Pence is an evangelical Christian fascist, a neocon hardliner, an imperial war cheerleader, an Islamophobe, Russophobe, Iranophobe, and homophobe.
Hostile to aliens of the wrong color and Muslims from the wrong countries, he’s against virtually everything just societies hold dear.
Trump impeachment supporters beware. Be careful what you wish for. Removal of DJT from office would jump from the frying pan to the fire with Pence, a member of Washington’s lunatic fringe.
Along with Pompeo, Bolton, and Abrams, he’s freedom-loving people’s worst nightmare. Nuclear war may be more likely on his watch if he succeeds Trump—supporting regime change in Russia, China, Iran, Venezuela, and elsewhere by whatever it takes to achieve this objective.
The notion of Pence in waiting if Trump is removed from office should terrify everyone—a reckless extremist, a Hillary equivalent with a gender difference, a warlord wanting it escalated on humanity, including on US nonbelievers, supporting greater police state harshness than already.
His Saturday address at the Munich Security Conference raged against Russia, China, Venezuela and Iran. He came perilously close to warning European countries and companies against participating in Nord Stream 2—the world’s longest underwater pipeline when completed, a major engineering achievement.
Scheduled to begin operating by the end of 2019 or early 2020, it’ll deliver 55 billion cubic meters of natural gas from beneath the Baltic Sea, its capacity to be doubled by an additional line—far more efficiently and cheaper than US LNG the Trump regime wants Europe to buy instead of Russian natural gas.
“We’ve also made it clear that we will not stand idly by while NATO allies purchase weapons from our adversaries,” Pence roared, meaning Russia, adding, “We cannot ensure the defense of the West if our allies grow dependent on the East.” He wants European countries and others buying from corporate America, not Russia, even if its products are superior.
The West and planet earth need defense against a belligerent US, threatening nuclear war, risking humanity’s annihilation if it goes this far. Shifting East serves Europe’s interests, moving away from the yoke of US dominance.
Pence railed against the nonexistent “threat posed by Huawei and other Chinese telecom companies.” He lied claiming Beijing demands they “provide [its] security apparatus with access to” data moving through their networks and equipment.
Huawei is leading the race to roll out 5G technology. At stake are trillions of dollars of economic value ahead. That’s a big part of what US political, economic and financial war on China is all about—an effort likely to fail.
Pence lied claiming the US is leading the fight to defeat “radical Islamic terrorists” it created and supports, fooling no one in Munich—nor about his other Big Lies, including the notion that “the United States will seize every opportunity to achieve peace”—an idea it rejects everywhere including domestically.
He lied about nonexistent “Russian aggression.” He lied claiming the Trump regime withdrew from the INF Treaty because of Russian violations that never occurred.
His whopper of a Big Lie repeated the phony claim by apartheid Israel and its US lobby, falsely calling Iran “the leading state sponsor of terrorism in the world”—a dubious distinction applying to the US and its Jewish state junior partner, an axis of pure evil, along with their partners in high crimes.
Pence lied calling Hezbollah and Hamas Iranian “terrorist proxies.” He lied accusing Iran of “openly advocate[ing] the destruction of . . . Israel”—one of many Big Lies about Iran that won’t die.
He lied about equating legitimate criticism of Israel with anti-Semitism—both unrelated to each other.
He lied accusing Iran of “advocate[ing] another holocaust and . . . seek[ing] the means to achieve it.”
The US waged genocidal wars against North Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, the former Yugoslavia, and nations it attacked post-9/11.
The Jewish genocide in WW II pales in comparison to the tens of millions of people slaughtered in one country after another by the US since the 1940s—on top of exterminating its Native People, an estimated 100 million slaughtered over hundreds of years, culture war continuing to kill the Indian while saving the men, women and children as subjects of the imperial state.
The US is a “murderous . . . regime,” not the Islamic Republic, a scourge threatening humanity’s survival, an unparalleled global menace governed by gangsters masquerading as legitimate politicians.
Pence pressured Britain, France and Germany to withdraw from the JCPOA nuclear deal. So far, they’ve held firm against taking this destructive step.
He railed against democratically elected and reelected Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela, ignoring the ongoing Trump regime attempt to replace him with US controlled puppet rule.
Along with Trump and other regime hardliners, Pence represents the ugly face of Washington’s destructive imperial agenda—figures to be reviled and opposed, never supported.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. His new book as editor and contributor is titled “Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III.” Listen to cutting-edge discussions with distinguished guests on the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network.