According to the report from Yahoo!News last September, a former Trump national security official claimed that the administration saw “blood” in the aftermath of the release. Ideas and plans were exchanged among various officials to abduct Assange, and even, given the chance, assassinate him.
Source: A Spanish Court Calls: Mike Pompeo, We Want You – » The Australian Independent Media Network
The CIA labeled WikiLeaks a “non-state hostile intelligence service” while entertaining plans to kidnap or assassinate its founder.
Source: Assange Kidnapping Plot Casts New Light on 2018 Senate Intelligence Maneuver
When it comes to foreign policy, Pompeo’s penchant for undermining America’s credibility is top-notch
via Mike Pompeo is the number one evangelist of Trumpism in the world | Mike Pompeo | The Guardian
The signal being sent here by Bolton and Pompeo (Bolpeo? Pomton?) is that no one willing to talk to the West will be allowed to, forcing the hard liners to the fore, since the hard liners are easier to set up as comic book villains, so as to rush everyone into a war against Iran.
Germany, at least, understands exactly what is going on, and if Berlin can’t stop it, at least refuses to be part of a plot to stage a war of aggression. Germany remembers the crime it itself committed in Poland in 1939, even if Americans seem to have forgotten it, starting with the Bush war of aggression on Iraq in 2003. That was another one Germany sat out.
Ironically, it was in Poland that German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas made the announcement that Germany would reject participation in the American Gulf force.
Germany knows fascism when it sees it.
via Iran: Germany and France Refuse to be Inducted into Trump’s Gulf Naval Operation against Tehran
High-level talks between the United States and North Korea have appeared to hit a snag as Pyongyang said a visit by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had been “regrettable” and accused Washington of making “gangster-like” demands to pressure the country into abandoning its nuclear weapons.
via North Korea says talks with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo were ‘regrettable’ – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)