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Pompeo, in London, Insults Chinese Communist Party as ‘Central Threat of Our Times’

Jan. 31, 2020 (EIRNS)—With British imperial interests deeply engaged in attempting to overthrow the elected President of the United States, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was in London Jan. 30 engaging in a lovefest with HM Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab. The two were at an event hosted by the Policy Exchange Group, which focused on the U.S.-British “special relationship” in the post-Brexit world. Pompeo gushed, “The previous [Obama] administration took a view that if the United Kingdom made this decision they’d be at the back of the line,” he said. “We intend to put the United Kingdom at the front of the line.”

He then held forth that central to the Anglo-American special relationship is the “Five Eyes” intelligence run by the U.K., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the U.S. “I saw the excellent work the GCHQ [Britain’s equivalent to the National Security Agency] did alongside our security folks in the communications space. We had operations we were running together,” Pompeo said at one point. “We had joint objectives that we worked together. We made sure that our systems were protected together.”

Pompeo then moved on to China, and flattery wasn’t in his discourse: “The Chinese Communist Party presents the central threat of our times.” He explained,

“It is an enormous economy to which the American economy is deeply tied. There is huge opportunity for us to do really great, creative, innovative business work between our two countries. But the Chinese Communist Party, under President Xi, has made clear that they have an agenda that is not always consistent with the very values that Dominic and I have been speaking about this morning.”

Whatever else the Anglo-Americans do, Pompeo went on, “we have to collectively—the West—ensure that the next century is governed by these Western democratic principles. And that will take a concerted effort not just by the United States but by all of those who love freedom and cherish democracy and the rule of law to ensure that that remains the predominant model for the world for the next century.”

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