Shifting Priorities for Tillerson

Dec 28, 2016
By: Jerry A. Goodson
In: Politics

Trump's post-victory congratulatory phone call with Taiwan's President, Tsai Ing-wen, signaled his administration would revisit the terms of our relationship with China. In one despicable act, President Obama shifted priorities for Trump and his Secretary of State appointee, Rex Tillerson.

Obama defied our long-standing position of supporting Israel in the United Nations last week when he abstained from a vote in the U.N. condemning Israeli construction settlements in the West Bank and east Jerusalem. 

As many vile, evil, and nasty things I have said about Hillary Clinton (...and could say a lot more), I wasn't worried about even her support for Israel if she were elected.

Supporting Israel is not a partisan issue, it's an American issue. Obama wasn't content with a legacy of a politically and racially divided nation, he had to put the final nail in his coffin as the worst and most un-American president in history.


Enter Department of State Secretary John Kerry. Kerry tried to justify Obama's position as bringing peace to the region, and mocked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu when he stated, "They can choose to live together in one state, or they can separate into two states. But here is a fundamental reality: if the choice is one state, Israel can either be Jewish or democratic – it cannot be both –and it won’t ever really be at peace."


I have always thought Kerry to be an ineffective boob, and I didn't want to give Obama too much focus or attention when I started blogging again, because I figured he's on his way out. Focus on him would be fruitless and wasn't warranted... until now.

Rex Tillerson will certainly have his work cut out for him when he is sworn in as the new Secretary of State. His number one priority would have been the U.S./China relationship and the prospective development of a relationship with Taiwan. Thanks to Obama, it will be repairing the relationship between the U.S. and Israel.

On Christmas Eve, Trump tweeted:

"The big loss yesterday for Israel in the United Nations will make it much harder to negotiate peace.Too bad, but we will get it done anyway!"

In response to Kerry's ridiculous speech, Trump tweeted:

"We cannot continue to let Israel be treated with such total disdain and disrespect. They used to have a great friend in the U.S., but......."
"not anymore. The beginning of the end was the horrible Iran deal, and now this (U.N.)! Stay strong Israel, January 20th is fast approaching!"

I didn't think Obama could--or would--do much to promote his islamist agenda his last month in office... especially since there were earlier indications he would adequately represent a reported 70% of the U.S. population and veto the U.N. Council resolution.

I was wrong. January 20th can't get here fast enough!

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