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Uh… What Did Pompeo Mean When He Vowed To “Push Back” Against Corbyn?

An audio recording from a private meeting that was leaked to The Washington Post reportedly features US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo vowing to “push back” against surging British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, and many are concerned that what he said sounds an awful lot like a top US official promising to interfere in the UK’s democratic process.

At a closed-door meeting with Jewish leaders earlier this month, one of the attendees asked Pompeo if Corbyn becomes Prime Minister, “would you be willing to work with us to take on actions if life becomes very difficult for Jews in the UK?”

Before I get to Pompeo’s response, I should interrupt myself to note that nobody actually believes that Corbyn would make life difficult for Jews in the UK. Anyone who claims to believe this is lying. Usually when you hear people regurgitating bullshit establishment lines they’re people who are acting basically in good faith, who are only spouting bullshit because they have been propagandized. Not so in this case. The idea that a man with a lifelong history of opposing bigotry is a secret antisemite who will facilitate the persecution of Jews if given the opportunity is a completely baseless smear campaign, and everyone knows it, including those who advance it.

The notion that Jeremy Corbyn advances antisemitism is literally just some gibberish the smear merchants made up to prevent the rise of a politician who threatens to upset existing power structures. It’s exactly as believable and exactly as legitimate as if British newspapers were constantly running headlines claiming that Corbyn is actually three children standing on each other’s shoulders inside grown-up’s clothes; the one and only difference is that they were able to make the antisemitism smear stick. Anyone who pretends to believe that Corbyn is a closet antisemite is exactly as honest and credible as someone who solemnly tells you, “I am very concerned about the fact that the Labour Party is led by a man who is secretly a cartoon mascot for a children’s breakfast cereal.”

So anyway, Pompeo is asked by some ridiculous twat what he’s going to do in the event of a Corbyn-led Kristallnacht, and WaPo reports on his response as follows:

Pompeo said, “It could be that Mr. Corbyn manages to run the gauntlet and get elected. It’s possible. You should know, we won’t wait for him to do those things to begin to push back. We will do our level best,” he said to fervent applause from attendees.

 

“It’s too risky and too important and too hard once it’s already happened,” he said.

This revelation, understandably, has kicked up a fair bit of chatter in merry old England.

“President Trump and his officials’ attempts to decide who will be Britain’s next prime minister are an entirely unacceptable interference in the UK’s democracy,” The Guardian quotes a Labour spokesperson as saying in response to the revelation.

“STOP: The Secretary of State Mike Pompeo just promised ‘Jewish leaders’ in the United States that he would stop Jeremy Corbyn coming to power here,” tweeted former British MP George Galloway. “Is this normal now? Is this what we’ve been led to? Is this good for Jews? For Britain? Really?”

“They did it in Latin America, Africa and Asia. Now the US government wants to overthrow democracy in Britain,” tweeted The Guardian‘s George Monbiot. “Still waiting for a UK government spokesperson to express their outrage. Hello???”

“Hmm. Hard to spin this any other way: the US secretary of state secretly promises US Jewish leaders to prevent Corbyn from becoming UK prime minister,” tweeted British journalist Jonathan Cook. “Hard too not to suspect that the US is *already* helping to ensure Corbyn doesn’t become PM. Because the obvious implication of Pompeo’s comment is that the US knows it can damage Corbyn without leaving fingerprints at the crime scene – presumably through black ops, image management etc. The elephant in the room: Why assume the US isn’t already using those techniques?”

It is no secret that the DC establishment considers other nations to be its personal property and has no qualms about openly working to topple the governments of nations like Venezuela and Iran, but people aren’t accustomed to hearing this sort of language directed at white, English-speaking liberal democracies. Add in the fact that this is coming from a particularly reviled administration in terms of international optics and the likely public revulsion increases. The thought that this administration may decide the direction of UK politics would be all kinds of infuriating to the average pom.

So many questions need to be answered. Was Pompeo in fact saying that the US is intending to prevent Corbyn from becoming Prime Minister? And if so, how? What exactly does “push back” entail? Are we talking psyops and smear campaigns? Or something more? And whatever they intend to do, have they started doing it already?

These are all questions that we should be intensely curious about. If Corbyn is able to continue to rise, we may begin seeing some increasingly overt manipulations from many places we’re not meant to be seeing them as an ailing empire fights to hold itself together in the face of increasing public discontent. The more overt the guardians of the empire are forced to be, the more they expose themselves, and the greater that public discontent may become. Our rulers are in a very complex balancing act right now, and we’d all do well to pay attention.

