“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)
“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.”
Thank God, It’s [Parody] Sunday! On April 15 2019, 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. So, we decided to mount a very special video to celebrate this remarkable event… Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_Today
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UPDATE (June 21 2020) — CIA Director Mike Pompeo forgot to tell the Texas A&M students a bit of the story.
While his CIA was proudly lying, cheating and stealing, serious people were hacking their most valuable cyber-weapons as we learned this week.
According to the report, the CIA may never have discovered the breach in the first place if WikiLeaks had not published the documents or if a hostile foreign power had gotten a hold of the information first.
And if that was not bad enough, my friends from “Electrospaces” have noticed that the CIA also failed to properly redact the CIA report about the loss of the Vault-7 hacking tools.
Someone failed to properly redact the classification line:
TOP SECRET//HCS-O-P/SI//ORCON/NOFORN/FISA TOP SECRET//HCS-O-P/SI//ORCON/NOFORN/FISA
A reader asked me this week if “American Dad” is a cartoon or a documentary? Let me answer this one very clearly. “American Dad” is serious stuff.
On the other hand, the CIA should be renamed “Clowns In Action” or just disbanded as US President Truman suggested long ago.
When I was a kid, this kind of mistakes was a subject for parody. Now, it is reality. Time flies when you are having fun…
END of UPDATE
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 (ph), 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 fervor. 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.
Cholo Pompeo: “We Lie, We Cheat, We Steal.”
With some help from Los Guerreros (theme song)!
Why Diplomacy Matters by Mike Pompeo — Texas A&M University – College Station, Texas (April 15, 2019)
Cholo Pompeo Gangsta Rap: “We Lie, We Cheat, We Steal.”
Cholo Pompeo Gangsta Rap: “We Lie, We Cheat, We Steal.” [UPDATE : Did I forget to mention VAULT-7?]