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Regime Change Back In Focus: Pompeo Targets Iran, Cuba & Venezuela In Epic Tweet Thread

Sanctions, threats, “democratic transition” & charges of anti-Semitism…

Given the very noticeable rise in threatening rhetoric focused on Iran over the past week, it seems thoughts of regime change in Tehran are once again top of the agenda. Or perhaps simultaneously the administration needs a significant distraction of sorts amid the coronavirus pandemic, and the persistent national reopening question and agenda.

On Wednesday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo went gloves off on Twitter, attacking Iran’s ‘Supreme Leader’ Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, blasting him as “anti-Semitic”, “disgusting” and as someone representing “hate speech,” according to Pompeo’s remarks.

He announced new sanctions on the Iranian government, specifically targeting the Minister of Interior, Abdolreza Rahmani, as well as top intelligence officials, for leading protest crackdowns and human rights violations.

But Pompeo didn’t stop at Iran, in follow-up tweets coming just minutes and hours apart calling out the “dictatorial Castro regime” as well as Maduro, urging “peaceful democratic transition for Venezuela” — or again in other words regime change.

Within a few hours he issued no less than nine tweets targeting Iran, Cuba, and Venezuela. On Cuba the US top diplomat called out the “Castro regime” who has “trampled the rights of the Cuban people”.

“I salute the brave Cubans who continue the fight for democracy and prosperity. The United States stands with you,” he added.

White House and State Department briefings have been COVID-19 focused of late, whether on the domestic front or abroad where the administration has been in a blame-game war of words with China over the virus origins and accompanying economic shutdown — but Wednesday’s Pompeo tweet rampage strongly suggests he’s ready to get back to the business of regime change.

Recall that last summer was dominated by ‘tanker wars’ in the gulf and Mediterranean. It appears we’re in for another hot one.

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Jake Olivier
Jake Olivier
May 21, 2020

I can not for the sake of anything on this earth ever imagine why ANYONE would ever take this bloated and sadly deranged creature, Pompeo, seriously whenever he elevates himself to another level of insanity by means of his twisted and manufactured narratives aimed directly at creating discord, drum up hatred and hope for responses that would benefit his goals. But the sad reality is that there is a significant portion of equally deranged people, also intellectually unfavoured as this disgraceful abomination, who would not only believe him, but support his objectives. It is truly a worldwide tragedy that no-good… Read more »

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Jake Olivier
May 22, 2020

He is “morbidly obese”.

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