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by Stephen Lendman

Interviewed by the Washington Free Beacon, CIA director Mike Pompeo mentioned lots of nonexistent threats, ignoring a real one in Washington – the greatest menace to everyone everywhere.

He lied saying whether Russians or Soviets, they threaten America, “trying to shape world public opinion through a whole host of means – some overt, some less so.”

“That threat is going to be constant. We have an obligation to push back, defeat it, to work to make it painful for them so that they’ll reduce the magnitude of what they’re doing.”

Fact: Most important is challenging US aggression, its rage for global dominance, its support for ISIS and other terrorist groups, its CIA, FBI, NSA Big Brother spying and imperial menace to everyone.

Pompeo: “The Russians are aggressive. By the way, so are the Chinese, so are the Iranians, the North Koreans. The list is long.”

Fact: Long indeed – America, NATO, Israel and their rogue partners in high crimes the real threat to humanity, not nations Pompeo mentioned.

Asked what are the more longer-term threats, he lied citing North Korea threatening no one, terrorist groups America created and supports – “near term…those two (nonexistent) at the top.”

Pompeo: “I think China presents probably the most…well it’s hard to pick between China, Russia and Iran to be honest with you. I guess if I had to pick one with a nose above the others, I’d probably pick China.”

“They have a real economy that they have built, unlike Russia that lives and dies on how many barrels of oil they can pluck out of the ground. And Iran that is similarly very single sector derivative and not to the scale of China population wise.”

“I think China has the capacity to present the greatest rivalry to American of any of those over the medium and long term.”

Russia’s economy is based on much more than oil and vodka. China is an economic powerhouse, the world’s second largest economy, heading to become number one in the years ahead – a disturbing situation for Pompeo and other extremists in Washington.

Russia and Iran have good long-term economic prospects. America’s economy works only for its privileged class, most others left out, struggling daily to get by.

Pompeo: China is “trying either to steal our stuff or make sure they can defeat it. And most often both.”

America tries stealing everyone’s “stuff.” NSA’s mission is “getting it all,” spying virtually everywhere for political, economic and military advantage.

Pompeo: Russia represents a “decades-old challenge for America.” So does Iran, he claimed. Both countries threaten no one.

They seek cooperative relations with all other nations. Washington’s agenda is polar opposite.

Its rage for unchallenged global dominance risks unthinkable nuclear war – humanity’s survival up for grabs if launched.

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Stephen Lendman
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Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.