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Psycho Pompeo Exits With Nary A Scratch Of Media Criticism On Him

My eclectic news feed looks odd as the hours count down to the end of the Trump administration. Westerners are largely celebrating the exit of Donald Trump himself, whereas with those I follow from areas targeted by US imperialism, the man they’re happiest to see the back of is Mike Pompeo.

It looks very bizarre, as this part of our weird collective adventure comes to an end, how Pompeo’s tenure first as CIA Director and then Secretary of State were almost entirely unmarred by criticism from the political/media class. This is after all a man whose word and deed have been easily more depraved than Trump’s during this profoundly corrupt administration, yet both rank-and-file Democrats and rank-and-file Republicans have been kept only dimly aware of his existence amidst the nonstop scandalous shrieking about the president and his other goons.

This is the man who has spearheaded all of this administration’s most depraved initiatives, like its latest Yemen sanctions which the UN World Food Programme executive director says is “literally is going to be a death sentence to hundreds of thousands, if not millions of innocent people”, its Venezuela regime change ops which have starved untold tens of thousands of civilians to death, its murderous brinkmanship with Iran, and its world-threatening cold war escalations against Russia and China. The man who openly boasted about lying, cheating and stealing in the CIA. The man who privately said the US would intervene to prevent Jeremy Corbyn from becoming Prime Minister in the UK. The man who admitted the US is slamming Iranians with starvation sanctions to force them to rise up against their government. The man who designated WikiLeaks a “non-state hostile intelligence service” as Julian Assange’s imprisonment was being orchestrated.

This person is disgusting. You could hardly find a worse specimen of human life than Mike Pompeo. Yet amid all the mainstream news media’s relentless histrionics about the Trump administration, criticism of Trump’s own Secretary of State has remained a rare sight there, and shrill vitriol like that to which we’ve become accustomed with the rest of Trump’s inner circle has never existed. After all this time and after all his depraved actions, he is walking away with nary a scratch of media criticism on him.

This is because Mike Pompeo’s depravity is the “normal” kind. The kind we’re all meant to be used to. The psychotic, mass murdering American exceptionalist imperialism that the billionaire news media exists to protect and facilitate.

You don’t bite the hand that feeds you, and you don’t attack the man who serves the same empire as you. Gotta maintain that access journalism. This could be your next president, after all.

Pompeo’s exit provides a very short respite between the time he leaves for whatever lucrative neocon think tank gigs he winds up with and the time he re-emerges from the sea like Cthulhu to once again try to devour the world. He will be replaced as secretary of state in that interim by Tony Blinken, who is another psychopath because that is a job requirement.

The US Department of Defense used to be called the Department of War, which would be a much more honest label today for a military which virtually never operates in any way that could be described as defensive. An even more suitable name would be the Department of Eternal War.

The State Department was meant to be the counterpart to the War Department, focusing on diplomacy and peace. What ended up happening as the US government morphed into a globe-spanning empire dependent on endless violence and aggression is that the State Department wound up focusing more and more on manufacturing interventionist narratives on the world stage to gin up international support for starvation sanctions, proxy wars and war coalitions.

So in practice the US ended up with two war departments: the DoD and the State Department. Which is why you’ve seen the nation’s Secretaries of State becoming more and more jingoistic and psychopathic, to the point where some sort of antisocial personality disorder is really a job requirement for the position. Hence Psycho Mike.

I wish humanity a pleasant sigh of relief on Pompeo’s exit. Please enjoy it as much as possible until the Biden administration does whatever horrifying things it’s going to do, and until the eldritch monster re-emerges from the sea.


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  • From a Cold War Marine Veteran –
    One thing not mentioned in this piece is Mike Pompeo’s role in intimidating Trump into not releasing the remaining JFK assassination documents. During October 2017, for days, the media appeared to be holding its breath about whether Trump would indeed release the files as mandated by the 1992 JFK Act. However, at the very last minute, Trump went against all his public pronouncements and instead announced that the documents would be held until 2018, and then later until 2021.

    Who was it that forced Donald Trump’s hand? From published accounts, it appears that it was Pompeo, as CIA director who pushed Trump into not releasing the JFK documents. The reasons publicly given were the usual ones: “National Security”, Intelligence Sources and Methods”, and so on. But after 57 years, and with the Cold War long over, this reasoning defies common sense. From a broader view, it appears that Pompeo intimidated Trump in some way in order to force him not to declassify these files. Just what was said to Trump has not been disclosed. But for someone as arrogant and egomaniacal as Donald J. Trump to bend to the will of the likes of Mike Pompeo and the CIA, to me means that some sort of ominous threat was made, otherwise Trump would never have complied.

    Its also interesting to note that just after Trump’s decision, Wikileaks posted a $100000 reward to anyone who would release all the just publicized JFK files Un-redacted. It was then that the media and Government campaign against founder Julian Assange went into high gear.

    The remaining JFK files are now scheduled to be released from the National Archives on 27 October 2021.
    If they are released at all that is, and then expect 90 percent redactions.
    With the likes of an establishment type like Biden now in charge, I’m not holding my breath.

  • Hard to believe he’s vegan, isn’t it?

  • Truer words have never been spoken.
    Some say they heard through the grapevine that Pompeo is competing with John Brennan for the coveted title of worst piece of shit inside the beltway.

