New CIA Chief Was Excited About Attacking Syria’s Assad

Trump’s CIA Chief pick Rep. Mike Pompeo on the Syria crisis on Fox News in 2013. Pompeo called himself a “libertarian conservative” and said that is why he supports Congress authorizing an attack on Assad.

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    1. This is unwarranted negativity. Trump needs our positive support. Would you rather have World War Hillary? Then help Trump now by ending the alternate media war against him.

  1. The best pick.
    He’s just a “get along with the boss” guy.
    Basically CIA will be neutered with him, as TRUMP will call the shots and just pass along the info to the buss boy Pompeo.
    And if Trump cuts their budget and retire most of the CIA workforce, even better. That wall needs some funding, better to take it from CIA.

      1. As much as I like the idea of ‘you break it, you fix it’ I don’t really think we can fix that mess, and I don’t think anyone in the Pentagon or at Langely is interested in seeing them get reconstructed in a long term viable way because if they are viable States then they might threaten Israel, so if we are there, then there will always be some CIA clown throwing a wrench into the works.

        1. ” don’t think anyone in the Pentagon or at Langely is interested in
          seeing them get reconstructed in a long term viable way because if they
          are viable States then they might threaten Israel,”

          That’s exactly why the whole ME region was broken in the first place… it’s called Operation CleanBreak.

  2. Bashar Assad is a secular Alawite who is married to a British-born/raised Sunni. Both the husband and wife are highly intelligent – he is an ophthalmalogist and his wife has a degree in computer science and French literature and has worked as an investment banker. It’s an absolute travesty that the Pentagon, State Department and CIA have armed terrorists to destroy Syria just to get rid of Assad. If Pompeo still supports this, Trump is making a mistake hiring him. Russia supports Assad.

    Of course, Syria is allied with Hezbollah and the USG considers Hezbollah to be terrorist although that is actually not true. Hezbollah may have some terrorists among its members but the organization itself is primarily a Lebanese political party and militia group that defends Christians in Lebanon as well as Shia and other groups.

    I also want to know what kind of ties Pompeo, as a former defense contractor and oil equipment maker, has had with the Saudis, Qataris and other (Sunni) Gulf States. The Saudis have been buying weapons and influence in the US for four decades – even funding ‘think’ tanks like the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the Atlantic Council, Brookings, and the Middle East Institute. They also give money to US and British universities (and not because they are believers in education). The Qataris have invested heavily in bringing down Assad by supporting ISIS terrorists.

    It is possible that Iran might agree to stop making missiles capable of reaching Israel if only US arms makers would just stop selling arms to these Gulf States which threaten Iran. With the price of oil dropping, the Gulf States won’t be able to buy as much anyway.

    1. One of the more illuminating posts I’ve seen today. Wonder if the Dems will do their homework on him or give him a pass to allow continuing the game.

      1. I always point out to people on the issue of the war plans to destroy secular Syria that Syria has not done a thing to the American (or EU people for that matter) people and is in truth fighting the very same terrorists that we were told did 9/11 plus their new Goldstein, ISIS

    2. I’ve been banned at Infowars for pointing out some of the same stuff. If Trump appoints someone like Bolton to Secretary of State or Defense or someone like Jamie Dimon as Secretary of Treasury then we know we have been had.
      Pompeo has business ties to the Koch Brothers. He also co-authored the pro Monsant,pro GMO food labeling law. And of course we have Mr. Reefer Madness as the new AG. Good post.

  3. As I constantly point out to people, Syria is secular and has not done a thing to the American people. In truth if the orwellian War On Terror was legit and not bs, secular Syria, Iran, Orthodox Christian controlled Russia, Shia Iran, and the Lebanese militia, who helps to keep Lebanon secular, and has helped to stop the war criminals and their Clean Break war plans to engulf secular Lebanon in flames like they have done to Syria (and Iraq & Libya) would be our allies and those helping the terrorists Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE, Turkey & Israel (to varying degrees, and of course the CIA, & UK & French intelligence) would be our allies. Read 1984, and read it and reread it because we are living it

    1. I am curious as to what evidence there is for the contention that Syria is secular as opposed to the Syrian regime. At least as could conceivably be recognized in the attempt to paint such a picture for itself. Syrian society, much less to what that has morphed into clearly isn’t. The reading, reading it again and rereading of just one book and seeing the world to the prism it offers is a substantial part of a problem plaguing much of the world today.

      1. Syria being secular is an obvious. Go to the Barnabas Fund website and scroll through the articles, the large Christian community there, were being ethnically cleansed, taxed, beaten, raped and murdered by the Islamist terrorists that the US & co has been arming, and training. Nice and peaceful until the Iran Syria Operations Group launched their plans. Have a nice day!

