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Mad Dog General Mattis Torches Bob Woodward For 'Fiction' Anti-Trump Book

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posted on Sep, 5 2018 @ 01:47 PM
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a reply to: Spiramirabilis

I had tried to find that earlier, maybe I looked there too soon.

This is one of the great things about ATS, thanks again.




posted on Sep, 5 2018 @ 01:48 PM
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a reply to: burntheships

I still don't get what you're getting at. What was Woodward's agenda for keeping Felt's identity secret?



posted on Sep, 5 2018 @ 01:48 PM
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a reply to: Xcalibur254

Still - it was a formal press release. They can use quotes if they want to, but - I feel pretty confident in saying Mattis thinks Trump is a moron

Would be very amused to be proven wrong



posted on Sep, 5 2018 @ 01:48 PM
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originally posted by: olaru12
Trump has started a witch hunt to ferret out the people that spoke to Woodward and heads will roll.

Bye Kelly Ann....

www.rawstory.com...


What would you expect him to do, buy a copy of the book?

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posted on Sep, 5 2018 @ 01:50 PM
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originally posted by: Xcalibur254
a reply to: burntheships

I still don't get what you're getting at. What was Woodward's agenda for keeping Felt's identity secret?


If he revealed the source they would lose their job, kind of
like McCabe, Comey, Brennan, and other leakers.



posted on Sep, 5 2018 @ 01:51 PM
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a reply to: Spiramirabilis

And I realized that all along, knowing we have different
perspectives. I prefer to remain civil and can say thank you
even with some one who disagrees with me.



posted on Sep, 5 2018 @ 01:52 PM
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originally posted by: AngryCymraeg
Wow, the denial is strong with this thread.
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..
...
Can someone pass the pringles and beer? I'll be over here watching and grinning. Woodward's book confirms everything I've ever thought about Trump. He's a small-minded tiny-handed ignoramus who's waaaayyy out of his depth.
y

Lol
Tell us how you really feel.

I've been saying it since the primaries. In 2016.



posted on Sep, 5 2018 @ 01:53 PM
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And I realized that all along, knowing we have different perspectives. I prefer to remain civil and can say thank you


I know you know - nobody seems to have a handle on this thing. But, we all feel like we do


It's why we should all work together to deal in verifiable facts whenever possible
edit on 9/5/2018 by Spiramirabilis because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 5 2018 @ 01:56 PM
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a reply to: olaru12

Suspected he would....just going by the phone convo between Woodward and DJT...and when Kellyann jumped in, both her and DJT were asking Woodward for the " names ". Sounded like she was immediately seeking some scapegoats.

Heads will roll



posted on Sep, 5 2018 @ 01:58 PM
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a reply to: burntheships

So you're saying his agenda was protect the identity of a source so he could possibly use them in the future. That's pretty much why every journalist protects the identity of their anonymous sources.

Not only does it give them a potential pipeline of information in the future, it shows other possible sources they can be trusted.

Woodward has built a career and legacy around being able to keep his anonymous sources anonymous. And despite all these anonymous sources he's used no one has called him a liar because of them. Until now.



posted on Sep, 5 2018 @ 01:58 PM
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originally posted by: Spiramirabilis

I know you know - nobody seems to have a handle on this thing. But, we all feel like we do


It's why we should all work together to deal in verifiable facts whenever possible


Yes, the board, our families, our workplaces, politics, the world...
all a better place if we do what you just did.



posted on Sep, 5 2018 @ 02:01 PM
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originally posted by: Xcalibur254


Woodward has built a career and legacy around being able to keep his anonymous sources anonymous. And despite all these anonymous sources he's used no one has called him a liar because of them. Until now.


Well as I mentioned earlier in this thread, I have defended Woodward before
myself. However, anyone can be bought, or swayed due to their own political
leanings. Woodward has always been a democrat. He works for Wa Po, a very
left leaning news outlet. So it make sense, its not like it is out of the parameters.

He also hates Trump, people can do very out of character things when
they are filled with hate.



posted on Sep, 5 2018 @ 02:02 PM
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a reply to: burntheships

It's trumps tweet not Mattis's tweet. And it's not POTUS Twitter it's his unofficial just trump the dump twitter account and most importantly it sounds like a statement the president authored himself with the patting himself on the back comments.

Fool me once shame on you.



posted on Sep, 5 2018 @ 02:05 PM
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a reply to: Spiramirabilis

It seems to be the general consensus amongst his staff.



posted on Sep, 5 2018 @ 02:06 PM
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a reply to: burntheships

This isn't Woodward's first rodeo. Judging by the pearl-clutching reactions from Trump and many in his administration, it seems Woodward struck a nerve.

I'm paraphrasing here from the Daily Beast article about the book: Trump and his Administration have seen the first draft of its history, and it isn't pretty. That pretty much sums it up.

The only supporters Trump has left comprise a confederation of grifters, cons and morons.



posted on Sep, 5 2018 @ 02:06 PM
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a reply to: Sillyolme

General Mattis has released his own statement as the Secretary of Defense
on the .GOV DOD website. Here, maybe you missed it...

dod.defense.gov...

This was posted a page back by member Spiramirabilis.

www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Sep, 5 2018 @ 02:09 PM
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a reply to: burntheships

If it's not true I wouldn't expect him to fire people. Why would he. If it's not true.
If Bob made up the whole thing then no one in the Whitehouse said any of this so no one should be fired over it. Firing anyone gives credence to the story.



posted on Sep, 5 2018 @ 02:11 PM
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a reply to: icanteven

Generally speaking, your echoing Hillary Clinton, and her
basket of deplorable theory.

Here you go, food for thought.



And remember all of the fine upstanding people who
have been fired and resigned because they were
corrupted by hate in their Government jobs.

McCabe, Comey, Baker, Strzok, Page, etc.

Also look at the list of real losers like Rahm Emmanuel,
whose governing is more of a mob job, and his district
is full of criminals, and murderers.

He wont be seeking reelection, I wonder why?



posted on Sep, 5 2018 @ 02:13 PM
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Why? Because they, those anonymous sources, confirm an already existing bias. Don't they?

If you stand on one foot tilt you head and squint.



posted on Sep, 5 2018 @ 02:14 PM
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So we have gone from questioning the generals integrity (they are lying to save their job), to they have to stay on or we could have a constitutional crisis, to its all a lie trump did it.

That is some serious gymnastics throughout this thread.



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