Career State Department Bureaucrats Triggered By Audacity of Trump and Tillerson Executing Foreign Policy…

The U.S. State Department consists of the most entrenched group of life-long professional political bureaucrats in any sector of the government.  The scope of the mindset really comes to the surface within leaks from inside the Deep State machine that became the basis for a Politico article today.   You really have to read it to fathom the scope of elitism.

The article, and the sentiment carried from within the bureaucracy which frames the construct, highlights the level of indignation within the agency toward President Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson as they carry out foreign policy objectives. The article contains a State Dept. quote which thoroughly encapsulates the mindset therein:

“We are implementers of policy decided by Tillerson and his team,” one veteran State Department official concluded.

Oh, the horror.  The career officials within the State Department are reduced to being “implementers” of foreign policy instead of being able to construct the policy on their own.

Yes, in essence, they are complaining about having bosses.

[Via Politico] A leaked State Department document is alarming diplomats and others who say it shows the accumulation of power among a small and unaccountable group of senior aides to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

The chart, obtained by POLITICO, illustrates the growing influence of the State Department’s Policy Planning Staff, which traditionally has served as an in-house think tank but which Tillerson heavily relies upon for day-to-day decision making. Critics already complain that the office — led by Brian Hook, a powerful Tillerson aide not subject to Senate confirmation — accepts too little input from career diplomats, and the chart, which lays out a method to craft foreign policy, shows no explicit role for them.

[…]  More than half a dozen current and former U.S. officials who have seen the document said it reveals an unusual level of control and oversight by the Policy Planning Staff, which is known in diplomatic circles as S/P.

[…] In recent weeks, Hook has been meeting with various divisions at the State Department to explain the eight-step process. A source familiar with the issue said Hook is not seeking feedback but merely informing employees of a process Tillerson has already approved. The chart shows that policymaking begins with a “whiteboard session” between Hook and Tillerson.

Other State Department sources said Hook is simply explaining an approach that, at least in its first few steps, has slowly taken hold since Tillerson, a former ExxonMobil CEO used to corporate management structure, took over as secretary in February.

The State Department officials said Hook’s policy planning chart nonetheless formalizes an unwelcome change in their status from the Obama administration.

“We are implementers of policy decided by Tillerson and his team,” one veteran State Department official concluded.

Several sources were unsettled to see the chart omit any mention of other parts of the State Department, especially its many bureaus focused on specific regions and issues, such as the Middle East and economics.  (read more)

After reading the article, and the elitist mindset expressed within the State Department personnel quoted, I was reminded of the December outline when CTH was discussing the severity of the challenge any incoming Secretary of State would face:

[A]nyone who has followed politics for any substantive amount of time knows the inherent issue with an operational entity, The U.S. State Department, whose entire mission has been at the epicenter of ctrl-left globalist advocacy.

One small example would be the Rivkin Project. Imagine how challenging it would be to take an organizational model, built over decades, and appoint a leader whose diplomatic mission would be to implement/construct policy entirely antithetical to the objectives of the participants within the organization?

Think about it.

A shorter consideration would be to accept: A true “America First” diplomatic outlook is an existential threat to the preferred mission statement of the U.S. State Department.

Initially that might sound overly dramatic, but when you boil it down to the underlying ideological denominator –and really look at the past four decades– the description is not inaccurate.

These entities see themselves as a complete and separate structure of government. They also function as a complete and separate ideological structure of government:


When you accept the scope of the challenge, and recognize it is almost impossible to change the participants therein; and accept these career embeds will work earnestly and diligently to undermine the structure of a Trump administration at every opportunity; perhaps the best outcome is to not to try and change their system, but rather manage/control the amount of damage they can do toward the larger administration objectives.

It is going to take some outside-of-the-box thinking to find the patriot who can deal with the scope and severity of the opposition.

Cut the rotting vehicle down to the frame and cut out all the rust is going to be an epic battle with ZERO Washington DC supporters as you endeavor the restoration.  Actually, the leadership within both wings of the UniParty can predictably be guaranteed to impede any such effort:

“There is nothing more difficult to plan, more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to manage than the creation of a new order of things. … Whenever his enemies have occasion to attack the innovator they do so with the passion of partisans, while the others defend him sluggishly so that the innovator and his party alike are vulnerable.”

