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Thu Apr 6, 2017, 03:39 AM

Rubio: It's no coincidence that Syria gas attack happened after 'concerning' Tillerson comments

Republican Sen. Marco Rubio said Wednesday that he doesn't think it's a coincidence that a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria occurred shortly after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson suggested Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad could remain in power.

"In this case now, we have very limited options and look, it's concerning that the secretary of state, 72 hours ago or a week ago, last Friday, said that the future's up to the people in Syria on what happens with Assad. In essence almost nodding to the idea that Assad was gonna get to stay in some capacity," Rubio said on the show "AM Tampa Bay."

"I don't think it's a coincidence that a few days later we see this," Rubio concluded.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/05/politics/kfile-rubio-tillerson-syria-attack/?iid=ob_mobile_article_readmore_pool

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With pressure from the GOP Russia hawks like this, plus Tillerson unable to consummate the $1T Exxon oil deal with Putin because of the Trump Russia scandal, Tillerson may be following Flynn out the door.

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Reply Rubio: It's no coincidence that Syria gas attack happened after 'concerning' Tillerson comments (Original post)
SunSeeker Apr 2017 OP
JI7 Apr 2017 #1
Demsrule86 Apr 2017 #7
BlueStater Apr 2017 #2
babylonsister Apr 2017 #6
yardwork Apr 2017 #9
Cha Apr 2017 #3
gratuitous Apr 2017 #15
Cha Apr 2017 #18
democratisphere Apr 2017 #4
alanbudda Apr 2017 #5
yardwork Apr 2017 #8
Barack_America Apr 2017 #10
McCamy Taylor Apr 2017 #11
SunSeeker Apr 2017 #14
mopinko Apr 2017 #12
SunSeeker Apr 2017 #13
mopinko Apr 2017 #17
Initech Apr 2017 #16

Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Thu Apr 6, 2017, 03:47 AM

1. the sec of state represents the president

tillerson isn't saying anything that trump hasn't .

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Response to JI7 (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 6, 2017, 06:27 AM

7. Yes it was different...

and I believe Syria tested us with this attack...Both Trump and Tillerso sould be ashamed...they have blood on their hands.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Thu Apr 6, 2017, 04:11 AM

2. Marco would have more of a leg to stand on if he hadn't voted for the damn guy. n/t

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Response to BlueStater (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 6, 2017, 06:24 AM

6. Exactly. I knew he would cave; so

I'm prepared for him to retract this opinion, too, when the timing is beneficial to him.

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Response to BlueStater (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 6, 2017, 06:32 AM

9. Republicans are vicious lying weasels. On their best days.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Thu Apr 6, 2017, 04:20 AM

3. Weird come from Rubio but

I'll take it.

We'd expect this coming from a Dem Senator.

The gop Senators questioning the mighty trump and his plutocracy?

Mahalo, SunSeeker

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Response to Cha (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 6, 2017, 11:20 AM

15. That's a good point

When it's Democratic officials, the White House and the popular media can just ignore it, or call it fake news, or claim that the Democrat doesn't have all the information and doesn't know what he or she is talking about. It's a little trickier saying that about a Republican. A bit surprising to me that it was Sen. Rubio, but maybe he's feeling a tad more secure these days?

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #15)

Thu Apr 6, 2017, 04:33 PM

18. Exactly, gratuitous!

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Thu Apr 6, 2017, 04:30 AM

4. Tillerson needs to go back to his original retirement plans.

Being filthy stinking rich does not make you qualified to run the State Department.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Thu Apr 6, 2017, 05:55 AM

5. Rubio

I love it when one Republican attacks another.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Thu Apr 6, 2017, 06:32 AM

8. Rubio is not on board with blaming Obama?

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Thu Apr 6, 2017, 06:51 AM

10. Hmm, if I begin my day by recommending a Rubio quote...

...does that mean the rest of my day will be equally bizarre?

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Thu Apr 6, 2017, 07:33 AM

11. Meaning Tillerson, our SOS gave Assad the green light to use gas.

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Reply #11)

Thu Apr 6, 2017, 11:04 AM

14. Yep. nt

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Thu Apr 6, 2017, 08:55 AM

12. anybody here remember april glasby?

yeah, that.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #12)

Thu Apr 6, 2017, 11:03 AM

13. You mean what SoS James Baker told April Glaspie to say to Saddam?

"We have no opinion on your Arab-Arab conflicts," the transcript reports Glaspie saying, "such as your dispute with Kuwait. Secretary [of State James] Baker has directed me to emphasize the instruction ... that Kuwait is not associated with America."


http://www.csmonitor.com/layout/set/amphtml/1999/0527/p23s3.html

Yeah, if you don't learn from history, you're damned to repeat it. Sadly, Tillerson doesn't even know that he doesn't know. He is a rich, arrogant oil man who thinks he knows everything he needs to know.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #13)

Thu Apr 6, 2017, 11:41 AM

17. this is what is really scary about ALL of them-

"Sadly, Tillerson doesn't even know that he doesn't know."

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Thu Apr 6, 2017, 11:23 AM

16. Worst SOS ever!

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