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Putin laments Rex Tillerson falling in with “bad company”

Vladimir Putin has publicly lost hope in the current US administration.

As the CEO of Exxon, Rex Tillerson had more contact with global heads of state than most US Senators and more than some Foreign Ministers. His relationship with Russia and with President Vladimir Putin is well known. Russia had awarded businessman Tillerson Russia’s Order of Friendship to thank him for his positive business relations with Russia.

As Donald Trump’s Secretary of State, Tillerson has often been a lone voice of reason in a Washington dominated by ideologies. His technical subordinate, America’s Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley often proffers US policy that is vastly more radical and militant in comparison to the statements from Rex Tillerson. This has led many to speculate that Tillerson may be contemplating resignation.

READ MORE: Rex Tillerson rumoured to be on verge of quitting as Secretary of State

In spite of this, Tillerson has often been seen as in a deeply compromised position as the Trump White House continues to lack any singular clarity on its foreign policy trajectory.

This has led Vladimir Putin to say the following during the course of the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok,

“We once awarded the Order of Friendship to… Mr. Tillerson, but he seems to have got into bad company and to be somewhat moving in the other direction. But I hope that the wind of cooperation, friendship and interaction will finally bring him to the right path”.

Currently, America doesn’t seem to have any path in foreign policy at all, with or without Rex Tillerson remembering his old friendship with Russia.

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Michael DeStefano
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Michael DeStefano

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

What do I think?…..Washington is a a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.

André De Koning
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André De Koning

… dark niche within a dark cave within an even darker black hole, imploding further and further in on itself under its own gravity.

Mike from Ramsbottom
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Mike from Ramsbottom

It’s a national gathering of village idiots!

tiger
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tiger

No mystery. Hubris wrapped in Dementia in a Delusion inside a Fantasy.

Voltaire
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Voltaire

You say: “Currently, America doesn’t seem to have any path in foreign policy at all, with or without Rex Tillerson remembering his old friendship with Russia” America is now in a state of chaos…..No one knows who takes the important decisions…domestically or in foreign policy Trump (a lifelong Democrat) allies himself with the Democrats in Congress to get the debt limit increased for three months… In foreign policy, he does exactly the opposite of what he said he would throughout the campagin as regards Afghanistan, Russia, Ukraine, etc The United States is clearly now an incoherent state without direction… A… Read more »

Scott Robinson
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Scott Robinson

Rex Tillerson 2020??

tiger
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tiger

Nope. He’s too honest.

permopin
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permopin

Tillerson could find eternal salvation by defecting to Russia. He will soon be in good company, not forgetting Snowdon, of course.

Voltaire
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Voltaire

Vlad could appoint Tillerson as Chairman of Rosneft….

Marc Leif
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Marc Leif

The only path Tillerson will take is out the door. And then the Waffle House queen, Nikki Haley will be Sec of State, so we can have another Hillary. But the military junta remains in control of foreign policy. The generals will still allow Trump to tweet

Gonzogal
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Gonzogal

“The generals will still allow Trump to tweet”

General Kelly is trying to put a stop to that too!

Marc Leif
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Marc Leif

You’re right, of course. Soon as I entered it, I realized it was wrong. Yeah, he will live in gilded house arrest.

aorpheous
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aorpheous

Putin, somehow tries to save the day by saying Tillerson kinda got involved with the wrong crowd, but there is still hope he can reform. NO there is no such hope. Putin has chosen to ignore history. Americans will never reform, and there were never better than they are now. A warring nation since 1776, has been at war 225 years and at peace only 21 years. The foreign policy of the US transcends political parties and serves the collective interests of the global financiers, the deep state, the Military Industrial Complex, and the Multinationals. So it is not Trump… Read more »

Gonzogal
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Gonzogal

It is normal for Putin to have lost confidence in Tillerson. He is SUPPOSED to be the US’s top diplomat, yet was unable to stop the closing/take over of the Russian embassies in the US, a clear violation of International Diplomatic Law!!

Also, contrary to what his directive to Haley to pass all statements to him for approval, she riles up hatred/war against Russia, North Korea, China etc. He cannot even make his subordinates obey, OR he is in agreement with her statements!
http://russia-insider.com/en/politics/state-department-finally-realizes-nikki-haley-needs-adult-supervision/ri19718

tiger
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tiger

Poor Rex, the sharpest chisel in Trump’s tool box. His rabid assistant, Haley, he forgot to vaccinate, so her demise is imminent. Rex, get out while you can. It’s all downhill from here.

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