A ‘PRESIDENT’ & HIS ’GENERAL’ WHO WERE BOTH VIETNAM DRAFT DODGERS, BEFORE MATTIS KEPT BEING PROMOTED FOR COMMITTING CIVILIAN ATROCITIES IN IRAQ (20.08.2017)
The orange wailing wall and the old yellow Mattis are well suited because their big mouth bullshit about themselves knows no bounds.
... white-house 'supremacy' rallies... in the united states of ammo...
They were both draft dodgers in the Vietnam War, with the silver spoon Trump blatantly saving his own posterior, while Mattis was slightly sneakier repeatedly hiding away in the ‘Reserves’.
It’s always the case that only those who will never be on any front line themselves talk big about wars they want other people to fight so they can profit themselves.
Neither were draft dodgers because they opposed illegal wars.
... dogs of war... the narcissistic 'news' disorder of media barons obsessed with pretending there is some 'difference' between them...
"... So, where was Mattis during the Vietnam War?
He was earning a degree in history from Central Washington University while serving in the school’s ROTC program. Back then, “Rot-C,” as it was called, was one of the “honorable ways” to dodge the Vietnam War.
He graduated and was commissioned a second lieutenant through the program in January 1972.
Although U.S. involvement in combat was winding down by then, Mattis still had a chance to get his ticket punched for the seminal conflict of his generation. U.S. involvement in Vietnam continued until 1975.
Instead, he remained stateside getting his ticket punched for promotions. As a lieutenant, Mattis served stateside as a rifle and weapons platoon commander in the 3rd Marine Division.
As a captain, he was assigned as the Naval Academy Preparatory School’s Battalion Officer. He also commanded rifle and weapons companies in the 1st Marine Regiment before being promoted to major and assigned to head a Recruiting Station in Portland, Ore.
It was only after nearly 20 years in the service that Mattis, by then a lieutenant colonel, first set foot in a combat zone... "
“... the war in Vietnam was a disaster, but McNamara and all ‘The Best and the Brightest’ in Washington could not afford to reveal themselves as the incompetent boobies they were. They lost touch with reality and rewarded with promotion those who went along with their dismal self-deception that Vietnam was a winnable war...
It was Mattis who dismissed photographic evidence of the slaughter of dozens of people by US forces at an Iraqi wedding party... . The wedding took place in western Iraq, and Mattis denied there had been an atrocity. He said he could not understand how a wedding could take place in the desert, so he blitzed the gathering. He did not know that the desert is home to thousands of families, settled and nomadic, who have relatives and friends in villages, towns and cities, and that these people come to visit on occasions of celebration or grief. The man betrayed his appalling ignorance of the culture and customs of the country by exclaiming “Ten miles from the Syrian border and 80 miles from the nearest city and a wedding party? Don’t be naïve. Plus they had 30 males of military age with them. How many people go to the middle of the desert to have a wedding party?”.
Thousands of them throughout the year, you poor dumb cluck.
And here, from a first-hand witness, recorded by reporter Rory McCarthy, is what Mattis achieved at that wedding party:
“ The bombing started at 3 a.m.,’ she said yesterday from her bed in the emergency ward at Ramadi general hospital, 60 miles west of Baghdad. ‘We went out of the house and the American soldiers started to shoot us. They were shooting low on the ground and targeting us one by one.’ She ran with her youngest child in her arms and her two young boys, Ali and Hamza, close behind. As she crossed the fields a shell exploded close to her, fracturing her legs and knocking her to the ground. She lay there and a second round hit her on the right arm. By then her two boys lay dead. ‘I left them because they were dead,’ she said. One, she saw, had been decapitated by a shell. ‘I fell into the mud and an American soldier came and kicked me. I pretended to be dead so he wouldn’t kill me. My youngest child was alive next to me’.” (According to the US military, all this was propaganda.)
It was General Mattis who caused the disaster, the slaughter, which he considered to be of no importance. But then we have to remember that he thinks that “It’s a helluva lot of fun to shoot some people.
