Skip to comments.Pompeo pushes back on NBC's Mitchell: 'You're not really wondering Andrea'
Posted on 01/07/2020 8:42:39 AM PST by yesthatjallen
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo clashed with NBC anchor Andrea Mitchell at a Tuesday press briefing over President Trump's threats to attack cultural sites in Iran.
Trump over the weekend said the U.S. was prepared to hit cultural sites on Iran if Tehran strikes American personnel or sites in response to the targeted killing of Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani last week.
Legal experts have said hitting cultural sites would amount to a war crime and Defense Secretary Mike Esper on Monday indicated such actions were not on the table, telling reporters that the Pentagon would follow the laws of armed conflict.
Mitchell questioned whether Pompeo would also push back on the presidents directive.
Youre not really wondering Andrea, youre not really wondering, Pompeo snapped back, defending that military action plans are legally vetted before being presented to the president and insisting there was no daylight between he and Trump.
I was unambiguous on Sunday, the secretary continued, It is completely consistent with what the president has said, every action we take will be consistent with international law and the American people can rest assured that thats the case.
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Mike said, 'no'.
The president did not say the above. He said his targets would be "Important to the Iranian culture."
Jobs are affected when refineries are taken out. That is "important to the culture"
Pushing the Narrative. Always.
Old Pizza Face squeaks again....
Bioweapons are cultured in labs.
Pompeo and trade negotiator Lightizer are the two best guys Trump has in his administration
My thought is that Trump’s talk of hitting cultural sites is a way of letting Iran know the we know that they use such places to hide missile and rocket launchers.
NBC is Comcast
Telecom must not control the news, the narrative
Break up Comcast
Dont be a corrupt telecom chump.
Pock face is short of friends.
Mike is underground resistance and if you haven’t noticed that, you’re not paying attention.
Wilbur too. Maybe even Munchin
I love it when (finally) our guys push back on the media, leaving them with awkward pauses and deer-in-the-headlight looks!
Exactly right. The Hill is not reporting Trump’s words accurately.
The best way to fight back against the Democratic Media Complex Narrative is to punch-back swift and hard.
'Sorry Andrea, you and your Democratic media buddies don't get to set American foreign policy'.
He didn’t say he would hit cultural dies.
Alexander sacks Persepolis - Livius
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The Destruction of Persepolis: As for Persepolis, the capital of the Persian kingdom, Alexander described it to the Macedonians as their worst enemy among the cities of Asia, and he gave it over to the soldiers to plunder, with the exception of the royal palace.
The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago - who excavated the ruins in the 1930s - calls the destruction of Persepolis by Alexander “barbaric”. According to Plutarch (46-120 CE), Alexander carried away its treasures on 20,000 mules and 5,000 camels. This destruction and looting continued throughout Persia.
Yep. Muzzie mosques are armories.
Trump needs to clone Pompeo and put a clone into every cabinet post in his second term.
Churches are considered cultural sites....and yes....well stocked weapon sites.
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