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Washington - Trump Aide Says Tillerson's Role Is Diplomatic, Not Military

Published on: August 11, 2017 09:39 AM
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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson walks with Malaysia's Deputy Foreign Minister Reezal Merican as he arrives at Royal Malaysian Air Force base in Subang, Malaysia August 8, 2017. REUTERS/Lai Seng SinU.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson walks with Malaysia's Deputy Foreign Minister Reezal Merican as he arrives at Royal Malaysian Air Force base in Subang, Malaysia August 8, 2017. REUTERS/Lai Seng Sin

Washington - A deputy assistant to President Donald Trump has dismissed statements by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson regarding a military response to North Korea as “simply nonsensical.” He says Tillerson was stepping beyond his administration role as the nation’s top diplomat.

The remarks by Trump aide Sebastian Gorka to the BBC came after media criticism that the Trump administration — the president as well as Tillerson and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis — had offered mixed messages as tension rose over North Korea’s nuclear program.

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While Trump on Tuesday warned North Korea not to threaten the U.S. and spoke of meeting the North with “fire and fury like the world has never seen,” Tillerson on Wednesday played down those comments.

 

 



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 Aug 11, 2017 at 10:10 AM Anonymous Says:

this is a clear indication of the malfunction of trump

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 Aug 11, 2017 at 10:33 AM Anonymous Says:

this is madness

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 Aug 11, 2017 at 11:04 AM Anonymous Says:

This is what happens when party primaries are open and when most Americans don't vote.

In a truly ironic way, it's the fault of the liberals who made someone like Trump a legitimate member of society: an amoral non-church-going divorcee casino-operator 'modeling-agency' operator hustler television actor sexual predator with multiple bankruptcies, longstanding ties to organized crime and foreign interests bald-faced liar (what have I left out?).

You liberals did want to make such people legitimate members of society, didn't you? I listed about a dozen things that would have disqualified him outright for any honest conservative.

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 Aug 11, 2017 at 01:52 PM yonasonw Says:

Consider the source.

This is the Wikipedia entry on Gorka - read it to the last sentence:

"Sebastian Lukács Gorka (Hungarian: Gorka Sebestyén Lukács; born October 22, 1970[1]) is a Hungarian-American military and intelligence analyst who works for the National Security Advisor. As of January 2017, he serves as a deputy assistant to President of the United States Donald Trump. Gorka was born in the United Kingdom to Hungarian parents, lived in Hungary from 1992 to 2008, and in 2012 became a naturalized American citizen.

"Gorka has written for a variety of publications and is generally considered politically conservative.

"Various national security scholars in academic and policymaking circles have characterized Gorka as fringe. Some critics have challenged his academic credentials, his views on Islam and radicalization—as well as his motives for identifying with the Order of Vitéz or supporting the EU-banned anti-Roma and anti-semitic Hungarian Guard."

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 Aug 11, 2017 at 01:53 PM yonasonw Says:

Reply to #3  
Anonymous Says:

This is what happens when party primaries are open and when most Americans don't vote.

In a truly ironic way, it's the fault of the liberals who made someone like Trump a legitimate member of society: an amoral non-church-going divorcee casino-operator 'modeling-agency' operator hustler television actor sexual predator with multiple bankruptcies, longstanding ties to organized crime and foreign interests bald-faced liar (what have I left out?).

You liberals did want to make such people legitimate members of society, didn't you? I listed about a dozen things that would have disqualified him outright for any honest conservative.

So, how would craft the legal definition of citizenship and the right to vote?

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 Aug 11, 2017 at 02:13 PM Realistic Says:

Reply to #3  
Anonymous Says:

This is what happens when party primaries are open and when most Americans don't vote.

In a truly ironic way, it's the fault of the liberals who made someone like Trump a legitimate member of society: an amoral non-church-going divorcee casino-operator 'modeling-agency' operator hustler television actor sexual predator with multiple bankruptcies, longstanding ties to organized crime and foreign interests bald-faced liar (what have I left out?).

You liberals did want to make such people legitimate members of society, didn't you? I listed about a dozen things that would have disqualified him outright for any honest conservative.

So why did conservatives vote for him?

and btw, liberals see wrong with sexual predators, corporations who bankrupt while robbing other people and longstanding ties to organized crime. I have no clue about which liberals you're talking about.

did you know that the only president to be divorced before Trump was the conservative icon Ronald Reagen.

