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(Yahoo)   Mike Pompeo as CIA Director was a megalomaniacal nutcase obsessed with destroying journalism   (news.yahoo.com) divider line
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2021-09-26 8:26:18 PM  
Mike tried to outsmart NPR's Mary Louise Kelly. He even tried to school her on geography.

Mike got owned. Several times over.

This reminds me, I need to make my local NPR station donation this year in his honor.
 
2021-09-26 9:15:05 PM  
Mike's a megalomaniac. Assange is a tool of the Russians, maybe mentally deficient, but maybe honest. The cold war should stay cold as possible, but the US needs to stay defended. A real shiat show.
 
2021-09-26 10:16:31 PM  
I have no love for Assange at this point, as he is or was very like a Russian asset and hopefully will get his day in court soon, but extrajudicial assassination or rendition is not acceptable. Someone like Mike Pompeo had no business as Director of CIA, he is completely unqualified for that role, and as we are seeing here, a dangerous influence on the organization by encouraging the exploration of the use of its considerable power in an allied country to commit illegal acts and international incidents and damaging justice merely to exact revenge on someone. Sounds like Pompeo watched too many spy movies and thought they're real.

What's also remarkable is that Pompeo actually considered not informing Trump about the ideas he was pursuing. That's concerning on a number of levels because that's an assumption of power he doesn't have. Is there any other instance in which Pompeo acted unilaterally as CIA Directory or Secretary of State, whether large or small?

Also left out of this article is where all of this went after Gina Haspel took over. She was at least qualified for the job.
 
2021-09-27 1:53:41 AM  
Mike Pompeo as CIA Director was is a megalomaniacal nutcase obsessed with destroying journalism

There are a few unnecessary words in that headline Subbs
 
2021-09-27 1:56:35 AM  

make me some tea: I have no love for Assange at this point, as he is or was very like a Russian asset and hopefully will get his day in court soon, but extrajudicial assassination or rendition is not acceptable. Someone like Mike Pompeo had no business as Director of CIA, he is completely unqualified for that role, and as we are seeing here, a dangerous influence on the organization by encouraging the exploration of the use of its considerable power in an allied country to commit illegal acts and international incidents and damaging justice merely to exact revenge on someone. Sounds like Pompeo watched too many spy movies and thought they're real.

What's also remarkable is that Pompeo actually considered not informing Trump about the ideas he was pursuing. That's concerning on a number of levels because that's an assumption of power he doesn't have. Is there any other instance in which Pompeo acted unilaterally as CIA Directory or Secretary of State, whether large or small?

Also left out of this article is where all of this went after Gina Haspel took over. She was at least qualified for the job.


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Oh, you mean this Gina Haspel?  Yep, qualified af.

As far as extrajudicial killings and the CIA go...
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This has been a surprisingly good (but very disturbing) read.  We have a long, farked up history of this stuff.  You are quite right that Pompeo should be nowhere near these buttons.
 
2021-09-27 1:56:39 AM  
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2021-09-27 1:58:21 AM  
Otherwise known as a Tea Partier.
 
2021-09-27 2:02:24 AM  
Obvious tag got hit in the head with a binder and is sobbing in the emergency room with a concussion, waiting for antivaxers to die and free up some beds.
 
2021-09-27 2:02:25 AM  

ImpendingCynic: Otherwise known as a Tea Partier.

Trump appointee.
 
2021-09-27 2:03:06 AM  
The headline is selling Pompeo short. He is so much more than that.

He's also an arrogant, seditious, lying, fat sack of shiat.
 
2021-09-27 2:03:53 AM  
From Ass to Pussy: The Story of CIA Director Pompeo
 
2021-09-27 2:07:06 AM  
He's also one of "those people".

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2021-09-27 2:19:14 AM  

ccsears: make me some tea: I have no love for Assange at this point, as he is or was very like a Russian asset and hopefully will get his day in court soon, but extrajudicial assassination or rendition is not acceptable. Someone like Mike Pompeo had no business as Director of CIA, he is completely unqualified for that role, and as we are seeing here, a dangerous influence on the organization by encouraging the exploration of the use of its considerable power in an allied country to commit illegal acts and international incidents and damaging justice merely to exact revenge on someone. Sounds like Pompeo watched too many spy movies and thought they're real.

