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  • BOMB PLOT: Mattis Blasts Obama For Ignoring Iranian Threat To US Soil

    09/07/2019 9:34:10 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 10 replies ^ | September 6, 2019 | Wes Walker
      With his resignation and a new book coming out the Left was eager to hear Mattis snipe at Trump. They weren’t expecting him to jackhammer their ‘Scandal-Free’ golden boy.One of the most controversial decisions of Obama’s presidency was the Iran deal.Obama had to give up a HELL of a lot to make his Iran deal happen, and every new revelation makes that ‘deal’ he struck look even worse. Prior be being Secretary of Defense under Trump, Mattis served as commander of U.S. Central Command under Obama and Biden. Mattis had predicted that Iran would continue to provoke the...
  • Mattis Deflects MSNBC Hosts Invitations to Slam Trump 'Andrea, I'm going to frustrate you here'

    09/07/2019 4:49:41 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 16 replies
    freebeacon ^ | SEPTEMBER 5, 2019 | David Rutz
    Former secretary of defense James Mattis repeatedly refused MSNBC anchor Andrea Mitchell's invitations to criticize President Donald Trump in an interview Thursday. Mattis, a retired Marine Corps general, resigned in December over policy differences with Trump, specifically the president's decision to withdraw American troops from Syria. Mattis, an advocate of cultivating alliances and American engagement, said he had "no choice" but to depart. Mitchell quoted a portion of Mattis's new book Call Sign Chaos that criticized the Obama administrationincluding former vice president and 2020 candidate Joe Bidenfor leaving the Middle East in "disarray" and "our friends confused." "Aren't we at...
  • 'Im going to frustrate you here': Mattis refuses to bad-mouth Trump during MSNBC interview

    09/07/2019 4:20:59 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 7 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | September 05, 2019 | Julio Rosas
    During former Defense Secretary James Mattis's MSNBC interview with Andrea Mitchell, he refused to criticize President Trump, even though she pressed him firmly to do so on various issues. Mitchell tried to get Mattis to say Thursday if he thinks he is "normalizing" decisions Trump makes by not saying how he truly feels about them, such as when former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was fired via Twitter. Each time, Mattis maintained that it is inappropriate for former military men and administration officials to undermine the current commander in chief. "Your personal library has thousands, thousands, 7,000 books in it....
  • Media Cancel James Mattis After They Learn His Book Criticizes Obama

    09/06/2019 12:47:23 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 6 replies ^ | September 05, 2019
    The current story is that Mattis is writing his memoir and that got the media press corp really excited. You see, because Mattis left on rocky terms from the Trump administration, including a fairly forward resignation letter, the expectation was that he was going to blast Trump. So you got headlines like The Man Who Couldnt Take It Anymore from The Atlantic and The Man Trump Wishes He Were from The New York Times. You could almost see the foam forming around their collective mouths. They were about to get another tell all they could fluff for weeks, and if...
  • Alleged 9/11 mastermind open to aiding victim lawsuit to avoid execution

    07/29/2019 1:09:37 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/29/19 | Zack Budryk
    Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, has expressed willingness to aid a lawsuit against Saudi Arabia by victims of the attack if the federal government does not seek the death penalty against him, according to The Wall Street Journal. Mohammeds offer was first made public in a filing Friday as part of the federal lawsuit, which seeks to hold the Saudi government responsible for assisting in the attacks, a charge the Saudis have denied. Lawyers for the plaintiffs reportedly reached out to three of five Guantanamo Bay prisoners accused of conspiring in the...
  • Senate confirms Esper as new Secretary of Defense in 90-8 vote

    07/23/2019 10:13:07 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/23/19 Published 31 mins ago | Ronn Blitzer
    The Senate confirmed former Army Lt. Col. Mark Esper as Secretary of Defense Tuesday, making him the first permanent Pentagon boss since James Mattis resigned last December. Esper, who served 10 years on active duty and 11 years in the National Guard and Army Reserve, was Acting Secretary before his nomination, and Patrick Shanahan had been Acting Secretary prior to that. The vote was not close, with the Senate confirming Esper by a vote of 90-8. The no votes included 2020 Democratic presidential candidates Cory Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren.
  • Mika Begs Mattis: Call Me to Trash Trump, U.S. Standing in World

