Don’t Let The Door Hit You In The Ass On The Way Out!
Yes, I know that I am a foreign policy geek!
Iran has come into the conversation from the Trump people……they have been threatened with violence even though it is obvious that they are complying with the word of the Nuke deal they signed with the US….
So I was truly surprised when McMasters fired a Iran hawk from the NSC…..
The White House has announced today that National Security Council member and top Trump adviser on Iran Derek Harvey has been fired “effective immediately.” Harvey was seen as extremely hawkish on Iran, and his firing comes amid major cabinet disagreements on Iran policy.
Harvey was said to be among the proponents for unilaterally withdrawing the US from the P%+1 nuclear deal, a position which ultimately lost out in recent weeks, as Secretary of State and Defense, Tillerson and Mattis, managed to convince Trump to take a more measured approach.
Some reports cited officials as denying that Harvey’s position on Iran was the reason for his dismissal, saying rather that he was viewed by other cabinet members as too close to Stephen Bannon. Harvey was initially hired for the council by Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, who has also been sacked, and may not have been favored by H.R. McMaster.
This is interesting…..was he fired because he was a hawk? Is the NSC taking a more liberal tact on Iran? Is the Trump White House softening its stand on Iran?
McMasters seems to be making a clean sweep in the NSC….he has fired yet another member…
National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster has sacked yet another member of the National Security Council today, with the White House announcing that the senior director for intelligence programs Ezra Cohen-Watnick has been removed from his position, with the requisite praising of his past service.
McMaster has had problems with Cohen-Watnick for awhile, trying to fire him back in March amid mounting complaints from CIA officials who didn’t like working with him. Cohen-Watnick was close with Steve Bannon and Jared Kushner, and Trump overruled McMaster on that last firing attempt.
Questions…I have questions.
At least the amateurs are being shown the door….may be a more coherent national security policy can be found. Can anyone now spell SANITY?
That is it for my day of posting….time to kick back and enjoy some quiet contemplation……
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