President Barack Obama fired General James Mattis, the head of Central Command, without even calling the general to let him know he was being replaced. "I am told that General Mattis was travelling and in a meeting when an aide passed him a note telling him that the Pentagon had announced his replacement as head of Central Command. It was news to him -- he hadn´t received a phone call or a heads-up from anyone at the Pentagon or the White House," Thomas E. Ricks reports. In another post, Ricks says Mattis was fired because:
Comments: What a low class, vile man 0bama is. Everything in this nation will be utterly destroyed when his reign of terror is over.
Details aside -and they sound very important indeed- this, if true, is no way to treat a top general. It is bad manners and it is bad policy. And it is dangerous - very dangerous. Just how does the administration think senior military officers, indeed all career military people, will feel about this way of treating a top commander? Actions like this can have unintended consequences. This is the work of amateurs.
If it is correct. These days, who knows what is true and what is false? Hillary had comforted us by telling us that it really doesn´t make any difference, but some of the more old fashioned among us cannot escape the nagging feeling that facts just might matter after all.
If it is a fact that Obama dismissed this general in this gratuitously offensive fashion, it adds weight to my belief that he, Obama, does not understand politics. He has no political ability. He does not know how to work with others - especially if they disagree. The whole business is beyond him, over his head. The reason some people think Obama has superb political skills is that he is a classic demagogue. His rhetoric can sway the masses and mislead the intelligentsia. But he is a tyrant at heart. He doesn´t understand the American system.
It is not clear from the article why he was fired. What was meant in regards to his attitude about Iranians having nuclear weapons? If he was against the denial to Iran of nuclear weapons because Iran could take conventional action against our interests after their destruction, he was a fool. If he was in favor of destroying Iranian nuclear weapons because having them would also encourage Iran to take more conventional actions against our interests, he was a patriot.
I believe Obama said plainly somewhere that Iran will not be allowed to have nuclear weapons. Let´s hope that´s true
This General is much more distinguished than Obama and this is not the way you treat someone who has given the best years of their life to the country. Obama is a low class jerk not worthy to shine this Generals shoes.
Apparently, beginning in the 1960´s & definately during the 1970´s, the perverted generation of radical lefty/lib/statist dem pols burst into the political arena, first targeting the military with legislated policies intended to deminish, (-destroy?!), America´s strength to defend freedom. ´´Peace through strength,´´ had already historically proved its merit, but militant lefties simply can´t tolerate that wisdom as it defeats their communal BIG Governmental goal.
The current beltway dem pols who emerged from that hippie/dippie/lefty militant gang, such as Kerry, have consistantly supported an ruthless agenda of statist policies which but prove that the entire dem party leadership, ...as so eloquently once stated by slick, ´´loath the military,´´ This time their words do match their actions.
He´s one skinny, mouthy community agitator who couldn´t lead from the front if his life depended on it. I have to wonder if the military shouldn´t exploit this weakness in our enemy and act like patriots.
When asked by Two Won whether or not he would fire upon US Citizens, he must have said NO. Thus the door was shown to him. Only those who will accept our pResident´s orders without question will be allowed to serve.
In my opinion Obama and many in his administration are enemy’s to our Constitution. There has to be at some time those who will rise and be faithful to their sworn oath "to protect and defend the Constitution from ALL enemies foreign and DOMESTIC".
This is just what Morsi in Egypt did when he won the election. Remove all top military leaders who may still be loyal to the constitution. We may have a Fascist in charge now, but he really wants it to be communism. We are in for a long four years. Hope we survive as a free democracy till then.
Did no one see the front page story in the WSJ this morning? General Mattis this month banned Kam Air, the largest private airline in Afghanistan, from getting any military contracts because they are alleged to have been smuggling bulk amounts of opium on civilian flights. Now Obama has fired Mattis.
Did the good general jeopardize the illegal drug profits of someone who is connected?
what difference does it make? few people will read this and it will get little, if any t.v. time. i think the book Animal Farm needs to be required reading by every american. i will most likely be dead by the time of the next revolution but my children and grandchildren will have to be prepared to defend themselves in every way possible.
Obviously Obama wants the 4-star generals to simply be his yes men, showing that he has little or no respect for their experience and knowledge of all things military. This is just another consequence of the election and could end up with a lot of Americans being killed someday.
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