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Monday, November 21, 2016

MAKING FOREIGN POLICY WHITE AGAIN, TRUMP SELECTS MIKE POMPEO TO HEAD CIA


President-elect Donald Trump has selected Mike Pompeo to head the Central Intelligence Agency, a republican representative "who favors brutally interrogating detainees and expanding the American prison at Guantanamo Bay."


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Pompeo’s extremely hawkish views on critical national security issues, such as his support for keeping open the US prison at Guantanamo Bay; his defense of brutal CIA interrogation practices like waterboarding and “rectal feeding”; and his overwhelming focus on the dire threat of “radical Islamic terrorism” — all positions closely aligned with those of President-elect Trump and his new national security adviser, Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn — suggest he is not likely to be a particularly sobering or restraining force on the president-elect, particularly when it comes to controversial policies like torture and drone strikes.
Pompeo’s hawkish stance toward Russia, on the other hand, could be a major source of tension between him and the president-elect, who, along Flynn, seeks to develop closer ties with Russia, particularly in the fight against ISIS in Syria.

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http://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2016/11/18/13676756/mike-pompeo-trump-pick-cia-director 

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