Russia Responds To Appointment Of Pompeo As New Secretary Of State

When Rex Tillerson was appointed Secretary of State in late 2016, there were howls of indignation from the "resistance" accusing Trump of adding yet another pro-Russian to his closest circle: after all, why else would Tillerson have been awarded the 2013 Russian Order of Friendship award, if not to further promote the Russian agenda, or so the thinking went. The WaPo even penned "What is the Russian Order of Friendship, and why does Rex Tillerson have one?"

Putin and Rex Tillerson shake hands at a signing ceremony of an agreement with the state-controlled Russian oil company Rosneft in June 2012. At left is Rosneft chief executive Igor Sechin

So it may be awkward to explain to the public why (and how) Tillerson himself is about to become the latest honorary member of the "resistance."

Meanwhile, a just as relevant question is how Russia feels regarding the appointment of Tillerson's replacement: former CIA chief Mike Pompeo. According to the Moscow Times, Russian senators have expressed cautious optimism over Donald Trump's announcement of Mike Pompeo as the new U.S. Secretary of State.

“Russia will cooperate with those who are appointed to this or another post in the Trump administration,” the state-run RIA Novosti news agency cited senior Federation Council senator Yevgeny Serebrennikov as saying Tuesday.

Throwing some shade at failed attempts at detente between Putin and Trump, Serebrennikov addded that "we pursued and are pursuing a course to reduce tensions in relations between our countries, but our partners do not see this aspiration."

The Federation Council's International Affairs Committee deputy chairman Vladimir Dzhabarov said that Pompeo "may have the chance to become a man who will stop our relations from dropping rock-bottom,” the RBC business portal reported.

Meanwhile, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova reacted to the news with an ironic “have they started blaming Russia for Washington’s staff reshuffles yet?” question in remarks to Interfax.

Elsewhere, across the Atlantic (and Pacific), Senator Chuck Schumer tweeted that he hoped “that Mr. Pompeo will turn over a new leaf and will start toughening up our policies towards Russia and Putin."

Because if there is one thing the military-industrial complex US economy desperately needs, is even more conflict with Russia...



evoila 07564111 Tue, 03/13/2018 - 14:42 Permalink

I don't think people realize that the Tillerson firing is probably directly connected to the false flag assassination attempt on the 2 russians in the UK.  We're getting setup for something big in Syria.  Plus you have a summit on Gaza in the WH?  Projecting an image here. 


Use.your.brains.   Something is awry.  

Good time for a geopolitical short position. 

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Baron von Bud Baron von Bud Tue, 03/13/2018 - 15:34 Permalink

It's time for Trump fans to take stock and admit the reality. Tillerson was respected by his international peers. The new SoS, Mr. Pompeo, is a hardliner blaming China for taking advantage of our stupidity in pandering to corporate interests. His replacement at CIA is a torturer. Then we have threats against Russia with no proof regarding the Russian murdered in the UK. Threats against Syria and Iran. Snorter Larry Kudlow as WH financial advisor. I've chuckled for the last year as the Don pimped Hillary and the Dem kooks. I'm not laughing now. The 25th amendment should be on the table but the cabinet will be so packed with crazies that it's not possible. I have the wife right now shoveling us out a bunker.

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ThanksChump Baron von Bud Tue, 03/13/2018 - 16:05 Permalink

You'd probably keep Tillerson, and drive your limo over to the CIA and fire their chief. Just fire the CIA chief. Does that about sum it up?


Great men have done just that before, so we know it's a good plan.


Do you mind if a friend of mine, a Mr. Zapruder, follows you over there (at a safe distance) with a GoPro camera while you do that? Thanks.

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veritas semper… Give_me_liberty_or Tue, 03/13/2018 - 17:09 Permalink

Re post .

Yes. Great job ! C!A ,Goldman Sachs and Pentagram in the government . In your face.