    06/18/2019 9:34:06 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 25 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On Morning Joe, Tuesday, Mika Brzezinski says she'd "love to hear" from former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis or other former members of the Trump administration to hear about the "dysfunction" in the Trump administration and the "erosion of our credibility on the world stage." Brzezinski implored Mattis to contact her to trash the Trump administration and the standing of the United States in the world. The moment came after the BBC's Katty Kay said that foreign allies have become skeptical of US claims regarding Iran, and would need hard evidence before supporting any American move in the area. Said Brzezinski:...
  • Mattis ignored orders from Trump, White House on North Korea, Iran: report

    04/29/2019 10:41:26 PM PDT · by bitt · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/29/2019 | eileen mitchell
    Former Defense Secretary James Mattis declined to carry out orders from President Trump or otherwise limited his options in various attempts to prevent tensions with North Korea, Iran and Syria from escalating, The New Yorker reported Monday, the latest account of Trumps own officials trying to check his worst instincts. "The president thinks out loud. Do you treat it like an order? Or do you treat it as part of a longer conversation? We treated it as part of a longer conversation," a former senior national security official told The New Yorker. "We prevented a lot of bad things from...
  • Chelsea Manning Inspired Communist West Point Graduate To Infiltrate The Military

    09/27/2017 1:37:12 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 65 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/27/2016 | Jonah Bennet
    Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning, who was sentenced to prison for leaking classified documents and subsequently freed by President Barack Obama, inspired West Point graduate and communist Spenser Rapone to infiltrate the military. Rapone has come under fire and become the subject of an Army investigation after reports emerged of his open and unabashed support for communism and tweets he made calling for political violence and referring to Secretary of Defense James Mattis as an evil, vile f***. In a Reddit post regarding Manning, Rapone spelled out some of his motivations for remaining in the military and exactly what he wanted...
  • Behind the scenes of the Mattis bombshell: More resignations expected after protest exit

    12/21/2018 10:15:52 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 87 replies
    Faux News ^ | December 21, 2018 | Jennifer Griffin and Lucas Tomlinson
    Defense Secretary Jim Mattis resignation, which shocked Washingtons national security establishment and rattled Americas allies, was sealed in a fateful 18-hour period that saw President Trump resolve to withdraw troops from Syria alarming Pentagon officials who see Americas role in the region as crucial. For Mattis, the presidents order was the final straw, Fox News is told. Make no mistake Jim Mattis is resigning in protest over the president's national security policies, a senior U.S. defense official told Fox News.
  • Mattis Expected to Be Tapped by President Hillary Clinton. He Got Trump Instead.

    12/24/2018 7:22:55 PM PST · by libh8er · 48 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 12.21.2018 | Erin Banco, Asawin Suebsaeng
    [The outgoing defense secretary had a good rapport with the 2016 Democratic nominee. Not so much with the president he ultimately worked for.] During the 2016 presidential campaign, James Mattis predicted that he would be courted to serve in a Hillary Clinton administration in the likelihood that she would win the presidency. Instead, Mattis ended up working nearly two years as Secretary of Defense for Donald Trump, a president who routinely undermined his own national security team and would mock Mattis by calling him a Democrat or Moderate Dog. Mattis' resignation on Thursday, though abrupt, came as no surprise to...
  • Brett McGurk, An Obama Holdover, Has Resigned Heres Why You Should Recognize His Name

    12/23/2018 2:35:31 PM PST · by blueyon · 43 replies ^ | 12/23/18 | Lawrence Richard
    On Saturday, Brett McGurk submitted his resignation and is leaving the Trump administration. McGurk served as the US envoy in a global anti-ISIS coalition and reportedly resigned amid President Trumps decision to pull out of Syriaa decision which also reportedly led to the resignation of Defense Secretary James Mattis.
  • Morning Joe 'Non-Partisan' Guest Wants Military to Disobey Trump Order

    11/26/2018 7:46:11 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 62 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    One of NewsBusters' classification categories is "Covert Liberal Activists," and my antennae immediately went up when Lauren Leader was introduced on today's Morning Joe as "co-founder and CEO of All In Together, "a non-partisan, women's civic and political organization." It didn't take much digging to determine that "non-partisan" Leader and her All In Together sidekicks are liberals. The topic of the opening segment was the chaotic border-crossing attempts yesterday, and President Trump's authorization to use force, lethal if necessary, to prevent illegal entry. Of all the panelists, including steadfast liberals like Mike Barnicle and John Heilemann, "non-partisan" Leader was the...
  • It's Happening: The Pentagon is Sending U.S. Troops to the Border

