Global Times Rips Pompeo as a Threat to World Peace
June 25, 2019 (EIRNS)—The lead editorial in the Chinese Communist Party’s Global Times today is a no-holds-barred attack on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, clearly pinning the blame for the current threat of war on Pompeo, for undermining Trump’s intentions. Some quotes:
“Washington stands at a critical juncture as it redesigns the national strategy blueprint within a Cold War framework. The highest-ranking U.S. diplomat has single-handedly activated an outdated mindset, smashing it to the point of climax.... Pompeo also has turned the U.S. State Department into a strategic headquarters used to antagonize the international community. By provoking conflict between countries who have unique differences, Pompeo has done nothing but threaten world peace.
“During his visits to other nations, Pompeo has bad-mouthed and tried to suppress China, Russia, and Iran. His offensive remarks on China have destroyed the past China-U.S. diplomatic language that was enjoyed for decades, preferring to use negligent words from his personal arsenal.”
The editorial calls Pompeo the lead “bully” in the attempt to destroy Huawei and in the attack on China’s effort to counter terrorism peacefully in Xinjiang.
“His outspoken opinions on the recent events in Hong Kong was more of a Rubicon River crossing than someone who was just merely speaking their mind. Rather than adhere to a big power game like his predecessors, Pompeo has transformed himself into an anti-China flag on two legs....
“Pompeo is not only disrupting China, Russia, and Iran, but also damaging the interests of other countries. His words and actions have jinxed the very notion of 21st-century peace....
“Pompeo has continued to push the U.S. toward the flames of confrontation when dealing with major foreign powers. He has not helped Trump achieve earlier campaign promises, and on the contrary, he is making it difficult for the U.S. President to keep them....
“Pompeo’s words are by no means an accurate consensus of the U.S. public who also want to enjoy a harmonious existence. By making volatile claims against China look reasonable, Pompeo has turned himself into a cheerleader of hatred, who uses slander and vitriol for pompoms.
“Having a secretary of state of this caliber is a tragedy of U.S. politics and the sorrow of international politics. The world needs to be exposed to the damage Pompeo has brought to humankind’s peaceful existence. His destructive power should not be tolerated because of his title. He has repeatedly crushed diplomacy’s constructive role while ignoring opportunities to ease international conflicts. He is a stain upon the professional honor of diplomacy. The global diplomatic community should detest his actions and join together in a crusade against him.”