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 Aug 11, 2017 at 03:19 PM afzaw Says:

Gorka has the same level of expertise in International Affairs as Bannon. He is a ignorant political hack.

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 Aug 11, 2017 at 03:39 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #5  
yonasonw Says:

So, how would craft the legal definition of citizenship and the right to vote?

You're asking for a legal solution to what I'm proposing has been fundamentally a social problem, to wit, one can't make people civic-minded by setting a legal standard, and one can't create a moral society by bestowing legal rights. You got me thinking about a new way to frame my plaint: Maybe we ended up with a President who is neither civic-minded nor moral because we focused our policy-making efforts on prescribing laws and granting legal rights instead of promoting ideals and imposing social obligations.

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 Aug 11, 2017 at 04:03 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #3  
Anonymous Says:

This is what happens when party primaries are open and when most Americans don't vote.

In a truly ironic way, it's the fault of the liberals who made someone like Trump a legitimate member of society: an amoral non-church-going divorcee casino-operator 'modeling-agency' operator hustler television actor sexual predator with multiple bankruptcies, longstanding ties to organized crime and foreign interests bald-faced liar (what have I left out?).

You liberals did want to make such people legitimate members of society, didn't you? I listed about a dozen things that would have disqualified him outright for any honest conservative.

I happens that conservatives propelled his office

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 Aug 11, 2017 at 04:11 PM Anonymous #3 Says:

Reply to #6  
Realistic Says:

So why did conservatives vote for him?

and btw, liberals see wrong with sexual predators, corporations who bankrupt while robbing other people and longstanding ties to organized crime. I have no clue about which liberals you're talking about.

did you know that the only president to be divorced before Trump was the conservative icon Ronald Reagen.

I have no ideas why any conservative would vote for Trump except maybe out of blind hatred of Clinton or fear-mongering about tipping the Supreme court.

Yes, I'm sure liberals "see wrongs" in many things, but they do so at the same time that they champion "rights" that allow those things to happen and "moral relativism" that gives room for the perpetrators to be accepted in society. They see wrong in sexual predation, after creating a loose and free sexualized culture where "anything goes". They see wrong in crime, after creating an amoral culture in which the stigma of crime is subject to moral relativism. Does that help recognize those liberals?

Finally. For sure I know about Reagan. The way you mentioned him though betrays how deeply you've drunk the liberal kool-aid. Reagan's primary scandal was that before he entered politics he was an actor/entertainer, the lowest low-life's of low-life's, people for whom deception is an art form and profession (among other disgusting aspects of that group). Not my icon. Were I hired to dahn his voters lekaf zechus, I would point out that his political career was possible because of liberals' successes in the 1960's.

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 Aug 11, 2017 at 06:54 PM AmYisroel Says:

Reply to #6  
Realistic Says:

So why did conservatives vote for him?

and btw, liberals see wrong with sexual predators, corporations who bankrupt while robbing other people and longstanding ties to organized crime. I have no clue about which liberals you're talking about.

did you know that the only president to be divorced before Trump was the conservative icon Ronald Reagen.

And the only presidents to cheat on their wives while in office since ww2 was kennedy and clinton

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 Aug 11, 2017 at 06:58 PM AmYisroel Says:

Reply to #10  
Anonymous #3 Says:

I have no ideas why any conservative would vote for Trump except maybe out of blind hatred of Clinton or fear-mongering about tipping the Supreme court.

Yes, I'm sure liberals "see wrongs" in many things, but they do so at the same time that they champion "rights" that allow those things to happen and "moral relativism" that gives room for the perpetrators to be accepted in society. They see wrong in sexual predation, after creating a loose and free sexualized culture where "anything goes". They see wrong in crime, after creating an amoral culture in which the stigma of crime is subject to moral relativism. Does that help recognize those liberals?

Finally. For sure I know about Reagan. The way you mentioned him though betrays how deeply you've drunk the liberal kool-aid. Reagan's primary scandal was that before he entered politics he was an actor/entertainer, the lowest low-life's of low-life's, people for whom deception is an art form and profession (among other disgusting aspects of that group). Not my icon. Were I hired to dahn his voters lekaf zechus, I would point out that his political career was possible because of liberals' successes in the 1960's.

Your a moronic idiot.

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