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Mike Pompeo: Israel Has Fundamental Right To Bomb Any Place Across Middle East

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Mike Pompeo: Israel Has Fundamental Right To Bomb Any Place Across Middle East

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On October 19th, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo gave an interview with the Jerusalem Post, while he was on a visit to Israel.

Pompeo made some interesting statements, such as:

“Our administration’s been very clear,” he said. “Israel has the fundamental right to engage in activity that ensures the security of its people. It’s at the very core of what nation-states not only have the right to do, but an obligation to do.”

Not only did countries in the region have the right to counter the presumed Iranian threat, but they were rather even “obligated” to do so.

“It’s at the very core of what nation states not only have the right to do but an obligation to do,” Pompeo added.

“We know this is a corner [of the world] where Iran has attempted to move weapons systems across into Syria, into Lebanon, that threatens Israel and we’re going to do everything we can to make sure we have the capacity to identify those so that we can collectively respond appropriately,” the secretary noted, pointing to alleged Iranian activities which have in the past led to Israeli drone and air strikes against targets across multiple regional countries.

Pompeo gave the interview after speaking to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is also Israel’s Defense Minister.

We shared our ideas about how we can ensure Middle East stability together, and how we would further our efforts to jointly combat all the challenges that the world confronts here in the Middle East,” Pompeo told reporters with Netanyahu by his side.

Israel needed some reassurance after the US announced its pullout from Syria, and being actually carrying it out. This, in addition to Trump’s somewhat softer rhetoric toward Iran and firing of National Security Adviser John Bolton, who was the most avid hawk in the administration expectedly is cause for concern.

Pompeo said that the US wouldn’t allow Iran to be strengthened and would still assist Israel.

“I think the Israeli people should stare at the probably starkest change this administration has made in foreign policy vis-a-vis what the previous administration has done – the toughest sanctions we’ve ever put,” he said. “Sanctions that will be sufficient to decrease the scope and size of the Iranian economy by over 12% this next year. That’s serious stuff. We do this because this denies resources from Iran to do assassination campaigns in Europe, missile systems and infrastructure technology advancement, underwriting Hezbollah, Shia militias around the word. We have materially reduced their capacity to engage in those behaviors.”

He said that in no way should the US activity be considered as a way of walking back on its maximum pressure campaign against Iran.

“If you look at our strategy, America is committed to countering the threat from Iran,” he said. “We view it as the fundamental destabilizing force inside the Middle East, and we are determined to push back against that.”

He dismissed criticism of the deal with Turkey – which he said would “save lives” – and said that Israel has nothing to worry about, that America would stand by the Jewish state in the event of future conflicts.

“There is no risk of that,” Pompeo said. “There are decades of history that would support my statement, and I know that there are two and a half, and almost three, years of this administration that would support that statement as well… This relationship is strong, deep and growing, and in a position that reflects the historically important ties between our two countries for all the reasons we know: the value sets we share, and the common security interests and burden that we both jointly share.”

He reminded that following the September 14th attack on Aramco’s oil infrastructure in Saudi Arabia, the US immediately send troops to assist in protecting the country from further aggression that was blamed on Iran.

“We will flow additional forces and resources into the kingdom of Saudi Arabia in a very significant way in the next handful of weeks, aimed at deterring Iranian aggression,” he said. “We have made significant commitments to counter the threat, not only the threat to Israel but to the Middle East and the world that emanates from the ayatollah and his fellow clerics and kleptocrats that are running that revolutionary regime.”

He also partook in some usual fearmongering, saying the US took the Iran threat very seriously, and the Islamic Republic could potentially carry out an attack similar to the one in Saudi Arabia, but this time against Israel.

“I always take the Iranians at their word,” he said. “They have said that they would like to wipe Israel off the face of the earth, and I think it is reasonable to think that the Iranians would contemplate an attack on Israel… We should not suggest that this is mere bluster or threat, but they are engaged in activity that creates risk certainly for Israel, but we have seen what they did in Saudi Arabia and we’ve seen what they are doing today in Yemen, and we watch the activities they are engaged in Syria and the Shia militias in Iraq. This is a serious threat.”

And, yes, he takes the Iranians at their word, except when they say they had nothing to do with something they were blamed for.

It should be noted that Benjamin Netanyahu is pushing for increased funding for the military in recent weeks, and growing the Iranian threat narrative is potentially a sure way of achieving such a feat.

