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Thu Dec 20, 2018, 05:24 PM

Mattis retiring

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Reply Mattis retiring (Original post)
Stonepounder Dec 2018 OP
Marthe48 Dec 2018 #1
Solly Mack Dec 2018 #2
mobeau69 Dec 2018 #5
Solly Mack Dec 2018 #29
SergeStorms Dec 2018 #21
Solly Mack Dec 2018 #28
BigmanPigman Dec 2018 #3
mobeau69 Dec 2018 #4
doc03 Dec 2018 #6
FarPoint Dec 2018 #7
bluestarone Dec 2018 #8
FarPoint Dec 2018 #12
KPN Dec 2018 #24
bluestarone Dec 2018 #25
mobeau69 Dec 2018 #11
akraven Dec 2018 #9
BumRushDaShow Dec 2018 #10
louis-t Dec 2018 #15
BumRushDaShow Dec 2018 #19
keithbvadu2 Dec 2018 #13
TygrBright Dec 2018 #14
Stonepounder Dec 2018 #34
keithbvadu2 Dec 2018 #16
rpannier Dec 2018 #17
maxsolomon Dec 2018 #18
SergeStorms Dec 2018 #20
volstork Dec 2018 #22
nitpicker Dec 2018 #23
benld74 Dec 2018 #26
KPN Dec 2018 #27
Gothmog Dec 2018 #30
keithbvadu2 Dec 2018 #31
riversedge Dec 2018 #32
csziggy Dec 2018 #33
CreekDog Dec 2018 #35
Stonepounder Dec 2018 #36
Omaha Steve Dec 2018 #37

Response to Stonepounder (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 05:26 PM

1. Does Mattis know he's retiring?

n/t

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Response to Marthe48 (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 05:27 PM

2. He does now.

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 05:32 PM

5. LOL!

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Response to mobeau69 (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 06:30 PM

29. I couldn't resist.

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 06:04 PM

21. Exactly how Comey found out.

Trump is the biggest piece of shit on this planet, or any other.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #21)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 06:29 PM

28. I've read he submitted a resignation but well...there is no truth from the Trump WH.

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Response to Stonepounder (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 05:30 PM

3. He was FIRED! He said earlier that he won't retire

since he is worried about what will happen if he does leave! Big difference!

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Response to Stonepounder (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 05:31 PM

4. This is how Mattis found out? Wow.

Mattis must have unloaded on him!


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Response to Stonepounder (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 05:38 PM

6. Where is that crazy SOB John Bolton? I would think he would

oppose getting out of Syria.

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Response to Stonepounder (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 05:39 PM

7. tRump is terrified right now...

A man in full panic mode....Ever since the Flynn Judge Sullivan Court scene where in Treason is mentioned ... tRump pees his pants. .We are witnessing a full blown meltdown.
The Treason thought.... has teeth in my opinion.

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Response to FarPoint (Reply #7)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 05:44 PM

8. EXACTLY and The repubs in the senate witnessing the same BUT

What the fuck are they doing about it??? NOTHING!!

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Response to bluestarone (Reply #8)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 05:50 PM

12. Senate is just starting to feel the true chaos...

This tRump delusional claims that Isis has been defeated, we won, no war in Syria now...all an effort to try and cover up his treason...aiding and abedding an enemy of war ...( whatever it says in the Constitution)...

Essentially, he's trying to CYA and maintain the adoration of his base...

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Response to bluestarone (Reply #8)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 06:12 PM

24. Yup. They propagated a whacko base to

keep themselves employed and now have no place to go that doesn’t involve self-sacrifice — which most of them are incapable of; that’s what drove them to propagate an ignorant, hatred, mentally unbalanced base in the first place — a priority on self over virtually anything else, including potentially catastrophic damage to our country and possibly the globe. These people are the definition of evil.

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Response to KPN (Reply #24)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 06:14 PM

25. Fully agree!!

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Response to FarPoint (Reply #7)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 05:49 PM

11. Crime and Punishment in real life!

Watergate x100.

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Response to Stonepounder (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 05:47 PM

9. More like running for cover! n/t

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Response to Stonepounder (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 05:49 PM

10. NY Time article

Jim Mattis, Marine General Turned Defense Secretary, Will Leave Pentagon in February



By Helene Cooper

Dec. 20, 2018

WASHINGTON — Jim Mattis, the four-star Marine general turned defense secretary, will retire at the end of February, President Trump said on Thursday.

Mr. Mattis’ departure comes a day after the president announced his decision to withdraw 2,000 American troops from Syria over the objections of senior military officials.

His departure leaves the Trump administration without one of the few officials viewed as standing between a mercurial president and global tumult.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/20/us/politics/jim-mattis-defense-secretary-trump.html

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #10)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 05:54 PM

15. Jeez, he's really aged in 2 years.

Isn't he only about 40?

