On Dec.01, 2017, the following statement was made on “The American Conservative.com” webpage: “If reports are correct that Rex Tillerson is going to be fired as U.S. Secretary of State, to be replaced by CIA Director Mike Pompeo…then prospects for war with Iran become significantly greater.” (r. a. note)
By Moon Of Alabama Tues. Mar. 13, 2018
March 13, 2018 “Information Clearing House“ – U.S. President Donald Trump just fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson: Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will become the new Secretary of State and Gina Haspel will become the new Director of the CIA.
According to the anti Russian propagandists (vid) Tillerson got the job because Trump loves Russia and Tillerson was in good standing with Putin. The same people now claim that Tillerson was fired from his job because Trump loves Russia and Tillerson was not in good standing with Putin.
Neither is correct. The plan to oust Tillerson and elevate Pompeo to State has been rumored and written about for several month. The plan was “developed by John F. Kelly, the White House chief of staff”. It had nothing to do with Russia.
Tillerson never got traction as Secretary of State. Congress disliked him for cutting down some State Department programs. Trump overruled him publicly several times.
There is some contradiction in the statements coming from the White House and the State Department. According to the Washington Post:
Trump last Friday asked Tillerson to step aside, and the embattled top diplomat cut short his trip to Africa on Monday to return to Washington.
Last Friday Tillerson suddenly fell ill while traveling in Africa and canceled several scheduled events.
But a statement by Undersecretary of State Steve Goldstein contradicts the Friday claim:
“The Secretary had every intention of staying, because of critical progress made in national security. […] The Secretary did not speak to the president and is unaware of the reason.”
Tillerson knew he was fired but did not tell his staff?
CIA head Pompeo, the new Secretary of State, is a neoconservative with a racist anti-Muslim attitude and a special hate for Iran which he compared to ISIS. That he will now become Secretary of State is a bad sign for the nuclear agreement with Iran. The Europeans especially should take note of that and should stop to look for a compromise with Trump on the issue. The deal is now dead. There is no chance that a compromise will happen.
Beyond all that, she played a vital role in the destruction of interrogation videotapes that showed the torture of detainees both at the black site she ran and other secret agency locations. The concealment of those interrogation tapes, which violated multiple court orders as well as the demands of the 9/11 commission and the advice of White House lawyers, was condemned as “obstruction” by commission chairs Lee Hamilton and Thomas Keane.
Haspel would be in jail if former president Barack Obama had not decided against prosecuting the CIA torture crimes.
Both, Pompeo and Haspel, will need to be confirmed by Congress. Both will receive a significant number of ‘yes’-votes from the Democratic side of the aisle.
Full article here: http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/48982.htm