By Bill Van Auken in the USA:
Pompeo in Cairo: The ugly face of US imperialism
12 January 2019
Overloaded with lies, hypocrisy and absurdities, the speech delivered by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the American University in Cairo, Egypt on Thursday signaled to the collection of monarchs and despots that count as Washington’s allies in the Middle East that US imperialism is committed to a continued escalation of war in the region, particularly against Iran.
He insisted that despite Donald Trump’s December 19 announcement of a decision to withdraw US troops from Syria, there would be no “change of mission.”
“For our part, airstrikes in the region will continue as targets arise,” he said. “We will keep working with our partners in the
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