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  • Corbyn only has himself to blame. When this villainous campaign of determined lying, character assassination and vilification began, Corbyn should have simply confronted the Zionist thugs. He could have made a statement rejecting Judeophobia and all other such hatreds, and declared that the accusations against Livingstone, Wadsworth and the other early victims were lies that he would not bow to. He could also point to the actual cause of the campaign as outlined by more than one Jewish elite grandee-his support for the eternally brutalised Palestinians and his ‘Leftwing economic policies’, which the Jewish elites, oddly, abhor.
    But what he did, instead, was push one victim after another off the troika, to the baying Zionist wolf-pack. And guess what? The taste of blood only increased their rabid fury. Along with their ruling elite, Tory and Blairite allies, in politics and the media, the lying hypocrites of the ‘antisemitism’ industry have successfully derailed the chance of a decent, humane, Leftwing Labour Government to end the neoliberal nightmare. Corbyn will go. If not politically, then ‘with extreme prejudice’.

    • Well said. I completely agree.

  • we know that the USA is by far the worlds worst meddler and has no scruples whatsoever anywhere over anything where there are $s …. we must remember this is a leak and one which merely confirms what most have long known. The question asked is does this signify anything more than usual; i believe it might …..only by supporting JC can the battle be continued against these fascists whatever else is happening over which the average Jo has no control but has a duty not to be naive..if you are deviated by other political fads aimed at undermining a growing consensus that neoliberalism has totally failed and always will , are impatient or cant recognise the realities of House of Commons Govt esp when parties are internally divided over Brexit, then you are part of the problem…

    • well said.

  • unless corbyn grows a pair in a hurry, exit the NWO (EU), and start rebuilding a just and peaceful country ground up at once, he’ll be the biggest bitter disappointment in UK political history.

    if he doesn’t have what it takes to seize the historical moment, he better get the hell out of the people’s way and let someone else lead.

    • redundant. wtf???

  • unless corbyn grows a pair in a hurry, exit the NWO (EU), and start rebuilding a just and peaceful country ground up at once, he’ll be the biggest bitter disappointment in UK political history.

    if he doesn’t have what it takes to lead the historical moment, he better get the hell out of the people’s way and let someone else lead.

  • I voted democracy last month = The Brexit Party. I will vote anti-election meddling come the next UK General Election. xxxx

  • The last line by Mr. Chris Hedges is: First Julian. Then us. The speech was given in London. Every reader of Ms Johnstone’s may be as moved as I was by this:
    https://www.truthdig.com/articles/first-assange-then-us/

  • “…but people aren’t accustomed to hearing this sort of language directed at white, English-speaking liberal democracies.” No. But they are accustomed to seeing the rightwing ratchet, even if they don’t appreciate what that is.

    The rightwingers – who have no principles and have embraced deceit, let’s remember – who have platforms and some savvy do this all the time; They wag their fingers, or wave angry arms, at the least rightwing member of their own group, loudly denouncing those as evil socialists. Obama got that treatment, but, I’m sure, never took it personally. A person can get that treatment and so can a political party or media org. The awful, socialist New Democratic Party, according to rightwingers, here in Canada is no such thing. (It’s so rightwing now, it isn’t a good target for the rightwing ratchet!) The rightwing here in Canada will denounce corporate media like the Toronto Star as socialist, solely because it has a more progressive image (emphasis on ‘image’) than the other major dailies here.

    While I do not believe, and have never believed, that Jeremy Corby is racist, I do believe that he’s a faker. I also don’t believe that he would do any more harm to the US-led Corporatocracy than he’s done to the Zionists pummeling his Party. He reminds me, in fact, of a cartoon, The Simpsons. There’s an episode where the sherrif is determined not to let citizens from some other region enter Sprindale. We see him standing there with his gun drawn while those invaders pour into Springfield, including one crawling in between the sherrif’s legs.

    • Strange–I have long felt Corbyn to be the least fake of British politicians. If he were a fake like Blair, the establishment wouldn’t be so keen on snuffing his career.

      • So why has Corbyn rolled over, again and again, to the Zionist lie and lynch-mob, sacrificing one old comrade after another?

  • I think Pompeo’s statement raises a separate question which is whether the Trump White House works for U.S. interests or right wing interests. Steve Bannon and the Trump administration have been promoting right wing parties in Brazil and Europe. I am a left wing American. Will the Trump people see me as an enemy, to be attacked, and foreign right wing political parties as friends, to be supported over the welfare of Americans like me?

    • Did you just arrive from another planet? The questions you have were answered at least two years ago.

  • Airstrip one is getting uppity.

  • Australia has and continues to be manipulated-Gough Whitlam,John Howard’s disarming via Port Arthur massacre FF and currently the Morrison government’s silence on the persecution of Julian Assange and ensuing recent attack on press freedom.
    And our Five Eyes ally across the ditch are also dancing to the same tune with the Chsistchurch massacre.There is no longer any hidden agenda.The spotlight is on and we must respond en masse.

    • the Deep State’s tentacles are already deep and wide in Austrailia. look around and BDS!

