mar 2018 #3
Cryptoad Mar 2018 #5
Chakaconcarne Mar 2018 #10
Sancho Mar 2018 #11
dchill Mar 2018 #14
Paladin Mar 2018 #17
HAB911 Mar 2018 #12
workinclasszero Mar 2018 #13
True_Blue Mar 2018 #15
workinclasszero Mar 2018 #16
davekriss Mar 2018 #18
Bayard Mar 2018 #19

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 10:14 PM

1. Tillerson really confuses me

He talks out of both sides of his mouth. Maybe he just plays a better game than trump at saying one thing, and doing another.

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Response to Clarity2 (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 11:05 PM

7. i can kind of get him. he probably didn't have a problem with working to get better ties with Russia

even getting deals in place which could benefit him indirectly because of his previous business ties with russia.

but there is a limit to how far one could go with it. that doesn't mean he will support or cover for russia on things like this.

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Response to JI7 (Reply #7)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 02:59 AM

8. Translation- Tillerson had no problem with taking the job and helping make a lot of money by

...helping lift the sanctions and letting the deal with Russia and Exxon and oil start flowing....

But maybe even he has some moral fiber and did not sign up to be a “complete” traitor to his nation and to supporting a dictator who basically has undermined our country and a virtual invasion and who poisons and tries to Assassinate his enemies with banned chemical weapons....

Poor Rex....he just wanted to complete his legacy as a super successful businessman- this was supposed to just be a business deal....

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Response to Pachamama (Reply #8)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 03:52 AM

9. yes, exactly that.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 10:18 PM

2. Well this is a stark contrast to the non-response from the WH

If Britain invokes Article 5 and the US fails to provide support, it will effectively be the end of NATO.

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Response to VMA131Marine (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 10:48 PM

4. Britain will not invoke Article 5

 

The Russians have done this before and will do it again. If the shooting starts with Russia then it will go nuclear.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 10:35 PM

3. He should tell Trump and Sarah Sanders.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 10:58 PM

5. Is this one of the ,,,,,

spies that Trump outed last year to the Russian Ambassador ?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 08:28 AM

10. Explains why he's out?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 08:55 AM

11. This statement got Tillerson fired....

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Response to Sancho (Reply #11)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 10:28 AM

14. Hired by Putin, fired by Putin.

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Response to Sancho (Reply #11)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 10:46 AM

17. Excatly so.

As the headline on Wonkette.com read this morning: "Russia Fires Tillerson."

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 09:02 AM

12. He better watch out, that could get him fired

OOPS

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 10:15 AM

13. And now Putin's puppet Trump sacks him

Trump is the worse traitor in American history!!!

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Response to workinclasszero (Reply #13)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 10:31 AM

15. The greatest danger to America right now is in the WH

And it looks like most of the Republican Party has been compromised by Putin too, so they will never impeach him. We are in the fight of our life for our democracy. The midterms are our only hope.

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Response to True_Blue (Reply #15)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 10:41 AM

16. 100% agree

Trump, his party and the Koch bros/Walton's etc want to turn the USA into a client state vassal of fascist dictator Putin.

The democratic party is the LAST HOPE to save America in the midterm elections. We take the House at a minimum or this country is damned to hell!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 10:54 AM

18. And for this bit of alarm and honesty...

...Tillerson was summarily fired today. No face-to-face meet with Trump, no reason given. He was just fired.

This country - the world, actually - is in a whole lot of hurt. A Manchurian Candidate holds the reins of power in this country, protected by a compliant and treasonous Republican congress, and his master, Putin, is apparently blatantly using WMD neurotoxins to kill people on NATO soil. Our nation's reaction to the attack? Declaring solidarity with our greatest ally, the UK? Turning up the intensity of Russian sanctions? No. We did one thing, Trump fired our Secretary of State for speaking honestly about the attack.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 11:36 AM

19. Honesty?

I suspect we will be hearing a lot more honesty from Tillerson since he has now been fired.

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