What's also remarkable is that Pompeo actually considered not informing Trump about the ideas he was pursuing. That's concerning on a number of levels because that's an assumption of power he doesn't have. Is there any other instance in which Pompeo acted unilaterally as CIA Directory or Secretary of State, whether large or small?

Also left out of this article is where all of this went after Gina Haspel took over. She was at least qualified for the job.

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Oh, you mean this Gina Haspel?  Yep, qualified af.

As far as extrajudicial killings and the CIA go...
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This has been a surprisingly good (but very disturbing) read.  We have a long, farked up history of this stuff.  You are quite right that Pompeo should be nowhere near these buttons.


Yup. I meant that Haspel is an actual spook so she has deep knowledge of the agency, and Pompeo was ... what was he a Congressman before this? LOL
 
2021-09-27 2:20:14 AM  
How is that different from any other DHS director (past or present)?
 
2021-09-27 2:26:59 AM  
I'd pay $100 to see Mike Pompeo point at Ukraine on an unmarked map

I would pay $300 for his first 3 attempts and then I get to kick him in the jimmy's
 
2021-09-27 2:32:57 AM  
wikileaks =/= journalism
 
2021-09-27 3:03:15 AM  
And after everything Assange did to get Dumpy elected? Tsk,tsk.
 
2021-09-27 3:15:35 AM  

pheed: And after everything Assange did to get Dumpy elected? Tsk,tsk.


Everything is transactional with Trump.  He didn't need Assange after he got elected, so he stopped loving him.

Watch Trump praise WikiLeaks
Youtube xnEoVzLKNPw


Does Trump still love Wikileaks... or what?

Does Trump still love Wikileaks... or what?
US President Donald Trump said Wikileaks was "not his thing", when asked about the site on the day co-founder Julian Assange was arrested.

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-us-​c​anada-47902968
 
2021-09-27 3:47:30 AM  

make me some tea: ccsears: make me some tea: I have no love for Assange at this point, as he is or was very like a Russian asset and hopefully will get his day in court soon, but extrajudicial assassination or rendition is not acceptable. Someone like Mike Pompeo had no business as Director of CIA, he is completely unqualified for that role, and as we are seeing here, a dangerous influence on the organization by encouraging the exploration of the use of its considerable power in an allied country to commit illegal acts and international incidents and damaging justice merely to exact revenge on someone. Sounds like Pompeo watched too many spy movies and thought they're real.

What's also remarkable is that Pompeo actually considered not informing Trump about the ideas he was pursuing. That's concerning on a number of levels because that's an assumption of power he doesn't have. Is there any other instance in which Pompeo acted unilaterally as CIA Directory or Secretary of State, whether large or small?

Also left out of this article is where all of this went after Gina Haspel took over. She was at least qualified for the job.

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Oh, you mean this Gina Haspel?  Yep, qualified af.

As far as extrajudicial killings and the CIA go...
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This has been a surprisingly good (but very disturbing) read.  We have a long, farked up history of this stuff.  You are quite right that Pompeo should be nowhere near these buttons.

Yup. I meant that Haspel is an actual spook so she has deep knowledge of the agency, and Pompeo was ... what was he a Congressman before this? LOL


Senator from Wichita.

I should donate to KMUW in his name because Mary Louise Kelly schooled his ass.
 
2021-09-27 3:52:14 AM  

Urmuf Hamer: Mike's a megalomaniac. Assange is a tool of the Russians, maybe mentally deficient, but maybe honest. The cold war should stay cold as possible, but the US needs to stay defended. A real shiat show.


Assange may have provided information useful to the Russians, but the harm lie in that the information was correct.  I'm no fan of Wikileaks.  Their info is as reliable as any other 'wiki' type service and cannot be trusted without solid verification, but in the instances in the article they flipped over a rotten log and a whole lot of lies, criminality and corruption were exposed.
 
2021-09-27 4:33:46 AM  
Trump and cronies including Pompeo seriously considered kidnapping or killing Assange?

I am guessing the only reason they didn't was because they eventually figured out his connection to Russian intelligence and didn't want to piss off Putin.

That's mostly a joke, mostly.
 
2021-09-27 6:38:39 AM  
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2021-09-27 6:41:35 AM  
And after Julian did all he could to sink Hillary.  Hilarious.
 
2021-09-27 7:02:56 AM  
Assange ain't a journalist and Wikileaks has turned into a propaganda factory. I would have been ok with Assange dying.
 
2021-09-27 7:19:08 AM  
Assange is not a journalist, dumping PPI like social security numbers of donors to the Democratic Party is not journalism.
 