  • Establishment Democrats should make a deal with Trump. We drop impeachment and obstruction of justice activities and you fire Pompeo, Bolton and Abrams. It’s a real win-win.

    • There is no Win-Win when both parties are utterly corrupt and sold out to the Wall Street Banksters.

    • At first thought I’m thinking, Genius! Then it dawns, the word, “establishment” and I realize what a cruel joke it is to give us a glimmer of hope like that… funny, but still cruel. We seem to bear witness to the most advanced and well orchestrated mind flock of previously unimaginable complexity, but even key actors of such “establishment” have occasionally mumbled about it in awe.

  • Just a quick check on some items regarding Corbyn basically told me I’d oppose him simply for the same reason I’d like to see term limits put on those serving in the US Congress… to get RID of these dinosaurs who amass power over 30 to 40 years or more and even go so far as to continue “serving” long after they are not fit either physically or mentally to do so. I cite the late John McCain as a prime poster child in this regard, but there are still numerous Senators and Representatives long over-due to retire. When these people actually die in office of old age and/or advanced long-term physical complications with a side dish of (and I’m being kind here) lack of mental acuity, the potential damage to the nation which they are supposed to be serving is immense. Unfortunately, it looks like yet another death watch ongoing for a certain member of SCOTUS because heaven help “the cause” if POTUS gets to choose yet another member “for life”.

  • Corbin is Controlled-Opposition. He is anti-Brexit and a Puppet of the City of London.

    • Interesting point.
      Is Pompous-Ass actually trying to provoke support for Corbyn?

      • And thereby deprive Johnson of votes.
        Remedy would be for voters to be careful to vote for person who has best demonstrated effective leadership with best agenda.

      • Something like that. It’s a common trick of the empire trying to confuse us into believing there is a lot of candidates that truly fight for the people. There are a few, but it’s not Corbin. I personally like Farage, but he has no chances..

  • It is, on one hand, astonishing that Deep State operatives have become so blatantly and publicly transparent about their intentions to dominate other countries’ economies and politics. On the other hand, it is understandable that this has occurred, given that, since the election of Pres Trump, it has become abundantly clear that no one in DC, least of all a president who campaigned on reigning in the Deep State, can ever make even a dent in the real power of Deep State actors who run the Federal government. Understanding that, they really no longer have any reason to hide their intentions or their actions — no one can stop them, no one can “drain” them from the swamp, no one can prevent them from doing the dastardly things they do.

    • boycott, civil disobedience, BDS.
      anyone can do his or her part.

  • This should be no surprise, the PTB have been working against Corbyn for some time. The Integrity Initiative is a prime example – it got a bit of coverage when documents were first leaked but, as with all such scandalous revelations, it was never more than a one-week wonder. Here’s a summary of its activities:

    ‘The II’s target list is short but predictable – it attacked Russia, Russian media and “Russian bots”. It attacked Scottish nationalists and the independence movement, and it attacked Jeremy Corbyn. Essentially, they turn the fire of their “clusters” on those perceived to be enemies of the status quo. ‘ Kit Knightly, OffGuardian, 7 March 2019.

    Worth reading up on if you don’t already know about it.

  • This is an easy one. Pompeo is not alone. When the Elite don’t like the way the voters voted, they will do “whatever it takes” to reverse the vote. For example, just look at the Brexit referendum result and how the Elite have been fighting back ever since.

    Therefore, the transnational deep state and its intelligence agencies are almost certainly already doing to Corbyn what they did to Agent Orange long before his election. If Corbyn’s party still miraculously manages to fill enough seats in the Parliament to form a government, that deep state will do what it did to Agent Orange after his election — say that he colluded with Russia in order to win; that he’s Putin’s puppet; that he somehow obstructed justice; that he’s got an unpaid parking ticket from 1968. Then, out of nowhere, a woman will claim Corbyn sexually assaulted her 40 years ago. Another woman will chime in and claim that Corbyn didn’t wear a rubber 50 years ago when they had sex and that that means that he raped her; etc. etc. until Corbyn eventually cries “uncle!”

    • “This is an easy one. Pompeo is not alone. When the Elite don’t like the way the voters voted, they will do “whatever it takes” to reverse the vote.” The scowl and pointing at Corbyn is actually a scowl for the people who Corbyn, despite his fakery (my opinion, based on reading about him [Barbara McKenzie, John Pilger]), is giving ideas to. Corbyn could be solid and that would still be the case of course. The anger is actually directed at the (not yet ruined) people and any non establishment, non fascist champions who would defend us. Always.