        1. How exactly translates this ethnic cleansing of christians by muslims to secularism? Does not compute.

          1. You must be confused comrade, the muslims ethnically cleansing the large Christian and various other of the many ethnic and religious groups in secular Syria, are in large part from outside Syria and or armed and trained by the US, Qatar, UAE,Saudi Arabia, & Turkey to destroy secular Syria.

          2. The Syrian population pre-war consisted roughly out of 89% muslim, of which 75% sunni. Then also some 3% druzes. And a small 8% christians. What can be cut off from that 8% is a tiny sliver of jews.
            Atheists aren’t to be found for a while in a further expansion of the number of decimals in this scheme. But they do exist. And they are fighting for a secular Syria. They are doing this because it actually isn’t. They are very, very exceptional, preciously so.
            Syria is an islamic country, the average Syrian doesn’t even have a concept of there existing people in the world who do not believe in Allah. You just don’t question this. Islam appears to them as self-evident as can be. That’s what it means to live in an islamic country: islam is everywhere, always.

          3. wootendw has a nice post about secular Syria that is just a few posts above this. The worldwide Christian relief organization Barnabas Fund website has been documenting the ethnic cleansings, rapes, murders, assaults, and taxes by the Islamic terrorists from the Sunni Gulf Arab terrorist states called ISIS, which Hillary Clinton, VP Biden, and some top US Generals have revealed are financed, armed, trained by them, and the Al-Qaeda terrorist group who we were told was responsible for 9/11 and who Israel has been illegally helping, which should outrage the American people if more knew. So according to you, the Sunni wahabbi terrorists from ISIS & Al-Qaeda are fighting for a “secular Syria”. Secular Syria was peaceful until the Iran Syria Operation war criminals launched their Clean Break plans to “break” the Shia crescent. More and more people are becoming aware of the truth of the war plans to destroy secular Syria and the propaganda is not working any more. Goodbye

          4. You sound like a broken bandrecorder, regurgitating whatever daily feed on the interwebs you are exposing yourself to, but you are not making any sense. Stronger than that, less and less so, to the point of becoming unhinged altogether.

            How on earth can you get from my stating the facts about (pre-war) Syrian religious demographics to me saying wahhabi, IS and al Qaeda (presumably you mean al Nusra) fighting for a secular Syria? How absurd is that? And this where I explicitly stated that Syrian atheists did so, even though they constitute a minute, nearly undetectable, minority within Syrian society.

            There has not been any secular Syria. There was a regime that partly incorporated some token secularism into their doctrines as part of the Baathist ideology. And it had to be enforced on the predominantly Sunni Syrian population. Violently so. Or Syria would have been much more demonstratively theocratic in nature much earlier.

            With the democratization of Turkey you are seeing the same move to theocracy. This is the very nature of islam at work.

          5. Daily feed? You mean the Iran Syria Operations Group was on a daily feed? How come thats not common knowledge if it was on the “daily feed” as you say? As was pointed out to you, but your cognitive dissonance blocked, was the Barnabas Fund website had been covering your “Syrian atheists” in the beginning of ISOG operations, were ethnically cleansing Syrian Christian communities, burning their churches, murdering Christians, and even murdering Syrian Postal workers because they worked for the secular Syrian government! In addition, the secular Syrian government provides electricity and water to the numerous Christian churches in secular Syria. In addition secular Syria has the 2nd largest population of Christian in the Middle East, who are arguably the oldest. The Barnabas Fund website is a great resource tool to counter the bs from people like yourself. Soon I expect the SAA, Hezbollah, Iran, & Orthodox Christian Russia to exterminate everyone of these Saudi & Co backed “ISIS” & Al-Qaeda terrorists, and the American people thank them for that and now that Trump got elected, expect the Obama/Clinton/McCain/Graham’s terrorist arming & training program to end.

          6. You keep arguing against something I am not arguing for. But you are in for a rather large disappointment if you think Syria was ever secular or will ever be secular in your lifetime or several generations after and you’d wish it so.

          7. Your screen name “Mazzel Stof” is clearly a modification of “mazzeltof”. Thus I conclude you are Jewish. Consequently, it is almost certain — and your comments indicate as much — that you are biased by the Zionist Kool-Aid.

            There is no doubt that Syria is a majority Muslim country, and that Muslim values predominate. This, in much the same way that the US is a predominately Christian country where Christian values predominate. That’s not in dispute. But just as the US governmental tradition maintains a separation of church and state — a secularism at the government level — Baathism does the same.

            The dominant religious values of a nation undoubtedly “leak into” and influence the behaviors of government, composed as it is of humans who act in accord with those values when making decisions of state, but that is quite different from the state being overtly theocratic in nature.

