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Tillerson to shutter War Crimes at State Department: what the actual f* is happening?

By Rew following x   2017 Jul 18, 1:46pm 1,046 views   20 comments   watch   sfw   quote     share    


http://thehill.com/policy/international/342445-tillerson-to-shut-down-state-dept-office-that-focuses-on-war-crimes

Ethics department ... essentially gone, non-operative at this point
War Crimes department ... being closed

Thank god the FBI cannot be removed.

This will make Amy's list for authoritarian happenings this week, for sure. She was just declared a "Radical lesbian" by Russian state news outlets last week ... so, she is turning into kind of a big deal. ;)

Just think for a moment though, a war crimes government oversight and military conduct department is going to be closed. Currently, the military is doing far more on their own, than previously, because the current ranking civilian over them has no good civilian advisors and he himself knows pretty much nothing.

State Department closing things down.
Mattis asking for dollars to carry out policy at end of a gun, if diplomats and other aide aren't going to be around.
State Department takes their eyes off Mattis.

Sounds brilliant!

Banan republic transformation is happening by increments. We better keep track and reverse this.

1   HEY YOU   ignore (7)   2017 Jul 18, 2:49pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Surely no American,military or private,would be tortured if captured.
Glad no one knows about "What goes around ,comes around."

2   errc   ignore (2)   2017 Jul 18, 2:54pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote      

You can't defend Trump without owning Tillerson. I wonder if all the Trumpcucks are so lost down the rabbit hole, that now they'll find themselves defending Tillerson. Yuck

3   TwoScoopsPlissken   ignore (0)   2017 Jul 18, 3:27pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote      

Did Obama prosecute Cheney, Tillerson wants to shut down the War Crimes division that initiated it,, and somehow I missed it?

War Crimes is bullshit.

Who cares who the free, very diverse, much more so than the US Monotone Neoliberal Oligarch Media (find me a Communist DAILY newspaper in the US) calls a Radical Lesbian? And since when is a newspaper, state-owned or private-owned, marking somebody as a "Whatever" is a war crime?

US MSM cover up Linda Sarsour's terrorist-praising comments all the time.

4   Strategist   ignore (1)   2017 Jul 18, 4:47pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote      

Americans don't commit war crimes.

5   BayAreaObserver   ignore (1)   2017 Jul 19, 2:23am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Add this to the WTF department....

Congressman asks scientists if they’ve found ancient civilizations on Mars. “Would you rule that out? See, there’s some people... Well, anyway.”

On Thursday, the space subcommittee of the House Science Committee held a hearing to look into NASA's forthcoming big-ticket planetary exploration missions. Those missions include a Mars 2020 rover, a Europa flyby mission, and potentially a follow-up lander to the Jovian moon Europa.

The hearing was respectable, with on-point witnesses and mostly incisive questions. That is, until California Republican Dana Rohrabacher had his turn at the microphone. After asking a reasonable, if rambling, question about NASA's plans for a Mars sample return mission and the kind of fuel used by spacecraft, Rohrabacher got down to business.

He asked, "You have indicated that Mars was totally different thousands of years ago. Is it possible that there was a civilization on Mars thousands of years ago?"

The job of answering this question fell to Kenneth Farley, a project scientist on the Mars 2020 rover mission and a professor of geochemistry at California Institute of Technology. He calmly answered, "So the evidence is that Mars was different billions of years ago. Not thousands of years ago."

"Well, yes," Rohrabacher says. As if duh, of course he knew that.

"And, umm, there would be, there's no evidence that, uhh, I'm aware of," Farley continued, gamely trying to answer the question.

Now Rohrabacher wanted to make things crystal clear: "Would you rule that out? See, there's some people... Well, anyway."

"I would say that is extremely unlikely," Farley responds.

It is not clear what Rohrabacher meant by "some people," but last month InfoWars host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones entertained the notion that Earth children have been kidnapped and sent to slave camps on Mars. In any case, after his line of questioning, Rohrabacher thanked the scientists for the fine work they're doing.

More: https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/07/congressman-asks-scientists-if-theyve-found-ancient-civilizations-on-mars/?comments=1

You can't put a price on comedy like this and what's even better your tax dollars will be going to fund this guys pension along with those of the other leeches of both parties otherwise known as congress.

6   joeyjojojunior   ignore (1)   2017 Jul 19, 4:58am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

"I wonder if all the Trumpcucks are so lost down the rabbit hole, that now they'll find themselves defending Tillerson. Yuck"

The answer to that is clearly yes. Not to mention Jeff "I want to increase civil forfeiture and drug prosecution" Sessions.

Trump cares nothing about governing. The above a-holes are going to be the ones making policy.