Mike Pompeo: Israel Has Fundamental Right To Bomb Any Place Across Middle East

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In recent weeks, Pompeo’s been going around saying some rather interesting and absurd things.

On October 15th, media focused on a recent speech he made, calling himself a “Christian leader” and also being dubbed as such on the US State Department website.

“I keep a Bible open on my desk, and I try every morning to try and get in a little bit of time with the Book,” Pompeo said, describing how the texts sacred to Christians influences his disposition, engagement with others and decisions. “We should all remember that we are imperfect servants serving a perfect God who constantly forgives us each and every day.”

A full transcript of his speech, with captions of when the audience laughs at him can be found on the State Department website.

He laments the difficulties, but also the positives of being a “Christian leader,” in addition to the absurdity of the claim itself.

It furthermore shows a rather chronic condition of the state of US foreign and internal policy. It shows that many of the officials in the Trump administration attract much greater importance to themselves and their presumed “mission” than common sense would dictate.

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  • BMWA1

    What a fat git!

  • EveryoneIsBiased

    AND BEFORE COMING TO BIBI, HE WAS WITH ERDOGAN MAKING THE DEAL.
    Go figure.

    So now its plain to see i was RIGHT all along, and got downvoted to shit by those here who thought that Erdogan could be trusted and would follow some plan by Putin.
    He played everyone, and now with NATO and israel backing will not be intimidated by Russia, let alone Assad.
    Thanks again to those of you that downvote others who are not as totally blind as yourself.

  • John

    It is hard to read more than a sentence or two form Secretary Pompeo. With his logic it is fine then, if Syria launches a heavy salvo of ballistic missiles at Israel. Everything is cool as long as they and their friends (useful idiots) don’t feel the heat. My take folks.

    • Ceasar Polar

      IsraHellis are scared shitless, they are losing sleep over Hezbollah’s military power. They know for a fact now, that they cant destroy hezbollah, and hezbollah know this, so they know hezbollah is bond to switch from defense to offense one day or another, and that makes them cry like babies because they know that day will cause the end of occupied Palestine, and Palestine will be returned.
      I have met one israHelli lately, he admitted not being able to sleep (i was shocked that meme was actually true), i told him you know General of the north Amir Barrat is dead by the Hezbollah fire on his MRAP just to make him panick a bit more. Also told him one thing for sure, never an israHelli in the occupied Palestine can ever sleep in peace till the end of times.

      • John

        Hello Ceasar. Yes, there is real panic now. Posters I had tangled with, who basically told me I was anything negative imaginable, are almost dead silent now. Mossad and the IDF blew it. There is no way back for them as the game is over.

        I try not to take joy in this but, am more focused on the actual threat to ordinary people in Israel. Like my fellow countrymen in the US, there are great barriers, obstacles erected by those in power, to keep the truth from shining through to the common folk. It was a long and difficult effort for me to arrive at the vista of things I now possess.

        If I had to bet on anything, it is that now the realization that there is nothing but, a wall in front, left and right ……. with only fire behind the leadership of countries like the US, Israel, UAE, KSA, ect …….. there is now a chance that something better may come. There is almost no confidence that it will but, I hope it comes about. Good tidings to you Ceasar.

        • Ceasar Polar

          Good tidings to you too mate. Let’s all pray for a better world, for world without massonic/zionist agenda, but a world with an agenda for the betterment of ManKind, prosperity for all, and constant peace.
          The biggest threat we all facing is that the enemy is still printing our Money! And when that happen we are still slaves until we take the printing machine from them and announce the return of Gold Standards world wide!

    • EveryoneIsBiased

      Assad has already declared, that war with Israel is not on his agenda, and has stated to “leave this for future generation”.
      Though he has supported and build up local resistance on the Golan, and this will be how Golan will be recovered, not ballistic missiles or other direct attack on Israel, which would only give Bibi the pretext to bomb Syria back into the stone age (Putin has also numerous times said, that he would defend Syria in such a case, and also vowed to defend Israel if its existence is threatened).
      Only local insurgency is realistic in the Golan, and Assad is wise enough to go that route.

      • Pave Way IV

        The Golan had about 140,000 Syrians living in it fifty years ago before the Six Day War. Israeli troops forced displacement of over 130,000 Syrians along with all the 20,000 Palestinian refugees living there. Evidence of the Israeli atrocity can be seen on Google satellite imagery – the ruins of tens-of-thousands of houses and farms are obvious. There will be no local insurgency.

