|Read about Neville Chamberlain here.|
So let me get this straight...we have rumors that Obama wants to negotiate with Iran over the nuclear issue when we've tried that for the last 10 years and it hasn't worked...Not only do we have that bit of news but when you add the info that Iran has been feeding the insurgents all over the Middle East with weaponry and money, plus our ally the French are currently in North Africa hookin' and jabbin' with another subset of the same group of terrorist and then we get this from the Free Bacon...
“Word on the national security street is that General James Mattis is being given the bum’s rush out of his job as commander of Central Command, and is being told to vacate his office several months earlier than planned,” reports veteran national security correspondent Thomas E. Ricks.It now appears likely that Gen. Mattis, a Marine Corps legend, will leave his post as head of America’s most important combatant command in March, several months earlier than planned
They go on to say this...
The reported departure will have consequences for U.S.-Iranian relations, civil-military relations, Marine Corps morale, and inter-service politics, Ricks writes. “I am at the point where I don’t trust his national security team,” he adds. “They strike me as politicized, defensive and narrow. These are people who will not recognize it when they screw up, and will treat as enemies anyone who tells them they are doing that. And that is how things like Vietnam get repeated. Harsh words, I know. But I am worried.”Obama is expected to pursue a diplomatic resolution to the Iranian nuclear program this year.Evidence of Iranian entanglement in Iraq, low-intensity conflict zones in Africa and the Middle East, the Syrian civil war, Afghanistan, and in international terrorism continues to mount.Don't be confused. Obama is the modern day Neville Chamberlain. The idea that he can dismiss this Marine hero because he doesn't like the man doing his damn job says more about Obama than anything else.
My opinion, but he has surrounded himself with sycophants, camp followers and fellow travelers of his ideology.
This will end badly. Oh and keep a watch on every Flag Officer in the Marine Corps from this moment on. If they haven't been purged by the Obama administration then they have head firmly up oval office butt.
NOTE: Before you bring up the General P scandal please note that if General Mattis had been involved in wrong doing then he would have been forced to resign just like the CIA director--in disgrace. They (my opinion) are going heavy handed only because they couldn't muddy him up with a spicy love triangle.
NOTE 1: Something tells me that the Pacific turn is a dead issue. It ain't gonna happen, not with Obama about to retreat from the Iranian issue, with Syria on the brink--potentially causing issues in Jordan, Lebanon and even Saudi Arabia...with Mali getting ready to go full scale regional (the entire North African area can soon be in flames) and last but not least, lets not forget that a few short weeks ago tensions between India and Pakistan were caused by Pakistani Troops (aided by Islamist) beheading an Indian soldier. Yeah. The President thinks he can focus on domestic issues? Not bloody likely. Oh and another prediction. All this will happen during the fighting season. By July they'll be hating the fact that they dismissed a decorated Marine General that had the balls to ask the tough questions.
Note 2: Notice that the Army Vice Chief of Staff is taking over Centcom? Another General that's close to the President getting a major command.