By Jacob G. Hornberger
July 18, 2019 "Information
Clearing House" -
In a tiff over whether
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his delegation would be
permitted to enter the United States as part of a meeting of the United Nations
and over whether they would be free to travel freely around New York City, US
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told a whopper, one that might have even
embarrassed Pinocchio. Expressing a desire to be invited to appear on Iranian
television, Pompeo said that
he would tell Iranians that “we care deeply about them, that we’re supportive of
the Iranian people, that we understand that the revolutionary theocracy is not
acting in a way that is in their best interest.”
Why, that’s just a lie, a plain old, downright, old-fashioned lie.
When Pompeo is using the pronoun “we,” he is referring to US officials. And the fact is that US officials, from President Trump on down, couldn’t care less about the well-being of the Iranian people. All that US officials care about is re-installing a pro-US dictatorship in Iran, no different from that of the Shah, who US officials made Iran’s brutal dictator in 1953.
After all, look at the US sanctions on Iran. They target the Iranian people for economic impoverishment and even death. The idea is that if the US government can squeeze the life out of the Iranian people, they will rise up in a violent revolution against the ruling regime and replace it with one that is acceptable to US officials.
There is no maximum limit on the impoverishment or death toll that would cause US officials to lift their sanctions. That is, even if sanctions were causing thousands of people to die every week from starvation, illness, or plane crashes owing to the sanctions, US officials would not lift the sanctions. No price in terms of suffering or death of the Iranian people could be high enough to cause US officials to cease and desist.
Moreover, even though a violent revolution would cost the lives of thousands of Iranians, US officials couldn’t care less. All that matters to them is regime change. If thousands of Iranians have to be sacrificed for that goal, so be it.
How in the world can such a cruel and brutal policy be reconciled with Pompeo’s claim that he and his cohorts “care deeply” about the Iranian people? It can’t be. It’s a flat-out lie.
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