Secretary Pompeo remarks at the Heritage Foundation President’s Club Meeting

Secretary Pompeo remarks at the Heritage Foundation President’s Club Meeting

SECRETARY POMPEO: Thank you all. Thank you. Well, good morning, everyone. So I’ve got a prepared speech, and then
I got some thoughts. (Laughter.) And I’ll mix them in this morning. I want to thank Kay and the entire leadership
team at Heritage for having me here this morning. We were talking backstage about the gala tonight,
and I reminded them that I’d been to the gala a number of times when I was a member
of Congress. This is an important institution here in Washington,
D.C., delivering on behalf of America, and I value it, and this administration values
it, and I know so many leaders all across the United States Government value it as well. And it’s also great to be here. Everybody remembers the Bob Dylan song, “Shelter
from the Storm.” It’s good to be with you all. (Laughter.) And I know there are a bunch of friends here,
too, that – people that I’ve known an awfully long time who are here with us this
morning, too. I want to thank you all for supporting this
really important institution. Heritage has indeed schooled many generations
of free market believers in free societies. I was a trustee on a think tank back in Kansas
called the Kansas Public Policy Institute. We would read Heritage reports all the time
to try to make sure we were getting it right, and trying to get it right for the state of
Kansas in the same way you all here are doing that for Washington. The last time I had the privilege to speak
in front of a Heritage audience was in May of last year. I had been the Secretary of State for a number
of days. Yeah, I was already missing the CIA. It was a much quieter – (laughter) – much
less public space. Look, we had just pulled out of the Iran nuclear
deal. I’d laid out 12 conditions, including that
Iran end its ballistic missile program, release U.S. hostages, stop financing terrorism – radical
stuff, crazy. Stop taking hostages and shooting people in
Europe. The Washington Post ran a headline that said,
“Mike Pompeo gives a silly speech on Iran.” The New York Times similarly reported, quote,
“In Hardline Speech, Pompeo Criticizes Iran’s Behavior.” That was actually partly true. (Laughter.) I was criticizing their behavior. There’s much more hardline. And you’ve seen that. Now, compare that to the headline from the
Heritage org that ran the same day, which says, quote, “Pompeo Stands Up for the Iranian
People in a Major Speech.” And in fact, if you go back and look at the
remarks, that’s what I was attempting to do. (Applause.) And, indeed, I say that – that’s the tone
for what I want to talk about today. We were standing up there for the Iranian
people. Thank you for getting it right. Thank you for helping me tell the story that
sometimes doesn’t get told in other places. That was my first speech – my first major
speech as the Secretary of State. And as I said, that central idea, that animating
principle that we laid out there about doing our best to help the Iranian people be successful,
I think it set the stage for the work that I’ve done what is now in this last year
and a half. It also set the stage for the way that we’ve
tried to conduct foreign policy. I’ve continued to deliver tough messages
that recognize a set of basic facts about the way the world is, because we can’t achieve
good policy unless we recognize the reality of what’s going on with the ground. It’s what Vice President Pence did last
week when he and I traveled to Ankara, and I’m sure we’ll talk about the situation
there when I sit down with Kim. As with Iran, you’ve probably heard one
version of that story. But the story that didn’t get told begins
with the truth that our administration inherited a mess in Syria. The previous administration had allowed the
caliphate to take root in – not only in Syria, but in western Iraq, approaching the
outward parts of Erbil. It was the Trump administration, with the
help of the SDF fighters and 70 nations that built a coalition – something that never
gets talked about – the work that we did to build out that team united around the destruction
of the caliphate in Syria and Iraq was important and effective. Kurdish forces there, the Arab fighters that
were part of the SDF were great warriors. We also are mindful that our NATO ally Turkey
has legitimate security concerns there. Indeed, the United States has designated the
PKK as terrorists for an awfully long time. We take those concerns seriously. And so we were working, the State Department
in the lead, along with our brethren at the Department of Defense, to build out a safe
zone in the region, to try to mediate between the two. President Trump warned Turkey not to invade. Sadly, they conducted the incursion. And when President Erdogan went ahead, he
sent a diplomatic team to try and avert disaster. You’ll see here in just a few hours the
120-hour window will arrive. I’ll talk more about the status, but some
progress has certainly been made. The truth was – the truth was that it was
not in Turkey’s interest as a NATO ally to continue with that incursion. The truth was that our invasion set back our
shared fight against ISIS. We think now we’re in a better place. The truth was that President Trump was prepared
to cause and raise costs for Turkey in the event that they continued their incursion. So the President used America’s economic
might, our economic power, to avoid a kinetic conflict with a NATO ally. And as President Trump tweeted that very day,
“There needed to be some tough love in order to get it done.” (Applause.) It is a complicated story to be sure. The success of the outcome there is not yet
fully determined. But it’s a microcosm of what we do every
day as the Department of State and I do as America’s chief diplomat. My responsibility, for a start, is to help
countries see the world for what it is. And there’s no shortage of truth to be told. The truth is that Iran is the aggressor, not
the aggrieved. The truth is that China is a strategic competitor
at best that uses coercion and corruption as its tools of statecraft. (Applause.) The truth is that we can’t rely on failed
strategies to convince Chairman Kim to give up his nuclear weapons; there’s still much
work to be done. And the truth is that we won’t achieve peace
and reconciliation in Afghanistan without every party at the table. The truth is, too, that restoring democracy
in Venezuela is in our hemisphere’s interest and we should expend considerable effort to
achieve that. (Applause.) And the truth is that every nation has a responsibility