        The population of Golan today is maybe 50,000, with most being illegal Israeli settlers. The rest are unarmed Druze concentrated in their villages in the foothills of Mt. Hebron. There are no ‘locals’ left to form any resistance. The former residents of the Golan two generations later now number around a half-million poor, scattered around southwest Syria. Many still live in refugee camps. Syria, itself, needs to retake the stolen Golan.

      • John

        One way or another, it will leave the hands of Israel. Only a matter of time.

  • Ceasar Polar

    That is the World’s index for corruption:
    When you have a US secretary of State going to a stolen land’s chief of Thugs/terrorists that kills/abducts/jail children on broad day light and official paper work, and arming those terrorist thugs with billions of tax-payers money you know for sure that we live in a corrupt planete, with corrupt leaders sitting on top of us.
    That is why the World have enough the US, the West, their zionist alliance will cause their demise.

  • verner

    I suppose that if that is the message he conveys, he makes himself personally liable for the war crimes the illegal settlers in palestine might commit and thus I guess anyone can take a potshot at the idiot when they see him – you know at 600 yards in the cross hairs of a sniper’s rifle.

    otherwise he’s been invisible since trump had the guts to fire his brother in crimes, mad hatter bolton, and probably been sitting on his fat hands to avoid the same fate as bolton. guess further that his trip to palestine and the squatters might not be on behalf of trump but on behalf of the mic/deepstate/fic to calm him down.

    israel is the loser in the middle east if and when the war in syria is laid to rest and trump, although his son in law is in thick with netanyahu, has a sober view on israel and seems reluctant to let the unhinged states of A’s doings be directed by the thieving and murdering scum presently occupying palestine, and that is despite his son in law, jared kushner, prime slime scum.

  • zman

    Just gotta love PompAss and his recital (again) of the most often repeated lie told for the last 20+ years. “Iran wants to wipe Israel of the face of the Earth’…never was said. PompAss is one of those fundamentalist evangelicals who ignore the teachings of Jesus in every way, while claiming to be a Christian…a true Zionist. He probably has a golden calf hidden under his desk.

  • Assad must stay (gr8rambino)

    And who or what gives israel that right? If they give it to themselves then I guess every other country can give themselves the right to bomb anywhere as well. God I cannot wait for this fatass to resign or be fired

    • Xoli Xoli

      Blondi tweeter captain the main spokeman is going to fire him soon.Because he doesn’t finished a meeting without living bad poo smell every to minute.

      You know is a very clean guy he doesn’t like shithole nonsense.

  • russ

    Pomp-ass says… ““If you look at our strategy, America is committed to countering the
    threat from Iran,” he said. “We view it as the fundamental destabilizing
    force inside the Middle East, and we are determined to push back
    against that.””…Iran is the greatest destabilizing force on US created chaos. That really means a stabilizing force and that’s un-American…

  • “MIKE POMPEO: ISRAEL HAS FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT TO BOMB ANY PLACE ACROSS MIDDLE EAST”

    Simply unbelievable that anyone would say such a thing.

    Much less someone in so high and influential a position. And much less still someone bragging about how much of a Christian he is.

    But I think it an excellent measure of just how debased American politics have become.

    The statement ranks right up there with Hillary Clinton’s hysterical outburst about Tulsi Gabbard and Jill Stein being “Russian assets.”

    Given the nonstop rush of conflicting, rude and violent statements coming from Donald Trump and the sickly stream of lies from Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren, you just have to shake your head and wonder why the press even bothers to report most of what American politicians say today.

    Past wild claims about “fake news” really seem to recede into tameness compared with the actual public words major American political figures now openly offer.

  • alejandro casalegno

    They do…………becouse they CAN DO………..Lebanon. Syria (countless times), Iraq…………response??

    Hezbollah two Kornets…………..only when the arabs fight back this will stop.

    • Ceasar Polar

      2 Kornets —-> 1 dead Generals
      God we need a meme for this one!

  • Saso Mange

    Let’s say that Syria bombs Israel. Does Syria have the same right too? They even have legitimate case here, to answer Israeli aggression.

    Lying hypocrites!

  • JustPassingThrough

    this guy’s definition of christianity is psychopathic.
    we just do what we want and our perfectly mfg. god will protect us.
    problem is a lot of people are as braindead as he is.