            Your refusal to acknowledge these self-evident features of the Syrian state suggest that you are a Zionist seeking to demonize Syria as a Muslim enemy state.

            A cultish tribal loyalty for Israel and Zionism have forced your thinking into the distortions of reality necessary to justify to yourself the crimes of Zionism. Consequently, the secular nature of the Syrian regime, a good thing, must be discredited in order to maintain the notion: Syria=Muslim=evil.

            Try this instead: Israel=Zionist theocracy=geopolitical-crime-in-progress.

            I’m an American and a jew, but tribal loyalty cannot compel me to condone Jewish/Zionist crimes.

          8. Syria has been kept secular at all costs by force from a tiny secular political ruling minority from within the Alawite minority and it keeps the majority Sunni Muslims subjugated under a military/police dictatorship state. This secular state is something that Iran supports in Syria but not in Iran since Iran is well-known to be a Shia theocracy.

          9. It is interesting how hypocrite Iran is fighting for Assad’s secular Syria while there is no secular government in Iran but a religious theocracy. In other words, a religious Shia theocracy is acceptable in Shia majority Iran but the same is not acceptable in Sunni majority Syria.

          10. Just as open US borders are acceptable for Zionist Jewish Americans, but open borders for Israel is considered anti Semitic.

          11. Where do you get your scoop on what “Zionist Jewish Americans” as a group believe concerning anything other than Israel?

            And why are you only concerned with Jewish Zionists and not the far larger numbers of non-Jewish Zionists?

          12. Because Jewish Zionists are able to accuse anyone of anti Semitism who dares to disagree with them. And I am pretty certain that most liberal Jews are VERY hypocritical when it comes to their support for open borders in the US relative to their feelings about Israel’s racist immigration policy.

          13. Syrian secularism is a way in which the majority Arab Sunni Muslims are kept in a state of powerlessness in relation to their larger population numbers by Assad.

          14. I think you are just being contrarian..
            a simple visit to wiki will
            at least show that if there was a thing called moderate muslim..the
            Alawi ..an existentially threatened minority fit the bill. you will see
            them tolerant , having suffered enormous persecution at the hands of
            Suni and the Ottoman Turks.They dont pactice their faith
            openly..reminding one of the early xian days when they were forced
            underground and communicated secretly. I find it amazing Israel..itself a
            persecuted religion would promote the carnage in Syria by backing
            foreign armies of terrorist against these people. Like Ghadaffi an enemy
            then a favorite then an enemy..Assad was called by the IDF “their man
            in Damascus”
            wiki Alawites
            These are good and decent people a lot more tolerant than any of the other organized religions around them.

          15. You state I am contrarian, then spend the rest of your text trying to show the depth of the sectarian divisions in Syrian society and why therefore it is not in the least bit secular. You must either not understand words or arguments.

      2. Syria IS SECULAR. A secular society was created by the Baarthist party and its predecessors.

        This is why the Muslim Brotherhood and the Wahabists as well were so violently opposed to it..

        1. Dick100, I was coming to the conclusion that this Mazzel comrade was either a Hasbara Troll or a Project For a New (Zionist) American Century troll. Cheers my friend!

      3. You are right in that the Syrian regime is secular while most Syrian people are not secular but religious. The major religious group in Syria is Sunni Muslim (75%). In contrast, the Alawites of which Assad is one are around 10% of the population there.

        1. Thank you, yes that is the point. Because the original claim was that “Syria was secular.” And that morphed into Syrian society is secular as opposed the Syrian regime had some self-serving Ba’athist pseudo-secular policies. Under the regime there still was a wide system of Sharia-courts in place and the lives of normal people was centered around islam. And people were already segregated strictly around sectarian lines. Especially so in more rural areas or smaller cities.

  4. Mike Pompeo’s comment means he’s no more “libertarian conservative” than John ‘Bomb-Bomb’ McCain and Lindsey ‘the Fairy godmother’ Graham. What we have here is a Romasauce eating, Big Time policeman of the world, neocon. …………….. sharing

  5. This guy is smart enough to know that Pres. Trump is calling the shots and this position won’t work any longer.He made this statement in 2013. He was thoroughly vetted and if he puts one foot over the line, we all know the future President has no problems saying “you’re fired!”.

    1. You don’t hire people opposed to your stated policies. Especially ones who advocate the murder of Snowden and Assad and the further destruction of Syria. 500,000 dead so far! Do you want war with Russia?

      1. Of course I don’t want war. With Russian or anyone else for that matter. I know almost nothing about this guy but I do know probably more abut Mr. Trump than most folks and at this point I have to defer to his judgement. I’m sure his past and present philosophies about International relationships were a big part of the interview process in addition to reiterating Pres. Trump’s position on those loud and clear. I say give him a chance. Look on the bright side. He’s not a Jew.

