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Tillerson swats Obama, blasts ‘weak’
response to Russia’s Crimea seizure

Washington Times, by Guy Taylor

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Posted By:JoniTx, 1/11/2017 2:18:46 PM

President-elect Donald Trump’s Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson says the U.S. response to Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea should have been significantly more aggressive — particularly by delivering a more robust flow of defensive military equipment to Ukrainian forces. “The absence of a very firm and forceful response to the taking of Crimea was judged by the leadership in Russia as a weak response,” Mr. Tillerson said early during his nomination hearing on Capitol Hill Wednesday, adding that Moscow was encouraged by the lack of U.S. power projection to meddle further in eastern Ukraine. In an exchange that appeased

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Reply 1 - Posted by: earlybird, 1/11/2017 2:30:09 PM     (No. 11104515)

Little weasels like Menendez and Rubio think that they have all the answers because they sit on committees. They tend to underestimate what they don’t know and what is known by smart, experienced, international business giants like Tillerson.

Rubio beclowned himself today. Weaselly little Menendez ran a close second.

Reply 2 - Posted by: Pageturner, 1/11/2017 2:40:45 PM     (No. 11104543)

They look like idiots. T-Rex is what power looks and sounds like. He will be a kickass Secy of state. The Russians will fear and respect him.




Reply 3 - Posted by: citizen, 1/11/2017 2:51:15 PM     (No. 11104564)

Wait. In all fairness Obama did something in the Crimea region. He painted a red line.
Guess Russia didn´t see it.

Reply 4 - Posted by: earlybird, 1/11/2017 3:08:41 PM     (No. 11104605)

Rubio’s rudely dismissive and condescending attitude toward Tillerson is flagrant and ill-considered.

I am sure he’ll get a congratulatory letter from Hillary & Bill.

Reply 5 - Posted by: earlybird, 1/11/2017 3:10:37 PM     (No. 11104609)

(hit submit too soon)

Tillerson finally had enough and let Rubio know “we’re on the same page and don’t really differ on our goals”.

Rubio is just pulling his version of self-promotion that Booker pulled on the Sessions hearing committee. Another transparent pol.

Reply 6 - Posted by: oldmagnolia, 1/11/2017 3:30:32 PM     (No. 11104651)

Little Marco wants to be relevant again.

Reply 7 - Posted by: CaptLeemo, 1/11/2017 3:45:10 PM     (No. 11104688)

I saw part of Marco Rubio questioning Mr. Tillerson and I wondered who´s side he was on. He came across like a smarmy little weasel.





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