An [un]Avoidable Conflict

The day following the U.S. House hearing on Russian interference in the 2016 American election, Reuters reports that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will skip the NATO meeting in Brussels because the meeting dates conflict with Chinese President Xi Jinping’s state visit at the President’s Mar-a-Lago Resort in Florida.

The Secretary of State will pay a visit to Russia immediately following the meeting in Mar-a-Largo.

The scheduling conflict with NATO was avoidable, according to sources in the article:

“A former U.S. official and a former NATO diplomat, both speaking on condition of anonymity, said the alliance offered to change the meeting dates so Tillerson could attend it and the Xi Jinping talks but the State Department had rebuffed the idea.”

Click “Exclusive: Tillerson Plans to Skip NATO meeting, visit Russian in April – Sources” to read the Reuters story.

Warning: If you believe news reports from non-government news sources like Reuters are “faux news” or discredit the value and role of a free press as the watchdog of government in a democratic republic, don’t read the story.

  • Gordon C. Stewart, Chaska, MN, March 21, 2017.


9 thoughts on “An [un]Avoidable Conflict

  1. Frightening. We really are a client state of Russia. I wonder if Mike Pence has been “gotten at” as badly as Dolt 45. Unlikely, I think; BJ and I both remember reading that American banks’ refusal to lend him (Dolt 45) more money so angered him that he threatened to destroy America. He’s having a good go. (The Russian banks made the loan, I think. Without his tax returns, we’ll never know.)


    • You have to wonder how much of this will be allowed to see the light of day in the House Intelligence Committee and/or the FBI investigation. If not there, the apple may fall from the tree in NY at the conclusion of the investigation by the NY Attorney General.


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