~ Niccolo Machiavelli

In hindsight, President Trump could not have found a more ideal person to appoint as Secretary of State than the change agent that is Rex Tillerson.  We are darned lucky.

Deep State.  “It is massive structurally, consisting of a network of supremely arrogant, highly intelligent and very powerful embedded senior level government employees as well as elite institutions and their leaders who justify their behavior through a process of reasoning that conflates ends and means, creating a ‘unity of opposites,’ a term that is entirely consistent with the Marxist dialectic, regardless of whether its practitioners are aware of it by that name or not.  That sounds just like the State Department, no?

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191 Responses to Career State Department Bureaucrats Triggered By Audacity of Trump and Tillerson Executing Foreign Policy…

  1. JoAnn Leichliter says:

    Golly, suddenly these poor babies have a boss who actually–bosses: decides policy and does boss stuff. Why else have a Secretary of State? Oh! The humanity!

    Liked by 8 people

    • Bob says:

      Sounds like the inmates are pissed off that they are no longer going to run the institution.
      We need to see that not only the head of the snake is severed….the rest of the body needs to be left to the Buzzards. Install well vetted Americans to clean the Embassy’s out of the infiltrators that do us harm.

      Liked by 7 people

  2. Maquis says:

    “…accumulation of power by a small and unaccountable group of senior aides to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.”

    You just can’t make this crap up!

    Um, aides to the boss ARE accountable, to the BOSS!
    That isn’t you, wankers.

    I am sure Secretary appreciates your concern, but he has a handle on this. Fools.

    Liked by 8 people

    • H. Jorgan says:

      Can someone explain why exists something called a “career diplomat”?
      What does such a varmint actually do/

      Liked by 1 person

    • pcmoreland says:

      This is a problem not only for State, but for Justice, the IRS and the list goes on and on. I often see people here and elsewhere throwing Sessions under the bus because we don’t have the Justice Dept. running out in front of the cameras everyday to throw us red meat. Justice should not throw red meat to us anymore than they should to ‘them’. Justice should be going about it’s business quietly and efficiently and if there is a crime they should follow the rule of law and build the appropriate case, empanel a grand jury and if indictments are issued, prosecute.

      We have been used to a compromised Justice Dept that we have forgotten how they are supposed to act. Like professionals and not partisan political hacks that now inhabit so many positions. This is a sea change within each department and some will be more effective than others at making that change. My prayer is that we get 8 years to make those changes deep within the government that are structural and will be difficult to unwind in a short period of time.

      Remember, this type of bureaucracy has been growing unchecked since the ’70’s. It will take time, and it will take a lot of energy and intestinal fortitude to stay the course amidst all the attacks from within and from the media.

      Liked by 5 people

  3. litlbit2 says:

    Now in print we know the State Department is run from behind the scenes, laws are written by others then passed to representatives with check for service and passage. When push comes to shove the mess is handed off to the House Intel Committee to be lost in the halls of corruption.

    Then President Trump and company drops a sledge hammer on the glass table. Huge amount of cleaning to be done in eight years with preventative measures deployed to stop this sleazy action in the future. Making 2018 and future elections our responsibility to get help on board. Game over.

    Liked by 9 people

    • brh82 says:

      Trump boasts about ridding the VA system of 700 troublemakers so why not work on the State Dept. next?If they are awaiting self-exployment, seems to me that time has ended.


  4. USMCLt says:

    I suspect that the State Department sails could best be trimmed through budget cuts…real and deep cuts, not phony cuts in growth rates. Those cuts would result in pink slips which, in turn, would slowly bring State back into compliance with the Constitution. MAGA

    Liked by 10 people

  5. duchess01 says:

    Cut the Fraud, Waste, and Abuse – Fire them for insubordination!

    Liked by 3 people

  6. Nordic Breed says:

    If the uncooperative state employees can’t be fired (why not?), through considerable attrition, which is a likely outcome of the current situation, MAGA people can be hired. It will take awhile to build a MAGA organization, but our dear president and SOS can do it.

    The whineypants bureaucrats don’t seem to know that they work for “We, the People”. In electing Trump, we have told them what we want. They think they are out of our reach. We shall see.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. E, ROBOT says:

    Why didn’t Trump ask for all their resignations when he took office. It’s SOP. Unless, which I hope, he has a better future for them in jail.