to share the burden of these global mission sets to achieve security around the world. (Applause.) I know the Vice President’s going to talk
about that more tonight, but delivering these messages – and many others – sometimes
isn’t fun. I sat in a very cold room in Brussels that
was colder after my speech than before it. (Laughter.) It certainly hasn’t made me popular with
the talking heads. You can just google “Pompeo” and read
all about it. (Laughter.) But I must say, as I stand before you today,
I’m confident that we are succeeding and we’re awakening the world to these very
threats that I just outlined, and more too. So today, I want to just tell a little bit
of the story myself. It begins with showing up, like we did last
week in Turkey. I’ve been to some 55 countries now, and
many of which were passed over by my predecessors. I’ve been to Latin America six times, a
place in the Western Hemisphere that had been too long neglected by senior leaders in our
government. I’ve been to Colombia and Peru and to Ecuador
and Paraguay and to Brazil. I’ll be back down to South America in just
a couple weeks with the President in Chile. I went to Finland in May to bring real truth
about what’s going on in the Arctic, about Chinese and Russian land grabs and militarization
in that region. And I traveled not just to Australia, India,
and Thailand to present our vision for a free and open Indo-Pacific, but I also had the
opportunity to be the first Secretary of State in history to go to Micronesia, and when there,
I talked about the important interests that the Micronesian people have in ensuring that
China is something about which they are fully aware. I had the good joy to go to Hungary and Slovakia
and to Iceland and to Montenegro, all of which hadn’t had a Secretary of State visit in
way too long. And then I traveled for the first time as
the Secretary of State, because it’s the first time it was possible to travel, to North
Macedonia, a pro-America stronghold in the Balkans. I guess that the number of Americans that
know about this work is few and far between, and that’s okay. But the truth is the story about what the
Trump administration is doing needs to be told. That’s my job. It’s why I’m here today. It’s why I travel here domestically probably
more than many secretaries of state have done so, too. I think it’s important that the American
people get a chance to see what it is their taxpayer dollars are being used for by the
United States Department of State. But showing up only matters if you’re there
for a purpose and that you’re willing to tell the truth when it’s tough and that
you’ll continue to speak to them about things that are hard. It’s a lot of fun to go into a meeting and
tell them what they want to hear and talk about what great allies you are and toast
and cheer and compliment each other on the important work you’re doing together. It’s much more important to speak about
the things that are difficult, where there are disagreements and truths that need to
be told. We’ve apparently taking over the truth-telling
role from the NBA. (Laughter and applause.) Take – if you go back and look, too, I knew
when I was seven years old I was going to be in that league, and it’s just too bad. (Laughter.) Take Iran as a good example. I referenced this at the beginning. Ever since I gave that “silly” speech,
the conversation’s turned. Hundreds of private companies are on board
with our sanctions. There was this threat that European companies
would stay in Europe. I was told so many times, boy, American sanctions
alone won’t work. You should ask the ayatollah if that statement
is true. And after the regime bombed Saudi oil facilities,
Britain, France, Germany – the E3 – released a statement. They said that they believed it was clear
– quote, “clear to us that Iran bears responsibility for this attack… [and that]
the time has come for Iran to accept negotiation on a long-term framework for its nuclear programme.” That is a very different position than they
were in before American diplomacy began to put pressure on the Islamic Republic of Iran
and its corrupt, kleptocratic regime. (Applause.) The world is learning, too, that Iran responds
to strength, not supplication. Iran is only one chapter, too, in the story. Look at the way President Trump has changed
the global conversation on China or consider the numerous instances of American principles
returning to multilateral bodies, thanks in large to bold strategies of this administration. We’ve put together an enormous coalition
– I’m incredibly proud of Foreign Service officers of the State Department – put together
a coalition called the Lima Group, dedicating themselves to restoring democracy to Venezuela. Fifty-plus countries now recognized Juan Guaido
as the duly elected leader of the Venezuelan people. This was good, solid diplomatic work, hard
fought and done with the elan of the American State Department. We convinced ASEAN to declare its support
for sovereignty and a rules-based order in the Indo-Pacific as well. We’ve reconvened “the Quad” – the
security talks between Japan, Australia, India and the Untied States that had been dormant
for nine years. This will prove very important in the efforts
ahead, ensuring that China retains only its proper place in the world. And I’m very proud, too, we hosted more
than a hundred nations for the Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom, the largest
human rights conference ever held at the State Department ever. We’ve done it for two years running. (Applause.) It’s underreported. If you google the Trump administration and
human rights, you are unlikely to see MSNBC report on this amazing work that brought leaders
from all faiths to Washington, D.C. to talk about the critical nature of the fact that
this first freedom, this freedom we have in the United States of America, is powerful
and important, and sets the trajectory for nations all across the world. Just recently, 20 nations joined us at the
UN in a letter that claimed that abortion is in fact – is fact – and just – excuse
me – rejecting the claim that abortion is a human right. (Applause.) This is not to say it has been without cost,
that we’ve awakened every sleeping mind or snuffed out every fake news story. Far from it. And based on the news coverage that – when
I talk to folks back in Kansas where my – our friends are, our family is, our church is,
I talk to them. I don’t fault them. Sometimes they don’t have the story right. Sometimes they’ll not see that America is
in fact a force for good around the world. Our job is to make sure we tell that story,
