Trump’s Appointees Worse Than Obama’s
I didn’t think it possible to assemble a less competent and more vicious government than Obama assembled, but Trump has succeeded in doing so. Stephen Lendman takes to
task the moron Trump appointed as CIA director.
Neocon CIA Director Pompeo’s Venom
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
The agency operates unaccountably, its diabolical agenda incompatible with democratic values and rule of law principles.
It’s mostly a global Mafia hit squad. Its unchecked power threatens everyone. As long as it exists, no one anywhere is safe.
Imperialism is tyranny by another name. The CIA acts as its enforcer. America is the United States of Amnesia, learning nothing from its imperial history, repeating the same mistakes, ordinary people at home and abroad suffering most.
Pompeo is the latest in a long line of rogue CIA directors. At an Aspen, Colorado security summit last week, he substituted venom and fiction for truth-telling.
Pompeo: “ The agency, along with our great partners from DOD and foreign partners are working diligently to defeat ISIS in” the Middle East.
Fact: Washington created and supports ISIS and likeminded terrorist groups, using them as imperial foot soldiers, the CIA heavily involved in arming, funding, training and directing their fighters.
Pompeo: “Iran (is) extending its boundaries, extending its reach, now making an effort to cross the borders and link up from Iraq, a very dangerous threat to the United States.”
“Iran is the world’s largest state sponsor of terror, and they now have a significant foothold in Syria.”
Fact: Iran is the region’s leading proponent of peace and stability. It’s aiding its Syria ally combat the scourge of US-supported terrorism.
Pompeo called Russia America’s “enemy…When the decision was made to allow the Russians to enter into Syria…coming on four years ago, (it) fundamentally changed the landscape. And it’s certainly been worse for the Syrian people.”
Fact: Russia intervened legally at Assad’s request on September 30, 2015, less than two years ago. It’s actions changed the dynamic on the ground positively, saving Syrian sovereignty.
Fact: Its actions represent a vital counterweight to US imperial ruthlessness.
Pompeo: “America’s interests (involve) providing the conditions (for) a more stable Middle East.”
Fact: America pursues its “interests” by raping and destroying one country after another in the region and elsewhere.
Pompeo: “Assad is not a stabilizing influence in Syria…(I)t is difficult to imagine a stable Syria that still has (him) in power.”
“He is a puppet of the Iranians and therefore it seems an unlikely situation where Assad will be sitting on the throne and America’s interests will be well served.”
Fact: Assad is overwhelmingly supported by Syrians, wanting no one else leading them.
Fact: No nation knows more about puppets than America. It’s installed so many of them worldwide. Assad isn’t one of them for anyone.
Pompeo: “…Hezbollah is but one example of the Iranians using proxy forces to achieve their outcomes, which is an expansionist capacity to control and be the kingpin in the Middle East.”
Fact: Hezbollah is a democratically elected part of Lebanon’s government, a proxy for no one. Iran has no revanchist aims.
Pompeo: Russia’s interest in Syria is to have “a warm water naval port, and they love to stick it to America.”
Fact: Russian/Syrian relations go back decades. They “stick it” to no other country. America “stick(s) it” to everybody everywhere.
Pompeo: Asked if Russia pursues a serious anti-ISIS strategy, Pompeo said “(no).”
Fact: Russia is smashing ISIS, driving Pompeo and other neocons in Washington nuts for defeating its imperial agenda in Syria.
Pompeo: “…America has an obligation to push back against” Russia.
Fact: America represents the greatest threat to world peace, Russia and China the best hope to preserve it.
Pompeo: ISIS is “dangerous.”
Fact: Its danger lies in the US-led foreign support it receives. Its heavy weapons don’t materialize out of thin air. They’re supplied by America and its rogue allies.
Pompeo ranted about nonexistent Russian, Iranian and North Korean threats. These countries threaten no one. America threatens everyone.
Pompeo: “…WikiLeaks will take down America any way they can and find any willing partner to achieve that end.”
Fact: WikiLeaks publishes credible material supplied the group, breaking no laws doing it. America “take(s) (itself) down” by waging war on humanity.
Washington is the world’s leading state terrorism sponsor, Pompeo as CIA head one of the nation’s leading proliferators.
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