The Mad Complicity of Trump, Pompeo and the Media

September 10, 2020

In an article published by Al Jazeera with the title, “What is behind the hype about the new Iran-China partnership?” Pakistan-based journalist Tom Hussain weighs in on how media in the US have become dedicated to magnifying real events not to further our understanding of them, but to...

Bolton Is Gone, But Not the Threat of War

September 20, 2019

John Bolton tried his best. The national security adviser entered the Trump administration as a predictable warmonger with an unslakable thirst for power. He streamlined the national security apparatus to maximize his access to the president. At least at first, he played the role of loyal...

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...

Pompeo Attempts US Reset in the Middle East

January 16, 2019

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s recent visit to the Middle East summed up America’s limited policy vision for the region. Nearly a year after his predecessor embarked on a similar mission, on January 15 US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo concluded a tour of the Middle East that included...

The War in Yemen Is a Humanitarian Disaster

December 04, 2018

Call the war in Yemen whatever you like, but at least recognize it for what it is: a humanitarian disaster. A recent editorial in British newspaper The Observer reassures us that: “The US proposal, backed by Britain, for a ‘cessation of hostilities’ in Yemen, to be followed by UN-led peace...

America Is Keeping the World Safe

November 09, 2018

Donald Trump and Mike Pompeo know how to make other countries feel safe — and will punish them if they don’t agree. When they are not morbidly tuning into the far more indigestible lessons to be learned from the latest spectacular mass murder, the American public and the pundits are busying...

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