and when I say “our” I mean mine and yours. Here’s the other story: A few weeks ago,
I had the opportunity to visit my ancestral home in a little town called Pacentro in Abruzzo. I know most of you are from there. (Laughter.) There are about a thousand people in Pacentro,
and there were 1,050 people on the street. It was a really great experience personally
to go back to where my grandfather was from. My dad never had the chance to get there. But I was walking these cobblestone streets,
and there were kids waving American flags. I’m not going to read the text to you; it’s
not politically correct. But there were people that had been on the
planet for a while grabbing my hands, local officials eager to welcome me. They wanted America to be present and to help
them, and they knew we were a force for good. This was incredibly representative of what
I see every day as I travel the world. All around the world people are happy to see
the American Secretary of State. They want to know that America’s there. They want us to forcefully advocate for the
things they know that they believe in or know that they ought to, and their government ought
to believe in. And I believe firmly that because we’re
doing this hard work of diplomacy, many of our friends and partners are beginning to
see the world with new eyes. For now, that’s the story. I’m confident that our record backs it up
– and that history will reflect that as well. I wish you all the best of luck. Thank you all for being here with me today,
and I look forward to taking some questions. May God bless Heritage, and God bless the
United States of America. (Applause.) MODERATOR: Ladies and gentlemen, joining the
Secretary on stage, Heritage’s Executive Vice President Kim Holmes. SECRETARY POMPEO: Thank you all. Thank you. MR HOLMES: Good morning, Mr. Secretary. SECRETARY POMPEO: Good morning. MR HOLMES: Good morning to all of you. It’s really a pleasure and honor to have
all of you here this morning. It’s an honor to have you as well, Mr. Secretary. We follow what you do very closely. We’re very proud to have you here this morning. And we only have a very little bit of time
and I want to use it as wisely and as efficiently as I can. So I’m going to launch into a couple of
questions. SECRETARY POMPEO: That sounds great. Thank you. I appreciate that. I’ll try and be efficient as well. MR HOLMES: Yeah, good. (Laughter.) And the first is – is that I have spent
the last couple of years, as I mentioned to you in passing just a minute ago, traveling
to Europe on a speaking tour, explaining to Europeans mostly what the Trump administration
is doing and also where America is heading in the world. And it’s the question I most often get:
Where is America heading in the world? Is this a new era that we’re in? Does the Trump administration’s foreign
policy represent a change from the past? If so, what’s new? And how is it adapting to the new conditions
and the new era that we are now in? SECRETARY POMPEO: Yeah. So I get this question in Europe too. MR HOLMES: I bet you do. SECRETARY POMPEO: And what I remind all the
leaders with whom I meet is that the West, for an awfully long time, since 9/11, has
spent an awful lot of resources on the counterterrorism fight. It was completely appropriate. We frankly have done this collectively incredibly
well. We should be proud of that and we should not
let our foot off the gas or our foot off the radical Islamic terrorists’ throat. But the challenges, the big challenges that
the world faces today, are different from that, or at least additive to that. And I remind them that a nation unprepared
to speak to their people candidly about the risk that their nation faces is a nation that
will ultimately succumb to those risks. And America will never let that happen. President Trump will never let that happen. You see it in not only defense budgets but
you see it in all of the elements of American power we’re bringing to bear. I remind every one of these countries that
without a strong economy, without free markets and economic growth and well-being, a nation’s
capacity is limited, not just their capacity to field an army or to fly an airplane, but
their capacity for the world to understand that this is a nation that has true ability
to impact outcomes. We see this all the time in how the United
States interacts economically. We use those economic tools to the benefit
of the American people, and I think to the benefit of the world, and I remind them of
that. So it has changed. The changes that have taken place in China
is something that the – all of us sat on for too long, didn’t do nearly enough. When I say all of us, I’m – served in
Congress for a handful of years. I didn’t do enough. But we now can see this very clearly, and
we see the challenges clearly, and we want the world, including Europe, to understand
these risks. It gets shorthanded – I guess the word “Huawei”
gets shouted a lot, but it’s so much bigger and deeper, and the challenges so much greater
than that. So we need to align collectively to ensure
that this idea that we’ve had as the central tenant of how the world will engage – there’ll
be a set of rules; there’ll be a set of standards; there’ll be free trade and free
commerce – all the central principles that animate what our founders talked about in
our Constitution need to undergird the world for the next century, for our kids and grandkids. And so in that sense, I think the Trump administration
has taken a very realistic view of the world, to call them like we see them, to push back
against those threats that are real. We’ve been restrained, too. I talked about this in some remarks I gave
at Claremont. We’ve recognized that we can’t be all
things everywhere, all the time. No nation has the capacity to deliver that. And that means not that you abandon the field,
but that you calibrate your resources to effectively address the relative risks. You do this in your business every single
day. We do it in our families every single day. We assign resources against problem sets to
match the threat. I think that is a – that those two things
undergird a set of changes that I think this administration has set in motion. But I am confident that the next administrations
will come into office and they’ll see these issues the same way because they’re right. And I’m confident that American policy will
go deliver American capabilities around the world to support our friends and allies and
continue to ensure that America has a next century that is as successful and prosperous
for our people. MR HOLMES: Do you think the old guard in Europe
