October 17, 2018

Pompeo Tiptoes Through a Mideast Minefield

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s travels in the Middle East this week showcase geostrategic tectonic shifts that have transformed the region. They have also greatly complicated his mission concerning the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi-born U.S. resident, Saudi intelligence operative and Muslim Brother close to Osama bin Laden.

Mr. Pompeo started in Saudi Arabia, whose Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, is suspected of ordering Khashoggi’s murder. The prince has made his country a far more constructive U.S. partner: opposing such mutual enemies as the terrorist-tied Muslim Brotherhood and Iran; isolating their enabler, Qatar; and increasingly aligning with our key regional ally, Israel.

Today, the Secretary of State visits Turkey, where Saudis are believed to have killed Khashoggi.  The Sharia-supremacist regime of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, however is: enabling the Muslim Brotherhood; helping Iran and Qatar; and menacing Israel.

Godspeed, Mike Pompeo.

This is Frank Gaffney.

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