Category Archives: Mike Pompeo

One Year Ago — US Media Brand William Binney a “Crackpot” & “Conspiracy Theorist”

“Without Bill Binney, there would be no Ed Snowden.” Edward Snowden “You may wish to ask CIA Director Mike Pompeo what he knows about this. Our own lengthy intelligence community experience suggests that it is possible that neither former CIA Director … Continue reading

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo — “US Government Determined to Change the Behavior of Ayatollah Khomeini”

“Today, Secretary Mnuchin and I will discuss one of the many lines of effort to achieve these fundamental changes in the Iranian regime’s behavior as directed by the President. While important, these economic sanctions are just a part of the … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — CIA Director Pompeo Compares Iran To ISIS

“For unlike ISIS and its mirage of a caliphate, Iran is a powerful nation-state that remains the world’s largest state-sponsor of terrorism. The Islamic Republic is Iran’s version of what the caliphate ought to look like under the control of … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — CIA Director Pompeo Delivers Opening Keynote at 2017 Conference on Ethos and Profession of Intelligence

“As a large government organization, eliminating barriers to action is a never-ending challenge for us, one that most of my predecessors faced as well. Porter Goss, who’s serving on one of our panels today, noted the problem during his tenure … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — New York Times vs. CIA : “An Old Debate Wrapped in New Clothes”

“Because it’s a military operation, I don’t think we can completely treat the people who run it purely as intelligence operatives. It moves into a different realm in the discussion as far as I’m concerned. It’s not like you’re exposing … Continue reading

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US Political Analyst : Pompeo Represents US Deep State; Seeks to Undermine Trump

“You know this term ‘deep state’ has been thrown around. I’ll say this. The employees who worked with me at the CIA nearly uniformly were aimed at achieving the president’s objectives and America’s objectives.” Mike Pompeo — US Secretary of … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — CIA Director Blames “Worship of Edward Snowden” for Rise in Leaks

“In some ways, I do think [leaking has] accelerated. I think there is a phenomenon, the worship of Edward Snowden, and those who steal American secrets for the purpose of self-aggrandizement or money or for whatever their motivation may be, … Continue reading

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Will Trump Target Iran? [UPDATE]

“I would not have made [the Iran Nuclear Agreement], but we will not get a great deal out of ending it now.” Henry Kissinger — Former U.S. Secretary of State “President Obama’s approach has bought Israeli more time than any military strike … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — The True Story of Dr A. Q. Khan’s Nuclear Black Market

“Our accomplishments generally remain classified, but a few special ones are known to the world.” CIA Director Mike Pompeo “There have been only two kinds of CIA secret operations: the ones that are widely known to have failed—usually because of … Continue reading

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CIA — Gina Haspel Assumes Role of Acting Director

“I want to extend my sincere congratulations to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and I look forward to working with him and the rest of President Trump’s national security team.” Gina Haspel — CIA Acting Director (April 26 2018) April … Continue reading

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