Michael Richard Pompeo, Secretary of States, United States of America, has quite a bio. A former Army officer, he was also Director of the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency), USA. Says a lot, that, considering all the war crimes that is the bread and butter of Washington.
That’s not all, however. Pompeo is a BIG FAN of coercive interrogation tactics (the sanitized term for ‘torture’), in particular the CIA’s Rendition, Detention and Interrogation (RDI) program, as well as mass surveillance practices. In addition to exercising ‘RDI tactics’ on them Pompeo has supported prolonged and indefinite detention without charge or trial at Guantanamo Bay.
He’s a known racist, misogynist and homophobic.
But, he’s the US Secretary of State. He’s recently powwowed with counterparts from India, Japan and Australia about their shared angst vis-a-vis China. He’s planning a visit to Sri Lanka.
And here’s a briefing note, briefly put:
Dear Mike, Your rep here, Alaiana B Teplitz, shot her mouth regarding China recently and was duly taken to task by the representatives of that country. She’s desperately trying to salvage a career that’s been hampered by her inability to arm-twist Sri Lanka into ceding key elements of sovereignty.
If China is the bugbear, well then make note of the fact that the ‘bad-guys’ are putting their money where their mouths are and whatever strings there are, are actually visible. That’s a tip, by the way. Your history is known putha (that, by the way, means ‘son’ and you can interpret the interjection as you will). So if you are thinking of tossing in rubbish related to what your government has referred to as ‘a cesspool of political bias,’ think again. There is political bias, as you know, and historically it’s amounted essentially to ‘Washington’s Will.’ Another story. Later, over a nice cup of tea, perhaps.
Someone said Teplitz needs a dictionary. Maybe you are bringing her a copy of the latest edition of the American Heritage Dictionary. There’s probably one in her office, but there’s nothing like a personal copy is there? Would look nice on a bedside table.
You too should be careful with words. ‘Friend,’ for example, is one that will not excite anyone. Also, you can look forward to a lot of missives from us. There’s so much to tell you, Mike.
It’s unbelievable, really.
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