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Trump Tweets Jim Mattis Retiring end of February

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posted on Dec, 20 2018 @ 04:30 PM
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General Jim Mattis will be retiring, with distinction, at the end of February, after having served my Administration as Secretary of Defense for the past two years. During Jim’s tenure, tremendous progress has been made, especially with respect to the purchase of new fighting....
equipment. General Mattis was a great help to me in getting allies and other countries to pay their share of military obligations. A new Secretary of Defense will be named shortly. I greatly thank Jim for his service!
twitter.com...


Another job to fill.

Sky is reporting his resignation letter says he's stepping down so that Donald Trump will have a defense secretary with views more aligned to his own.

Confirmed.
Resignation letter
edit on 20-12-2018 by gortex because: (no reason given)




posted on Dec, 20 2018 @ 04:35 PM
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How many posts is that he has to fill now??



posted on Dec, 20 2018 @ 04:41 PM
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another one bites the dust



posted on Dec, 20 2018 @ 04:44 PM
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originally posted by: OtherSideOfTheCoin
How many posts is that he has to fill now??


If I know anything about Trump...





He likes filling empty slots.



posted on Dec, 20 2018 @ 04:45 PM
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a reply to: OtherSideOfTheCoin

Pretty much all of them. You have to admit, the guy sure knows how to hire.



posted on Dec, 20 2018 @ 04:52 PM
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a reply to: gortex

Is Andy Kaufman really dead?
Maybe this whole Trump-thing is sort of Yoko Ono performance.


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posted on Dec, 20 2018 @ 04:54 PM
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He was pushed out.

Trump wants someone in who will kiss up to him, so he can continue his path to dictatorship.

Wonder who will get the nom? Maybe his son Barron, because he's watched some war movies, and Trump likes to employ family in the WH.

Or Stallone, because you know, Rambo.

edit on 12/20/2018 by angeldoll because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 20 2018 @ 04:55 PM
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a reply to: jtma508

It’s all 4D chess right? He is a genius outplaying everyone!



posted on Dec, 20 2018 @ 04:55 PM
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Ships?

Sinking?

Furry critters with long tails heading for lifeboats?


Check. Check.

And Check.



posted on Dec, 20 2018 @ 04:58 PM
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I think Trump's statement says a lot about his mindset and worldview.

"The thing I liked most about Mattis was his ability to spend money."



posted on Dec, 20 2018 @ 05:01 PM
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My views on treating allies with respect and also being clear-eyed about both malign actors and strategic competitors are strongly held and informed by over four decades of immersion in these issues. We must do everything possible to advance an international order that is most conducive to our security, prosperity and values, and we are strengthened in this effort by the solidarity of our alliances. Because you?have the right to have a Secretary of Defense whose views are better aligned with yours on these and other subjects, I believe it is right for me to step down from my position.


Speaks volumes.



posted on Dec, 20 2018 @ 05:03 PM
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originally posted by: jtma508
a reply to: OtherSideOfTheCoin

Pretty much all of them. You have to admit, the guy sure knows how to hire.






And he know how to fire. “You’re fired!”


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posted on Dec, 20 2018 @ 05:16 PM
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i remember a lot of people on both sides saying he wouldnt last.

cause people on both sides can pretty much agree that Mattis is legit.

what many of us dont agree on is trump is an asshole



posted on Dec, 20 2018 @ 05:18 PM
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a reply to: gortex

Jim Mattis's views don't line up with Trumps. That tells me he doesn't approve of Trumps move to pull out of Syria.



posted on Dec, 20 2018 @ 05:25 PM
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originally posted by: BlackJackal
a reply to: gortex

Jim Mattis's views don't line up with Trumps. That tells me he doesn't approve of Trumps move to pull out of Syria.



If he doesn't like the Syria move...

Good riddance ya war monger.



posted on Dec, 20 2018 @ 05:28 PM
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originally posted by: CriticalStinker

If I know anything about Trump...





He likes filling empty slots.


Who doesn't?



posted on Dec, 20 2018 @ 05:30 PM
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None of the grownups in Washington approve of leaving our allies in the lurch and ceding control of the region to Russia, Turkey and Assad.


It's crazy.


They're all poopyheads!



posted on Dec, 20 2018 @ 05:40 PM
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originally posted by: TinySickTears
i remember a lot of people on both sides saying he wouldnt last.

cause people on both sides can pretty much agree that Mattis is legit.

what many of us dont agree on is trump is an asshole



I agree, he is an asshole — but an effective one.



posted on Dec, 20 2018 @ 05:42 PM
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originally posted by: 0zzymand0s
a reply to: CriticalStinker


None of the grownups in Washington approve of leaving our allies in the lurch and ceding control of the region to Russia, Turkey and Assad.


It's crazy.


They're all poopyheads!


Then they should go put on a uniform and die for them. They're not worth American lives, let them handle they're own business.



posted on Dec, 20 2018 @ 05:42 PM
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Bet on Putin consolidating his power in the Baltics in the next 20-25 days.







 
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