Pompeo’s Rage Against Peace, Equity and Justice
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
Following Pompeo’s visit to Chile, Peru, Paraguay, and Colombia to enlist greater support for the Trump’s aim to topple Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and eliminate Bolivarian social democracy, he showed up in Dallas Monday for more of the same ranting.
His hubris, arrogance, and contempt for the rule of law, peace, equity and justice is evident from all his extremist remarks – supporting fascist tyranny worldwide, at home and abroad, core Trump regime values, an agenda based on a litany of bald-faced Big Lies.
Pompeo: “I’ve spent the previous days in South America – Chile, Peru, and Paraguay, and then last night in Cucuta, Colombia, with President Duque, where we talked not only about Venezuela and the importance of Nicolas Maduro leaving Venezuela (sic), but about the opportunity there is between the United States and South America (sic).”
“(W)e talked about the relationships not only how we’re going to work together to restore democracy and the fundamental rights of the people in Venezuela (sic), but how our countries can work together on a broader range of issues (sic).”
Fact: Pompeo and other Trump regime hardliners are hellbent to transform Venezuela into another US vassal state – along with gaining control over its world’s largest oil reserves and other valued resources.
Fact: Most Latin American nations are run by US-supported fascist regimes, exploiting their people to benefit US and internal corporate interests – governance for and by everyone equitably disdained – the same true in the US and other Western societies.
Pompeo: “(W)e need a strong military” – to further US imperial interests worldwide, he failed to explain.
Saying he came to talk about US foreign policy, he addressed a question about Trump regime hostility toward unwanted aliens of the wrong race, religion or ethnicity, falsely saying:
DLT is “us(ing) every lawful tool (sic) that he has available to ensure that we can protect American sovereignty (sic), that we can stop…drugs crossing the border (sic) (and) human trafficking (sic)…”
Notably under Obama (America’s deporter-in-chief) and Trump (exceeding his predecessor’s viciousness), DLT is waging war on unwanted vulnerable people everywhere – close to home, those seeking asylum from repression in their countries and domestically in US inner cities transformed into battlegrounds.
Challenged by a question relating to waging wars without congressional approval, including by other means against Iran, Pompeo ducked the issue, saying:
Trump regime policy is “pushing back against Iran in Lebanon (sic) or pushing back against Iran in Iraq (sic), helping to build an independent, free, sovereign country (sic).”
“The mission set is to help the Iranian people deliver change (sic) so that this Islamic Republic of Iran won’t be the world’s largest state sponsor of terror (sic).”
Fact: That designation belongs to the US, NATO, Israel, and their imperial partners – not Iran, at war against no other nations, threatening none.
Fact: Longstanding US hostility toward the Islamic Republic is all about its sovereign independence, opposition to US/NATO/Israeli wars of aggression, and support for Palestinians’ rights.
Fact: Iran is the region’s leading proponent of peace and stability. It seeks cooperative relations with other countries everywhere – polar opposite how US-dominated NATO, Israel, and their imperial partners operate, waging endless wars of aggression to dominate other nations.
Asked if the Trump regime (falsely) declared Iran’s IRGC a “terrorist organization” is all about wanting to wage war on the Islamic Republic, Pompeo again ducked the issue, giving a pat answer, saying:
“I never talk about inner governmental conversations” publicly. “So I don’t have anything I can add there. I’ll make this very clear, very plain though: The United States and President Trump will act lawfully (sic).”
“(A)s we make decisions about how to move forward, we’ll do so in a way that is deeply consistent with American tradition and America’s Constitution (sic).”
Time and again, polar opposite is true. Without exception, all US post-WW II wars and other hostile actions against nations threatening no one were and remain flagrantly illegal. There’s no ambiguity about it.
The US is a ruthless global hegemon, seeking dominion over all other nations, their resources, and populations by whatever it takes to achieve its objectives – operating solely by its own rules, the rule of law long ago abandoned.
Pompeo on Venezuela repeated the following disinformation and Big Lies:
The Trump regime and its imperial allies aim to “(m)ak(e) sure that Nicolas Maduro doesn’t continue to wreak enormous havoc (sic),” adding:
Venezuelans “are suffering tremendously (sic). They – literally, they’re coming across the border to try and work a job (sic), make a couple of dollars (sic), buy some diapers and some food for their baby so that they can eat every other day, every other day (sic).”
Fact: US war on Venezuela by other means is supported by a litany of bald-faced Big Lies. Venezuelans aren’t starving. They’re not hungry and desperate.
Independent observers visiting the country explain daily life goes on normally despite economic hardships caused by US sanctions war and related hostility.
Things are calm, not chaotic. Ordinary Venezuelans support Bolivarian social democracy, wanting it preserved and protected. Imposter Guaido is increasingly reviled.
Cold hard facts on the ground refute anti-Venezuela propaganda by Pompeo, other Trump regime hardliners, and supportive media – endorsing the attempted coup plot instead of responsibly denouncing it.
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