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Pompeo’s inglorious days as state secretary nearly over…get ready to go…
Published: Nov 11, 2020 04:33 PM

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo File photo: AFP

In his latest speech, Pompeo used his most vicious language ever calling the Communist Party of China a "Marxist-Leninist monster." This rare ideologue will soon lose his job as secretary of state, but he is acting as if he can continue to exert influence not just in the US but the world. This is a typical behavior of extremists, who are often so obsessed and narcissistic. 

In a speech Tuesday at the Ronald Reagan Institute's Center for Freedom and Democracy, Pompeo acknowledged that his attitude toward China had been determined in part by his time as the head of the CIA starting in 2017. 

As I said before, Pompeo behaves still like the chief of the CIA. In most countries, intelligence organs converge upon bottom-line thinking. By contrast, diplomatic departments represent more of a country's openness and inclusiveness. Pompeo has upended that balance by turning the State Department into a more combative and confrontational front foe - even more so than the CIA. He is tampering with the DNA of human diplomacy and has insulted and offended the world's diplomats by showing a bad example of his own. 

As for Pompeo's stubborn belief that China's political system is bound to end, I'd like to say that socialist China will live as long as people's wish for a better life. Today's US is bound to end its political doctrine with the white supremacy at the center. If Pompeo can live a long life, he will see that the US will not be a white-majority country and the ideology he touts today will crumble. History will not leave space for him.

Finally, I would like to say to him: Get ready to go.

The author is editor-in-chief of the Global Times. opinion@globaltimes.com.cn
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