Well now, that’s bad. You don’t cancel a meeting with someone like Angela Merkel unless some serious schmidt is going to hit the fan, or is at least in danger of doing so.
According to CNN:
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo abruptly canceled a scheduled trip to Germany where he was planning to meet with Chancellor Angela Merkel “due to pressing issues,” the State Department said early Tuesday.
No specific reason was given for the cancellation. The press pool traveling with Pompeo has not been told where they are going next, and have been warned they may not be able to report from the country they are going to until after they leave.
“Unfortunately, we must reschedule the Berlin meetings due to pressing issues. We look forward to rescheduling this important set of meetings. The Secretary looks forward to being in Berlin soon,” State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said, according to the press pool traveling with Pompeo.
He’s probably headed to Iraq. But either way, we are in danger of war now with either Iran or Venezuela. We’re squeezing the Iranians hard, so we shouldn’t be surprised if they strike.
I hope that White House has thought through the end game here, because if we’re seeking regime change, the regime is not going to change without a major fight.