Secretary of State Tillerson Attacks Gorka on “Radical Islam”

Front Page Magazine, by Daniel Greenfield, Aug. 27, 2017:

The foreign policy deck has been cleared of Islam realists. And it shows.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday that Sebastian Gorka was “completely wrong” in his resignation letter’s assessment of the battle over Trump administration policy.

“Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace asked Tillerson about Gorka’s accusations, especially regarding the president’s recent speech on Afghanistan.

“Sebastian Gorka in his resignation letter wrote this about the Afghanistan speech: ‘the fact that those who drafted and approved the speech remove any mention of radical Islam or radical Islamic terrorism proves that a crucial element of the presidential campaign has been lost.’ Is he right?” Wallace asked.

“I think he’s completely wrong, Chris,” Tillerson said. “And I think it shows a lack of understanding of the president’s broader policy when it comes to protecting Americans at home and abroad from all acts of terrorism. The president has charged us to develop policies and tactics, both diplomatically and militarily, to attack terrorism in as many forms wherever it exists in the world and wherever it might present a threat to the homeland or to Americans anywhere.”

“This means that we have to develop techniques that are global in nature. All we want is to ensure that terrorists do not have the capability to organize and carry out attacks,” he added.

Are there any non-Islamic global terrorist threats? What are we fighting in Afghanistan except Islamic terrorism?

Are we at war with Mormons or the Amish in Afghanistan? Who are the Taliban again? Or the Haqqani Network? Or the Islamic State?

Best not to ask. See nothing. Hear nothing. Say nothing. It’s worked brilliantly since 9/11. I can imagine how different things might have been under Secretary of State Bolton. But as Whittier said, “For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, ‘It might have been’.”

Or as Obama put it, “The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam”.

Meanwhile it’s interesting how selective Tillerson is when claiming to speak for Trump.

4 thoughts on “Secretary of State Tillerson Attacks Gorka on “Radical Islam”

  1. Biggest quote by Tillerson, We must develope techniques GLOBAL in nature. Doesn’t this say all we need to know about Tillerson. It was Tillerson who suggested we not target Qatar for their support of Terrorism following Trumps trip to Rhiad. Tillerson is still a big oil guy and Im sure he’s protecting the interest his Oil friiends have in countries like Qatar.

    Doesn’t this sound a lot like what Susan Rice did following the Bengazi attacks? How Obama sent Rice out to push the video that we all know was a lie. And they push that lie for weeks after. So now Tillerson is doing his Susan Rice impersonation.

  2. Can all Americans just convert to Islam and end this charade of the US government protecting American non-Muslim in the USA?

  3. Mr. Tillerson, And I would say that you are the one that is wrong. Your answer to this question shows us just exactly who you are — a leftist, liberal, global-elitist. Trump’s Presidency is changing and changing before our very eyes. The MSM has won. The global-elitist have won. Trump has caved. Trump has caved because he no longer has Bannon and Gorka to keep him focused on the task at hand — Put America and American interests FIRST.

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