Can you imagine it? — “It’s fun to shoot some people” giggles an American general, and there is “laughter and applause” from his audience. Are these real people? It is difficult in this supposedly civilized era to believe that two hundred citizens of an advanced western country would laugh and clap their hands when a general declares he thinks it fun to shoot people...
... The Los Angeles Times reported that “On April 4 , Maj. Gen. James N. Mattis, commander of the 1st Marine Division, whose units would carry the battle [in Falluja], summoned his commanders to a final briefing. The general, known as ‘Mad Dog Mattis’ to his men, made it clear that the Marines were now in warrior mode. ‘You know my rules for a gunfight?’ he asked a reporter outside the meeting. ‘Bring a gun, bring two guns, bring all your friends with guns’.”
After a period of chaos, Mattis began to negotiate with some Iraqis in Falluja. According to the LA Times’ report (and other sources) “He struck a deal to allow them to raise a force of local men, the Falluja Brigade, to take control of the city.”
Secretary Rumsfeld told reporters “The Fallujah brigade didn’t work; and they tried, and they’re sorry. And they’re not going to let it sit there, they’re going to do something else about it. And life will go on.” In other words, Major General Mattis had stuffed up.
Then, naturally, he moved up. And stuffed up again.
Then Rumsfeld announced that “the matter is closed” concerning his paranoid general.
... We should remember that on January 22 this year Trump boasted “I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose voters.” Amazingly, he was probably right, and as Mattis believes that “it’s a helluva lot of fun to shoot some people” it seems that they have a lot in common...”
Of course their slaughter of defenceless civilians is never a 'stuff up' but is instead, always absolutely intentional because they are purposefully trying to violently assert absolute control over entire civilian populations, by acting outside any known law.
No sooner had Cressida the Dick who murdered Jean Charles de Menezes been promoted to be the latest Commissioner of the MET Police in the UK, than there was suddenly a whole spate of terrorist atrocities under her dishonorable watch.
Madam had been lurking in the Foreign Office in an 'undisclosed' role [ie: undercover] with the Brexit Vitol 'Minister for Europe' who has long called for "protesters to be gassed and shot" too !!
They are a nasty job lot with 'five eyes' Murdoch brazenly plastering all over his front pages exactly what they are doing.
"A foreign security contractor stands guard in Kabul":
... war profiteers... what possible purpose could there be in people producing ID for 'inspection' by an illegitimate grunt who is a war profiteer who doesn't even as a starting point recognize the rule of law himself, that he thinks he is above ?...
The only reason the U.S. military remain in Afghanistan now is because politicians and their functionaries cannot admit the most incredible deceit involved in their War on Terror, because the Bin Liner was always their mercenary bagman.
It's the same story with the Brexit Les Misérables who are the terrorists who recruit other terrorists in the whole rat-run.
It was no 'co-incidence' it was the U.S. government's own mercenaries who 'open carry' who ran down and murdered a young woman in Charlottesville in America.
The Blackwater mercenaries massacre of defenceless civilians on 18 September 2007 in Nisour Square, Iraq, was no 'mistake'.
The politicians obviously wouldn't want 'open carry' in Europe, like there is in the U.S. and Israel, because too many people are united in their opposition to the war mongers and their mercenary... terrorists.
The British, Russian and American government's 'exceptionalism' in Afghanistan has only ever demonstrated their exceptional greed and stupidity.
... 2010 was a very, very bad year [along with 2009 & 2011 on either side]... because the most incredible sums of money were being thrown around trying to re-brand their War on Terror...
The media refuse to report that people have known for many years governments are recruiting mercenaries to conduct terrorist atrocities to try and give politicians 'plausible deniability' because everyone knows the Iraq War conclusively proved there has never been any War on Terror.
It is a legal impossibility to try and 're-brand' private contractors who are mercenaries definitively working for profit, under the 'auspices' of 'intelligence' agencies to try and circumvent the rule of law too.
In a time of universal deceit, it is always an evolutionary act to try and restore the real democracy of the peace and harmony of the rule of law to really try and save civilian lives.