is getting it? SECRETARY POMPEO: Do I think the old guard
in Europe is getting it? Europe’s a big place. (Laughter.) MR HOLMES: That’s why I asked. SECRETARY POMPEO: That was efficient. MR HOLMES: That was very efficient. (Laughter and applause.) Good. Mr. Secretary, you mentioned in your speech
the importance of religious liberty. Conservatives in this room – the Heritage
Foundation, certainly – believe in the importance of protecting, preserving, and advancing religious
liberty. But as you know, not every country around
the world values religious liberty the way we do, and it’s certainly – if you go
into international organizations like the United Nations, it is not valued as much as
we would like it to be. Can you say a little more about why this religious
liberty is so important to you and to the administration? And what is groundbreaking in the approach
that you’re taking? SECRETARY POMPEO: So I’ll start with – the
first question is about why it matters. Facts and data – there is correlation between
autonomy, human dignity, respect for every citizen, religious freedom as a component
of that, and successful governments, the capacity to have stability. And you can see nations that have more religious
liberty tend to view the world much closer to the way the United States views the world. So we have a selfish interest that’s wholly
apart from the human rights aspect of this, we have a geostrategic interest in expanding
religious freedom. Today, the data is that about 80 percent of
citizens of the world live in places where there is either no religious freedom or their
religious freedom is limited in some significant way. Our approach has been – and you can see
this in the remarks that nearly every Cabinet member gives; you can see it in the ministerials. We’ve invited from all around the world
of, goodness, nearly every faith to come to Washington to talk about this. And if you travel to visit a U.S. embassy
and meet someone on our team, an ambassador or whomever, I would have failed as a leader
if they don’t understand that this is a real priority for this administration. I think you’ll find that they all do. It’s deeply consistent with the way we’re
trying to deliver foreign policy around the world, too. We’ve done our best to call out the absence
of religious liberty in countries all across the world, even from our friends. If you read the Human Rights Report that we
put out every year, it is a compendium not just about religious freedom, but about human
rights violations around the world. It is this remarkable document – no other
country does this. We identify every single incident where we
found some violation of human rights. So we do it; we list our friends. They call me immediately and say, “What
the heck are you doing?” But it’s about creating a catalogue so that
the world will know where this is taking place. And we watch countries all across the world. They’re watching what we’re doing; they’re
watching how America does this. They’re watching how President Trump addresses
this set of issues. And I am convinced that the work we’re doing
will enhance religious freedom for millions and millions of people around the world. MR HOLMES: Thank you. (Applause.) One last question. And I know that in July the Commission for
Unalienable Rights was released. And I know this is a commission and a cause
that’s very important to you personally. It was – took some time to get it up and
running. Not everybody sees human rights and the tradition
of natural law and natural rights that you and I and the founders and many people in
this room do. Can you say a few words about why that commission
is so important, and also what’s new about it? SECRETARY POMPEO: So I personally have just
had this as something I’ve cared about for a long time, since I was a young soldier and
was studying just war theory and the central ideas about how human beings had an obligation
to interact with each other. It also rises – I’m an evangelical Christian
and so I see this in my faith life as well. But when I came to State Department, it became
very clear to me – and I had seen this in my time in Congress too – people throw around
the word “rights” an awful lot, and bad actors around the world couch their tragic
behavior, their evil behavior, in the language of “rights.” And then I watched the State Department not
have clarity with how it spoke about rights. There wasn’t a standard for how we were
going to think about that as we sent our – these amazing young Americans out to the field to
interact with their counterparts all across the world. I wanted to make sure that they had a grounding
in what were these rights, the ones that truly mattered and were real. And so I started thinking about this early
in my time. It took me too long to get going, but we’re
in a good place now. We’ll kick it off tomorrow with our first
public hearing and we’ll invite people – there’ll be those who just think we’re all wet. So be it. We’ll have a good, candid discussion. But the idea is to take and reground the rights
that we talk about in the traditions of America – what was in our Declaration of Independence
and our Constitution – and to take another look at them. We all know about the Human Rights Declaration
back from 1948. State Department was very involved in that. We want to go lay down with clarity not only
what these human rights are, these fundamental rights are, but from what it is they are derived,
how we got there, because we think that’s very important to understand as well. We’ll put out a document that I think will
be a true marker for the world to talk about human rights in the right way. When you see Venezuela get on the Human Rights
Council at the UN, it cries out for a re-examination of these fundamental first principles. And it’s not about policy, it’s about
understanding these first principles in a way that are consistent with the American
tradition, and that’s the mission set that I’ve asked the Unalienable Rights Commission
to engage. And we brought scholars from across the political
spectrum together. They’ll think, they’ll work, they’ll
talk, they’ll write, and we’ll see what comes forward. MR HOLMES: Mr. Secretary, thank you very much
for your time this morning. I understand that you get to go home to Kansas
for the first time – how many weeks? SECRETARY POMPEO: It’s been too long, yes. MR HOLMES: Too long. SECRETARY POMPEO: It’s been too long. MR HOLMES: Well, have a safe trip back. Thank you very much for coming this morning. Let’s welcome and thank the Secretary of
State Pompeo. SECRETARY POMPEO: Thank you, Kim. (Applause.)

