Soros Backed Global Witness Pumps Up Rhetoric to be Heard
Last week US President Elect Donald Trump made official his nomination of Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) CEO Rex Tillerson to be Secretary of State
Immediately, US Senators of both parties began to voice strongly worded concerns about the his ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Mr. Tillerson, 64 anni, will face spirited opposition from a very left-of-center group funded in large part by George Soros, the billionaire “the paymaster” of leftist organizations.
Global Witness styles itself as an environmental watchdog group, and last Monday it charged that under CEO Tillerson’s watch, Exxon Mobil has been a part of “misleading the public about what it knew of the threat from climate change, for which it’s now under investigation by the New York Attorney General.”
Because of Rex Tillerson’s leadership of a corporation accused of holding back information on climate change, the head of Global Witness’s US office, told reporters that “he shouldn’t become our top diplomat or global representative on climate change.”
An even more serious charge thrown at the Secretary of State-designate by Global Witness is that their investigations have shown “how ExxonMobil or its corporate predecessor Mobil have engaged in questionable transactions with governments of Oil-rich countries, including Nigeria, Kazakhstan, Equatorial Guinea, and Angola.”
Such deals, according to Global Witness, “have contributed to entrenching poverty, fueling instability and violating human rights in some of the world’s most volatile regions.”
Global Witness, is funded largely by George Soros, it often draws credible research, but also has to pump up its campaigning credentials to get heard above the crowd.
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