When people like Pompeo the Pompous, fundamentalist to his core, are trusted with virtually blind levels of power this is what happens. That is why IGs, Independent IGs, are essential. People who believed that they are called by (their) god to ________ are usually dangerous when placed in a position of authority. Add personality disorders on top of that and you get a lot of US foreign policy. The price tag? About $740 billion/year if you don’t count the stuff that is hidden, the nation’s reputation, and of course, the lives of the innocents.
While OIG continues to favor release to the greatest extent possible, the privilege belongs to the Department and OIG is not in a position to overrule the assertion but must instead rely on the good faith of the Department.
Rely on the ‘good faith’ of Pompeo?
Both Pompeo and Trump are arms salesmen for the weapons industry as their predecessors were before them. Weapons kill innocent children, but they don’t give a damn about that. In fact I’ve heard Americans mostly of GOP conservative persuasion argue that it is necessary to reduce human population and that if we don’t do it someone else will. They argue it’s a natural cycle like the Nazis caused the deaths of millions of people, Idi Amin and Pol Pot. However what they totally fail to realize is that if capitalism didn’t exploit people to cause poverty and over population, if it allowed for fair distribution of wealth, human beings might have had a chance to get educated and control over population without resorting to wars and human despotic cruelty.
So now e have Reaguns, Olie North and company arms sales back in vogue.
Impeachable by the way.
Yes but calling out an egregious action without being able to hold the perpetrators accountable and removing them from office and the ability to continue this behavior ie making billions by selling killing machines is worthless. It is similar to a dog bite without teeth.
Bill Barr: Redactions R Us.
Oh!, to see the unredacted after January 2021, please, please, please…
Weapons are Americas product, and Obama Biden Clinton were no slouches at arming all sorts of bad people from bellicose countries, factions trying to overthrow democratic choices unfavorable to US exploitation, and local police forces. Democrats need to be held accountable for the same policies you would hold Republicans accountable for.
Some if not all of DT’s “Cabinet” quite likely don’t belong in the U.S.
The “emergency” was that they were hungry for their kickback from the Saudis.
Or comedian Eddy Izzards old joke about London’s Bobby’s
“Stop, or I’ll shout stop again!”
Top Democrat Says IG Report on Saudi Arms Deal ‘Deeply Damning’ for Pompeo
And what have the done about this so far? As far as I can see NOTHING. Why?
This article quotes Eliot Engel, who represents AIPAC, regarding foreign support of a ruthless Middle East “ally” to be used to commit crimes against humanity against neighboring peoples.
Completely oblivious to the irony or hypocrisy. Any difference between policies regarding support of Saudi Arabia and support of Israel stems from the fact that Congress is not (yet) unanimous in its opinion that Saudi Arabia is “the good guy” who should be allowed to kill and destroy as much as it wants.
We have the insane directing the process.
What will it take to change this course .
What would fast track our evolutionary process .
We must challenge our beliefs as the changes in behaviour we seek can only be changed through changing the beliefs.
The power of thought over action as thought produces action.Our species has not changed its basic beliefs about God and about Life -in millennia.
Our history just repeats itself .No one does anything inappropriate, given their model of the world.
Time for a new model.
What did one mirror say to the other mirror ?
“It’s all done with people .”
Beliefs create behaviours .
and they will go to mideast to help the leaders there declare war against the United States using those arms. Does that sound like a similar scenario?
It is possible, and also underscores the danger that we continue to place ourselves in by harboring them.
A lucid society would not let these people anywhere near the levers of government - which they’ve repeatedly told us they don’t like - let alone allow them to continue in their destructive roles.
whatabout … blah, blah, blah …
This particular case is about Pompeo and the Trump administration.
No, this particular case is an attempt to draw a distinction between the current administration and the 5 previous ones which doesn’t exist. It is propagandist bullshit. We don’t need a change in packaging, we need a change in policy, which is not on offer by the “resistance.”
How clever you are !!! tee hee
But I doubt that the joke is not longer relevant to today or is it?