Psychopathology of Trump’s Geopolitical Team
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
Trump is a front man for the imperial state and corporate America, Wall Street its headquarters.
A businessman, geopolitical know-nothing, TV personality, and congenital liar, he’s complicit with their pure evil agenda, threatening everyone everywhere.
He surrounded himself with monsters — militarists, billionaires, and a psychopathically dangerous team driving his geopolitical agenda — headed by Mike Pompeo at State.
According to criminal psychology expert Robert Hare’s Psychopathy Checklist, he (along with Bolton, Abrams and their key subordinates) fit the definition of psychopathological derangement.
They exhibit “dissocial personality disorder,” including “coldheartedness,” a “callous unconcern for the feelings of others,” a lack of remorse, shame or guilt, irresponsibility, an extremely high threshold for disgust, impulsiveness, emotional shallowness, “pathological lying,” a “grandiose sense of self-worth,” an incapacity for love, a “parasitic lifestyle,” among other abnormalities.
Their brains don’t work like normal people. They “con others for personal profit…pleasure,” and power over others they seek to dominate.
It proves beyond a reasonable doubt, the gold standing in criminal judicial proceedings for getting convictions, that the Trump regime geopolitical team is run by a gang of recklessly dangerous psychopaths — threatening nations, their authorities, and people everywhere.
On Monday, Pompeo participated in The Hill’s Newsmaker Series, his mental derangement on display like all other times when making public comments.
Introduced as a figure tasked with “advancing our nation’s geopolitical and economic interests across the world,” no mention was made of the supreme danger he poses to world peace and stability as head of the Trump regime’s geopolitical agenda.
Stressing “swagger” of the team he heads, he touted the most ruthlessly dangerous country in world history on a global scale, the USA, as “the greatest nation in the history of civilization (sic)” — its reckless agenda risks destroying.
Addressing North Korea’s Foreign Ministry calling him “reckless,” pursuing “unilateral and gangster-like demands for denuclearization,” sabotaging normalization efforts, wanting him replaced if future Kim/Trump talks are held, he stressed that he’s in charge, adding DLT “gets to decide who will represent America.”
North Korea “gets to decide” whether it will or won’t deal with an unacceptable figure, hostile to its national security and other vital interests.
Two summits achieved nothing, nor will future ones if held. With rare exceptions, the US doesn’t negotiate. It demands, wanting everything in return for hollow promises, why it can never be trusted — notably with the most extremist regime in its history running things.
Pompeo repeated the Big Lie accusation of Russian US election meddling, saying:
“Of course (sic) the Russians interfered (sic)…We have the mission now to make sure (what didn’t happen in 2016 or earlier) doesn’t happen in 2020.”
He lied saying Russian “threats are much broader (sic). It’s not just to our elections (sic). It’s to our infrastructure (sic). It’s to our telecommunications networks (sic). It’s to our financial systems (sic),” adding:
It’s “not just from the Russians either. The Chinese are active (sic). The Iranians are active (sic). We have non-state actors that are also active trying to undermine the very sense of Western democracy (sic), not just here in the United States but all around the world (sic).”
The above rant is one of many clear examples of Pompeo’s psychopathological danger. The same goes for other key members of Trump’s geopolitical team.
Pompeo sounded delusional adding: “(I)t goes without saying (the Russians) were a threat to our elections in 1974 too, right (sic). And they interfered in our elections in the ‘80s (sic)…We should expect in 2050 the Russians will still be at it (sic)…”
Election meddling is longstanding US policy, scores of times in the post-WW II era alone. Not a shred of evidence suggests Russian interference in US or other elections anywhere.
Like Trump and rest of his geopolitical team, Pompeo is a pathological liar. Medical literature first described it in the late 19th century as: “falsification entirely disproportionate to any discernible end in view, may be extensive and very complicated, and may manifest over a period of years or even a lifetime.”
It’s included in the 2005 Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, calling it a symptom of psychopathy, antisocial, narcissistic, and histrionic personality disorders.
Pathological liars like Trump, Pompeo, Bolton and Abrams knowingly and willfully turn truth on its head for malevolent aims.
On Venezuela, Pompeo said the Trump regime is going all out to convince Cuba to abandon Nicolas Maduro — by initiating sanctions war on Havana, much more to come, a futile effort doomed to fail.
Pompeo: “There are many efforts at the State Department to restore democracy for the Venezuelan people (sic)” — by replacing it with fascist tyranny.
He threatened nations maintaining normal relations with Iran, saying ones continuing to buy its oil will be “held accountable for violations that they engage in (sic).”
Iranian First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri said Trump regime aims to reduce the country’s oil exports to zero and cripple its economy “will certainly fail,” adding:
There will be “an appropriate response to (Trump regime actions) in due time.” Iran will export “as much crude as it needs and wishes” in defiance of illegal US sanctions.
Addressing US aggression in Yemen, Pompeo stressed they’ll be no change in Trump regime policy, including arms sales to the Saudis and UAE — intended for aggression and internal repression, unrelated to their national security.
Pompeo turned truth on its head, blaming US war in Yemen since October 2001 on Iran, more clear evidence of the psychopathological danger he and other key Trump regime officials represent.
As long as they’re in charge, the danger of nuclear war against Russia, China, and/or Iran remains high — why the scourge of imperial madness threatens everyone everywhere.
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