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Response to louis-t (Reply #15)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 05:59 PM

19. Another uh oh time



TEXT

Philip Rucker

@PhilipRucker

It's hard to overstate the magnitude of Mattis's resignation. The world viewed him as the rock. As crazy as things appeared to be in the Oval, allies took comfort in the fact that Mattis was in charge at the Pentagon. He will be gone Feb. 28.
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5:40 PM - Dec 20, 2018

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Response to Stonepounder (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 05:52 PM

13. General Flynn is available

General Flynn is available

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Response to Stonepounder (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 05:54 PM

14. Alerting on this. Not a reliable mainstream news source. n/t

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Response to TygrBright (Reply #14)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 10:37 PM

34. I certainly hope this is sarcasm. n/t

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Response to Stonepounder (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 05:55 PM

16. Gen Kelly will be available shortly.

Gen Kelly will be available shortly.


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Response to Stonepounder (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 05:56 PM

17. One of the extremely few competent people he has ever hired in his life is retiring

How many have left now?
What happened to his A+, only the best people?
Real worry is, what idiot will he choose to replace Mattis?

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Response to Stonepounder (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 05:58 PM

18. Boo Hoo.

Boo Hoo Hoo Hoo.

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Response to Stonepounder (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 06:00 PM

20. Jesus Herbert Christ.

Trump is SUCH an asshole! The wheels are off the crazy train.

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Response to Stonepounder (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 06:07 PM

22. "Retiring"

Uh huh, right....

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Response to Stonepounder (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 06:11 PM

23. Link to CNN

https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/20/politics/donald-trump-james-mattis-out/index.html


Washington (CNN) — Defense Secretary James Mattis resigned Thursday on the heels of President Donald Trump's plans to withdraw troops from Syria, citing irreconcilable policy differences.

"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," Mattis wrote in his letter.

He also pointedly stated that the strength of the US depends in part on the strength of its alliances around the globe, many of which have become notably frayed under Trump.

"One core belief I have always held is that our strength as a nation is inextricably linked to the strength of our unique and comprehensive system of alliances and partnerships. While the US remains the indispensable nation in the free world, we cannot protect our interests or serve that role effectively without maintaining strong alliances and showing respect to those allies," he added.
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Response to Stonepounder (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 06:18 PM

26. He quit

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Response to Stonepounder (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 06:22 PM

27. And I thought last week was a new low for

this illegal Presidency. Things are frankly becoming quite scary. Mueller, you better hurry up. Our nation and the world are clearly at risk; not just our government and economic systems, but conceivably millions upon millions of human lives.

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Response to Stonepounder (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 06:30 PM

30. Matthis was fired by trump

Read his letter

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Response to Stonepounder (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 07:01 PM

31. JARED! How about super dooper all-purpose man Jared?

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Response to Stonepounder (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 09:58 PM

32. Mattis is RESIGNING in Protest--He is first Cabinet member to do so. Suck on that Trump

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Response to Stonepounder (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 10:32 PM

33. General Mattis resigned - and his letter is amazing

Read James Mattis’ resignation letter to Trump: ‘We must be resolute and unambiguous’ toward Russia and China
Published 5 hours ago | Updated 33 min ago
Kevin Breuninger

In a letter addressed to Trump, Mattis said that “because you have a right to have a Secretary of Defense whose views are better aligned with yours” on a number of subjects, “I believe it is right for me to step down from my position.”

In his letter, Mattis cited the importance of US alliances, particularly NATO, and said the US must stand ‘resolute and unambiguous’ in the face of authoritarian countries such as China and Russia.

Mattis’ resignation comes on the heels of Trump’s controversial plan to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria.

The president’s decision, announced on Wednesday, will reportedly take more than 2,000 U.S. servicemembers out of the country, ending the ground strategy against the Islamic State. Trump said in a tweet Wednesday morning that “we have defeated ISIS in Syria, my only reason for being there during the Trump Presidency.”




https://www.cnbc.com/2018/12/20/read-james-mattis-letter-to-trump-resigning-as-defense-secretary.html

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Response to Stonepounder (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 10:41 PM

35. Alerting, Mattis did not retire

there was plenty of time to get the story right.

alerting now because the OP's title is misleading and helping Trump spread a lie.

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Response to Stonepounder (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2018, 12:15 AM

36. According to MSNBC, Mattis' letter was NOT released by the White House,

but instead it was released by the Pentagon. My belief and seemingly by most of the commentators on MSNBC and CNN is that tRump's unilateral announcement that we were pulling our troops out of Syria and also info leaking out of the White House that tRump is seriously pulling troops out of Afghanistan as well, caused Mattis' resignation because tRump crossed his personal red line and he could not, in good conscience, continue as SecDef.

Rachel just said '...the Secretary of Defense resigning'.

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Response to Stonepounder (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2018, 08:28 AM

37. After a review by forum hosts...locking.

For title, source, and duplicate.

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