Tillerson Fired Over Rogue Bid to Save Iran Nuke Deal

State Department efforts to undermine White House agenda sparked firing

By Adam Kredo
freebeacon.com

Rex Tillerson, who has been suddenly booted out of his job without warning, is the man who once described Donald Trump as “f***ing moron”. Trump has now had his revenge.

March 13, 2018 1:15 pm.   The abrupt firing Tuesday of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson follows months of infighting between the State Department and White House over efforts by Tillerson to save the Iran nuclear deal and ignore President Donald Trump’s demands that the agreement be fixed or completely scrapped by the United States, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the situation who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon.

In the weeks leading up to Tillerson’s departure, he had been spearheading efforts to convince European allies to agree to a range of fixes to the nuclear deal that would address Iran’s ongoing ballistic missile program and continued nuclear research.

While Trump had prescribed a range of fixes that he viewed as tightening the deal’s flaws, Tillerson recently caved to European pressure to walk back these demands and appease Tehran while preserving the deal, according to these sources. The Free Beacon first disclosed this tension last week in a wide-ranging report.

White House allies warned Tillerson’s senior staff for weeks that efforts to save the nuclear deal and balk on Trump’s key demands regarding the deal could cost Tillerson his job, a warning that became reality Tuesday when Trump fired Tillerson by tweet.

Tillerson will be replaced by CIA Director Mike Pompeo, a former member of Congress who established a record as being tough on Iran and echoing many of the policies called for by Trump. Insiders expect Pompeo to take a much harder line on the nuclear deal and pursue many of the fixes advocated by Trump, such as outlawing Iran’s ballistic missile program and instating fierce repercussions for any future breach.

While Tillerson’s exit had been rumored for months, multiple sources with knowledge of the situation said the former secretary’s repeated attempts to balk the White House and pursue his own diplomatic strategy, particularly regarding Iran, triggered his sudden exit.

Sources with knowledge of the matter said the White House informed Tillerson on Friday that Trump was seeking to make a change.

Rep. Ron DeSantis (R., Fla.), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and vocal opponent of the nuclear deal, said he expects Pompeo to more faithfully execute Trump’s policies regarding Iran.

“President Trump has been clear that the Iran deal is terrible policy and has sought ways to hold Iran accountable,” DeSantis told the Free Beacon. “With Mike Pompeo, Trump will have a Secretary of State who sees the threat posed by the JCPOA [Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action] and by Tehran in a similar light as he does.”

One veteran Iran policy expert who is close to the White House and worked repeatedly with the State Department told the Free Beacon that Tillerson worked to save the Iran deal as Trump was publicly advocating to scrap the agreement.

This tension between the White House and Foggy Bottom came to a head in recent days, prompting Trump to fire Tillerson and bring in Pompeo, an official who Trump believes will pressure European allies to more seriously fix a range of flaws in the nuclear deal.

“Tillerson staked his position on saving the Iran deal by threading the needle. He promised the president he could strengthen it enough to be good, but not so much the Europeans would backlash or the Iranians would bolt,” said the source, who would only speak about the sensitive matter on background. “That was always going to be tricky, then it became impossible, then it became embarrassing. The Europeans weren’t giving us enough on missiles and were refusing to budge on sunsets. And so here we are.”

Opponents of the Iran deal on Capitol Hill welcomed the news of Tillerson’s exit, telling the Free Beacon that as the deadline approaches for the United States and European allies to fix the Iran deal, Pompeo can help push Trump’s hardline stance.

“As the deadline approaches to fix the Iran Deal, Tillerson’s departure is welcome news. We need our top diplomat to share the president’s view on the disastrous nature of the JCPOA, and CIA Director Pompeo is the right man for the job,” said one senior congressional official who works on the Iran issue. “Hopefully now our European partners understand the president’s resolve and will work with us to permanently prevent Iran from going nuclear.”

Shortly after Trump fired Tillerson, the former secretary’s spokesman issued a statement claiming Tillerson was not sure of the reason for his dismissal.

“The secretary did not speak to the president and is unaware of the reason,” Steve Goldstein, undersecretary for public diplomacy, told reporters. Goldstein was fired later in the day due to his statement.

Sebastian Gorka, a former strategist and Deputy Assistant to President Trump, told the Free Beaconthe White House had been laying the groundwork for Tillerson’s departure since at least December of last year.

“This has been in the planning phase since at least December of last year and should come as a surprise to nobody,” Gorka said. “The great things that were expected of Rex, especially in changing the America last culture at Foggy Bottom, did not happen, so this is a natural move.”

Gorka praised Pompeo’s work as CIA director and said “similar things are expected of him at the State Department.”

Additionally, Gorka said, Pompeo “is loyal to the make American great again agenda.”

Tillerson had been a source of tension for some time, according to insiders who explained the situation to the Free Beacon. The former Exxon executive gained a reputation for isolating top U.S. diplomats and even failing to return phone calls from senior officials such as David Friedman, the U.S. ambassador to Israel.

“There were serious problems, not only with Rex Tillerson isolating the Trump political appointees at State from his front office, but this was a secretary of state who wouldn’t even return the calls of senior diplomats like our ambassador in Israel, and as such, his position was untenable.”

Trump publicly acknowledged the discord in comments about the firing, saying that he and Tillerson did not often see eye-to-eye on key foreign policy matters.

Sources with knowledge of the president’s thinking said that Tillerson’s exit marks an effort by Trump to rid his administration of so-called “establishment figures” who openly worked at a crossroads with the president.

Tillerson’s view that abandoning the nuclear deal would cause international tumult was cited by these sources as a key source of tension.

One senior former U.S. official with direct knowledge of the situation told the Free Beacon that Tillerson failed to properly read Trump’s policy directives.

“It’s very indicative of Tillerson to hear that he was surprised by the news because he has misread the president, failed to see cues all along, on policy and personal issues and has literally been in the dark from day one,” said the official, who would only speak on background.

As Tillerson pursued his own agenda, United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley emerged as one of Trump’s most vocal boosters on Iran policy and efforts to scrap the deal.

