Secretary of State Antony Blinken claimed without evidence on Tuesday that attempts by Iran to kill former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and other former and current US officials are real and ongoing.
Blinken told Congress he was confirming the details of a State Department report that was made public last month. According to the document, Blinken has decided to extend a taxpayer-funded security detail for Pompeo and Brian Hook, who served as a special envoy for Iran under Pompeo.
“I’m not sure what I can say in an open setting, but let me say generically that there is an ongoing threat against American officials, both present and past,” Blinken said. “We are making sure and we will make sure for as long as it takes that we’re protecting our people, present and former, if they’re under threat.”
The State Department is spending $2 million a month to protect Pompeo and Hook and has spent a total of $13 million on the effort. According to the report, Blinken extended the security detail due to “a serious and credible threat from a foreign power or agent of a foreign power arising from duties performed by former Secretary Pompeo while employed by the department.”
As President Trump’s secretary of state, Pompeo oversaw the so-called “maximum pressure campaign” that reimposed crippling sanctions on Iran. He was also a major supporter of the plan to assassinate Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani, who was killed by a US drone strike in Baghdad in January 2020.
Iranian officials have said they would seek revenge for Soleimani’s killing if Trump and Pompeo aren’t put on trial. But besides the rhetoric and claims from the US government, there are no indications Iran is making assassination attempts on US soil.
Blinken’s claim came as all signs indicate the Biden administration is about to abandon negotiations with Tehran to revive the Iran nuclear deal. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki falsely claimed on Tuesday that Iran is “weeks away” from developing a nuclear bomb even though they have no uranium enriched at weapons-grade.
27 thoughts on “Blinken Claims That Iran Is Trying to Kill Mike Pompeo, Current US Officials”
They want to kill Pompeo? They’d do us the favor?
If we can kill theirs, why can’t they kill ours, the same ones who did the killing?
If we don’t want that, we ought not to have been so murderous.
Perhaps we should send him to the International Court, for justice, instead of just waiting for vengeance.
Iran might accept that, and really they are the ones who were wronged, so it is their choice.
Send him directly to Iran. With Blinken.
Funny how so many of these CIA guys have Italian names…
Well OK, we assassinate them and they assassinate us, that seems fair enough. This of course is one reason we should be discouraging assassination as a tool. It favors the little guy which certainly shouldn’t be our objective.
I doubt Iran will go for that in the middle of renegotiating the JCPOA. If they do, it’s messed up but I won’t miss Mike ‘the fluffier’ Pompeo.
No,I dont belive and I hope Iran never does it. The world is changing fast . Let him live successfully . A weakened dust bowl rusted America of Yeltsin era is emerging . He will be beggging for handouts from Iran or NK. Dont want to miss that .
The United States has already said that it is OK to kill officials of the other country, so where is the problem? The United States has already killed Iranian government officials.
I’m sure there are people in the world who would like to do bad things to Pompeo. It seems vanishingly unlikely that the Iranian government wants to do so. It would have nothing to gain and much to lose.
The US, on the other hand, seeking to either kill the JCPOA or at least make it as unpalatable as possible for Iran, has much to gain by making false accusations. And, as the Brits say, our noble leaders have previous. 😏
remember Zelenski’s day by day doom of being the top target of Russia and that he would be assassinated any moment?
That got old after about a week.
Zelenski is a Azov asset, he is not getting return nods or salutes from his own security detail when we get to see him walking past them in tours of this prison/bunker.
He gets NO respect. Zelenski is a prisoner of War.
Kill the Nazis that surround him, help rescue this poor man from his oppressors. It’s the right thing to do for All of Ukraine and EU.
Well, that would be a good start.
I think Blinken has taken over as THE worst SOS of my lifetime. And that covers some really nasty MF’s.
Blinken has been described as one of the key players in drafting Obama’s Syria policy, the US response to Russia’s annexation of Crimea, and the military intervention in Libya. He also supported the Saudi intervention in Yemen and the invasion of Iraq.
The military intervention he supported in Libya continues to flood Europe with refugees to this day.
Covert support for the rebels in Syria caused a civil war that eventually drew in Russia and caused a refugee crisis that sent millions of people into Europe. Some think it led to Brexit.
Blinken’s support to ultra-nationalists in Ukraine during Euromaidan led to the overthrow of the elected government, and caused the civil war that led directly to the current conflict.
As Deputy Secretary of State, he declined to support the Minsk agreements that could have ended that war.
The Saudi intervention he supported in Yemen led to charges at the UN of attempted genocide by starvation.
His advice convinced Senator Biden to support for the invasion of Iraq.
He recently threatened China with reprisals if it supports Russia in any way, while simultaneously raising tensions that could lead to war with Taiwan.
He has never been a peacemaker. Incredible catastrophe follows him wherever he goes.
“The USA’s top diplomat”tells us how much importance is allocated to such values.
he is a man under a lot of mental pressure.
He is the War-Pivoting sockpuppet of the US MIC.
He is pressured to deliver MAD and he looks very sad for it.
He has no free will to stop, he is a minion of the Devil.
Someone should investigate how many jobs there are open at the new Missle factory in AZ that has PATRIOT replenishment contracts with the murderous A-rabs who alone have altogether 1,000 to 2,000 missiles on line ready for the Spaz Farc’s AI to launch.
We control every one online in other theaters too.
Japan, S. Korea, Taiwan, Australia, etc.
Locally the Spaz Farce is in N. Oregon on the coast and military jets, Chinooks and blackhawks are daily fair.
wait- the jets are now silent after a burst of weeks of new activity,….
Are you prepared to be nuked?
This is ground zero.
That is his job. The question is who does he really work for?
nice round up………. so let’s round him up
Again, a very long line of predecessors that are war criminals and state terrorists.
The White House is full of Delusional…!
At first I disliked Blinken but now I despise him.
If we are forced to pay for security why aren’t they put on austerity measures like the rest of us would be, maybe like: no international travel (if so, he pays himself). Limited trips to stores and restaurant outings unless on his dime, and so on.
Hey Iran, get in line… It forms down the street and around the corner.
tit for tat
That having been said, governments killing each other off has a certain ring to it. And after all, the bible does say “an eye for an eye”.
Blinken Claims That Blinken Is Trying to Kill Blinken
So these two suits approach me,….
say they are with the secret service and want to ask some questions about my comment on Blinkin that got removed.
They each handed me their business cards and flashed their badges then They nearly pumped my arm off my shoulder shaking my hand.
They bought me lunch.
The best part of Stink’n Bliken is the frightened look of his eyes and on his brow and of his entire body language and freaky discordant composition. He is on the edge of Falling Down* because the weight upon him to perform in all this decay is overwhelming. His hatred to kill has a caveat of the likelyhood of personal loss not to mention making the world uninhabitable: No more nice anything. You reallly should study the fear being displayed because the assurance of Mutual Assured Destruction is knocking at the door. It is something that is the real end of the world as we knew it. Scripture is very finite on the event: Matthew 24:22.
Yeah, he’s evil but he’s weak. He is frightened of what he is doing but he is compelled to play his part. He knows he faces certain death for his actions. He understands that the sure- thing sneak attack with first strike and successful and subsequent only strike win- win war based on a wrong interpretation of scripture, published and promoted by many in all fashions of modern media is about to be a reality. And that is very scary evil stuff to know when you are a part of it, Eyes Wide Open.
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