  • smertzakrov

    an immoral people require immoral leaders that believe evil is virtue

    • Tommy Jensen

      The goldcalf.

  • R PLobo

    All may not be what it seems – Pompeo is playing the crowd.

    “Our administration’s been very clear,” he said. “Israel has the fundamental right to engage in activity that ensures the security of its people. It’s at the very core of what nation-states not only have the right to do, but an obligation to do.”

    Pompeo has reinforced the US position consistent with zionazis gangster policy – however, he spoke the words in a deliberate manner. A speech that is not just for internal zionazis consumption but also as a statement that underlines the fact that the US is no longer able or is unwilling to fight the zionazis’ wars.

    The message is that you can do what you like and suffer the consequences – after all nation states have the responsibility for their own nation.

    The end of the road has come for the zionazis dreams of the greater entity and world control – clearly the power of the occultists is on the wane. Iranian threats are just talk to keep the war profiteers going – the geo-political reality is that the zionazis are now f88ked. No longer is the US goy machine able to fight their bankster wars. – who else is there if the US bails?…the Russians? the Chinese?…maybe they can hire the Kurds or the KSA proxies.

    The casino pimp is now rolling all the hebrew whales and there is nothing they can do. Next stop liberated Palestine.

  • AM Hants

    What do the people of the MIddle East think and why does President Putin have so much respect, over in the Middle East? Must admit, to thoroughly enjoying the Veteran’s Today article.

    Controversial: Why Do Russians Always Win?… https://www.veteranstoday.com/2019/10/20/exclusive-why-do-russians-always-win/

    • Tommy Jensen

      We won, don’t you make any mistake about that. America always win because we are a winner nation.
      We raised our heroine production and export in Afghanistan from 300 ton to 9000 ton.
      We took over Iraq and its oilfields and strategic position for good.
      We took over all Ukraines Bank gold and oil/gas industry plus Russias weapon factories in Ukraine.
      Poland are begging America to invade them more every day.

      Tell me one place where Russia won? Chechnya. All right.
      Russia can keep Chechnya, a place filled with suppressed gays. We don’t want that shithole.

      • AM Hants

        You won what?

        Let’s go to war, but, not declare war, have no UN authority and no invite to come and invade. Kill millions, and leave even more with life changing disabilities. Spend $trillions of tax payers money, without their permission. Remember, never declared war, yet, the tax payer is still financing war (19 years peace in total since 4 July 1776). In the old days, you did not declare yourself a winner of a battle, by, pillaging the natural resources of the nation.

        I wonder how many are waiting for the day that somebody turns up in the US, with their Forces, stating that they want to fight, because they do not like the US President. Plus, the need the natural resources of the US. No other reason, just, to pillage the nation and a dislike for the President. I do not wish that for the people of the US, but, would love to see how Washington DC reacts, should that happen.

      • BMWA1

        But there are no gays in Chechnya!

        • Xoli Xoli

          There some from Britain who operated as advisers during Chechen war. Brittain world’s number one exporters of gays as diamond experts and Jaquar petroleum hijackers.

      • Xoli Xoli

        If you can change the first statement from winners to destruction nation.Then with your honesty you are right.It is good to acknowledge the reality sometimes.I dont despite all your Honest statements besides the top one.

      • US NAVY REVERT SHIA
  • Tommy Jensen

    Also an American! An American also has the right to bomb everywhere on the earth to defend his country and his natural security.

  • JPS

    Pompeo is a Zionist traitor, he is not loyal the United States, but to a foreign lobby.

  • Xoli Xoli

    Iran,Syria, Hisbollah and other Middle East countries have the same right to defend themself against cross border illegal attacks of Israel .Every Israel missiles launched points will be monitor and destroy.

  • Xoli Xoli

    Pompeo is war instigator who were hiding behind evil infected joystick Bolton .

  • Xoli Xoli

    All statements made by fat bafoon hamburger boy Pompeo is a embarrassment for big country like USA with brilliant politicians like Ocasio,Omar,Tlaib and many more.

    Every body knows Pompeo is racist warmonger. All his war are plan against only Muslims and arabs in order to wipe them out with Israel Jesus Christ the Messiah killers.

  • Kemal Büyük

    So Israel has fundemental right to defend its borders, while Turkish Republic doesnt have that right? What makes them think this way? LOL.