Mike Pompeo’s Dismal Legacy

January 20, 2021

As the transition from Donald Trump to Joe Biden takes place, pundits have begun offering political obituaries of prominent personalities associated with the outgoing administration. Mike Pompeo, for example. At 57, his career may not be over, but there is a sense in which, were it to be revived...

Can Mike Pompeo Swagger His Way Into 2024 Election?

January 05, 2021

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary has been a feature of Fair Observer for more than three years. Consistent with Fair Observer’s policy of crowd-sourced journalism, we have in the past expressed the hope that some new contributors, inspired by our example, may be incited to propose an article that...

Mike Pompeo’s Art of Indirect Involvement in Venezuela

May 11, 2020

Two American men have been detained by the Venezuelan military following “a botched beach landing in the fishing village of Chuao,” the Associated Press reports. They were reportedly attempting to invade Venezuela and capture President Nicolas Maduro, apparently as a prelude to installing...

Mike Pompeo’s Plans to Interfere with British Elections

June 14, 2019

When push comes to shove, allies of the US may see their own democratic processes pushed over the side of the cliff. Before being appointed US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo occupied the position of director of the CIA. Such public figures tend to be doubly guarded and prudent, even in their...

Mike Pompeo Uses Iran to Weaken Europe

May 10, 2019

To make “America first,” the Trump administration has deployed a comprehensive strategy to ensure that its historical allies are all equally last. Provocations and counter-provocations continue between Washington and Tehran over the constantly reinforced state of siege imposed by the US....

Who’s the Liar: Ilhan Omar or Mike Pompeo?

May 06, 2019

Mike Pompeo wants Americans to understand two essential things: what he and John Bolton have to say about Venezuela is true and his skillset includes the art of lying, cheating and stealing. The US-supported coup attempt in Venezuela has failed. Even US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recognizes...

Mike Pompeo’s Inspired Sermon on the War on Terror

April 29, 2019

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wants everyone to understand that the bombings in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday provide a justification for the war on terror initiated by George W. Bush, which has become a permanent and dominant feature of US foreign policy. His tone sounded almost thankful for the...

Mike Pompeo Lays Down the Opposition to International Law

March 19, 2019

Donald Trump and Rodrigo Duterte have a common enemy: any institution that objects to international thuggery. The Daily Devil’s Dictionary explains. As the moral conscience of the universe, US leaders cannot stand the idea of there being an International Criminal Court (ICC), independent of...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: Mike Pence is Not Welcome to “Sit”

December 13, 2017

US Vice President Mike Pence takes a pounding in the Middle East. We learned from various sources that, following President Donald Trump’s decision to transfer the US Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, Vice President Mike Pence is no longer welcome in the Middle East — not just by Muslims but...

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