“What’s the cadet motto at West Point? You will not lie, cheat, or steal, or tolerate those who do. I was the CIA director. We lied, we cheated, we stole. It’s – it was like – we had entire training courses. It reminds you of the glory of the American experiment.”
Former CIA Director Mike Pompeo — Texas A&M University (April 15, 2019)
“And ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.”
“Beware that, when fighting monsters, you yourself do not become a monster… for when you gaze long into the abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”
April 15 2020 — On this day one year ago, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo participated in a Q&A discussion at Texas A&M University. Pompeo could not resist telling his audience how proud he is to have served as Director of the CIA. Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_Today
As you read this post, I would like you to keep in mind that U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is now urging China to tell the truth about the Coronavirus pandemic.
According to Pompeo, Beijing’s delay in sharing information about the virus has created risks to people worldwide that had “truly put thousands of lives at risk.”
“My concern is that this cover-up, this disinformation that the Chinese Communist Party is engaged in, is still denying the world the information it needs so that we can prevent further cases or something like this from recurring again,” Pompeo stated on March 25 2020.
I am glad that Pompeo has finally realised that lies kill people. Better late than never. But I am not entirely sure that Pompeo is the best person to point the finger at the Chinese disinformation programme.
Texas A&M University – College Station, Texas (April 15, 2019)
The speech is mostly boring propaganda intended to recruit students but one question and its answer speaks volumes about Mike Pompeo and his Christian principles.
QUESTION: Hi, Mr. Secretary. My name is Ben Allen, and I’m a civil engineering student. My question for you is: How do you balance condemnations with concessions in diplomacy with a controversial government such as Saudi Arabia? Thank you.
SECRETARY POMPEO: So I always begin with a deep understanding that no secretary of state gets through their first day without recognizing it’s a tough world out there.
We don’t appreciate how glorious it is to be here in the United States of America on a consistent enough basis and with enough fervour.
Maybe you do here at Texas A&M, but I think too many Americans don’t understand how blessed we are. These are – are many, many tough places out there.
Having said that, not all tough places are the same. They each present a different set of challenges.
I – it reminds me, you would know this as – it’s a bit of an aside. But in terms of how you think about problem sets, I – when I was a cadet, what’s the first – what’s the cadet motto at West Point? You will not lie, cheat, or steal, or tolerate those who do.
I was the CIA director. We lied, we cheated, we stole. (Laughter.)
It’s – it was like – we had entire training courses. (Applause.) It reminds you of the glory of the American experiment.
Secretary Pompeo Participates in Q&A Discussion at Texas A&M University
Mike Pompeo’s answer begins around the 29′ mark.
Cholo Pompeo: “We Lie, We Cheat, We Steal.”
Why Diplomacy Matters by Mike Pompeo — Texas A&M University – College Station, Texas (April 15, 2019)
Mike Pompeo : “I was the CIA director. We lied, we cheated, we stole.”
On This Day — Mike Pompeo : “I was the CIA director. We lied, we cheated, we stole.” [April 15 2019]