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Trump picks "Mad Dog" Mattis for Secretary of Defense

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posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 11:15 AM
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originally posted by: seeker1963

originally posted by: jhn7537
a reply to: AndyFromMichigan

Boom! I'll say this much, we lose Obama and gain this guy... Yea, the rest of the world woke back the effff up!


Yep!

That will be the end of "sensitivity training" in the military! Ain't no gender when you sign up to be a soldier!


I was in the army around 2011 and we had no sensitivity training thankfuly.




posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 11:18 AM
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originally posted by: Konduit
The next Secretary of Defense. /salute




Charming.

I feel like we've reverted to the 50's or even further back.

That kind of He-Man talk was everyday life. I lived through it.




edit on 2-12-2016 by Annee because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 11:29 AM
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originally posted by: Annee

originally posted by: Konduit
The next Secretary of Defense. /salute




Charming.

I feel like we've reverted to the 50's or even further back.

That kind of He-Man talk was everyday life. I lived through it.





The more the rabid radical lefties hate on a pick, the more we can be sure that Trump made the right pick.



posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 11:40 AM
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a reply to: Annee




I lived through it.


And you survived.



posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 11:46 AM
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originally posted by: projectvxn
a reply to: AnkhMorpork

Killed insurgents in fallujah.

Killing those assholes is fun. They don't deserve to live.


I want Marines and Soldiers to be aggressive and willing to kill. To deny the enemy life and comfort of any kind. To keep them hungry and bleeding. That's how you win a war.

You're just mad that Mattis doesn't believe in picking turds up from the clean end.


No, I remember researching at the time and that they killed everyone in sight, men, women, children, and that white phosphorous was used as well. It was a shameful massacre.



posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 11:55 AM
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originally posted by: BlueShaman
Article has been updated:

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Update: It appears the WaPo may be guilty of spreading "fake news." According to Jason Miller, Trump's communications director, "No decision has been made yet with regard to Secretary of Defense."...


Move along, nothing to see here.




“We are going to appoint ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis as our secretary of defense,” Mr. Trump told a raucous crowd at the U.S. Bank Arena, in his first post-election rally.

www.cbsnews.com...

Seriously...you guys need to stop screaming fake news everytime a reporter reports on Trump...

Or stop gorging on and defending actual fake news just cuz you like it.

Or maybe if you want to join reality...do both.



posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 12:04 PM
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a reply to: AnkhMorpork

you mean you watched "Fallujah, the hidden massacre" and called that research right? Because your comment is almost identical to what they say, so...



posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 12:11 PM
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Interesting is that Mattis was a fall back for the #Nevertrump crowd.

His name was bantered about if the GOP/NeverTrump crowd could manage a contested convention and hope to pitch Mattis to congress in a deciding vote.

He was nominated by both Pres. Bush and Pres. Obama...but was nudged out under Obama after a couple years when it was said that Mattis was more and more advocating for war with Iran.

dailycaller.com...

And a lot of other links to read with Google..

So my take away is...if ever the war-hawk stars aligned for war with Iran...It is now.

Doesn't mean it will happen, but the odds are greater now than they have ever been.



posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 12:15 PM
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originally posted by: Indigo5

So my take away is...if ever the war-hawk stars aligned for war with Iran...It is now.



Many voted against Hillary because they feared she'd get us into War.

Gonna be an interesting 4 years.

I expect plenty of excuses.



posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 12:17 PM
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a reply to: AnkhMorpork
No, the city was full of insurgents and the people who supported them.
Those who were in the city and did not support the insurgents were allowed to leave once the perimeter was established. If you stayed you did so because you were supporting the insurgents or you were their captive.
Bottom line you were in a war zone. Stuff happens in a war zone, like people getting killed.
Sometimes people held captive are killed when the bad guys get whats coming to them. Sucks but it is how things go sometimes.
White Phosphorus is used for illumination and to start things on fire.
Sometimes when you start things on fire people get killed. Sucks but it is how things go sometimes.
Maybe they should not have dragged dead American bodies through the streets and hung them from a bridge.



posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 12:18 PM
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originally posted by: thesaneone
a reply to: Annee




I lived through it.


And you survived.


Not really the point, was it.



posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 12:20 PM
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Another great Trump Pick - this will be the end of Radical Islam.



posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 12:20 PM
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a reply to: AnkhMorpork

When you give aid and comfort to enemy soldiers you become a illegal combatant and get what you deserve.



posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 12:24 PM
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CNN is asking how can America make peace with Iran and North Korea with a guy named Mad Dog in charge of our military?



posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 12:25 PM
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originally posted by: ManBehindTheMask

originally posted by: Wide-Eyes
a reply to: ManBehindTheMask

Nice to see you come into the fold. As many here have stated, Trump is buying us time. Where we are going from here is up to us.

Trump said himself that this is our last chance.

We've been given an option and if we screw it up, we're f#ed forever.


Well I wouldnt say im in the "fold" im still very critical of the man, but im also going to give credit where its due, this is a damn good pick for him if this goes through, And hes the type of guy Trump will probably listen to , Mad Dog is a force of nature, if you ever get to hear the man speak its something else......


He is indeed a solid and good pick...Depending on the rest of the leadership team.

How to say it...He is the #1 friend you want standing over your shoulder behind you when you try to see if a peaceful resolution is an option before a bar fight breaks out...cuz you know he is 110% if SHTF...

He is not, however, the friend you want talking or the one you want negotiating peace...He is there to deliver hell when the talking ends.

He has made it clear that we should have bombed the hell out of Iran years ago.

He is a strong deterrent..aka appropriately scary option...as long as he is NOT left to drive strategy by himself...cuz the guy does love war.

Never married..never had children...which I do believe informs Military Decisions whilst sending boys, dads,moms, sisters and brothers etc into war..

He also sits on the board of directors of General Dynamics and takes 1M+ a year from them (250k in salary and about 800k in stock last year) ...And they build the Subs that Donald wants to spend big on...but that is another issue.
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posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 12:33 PM
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originally posted by: Annee

originally posted by: Indigo5

So my take away is...if ever the war-hawk stars aligned for war with Iran...It is now.



Many voted against Hillary because they feared she'd get us into War.

Gonna be an interesting 4 years.

I expect plenty of excuses.



Mattis makes McCain's tune of "bomb, bomb, bomb..bomb, bomb Iran" seen like a lullaby.

Russia would have to give up Iran though...or Trump would need to tell Putin to Eff off and get into a proxy war.

Iran's a pawn and if the USA bombs them it's domino effect in the middle east and Russia is all in..

Hopefully Trump just wants Mattis as a negotiating piece to bring seriousness to his proposals in the middle east.

But who the hell knows with Trump.



posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 12:35 PM
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originally posted by: Indigo5

But who the hell knows with Trump.


Exactly!!



posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 12:44 PM
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originally posted by: carewemust
CNN is asking how can America make peace with Iran and North Korea with a guy named Mad Dog in charge of our military?


Dont you go out of your way to avoid a barking dog you are afraid will bite?



posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 12:48 PM
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originally posted by: carewemust
CNN is asking how can America make peace with Iran and North Korea with a guy named Mad Dog in charge of our military?


He also sports the nickname Warrior Monk, among others.

CNN is cherry picking again? No way!



posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 12:51 PM
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LOL all the Crying Liberals are wetting their panties over this one - reminds me of election night.



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