Let 's give some Pompeo 'squotes from Wikipedia:


In November 2015, Pompeo visited Israel and stated that "Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is a true partner of the American people" and that "Netanyahu's efforts to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons are incredibly admirable and deeply appreciated". He also stated that "In the fight against terrorism, cooperation between Israel and the United States has never been more important" and that "[w]e must stand with our ally Israel and put a stop to terrorism. Ongoing attacks by the Palestinians serve only to distance the prospect of peace


During his confirmation hearing, Pompeo stated that Russia "has reasserted itself aggressively, invading and occupying Ukraine, threatening Europe, and doing nearly nothing to aid in the destruction and defeat of ISIS.”

- In a 2017 speech addressing the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Pompeo referred to WikiLeaks as "a non-state hostile intelligence service" and described founder Julian Assange as a narcissist, fraud, and coward.


Edward Snowden

In February 2016, Pompeo said Edward Snowden "should be brought back from Russia and given due process, and I think the proper outcome would be that he would be given a death sentence


Pompeo worked to undermine the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action nuclear deal with Iran that was supported by the Obama administration. Referring to the agreement, Pompeo stated “I look forward to rolling back this disastrous deal with the world’s largest state sponsor of terrorism.”[44] Pompeo also stated that a better option than negotiating with Iran would be to use “under 2,000 sorties to destroy the Iranian nuclear capacity. This is not an insurmountable task for the coalition forces.”

-North Korea

Pompeo desires regime change in North Korea.

- Pompeo opposes closing Guantanamo Bay detention camp



Pompeo supports the surveillance programs of the National Security Agency, referring to the agency's efforts as "good and important work

 Huray ,MAGA ! Schmucks!

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NickyGall Tue, 03/13/2018 - 14:40 Permalink

Here is an article that looks at whether Vladimir Putin’s extremely high popularity numbers among Russians are real:



In large part, Putin has the United States and its sanctions to thank for his domestic popularity.

American Sucker NickyGall Tue, 03/13/2018 - 14:46 Permalink

That's how it usually goes, right?  The US waves its dick around and threatens some (genuinely badly-governed) country.  The crappy government says, "The US wants to destroy your nation!"  The people rally around the crappy government because it's the only thing between them and having the US's economic hitmen move in.  Tensions increase, corruption increases, freedom sags, and America's turds wail about "Blame 'Merka First!"

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BritBob Tue, 03/13/2018 - 14:43 Permalink

Russia's foreign policy - 

Russia tells Britain give back the Falklands before telling US what to do.

RUSSIA has told Britain it should "clean its conscience" and give back the Falkland Islands before it criticises them over their involvement in Ukraine. Moscow's ambassador to the UN, Vitaly Churkin made the shocking remarks when responding to his British counterpart Matthew Rycroft at a UN security council meeting in New York. (Daily Express 4 Feb 2017)

Falklands - Argentina's Imaginary Territory (1 pg):-…

Argentina's? Only in the minds of the indoctrinated.

bb11 Tue, 03/13/2018 - 14:51 Permalink

This is a public service announcement.



“March for Our Lives” rally on March 24"

It’s all around the country.

Millions and millions and millions of voters are going to be there. Politicians will pay attention. There will soon be some real push back vs the NRA.

SillyWabbits Tue, 03/13/2018 - 14:56 Permalink

Russia, the US and the Jews.

What could go wrong there?

Remember we supported the Bolsheviks during WWII and turned Europe over to the Communists which is why the socialists who caused WWI still run Europe today and we are revisiting Israel, Russia, Ukraine, Crimea and Syria for the exact same reasons. 

TalkToLind Tue, 03/13/2018 - 15:08 Permalink

The Trump and the Scorpion

The Trump asks the scorpion to work for him.  The scorpion hesitates. "But you will fire me!" says the scorpion. 

"Let me see your passport" said The Trump.

"Which one?"  the scorpion quizzed.

"The one with Yiddish printed on the cover.  You're hired!"  said The Trump.  "Now get me my sky blue necktie."

    The End

    thegreatsleuth Tue, 03/13/2018 - 18:06 Permalink

    If you live in the USA, find out where the nearest exit maybe... Start packing necassary items.
    Don't head north!

    Pack only things you need to survive a couple of thousand mile walk.