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    As always, The Onion is on hand to provide a headline that could just have easily come from a real newspaper.
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    (Original post by Palmyra)
    Incredible news emerging from the other side of the Atlantic today as President Trump has confirmed the firing of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. This news comes merely a few months after Trump rejected news reports of Tillerson's imminent firing as "fake news" in December 2017:



    Fake news, eh?

    The firing of Rex Tillerson:

    It is reported that Trump fired Tillerson over their disagreements, including on diplomacy with North Korea (with Trump publicly rebuking Tillerson's ostensible naivity on Twitter, only to now agree to meet Kim Jong-un) and on Tillerson's support for the JCPOA which Trump vowed to "rip up" (despite the IAEA certifiying Iran's compliance on 9 separate occassions since the deal was signed).

    Tillerson is said to have learned of his firing on Twitter, in keeping with the Trump administration's commitment to sophistication and organisation.

    The promotion of Mike Pompeo:

    Tillerson is to replaced by current CIA Director Mike Pompeo, a hardline war-hawk who supports the use of torture on suspects in CIA 'black sites', prefers military action to diplomacy in Iran (a better option than negotiating with Iran would be to use "2,000 sorties too destroy the Iranian nuclear capacity" ) , blamed a "radical environmental agenda" for promoting the concept of climate change, is totally bought by big lobbying groups (in his early political days he was heavily funded/supported by the lobbying group Americans for Prosperity funded by the billionaire Koch brothers, he has since returned that favour by supporting their positions on numerous issues), takes a hard-line stance against abortions, is against same-sex marriage and is a fully-cucked member of the NRA.

    Unsurprisingly, corporate Democrats such as Chuck Schumer have reacted positively to the news, sensing an opportunity to adopt a more militant anti-Russian foreign policy:



    Pompeo's close links with the hardline neo-con FDD, politicisation of intelligence whilst at the CIA and explicit preference for military-attack-induced regime change over diplomacy in North Korea and Iran spell disaster for the multilateral JCPOA, Trump's oft-repeated concern with the US's invasions in the Middle East, and Trump's pursuit of diplomacy with North Korea.

    Who is Gina Haspel?

    It gets better. Trump has nominated Gina Haspel to become the new Director of the CIA.

    Gina Haspel is currently Deputy Director of the CIA, and is best known for running an extra-judicial "black site" in Thailand in 2002. A Senate Intelligence Committee report found that individuals detained at that black site were regularly tortured, with one detainee waterboarded 83 times in a month, had his head slammed against a wall, and lost an eye. But it was worth it, right? Nope - the individual in question (Abu Zubaydah) was ultimately deemed not to be in possession of any useful information. D'oh.

    Gina Haspel did not stop there, however, and was later accused by the head of the CIA's Counterterrorism Center of ordering the destruction of dozens of video recordings from the black site in Thailand that she ran.

    Her brutal crimes against humanity have not gone unnoticed in Europe: in June 2017, the European Centre for Constitutional and Human Rights callde on the German Public Prosecutor to issue an arrest warrant against Haspel on the grounds of torture of Abu Zubaydah, meaning she could potentially - legally - be arrested at any moment she enters European soil.

    Conclusions:

    All in all, just another day in the Presidency of Donald Trump.
    It is just as useful to know Mr. Zubaydah possessed no useful information.
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    How many people has he sacked now? Doesn't say much for his recruitment skills.
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    (Original post by Axiomasher)
    How many people has he sacked now? Doesn't say much for his recruitment skills.
    Putting aside the usual cabinet overhaul that occurs when a new party begins its administration, Trump has had the highest turnover of senior White House staffers of any president since at least the 80s.
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    Trump is a company owner with a dictators mentality: if you tell a minion to jump and they don't ask how high, they get sacked and replaced by someone who does not ask questions.
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    (Original post by uberteknik)
    Trump is a company owner with a dictators mentality
    21 percent of CEOs are psychopaths.
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    That low? lol.
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    (Original post by Axiomasher)
    How many people has he sacked now? Doesn't say much for his recruitment skills.
    Too many to remember, I think it's in the double digits now.
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    It's a shambles, how is Trump still president 😕
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    Pity, I rather liked him out of Trumps lackeys.


    The Onion is a gem.
 
 
 
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