The Communist Chinese Party’s Global Times published an aggressive goodbye to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Wednesday, calling Pompeo “obsessed” and “narcissistic” after he criticized them.
Hu Xijin, Editor in Chief of the state-run newspaper, condemned Pompeo for referring to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) as a “Marxist-Leninist monster” during a speech at the Ronald Reagan Institute’s Center for Freedom and Democracy.
“This rare ideologue will soon lose his job as secretary of state, but he is acting as if he can continue to exert influence not just in the US but the world,” the article stated. “This is a typical behavior of extremists, who are often so obsessed and narcissistic.”
Xijin derided Secretary Pompeo’s comments that his impression of China was impacted in part by his experience as head of the CIA.
“As I said before, Pompeo behaves still like the chief of the CIA. In most countries, intelligence organs converge upon bottom-line thinking. By contrast, diplomatic departments represent more of a country’s openness and inclusiveness,” Xijin wrote. “Pompeo has upended that balance by turning the State Department into a more combative and confrontational front foe – even more so than the CIA.”
“He is tampering with the DNA of human diplomacy and has insulted and offended the world’s diplomat by showing a bad example of his own,” he added. “Finally, I would like to say to him: Get ready to go.”
Pompeo’s speech shed light on the escalating conflict between liberty and authoritarianism. He acknowledged President Donald Trump’s efforts to build a “new and lasting consensus” against tyranny.
“The good news is that the free world and sovereign nations are beginning to wake up. They are now rallying to this cause,” Pompeo said. “I’ll often hear, we don’t want to pick between the United States and China. I remind them that that’s not the fight. The fight is between authoritarianism, barbarism on one side and freedom on the other.”
“We’ve begun to strengthen the institutions that can achieve this objective. From the Quad, to ASEAN, to NATO, we’ve woken them up to the threat posed by this Marxist-Leninist monster,” the Secretary of State added.
Pompeo went on to point out the severely negative impact that a globalist foreign policy mindset has on the United States.
“Appeasement and blind engagement makes us weak. Beijing, Tehran, and other tyrannical regimes take advantage of weakness,” Pompeo said. “And we cannot ever afford to return to the days when America sacrificed its natural leadership to morally pliant multilateral institutions that, in fact, erode American sovereignty. These institutions are run by the same kind of ‘little intellectual elite in a far-distant capital’ that Reagan warned us about…We can’t sustain an empty dialogue with regimes that have no intention to forge peace, or to respect the free and open order that we worked so diligently – so diligently to build.”