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One of the roles of the Dept. of State is “Ensures the protection of the U.S. Government to American citizens, property, and interests in foreign countries;…” (US Dept of State)

Rex Tillerson clearly comes from the wrong “corporate cultures” to protect citizens. He was part of Exxon Mobil for four decades with the last decade as CEO. And, he was affiliated with the Boy Scouts throughout his life, often in leadership roles, as was his father and grandfather. And, yet, Boy Scouts “corporate culture” failed to protect children from sexual abuse. In fact, Scout leaders abused boys – some very young.

Boy Scouts sexual abuse cases seem to mirror in many ways alleged Exxon abuses abroad. The only question is did leaders know and turn a blind eye, cover-up, fail to see, or participate in the abuses. Whichever the case, this is the wrong “corporate culture” for the State Department whose role includes protecting Americans abroad.

Exxon operates a large natural gas facility in the Aceh province of Indonesia. Respondents are eleven Indonesian villagers from Aceh (or their survivors) who suffered murder, torture, sexual assault, battery, false imprisonment, and other wrongs at the hands of Exxon’s security forces. Those security forces were members of the Indonesian military hired by Exxon for the “sole and specific purpose” of providing security for Exxon.” (US Court of Appeals, DC Circuit)

Scout’s Honour: Sexual Abuse in the Boy Scouts” (CBC Broadcast Date: Oct. 21, 2011) “…Investigation follows a very public legal battle in the U.S. where the Boy Scouts of America were forced to reveal that it often did not inform police when allegations of sexual abuse were made.The Boy Scouts of America has since paid out millions in legal settlements…

link: http://youtu.be/K-1GO1WcsEE

According to Antonia Juhasz of “In these Times” (Jan. 9, 2016): “REX TILLERSON COULD BE AMERICA’S MOST DANGEROUS SECRETARY OF STATE” : “The former Exxon Mobil CEO spent his entire adult life working for a company that has left a trail of carnage—from human rights abuses to the destruction of the environment—in its ruthless pursuit of oil.” She quotes Rex Tillerson: “My philosophy is to make money.” Read the article here: http://inthesetimes.com/features/rex_tillerson_exxon_trump_secretary_of_state.html

According to the article above, Exxon Mobil will soon appear in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia regarding the Indonesia case and Rex Tillerson is specifically named.

Exxon Human Rights Case Survives — on Claim that Execs Knew All Along
Jul 16, 2015 https://100r.org/2015/07/exxon-human-rights-case-survives-claim-that-execs-knew-all-along/

See too: https://www.greenleft.org.au/content/aceh-exxonmobil-accused-ethnic-genocide

Tillerson was the chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of ExxonMobil from 2006 to 2016 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rex_Tillerson

The accusations by the Indonesian victims appear similar, in many ways, to what is documented as having occurred to many in the Boy Scouts. In the context of these abuses, as both a Boy Scout and leader, Tillerson either involved himself in a cover-up (indeed the courts had to force release of files about sexual abuse in the Boy Scouts when he was President), turning a blind eye or possibly even sexually abused boys. The cover-up is deep and memories sometimes surpressed so fall-out continues: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2017/01/08/trump-sec-of-state-pick-rex-tillerson-needs-to-be-investigated-in-the-context-of-the-boy-scout-sex-abuse-pedophile-scandals/

CBC INVESTIGATES
Scouts Canada drops lawsuit against parents of alleged abuse victim who killed himself Lawsuits blaming parents of abuse victims a troubling trend, lawyer says By Karissa Donkin, Diana Swain, Chelsea Gomez, CBC News Posted: May 26, 2016 6:00 AM AT Last Updated: May 26, 2016 6:24 PM AT
Scouts Canada has apologized for trying to sue the elderly parents of a deceased New Brunswick man who said he was sexually abused by his scout leader…
DesRoches took his own life in 2014 after years of mental anguish, which his family says was brought on by abuse he said he suffered as a boy in the 1970s.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/scouts-canada-apologizes-lawsuit-1.3600085

Boy Scout Perversion Files: http://spreadsheets.latimes.com/boyscouts-cases/

https://corporatewatch.org/company-profiles/exxonmobil-corporate-crimes

Excerpt from the legal case:
STATEMENT OF THE CASE
1. Exxon operates a large natural gas facility in the Aceh province of Indonesia. Respondents are eleven Indonesian villagers from Aceh (or their survivors) who suffered murder, torture, sexual assault, battery, false imprisonment, and other wrongs at the hands of Exxon’s security forces. Those security forces were members of the Indonesian military hired by Exxon for the “sole and specific purpose” of providing security for Exxon. First Amended Complaint 1 47.2 As Exxon has said, its security personnel acted only to defend its natural gas operations, “not for maintaining general law and order.” Id. 1 48 & n.19. Exxon paid a regular monthly fee for these security services, id. ¶I 51-53; provided its security personnel with military equipment and other support, id. ¶I 54, 78; and had the ability to, and did, supervise, control, and direct its security personnel at all times. Id. 11 49, 54, 57, 134. Relevant decisions were made in the United States by the U.S.-based defendants. Id. ¶¶ 25-33.

