In the history of mankind, many republics have risen, have flourished for a less or greater time, and then have fallen because their citizens lost the power of governing themselves and thereby of governing their state. TR

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Pompeo seeks international coalition to counter China

The Trump administration is the first that has taken the threat from China seriously. The Chinese communists are not just ruling inflicting tyranny at home, they are seeking to expand their influence overseas. They want economic and then military control over countries around the world in an effort that will eventually deny the United States allies and markets. We have no choice but to oppose

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Pompeo Echoes Trump: Iran Will Never Have a Nuclear Weapon

That’s fine. Are you ready to back that up? Iran will also never give up its quest to gain a nuclear weapon. The deal with Barack Obama was a tactic to eventually legitimize its quest, since the deal expires, and provide more time for research, missile development, and so forth. All while cheating. In the end, it will take the U.S. and Israeli military, or

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Pompeo Says Israeli Settlements are Not Illegal

A totally different attitude than the Obama administration. Were Hillary Clinton elected president, Israel would be under extraordinary pressure over its settlements, as it was during the final days of Barack Obama. And if a Democrat is elected in 2020, particularly Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders, then whether you are waiting for the Messiah’s first or second coming, you’d better hope it happens soon, because

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Pompeo Suggests He Will Run for President in 2024

Mike Pompeo is one of President Trump’s closest aides. If you’ve noticed from the schedules, the president is constantly having lunch with him or hosting him for a meeting. It would not be surprising if he might eventually be able to wrangle Trump’s endorsement, assuming he can stay on Trump’s good side. Which is not a beginner’s trick. According to the Washington Examiner: Secretary of

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Pompeo Cancels Meeting with Merkel Due to “Pressing Issues”

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

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Bad Idea Developing: Trump Administration Vows Military Action to Help Guaido

So this Venezuela thing is starting to move toward a point of no return as President Trump’s own advisors seek to box him in and force military action in Venezuela. Both Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security Advisor John Bolton made statements Wednesday that put U.S. credibility on the line, saying military force would be used if necessary. They both went beyond the

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Video || Pompeo Warns Caravan Participants They Will Not Enter the U.S.

From remarks Tuesday at the State Department: To those who want to come here: Come here legally. Legal immigration is the surest way to obtain the better life you are looking for here in the United States of America. From a security standpoint, there is no proper accounting of who these individuals in the caravan are, and this poses an unacceptable security risk to the

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Pompeo Blasts Kerry’s “Unseemly” Undermining of Trump’s Foreign Policy

What happened to all the talk about the Logan Act, now that Democrats are conducting foreign policy as private citizens? From the Logan Act: Any citizen of the United States, wherever he may be, who, without authority of the United States, directly or indirectly commences or carries on any correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government or any officer or agent thereof, with intent to

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IAEA Report: North Korea Engaged in “Further Development” Of Nuclear Program

In a newly released report, the International Atomic Energy Agency states that North Korea is continuing and expanding its nuclear program even as President Trump maintains that his outreach to Pyongyang is a success. From the report, which uses the term DPRK for Democratic Peoples’ Republic of Korea, the formal name of North Korea: The continuation and further development of the DPRK’s nuclear programme and

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Tillerson Out as Secretary of State; Trump to Nominate Pompeo

President Trump has ousted Secretary of State Tillerson, saying Tuesday that he will replace him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo. Gina Haspel, a longtime CIA official and currently the deputy director, will be nominated to become CIA director. She would be the first woman to do so. Both Pompeo and Haspel must be confirmed by Congress. Trump announced the move via Twitter. Mike Pompeo, Director of the

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