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Rex Tillerson Was Right About Trump

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.orgHome – Stephen Lendman)

Replacing Tillerson with neocon extremist Pompeo smoothed things for waging war on Iran and Venezuela by other means, along with escalating hot wars in multiple theaters – raging endlessly with no prospects for resolution.

Geopolitical know-nothing Trump is manipulated by hardliners surrounding him – notably neocon extremists Pompeo, Bolton and Abrams, a psychopathic trio representing pure evil.

Last year, Tillerson slammed Trump, calling him “undisciplined” and much more, saying:

“When (he’d) say, ‘(h)ere’s what I want to do and here’s how I want to do it,” I (often had to tell) him, ‘Mr. President, I understand what you want to do, but you can’t do it that way. It violates the law. It violates a treaty.’ (H)e got really frustrated.”

“(H)e grew tired of me being the guy every day that told him, ‘(y)ou can’t do that, and let’s talk about what we can do.’ ”

“(H)e doesn’t like to read, doesn’t read briefing reports, doesn’t like to get into the details of a lot of things. But rather just kind of says, ‘(l)ook, this is what I believe and you can try to convince me otherwise,’ but most of the time you’re not going to do that.”

Separately, he ripped DLT, saying he “speaks for himself,” indicating a sour relationship, calling him a “f…ing moron,” a remark he never denied.

Countless examples proved him right. Judge for yourself by his latest remark following Netanyahu’s likely reelection as Israeli prime minister, a day of mourning for peace-loving people everywhere, saying:

“I’d like to congratulate Bibi Netanyahu. It looks like that race has been won by him. It may be a little early but I’m hearing he’s won it and won it in good fashion,” adding:

“(W)e have a better chance for peace (sic) now that Bibi has won. Everybody said you can’t have peace in the Middle East with Israel and Palestinians. I think we have a chance (sic) and I think we now have a better chance (sic).”

Fact: The half-century-long no-peace/peace process is the greatest hoax in modern times, along with the US global war OF terror, not on it.

Fact: Trump and Netanyahu are unapologetic warlords, partnering in each other’s wars of aggression – guilty of high crimes of war, against humanity and genocide.

They’re hostile to the fundamental rights of ordinary people everywhere, notably to Palestinian, Syrian and other victims of aggressive wars they wage.

Domestically, Trump disdains the rights of Black Americans, unwanted aliens, and Muslims from the wrong countries.

Tillerson was right about DLT, calling him a “moron.” He and Netanyahu are unindicted war criminals, belonging in prison, not high office.

Regimes they head wage endless wars on humanity, their partnership representing pure evil. Americans have to put up with Trump for nearly two more years. 

Israelis may fare better if Netanyahu is prosecuted, convicted and imprisoned for bribery, fraud and breach of trust – ending his political career and freedom while behind bars.

It can’t happen a moment too soon!

A Final Comment

According to some observers, Egyptian strongman Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Saudi king Salman, and crown prince Mohammad bin Salman are Trump’s favorite despots.

Not so! Far and away it’s Netanyahu, ruthlessly persecuting Palestinians, an entire population held hostage to his viciousness, the same true for earlier Israeli regimes under warlord leaders.

Trump is more contemptuous of Palestinian rights and one-sided for Israel than any previous US president – practically bragging about it, why Israeli Arabs, Occupied Palestinians, and the Arab street revile him.

So do people everywhere for peace, equity and justice, fundamental principles he and hardliners surrounding him revile. 

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Stephen Lendman
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Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.