“She stepped in that vacuum,” said the former senior official. “She, to her credit, read the vacuum that the State Department had made with having Rex there.”

At the end of the day, Tillerson failed to galvanize even his own staff behind his diplomatic efforts.

“I’ve watched so many secretaries of state come in, and even if I didn’t agree with them, they had a base of support somewhere,” noted the former official, who spent time working in the State Department. “I struggle to know what was Rex Tillerson’s base of support. The elites in Washington didn’t like him, the policy wonks didn’t like him … he didn’t have an audience with anyone, so it was inevitable he was going to be done.”

Other White House insiders echoed this sentiment, telling the Free Beacon that Tillerson emerged as a roadblock to Trump’s foreign policy strategy.

“Tillerson was an establishment figure, like Gary Cohn, and the president seems after a year to be tiring of them,” said one source with knowledge of the matter. “He wants people closer to his own views. I think Tillerson’s opposition on Jerusalem was a factor: it’s not just that he opposed Trump but that he predicted violent reactions that didn’t happen.”

“I’ve got to figure that made the president wonder why he needed more such advice,” the source said. “Same for the JCPOA and Tillerson’s view that getting out of it would be a calamity.”

Update 2:18 p.m.: This post has been updated with further information.

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WHO’S  NEXT?


Trump’s firing of Tillerson
signals further shift toward global war

By Bill Van Auken
14 March 2018

President Donald Trump’s sudden firing of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Tuesday and the announcement of CIA Director Mike Pompeo as his replacement is bound up with the accelerating shift by the US administration toward a policy of global war as the solution to the deep-seated crisis of American capitalism.

Fired by a morning tweet from Trump, Tillerson was reported by his aides to have had no advance warning that he was to be removed from his post. The tweet came just hours after Tillerson had returned from a week-long trip to Africa, basically an apology tour over Trump’s reference to the continent as “shithole countries.”

Trump also announced that Pompeo will be replaced by Gina Haspel, an individual who is directly implicated in crimes of torture and forced disappearances.

While Trump’s method of removing Tillerson was abrupt, rumors that the secretary of state would lose his cabinet seat had circulated for months in Washington amid the repeated interventions by the US president to undercut his supposed spokesman to the world.

In an extraordinary rebuke to the US secretary of state last October, Trump tweeted from his New Jersey golf club that Tillerson was “wasting his time trying to negotiate with Little Rocket Man,” the nickname he had adopted for North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, adding, “we’ll do what has to be done!”, suggesting military action. The tweet came just as Tillerson was holding talks with Chinese officials on the crisis on the Korean peninsula.

During the same week, it emerged that Tillerson had referred to Trump as a “moron” at a Pentagon meeting over the president’s statement to advisors that he wanted a tenfold increase in US nuclear weapons.

Whatever the frictions between the US president and Tillerson, the multi-millionaire former CEO of ExxonMobil, Trump on Tuesday pointed to a particular difference over foreign policy.

“I actually got along well with Rex but really it was a different mind-set, a different thinking,” Trump told reporters as he left the White House for a trip to California. “When you look at the Iran deal, I think it’s terrible. I guess he thought it was okay. . . So we were not really thinking the same. With Mike, Mike Pompeo, we have a very similar thought process. I think it’s going to go very well.”

With a personal fortune of over $300 million and a career that brought him to the top of one of the largest oil conglomerates in the world, Tillerson is a dedicated defender of US capitalist interests. He had significant tactical differences with Trump and others in the administration, however, including over whether some of these interests could be achieved by means of diplomatic negotiations rather than military aggression.

Tillerson was reportedly among those in the White House who last month dissuaded Trump from upending the 2015 nuclear agreement negotiated between Iran and the P5+1—the US, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany—by refusing to sign the four-month waiver of US sanctions imposed over the nuclear program. Trump has reportedly complained that he regretted the decision and has vowed to reimpose the sanctions in May, the next waiver deadline, unless there is a deal to renegotiate the agreement, including terms that Tehran cannot and will not accept.

In an apparent response to the cabinet reshuffle, Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted Tuesday: “Mr Trump has made habit of being unpredictable and thus unreliable for anybody to engage with. Nobody will be interested in reaching any agreement with the White House if US signature only good for 4-8 yrs.”

Tillerson had also repeatedly spoken in favor of negotiations with North Korea, even as Trump threatened “fire and fury” and to “totally destroy” the country of 25 million people.

In the end, however, Tillerson was caught off guard by Trump, who suddenly declared last week his willingness to participate in direct talks with Korea’s Kim Jong-un on the de-nuclearization of North Korea to be held by May. Trump made his announcement just a day after Tillerson had told reporters in Ethiopia that it was unclear “whether the conditions are right to even begin thinking about negotiations.”

Tillerson’s proposed replacement as secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has repeatedly made clear his determination to scrap the Iran nuclear treaty and pursue a strategy of regime change in Tehran. After Trump’s election, he tweeted: “I look forward to rolling back this disastrous deal with the world’s largest state sponsor of terrorism.”

As CIA director, Pompeo, who has repeatedly engaged in anti-Muslim rhetoric, referred to Iran as a “despotic theocracy” and a “pernicious empire that is expanding its power and influence across the Middle East.”

A former US Army tank officer and right-wing Tea Party congressman from Kansas, whose political career was bankrolled by the Koch brothers, Pompeo boasted last October that under his leadership, the CIA would become a “much more vicious agency.” He directed the deployment of CIA assassination squads in Afghanistan to eliminate opponents of the US-backed regime in Kabul.

Pompeo has also made clear his support for regime change in North Korea, declaring last July that he was “hopeful we will find a way to separate that regime from this system … The North Korean people, I’m sure, are lovely people and would love to see him go.”

Speaking on a news talk show Sunday, Pompeo stressed that in any negotiations between Trump and Kim, “there will be no concessions made.”

Sources in Washington have indicated that Trump wanted to install Pompeo as secretary of state before any negotiations began.

The appointment of Pompeo strongly suggests that the acceptance of talks with Kim is a ruse on the part of the Trump administration, aimed at paving the way to US military action.

