Whoopee! We’re all gonna die

Paul Waldman at the Washington Post:

Because the Trump administration is such a finely tuned machine, today we learn that the national security and foreign policy team is set for an overhaul, a whole nine months into this presidency. The likely result is a more isolated position for the United States in the world and a more dangerous future.

Philip Rucker, Ashley Parker and Anne Gearan report:

The White House has readied a plan to oust embattled Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and replace him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo, who has become one of the most personally loyal and politically savvy members of President Trump’s national security team, two administration officials confirmed Thursday.

The plan, hatched by White House chief of staff John F. Kelly, is expected to be set in motion over the next few weeks, and has broad support within Trump’s inner circle, the officials said. But it was unclear whether Trump had signed off on the plan yet, and the president has been known to change his mind about personnel and other matters before finalizing decisions with public announcements.

Under the plan, Pompeo would likely be replaced at the CIA by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), one of Trump’s most steadfast defenders and a confidant to some leading members of the foreign policy team, according to the officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the White House has not publicly announced the moves.

2 Responses to Whoopee! We’re all gonna die

  1. Imhotep December 1, 2017 at 11:33 am #

    Tillerson signaled months ago that he wanted out ASAP. The problem was that nobody wanted any part of the Trump administration. So Fascist peanut brain moves from the CIA to State and the warmongering maniac from Arkansas, Cotton, will go to the CIA.

    Pre-emptive war is outlawed by the UN Charter in Article 2.4 and Article 51.

    “We will be forced to use pre-emptive war against North Korea,” said Lindsey Graham yesterday.

    But this isn’t about a pre-emptive war with North Korea, it’s about a pre-emptive war with Iran.

    Netanyahu has talked Kushner,Trump and Saudi Arabia, into starting a pre-emptive war with Iran shortly after the warmongers like Graham and McCain get their pre-emptive war with North Korea.
    (Trump wants to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem in order to enrage the Arabs and get his war with Iran).

    Tillerson knows about all of this and wants no part of any of it.
    Not because he’s a peaceful soul, but because a war with Iran will wreck the oil industry and he’ll go broke.

  2. dandy December 1, 2017 at 1:15 pm #

    All of this reminds me of the victim of a bank robbery who doesn’t want to see the robber’s face for fear of being murdered…,..

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