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Kiron Skinner Organizing for Permanent War against Iran

Jan. 11, 2020 (EIRNS)—Kiron Skinner, the “Clash of Civilizations” racist who was Mike Pompeo’s Director of State’s Office of Policy Planning for a year, told Fox Business News on Jan. 3, following Gen. Qasem Soleimani’s assassination, that the Trump Administration now needs to carry out a “maximum diplomacy” campaign.

For what purpose? To persuade U.S. international allies “that they must join us in potential kinetic activity [i.e., military] against Iran,” and to explain to the American people “that we’re in a long war with Iran”—a war, she said in her next breath, that has already “been going on for 40 years!”

Over the past few days, she has been arguing that it is fine for Congress to insist on a new Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) against Iran, because then the Congress and the Executive could act in unified fashion to continue that 40-year-war into the indefinite future.

While at the State Department, Skinner, a George Shultz protégé, headed up two of Pompeo’s personal projects: elaborating a containment strategy for China and developing a new “human rights” strategy. She gained notoriety in April 2019 when, in describing how to combat “the long-term threat” presented to the United States by China, she called People’s Republic, the first “great power competitor that is not Caucasian.” Skinner is now a regular Fox News commentator, while heading Carnegie Mellon’s Center for International Relations and Politics.

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