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    "General Krulak, the former Commandant of the Marine Corps, now the chair of the Naval Academy Board of Visitors, tells a Jim Mattis story. General Krulak said, when he was Commandant of the Marine Corps, every year, starting about a week before Christmas, he and his wife would bake hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of Christmas cookies. They would package them in small bundles. Then on Christmas day, he would load his vehicle. At about 4 a.m., General Krulak would drive himself to every Marine guard post in the Washington-Annapolis-Baltimore area and
    deliver a small package of Christmas cookies to whatever Marines were pulling guard duty that day. He said that one year, he had gone down to Quantico as one of his stops to deliver Christmas cookies to the Marines on guard duty. He went to the command center and gave a package to the lance corporal who was on duty.
    He asked, Who's the officer of the day? The lance corporal said, Sir, it's Brigadier General Mattis. And General Krulak said, No, no, no. I know who General Mattis is. I mean, who's the officer of the day today, Christmas day? The lance corporal, feeling a little anxious, said, Sir, it is Brigadier General Mattis. General Krulak said that, about that time, he spotted in the back room a cot, or a daybed. He said, No, Lance Corporal. Who slept in that bed last night? The lance corporal said, Sir,
    it was Brigadier General Mattis. About that time, General Krulak said that General Mattis came in, in a duty uniform with a sword, and General Krulak said, Jim, what are you doing here on Christmas day? Why do you have duty? General Mattis told him that the young officer who was scheduled to have duty on Christmas day had a family, and General Mattis decided it was better for the young officer to spend Christmas Day with his family, and so he chose to have duty on Christmas Day.
    General Krulak said, That's the kind of officer that Jim Mattis is".

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    ^ no question; Marine Corps motherfuckers like Mattis are tip-top bitch.

    Contrary to progressive libtard hollywood bulllshit.

    And maybe he is a homo, so fucking what!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Earl
    And maybe he is a homo
    ...gotta hurt, Earl...a real man and a homo

    google Mattis shirtless for a shot of his tits...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat
    google Mattis shirtless
    I just did

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    *cough*...I was joking...

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    This is fucked up and extemely bad news:-

    Dear Mr President:

    I have been privileged to serve as our country's 26th Secretary of Defense which has allowed me to serve alongside our men and women of the Department in defense of our citizens and our ideals.

    I am proud of the progress that has been made over the past two years on some of the key goals articulated in our National Defense Strategy: putting the Department on a more sound budgetary footing, improving readiness and lethality in our forces, and reforming the Department's business practices for greater performance. Our troops continue to provide the capabilities needed to prevail in conflict and sustain strong US global influence.

    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. Like you, I have said from the beginning that the armed forces of the United States should not be the policeman of the world. Instead, we must use all tools of American power to provide for the common defense, including providing effective leadership to our alliances. 29 democracies demonstrated that strength in their commitment to fighting alongside us following the 9-11 attack on America. The Defeat-ISIS coalition of 74 nations is further proof.

    Similarly, I believe we must be resolute and unambiguous in our approach to those countries whose strategic interests are increasingly in tension with ours. It is clear that China and Russia, for example, want to shape a world consistent with their authoritarian model gaining veto authority over other nations' economic, diplomatic, and security decisions to promote their own interests at the expense of their neighbors, America and our allies. That is why we must use all the tools of American power to provide for the common defense.

    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. The end date for my tenure is February 28, 2019, a date that should allow sufficient time for a successor to be nominated and confirmed as well as to make sure the Department's interests are properly articulated and protected at upcoming events to include Congressional posture hearings and the NATO Defense Ministerial meeting in February. Further, that a full transition to a new Secretary of Defense occurs well in advance of the transition of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in September in order to ensure stability within the Department.

    I pledge my full effort to a smooth transition that ensures the needs and interests of the 2.15 million Service Members and 732,079 civilians receive undistracted attention of the Department at all times so that they can fulfill their critical, round-the-clock mission to protect the American people.

    I very much appreciate this opportunity to serve the nation and our men and women in uniform.

    James N Mattis
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-46644841

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    ^

    Shows the general state of chaos the US in right now.

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    a key takeaway from that resignation letter...

    It omitted the customary courtesies to the president: no statement that it was an honor to serve him, no words about common purposes, not even a final “Respectfully yours” before the signature.

    https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/ar...xcuses/578785/

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    The Mattis types are a dime a dozen here...