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    God Bless You.

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  4. one thing I had never even considered until today is the real possibility that there was a real chance that the people who caused the trajedy in 1905 didn't know they had actually killed Jacob cox that day to. they with their limited surveillance capabilities at the time may have never realized he was still alive and there working on the project trying to prevent a disaster forced by demolitions upstream that were covered up by larger replacements like hoover that cover up even the shadows of what stood there previously. in our military exist an element of sabotage that even generals have no control over but are always trying to spot before it surfaces. the rogue command operations of the suicide bomber hidden in the shadows of the infantry. they aim to kill those who work side by side with them in secret attacking their own team from within the gates. they kill their neighbors in an attempt to punish them for crimes committed in the past they may have never even been witness to. those who put others on trial for the crimes they themselves committed alone are at depths of insanity that I don't understand. its why I don't hurt people. I don't know why anyone would want to, nobody wins . I don't see the point in senseless murder. I would never see it as powerful but as a result of one losing their own self control and losing the real power they had previously. I know I am a primary victim of those not aiming to kill me but to kill others and force me to watch others die that thought they were working with against me. they know that if they can get people to work against a man as good as me that they can then easily justify to themselves killing that person. because they know that I don't deserve enemies. that's why they try their hardest to keep it hidden that they are my true enemy as they continue to make others expose themselves as such while concealing the identity of those that in the end kill any and all that could lead me back to the source that wants to fool me into thinking they heroically saved me from a plot they themselves initiated and covered up by killing all those they recruited to their plot. they wont feel good about killing a man like me unless they can make me believe truly that they had worked so tirelessly to save my life that I should trust them as if they were just as good natured as I just am. but they just aren't. that's why they've still refused to help me, they just now realize im fully aware of their presence . they weren't as well hidden as they had convinced themselves. and now they know they've been exposed to those they've been trying to make me perceive as the interface attacking me. they I see are the pawn in a game that's not the best bet to play in as a pawn. theres only one king that values pawns more then bishops. it doesn't matter their color, their deaths are a trajedy even when they worked against my interest. I know if they knew the truth they wouldn't trust me to be to be such a fool that they could get away with robbing me. if they knew truly how dangerous it is to rob a man like me they would have reconsidered what was in their best interest. I don't save the lives of those who think robbing me is a good idea. I seal their coffins with my tears that they didn't have a clue who they were fucking with even after so many reveations that I hold the reigns of death and it rises at my command above any others . as I am truly just creator . and one who rides multiples unlike most who cross its path, a a im not an alcoholic though or an addict, I suffer more then that.

