President-elect Donald Trump has confirmed the chief executive of Exxon Mobil, Rex Tillerson, as his choice for US secretary of state.In a statement, Mr Trump praised Mr Tillerson, 64, as among the "most accomplished business leaders and international dealmakers" in the world.Mr Tillerson is said to have a good relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin, alarming both Democrats and some Republicans.
The nomination needs Senate approval.
Days ago it emerged that US intelligence agencies believe Russia acted covertly to boost Donald Trump in the election race.
"Rex Tillerson's career is the embodiment of the American dream," Mr Trump said.
"His tenacity, broad experience and deep understanding of geopolitics make him an excellent choice for secretary of state. Mr Tillerson said he was "honoured" by the nomination, adding that he shared Mr Trump's "vision for restoring the credibility of the United States' foreign relations and advancing our country's national security".
The announcement had been widely expected, with Mr Tillerson favoured over high-profile Republicans, including the party's 2012 presidential nominee, Mitt Romney.
Although he has no formal foreign policy experience, as Exxon chief Mr Tillerson oversees a company with 75,000 employees and business activities in more than 50 countries. He has warned of the "catastrophic" impact of unchecked climate change, although his company has been accused of deliberately misleading the public about the role of fossil fuels in global warming.
".....But it is his connections to Russia that have drawn most flak.
He has forged multi-billion-dollar deals with Russia's state oil company, Rosneft, spoken out against international sanctions imposed on Moscow and in 2013 was awarded an Order of Friendship by the Kremlin. As rumours of his nomination gathered pace in recent days, one of Mr Trump's rivals for the Republican nomination, Marco Rubio, said being "'a friend of Vladimir is not an attribute I am hoping for from" the next secretary of state.
Another Republican Senator John McCain expressed concern over Mr Tillerson's links to Mr Putin but promised he would get a "fair hearing" in the Senate. Reacting to the nomination, Mr Putin's foreign policy adviser, Yury Ushakov, said all Russian officials and not just the president enjoyed "good, businesslike relations" with Mr Tillerson. A Chinese foreign ministry spokesman said his country was "looking forward" to working with the nominee"
Reddit is trying to eliminate Donald too....proving both Twitter and Reddit [and facebook] are all communication silos controlled by the globalist cabal. The great irony is that Trump has used all manner of social media to stick it to the cabal. The second prong is the more dangerous and criminal...they will escalate foreign wars to hobble Trump's freedom to consider options when president....and any other illegal/criminal strategy they think will work...including assassination.
Canadian Lawyer sues Bank of Canada to create sovereign money
Meanwhile, back in the hinterland....Justin Trudeau apparently gave an "end of the year" interview to one of the CBC talking heads...who afterwards complained that Trudeau was relentlessly bland and non-controversial in his responses to the questions...mouthing his shop worn phony and nebulous "optimism" and "respect"...meanwhile as we're all well aware--following the orders from his puppet masters to the letter.
But a word of caution to Justin "le Dauphin" Trudeau....with the inauguration of Donald Trump into the White House south of the border...there will be a new playing field...and it's a field he might not feel so comfortable with or complacent about. Donald is going to shake things up.
Not only that, but there is a Toronto lawyer who is plodding away through the federal court and Supreme Court towards another shake up...this time in the Canadian monetary system. If this lawyer is successful, Canada just might be the first country in the western world to kick out the parasitical banksters. I know that if that happens...it might lead to a domino effect and the US could follow. Wasn't JFK the last US president who tried to get rid of the "federal reserve" system of private banking?
More Shake Ups Are coming with National Security and Policing
One of the main policies of the globalist cabalist, bankster driven ziofascist perps is their subverting of the community police forces throughout the Western nations into something quite opposite and sinister to what it was for at least a century beforehand. At some point during the past 15 or so years, the police forces stopped being "peace officers" and started being something more akin to "slave overseers". I came across this very cogent post on the Freedom In Our Time blog:
What's really behind all the Police violence...they're no longer peace keepers...they're slave overseers
This was one of those posts that made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up. It rang a very deep and clear bell of truth. That HAS been what has happened...the police have been trained and equipped to act just like the slave overseers in the Deep South during slavery. Now that some of us at least are waking up to this terrifying reality...it's time to do something about it. Perhaps Trump will put it on his agenda.
Russia Sochi Athlete Samples turn up Negative
But, so far, the Canadian establishment appears to be unaware of the seismic geostrategic shifts going on underneath their feet...Trudeau, always operating "behind the curve", is staying the course...and as shown in the CBC "fake news" reports....it's bidness as usual.
Russia Just had a Very Good Week
Finally, and in summary, it would appear that the overall winner of the past month or so of cataclysmic geostrategic events has been Vladimir Putin and Russia. Russia and Syria just declared victory over the foreign proxy (US/Israel backed) terrorists in Aleppo. The 2013 winner of a Russian "medal of friendship", Rex Tillerson, just got nominated to be US Secretary of State...and Russia was vindicated in the Canadian-led attempt at Olympic humiliation. So, in closing, I invite you all to celebrate by watching the video below...an homage to the great chess master, Vladimir Putin!