Obama Ousts Another General, This Time, The Head Of Central Command

Family Security Matters

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.

Why the hurry? Pentagon insiders say that he rubbed civilian officials the  wrong way — not because he went all “mad dog,” which is his public image, and  the view at the White House, but rather because he pushed the civilians so hard  on considering the second- and third-order consequences of military action  against Iran.

Some of those questions apparently were uncomfortable. Like, what  do you do with Iran once the nuclear issue is resolved and it remains a foe?  What do you do if Iran then develops conventional capabilities that could make  it hazardous for U.S. Navy ships to operate in the Persian Gulf? He kept saying,  “And then what?”

Inquiry along these lines apparently was not welcomed — at least in the  CENTCOM view. The White House view, apparently, is that Mattis was too hawkish,  which is not something I believe, having seen him in the field over the years.  I’d call him a tough-minded realist, someone who’d rather have tea with you than  shoot you, but is happy to end the conversation either way.

Presidents should feel free to boot generals anytime they want, of course —  that’s our system, and one I applaud. But ousting Mattis at this time, and in  this way, seems wrong for several reasons:

TIMING: If Mattis leaves in March, as now appears likely, that means there  will be a new person running CENTCOM just as the confrontation season with Iran  begins to heat up again.

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9 thoughts on “Obama Ousts Another General, This Time, The Head Of Central Command

  1. It has NO matter why he is being relieved of duty, as in the other high ranking officers they lied about each and replaced them. He IS GOING TO DESTROY OUR ARMIES and the Country next… The TIME IS NEARING, BE PREPARED…..

  2. I was on another site several months ago. You know how you can read a comment from your inbox to decide whether you want to respond in some way… agree or disagree.
    I was reading a post while it was still in my inbox. The writer of this statement requested that his post be deleted immediately. I just happened to catch it BEFORE it was deleted.

    Seems Mr. Obama was busy. He had NEW uniforms made up in “polyester.” They look like our uniforms but if you get if close, you can tell, they ARE NOT our uniforms. Polyester was banned by the Military years ago before it is too hot for the Middle East and catches on fire far too easily and will burn into the skin of the person wearing it.

    So? My question is: “Who is it that will be wearing these uniforms?”

  3. What makes anyone think obama gives a fat rats ass! This is probably what he wants so that FRIGGING Iran can attack another of our ships and complete the job this time! If memory serves the USS Cole attack left many sailors dead and more wounded! This took place under the other shithead Democrat Piece of Shit Clinton! This action was never righted and your damn right under the right circumstances I hold a grudge for my fellow Americans being wronged and blood not exacted for their loss! Minimum requirement You kill one of ours we take out 1000 to 10,000 of yours!
    obama probably wants us to lose a warship and all its men for some muslim demented peace offering!
    This basterd is a sick demonic Son of a bitch period!

  4. Eliwhit…I don’t think I quite understood how you REALLLLY feel about him! LOL.

    No, seriously, you are right.

  5. Actually? This could work FOR US if you think about it.

  6. Obama is systematically replacing all of our patriots in powerful positions with his communist lickspittles. He obviously fears a potential military coup removing him from power.

    • Sure he does. After all, he was never in the military and he thinks he is the smartest man ever. The media will not report anything bad about him and the blogs that do are all …………………….wait for it……………….racist.

  7. Welp! He did and does have a reason to fear it….and still does.

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