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Thu Dec 20, 2018, 06:54 PM

Pentagon chief Mattis quits, citing policy differences with Trump

Source: Reuters

Mattis said in his resignation letter that he was stepping down so Trump could have a defense chief whose views align more closely with his own.

Trump said he would nominate a successor to Mattis shortly.

Mattis joins a long list of former Trump administration senior figures who have either quit or been removed, some unceremoniously like Secretary of State Rex Tillerson who Trump fired via Twitter in March.

Trumpís White House has had the highest turnover of senior-level staff of the past five presidents, according to the Brookings Institution think tank.

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-mattis/pentagon-chief-mattis-quits-citing-policy-differences-with-trump-idUSKCN1OJ2WR



"Retiring".... uh-huh.

Andrew Beatty just tweeted this:




"Markets are crashing, Trump aides are getting jailed, there are N squared criminal investigations, China is asserting itself, Russia is asserting itself, he's lost a CoS and + SecDef + is making massive decisions on the fly -- Either Trump breaks or America breaks."

And that's where we are today.

Merry Christmas or whatever.

trepidatiously,
Bright

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Reply Pentagon chief Mattis quits, citing policy differences with Trump (Original post)
TygrBright Dec 2018 OP
machoneman Dec 2018 #1
dixiegrrrrl Dec 2018 #2
rockfordfile Dec 2018 #3
WhoWoodaKnew Dec 2018 #4
nitpicker Dec 2018 #21
Dorn Dec 2018 #5
sarge43 Dec 2018 #13
rlexx Dec 2018 #6
Ligyron Dec 2018 #7
Bonhomme Richard Dec 2018 #8
Chemisse Dec 2018 #10
sarge43 Dec 2018 #14
watoos Dec 2018 #18
sarge43 Dec 2018 #19
jcgoldie Dec 2018 #15
watoos Dec 2018 #17
majdrfrtim Dec 2018 #9
onetexan Dec 2018 #22
ananda Dec 2018 #11
Hortensis Dec 2018 #12
watoos Dec 2018 #16
spike jones Dec 2018 #20
yellowcanine Dec 2018 #23

Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 06:56 PM

1. Yeah! Merry Fuckin' Christmas is right.

Everything is fallin' apart!

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 07:01 PM

2. Thanks for that Tweet quote.


We do seem to be approaching the eruption of something stage.

And I imagine the Russians are already at work to start riots.

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 07:02 PM

3. Cry me a river

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 07:03 PM

4. His resignation letter was pretty obvious. You can tell he thinks Trump is a nutjob.

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 07:03 PM

5. 1) Mad Dog Mattis should NEVER have been confirmed 2) The enemy of my enemy is ... my friend?

The Democrats who voted to confirm him were very wrong, and now that he's gone I am not sure how to feel about General Mad Dog.

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Response to Dorn (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 07:49 PM

13. Say what you will about Mad Dog

Unlike so many of mouth breathers Moron has put in place, at least MD has a working knowledge of how his department is organized and functions. I'm afraid we may regret his leaving.

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 07:07 PM

6. The meltdown of the shit-show in the dumpster fire is accelerating...

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 07:08 PM

7. 25th Amendment Repugs

Immediately.

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 07:11 PM

8. My instincts tell me that Individual 1 will be gone....

by the time Mattis leaves. I can't imagine Mattis resigning and leave that psychopath in charge without any supervision. If trump continues on unimpeded then we are truly fucked.

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Response to Bonhomme Richard (Reply #8)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 07:13 PM

10. Clearly supervision is ineffective.

He must figure, what's the point of being there if he is simply ignored? Plus he must be incredibly pissed.

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Response to Chemisse (Reply #10)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 07:50 PM

14. Syria had to be the last straw n/t

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Response to sarge43 (Reply #14)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 08:26 PM

18. Barbara Starr reports that Trump will withdraw troops

 

in Iraq and Afghanistan also.

Going to be a fun day tomorrow on Wall Street.

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Response to watoos (Reply #18)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 08:35 PM

19. Can South Korea be next?

Jaybus, what a shit storm.

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Response to Bonhomme Richard (Reply #8)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 07:53 PM

15. I suspect he was fired

And Mr. "You're fired" once again is too much of a wuss to even say it.

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Response to jcgoldie (Reply #15)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 08:24 PM

17. Barbara Starr is reporting that Mattis disagreed

 

with Trump about leaving the Kurds in Syria to be slaughtered. They fought with us to defeat ISIS.

Mattis is also upset with our withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan which will result in our allies there being slaughtered.

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 07:13 PM

9. Beatty's assessment

is terrifyingly spot-on, unfortunately.

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Response to majdrfrtim (Reply #9)

Fri Dec 21, 2018, 07:59 AM

22. soon as i heard Mattis was resigning yesterday i felt that dread again

what next in the coming days - how much more damage will this putin puppet do to our nation before he's dragged kicking and screaming out of office and into jail. Can't wait till the Dems take control of the House in a couple weeks.

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 07:22 PM

11. America is breaking.

I've never seen anything like it!

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 07:35 PM

12. And let's remember holocaust in Yemen and more

to come in Turkey and Syria. Erdogan has promised to bury the Kurds in trenches. And that's just the beginning. Thousands of children are imprisoned in our deserts, we're breaking our compacts with naturalized citizens in an American ethnic cleansing, and our white nationalists are moving ahead with facilities to imprison many tens of thousands, perhaps eventually hundreds of thousands.

We have 3 grandsons coming up to their teens. Future military drafts are more likely than before.

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 08:21 PM

16. The headline is a lie, it should be taken down.

 

Mattis doesn't quit. He refused an order from his CIC and so he resigned.

I expect that Trump will replace Mattis with Steven Segal.

Mattis is not a quitter.

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Response to watoos (Reply #16)

Thu Dec 20, 2018, 11:00 PM

20. My guess for his replacemnet is Erik Prince.

Prince wants to kill 2 billion Muslins.

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Response to TygrBright (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2018, 08:34 AM

23. Rats, sinking ship, etc.....

It is a very old story.

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