Mike Pompeo

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(CIA Director, spook, lawyer, politician, solider)
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BornMichael Richard Pompeo
30 December 1963
Orange, California, U.S.
NationalityUS
Alma materUnited States Military Academy, Harvard University
Children1
SpouseSusan Pompeo
Member ofUS/House/Select Committee on Intelligence
Interests • Iran Nuclear Deal
• National Security
• CIA/Black Budget
PartyRepublican
Lawyer, US Secretary of State, CIA Director, friend & protegé of Mike Pence, advocated for the death penalty for Edward Snowden.

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In office
April 26, 2018 - 26 January 2021

Employment.png Director of the Central Intelligence Agency

In office
January 23, 2017 - April 26, 2018
DeputyGina Haspel

Mike Pompeo succeeded Rex Tillerson as US Secretary of State having been nominated by President Donald Trump in March 2018.[1] Mike Pompeo was confirmed by the US Senate on 26 April 2018, in a 57–42 vote[2][3][4] and was sworn in the same day.[5]

Background

Pompeo, graduated first in his class at West Point in 1986, with a major in mechanical engineering. His Army service included patrolling the Berlin Wall before it came down. On 18 November 2016, Breitbart News published "ten things you did not know about Rep. Mike Pompeo" where his upbringing was summarized by a 2011 profile of soldiers in Congress published by the Association of the United States Army. Pompeo is quoted as saying, “I still remember the first acronym I learned, BLUF: Bottom Line Up Front. I still try to communicate that way. No reason to dance around getting to the point.”

After finishing duty 1991, Pompeo went to Harvard. Pompeo worked as a lawyer in Washington D.C for several years, at the powerful law firm Williams & Connolly. Pompeo headed back to California, set up Thayer Aerospace where he became CEO, and started investments in the oil-business, becoming a consultant for associates such as the Koch Brothers.[6] Mike Pompeo was U.S. Representative for Kansas's 4th congressional district from 2011 to 2017. He is a member of the Tea Party movement within the Republican Party.[7][8]

CIA Director

Having served as a Kansas representative on the Republican National Committee, Mike Pompeo was selected by President-elect Donald Trump in November 2016 to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.[9]

“I was a cadet, what's the cadet motto at West Point? You will not lie, cheat or steal or tolerate those who do. I was the CIA director. We lied, we cheated, we stole. We had entire training courses. It reminds you of the glory of the American experiment.”
Mike Pompeo (April 2019)  [10]


Syria

In July 2017, Ludwig De Braeckeleer on Intel Today alleged that the then CIA Director was obviously lying when he said that he had assembled “a couple hundred folks at the Agency” in order to solve the Khan Sheikhun chemical attack in less than 24 hours. Mike Pompeo had said in a speech:

"I’ve now spent six months nearly working for President Trump. He is a demanding customer, and frankly, we like it that way. It shows he depends on us and values what we do. Let me give you a brief example to illustrate that point.
"Back in April one afternoon, I got a call from the president. He wants to talk about some disturbing images that he saw coming in from Syria. I’m sure you saw many of them yourselves, scenes of innocent civilians writhing in agony, the apparent victims of chemical weapon attacks. The president had a very direct message for me. He wanted to know exactly what had happened and he wants to know quickly. So, we assembled a crack team — a couple hundred folks at the Agency — to begin to diagnose and understand what had taken place. They began piecing together evidence, working closely with some outstanding partners from across the Intelligence Community.
"The next day the president called the cabinet together. Then he turned to me and asked what we had learned. Several of us shared what we now knew. I told them that the intelligence community had concluded that chemical weapons had indeed been used in the attack and launched by the Syrian regime."

De Braekeleer commented:

"As soon as I heard that part of the speech, I felt something was wrong: ‘You can’t produce a baby in one month by getting nine women pregnant.’
"And you sure cannot produce a complex intelligence report in less than 24 hours by assembling 200 analysts…"[11]

Pompeo was succeeded by Gina Haspel in 2018, Pompeo himself becoming US Secretary of State.

Khashoggi

In October 2018, Pompeo, said neither he or the Saudi government want to discuss the facts when asked whether missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi is alive or dead. Pompeo was speaking to reporters before a meeting with Turkey's president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

 

A Quote by Mike Pompeo

PageQuoteDate
"Biological weapon/Terrorism"“This is not about retribution,... This matter is going forward — we are in a live exercise here to get this right.” To which president Trump retorted “you should have told us2020

 

Event Participated in

EventStartEndLocation(s)Description
Bilderberg/201930 May 20192 June 2019Switzerland
Montreux
Hotel Montreux Palace
The 67th Bilderberg Meeting

 

Related Documents

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:Outside In: The Trump Administration’s Plan to Remake the Middle EastArticle10 October 2018Ted SniderBenjamin Netanyahu refers to his doctrine as Outside In: first you pacify the Outside and ally with the Sunni Arab states (Egypt and Saudi Arabia) outside of Israel, then, in exchange, you extract a peace plan out of them that you then impose Inside on a Palestine now devoid of allies and leave it helpless to hold out against a peace plan forced on the Palestinians by Donald Trump.
Document:The Broader View Reveals the Ugliest of Prospectsblog post17 June 2019Craig MurrayI find it hard to believe that I live in times where Julian Assange suffers as he does for telling the truth, where a dedicated anti-racist like Jeremy Corbyn is subjected to daily false accusations of racism and to US and security service backed efforts to thwart his democratic prospects, where the most laughable false flag is paraded to move us towards war with Iran, and where there is no semblance of a genuinely independent media.
Document:The Gulf of Credibilityblog post14 June 2019Craig MurrayThat Iran would target a Japanese ship and a friendly Russian crewed ship is a ludicrous allegation
Document:The plot to keep Corbyn out of powerblog post3 July 2019Jonathan CookThe weaponisation of anti-semitism against Corbyn has become so normal that, even while I was writing this post, a new nadir was reached. Jeremy Hunt, the foreign secretary who hopes to defeat Boris Johnson in the upcoming Tory leadership race, as good as accused Corbyn of being a new Hitler, a man who as prime minister might allow Jews to be exterminated, just as occurred in the Nazi death camps.
Document:Trump targets Corbyn in UK election interventionArticle2 November 2019Laura TiernanDonald Trump’s interview shows that Mike Pompeo’s threatened “push back” is far advanced. If Trump is willing to make such anti-democratic public pronouncements against the leader of Her Majesty’s opposition, what are they discussing—and preparing—behind the scenes?
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References

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  5. Fox, Lauren; Walsh, Deirdre; Koran, Laura (April 26, 2018). "Mike Pompeo sworn in as Trump's second secretary of state". CNN. Retrieved April 26, 2018.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css has no content.
  6. "Ten things you did not know about Rep. Mike Pompeo"
  7. Profile, nationalreview.com; accessed October 21, 2015.
  8. "Senator Roberts survives Tea Party challenge", foxnews.com; accessed October 21, 2015.
  9. Office of the President Elect and of the Vice President Elect. "President-Elect Donald J. Trump Selects U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions for Attorney General, Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn as Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs and U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency". Press release. https://www.greatagain.gov/news/president-elect-donald-j-trump-selects-us-senator-jeff-sessions-attorney-general-lt-gen-michael.html. Retrieved 2016-11-18. 
  10. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPt-zXn05ac Texas A&M University, Mike Pompeo
  11. "Former CIA Director Mike Morell: 'CIA Needs Help and Time to Understand Saudi Missing Journalist Case.' Where is Pompeo Crack Team?"