    10/25/2018 10:38:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 144 replies ^ | October 25, 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    The Pentagon confirmed Thursday hundreds of U.S troops are being sent to the southern border with Mexico in order to stop a Central American caravan that has swelled to 10,000 people. BREAKING: U.S. official says hundreds more U.S. troops expected to deploy to southern border as caravan continues journey north— Lucas Tomlinson (@LucasFoxNews) October 25, 2018 UPDATE: At least 800 U.S. military active-duty forces expected to deploy to southern border, troops largely engineers, doctors and lawyers: U.S. official— Lucas Tomlinson (@LucasFoxNews) October 25, 2018 Earlier this week President Trump threatened to send the military to the border and administration officials...
  • Chinese control of South China Sea short of war is complete

    09/24/2018 2:58:27 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 59 replies
    Great Power War ^ | 9/24/18 | USA Features
    In a meeting with U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis in June, Chinese President Xi Jinping vowed that Bejing cannot lose even one inch of the territory in the South China Sea. Thats about as plain a warning as one gets: China will defend, militarily, its outsized claims in a body of water through which one-third of all global trade passes. The U.S. would have little difficulty in taking out militarily significant targets on any of the islands in question. But thats not really the point. Through the construction of these artificial islands-turned-military bases, China acted brazenly but in a calculated...
  • White House blasts 'reckless' Woodward, doesn't rule out possibility of lawsuit

    09/10/2018 3:08:02 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/10/18 | Brett Samuels
    The White House on Monday labeled Bob Woodward "reckless" and "careless" after some administration officials refuted claims attributed to them in his new book "Fear: Trump in the White House," ratcheting up its war of words with the Watergate reporter. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders also didn't rule out a lawsuit against Woodward. "A number of people have come out and said Woodward never even reached out to corroborate statements attributed to them, which seems incredibly reckless for a book to make such outrageous claims to not even take the time to get a $10 fact-checker to call...
  • Mattis Doesnt Take Kindly to Woodward Lies, Blasts with Marine-Grade Response

    09/05/2018 8:37:55 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 22 replies
    The Western Journal ^ | September 5, 2018 at 9:34am | Malachi Bailey
    Secretary of Defense James Mattis is denying making the negative statements about President Donald Trump that are claimed in a new book by the Washington Posts Bob Woodward.And hes not leaving any room for doubt.The contemptuous words about the president attributed to me in Woodwards book were never uttered by me or in my presence, Mattis said in a statement, according to Washington Examiner. While I generally enjoy reading fiction, this is a uniquely Washington brand of literature, and his anonymous sources do not lend credibility.In Twitter posts Tuesday, Trump also gave his opinion on Woodwards book, calling it discredited...
  • Duterte says buying US F-16 jets utterly useless

    08/27/2018 11:01:38 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 23 replies
    AP ^ | Aug. 24, 2018 | JIM GOMEZ
    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has rejected an offer by the US defence chief and other top American officials to buy F-16 fighter jets, saying such an acquisition would be utterly useless because his country needs lighter combat aircraft to fight insurgents. Duterte scoffed at the offer on Thursday, saying it had been floated in a letter by Defence Secretary James Mattis, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. The offer came after he was slammed by the US for his deadly crackdown on illegal drugs, he said.
  • Atheist Group Wants to Throw Air Force Commander 'Behind Prison Bars' for His Christian Faith

    08/16/2018 10:33:39 AM PDT · by detective · 60 replies
    CBN News ^ | 08-16-2018 | Steve Warren
    Shortened title. Full title: Military Atheist Group Wants to Throw Air Force Commander 'Behind Prison Bars' for His Christian Faith The Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) sent a formal complaint this week to Defense Secretary James Mattis calling for an investigation of Brig. Gen. E. John Teichert, a Christian and the newly installed commander of the 412 Test Wing at Edwards Air Force Base in California. The group is furious at Teichert for posting links to articles, a Christmas video, and scriptures on his personal website called Prayer at Lunchtime for the United States. The website also has a list...
  • U.S. "looking for the actual evidence" of Syria chemical attack, Mattis says

    04/14/2018 5:31:47 AM PDT · by WisconsinRep · 75 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 12, 2018 | David Martin
    But testifying before Congress Thursday morning, Defense Secretary James Mattis seemed more cautious. "I believe there was a chemical attack and we're looking for the actual evidence," Mattis said. U.S. officials say blood samples provided by medical workers confirm the presence of chemicals but do not tell which side used them -- the regime or, as the Russians have claimed, rebels seeking to overthrow the regime. An international team of experts is expected to arrive in Syria on Saturday, but even if they are allowed to visit the scene of the attack, they will not be able to determine who...