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Learning the critical missing piece of the State Department puzzle – the State Department under Rex Tillerson, that is – everything finally fell into place. Up until today, Mach 6, 2018, nothing made sense.

It reminds me of the famous Shel Silverstein quote: “It was missing a piece. And it was not happy. So it set off in search of its missing piece. And as it rolled it sang this song:

‘Oh I’m lookin’ for my missin’ piece,
I’m lookin’ for my missin’ piece,
Hi-dee-ho,
Here I go,
Lookin’ for my missin’ piece.”

We’ve all been worried for months about the strange, illogical breach of protocol at the State Department under Tillerson.

  • 32 Countries without U.S. ambassadors
  • high pay grade Foreign Service Officers being tasked to do low level data entry
  • 8% cut in State Department while global conflict is reaching a modern era all-time high
  • slashing the number of special envoys by 50%
  • refusal to use any of the $120 million slated for the State Department to curb Russian interference

This frightening list continues to an alarming degree, leaving us with a dark sense of foreboding that has raged now for many months. The nagging feeling that Tillerson is undermining the United States abroad and that one day soon lives will be lost because of the obvious lack of protection. So why is all this happening?

“Why?”

Suddenly…yesterday…Voila!

Finally!

Jane Mayer of the New Yorker, in a stunning article published Monday March 5, 2018, revealed that the Kremlin intervened to stop Trump’s initial choice for Secretary of State, Mitt Romney (strong anti-Russia candidate), and encouraged a pick that would be more sympathetic toward Russian interests.

Reading this stunning statement, everything made sense. The proverbial missing piece. (There’s nothing that will make me not believe this to be fact. Tillerson has been “showing” this in everything he says and does since the very beginning.)

So now? Tillerson clearly needs to be removed. And the State department restored to it’s former glory. Oh, and the $120 million earmarked for blocking Russian interference… put to immediate good use.

Again, immediately. Lives are at stake.

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