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Mar 14, 2018

Tillerson is gone, and torture is in? A cheat sheet to Trump’s new appointments

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is gone. His replacement — and in turn, their replacement — should worry you.

Charlie Lewis — Journalist

Charlie Lewis


New CIA director Gina Hapsel 

The 20th member of this White House administration to walk, lemming-like, over the edge into oblivion, has been confirmed: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is gone, just in time for the North Korean summit. This makes room for Central Intelligence Agency director Mike Pompeo to become Secretary of State, and deputy director Gina Hapsel to step up into the top job at the CIA. 

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4 thoughts on “Tillerson is gone, and torture is in? A cheat sheet to Trump’s new appointments

  1. Itsarort

    “just another turban topper”.
    When I do a search on “Pompeo”, I get a list of Pizza shops… No doubt all quality stuff but is this guy for real?

  2. klewso

    Aren’t you glad we’re cutting deals with this Moron-in-Chief ….. well, you are if you’re part of our viewsmedia and this government anyway.

  3. Bobby

    There’s many things wrong with Trump but for far too long the West has become pussified and lost the taste and will to properly inflict pain on it’s enemies.
    Putin might be a despot but he’s winning in Syria because he isn’t hamstrung by a bunch of bleeding hearts like western governments have become.

    1. Ertunc

      Bobby, are you serious? I find it hard to believe that you are not a troll. The targets of Western military action around the world may have trouble agreeing with your description that we ‘have lost the taste and will to properly inflict pain’ on those we deem enemies. As for these new appointments, I think the people actually at the pointy-end of all this tough guy action you demand might not like the consequences of the West stooping to tactics like torture. If we lose all moral authority, if we act in the way you suggest, then really, what distinguishes us from the “terrorist”? How do we condemn beheadings, suicide bombers, and the like, when we celebrate and promote those who would ‘inflict pain’ like torture on prisoners of war? If we bomb the hell out of a place, and refer to the families lost as “collateral damage”, do we get to complain that they try to bomb our cities as well? No thanks, I prefer to hold our governments to higher standards, and if that’s “pussified”, I’m happy with that.

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