2021-09-27 7:26:52 AM  
Well kidnappings, assassinations, and espionage is kind of what the CIA does.

Pompeo was just especially bad at it.
 
2021-09-27 7:28:06 AM  
Trump's circle included only those who are as corrupt, as ignorant, and as sick as himself. Pompeo was no exception. Pompeo should face a firing squad.
 
2021-09-27 7:31:25 AM  

3rd world republipuke: Trump's circle included only those who are as corrupt, as ignorant, and as sick as himself. Pompeo was no exception. Pompeo should face a firing squad.


All fascists need to eat a bullet.
 
2021-09-27 7:33:24 AM  
Ha!  Too late Mike.  Journalism was already destroyed by all the rich right-wing farks buying up the media and turning it into a propaganda machine.
 
2021-09-27 7:49:23 AM  
"Russian operatives in diplomatic vehicles near the Ecuadorian Embassy were observed practicing a "starburst" maneuver, a common tactic for spy services, whereby multiple operatives suddenly scatter to escape surveillance, according to former officials."

"Cops!! Run!"
 
2021-09-27 9:10:55 AM  
They were afraid Assange might turn on them and provide the pee pee tape
 
2021-09-27 9:17:52 AM  

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Pffft biatch please. Snowden if the only person who did something noble there. Assange suckered that dumb kid Manning into ruining her life for farking nothing. Assange knew that Intel would track down that leak, didn't even give that kid a chance to run. Meanwhile Assange plays the noble act, but he's on the run from rape charges and is all buddy buddy with the Russians.

Hey, remember that time that Wikileaks outed a bunch of gay people in countries where they still execute people for that? Yeah tell me more about how getting a queers murder is speaking truth to power.
 
2021-09-27 9:22:44 AM  
Pompeo > J. Edna Hoover
 
2021-09-27 10:01:56 AM  

Ishkur: Well kidnappings, assassinations, and espionage is kind of what the CIA does.

Pompeo was just especially bad at it.


They're all bad at it.

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They tried to ivy league a line of work best done by the criminally/practically minded. Hence  a West Pointer who went to Harvard Law was so bad at it.
 
2021-09-27 10:17:01 AM  

make me some tea: I have no love for Assange at this point, as he is or was very like a Russian asset and hopefully will get his day in court soon, but extrajudicial assassination or rendition is not acceptable.


I certainly wouldn't shed any tears for him, though.
 
2021-09-27 10:37:09 AM  
Got nothing on subject, but the headline reminds me of something 
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2021-09-27 12:35:36 PM  

Horizon: Pffft biatch please. Snowden if the only person who did something noble there. Assange suckered that dumb kid Manning into ruining her life for farking nothing. Assange knew that Intel would track down that leak, didn't even give that kid a chance to run. Meanwhile Assange plays the noble act, but he's on the run from rape charges and is all buddy buddy with the Russians.

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2021-09-27 1:06:37 PM  

NephilimNexus: Horizon: Pffft biatch please. Snowden if the only person who did something noble there. Assange suckered that dumb kid Manning into ruining her life for farking nothing. Assange knew that Intel would track down that leak, didn't even give that kid a chance to run. Meanwhile Assange plays the noble act, but he's on the run from rape charges and is all buddy buddy with the Russians.

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Yeah, these people are lunatic BlueAnon cranks.
 
2021-09-27 1:13:11 PM  

thehobbes: Ishkur: Well kidnappings, assassinations, and espionage is kind of what the CIA does.

Pompeo was just especially bad at it.

They're all bad at it.

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They tried to ivy league a line of work best done by the criminally/practically minded. Hence  a West Pointer who went to Harvard Law was so bad at it.


That was pretty good read. I would recommend this as a companion.

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2021-09-27 4:46:34 PM  
...some in the White House worried that the campaign against the organization would end up "weakening America," as one Trump national security official put it, by lowering barriers that prevent the government from targeting mainstream journalists and news organizations, said former officials.


Wait, wait. Someone in the Trump administration thought that this would dissuade Trump's team?? Damaging mainstream journalists and news organizations is one of Trump's major playing cards!
 
2021-09-27 5:15:52 PM  
Say what you will about the particulars, but non-state hostile intelligence agency is essentially what Wikileaks is.  But I agree Mike Pompeo is as described in the headline and should EAbigjuicyBOD.
 
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