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  • Not forgetting he also believes in the Rapture.

    • Pompeo is a Psycho nut case; be was also first in his class at West point and that makes him a very smart nut case. My guess and I hope I’m wrong is that after 4 years of disastrous Biden Harris that he runs for and beats Harris, another amoral sociopath. The world don’t have time for this stuff, perhaps the ruling classes realize this and put a rational person in but I doubt it. Lenin is reputed to have said “the capitalists are so greedy, they will sell us the rope we hang them with”; truer words never written only now we’re all going to be hung by climate change if the nukes don’t get us first.

  • A number of our “leaders” are, at best, amoral…and more than a few just immoral.

  • The US had a War Department, but that didn’t sound good, so it was changed to the Defense Department, which to my knowledge has never engaged in defense. After 9/11 it needed a new “Defense Department” so they created Homeland Security, which is actually a Domestic War Department targeting its own citizens. I wonder what the new department will be called. The one created to facilitate the ostracization, economic destruction, re-education, and occasional execution of the “deplorable” half of US citizens. Maybe they will just expand Homeland Security. Apparently the Military Industrial Complex needs more targets. How about it targets its own people. Looks like the US Psychopaths In Charge have taken the path to suicide. which will be a good thing, if their psychosis doesn’t compel them to take us with them. Pompeo has been quite useful, exposing the depths of depravity the psychopaths of both parties have descended to. Too bad nobody’s looking.

    • Rather funny that you should say that because over a year ago the trade magazine for the military industrial complex published an article that just matter of factly stated that as of the date of it’s publication, the U.S population would be 100 million fewer in 5 years. Everyone going on a permanent vacation?

  • Who has chosen Pompeo as Secretary of State and why, Trump? or has Trump been forced to accept him? Was it really Trumps first choice or was it rather the last resort, after being deprived of alternatives?

  • Ms Johnstone, Satan already has a ” throne room and seat of honor ” dedicated to Mr. Mike Pompeo who will be hailed mightily when he reaches Hell.

  • Good gosh, if anyone thinks that Pompeo’s madness (certainly extreme) cannot be topped just consider the insane warmongering verbiage spewing forth from Killery and Nutty Nancy (Pelosi) today. Both these would-be Dr. Strangeloves publicly suggested today that Russian President Vladimir Putin may well have given Trump the order to let loose the insurrectionists in the Capitol Building on 6 January, and that consequently the Congress needs to conduct a 9-11 type investigation of the Putin-Trump relationship.

    Quoth the Queen of Warmongers: ” Congress needs to establish an investigative body like the 9/11 Commission to determine Trump’s ties to Putin so we can repair the damage to our national security and prevent a puppet from occupying the presidency ever again.”


    These two power-mad female egomaniacs are much more provocative and bellicose than Trump ever was. So much for Uncle Joe’s plans for turning most of his cabinet posts over to the “kinder gentler” gender. These woke witches would, in quick order, kill three birds with one stone: i) Trump, ii) Putin and iii) everyone else in the resultant thermonuclear war.

    Uncle Joe, Kamala, Nutty Nancy and Chucky Schumer need to all be impeached and removed from office in a package deal ASAP if the solar system is to survive. (In light of Killery’s words, that only seems like bombast.)

    • Don’t forget Mitch the knife. The republithugs will likely take back the Senate and the house in the mid term. The country is in such a mess, it would take two generations to get it back on track. Americans can’t do what China and Germany and Japan did, certainly not with today’s competitive world. You have financialized so thoroughly and your industrial base is so eroded it can’t compete.

    • Heaven, of course, would be that you never realized that you had ever died in the first place, and since are so-called God is all loving in the first place, then all of us, no matter how evil and mean we are, are all going to heaven, it’s very possible that our great grand parents died at such an early age that they never had a chance to have children, and therefore none of us were ever born, and all we’re doing now is playing some sort of spiritual board game were we all pretend that we’re all alive, despite the fact that we were never born. Anyway great essay, Caitlin, maybe if any of us are ever born some day, we can do it for real.

  • Pompeo is not a man I feel any warmth towards. None whatsoever. However, if you thought he was bad, just wait until Obomba Term 3 gets under way, with all his gang back in power. You ain’t seen nuthin’ yet.

    • Biden must go!

  • Hey watch what you say. You are talking about the possible next and last president of the United States.

    • Sorry Khat, the last will be Kabala Harris …

  • Psycho Mike – best buddy to Marise Payne and Linda Reynolds – two of US sycophant PM Scott Morrison’s Ministers – Foreign Minister and Defence Minister respectively. How will they ever be trusted from now on is my question – all three named here!

    • Were they ever ‘trusted’? Trust is not a word that has any value or use in politics any more. Unless it is used in the context of something like ‘I trust Mike Pompeo to cause more death and suffering’, meaning that I can rely on him to do that.

      However you term it, it isn’t trust. I don’t trust, as in the ‘I have faith in them’ way, any politicians – not one. The word implies the person can be trusted / relied upon to do good, to do the right thing.

  • caitlin, good to see you use “psycho” instead of the nice sounding euphemism for psychopath, sociopath…….
    now if only i could get locals to call ‘self-isolation ‘ what it is : house arrest…….kar-el

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