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Mon Jan 13, 2020, 09:26 PM

Pompeo says killing of Suleimani is part of 'bigger strategy' to deter US foes


Comments by US secretary of state – which also apply to Russia and China – contradict earlier assertion that the general posed imminent threat to US

Guardian staff and agencies
Mon 13 Jan 2020 21.10 EST

The US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, has said Qassem Suleimani was killed as part of a broader strategy of deterring challenges by US foes that also applies to China and Russia, further diluting the assertion that the senior Iranian general was targeted because he was plotting imminent attacks on US assets.

In his speech at Stanford University’s Hoover Institute, Pompeo made no mention of the threat of imminent attacks planned by Suleimani. It only was in response to a question that he repeated his earlier assertion that pre-empting such plots was the reason for the 3 January US drone strike on Iran’s second most powerful official.

His speech, The Restoration of Deterrence: The Iranian Example, focused on what he called a Trump administration strategy to establish “real deterrence” against Iran following earlier Republican and Democratic policies that encouraged Tehran’s “malign activity”.

Democratic and some Republican lawmakers have challenged the administration over the self-defence rationale supported by undisclosed intelligence over imminent attacks. US president Donald Trump has said the potential targets included four US embassies.

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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jan/14/pompeo-says-killing-of-suleimani-is-part-of-bigger-strategy-to-deter-us-foes

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Reply Pompeo says killing of Suleimani is part of 'bigger strategy' to deter US foes (Original post)
Judi Lynn Jan 13 OP
OAITW r.2.0 Jan 13 #1
C_U_L8R Jan 13 #2
Frustratedlady Jan 13 #3
marble falls Jan 14 #9
atreides1 Jan 13 #4
czarjak Jan 13 #5
Ghost Dog Jan 14 #7
BeckyDem Jan 13 #6
marble falls Jan 14 #8

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 09:32 PM

1. That cartoon says it all.

We are led by the deaf,dumb, and blind.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 09:37 PM

2. Murder is quite a deterrent

but is a short sighted strategy.
Those in charge of atrocities don't end well.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 09:55 PM

3. What is this, a baker's dozen in excuses? Sheesh!

What explanations I've heard from Pompeo have been filled with lies and side-stepping of issues. He has to be the most irritating government official of the Trump administration, and that's quite an achievement considering the competition.

Am I wrong in the belief that he (and his wife) were building toward achieving POTUS and FLOTUS, one day? Really?

Whatever he is paid is too much.

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Response to Frustratedlady (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 12:14 PM

9. They're going to toss out as many as they can hoping something will ...

stick to the wall: the politics of desperation.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 09:55 PM

4. Really???

The Russians have been murdering people outside of their borders and making it look like accidents for years...

Pompeo may just end up a target himself...or maybe the Russians or the Chinese will start with Miller, just to send a message...

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 10:15 PM

5. "Bigger strategy"?

Translation: Dominionists believe that by starting WWIII, that will nudge Jesus to come on down. What have you got to lose, indeed.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 11:14 PM

6. I am sick and tired of Republican wackos.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 12:11 PM

8. Our bigger strategy is to boot you guys out and jail as many of you as we can.

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