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Trump madder than Mad Dog

In Uncategorized on 19/04/2018 at 4:28 am

James Matiss, the US Defence Secretary, had the nick-name “Mad Dog”. But as the BBC reports

The Daily Telegraph reports that President Trump considered a strike three times bigger than was launched on Syria last week – but was dissuaded by his defence secretary, James Matiss.

It highlights claims in the US media that the proposed attack could potentially have included targeting Russian air defence systems – as well as Iranian targets.

The reports say Mr Trump and his UN ambassador, Nikki Hayley, were both pushing for a more robust strike, but that Mr Mattis urged caution, warning of an escalation by Russia or Iran.

Btw, Obama fired Mattis as Commander Central Command (which covers the Middle East) because Obama tot that Mattis was provoking the Iranians into attacking US forces so that he could hit back. But then Obama was Wimp in Chief.

And given that Trump loves chaos (Trump is channelling Sun Tzu) he should adopt as Airforce One’s call sign “Chaos”: that was Mattis’s call sign.

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  1. actually no; russia is pleased (1) the scale of the attack smaller than it anticipated (2) nikki haley says more sanctions, but trump then changed mind and threw her and larry kudrow under bus; it is currently holding back on retaliation

    mattis probably had a bigger attack in mind with follow up actions, and wanted these to have congress support, but trump just wanted to show macho and then leave syria; the two have different attention spans

    in the mean time, peace plan for north korea is already in progress; trump will soon claim another victory, while giving north what it always wanted: diplomatic recognition and some withdrawal of us troops from south

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