Asked on Sunday in an appearance on ABC where there was a possibility that the talks would not take place, White House spokesman Raj Shah responded, “there’s the possibility. If it does, it’s the North Koreans’ fault, they have not lived up to the promises that they made.”

The replacement of Tillerson by Pompeo provoked worried responses from Washington’s erstwhile European allies.

“The dismissal of Rex #Tillerson does not make anything better,” German Deputy Foreign Minister Michael Roth said in a tweet Tuesday.

Thomas Oppermann, the deputy speaker of the German parliament, meanwhile, warned that the removal of Tillerson, whom he described as “a reliable, intelligent interlocutor,” would result in a “further setback for German-American relations.” The sudden changes at the top of the US administration, he added, was a manifestation of Trump’s “capricious and erratic” methods.

Trump’s ostensible political opponents within the Democratic Party responded to the cabinet reshuffle entirely from the standpoint of the anti-Russia campaign that they have made the focus of their opposition to the administration.

Chuck Schumer, the Senate Democratic leader, said that Tillerson “was not close to tough enough on Russia,” and that he hoped that Pompeo “will be a lot tougher and we hope he can persuade the president to be tougher.”

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, meanwhile, attributed Tillerson’s firing to his having implicated Russia in connection with the poisoning of an ex-spy living in Britain. “President Trump’s actions show that every official in his Administration is at the mercy of his personal whims and his worship of Putin,” she tweeted.

When Tillerson was nominated as secretary of state, Democrats opposed him not out of concern that a top oil CEO would be taking over the senior foreign policy position in the US government, but rather over his deals he struck with Russia.

Now, far from opposing the further turn toward war by the Trump administration, they are only demanding that it focus more directly on nuclear-armed Russia.

In a statement on Tuesday, Schumer also made it clear that he was not calling on Democrats to oppose Trump’s nominee to replace Pompeo as director of the CIA, Haspel, a 30-year CIA veteran who was directly involved in the torture of detainees under the Bush administration, as well as in the destruction of video evidence documenting those war crimes.

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TORTURE EXPERT GINA HASPEL,
TRUMP’S INSPIRED CHOICE FOR CIA DIRECTOR

“I like torturing people — that’s why I got the job!” 
(Fake quote)

“Haspel had a front-row seat to the CIA’s use of harsh interrogation techniques against terror suspects. Between 2003 and 2005, she oversaw a secret CIA prison in Thailand where terror suspects were waterboarded.”

54 thoughts to “Tillerson Fired Over Rogue Bid to Save Iran Nuke Deal”

  1. Rex T. has now been thrown into the primordial sediment to emerge fossilized millions of years in the future much as T Rex exists today. Rex T = T Rex. 🙂

  2. Trump only continues to prove himself a puppet of the jewish oligarchs. I’m sure they have a number of scandalous photos and videos of him in flagrante delicto. He’d probably prefer to take us into WWIII rather than have his vices viewed by all the world.

    “Pray the rosary daily for peace.” (Our Lady Of Fatima, 1917)

    1. How right you are! Too bad the vast majority of Americans buy into the lies and obfuscations of the disgusting US government. Pompeo will do a great job because the deep state will demand it. He didn’t get the job for ability, he got it for his promise to uphold the diktat of the traitors and other apparatchiks who run this nation. Their gain, our loss. America is well on its way to ruin….

  3. Western leaders’ anti-Russian attitudes may lead to catstrophe.

    The recent nerve-gas episode in England may not be due to Putin. Britain has jumped the gun on this. It could be some people or person stealing some nerve agent and going off-the-reservation. In fact I don’t think Putin is so stupid; but it certainly boosts the anti-Russian aims of the American Jewish Lobby, which makes me think of Mossad’s claim to wage war by subterfuge, as in a False-Flag event.

    The crisis in the Ukraine was caused by a blatant American-Jewish coup d’etat, and Russia’s taking back the Crimea was a natural response, but the west has dressed it up as Russian aggression.

    We need cooler heads in Wasington and London, like Rex T. The case against Russia is not proven.

    1. “The recent nerve-gas episode in England may not be due to Putin. ”

      It “MAY not be due to Putin”? LOL!

  4. Looks like Trump&Oligarchs are positioning for MORE WAR in ME..!!

    TRUMP TARIFFS: THE WAR DRUMS ARE BEATING

    —A New Chapter in Foreign Entanglements?

    By Tom Mysiewicz

    https://buelahman.wordpress.com/

    Excerpts:
    So what is Donald Trump up to ? His announcement of tariffs appear intended to greatly enhance the ability of the U.S. to fight a prolonged world war—while increasing its likelihood. The official announcement of the tariffs came just three days after a post-Purim war pow wow with the Israeli prime minister on March 5th. And the announced firing of Iran-moderate Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and his replacement by the Iran-war-hawk CIA Director Mike Pompeo, came just five days after that announcement. Tillerson, holding back tears, announced he will leave the State Dept. on March 31st.

    Trump has been hailed by extremist Jews in Israel—who campaigned for him to Israeli absentee voters in 2016 under the banner MIGA (Make Israel Great Again)–as either the messiah or a sort of John the Baptist. He does not disappoint.

    (**)And Mr. Pompeo’s replacement at CIA? Gina Haspel, who is best known for running a black “extraordinary rendition” site in Thailand and overseeing torture of suspects during the George W. Bush administration. One suspect was reportedly drowned over 80 times until the interrogators became satisfied he knew nothing. (She said she could’t believe grown men would cry like babies.)

    With regard to the announced Trump tariffs I say “appear intended” because existing production of these metals in North America is sufficient for current military and civilian needs and the tariffs exempt two of the major suppliers of the materials, very strange if one were acting strictly on economic motivations.

    President Trump cited a report by the Secretary of Commerce stating that foreign imports were causing “a shrinking of [our ability] to meet national security production requirements in a national emergency.” If more production is needed—and the inevitable response of the domestic economy will be to produce more if overseas supplies are curtailed by tariffs– the question then becomes “Why?”

    […..]

