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Pompeo Lies, Cheats, and Steals – LewRockwell

Posted by M. C. on May 3, 2019

Also, denying a country income ultimately hurts ordinary people much more than it does those who make the decisions. One recalls the famous Madeleine Albright line about killing 500,000 Iraqi children through malnutrition and disease brought about by sanctions as “being worth it.”

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2019/05/phil-giraldi/pompeo-lies-cheats-and-steals-but-hes-still-a-good-christian/

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recently recounted to an audience at Texas A&M University that when he was head of the Central Intelligence Agency he was responsible for “lying, cheating and stealing” to benefit the United States. “Like we had entire training courses. It reminds you of the glory of the American experiment.”

The Secretary made the comment with a grin, noting that when he was a cadet at West Point he subscribed to the Academy honor code, which stated that “You will not lie, cheat, or steal or tolerate those who do.” The largely student audience clearly appreciated and irony and laughed and applauded, though it is not clear what they made of the “glory of the American experiment.” The normally humorless Pompeo was suggesting ironically that yesterday’s Pompeo would be required to turn today’s Pompeo into the appropriate authorities for lying and also conniving at high crimes and misdemeanors while at the Agency…

Pompeo has personally assured both the Venezuelans and Iranians that “all options are on the table,” while also arming the Ukrainians and warning the Russians to get out of Caracas or else face the consequences. And it is a good thing that he has now learned how to lie as he does so when he keeps insisting that the Iranians are the leading state sponsors of terrorism or that the Saudis are fighting a just war in Yemen.

And then there is the ethical dimension. Read the rest of this entry »

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EconomicPolicyJournal.com: The Big Time Lying to the American People By George H.W. Bush

Posted by M. C. on December 6, 2018

http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2018/12/the-big-time-lying-to-american-people.html

That was really a strange eulogy of George H.W. Bush given yesterday by former Wyoming Sen. Alan Simpson.

Simpson actually praised Bush for lying to the American people when he raised taxes: Read the rest of this entry »

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Liars Lying About Nearly Everything, by Philip Giraldi – The Unz Review

Posted by M. C. on April 11, 2018

We already know this. But if you need reminding, click the link.

Too much to summarize in a few pasted clips!

http://www.unz.com/pgiraldi/liars-lying-about-nearly-everything-2/

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Things Must Be Serious, Everyone’s Lying | Gold Goats ‘n Guns

Posted by M. C. on March 19, 2018

https://tomluongo.me/2018/03/18/things-must-be-serious-everyones-lying/

TOM LUONGO

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker had a moment of clarity once.  He famously said, “When things get serious, you have to lie.”

Given the state of affairs in his beloved European Union right now Mr. Juncker and company are doing a lot of lying.

It is rare in politics to get that kind of honesty from a politician, especially one currently in office.  But, Juncker’s statement shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone who is even a semi-serious political observer.

It’s why I find it funny that the Democrats and Antifa-Left get so bent out of shape when Donald Trump exaggerates or outright lies.  To him lying’s a tactic.  Catching Donald Trump in a falsehood is like trying to ladle water with a sieve.

So, by the Juncker Maxim, things must be getting very serious because the amount and type of lies being thrown around by people who are supposed to know better have been staggering.

To the point that Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said, “I simply don’t have any normal terms left to describe all this.”… Read the rest of this entry »

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Lying, Spying, and Hiding – LewRockwell

Posted by M. C. on February 1, 2018

personal courage (in congress?), patriotism (in -Israel first- Washington?), fidelity to the Constitution (considered a hindrance in Washington).  How many take it meaningfully and seriously? (seriously?)

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2018/02/andrew-p-napolitano/lying-spying-and-hiding/

…Where is the personal courage on the House Intelligence Committee? Where is the patriotism? Where is the fidelity to the Constitution? The government exists by our consent. It derives its powers from us. We have a right to know what it has done in our names, who broke our trust, who knew about it, who looked the other way and why and by whom all this was intentionally hidden until after Congress voted to expand FISA.

Everyone in government takes an oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution. How many take it meaningfully and seriously?

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