7   errc   ignore (2)   2017 Jul 19, 5:06am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote      

joeyjojojunior says

"I wonder if all the Trumpcucks are so lost down the rabbit hole, that now they'll find themselves defending Tillerson. Yuck"

The answer to that is clearly yes. Not to mention Jeff "I want to increase civil forfeiture and drug prosecution" Sessions.

Trump cares nothing about governing. The above a-holes are going to be the ones making policy.

#MAGA

8   Quigley   ignore (0)   2017 Jul 19, 5:28am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Sounds like a den of lawyers to me.
And it sounds redundant and useless. If the alleged war crime is committed by a USA citizen, there's already a legal system to prosecute them. If it was committed by a foreigner, there's the tribunal in The Hague, for al the good it can do attempting to prosecute someone not under their influence.

I suspect that there are entrenched deep state people in that office he wants to get rid of, and might have to at least temporarily close the office to do so. He's been cleaning house lately. It's brilliant!

9   BlueSardine   ignore (1)   2017 Jul 19, 5:44am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Thousands...billions...
takes a lot of thousands to get to billions, but in the end it all adds up anyway.
nothingburger with fries...

BayAreaObserver says

He asked, "You have indicated that Mars was totally different thousands of years ago. Is it possible that there was a civilization on Mars thousands of years ago?"

The job of answering this question fell to Kenneth Farley, a project scientist on the Mars 2020 rover mission and a professor of geochemistry at California Institute of Technology. He calmly answered, "So the evidence is that Mars was different billions of years ago. Not thousands of years ago."

10   BlueSardine   ignore (1)   2017 Jul 19, 5:47am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Perfect example of libbie scientists mathematical computational skills.
'thousands' is plural
1000 thousands = 1 billion.
So the statement "Not thousands of years ago" is fake news at it's finest.
Nothingburger with fries here....move on.

BayAreaObserver says

"So the evidence is that Mars was different billions of years ago. Not thousands of years ago."

11   BlueSardine   ignore (1)   2017 Jul 19, 5:52am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Asking a question is one of the smartest things a person can do.
Not asking a question on something that you do not have a definitive answer is one of the dumbest decisions a person can make.
So now libbies are trying to shame people that 'ask questions'? Now that's a big WTF...

BayAreaObserver says

Add this to the WTF department....

Congressman asks scientists if they’ve found ancient civilizations on Mars. “Would you rule that out?

12   BayAreaObserver   ignore (1)   2017 Jul 22, 3:16am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Asking a question is one of the smartest things a person can do.
Not asking a question on something that you do not have a definitive answer is one of the dumbest decisions a person can make.
So now libbies are trying to shame people that 'ask questions'? Now that's a big WTF...

The real explanation -- actually real because this is not a joke even though it should be -- is that he was watching Alex Jones.

Judging the intent of his question based on his prior statements is not an invalid approach at determining whether his question was serious or batshit crazy. The man has shown to have a profound lack of understanding of science and embraces opinions on science proven to be false.

It's certainly within reason to doubt his question had anything to do with serious science.

The context of Rohrabacher's question means he is essentially asking if the Alex Jones claim that people were sent to Mars against their will to work as slaves. It is entirely accurate to characterize the Congressman's question as ridiculous and alarming

InfoWars - that is the ultimate WTF, it's yuuggeee in that department - galatically stupid amongst other things...

13   Blurtman   ignore (1)   2017 Jul 22, 4:35am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

C'mon...Condi Rice is featured on TV at US tennis matches as some sort of celebrity. The media is ga ga over George W. Bush's childish paintings. John Yoo got a plum job at UC Berkeley Law.

War crimes pay well.

14   Quigley   ignore (0)   2017 Jul 22, 6:19am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote      

I'm all about the Socratic method. The problem comes when people realize that your questions are leading them to a conclusion they don't like.

15   BlueSardine   ignore (1)   2017 Jul 22, 7:07am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

This is a politicians 6th sense..
Quigley says

The problem comes when people realize that your questions are leading them to a conclusion they don't like.

16   Tenpoundbass   ignore (6)   2017 Jul 22, 7:30am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote      

Yes the war crimes department had the idiots that made Criminals out of our soldiers doing their job.

The employees should all be water boarded for their exit interview.

17   Booger   ignore (0)   2017 Jul 22, 7:45am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote      

Rew says

Ethics department ... essentially gone, non-operative at this point

War Crimes department ... being closed

GOOD!!!

18   anon_121ac   ignore (0)   2017 Oct 30, 9:31pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Sounds like Trump is planning to commit some war crimes
soon and wants to protect himself.
20   BlueSardine   ignore (1)   2017 Dec 29, 5:36pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

War is war.
If it comes to war you fight to win, not to be held to some war losing standard
Rew says
Ethics department ... essentially gone,

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