    Isn’t President Trump’s announcement just a continuation of this type of dangerous provocation? Especially dangerous as it is based on the whim of a foreign power and not of the authentic national interests of the U.S.

    For if countries (like France—the no. 3 steel exporter to the U.S. and a key force in the EU) don’t unquestioningly support Israeli dominance of the Mid East and new Iranian sanctions leading to war then they too will be subjected to economic warfare in the form of tariffs. In his March 8th announcement, in fact, Mr. Trump left open the possibility of reaching “private deals” with any country having a “military relationship” with the U.S.

    Trump’s designated new Secretary of State Pompeo had already lashed out at the Iran in an October 2017 speech at a national security forum held at the University of Texas, calling it “a thuggish police state” and a “despotic theocracy,” and comparing its ambitions to those of ISIS

  5. “Trump’s OSTENSIBLE political opponents within the Democratic Party responded to the cabinet reshuffle entirely from the standpoint of the anti-Russia campaign that they have made the focus of their opposition to the administration.

    Chuck Schumer, the Senate Democratic leader, said that Tillerson ‘was not close to tough enough on Russia,’ and that he hoped that Pompeo ‘will be a lot tougher and we hope he can persuade the president to be tougher.'”

    So apparently Tillerson had to go because he wasn’t fully onboard with Orange Clown’s make-America-great-again-by-cleansing-with-nuclear-fire agenda?

    As I’ve suggested before – and which has since become abundantly clear, IMO – the political ascendancy of deep cover “sleeper” agent Orange Clown is a sign of jewish-supremacist desperation. It seems he’s their political puppet ruler of last resort, whose mission, at this historic now-or-never moment, is to present ultimata to Russia and China, apparently by way of a series of ever more brazen provocations, coupled with the unmasking of the “beast” (i.e., the relocation of the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem).

  6. Is torture bitch Gina Haspel Jewish ?
    Probably yes, because :

    1) The name Haspel is on the list of Jewish surnames of the website http://www.avotaynu.com

    2) And according to https://www.ancestry.com/name-origin?surname=haspel

    Haspel Name Meaning

    German, Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German, Middle Dutch haspel, German Haspel ‘reel’, ‘winch’, hence a metonymic occupational name for someone who wound thread into a skein from a bobbin or who operated a winch or who manufactured the implements.

    3 ) She looks Jewish.

    Whatever destructive happens in the world, cherchez le Juif. There are always Jews behind it.
    This whole (artificially created) anti-Russia hysteria is entirely a Jewish creation. That attack on the Russian spy and his daughter in the UK was in all probability a Mossad false flag. Theresa May’s overreaction is all on order of the Jews. Trump too is a puppet in their hands, probably because of blackmail (pedophilia?). What a different planet we would live on without Jews !

    1. F.R.,
      Who cares if shes Jewish? Id have no problem with that. “A torture bitch?” Yea. Gotta problem with that part. I certainly wouldnt wine and dine a “torture bitch” with hopes of “scoring” later lest Donaldo become the next victim on the receiving end. But on a more serious note Franklin, you never cease in your posts to remind us Darkmooners that a criminal is Jewish. The Jewishness of a deformed mind is irrelevent. There are plenty of Goy criminal psychos to go around as well. Cheney, Clinton, Rumsfeld, Mao, Pol Pot, Churchill, Bush Jr., Sr…etc…..etc……as well as 1000’s of others come to mind. Humanity should work together to eradicate crime perpetuated by anyone regardless of the identity of the culprit.
      Bashing Jew is fun. It makes us feel like we have an easily identifiable target to blame. But the real World is much more complex and multi-layered.

      1. @ Donaldo Colina

        “But the real World is much more complex and multi-layered.”

        The layers are not as complex as we have been led to believe.

        Hierarchy of Good
        Top Level – Jesus The Son, The Father, The Comforter
        The Only Other Level – All people on an equal level with a direct line to The Father via prayer, commands via The Son, and reminders from The Comforter. All artificial levels in between courteous of the jewish impostor Paul.

        Hierarchy of Evil
        Top Level – The Devil.
        Middle Level – Jews doing the lusts of their father the devil. See John 8:31-44 for specifics of what Jesus said.
        Bottom Level – Gentiles that support the jewish disciples of the devil for earthly gain, recognition by man, or just plain ignorance from lies.

        Franklin is quite justified in identifying the jews. It is important to know that a person is of the jewish cult. Without the jewish cult, the devil would have a much more difficult time spreading his evil. It was no accident that The Father put the solution of his Son in the middle of the (((ones))) doing the lusts of the devil. The Father knows the future.

      2. I’ll add another layer then. Yes, jews aren’t the sole perpetrators of misery, but their meddling has generally proved itself to be the source. Further, they are a cohesive unit operating, consciously or unconsciously, overall to destroy their host nations, all the while strengthening their Israel. Traitors serving their interests (ruin the West, uplift Israel) just serve themselves.

        Not pointing out the jews is tantamount to admitting you don’t have a clue what’s going on, and the world will never have a semblance of normalcy until they have no widespread influence whatsoever.

      3. Gradually it was disclosed to me that the line separating good and evil passes not through states, nor between classes, nor between political parties either – but right through every human heart – and through all human hearts. This line shifts. Inside us, it oscillates with the years. And even within hearts overwhelmed by evil, one small bridgehead of good is retained. And even in the best of all hearts, there remains … an unuprooted small corner of evil.
        Since then I have come to understand the truth of all the religions of the world: They struggle with the evil inside a human being (inside every human being). It is impossible to expel evil from the world in its entirety, but it is possible to constrict it within each person.”
        – Alexander Solzhenitsyn

        I would only add that the line separating good and evil also does not pass through races or religions.

      4. Oh no it’s not. We are not talking rank and file jewdom, we are talking the big money, rapaciousness, and total control of the American political and financial systems. We are not simpletons as you espouse, nice try.

    2. Funny I had similar thoughts about her. If she’s a jewess then I doubt the last quote is fake. Absolute sadism seems to be a typical jewish trait.

