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  • Two weeks to go before PE Trump takes office and his circle has pissed off Gen Mattis

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.d81234363045

    Initially, both Mattis and the Trump team intended to engage in a collaborative process whereby Mattis would be given significant influence and participation in selecting top Pentagon appointees.

    But the arrangement started going south only two weeks later when Mattis had to learn from the news media that Trump had selected Vincent Viola, a billionaire Army veteran, to be secretary of the Army, one source close to the transition said.

    Mattis was furious,” said the source. “It made him suspicious of the transition team, and things devolved from there.”

    Service secretaries represent potential alternate power centers inside the Defense Department, and Mattis as defense secretary has an interest in having secretaries who are loyal to him and don’t have independent relationships with the White House.

    Mattis is also pushing for the Trump transition team to allow “Never Trump” Republicans to serve in the Pentagon, but so far the Trump team is refusing.
    Speaks well for Gen Mattis. The Transition hacks will never understand his type.
    “The time has come,” the Walrus said,
    “To talk of many things:
    Of shoes—and ships—and sealing-wax—
    Of cabbages—and kings—
    And why the sea is boiling hot—
    And whether pigs have wings.”
    ― Lewis Carroll

  • #2
    Who was the "source"?

    “Mattis was furious,” said the source.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by The Doctor View Post
      Who was the "source"?

      “Mattis was furious,” said the source.
      They say, a PE Transition official.
      “The time has come,” the Walrus said,
      “To talk of many things:
      Of shoes—and ships—and sealing-wax—
      Of cabbages—and kings—
      And why the sea is boiling hot—
      And whether pigs have wings.”
      ― Lewis Carroll

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Combat Engineer View Post
        They say, a PE Transition official.
        That narrows it down. What has Gen. Mattis said about this?
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        • #5
          Why do we need that? We had many threads about military officers being mad about President Obama. Heck we had one where it was said Gen Mattis found out about his replacement from the media, according to sources... just like this.

          Sorry we don't get to have two standards. "Sources" were fine when the criticism was pointed at President Obama, they are fine now.
          “The time has come,” the Walrus said,
          “To talk of many things:
          Of shoes—and ships—and sealing-wax—
          Of cabbages—and kings—
          And why the sea is boiling hot—
          And whether pigs have wings.”
          ― Lewis Carroll

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Combat Engineer View Post
            https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.d81234363045

            Speaks well for Gen Mattis. The Transition hacks will never understand his type.
            It does speak well for General Mattis.

            General Kelly won't be too thrilled either, especially as he as to work with Flynn, who was canned by the DNI for whatever reason, not the least of which was mishandling classified material.

            And Flynn doesn't play well with others...
            We are not now that strength which in old days
            Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
            Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
            To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

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            • #7
              The Washington Post as a source?
              Any man can hold his place when the bands play and women throw flowers; it is when the enemy presses close and metal shears through the ranks that one can acertain which are soldiers, and which are not.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Arnold J Rimmer View Post
                The Washington Post as a source?
                Sorry, Doc and you have said no ad hominem fallacies allowed. Try again.
                “The time has come,” the Walrus said,
                “To talk of many things:
                Of shoes—and ships—and sealing-wax—
                Of cabbages—and kings—
                And why the sea is boiling hot—
                And whether pigs have wings.”
                ― Lewis Carroll

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Combat Engineer View Post
                  Sorry, Doc and you have said no ad hominem fallacies allowed. Try again.
                  Correct! It is an ad hominem fallacy to argue that a fake news story is wrong just because it came from the Washington Post.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Combat Engineer View Post
                    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.d81234363045



                    Speaks well for Gen Mattis. The Transition hacks will never understand his type.
                    Pissing off Mattis is the least of America's concerns.
                    Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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