    • Maquis says:

      The State Department is one of the Poster Children for the Deep State. They’ve been set on Agitation and Sedition for decades. A Reset is overdue.

      Tillerson did fire the entire Seventh Floor, home of the self-declared Shadow Government. Hillary’s people. Well, the worst of them. I hope.

      Liked by 2 people

  8. RAC says:

    Good of them to soldier on in a job they don’t like when they could always ……err…. resign.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. indiamaria2020 says:

    Sounds like what Trump and Mnunchin are doing with Glass-Seagal — Instead of going head on creating market havoc, they are creating an alternate system for smaller banks and lenders, protecting them from the Predatory Globalist Banks.

    Tillerson is trimming the barnacles in State by attrition, but instead of a full-pitched battle in the enemy’s chosen ground, they create an alternate team in order to benefit the AMERICAN PEOPLE (preventing war, national security, etc). Hmmm……could this be what is happening at the Department of Justice?

    Gee, I wonder if this might be a lesson for the BloodLusters on the Right who are constantly advocating full pitched battle? Trump’s forces are getting stronger by the minute, but sort of silly to expect a few Freedom Fighters to take office on January 20th, and immediately charge the Hill. (It took General Marshall three years to amass the strength to invade Europe and challenge Hitler head on).

    Liked by 2 people

  10. zaq123 says:

    “The U.S. State Department consists of the most entrenched group of life-long professional political bureaucrats in any sector of the government.”


    I probably forgot a few, but those are what I can remember after having worked around these clowns in Iraq, I saw it firsthand. They hated Bush and did the bare minimum. They loved obama and were in their glory as long as it meant spending taxpayer money on nonsense to make themselves feel better and be able to talk about their accomplishments, to their friends back in DC and NYC.

    The State Dept, due to the ability to travel anywhere in the world, quickly and efficiently, and the advancement of communications, has long wore out it’s usefulness and prominence. When it was formed, the fact that it would take a month or two to get someplace, warranted an embassy or consulate to be able to speak for the government. But, now that you can talk to someone on the other side of the world with a cellphone, those days are over.

    Think about this….When Pres Trump was Candidate Trump, he spoke of the disastrous trade deals that the US was in. He stated that instead of sending government employees to make these trade deals, he’s send the guys from Wall St. If I’m not mistaken, he commented that some of these individuals were so nasty, that he wouldn’t want them over his house for dinner, but they would get the best deal possible for the people of this country. He was 10000% right.

    The place is filled with uber liberal, Ivy league college kids. Many of whom are legacy employees, as they come from families that have made foreign service a lifestyle. Where else can you get to live all over the world, not really have to perform at your job, and do it for free? If you take a private sector job, overseas, your company actually makes you perform. Please tell me what the person in the, Econ Section does, if they are assigned to Great Britain? Given the fact that the British were some of the founders of the modern banking system, what can the kid that graduated from Georgetown 2 years ago tell them? Nothing. But he can spend plenty of time in the pubs and bars, paying for nothing but his/her bar tab. And if they’re married and have kids in school age, we pay for the kids to go to the best private schools in the country.

    Just my 2 cents.

    Liked by 5 people

    • FreeLayerOK says:

      Makes sense when the diplomatic addicts complain their drugs are being taken away. After being given a career that requires little work, few results, paid jet travel, five-star hotels, all the hookers and blow you want, unlimited power to do your own thing, and a big fat paycheck every couple weeks with raises cooked in every twelve months — withdrawal symptoms from these junkies are going to exhibit angry and violent behavior.

      Liked by 1 person

  11. Cowboy79 says:

    One way to change the picture is to start with the IT department email archive from 1/1/2016 – Mar 2017 and dump everything to a file, then scan it all for references to HC or DJT and then associate the sender and receivers with each file, then read the files. Build a matrix of who is involved in political speech within official communications (which is prohibited). Then, reassign those people to other tasks, like counting paperclips or calculating the last digit of Pi, or reassembling shredded documents. They are arrogant enough to have left signs larger than bigfoot. Guaranteed that the hipsters, tipsters, and licksters are all exposed by their internal chatter. Some FSOs simply do their jobs. Some have a personal agenda that knows no bounds. It would be an interesting exercise. Merely dumping the files would have a lot of them soiling their shorts.


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