    3. @ Franklin Ryckaert

      “Trump too is a puppet in their hands, probably because of blackmail (pedophilia?).”

      Trump is an avid anti-pedophile. His position on pedophiles in 2012 was “quick trial, fast execution.” According to those familiar with Federal indictments, the 18,500+ sealed indictments as of February 28, 2018 have to be for human trafficking/pedophilia. 5,000 of those indictments were generated in just the month of February.

      1. Ungenius,
        Ever seen pics of Trump and Epstein on line? I dont know about Brits. But theres a saying. “Birds of a feather flock together.”

  7. The “Tillerson fired” article contains the same fake news narrative as CNN: that somehow Iran is doing something that it shouldn’t be. This load of BS was debunked almost a decade ago by former Reagan advisor and nuclear physicist Dr, Gordon Prather. Here is a link to a number of articles he wrote, exposing the lies.
    https://original.antiwar.com/prather/

  8. @ Franklin

    “Trump too is a puppet in their hands, probably because of blackmail (pedophilia?).”

    If he’s evil enough to be blackmailed into flirting with planetary extinction, then he’s evil enough that he doesn’t need to be blackmailed into doing it.

    1. Good, but he may have advisers who say that the US can “win” a nuclear war with Russia. Such “experts” do exist. Besides, Trump would not be the first president who is willing to go to war in order to prevent the disclosure of a personal scandal. Woodrow Wilson went before him :
      http://www.historicist.info/untermeyer/wilson.htm

      1. “Good, but he may have advisers who say that the US can “win” a nuclear war with Russia. Such “experts” do exist.”

        I would say that if Orange Clown’s stupid enough to not understand the consequences of a nuclear war, then he’s stupid enough that he doesn’t necessarily need stupid people whispering stupidness in his ear in order to do stupid.

        “Besides, Trump would not be the first president who is willing to go to war in order to prevent the disclosure of a personal scandal. Woodrow Wilson went before him:”

        From my perspective, this once again poses the question: Why did Trump run for president in the first place? He had every intention of draining the swamp, wanted to do a world of good by the people and make America great again, etc., etc., etc…alas but for that one indiscretion…that unfortunate little tryst with a 13 year old…?

        You’ve heard the expression “money goes to money.” I believe you can also say “evil goes to evil”. IOW, evil people can generally always be manipulated by other evil people, especially if the other evil people have a plan. Indeed how did the jewish collective take over America? By corrupting “the people”; IOW jews rise to the top by bringing everyone else down.

        Anyway, your point about jew puppet Woodrow Wilson is well taken, but in my view, Woodrow Wilson did what he did because he was an inherently evil, constitution hating bastard. If he wasn’t easily manipulable putty for one scandal, it would’ve been for something else.

  9. Once again boys and girls it’s time for uncle Arch’s – Theater – of – the – Absurd.

    Today’s presentation is – “The Little Bomb that Could.”

    Once there was a little bomb called “Atom.” He was not THE bomb, but just A bomb. The great Jew god “Oppy” created little Atom and his brothers out of uranium dust and breathed life into them at a place called “Trinity” for the father, “Oppy,” his sun, “Atom,” and HOLY SHIT! Oppy named the little bomb “Atom” for “first bomb.” But little Atom was sad because he did not think he had enough megatonnage.

    One day his cousin Hydrogen bomb came along and said, “why so sad little firecracker?”

    “I am sad because I do not have enough megatonnage to kill mass popualtions. Why I could barely level a small city and if I was lucky I might be able to kill a few hundred thousand people, whereas you have the power to kill millions.”

    “Don’t be sad” little Atom said his cousin H, you must pray to the great Jew god “Eddy” who can give you the power of a thousand nuclear suns. Look at the strength he gave me.

    So little Atom prayed and prayed and prayed to the great Jew god Eddy, but still he remained small, with minor megatonnage.

    One day the lesser goy demigod Trumpy had a talk with the greater Jew god Nettie. Nettie said, “Trumpy, we must kill all the Iranians as they refuse to give into our demands. This makes them evil, so we must begin dropping nuclear bombs to obliterate them.”

    Trumpy replied, “Yea verily, it is as you say, they are evil, but what if fifty of those Iranians are righteous, would you kill the righteous along with the evil?

    Nettie replied, “Find me fifty righteous Iranian and I will spare that country.”

    Trumpy replied, “But what if there are only forty that are righteous, would you kill those with the evil ones?”

    Nettie replied, “Find me forty righteous Iranians and I will spare the country.”

    Trumpy then asked, “But what if I cannot find forty what if I can find only thirty?”

    Nettie replied, “Find me thirty and I will spare the nation.”

    Trumpy again asked, “But what of twenty, what if there are only twenty, would you kill them all?”

    Nettie replied, “find me twenty, I dare ya!”

    Trumpy said, “but what if there are only ten, what then? Would you kill those ten righteous Iranians along with the evil?”

    Nettie replied in exasperation, “Jesus H, Christ Trumpy! Find me one goddamned, righteous Iranian and I will spare the nation!

    Then Trumpy departed and went his own way.

    Nettie said, “We must destroy the Iranians, but there is a problem. Because it is close to Israel, we must perform a “surgical nuclear strike,” and for this we need a small atomic bomb we will drop at midnight, when they are asleep.

    And so little Atom was called up before the great Jew god Nettie.

    Nettie said, “Little bomb you are just what we need to destroy Iran, therefore I command you to get on the plane.”

    So little Atom got on the plane and they dropped him on Iran where he slaughtered hundreds of thousands of people.

    As the sun came up at midnight, Atom’s cousin Hydrogen smiled, knowing that his little relative Atom had done his job well, killing all the Iranians while sparing the righteous Jews in Israel.

    And Oppy smiled down from heaven, for he had become the destroyer of worlds.

    1. LOL Arch! You’ve outdone yourself!
      Not positive if this is the correct response,
      but it’ll just have to do.

    2. Good one, Arch.!!

      It parallels a large portion of the “Manhattan Myths & Fables” series rivaling Aesop, but written in the 20th century.!! 🙂

      1. Arch –

        Glad to help. It can be found in the bookstore located next to….

