Trump Loves Putin. We Need A Secretary Of State Who Doesn’t.

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    There are several possible explanations for Donald Trump’s frequently professed deep admiration for Russian president Vladimir Putin: His esteem for authoritarian dictators as men who get things done; his desire to embarrass President Obama by claiming Putin is a better leader; his pandering to alt-right voters who admire Putin as they pine for global white nationalist domination; the possible desire to protect or expand business interests tied to Russia; the ties of Trump advisors like Paul Manafort and Michael Flynn to Russian interests; the strong evidence that Putin used cyber-hacking and fake news disinformation to help Trump defeat Hillary Clinton; and, as newly reported, the unconfirmed possibility that Putin holds compromising personal and financial information about Trump.

    Whatever the true reasons, Trump’s love of Putin, who engages in blatant human rights abuses at home and dangerous aggression outside his borders, threatens American interests and values. The United States should continue to seek cooperation with Russia where doing so makes us stronger, just as we did during the Cold War, but we cannot sacrifice our security to the kind of improper considerations that seem to motivate Trump.

    Given Trump’s troubling embrace of Putin, the U.S. Senate must demand a Secretary of State who will approach Russia in a clear-eyed, principled way, who will push back on Trump’s bizarre Putin love. This morning’s opening of his confirmation hearing underscored that Trump’s nominee, Rex Tillerson, is not that person.

    Tillerson has spent more time with Putin than almost any other American, and he has developed close ties with the Russian president. Those ties are based on commerce — on his multinational company and Russia making each other wealthier — rather than on protecting U.S. interests.

    In 2011, Tillerson reached a major deal with Russia — not a breakthrough for peace or justice but instead an agreement between ExxonMobil and Rosneft, Russia’s state oil company, to explore and drill for oil in the Siberian arctic, a deal worth tens or even hundreds of billions of dollars. In pursuing the deal, Tillerson has developedstrong personal ties to Rosneft head Igor Sechin, an ex-KGB agent close to Putin.

    In 2012, Russia awarded Tillerson one of its highest honors, the Order of Friendship decoration.

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    Wow, really scary stuff. Tillerson is obviously also a Putin lover.
     
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    we need a Secretary of State whose name is not Rex, A DOG'S NAME!
     
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    Nothing is wrong with being in a good relationship with Russia (nobody except for the fools like OP is talking about love). Rex will be a perfect SOS. Why haven't you liberals been screaming about your Kenyan president who has been a puppet for wealthy Jews (like Soros) and Saudis for long 8 years.

    And besides, you liberals almost elected another Soros/Saudis/Qatar puppet: Hillary. Think about that before littering Internet with your dumb anti-Russian threads.

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    And on the top of everything take a look at this cherry on the cake:

    Assange: Clinton & ISIS funded by same money, Trump won’t be allowed to win (JOHN PILGER EXCLUSIVE)
     

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    No, we don't. The last thing we need is advice or opinions from the left. They are the ones that got thrown out of power for fucking everything up.
     
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    The Trump Administration is setting up a network of cronies that will make them richer than they already are - at the expense of American democracy. If anyone falsely thinks that President Obama exploded the national debt - just wait until Trump is finished. That is why his feet must be held to the fire.
     
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    To kick Putin and refer to him in a negative way in public is stupid. To kick Russians out of our nation is stupid. The proof that it is stupid is the one that did it...Obama the laughable loser. Right now it would be smart to team up with Russia to fight Isis and to pressure China into behaving like a modern day state.
     
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    Lakhota...you need a new gripe, this one just got unraveled by Buzfeed and the disgraced CNN....
     
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    its called...obsession,its a type of disorder.....
     
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    Shittingbull also needs to quite posting all these anti Trump threads. Every one of them is a load of horseshit.

    Shittingbull is a load of horseshit as well.
     
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    So is that ageing hippy Old School...
     
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