  • I find it disturbing that people still actually believe in the electoral process, the Westminster system, or anything these so called representatives of the people have to say in order to win elections. I don’t really care for J Corbyn nor do I trust him. Politicians only show their true colours after they have been elected. As far as I’m concerned labour and liberals are just left and right wings of the same vulture. The glue that sticks them all together is their worship of the dollar.
    JC and the Jews. We’ve been down this road before. They will crucify him for certain. The overlords always order the US to meddle in foreign elections. Soft coups, assassinations, colour revolutions, interventions.
    Worrying about UK politics is a bit like worrying about Australian politics. We are all just vassal states of the US and ultimately ‘the chosen’

    • Australia has and continues to be manipulated-Gough Whitlam,John Howard’s disarming via Port Arthur massacre FF and currently the Morrison government’s silence on the persecution of Julian Assange and ensuing recent attack on press freedom.
      And our Five Eyes ally across the ditch are also dancing to the same tune with the Chsistchurch massacre.There is no longer any hidden agenda.The spotlight is on and we must respond en masse.

  • Is he going to hold a gun to his head and make a offer that he can not refuse? Will he be given something to make him die? Hey Gina, what have you got for this guy? In the President Trump administration everyone bows to the Jews!

  • “It is no secret that the DC establishment considers other nations to be its personal property and has no qualms about openly working to topple the governments of nations like Venezuela and Iran, but people aren’t accustomed to hearing this sort of language directed at white, English-speaking liberal democracies. ”

    They should be. We did it to Italy:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_involvement_in_regime_change#1947%E2%80%931970s:_Italy

    And we did it to you in Australia:
    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/oct/23/gough-whitlam-1975-coup-ended-australian-independence

  • Significantly, not a word from our ‘ Drug razed Government ‘ at this matter of actual foreign interference in our national affairs by our ‘ so-called ‘ foremost alliance partner?

    The only solution is to put this dastardly act to our total population to a ” general election immediately “.

    Before, it is too late and the aforementioned un-convicted Ministers of the former Great Britain sell the Nation and the Monarch, into our criminal servitude and permanent detention in the USA?

  • I take a back seat to no one in my disgust with Pompeo, but I read his statement to say that if Corbyn gets elected, “we” won’t wait for him to start his nefarious anti-semitic activities to push back. Bad enough, but not a threat to disrupt his election.

    • A real estate company part-owned by Jared Kushner has received $90m in foreign funding from an opaque offshore vehicle since he entered the White House as a senior adviser to his father-in-law Donald Trump.

      Investment has flowed from overseas to the company, Cadre, while Kushner works as an international envoy for the US, according to corporate filings and interviews. The money came through a vehicle run by Goldman Sachs in the Cayman Islands, a tax haven that guarantees corporate secrecy.

      https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jun/10/jared-kushner-real-estate-cadre-goldman-sachs

  • What I don’t understand is why Trump let Neo-Cons in his administration in the first place when it was so obvious that they were going to start working against him as soon as they got in. He was elected because he promised the American people that he wasn’t going to start any more unnecessary wars and end those already in existence. Lower tensions with Russia and China and make the economy boom again. He’s totally failed at the first two and has only been somewhat successful at the last, simply cutting regulations instead of cutting at the size of government where the root of the problem really is.

    • Ivanka/Kushner + Bibi; that’s why. Russia is a thorn in Israel’s side for supporting Iran, Assad, and indirectly, Hezbollah, Israel’s Public Enemies #s1, 2, and 3.

  • But when Cameron invited Barack Obama to UK and he expressed an opinion about Brexit, the mainstream press went beserk: How dare he intervene in our politics? etc etc.
    As you rightly say, not a dickeybird about Pompeo.

    It’s getting sinister and very troubling.

  • Just one more example of the total control that the ZioCons have on both the foreign and domestic policy of the US.

  • Pompeo is no emperor, just a boy with dangerous toys and he has no clothes.
    He just lets it all hang out.
    For his next trick he will be the bull in the China’s shit.

    • How do you know that he’s ‘letting it hang out’? Surely it is invisible beneath all those folds of blubber.

  • on May 4, 2019, on the UMass-Amherst campus, frontline advocates of BDS gathered for arguably the biggest rally / event to push back the “criticism of Israeli policies is anti-semitism” B$. thousands of supporters, as well as many jewish protesters, came out.

    not a line of reports has been allowed online. i do not consume MSM, but i hazard a guess that MSM also completely ignored people’s will and thus erased people’s power.

    • Keep your eye on Mondoweiss. They are good at covering those sorts of events. They are a good source of info, period.

  • Russian soldiers killed thousands of ISIS (CIA) terrorists in Syria….

    “We killed hundreds of Russian soldiers in Syria” ~ madman Pompeo

    GCHQ and crooked Privey Council meddled in PDJT election > Aim4Truth(.)org

  • Another reason the US military-industrial-cogressional-media complex is undermining Corbyn, is because he has promised if elected he would scrap the UK’s nuclear arsenal in its Trident submarine program!

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