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Today we commemorate the 76th anniversary of D-Day.
On June 6, 1944, Allied troops stormed the beaches of Normandy, France in the greatest amphibious invasion in history.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in an interview with the Daily Caller that understanding the lessons from D-Day is important in today’s global environment.
“The shape of the world today, the freedom we have, the strong sense, that the ideas that the American Founders put in the heads of all of us as Americans,” Pompeo told the Caller. “They were vindicated through the efforts of American forces when tyranny came, when the bad actors had taken over Europe and were on the verge on taking over the world in this great, global conflagration, those people who believed in democracy, those people who believed that our rights were God-given and came from Him, prevailed.”
Secretary Pompeo said that he was proud to be a Kansan like Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, who orchestrated the D-Day execution. (RELATED: Here Are The Best Photos From The D-Day Memorial In Normandy)
The moment when America rose 150,000 men, 12,000 aircraft, thousands of sea vessels crossing the channel into Normandy to defend freedom all across the globe.
Secretary Pompeo added, “it impacts us today, it shapes us today … successfully vindicated the central tenants of the world that exist today. The idea is that human beings have dignity because of their humanness and that individual freedom and human rights are the proper way for governments to behave.”
The reason D-Day happened is because Germany seized France. Currently, China is tightening its grip on Hong Kong as it seeks to become the single, greatest world power, which, in a way, is comparable to Germany’s actions during the Second World War, Pompeo said.
“The promises that the Chinese Communist Party had made in their treaty with the United Kingdom that they broke when they made the decision to deny Hong Kong people the freedoms that they had been promised were similar to some of the promises that were broken back in the days when Germany advanced against the rest of Europe,” he said.
Secretary Pompeo emphasized that the U. S. has “an obligation to work diplomatically with the Chinese Communist Party, to work to make sure we protect Americans in every way that we can.”
“D-Day reminds us of the costs when we engage in conflict and the way that we did back those many years ago. It reminds me as the secretary of state today my absolute obligation to exhaust all possibilities before we ever find ourselves in a place where we have to put young men and women at risk in order to achieve the efforts to secure America’s freedom,” he added.
President Trump announced last Friday that the U. S. will “make clear our expectations that China change its course, that it return to the status quo, where the freedom that they had promised to the people of Hong Kong would be provided to them,” Secretary Pompeo explained.
Secretary Pompeo believes China may pass a controversial security law that has sparked unrest and protests throughout Hong Kong. Furthermore, “if [China were to] delay or cancel the elections that are scheduled for September of this year, they will have made a fundamental breach not to just the United States, but on their promises, their promises to the Uni... (Read more)