As point man for Trump regime foreign policy, illegal US sanctions on targeted countries likely come at Pompeo’s urging.
On Monday, new US sanctions were imposed on four Chinese and Hong Kong officials in connection with Beijing’s legitimate National Security Law.
Pompeo falsely claimed it “threaten(s) the peace, security and autonomy of Hong Kong”—what’s true about illegal US meddling in internal Chinese affairs and other hostile actions against its government, officials and enterprises.
If Biden/Harris replace Trump in January, US war on China by other means will continue unchanged—the same true about other countries free of its control.
Separately on Thursday, Pompeo said “make no mistake about the work that we’re doing to counter the threat from the Chinese Communist Party [sic],” adding that local officials “across America need to understand that the Chinese Communist Party is coming for them in ways that they may not appreciate [sic]. They need to understand those risks. [sic].”
“[T]he foreign policy establishment here in Washington is coming to accept…that we have a responsibility to the American people to make sure (Beijing is) not continuing to rip us off, steal our stuff, and present a security risk to the United States [sic].”
China threatens no other countries. The US and its imperial threaten everyone everywhere.
On Iran, Pompeo said new Trump regime sanctions targeted “six companies and four individuals for facilitating the procurement of sensitive goods, including US-origin electronic components, for Iran Communications Industries (ICI),” adding, “These individuals and entities were designated under Executive Order 13382, which targets proliferators of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) or WMD delivery systems, and their supporters.”
WMD and their delivery systems apply to the hostile agendas of Washington, NATO, and Israel—not how Iran operates.
US sanctions on targeted nations, entities and individuals have no legitimacy.
Yet time and again they’re used as weapons of war by other means—even though their effectiveness is nil.
On November 10, Pompeo delivered the latest in his long line of propaganda addresses.
It featured his usual litany of bald-faced Big Lies, distortion and mass deception.
He lied calling China a threat to US security.
He falsely called Iran a “terrorist” threat.
He pretended that “might makes right” has nothing to do with Washington’s agenda.
Reinventing belligerent USA, he lied claiming that “[n]ever before, in all of recorded history, was a nation founded on the premise that government’s role is to protect those very rights, to secure them [sic].”
“And it’s what makes us so special [sic]. It’s what makes us so good [sic].”
Based on the above remarks and similar ones earlier, can anyone anywhere take him seriously?
Or claiming “American exceptionalism” that’s nonexistent now and earlier throughout the country’s history.
He lied claiming Washington destroyed US invented and supported ISIS.
He bragged about killing Iran’s Quds Force commander, General Qassem Soleimani, a renown and beloved regional figure responsible for waging war successfully against US-supported ISIS in Iraq.
Pompeo also bragged about what’s best described as US war OF terror against regional peace and stability.
He falsely accused China of being “the world’s number-one threat to freedom today”—what applies to the US and its imperial partners, clearly not China, Russia, Iran, or other nations on the US target list for regime change.
Throughout his time as Trump regime secretary of state, Pompeo has gone out of his way to prove that compared to others in the post before him, he’s been far and away the most disgraceful in US history.
If Biden/Harris succeed Trump in January, he won’t be missed.
At the same time, a Hillary clone may replace him at State, pursuing similar wrecking ball policies.
Whether Republicans or Dems run things in Washington, world peace, stability, and cooperative relations with other countries are off the table.
It’s the longstanding American way.
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.