        Arch’s – Theater – of – the – Absurd. 🙂

    3. Very good, and funny as long as it stays only a whimsical tale.
      Someone with more time on their hands than I , should put some bones on this outline for an ACT2, where trumpy and nettie realise ( too late ) that little atom was not up to the job, as chemicals of an unpleasing nature rain down on there beloved entity.

  10. Paul Craig Roberts has written two recent articles – “In The Western World Insanity Reigns” and “Will Humanity Survive Crazed Washington?” – questioning the sanity of the denizens of DC. Well, maybe not questioning, exactly, because PCR seems fairly sure the numbskulls, nitwits, and neocons in the US capital have gone nuts, and will drag the rest of us down with them in the not too distant future.

    Tillerson was no great peacemaker, but his instincts seem to have been to talk rather than resort to “kinetic action” (AKA war), at least in some circumstances. Pompeo, OTOH, along with neocons, Zionists and other assorted warmongers, believes that “might makes right”. Gina Haspel’s record speaks for itself. John Kirby noted on another article that Pompeo will get us into a war with Iran, and Haspel will happily torture anyone who objects, which seems to be a fairly accurate assessment.

    The news today brings more proof that the people in D.C. have either gone insane, or think the rest of the nation is so stupid that we’ll believe their lies, no matter how ridiculous they may be.
    Exhibit 1: Military Brass Tells Congress It Has No Idea What Saudi Arabia Is Doing With U.S. Bombs in Yemen
    Exhibit 2: Mattis Tells Senators to Defeat Yemen War Powers Challenge

    Mattis argues that the US support for Saudi Arabia is “non-combat support,” and that without it, Saudi Arabia would kill even more civilians in their airstrikes.

    Exhibit 3: Haley: World Must Punish Russia Or They’ll Chemical Attack New York City Next
    This sounds strangely familiar to the MSM / elite narrative about Saddam Hussein’s nukes and NYC.

    Are US citizens really gullible / stupid enough to fall for this again? Sadly, yes. Enough of them, anyway, that the MSM will be able to claim general support for the latest wars for Greater Israel, now “on the table” for summer 2018.

    1. Pompeo is bad, bad news. Tough guy, yeah, let’s make war and show the world our muscles. I wonder if he signed his Pro-Israel Defense and Surrender Act paperwork. The schlub is clearly a neocon whose son should be in the first rank during the war his Daddie will start. Bad, bad news….

  11. I really really really want war all over the world so that the u.n. finally says “mmm I think we need to free Palestine and then there will be peace on earth”
    I feel that way because I am a Palestinian whose grandfather and 27 others from the same family were slaughtered in 1948 so that the Jews could get the land that Moises heard schizophrenic God (or Yahweh, Jehovah, Allah Krishna) give him and his people after eating mushrooms in the Negev. Its funny because my cousin ate the same kind of mushrooms and now every one in our village in Ramallah makes fun of him and the little kids throw stones at him because he was foaming for three days.
    I would love a war where oil prices will go up again if Iran is attacked because Iran will attack the Saudis and the Venezuelan regime (where I live for now) will get more money (it got two trillion dollars last bonanza) and it will throw it away and steal it again…
    why is it that Jew invented socialism (and communism) isn’t applicable to humans?
    in regards to the Jews and socialism i think they invented capitalism too, ask the roastschilds, the imf and the world bank.
    Is god a Jew?
    maybe he is ( and I don’t care) if we were to believe the Catholics who say Jesus is god and the holly spirit.
    but another Jew said “What are the chances there is a God, really? ”
    so, they invented atheism too.
    back to Iran
    the Jews want to get rid of Iran because their two projects (the Shia crescent and greater Israel) are colliding they can’t co-exist so its destroy destroy destroy…
    on the other hand another project /the Saudi American) wants to help Israel and want to get the American slaves to attack (this time) Iran.-
    Daesh sits idle now licking its wounds and preparing a huge attack on Russia (Chernobyl type of shit) right about when they are about to kick the world cup balloon in Moscow.
    I don’t care, I am 27 and got two million dollars stashed at the “el banco de la republica” in Bogotá.
    I wish for you guys to come visit me in Medellin where I will be next month so we can drink Buchannan 18 and make parrillas all day long and get visits from Venezuelan beauties (something the FBI got caught doing and got in trouble recently, so funny)
    Yes! Drink whisky and just watch the world burn so that people feel what we in Palestine felt for the last 70 years at the hands of the west´s favorite characters…
    GOD¨S CHOSEN
    (i am the avatar and i love you all)
    😉

  12. Doom & Gloom (Reality News brought to you by…); DOOM Porn (you are under attack and have no way to defend your Self, give up, give up!); “negative information” you can never hope to verify (inflation up, dollar down, food more expensive, the “one-pound package” now contains 12 oz. at the same price, vaccines up the WAZOO, fluoride in water; radioactivity everywhere (see Bob Nichols, VT, good data); GMOs in the food chain; “My $atan” positioned to dominate “legal” cannabis channels with GOD-knows what kind of additives (think smokable, vaped vaccines, folks!) —

    and we watch the soaps, do we not? Trump and The Deep State; who’s getting fired THIS week; on whom will the first (non-existent) nuclear bombs fall again?. The JEWS! Or IRAN! The Koreans. The Chinese. US!!!

    Nothing comes to Mind more clearly at this moment for me than the tune “For What It’s Worth” (Buffalo Springfield). Have a listen. YouTube has yet to scrub 1960-1970s music in its entirety. Then there’s “All You Need Is Love”. And, of course, “The Dark Side of the Moon”.

    Comfortably numb,
    Alan
    FULL DISCLOSURE: I am a Doom & Gloomer.

  13. Tillerson was pro-globalist establishment which is why he was not kept in the loop about what was really going on.

    North Korea was a CIA controlled front which is why Tillerson was kept in the dark. North Korea is now free from CIA control as of 3/8/2018 according to Qanon who is either Trump himself or someone really close to Trump.

    Iran is also a CIA controlled front and is next on the list for liberation according to Qanon.

