Today, as many of us were still slowly waking up and drinking our morning coffee, the news cycle was propelled into hyperspeed by one single tweet by our awesome President:
Wow… just WOW!!! This is awesome news!!!
Mike Pompeo is nothing short of a huge spoonful of awesome-sauce! We will now have a Secretary of State that will go toe-to-toe on the Iran deal, will put CAIR (and the Muslim Brotherhood) in their place, will stand up for Israel at every turn, and will be an AWESOME addition to the upcoming North Korea talks!!!
Everybody else seems pretty happy about the news too:
At the end of the day, the ONLY opinion that matters, is President Trump’s opinion. Here’s a short video clip of his impromptu response, while about to board Marine Force One, on his way to California to view the border wall prototypes:
President Trump wished Rex Tillerson well (which is very nice of him,) and is very excited about having Mike Pompeo as our new Secretary of State, and ALSO spoke very highly of Gina Haspel, the newly nominated CIA director!
So… who exactly IS Gina Haspel, the soon-to-be CIA Director? Well, it turns out she’s a spoonful of awesome-sauce too. A recent Fox News article breaks down 5 key things that everyone should know about the career spymaster, Gina Haspel:
Here are 5 things to know about Trump’s pick for CIA director.
She has been with the CIA for more than 30 years
Haspel joined the CIA in 1985. She is a career spymaster with “extensive overseas experience,” serving as station chief — a government official in charge of a post in a foreign country — during most of her assignments, the CIA wrote in post online.
After decades of service, Haspel was sworn in as the CIA’s deputy director on Feb. 7, 2017, becoming the first woman to hold the position.
She ran the CIA’s first overseas detention site
Haspel reportedly ran the CIA’s first overseas detention site in Thailand, where imprisoned militants were repeatedly waterboarded and endured various other forms of torture, The New York Times reported in February 2017.
Like Pompeo, Trump says torture works and pledged his support for CIA-run “black site” prisons outside the U.S.
Haspel briefly ran a secret CIA prison where accused terrorists Abu Zubayadah and Abd al Rahim al-Nashiri were waterboarded in 2002, according to former U.S. intelligence officials.
She is well respected by former intelligence officials
Veteran intelligence officials praised Trump’s decision to name Haspel deputy director in February 2017, including former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.
“It speaks well of him for picking a seasoned veteran of the agency who is widely and deeply respected by the workforce as well as those outside the agency,” Clapper said at the time. “She has also been a strong proponent for integration, not only within CIA, but across the intelligence community.”
She has held several top positions in Washington
In Washington, Haspel has held several top senior leadership positions, including deputy director of the National Clandestine Service and deputy director of the National Clandestine Service for Foreign Intelligence and Covert Action.
She has won a handful of prestigious awards
Haspel has received several prestigious awards, including the George H. W. Bush Award for excellence in counterterrorism, the Donovan Award, the Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal and the Presidential Rank Award, which recognizes individuals for “exceptional performance over an extended period of time,” according to the CIA.
So there you have it. I don’t know about YOU, but I certainly feel much better now that I know all of that about her! Although… I can easily envision critics lining up to go after her on the waterboarding issue, though. Hopefully that won’t affect her confirmation. After all, we need a CIA director who treats terrorists like TERRORISTS, and doesn’t try to get information by handing out lollipops to our enemies. 😉
It’s hard keeping up with all of the moving dominos and 4D Chess… but having a wonderful President, who insists on promoting strength while surrounding himself with super intelligent people, makes it a WHOLE lot easier, doesn’t it? 🙂 #MAGA!!