In June 2001, respondents sued Exxon and PT Arun LNG Company, an entity 55 percent owned by the Indonesian government, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Respondents sought relief under the Alien Tort Statute (“ATS”), 28 U.S.C. § 1350, and the Torture Victims Protection Act (“TVPA”), 28 U.S.C. § 1350 note. They also brought common-law tort claims for wrongful death, assault, battery, arbitrary arrest, and detention, among others. Pet. App. 4a-5a. In October 2001, Exxon moved to dismiss the federal claims for failure to state a claim and to dismiss the entire case on the grounds, among others, of forum non conveniens and the act of state and political question doctrines. R. 13.

While the motion to dismiss was pending, District Judge Oberdorfer solicited the U.S. State Department’s opinion regarding whether adjudication of respondents’ claims would adversely affect U.S. foreign policy interests. Pet App. 5a, 64a-65a. In response, the State Department submitted a letter dated July 29, 2002, id. at 131a-138a, conveying its view “that adjudication of this lawsuit at this time would in fact risk a potentially serious adverse impact on significant interests of the United States,” id. at 133a, together with a July 15, 2002 letter from the Indonesian Ambassador objecting to adjudication of the case. Id. at 139a-140a. The State Department did not express a view in its letter that the case was nonjusticiable, and indeed, its Statement of Interest was qualified and appeared to assume that the litigation would continue:

Much of this assessment is necessarily predictive and contingent on how the case might unfold in the course of litigation. E.g., the nature, extent, and intrusiveness of discovery; the degree to which the case might directly implicate matters of great sensitivity to the Government of Indonesia and call for judicial pronouncements on the official actions of the GOI with respect to the conduct of its military activities in Aceh; the effect that a decision in favor of plaintiffs might encourage secessionist activities in Aceh and elsewhere in Indonesia; whether the case were to go to a jury and, if so, whether a substantial monetary award were to be imposed on Exxon Mobil; how other large commercial interests might interpret such a judgment when making investment decisions in Indonesia.
Id. at 134an.1.
… (IN THE EXXON MOBIL CORPORATION, et aL, Petitioners,
V JOHN DOE I, et al., Respondents.)
” [1]

US State Dept:
* Ensures the protection of the U.S. Government to American citizens, property, and interests in foreign countries;
* Supervises the administration of U.S. immigration laws abroad;
* Provides information to American citizens regarding the political, economic, social, cultural, and humanitarian conditions in foreign countries;

* https://www.state.gov/secretary/115194.htm

WITH TILLERSON AS BUDDIES TO PUTIN, WHO WILL PROTECT AMERICANS ABROAD?

Note 1: IN THE EXXON MOBIL CORPORATION, et aL, Petitioners,
V JOHN DOE I, et al., Respondents.
On Petition for a Writ of Certiorari to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
RESPONDENTS’ BRIEF IN OPPOSITION
TERRENCE P. COLLINGSWORTH INTERNATIONAL RIGHTS ADVOCATES 218 D Street, SE, 3rd Floor Washington, DC 20003 (202) 470-2515
BONNIE I. ROBIN-VERGEER PUBLIC CITIZEN LITIGATION GROUP 1600 20th Street, NW Washington, DC 20009 (202) 588-1000
MICHAEL D. HAUSFELD AGNIESZKA M. FRYSZMAN* BRENT W. LANDAU COHEN, MILSTEIN, HAUSFELD & TOLL, P.L.L.C. 1100 New York Avenue, NW West Tower – Suite 500 Washington, DC 20005 (202) 408-4600
* Counsel of Record Counsel for Respondents October 2007 http://www.scotusblog.com/archives/07-81_bio.pdf

https://www.justice.gov/sites/default/files/osg/briefs/2007/01/01/2007-0081.pet.ami.inv.pdf
https://www.cadc.uscourts.gov/internet/opinions.nsf/567B411C56CD7A6F852578C700513FC8/$file/09-7125-1317431.pdf