Despite private and public requests for diplomatic assistance for the WikiLeaks publisher, Canberra’s policy — shown by FOI documents — has been one of complicit inactivity in the face of his persecution, reports Kellie Tranter.
Tag: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
Guaidó is Gone But London Keeps the Gold
The U.K. stripped the assets of a foreign state and transferred them to political actors engaged in regime change, John McEvoy reports. The result has been a form of collective punishment for people in Venezuela.
PATRICK LAWRENCE: Biden’s Taiwan Talk
We are witnessing the gradual dismantling of strategic ambiguity in favor of the clarity urged by Trump’s belligerent secretary of state, Mike Pompeo.
PATRICK LAWRENCE: Biden is Already Breaking Promises
Tony Blinken will be secretary of state with the élan and faux sophistication the nakedly bankrupt foreign policy requires if the U.S. pantomime is to be sustained another four years.
Pompeo Escapes Without a Scratch
The State Department was meant to be a counterpart to the U.S. War Department, writes Caitlin Johnstone. Instead it wound up as a cheering squad for starvation sanctions, proxy wars and war coalitions.
PATRICK LAWRENCE: Mike Pompeo’s Cold-War Fever
As this dreadful year draws near its close, the top U.S. diplomat has put us at far more risk of war than we were at its start.
PATRICK LAWRENCE: A United State of Delusion
Americans are caught in a kind of national psychosis, wherein little of what is said about foreign conduct — from Germany to the South China Sea — can be taken at face value.
PATRICK LAWRENCE: US, China & Hong Kong’s Betrayal
The territory’s likely loss of autonomy is a tragedy made worse because it could have been avoided.
What Did US State Dept Know About Botched Venezuela Invasion?
Anya Parampil interviews Drew White – a close friend and business partner of the founder of mercenary group Silvercorp – about the potential involvement of the Trump administration.
PATRICK LAWRENCE: Mike Pompeo’s Latest Delusion
The U.S. secretary of state’s “West is Winning” speech in Munich last weekend was delusional.