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Started by chacqueschirac on May 17, 2018 1:28:59 PM
Pompeo reminds State Dept staff of America’s ‘essential rightness’ in world affairs

"US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has delivered a pep-talk to his State Department staff, urging them to regain their “swagger” and to believe in the “essential rightness” of the US in global affairs.

Pompeo said that American diplomats should act with confidence in carrying out the Trump administration’s foreign policy, safe in the knowledge that the US is always right."

https://www.rt.com/usa/426937-pompeo-america-essential-rightness/

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freedutchman - 22 May 2018 07:38:51 (#1 of 47)

Fired Tillerson slams 'growing crisis in ethics and integrity' in commencement address

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/fired-tillerson-slams-growing-crisis-ethics-integrity-commencement-addresss-n874716

Fortunately, the Trump mafia clan and the Putin mafia clan are well connected.

;-)

browserbutton - 22 May 2018 07:42:54 (#2 of 47)

"Swagger is not arrogance; it is not boastfulness, it is not ego,” Pompeo said. “No, swagger is confidence; in one’s self, in one’s ideas. In our case, it is America’s essential rightness."

Heehee. America's becoming a laughing stock, more like.

chacqueschirac - 22 May 2018 07:47:25 (#3 of 47)

Looks like it.

brooklyn - 22 May 2018 14:51:43 (#4 of 47)

Merriam-Webster: Definition of swagger

intransitive verb

1 : to conduct oneself in an arrogant or superciliously pompous manner; especially : to walk with an air of overbearing self-confidence

2 : boast, brag

transitive verb

: to force by argument or threat : bully

browserbutton - 22 May 2018 15:00:27 (#5 of 47)

The 'essential rightness' of the USA

Essentially, somewhere to the right of Ghenghis Khan.

HouseOfLametta - 22 May 2018 15:35:04 (#6 of 47)

#ManifestDestiny

bailliegillies - 23 May 2018 17:00:44 (#7 of 47)

#ManifestDestiny



Wonder how many variations of that have echoed down the centuries?

machiavelli - 24 May 2018 11:36:56 (#8 of 47)

Light blue touchpaper and retire...

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/05/israel-push-recognition-occupied-golan-heights-180524063529566.html

TauCeti - 25 May 2018 12:40:18 (#9 of 47)

they are destroying the language first by the looks of it -

chacqueschirac - 28 May 2018 13:28:28 (#10 of 47)

The empire is crumbling:

“Giving testimony to the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission , Peter Mattis said Jacinda Ardern’s Labour party had accepted money from donors with links to the Chinese Communist party, while former prime minister Bill English had routinely briefed a National MP who was revealed to have worked at an institution that trained Chinese spies.”

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/may/28/new-zealands-five-eyes-membership-called-into-question-over-china-links

RonniePickering - 12 Jun 2018 10:38:22 (#11 of 47)

Judging by the numbers of people who'd like to go and live in the US rather than the number who'd like to go and live in Venezuela it is fairly high on the ‘essential rightness’ scale.

pranzingfrogg - 12 Jun 2018 10:40:48 (#12 of 47)

Who mentioned Venezuela?

RonniePickering - 12 Jun 2018 10:41:35 (#13 of 47)

I did. Pay attention.

dreams99 - 12 Jun 2018 10:42:37 (#14 of 47)

Judging by the numbers of people who'd like to go and live in the US rather than the number who'd like to go and live in Venezuela it is fairly high on the ‘essential rightness’ scale.

Setting the bar very low there.

browserbutton - 12 Jun 2018 10:52:32 (#15 of 47)

I would say a bit of shameless cherry-pickering.

chacqueschirac - 12 Jun 2018 11:21:38 (#16 of 47)

Judging by the numbers of people who'd like to go and live in the US rather than the number who'd like to go and live in Venezuela it is fairly high on the ‘essential rightness’ scale.



There's no such thing as an ‘essential rightness’ scale.

RonniePickering - 12 Jun 2018 12:16:02 (#17 of 47)

Yes there is - I just invented it. You are near the bottom.

pranzingfrogg - 12 Jun 2018 12:17:13 (#18 of 47)

Paging BGG

chacqueschirac - 12 Jun 2018 12:20:18 (#19 of 47)

What‘s your take on the fact that the little rocket man managed to cut the big rocket man down to his size, Pickering?

RonniePickering - 12 Jun 2018 13:44:39 (#20 of 47)

Well, Chirac, Little Rocket Man is has clearly confused the Big Rocket Man by accepting a visit to the White House which will no doubt include a trip to see the Chicago Bulls.

Agent Trumpovic was on the point of letting Kim implement real existing socialism in the US, but didn't keep his eye on the ball and has paved the way for Macdonalds to open its first franchise in PyongYang. He's really let down his masters at SMERSH.

How long do you think it will be before we see North Koreans having their first Happy Meal? Mind you for people who have to eat grass or starve in a socialist paradise any meal is a happy meal.

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