Trump publicly announces Secretary of Defense
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General James Mad Dog Matti's is now Trumps secretary of defense. The guy sounds like the next Patton. ISIS does not want to make this man angry.



"“I come in peace. I didn’t bring artillery. But I’m pleading with you, with tears in my eyes: If you fuck with me, I’ll kill you all.”

"“You cannot allow any of your people to avoid the brutal facts. If they start living in a dream world, it’s going to be bad.”

I'm pleading with you, do not cross us. If you do the survivors will write about what we did to you for 10,000 years

-Mad Dog Mattis

You go into Afghanistan, you got guys who slap women around for five years because they didn’t wear a veil. You know, guys like that ain’t got no manhood left anyway. So it’s a hell of a lot of fun to shoot them. Actually it’s quite fun to fight them, you know. It’s a hell of a hoot. It’s fun to shoot some people. I’ll be right up there with you. I like brawling.”

-Matthis

There is nothing better than getting shot at and missed. It's really great

Matthis

Men, when you get home and you see a leftist anti war protestor go up and shake his hand for expressing his right to free speech. Then wink at his girlfriend because she knows she's dating a pussy

-Matthis

“Find the enemy that wants to end this experiment (in American democracy) and kill every one of them until they’re so sick of the killing that they leave us and our freedoms intact.

-Matthis

I do not lose any sleep at night over the potential for failure, I cannot even spell the word

-Matthis

The first time you blow someone away is not an insignificant event. That said, there are some assholes in the world that just need to be shot.”

-Matthis

“Demonstrate to the world there is ‘No Better Friend, No Worse Enemy’ than a U.S. Marine.”

-Matthis

Fight with a strong spirit and a happy heart

-Matthis

Be polite, be cordial, and have a plan to kill everyone you meet

-Matthis
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Well, that's pretty much who they thought he was going to pick. He had the combination of being liked by most of the military and being kind of quotable.

Most of those things you attributed to him are paraphrases of other, famous quotes (that are probably paraphrases themselves).
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He supports a two state agreement to help end the conflict between Israel and Palestine.


He criticized Obama for being naive about Iran's intentions, and laments about the Nuclear deal, seeing it as imperfect, but recognizes that there is no way to tear it up. Mattis sees Iran as the biggest threat, citing that Iran is not an enemy of ISIS as Obama believes. Additionally, he criticizes President Barack Obama for being naive about Iranian intentions and Congress for being “pretty much absent” on last year’s nuclear deal.


He has criticized Barack Obama and Donald Trump for their view of seeing allies as 'free-loading', saying: "For a sitting U.S. president to see our allies as freeloaders is nuts."


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Mattis#Political_views
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It's good that he's not a Yes Man, because Yes Man betrayed House in the end.
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gornotck wrote:

Well, that's pretty much who they thought he was going to pick. He had the combination of being liked by most of the military and being kind of quotable.

Most of those things you attributed to him are paraphrases of other, famous quotes (that are probably paraphrases themselves).


I like how TF2 Sniper Trailer made a line based on his quote.

https://youtu.be/9NZDwZbyDus
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Seems like the setup for a dog and pony show to exempt the military clause, but seems like a reasonable pick.
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He seems pretty cool.

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PeripheralVisionary wrote:

He supports a two state agreement to help end the conflict between Israel and Palestine.


He criticized Obama for being naive about Iran's intentions, and laments about the Nuclear deal, seeing it as imperfect, but recognizes that there is no way to tear it up. Mattis sees Iran as the biggest threat, citing that Iran is not an enemy of ISIS as Obama believes. Additionally, he criticizes President Barack Obama for being naive about Iranian intentions and Congress for being “pretty much absent” on last year’s nuclear deal.


He has criticized Barack Obama and Donald Trump for their view of seeing allies as 'free-loading', saying: "For a sitting U.S. president to see our allies as freeloaders is nuts."


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Mattis#Political_views


Thanks! It's a pain to copy stuff on mobile.


PeripheralVisionary wrote:


gornotck wrote:

Well, that's pretty much who they thought he was going to pick. He had the combination of being liked by most of the military and being kind of quotable.

Most of those things you attributed to him are paraphrases of other, famous quotes (that are probably paraphrases themselves).


I like how TF2 Sniper Trailer made a line based on his quote.

https://youtu.be/9NZDwZbyDus


Very nice catch!
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PeripheralVisionary wrote:

He supports a two state agreement to help end the conflict between Israel and Palestine.


He criticized Obama for being naive about Iran's intentions, and laments about the Nuclear deal, seeing it as imperfect, but recognizes that there is no way to tear it up. Mattis sees Iran as the biggest threat, citing that Iran is not an enemy of ISIS as Obama believes. Additionally, he criticizes President Barack Obama for being naive about Iranian intentions and Congress for being “pretty much absent” on last year’s nuclear deal.


He has criticized Barack Obama and Donald Trump for their view of seeing allies as 'free-loading', saying: "For a sitting U.S. president to see our allies as freeloaders is nuts."


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Mattis#Political_views


Iran is in some deep shit right now. Their people are under a fanatical fascist regime. Individuals and families go missing there, alas there are no gestapos so their secret destination isn't so secret. You're free to speak you mind there. Just don't be shocked when you stop existing.

So yea, the Iranian government is not opposed to ISIS. And I would consider giving their government nuclear arms to be a psychotic break.
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this some anime ass shit yo
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I thought you had to be retired for seven years before you could become Secretary of Defence?

But he's an alright pick. Not as far right as other Republican candidates would have picked, undoubtedly. I admired his interest in educating soldiers on the culture of the places they are fighting in, and including cultural sensitivity in his training. It's a good policy.
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I am sure he will be a wonderful lap dog for the Military industrial complex like every single secretary of defense before him since Dwight Eisenhower was in office

Not being snarky that is just the way it is
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Seems like a pretty good pick, but it is worth noting that this violates the principle of civilian control over the military, so congress will have to waive the rule for him to be accepted:


But this immersion, as a Marine commander, in the wars of the Middle East leads us to some of the problems with this appointment. Most obvious, it violates the principle of civilian control over the military. This principle is no nicety; it’s essential both to democratic rule and to proper military strategy. Civilians set policy on war and peace; officers devise plans to execute it and even then under civilian supervision. The drafters of the 1947 law creating the Defense department took this principle so seriously that they barred officers from becoming secretary of defense until 10 years after they’d retired from the military. (This was later revised to seven years.) Congress has only once passed a waiver to this rule, in 1950, when President Harry Truman nominated retired five-star Gen. George Marshall to the post. (Marshall stayed on the job for a year.) Mattis is very popular on Capitol Hill and will almost certainly get a waiver as well.


http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/war_stories/2016/12/the_good_and_bad_of_gen_james_mattis_trump_s_pick_for_defense_secretary.html
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