  6. So how is overthrowing Assad and replacing him with chaos and Salafi jihadist in America’s interest? The US could easily turn Syria into a radioactive glass parking lot and Syria cannot do a thing. It cannot even control its own airspace. Also any libertarian that violates the non-aggression principle needs to turn in their libertarian card.

    1. It can now with over a dozen S-300 and S-400 SAM Battery’s deployed. Along with numerous aircraft. Overthrowing or killing Assad means war with Russia.

  7. When did the word “leadership” become to mean “raining violence everywhere”?
    What part of this guy is libertarian?

  8. your time has gone you nonsence warmonger,, it is not Iraq or Afghanistan this time it is Russia,,, putin will send you back to your moms womb

  9. Rep. Mike Pompeo claims to be libertarian leaning, and yet: “In February 2016, Pompeo said Snowden “should be brought back from Russia and given due process, and I think the proper outcome would be that he would be given a death sentence.”[36] Pompeo has advocated for rolling back post-Snowden surveillance reforms, saying “Congress should pass a law re-establishing collection of all metadata, and combining it with publicly available financial and lifestyle information into a comprehensive, searchable database. Legal and bureaucratic impediments to surveillance should be removed. That includes Presidential Policy Directive-28, which bestows privacy rights on foreigners and imposes burdensome requirements to justify data collection.”[37] -wiki

    sorry Mike. You’re just as fascist as GWBush, Barack Obama, and Hillary Clinton.

  10. Trump is draining the swamp from the wrong level(bottom). All the scum that float to the top remains!. And of course he and his GOP–aka the Greed & Oil Profiteers–party hacks are refilling the same swamp with even smellier revanchist gutter trash. In no time the new swamp will stink even more with clogged ideological filters. Guaranteed!

  11. Everyone relax… These appointees take the direction of Trump’s position. Pompeo may have praised regime change under some mental delusion in the past but he has been vetted and will be prepped to follow Trump’s positions. Also… Steve Bannon is the Trump whisperer.. which is very much anti-neocon and regime change.

  12. The election of Michael Aoun as President of secular Lebanon, who is a staunch ally of Hezbollah, is great news as that means Lebanon will be clearly against the AIPAC/Likud/NeoCon war plans to destroy secular Syria, and secular Lebanon. (and their planned WWIII gainst non-arab majority Shia Iran)

  13. Justin Raimondo is a hypocrite for vilifying Trump on Twitter. Let’s look at reality. Donald Trump has succeeded outrageously in many areas of life,
    sometimes against great odds. In his bid for the presidencey, he resisted all attempts to stop him by the overwhelmingly powerful Western financial and political establishment, an unprecedented feat in modern history. It is highly unlike his personal power will suddenly cease when he takes office. He will be the same man, facing and overcoming the same level of challenge from the entrenched elite that he met throughout the whole election process. Also bear in mind that Trump never claimed his goal was to end the rule of the establishment. So to say he will fail to end it is neither here nor there. Trump will no doubt use the establishment where it is beneficial to his stated goals (friendship with Russia, an end to regime change and US Policing of the world) and ignore it where it is not. That he aims to end the rule of the Western elite was assumed, perhaps falsely, by the rest of us because his most of his policies run counter to their interests. He himself is above direct conflict with any ideological group. His approach is pure pragmatism. I have no doubt he will succeed in bringing order to US foreign relations as well as to the government at home, just as he has brought order to his many large-scale magnificent construction projects. Trump is not just a deal-maker, he is a delegator par excellence. Like the head of an engineering project who hires talented technical people regardless of their personal opinions and then directs them effectively toward the end result, Trump is hiring talented people regardless of their relation to the establishment, and will direct them toward his own goals as stated to the American people. This is leadership. We are thinking small when we criticize him. He is thinking big.

    1. Yeah and whoever says his shit doesn’t smell like fresh daisies is a traitor. Probably a terrorist.

    2. I believe the phrase “drinking the Kool-Aid” was coined especially for people like you. Even Obama’s biggest fans are a little more grounded than you. Turning a born-wealthy bullshit artist who happened to enter the real estate business at the right time in NYC, took over the already existing family business and used bankruptcy laws that favor the rich to his advantage on multiple occasions, playing the ratings-obsessed modern media like the reality television star he is does not equal your rags to riches, protector of the common man, fighting the elitist hordes, morally and ethically above the fray point of view. I have to ask, was this a serious post, or are you paid to do this? If the latter, I’d dial it back a few notches, as it’s simply just not even believable that anyone would hold any other fallible human being in this high regard.

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