michael pompeo will roast in hell forever

Pompeo Says He Wants to Defend Human Dignity. But He Is Selective
Brian Cloughley, Strategic Culture, Jul 14 2020

Pompeo at the State Dept, Jul 1 2020. Photo: Manuel Balce Ceneta/Reuters

In the past year there have been protests in Hong Kong that were aimed locally and at the Beijing government. There were two deaths: one of a student who fell from a high-rise car park, and one of 70 year-old man who was hit by a brick thrown by a black-clad protestor. To the disappointment and frustration of the Washington and the Pindo MSM, there were no other deaths, although the violence attracted extensive cover. Commenting on the protests, U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo declared:

We have the rule of law; China does not. We have free speech and embrace peaceful protest. They don’t.

On May 26, massive demonstrations began in Pindostan, following the death of a black man, George Floyd, who had been detained and treated appallingly by police in Minneapolis, Minnesota. As the BBC noted:

Mr Floyd’s death came shortly after the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor. Mr Arbery, 25, was shot on Feb 23 while jogging in Georgia, after residents said he resembled a burglary suspect. Breonna Taylor, 26, was a health worker who was shot eight times when police entered her flat in Kentucky.

The protests gathered strength, and police reaction was merciless. According to the NYT:

President Trump delivered an ultimatum to Minneapolis protesters on May 29 and suggested that the military could use armed force to suppress riots. On Twitter, Mr Trump called the protesters ‘thugs’ and said, ‘When the looting starts, the shooting starts.’

Next, the NYT reported:

Demonstrations continued across Pindostan on Sunday, Jun 1 as the nation braced for another gruelling night of unrest over police shootings and the death of George Floyd, amid growing concern that aggressive law enforcement tactics intended to impose order were instead inflaming tensions. Videos showed police officers in recent nights using batons, tear gas, pepper spray and rubber bullets on protesters, bystanders and journalists, often without warning or seemingly unprovoked. The footage, which has been shared widely online, highlighted the very complaints over police behaviour that have drawn protests in at least 75 cities across Pindostan.

Then Pompeo gave a media briefing about the State Dept’s Report on International Religious Freedom. Having finished castigating nation after nation for their behaviour, the meeting was opened to questions, whereupon a reporter inquired about the violent disturbances that had been taking place throughout the United States and asked Pompeo straightforwardly:

What is your opinion about the protests?

The inquiry was addressed to the person who is “the highest-ranking member of the cabinet, the third-highest official of the executive branch of the federal government of Pindostan,” and it is reasonable to expect that Pompeo would have answered as befitting the holder of such a nationally important office. The world waited to hear a definitive reply to this plain, simple but most important question. And it waited in vain, because State Dept spox Morgan Ortagus swiftly shut things down by interjecting:

That’s — that’ll be it. Thank you.

Pompeo, last year declared:

Pindostan is gravely concerned by the deepening political unrest and violence in Hong Kong. We call on Chief Executive Carrie Lam to promote accountability by supplementing the Independent Police Complains Council review with an independent investigation into the protest-related incidents.

Pompeo demonstrated his overwhelming concern about massive political unrest and police violence in Pindostan by saying:

Great. Thank you all.

On Apr 19, Pompeo condemned the arrest in Hong Kong of 15 people accused of being leaders of the riots, tweeting:

Politicised law enforcement is inconsistent with universal values of freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly.

Back in his own country it was reported:

Dozens of journalists covering anti-racism protests that have rocked Pindostan have reported being targeted by security forces using tear gas, rubber bullets and pepper spray.

There are many descriptions of Pompeo, but the performance described above brings one in particular to mind, and that is Hypocrite. It is not surprising that Pompeo is an long-time supporter of the Pindo prison camp at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, where the WaPo informs us:

There are 40 detainees left of an original total of 780. Of these, only two have been convicted by military commissions; seven others have been charged and face trial; three have been recommended for trial; and the rest have not been charged but have been deemed impossible to transfer out for security or other reasons. And so dozens of men still live in limbo.

It is difficult to believe that a democratic country such as Pindostan can deny any person’s right to justice in the classic sense of “the fair and equitable treatment of all individuals under the law.” Last October, Pompeo delivered a speech to the Pindo Association of Christian Counsellors during which he announced:

I need to be intentional, we each need to be intentional, about carving out time to pursue the mission of defending human dignity.

This is an admirable sentiment, but it does not in Pompeo’s Book extend to defending the human dignity of those incarcerated in Guantanamo prison camp. The NYT pointed out in April that for over fifteen years, Pindostan has been holding five men suspected of planning the 9-11 terrorist attacks, adding:

Rather than take the defendants to New York to trial after their captures in Pakistan in 2002 and 2003, Pindostan dispatched them to a secret network of prisons run overseas by the CIA … Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, accused of being the architect of the attacks, was waterboarded 183 times. All five defendants were brutalized, isolated and kept incommunicado.

Furthermore, in the WaPo Peter Jan Honigsberg, professor of law at the University of San Francisco, wrote:

26 of the 40 men remaining in the prison are considered “forever prisoners.” They cannot be tried because the evidence against them is either insufficient or unreliable, since it was obtained through torture. Yet, these men are also considered too dangerous to be released. They are likely to die in Guantanamo, never charged, never tried and never convicted.

There is not a shred of dignity, humanity or compassion to be detected in Faschingstein concerning this saga of savagery, and there has not been a word of concern from the warm-hearted Christian Mr Pompeo, he who announced on Jul 9:

We are about to release a State Dept report which will be an important restatement of how Pindostan thinks about human rights and our unalienable rights and our role, the Pindo role, in the world in preserving those rights for all people who are made in the image of God.

But Pompeo’s notion of ‘rights’ does not extend to inclusion of the journalists beaten up and shot at with rubber bullets by Pindo police, or the “forever prisoners” who were tortured by the CIA and now exist in forever squalor in an illegal concentration camp. Pompeo’s outlook on life can be described as selective, when it comes to supporting human dignity. Or perhaps it would be more appropriate to describe his attitude as being one of chronic hypocrisy.

One Comment

  1. PB
    Posted July 14, 2020 at 9:48 pm | Permalink

    Hell is gonna need a bigger oven.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.