Mike Pompeo: A Thug Masquerading as a Diplomat

Jun 2013
Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed.

The following are excerpts from Stephen Lendman's December 14, 2018 article headlined "Mike Pompeo: A Thug Masquerading as a Diplomat".

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He represents the worst of what US imperial arrogance is all about, its pure evil agenda, waging war on humanity, supporting some of the world’s worst tinpot despots.

Notably it includes the Saudi regime, run by bandits, hooligans, and cutthroat killers, the Arabian peninsula they control masquerading as a nation-state.

On Wednesday, Pompeo tried defending the indefensible on Fox & Friends. His public remarks always feature a litany of Big Lies. Nothing he says is credible.

He lied about the nonexistent threat of “radicalized” immigrants, posing a “risk to American citizens.”

The only threats ordinary Americans face are state-sponsored, none from abroad or from alien refugees or asylum seekers. Claims otherwise by Trump, Pompeo, and other regime hardliners are fabricated.

Pompeo supports a colossal boondoggle, wasting billions of dollars on a southern border wall Trump seeks. If built, it’ll be breached, tunneled under, or gone around by water or air to reach America.

The only conceivable way to keep out unwanted immigrants is by walling-in the entire country and putting an impenetrable roof over it. Even that wouldn’t likely work. Trump’s scheme is hugely ill-conceived. No sensible person supports it.

Jamal Khashoggi’s murder was discussed. Pompeo continued to pretend Saudi crown prince Mohammad bin Salman (MBS) had nothing to do with what happened.

The world community knows otherwise. His responsibility for ordering Khashoggi’s elimination is indisputable.

Pompeo lied claiming the Saudis “provide security for America and for Israel.” The kingdom partners in their wars of aggression throughout the region – unrelated to security concerns.

Pompeo lied saying “it is absolutely America’s intent to hold everyone accountable who was responsible for” Khashoggi’s murder – provided MBS who ordered it is absolved, convenient patsies blamed for the crime.

Pompeo lied claiming “direct evidence (revealing who ordered Khashoggi’s murder) isn’t yet available.” Indisputable evidence exists, he wants suppressed....

Washington notoriously meddles in the internal affairs of virtually all other nations, including scores of elections post-WW II, aiming to install pro-Western puppet regimes....

Pompeo and other US hardliners (Republicans and Dems) rhetorically express support for world peace, a notion they abhor. Systematically smashing one nation after another threatening no one shows what their agenda is really all about.

America’s rage for global dominance risks catastrophic nuclear war. Pompeo is part of the problem – supporting endless US wars of aggression, not responsibly opposing them.

The same goes for all Trump regime officials and vast majority of congressional members – warriors, not peacemakers, hostile to the rights and welfare of ordinary people everywhere. (End excerpts)

Source: https://stephenlendman.org/2018/12/mike-pompeo-a-thug-masquerading-as-a-diplomat/