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    Quote Originally Posted by raycarey View Post
    a key takeaway from that resignation letter...




    https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/ar...xcuses/578785/
    that general was a fooking loon, I say good riddance

    another fine job by Trump the Great,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    that general was a fooking loon, I say good riddance

    another fine job by Trump the Great,
    You really should be restricted to posting in the retard club. That’s where your asinine views belong.

    Keep up the good work reminding us what a beacon of deliberate stupidity you are on, economics, foreign affairs, technology and politics.
    A warning to us all, thank you.

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    Oops, diaper change is due

    fuck off back to your bed full of piss, Chass

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKkin View Post
    The Mattis types are a dime a dozen here...
    a shame they can't take him for war crimes under the ICT,

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    I don’t want you run off the forum butters. I don’t even want you jailed. It doesn’t matter to me if you are Belgian, French or Algerian.
    There are only two things of importance here. Your entertainment value, (which is slipping due to bland, meaningless repetition) and the fact that you are still a no mark wanker of little importance in the world.

    Do try to up your boring game, there’s a good chap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Switch View Post
    I don’t want you run off the forum butters. I don’t even want you jailed. It doesn’t matter to me if you are Belgian, French or Algerian.
    There are only two things of importance here. Your entertainment value, (which is slipping due to bland, meaningless repetition) and the fact that you are still a no mark wanker of little importance in the world.

    Do try to up your boring game, there’s a good chap.
    you boring repetitive bore, when was the last time you had any original thought?

    as for your entertainment value, it's not even there

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    that general was a fooking loon, I say good riddance

    another fine job by Trump the Great,

    We understand your sympathy

    The new directive adopts recommendations from Defence Secretary Jim Mattis that "transgender persons who require or have undergone gender transition" cannot serve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    you boring repetitive bore, when was the last time you had any original thought?

    as for your entertainment value, it's not even there
    Am I boring the forum garden gnome? Stick to fishing mate, because you are absolutely shit at everything else.

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    “Mad Dog” Mattis was famous for quipping, “It’s fun to shoot some people.”

    quote from:

    Send the Mad Dog to the Corporate Kennel
    https://consortiumnews.com/2018/12/2...porate-kennel/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Switch View Post
    Am I boring the forum garden gnome? Stick to fishing mate, because you are absolutely shit at everything else.
    why do you smell funny ?

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    Extremely fuckin sad that Mattis, who really seems to know what he is doing and see the big picture in terms of alliance management, has to abandon ship.


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    Loops - Mattis ia bone fide 100% mad man. He would beneft from a padded cell and high levels of sedatives.

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    It's being reported that Mad Dog will be forced out early and a Boeing exec will be acting SecDef.

    https://twitter.com/margbrennan/stat...rc=twsrc%5Etfw

    The MIC is safe...

    With Shanahan as acting SecDef, one thing is for sure: The military-industrial-complex will be well looked after.

    Here's Shanahan's official bio, which shows just how deep his ties with government contractors run.

    Patrick M. Shanahan became the 33rd Deputy Secretary of Defense on July 19, 2017. Mr. Shanahan most recently served as Boeing senior vice president, Supply Chain & Operations. A Washington state native, Mr. Shanahan joined Boeing in 1986 and spent over three decades with the company. He previously worked as senior vice president of Commercial Airplane Programs, managing profit and loss for the 737, 747, 767, 777 and 787 programs and the operations at Boeing's principal manufacturing sites; as vice president and general manager of the 787 Dreamliner, leading the program during a critical development period; as vice president and general manager of Boeing Missile Defense Systems, overseeing the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system, Airborne Laser and Advanced Tactical Laser; and as vice president and general manager of Boeing Rotorcraft Systems, overseeing the Apache, Chinook and Osprey. He previously held leadership positions on the 757 program, 767 program and in the fabrication division. Mr. Shanahan is a Royal Aeronautical Society Fellow, Society of Manufacturing Engineers Fellow and American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Associate Fellow. He served as a regent at the University of Washington for over five years. Mr. Shanahan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Washington and two advanced degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology: a Master of Science degree in mechanical engineering, and an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management.

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    It will be a huge low point even by US standards if they install an arms dealer as SecDef.


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    Quote Originally Posted by foobar View Post
    It will be a huge low point even by US standards if they install an arms dealer as SecDef.
    ...few points are lower than Pruitt, Zinke and DeVos...plumbing new depths are a tRumpian hallmark...

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