Mike Pompeo and His Misguided American Adventure

Recently it was revealed that the CIA had engaged in discussions with the Trump administration to kidnap and assassinate Julian Assange.

Beautiful.

That’s exactly what we expect out of our government.

That’s exactly what the Founding Fathers had intended.

A secret police force along the lines of the Sicherheitdienst in Nazi Germany is just what the doctor ordered.

I know I’ve been waiting for it.

For sure, Mike Pompeo, former CIA director and Harvard graduate at large is clamoring for it.

In fact, Mr. First in his Class at West Point came out just today and stated that the people in our government who released this information about kidnapping and assassinating Assange should be prosecuted.

For what?

Telling the truth?

Exposing criminality?

I thought they taught values at West Point.

Clearly not any that stick. Or maybe Pompeo was too interested in becoming first in his class in order to absorb a moral code.

Clearly Mike Pompeo doesn’t get it. He doesn’t have a clue as to what the American experiment is about.

That’s probably because Harvard Law school where Pompeo graduated didn’t teach him anything.

Our country was founded in order to escape the tyranny of Europe. Its checks, balances and separation of powers was a culmination of experience and thinking that took place over centuries.

It was designed to prevent a tyrant from assassinating people.

A free press is instrumental to that end.

Julian Assange is a hero because he provided that free press.

He did so because the New York Times and the Washington Post, two of the empire’s chief media organs, refused to do so.

Assange’s crime was to reveal the truth about the activities of our criminal elite.

It was Assange and WikiLeaks who revealed the video of the American helicopter personnel gunning down innocent civilians in Iraq in 2008.

He is twice the man that Mike Pompeo is.

Assange could have taken the easy way out in life.

He was clearly smart enough to join the empire, go along with the program and make his 15,000,000 per year – a course of action that Mike Pompeo champed at the bit to do.

But Assange didn’t.

He chose the hard road of sticking up for the aggrieved.

He risked the ire of the empire.

And for his efforts the empire and Mike Pompeo put a target on his back.

It is men of limited insight like Pompeo who are responsible for Assange sitting in a British prison today.

He sits there at the behest of Mike Pompeo and his Ivy League buddies who were embarrassed when Assange told Americans the truth.

We are still not sure what his crime is. The government is telling us that Assange provided computer expertise to help Chelsea Manning pilfer the revealed secrets from government computers.

Yet to date the government has provided no good evidence of that. Nor can it be concluded from conversations with Chelsea Manning that she was some country hick unable to figure out a computer. On the contrary, interviews with Chelsea Manning indicate that she was extremely tech savvy and thus able to access computers without the help of Assange.

Presumably then, given the weakness of the government’s case, Assange’s isolation in an Ecuadorian embassy and his subsequent imprisonment in Belmarsh prison is the punishment. What a neat trick that is. You use the legal process to convict and imprison someone without the actual trial. And you look good in the process.

Hmm, isn’t this why the Constitution was written?

Assange’s sixth amendment right to a speedy trial has been clearly violated.

That it does so falls on the deaf ears of Mike Pompeo.

Mike Pompeo doesn’t get it. It’s not Julian Assange who is a threat to the country; it’s Mike Pompeo.

That we live in a country with a CIA that contemplates kidnapping and assassination is chilling.

It is irrelevant that Assange was not assassinated.

We shouldn’t have to live in a country where assassination is discussed.

And we doubly shouldn’t have to live in a country where an individual can be legally detained forever.

But we do, and that is the crime.

Is this the kind of country we want?

Is this what Thomas Jefferson had in mind?

Is this what James Madison was contemplating?

Jefferson and Madison were practical men, but they were also Christians. Their Constitution which includes the Bill of Rights was rooted in Christianity.

What could be more antithetical to the spirit of the Founding Fathers and Christianity then contemplating the murder of Julian Assange.

Mike Pompeo should be ashamed of himself.

He’s no Christian, and neither are the CIA officers he once led.

Neither are they Americans.

They are the betrayers.

Sincerely,

Archer Crosley

Copyright 2021 Archer Crosley All Rights Reserved

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