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Send Mad Dog Mattis to the Corporate Kennel

    Send Mad Dog Mattis to the Corporate Kennel

Outgoing Defense Secretary Gen. James “Mad Dog” Mattis was famous for quipping, “It’s fun to shoot some people.” It remains a supreme irony that Mattis was widely considered the only “adult in the room” in the Trump administration. Compared to whom? John Bolton, the rabid neocon serving as national security adviser? That would be the epitome…

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Both Leading Candidates to Replace Mattis are Maximum War Hawks

    Both Leading Candidates to Replace Mattis are Maximum War Hawks

WASHINGTON — On Thursday, President Donald Trump announced via Twitter that Secretary of Defense James “Mad Dog” Mattis would be “retiring” in February and that a replacement for Mattis would soon be named. Mattis’ departure had been the subject of speculation since late June, when it was reported that Mattis was already being kept out…

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As US and Western Allies Suddenly Push Peace in Yemen, Can Their Endgame be Trusted?

    As US and Western Allies Suddenly Push Peace in Yemen, Can Their Endgame be Trusted?

SANA’A, YEMEN — Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, the head of Ansar Allah’s Supreme Revolutionary Committee, welcomed U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis’ recent remarks urging an end to the three-year-long Saudi-led war in Yemen. In a tweet, Al-Houthi urged Mattis to announce an immediate end to the war, as well as to the Saudi coalition’s blockade…

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Trump “Actively Discussing” Mattis Replacement, Looking for Cooperative Iran Hawk

    Trump “Actively Discussing” Mattis Replacement, Looking for Cooperative Iran Hawk

WASHINGTON — Media reports emerged this week that suggest that U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis may soon find himself out of a job, as President Donald Trump and his closest advisors are now “actively” discussing possible candidates to replace the Pentagon chief. Back in late June, MintPress News reported on related concerns that Mattis…

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Is Mattis Next on Chopping Block for Questioning the “Adelson Agenda”?

  Is Mattis Next on Chopping Block for Questioning the “Adelson Agenda”?

WASHINGTON – Like Rex Tillerson and H.R. McMaster before him, Secretary of Defense James Mattis – one of the longest-serving members of the Trump cabinet – may soon be out of a job. Just as was the case for the former secretary of state and the former national security adviser, media reports are now asserting…

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Attacking Syria: Military Brass Thumbs Noses at the Constitution

  Attacking Syria: Military Brass Thumbs Noses at the Constitution

Opinion — The U.S. Constitution and international law suffered a stinging blow last night at the hands of an odd coalition that might be called Goldilocks and two moral dwarfs posing as Marine generals, together with a “Right Dishonorable” harridan and a young French poodle. As was the case 15 years ago when the U.S.…

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John Bolton And James Mattis Clash Over Syria Strategy

  John Bolton And James Mattis Clash Over Syria Strategy

The latest reports rolling in from Syria suggest that both the Assad regime and Hezbollah have evacuated weapons from likely targets, after CNBC revealed that the U.S. has selected 8 targets to strike, including two airfields, a research center and an alleged chemical weapons facility – after US officials told a reporter they were “fairly confident” the Syrian…

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US Finally Admits “No Evidence” Assad Used Sarin Gas

  US Finally Admits “No Evidence” Assad Used Sarin Gas

Secretary of Defense James Mattis stated on or about February 2nd, 2018 that the United States has “no evidence” that the Syrian government used the banned nerve agent Sarin against its own people in attacks in 2013 and 2017. The most recent accusation provoked a massive Tomahawk strike ordered by President Trump that was quite provocative in the…

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How “America First” Became the Presidency of the Pentagon

  How “America First” Became the Presidency of the Pentagon

During the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump won over many American voters by his promise to put “America First.” Though this catchphrase was thought – at the time — to imply a populist message of putting the American people first, Trump has largely failed to deliver on his promises to roll back the corporate welfare…

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