  5. Thank you, Secretary Pompeo, for your service to our country and our wonderful president. May the Father bless and keep you and your wonderful family.

  6. I want to make a comment or trying to suggest that. I think all the presidential candidates have to be investigated before start any postulate to avoid future complaints. Our current president is the most honest and sensitive person to drive our country. Please try to do something about to suggest that to the corresponding authority to consider all the candidates be investigated before they qualified for candidates. Iโ€™m sure that can help to the future. God bless America


  8. Isa needs mental health help. Is needs ti remove turkey from nato and get all us equipment from turkey as well. Turkey ignores us and lets russia run turkey . Turkey will let russia on f35 technology. Us needs new defense weapons fast . Us also needs new better fast missiles like yesterday. Us has let russia build its military for past 20 years while us military has sat back and watched. Turkey attacked kurds and russia steps in and barely ask turkey and makes a deal. Only way to save America is to leave middle east and kick turkey from nato and make a stand against russia . Must fight russia with a small war .

  9. I've followed the commentary for close to 20 years now. What your saying Mr Pompeo is a very complicated blend of coersion and good intent. I do believe America is a force for good in the world but it's also the cause of a lot of pain. The TRUTH is reflected in the pushback from the aggrieved and the cascade of consequence . Most of which I also sympathize with in thinking in retrospect, could there have been a better way? I think you were wrong to pull out of the JCPOA and caused America credibility deficit and I regret not moving forward with a trusted position than with the hard ball Israel's security seems to require. Trust building in the here in now is closer to my mindset than promise keeping and an allies desire for peace and retribution.
    Lines in the sand, your lima group and the new emerging markets pivot to Asia makes a complicated mix of geopolitical and socioeconomic stratagems to balance the world on new axises for the common good.

    What can we participate in and why?

  10. Amazing to see Pompeo without his head up Trumps ass or mouth on Trumps wang. This here is what a traitor looks like.

  11. China is like a contained soda bottle, it should not be aggravated. It can't be expected to wear a new shoes after it has been a communist based economy over a a long period.

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