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LaRouche Activists Call Out Neocon Mike Pompeo: ‘Your Policies Have Led Us to Nuclear War’

Nov. 4, 2022 (EIRNS)—Two LaRouche movement members, Kynan Thistlethwaite and José Vega, intervened on former United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at an event for the William F. Buckley, Jr. Program at Yale University, sponsored by the Young America’s Foundation. In his speech Pompeo had remarked that an individual had described him as “the worst Secretary of State in American history,” which provoked Thistlethwaite to reply, “Yeah, and you’re right. You are the worst Secretary of State in history!” Thistlethwaite had stated that the Pompeo’s policies implemented had brought the U.S. to the brink of thermonuclear war with Russia and China, including the Jan. 3, 2020 assassination of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani in Iraq. Russian President Vladimir Putin had referred to the assassination at the Valdai Discussion Club on Oct. 27, demonstrating the Anglosphere has “no scruples about anything they do” while proclaiming the moral authority of their rules-based order.

After security took Thistlethwaite out, Vega stood up after and shouted at Pompeo that he should be in jail for his treatment of Australian journalist Julian Assange, and for the thousands of dead children in Syria and the Middle East which Pompeo caused through brutal interventions and sanctions. “You are no different than Obama,” Vega charged, “You are no different than Bush. You’re the exact same apparatus.” Their friend, Ben Smith, who recorded the intervention, spoke up next, calling Pompeo “the swamp monster Donald Trump was trying to purge.” Pompeo responded to the protesters that the murder of Soleimani and other genocidal interventions he supervised in Syria had “saved countless lives.”

Reporters of Yale Daily News, reached out to Vega about the purpose of the intervention, despite his not being a Yale student. Vega replied that he views himself as a citizen foremost, with the responsibility to call out evil when he sees it. “People like [Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez] and Ilhan Omar are on the same side as Mike Pompeo” on the NATO war in Ukraine, Vega said. “It’s up to the students of Yale to stand up right now and stop us from going into nuclear war.”

The video is available on Vega’s Twitter account and has been retweeted by prominent figures, including Max Blumenthal, Sabrina Salvati, Stef Zamorano, MintPress News, The People’s Party, and Don’t Extradite Assange (DEA), the official U.K. campaign to stop the extradition of journalist Assange.

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