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Tue Mar 13, 2018, 12:11 PM

Tillerson's Exit Hurts Iran Deal, But Not Korea Talks

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Tillerson had a close relationship with Defense Secretary James Mattis. They usually met at least once a week and were often aligned on important foreign policy tussles inside the national security cabinet. But over time, Tillerson found himself frozen out and in disagreement with the man who mattered most, Trump.

"When you look at the Iran deal, I think it's terrible," Trump told reporters Tuesday. "I guess he thought it was OK." That's important because Tillerson's State Department is charged with prodding European allies to go along with fixes to the nuclear agreement ahead of the next deadline for Trump to certify Iran's compliance.

Compare that with the man whom Trump has nominated to replace Tillerson, CIA Director Mike Pompeo. In his year leading the agency, Pompeo approved new authorities to target through intelligence operations leaders of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps. Inside the cabinet, Pompeo argued against certifying Iranian compliance with the nuclear deal while Tillerson made the case for not rocking the boat.

To get a flavor of how Pompeo approaches the nuclear pact, look no further than his work as a member of Congress representing his home district in Wichita, Kansas. After the agreement was completed in 2015, Pompeo worked tirelessly as a member of Congress to meet with European bankers, diplomats and CEOs to make the case that investing in Iran was not as safe as they were hearing from John Kerry, who was secretary of state at the time.

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https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2018-03-13/pompeo-hurts-iran-deal-but-not-korea-talks

Weren't there rumors early in the Presidents term that Tillerson, Mattis, McMaster have a pact, that if one left, they would all leave???

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RCW2014 Mar 2018 OP
quad489 Mar 2018 #1
RCW2014 Mar 2018 #2
quad489 Mar 2018 #3
RCW2014 Mar 2018 #5
quad489 Mar 2018 #6
RCW2014 Mar 2018 #7
quad489 Mar 2018 #8
RCW2014 Mar 2018 #9
quad489 Mar 2018 #10
akaConcernedCanuk Mar 2018 #11
quad489 Mar 2018 #13
quad489 Mar 2018 #14
swifty Mar 2018 #4
quad489 Mar 2018 #12

Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 12:15 PM

1. ''Tillerson's Exit Hurts Iran Deal''...good, it was a BS deal that only morons would agree with.

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Response to quad489 (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 12:17 PM

2. Iran wants to trash it as bad as the US but doesn't want to admit it. Once it is shredded, Iran

can pull out of hiding their nuclear developments.

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 12:23 PM

3. Iran never stopped, just like NK never stopped...yet morons in our govt believe ''agreements'' mean

something to those wackjobs who'd love to wipe the US off the face of the earth.

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Response to quad489 (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 12:39 PM

5. Iran would have been fools to stop, they need it for their own survival. eom

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #5)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 12:47 PM

6. ''they need it for their own survival''...from who, WHO is threatening to wipe Iran out???

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Response to quad489 (Reply #6)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 01:07 PM

7. The same judeo-christian crusaders that wreaked Iraq/Libya, but you knew that already. eom

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #7)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 01:13 PM

8. Uh, the Bushes, Clintons, and Obamas are no longer in power..................try again...

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Response to quad489 (Reply #8)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 01:31 PM

9. Way too many "leftovers" in too many departments. Try again while enjoying your corn...

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #9)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 01:48 PM

10. ''Way too many "leftovers" in too many departments''...yep, thus why the swamp needs drained...

...and it's gonna take years to weed out the worse of them.

FYI, corn is what food eats......

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Response to quad489 (Reply #6)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 03:04 PM

11. You have to ask?

ok

here's a clue . . .



NOW -

can you find me a map somewhere,

ANYWHERE

that shows how many bases Iran has near the USA?

hmmmmm?



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Response to akaConcernedCanuk (Reply #11)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 07:09 PM

13. So we've had all those bases there for years and we still haven't taken over Iran...WHY IS THAT?????

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Response to akaConcernedCanuk (Reply #11)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 07:21 PM

14. Uh, didn't President Obama REMOVE all US troops from Iraq back in 2011???

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 12:25 PM

4. Dubya II is on schedule.

Article 25 is going to be more difficult now that Trump is filling the cabinet with abject toadies. Mueller may or may not provide impeachment grounds.

The best thing the American people can do is simply vote our numbers and throw as many Republicans out of office as possible. Otherwise, they will protect Trump. 2018 and 2020 are important. They will show that we've learned how to detect the inherent, fatal Republicanism defects that brought us Dubya I. Or not.

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Response to swifty (Reply #4)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 07:07 PM

12. ''Article 25'' for what? Just WTF has Trump done to justify your ''Article 25'' wanking beside win..

...the election against, as Obama claimed,“The Most Qualified Presidential Candidate Ever”???????????

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