This ought to end well...

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During his confirmation hearing Tillerson said:

“In the case of the most immediate threat of ISIS — can we construct a renewed coalition using the forces that are already there, including the Syrian Kurds, which have been our greatest allies,” Tillerson told the panel. “We recommit to the Syrian Kurds that we intend to continue to support you with the capability to continue the advance on [the capital of ISIS’ so called caliphate] Raqqa and then build coalition forces that can contain ISIS if it attempts to move into this other part of the country. And eliminate them from Syria.”

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This perfectly illustrates why having a businessman with no diplomatic experience for Secretary of State is a bad idea. Tillerson’s remarks suggest that he doesn’t know that Turkey, a NATO member and key US ally would be very unhappy about this. There is a separatist movement among Turkish Kurds and Turkey refuses to work with the Syrian Kurds.

This is why it is a bad idea to make a businessmen with no diplomatic experience into Secretary of State.