    It appears to me that the reason Iran is a CIA asset is because of the Albert Pike Plan of 1873 which was the result of the jewish bankers decision to use Islam against Christianity way back in 1815, conflict control for their desired endgame of global jewish tyranny.

    Most interesting is Qanon’s mention of Israel being last. No details were hinted. Based on past readings, everything that the CIA has is passed to the Israeli Mossad, two peas in the same pod. I can hardly wait for Israel to be the focus of the Trump’s correctional stormn.

    Below are the pertinent quotes from Qanon.

    March 8, 2018 – “Thank you Kim. Deal made. Clowns out. Strings cut. We took control. Iran next.” (Clowns means CIA.)

    March 10, 2018 – “We are saving Israel for last.”

    March 15, 2018 – “Iran next [].” (Two brackets indicates a kill box, but will probably be the same as North Korea, freed from CIA control.)

    If you would like to become a follower of Qanon, here is the link.

    https://qanon.pub/
    Qanon uses the Socratic Method and various coding. It takes a while swimming in the soup before being able to make anywhere close to rational sense of Qanon’s intel drops.

    The Qanon drops must seriously bother the globalist establishment since they have attracted a worldwide following. Previous sites for Qanon drops were hacked more than once and subjected to intense DoS attacks, flack over target situation. The Reddit discussion board about Qanon drops was banned two days ago. The discussion board is reforming, but it will not be on Reddit for sure.

    1. Ung –
      You wrote:
      “The Qanon drops must seriously bother the globalist establishment”

      If it bothered any entity that mattered…. the site would be pulled. Multiple dozens go down every day.

      Since it is still on the web… NM Rothschild & Sons has given tacit approval, at least. And, even more likely, direct approval…. and furnished the web hosting agents.

      Bankers own the CIA…. the ‘COMPANY’… NMR&Sons controls ALL banks..!!

  14. This is the bulk of the “Deep State” within the US Government.
    The SES was created in 1978 by President “Jimmah” Carter:

    Senior Executive Service (SES)

    The Senior Executive Service (SES)….. sets the yearly salaries for top government officials, including the leaders and senior personnel in over 75 Federal government agencies.

    Generally, the SES is comprised of high-level officials who are above the GS-15 level of the General Schedule (GS) Payscale.

    These pay levels represent guidelines for agencies to use for setting the salaries of their top officials. Minimum pay under the ES scale is set at 120% of the basic pay for a GS-15 Step 1 employee, while the maximum compensation that can be paid to an ES employee is the current salary of the Vice President of the United States.

    The Senior Executive Service (SES) lead America’s workforce. As the keystone of the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978, the SES was established to “…ensure that the executive management of the Government of the United States is responsive to the needs, policies, and goals of the Nation and otherwise is of the highest quality.” These leaders possess well-honed executive skills and share a broad perspective on government and a public service commitment that is grounded in the Constitution.

    Members of the SES serve in the key positions just below the top Presidential appointees. SES members are the major link between these appointees and the rest of the Federal workforce. They operate and oversee nearly every government activity in approximately 75 Federal agencies.

    The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) manages the overall Federal executive personnel program, providing the day-to-day oversight and assistance to agencies as they develop, select, and manage their Federal executives.

    https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/

    Click on any ES level for details and a list of government officials who are paid at that ES level:

    https://www.federalpay.org/ses/2017

  15. Some of the lead articles at Antiwar dot com today.
    “Trump: US May Pull Troops From S. Korea”
    “Commander: Army Has Prepared for Korean War for 18 Months”
    “50 Years After the My Lai Massacre”
    “Return of the Neo-Cons”

    It’s the last one that’s particularly troubling because it’s about Mike Pompeo, neocon extraordinaire, who is about to become US Secretary of State, assuming he is confirmed in that appointment. It’s a safe bet that he will be confirmed. In fact, some argue that Israel’s lobby – supplemental paymaster for many in Congress – was responsible for Tillerson’s exit, and the appointment of a SoS who will doggedly pursue a course of war with Iran. Anyone who suggests that is, of course, dismissed as an “antisemite”, but (((Forward magazine))) recently published an article – 5 Reasons Rex Tillerson’s Firing Matters To Israel – that lays out the case Nutty probably made to Trump shortly after Purim.

    Purim is a celebration of an ancient event during which “the chosen people” massacred tens of thousands of unarmed goyim. Celebrating the massacre of unarmed goyim is about the only reason Jews declare a holiday. If Israel’s leaders get their way, and they usually do, Israelis may well be celebrating another massacre of goyim very soon. A US attack on Iran would kill thousands of US troops, tens of thousands of Iranian troops, and hundreds of thousands of Iranian civilians, goyim all. The only reason for sadness in Israel is that there is no convenient hilltop from which Israelis can watch the slaughter.

    1. Won’t it also kill billions of others?

      Maybe you are a supporter of PAT’s idea that nuclear weapons don’t exist. But if they do, Putin just announced he will defend allies such as Iran. Pompeo will use tactical nukes on Iran to defend his LBGT rainbow troops in the middle east. Then he may find his fat head turned into a tasty burger for scavengers in nuclear fire delivered in minutes. Hope (not) that elites like him have gathered enough innocents for pizza-gate fun to survive decades in the Washington nuclear bunkers.

      What sort of an upbringing creates a demonic fat bluster boy with piles and nuclear halitosis (divined from the photo)?

      1. Yes, millions, even hundreds of millions of deaths are certainly possible. Billions would require a full scale nuclear exchange – or full scale chemical-biological exchange – involving India, China, and some of the other major centers of population. Billions might die in a scenario such as that portrayed in “On the Beach” https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053137/ and it wouldn’t necessarily have to be a nuclear event, just wind-borne radioactivity / diseases / chemicals / nerve agents. They’ve been getting lots of good data about how that might work from chem-trailing…

        Do I believe in Pat’s “no nukes” argument? If I understand it correctly he says nuclear tipped ICBMs, bombs and miniaturized nukes are not possible, but nuclear power plant meltdowns (some mobile in submarines, carriers) could or would achieve much the same result. OTOH, fuel-air bombs – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GBU-43/B_MOAB – do exist, and have been used. They look and function much as small nukes are said to look / function, and a radioactive substance could be included in the package making it a “dirty bomb”, but I’ll defer to Pat’s expertise if he chooses to speak up on this.

        As with many things, I don’t KNOW that nukes are real, but I think they are if only because Israel goes to such great lengths to hide the fact that they have a nuclear arsenal. If they wanted their nuke arsenal to be a deterrent, the “policy of ambiguity” makes no sense.

        There’s a legislative rule with the force of law currently in effect through the Department of Energy that says any government contractor or employee cannot publicly say or write that Israel has a nuclear weapons program under penalty of losing their job, their security clearances, and being treated like a criminal. If you don’t believe that, simply ask former National Laboratory employee James Doyle. That de facto law is called WPN-136. Grant Smith: An Overview of the Israel Lobby

      2. @Carnaptious

        Israel’s “policy of ambiguity” makes perfectly sense. On the one hand they don’t admit that they have nuclear weapons, thus they evade all kinds of negative political consequences (the US may not give financial aid to countries that have nuclear weapons but are not a member of the non-proliferation treaty), on the other hand they don’t deny it, thus indicating to potential enemies that they are a serious threat.

      3. Carc-

        You wrote about my position close enough…
        ….. for government work. 🙂

        But problems are already much worse than you know:

        In 1980 – A recently revealed AEC report written in 1957 suggests that total at-sea radioactive waste could be 10 times greater than EPA estimates now show. Most waste was supposed to be dumped in 6,000 feet of water in specific locations. But according to this report, private ship captains contracted to do the dumping sometimes dropped their radioactive cargo elsewhere when encountering inclement weather or malfunctioning equipment.

        Harold Ross, director of the nonprofit diving group called Project Tektite says his organization has found such barrels — nearly all of which are corroded and spilling their contents — fewer than 20 miles from San Francisco in 60 to 160 feet of water.

        Even less is known about past military dumping of radioactive materials. There have been recent reports that the US Air Force may have dropped some materials from the air and that…
        a spent nuclear reactor from the submarine Seawolf was sunk 120 miles off the coast of Delaware in 1959.
        https://www.csmonitor.com/1980/1014/101468.html

      4. @FR

        True, if the USG acknowledged Israel’s nukes the spineless bastards in Congress might have to abide by the Symington Amendment. Then again, Congress routinely violates and ignores laws that are inconvenient to one lobby group or another.

        My point was that, IMO, Israel’s attempts to obtain steal nuclear technology, materials, and triggers; the assassination of JFK not long after he blocked such activity; and the theft of W54 nuclear pits from Numec facilities and associated scandal are all evidence that nuclear weapons do work. https://duckduckgo.com/?q=54+nuclear+pits+from+Numec&t=canonical&ia=web

        A deterrent that is known not to work would not be much of a deterrent.

        I hope Pat is right that nukes don’t work, but wouldn’t bet my life on it.

        @Pat,

        Thanks for clearing that up. It is worse than most think. Bob Nicholson reports on levels of radioactivity in the USA every two weeks, on Saturdays, at VT. If he’s right, we are already beyond the point of no return.

      5. The Seawolf was the ONLY submarine that used liquid sodium to cool and moderate the nuclear reactor. Sodium is a soft volatile metal…

        We all saw in chemistry that sodium will catch fire when exposed to air. It explodes when it touches water. It is super caustic as well.

        Bad business. Really stupid.!!

        The launching, 21 July 1955, at General Dynamcs, Electric Boat Div. Groton, CT.

        http://www.navsource.org/archives/08/08575.htm

  16. McCabe fired also…

    Donald J. Trump
    ‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
    7m7 minutes ago

    Andrew McCabe FIRED, a great day for the hard working men and women of the FBI – A great day for Democracy. Sanctimonious James Comey was his boss and made McCabe look like a choirboy. He knew all about the lies and corruption going on at the highest levels of the FBI!

  17. An amusing if sad reflection of life in Trumpet times.
    Recently some senator or something, while discussing Donald’s NRA/gun control flip flop, said words to the effect of, we are not going to make policy based on the opinions of the last person the President spoke to, the implication being , Trump changes his mind like the rest of us change are underwater , only like a child he is reminded to ,
    Now we have the world leaders catching on to this, he is to meet GCC leaders over the next month, the Alsaud dictator first, then the UAEs dictator, then Qatar’s, however the dictator of the UAE has postponed his meeting he wants the last word.
    Someone ought to tell them, nuttyyhaoo always has the last word in Trumps ear.

    O how I hope I am wrong, and Lorbo is right.

  18. Last week, during an address to students in New York, Israel’s education minister Naftali Bennett publicly disavowed even the notion of a Palestinian state. “We are done with that,” he said. “They have a Palestinian state in Gaza.”

    Bennett, who heads Israel’s settler movement, said Israel would manage the fallout from annexing the West Bank, just as it had with its annexation of the Syrian Golan in 1980. International opposition would dissipate, he said. “After two months it fades away and 20 years later and 40 years later, [the territory is] still ours.”
    US smooths Israel’s path to annexing West Bank

    Why did I post this here? Check out the closing para.

    What is needed now is someone to arm-twist the Palestinians. Mike Pompeo’s move from the CIA to State Department, Trump may hope, will produce the strongman needed to bulldoze the Palestinians into submission.

  19. Carn –

    “What is needed now is someone to arm-twist the Palestinians. Mike Pompeo’s move from the CIA to State Department, Trump may hope, will produce the strongman needed to BULLDOZE the Palestinians into submission.”

    Like this….

    Before:
    https://www.indybay.org/olduploads/capt_1047858810_mideast_israel_protester_killed_gaz113.jpg

    After:
    https://www.indybay.org/olduploads/capt_1047858187_mideast_israel_protester_killed_gaz112.jpg

    Story and pictures of 23 year old ISM activist Rachel Corrie — crushed by an Israeli bulldozer!!

    https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2003/03/17/15838231.php

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