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Media: the post of head of the Pentagon, Trump chose a retired General James Mattis

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For the post of Secretary of Defense, the elected US President Trump chose retired General of the Marine Corps James Mattis, reports RIA News message "The Washington Post".


Media: the post of head of the Pentagon, Trump chose a retired General James Mattis


The last duty station of Mattis (2010-2013) was the US Central Command, responsible for Central Asia and the Middle East.

"The official announcement of the candidacy of 66-year-old Mattis may take place early next week," the newspaper said.

“Mattis, a Washington State native of the Pacific, began his military service in the US Marine Corps in 1969. In 1991, he took part in the war in the Persian Gulf, later - in operations in Afghanistan, and from 2003, he commanded a division in Iraq. Then he was responsible for the development of the Marine Corps, led the Combined Forces Command, ”the article says.

During the service, Mattis got the nickname "Mad Dog." After retirement, he served on the board of directors of the defense corporation General Dynamic, was engaged in scientific activities.

"He is known as one of the most influential military leaders of his generation, acting as a strategic thinker, who is sometimes blamed for aggressive statements," the newspaper writes.

Judging by the previous statements of the general, he is very wary of Russia, and believes that in the Middle East the main danger is not the terrorists, but Iran, with which it is necessary to break the nuclear agreement. About the intention to break the agreement with Iran earlier spoke and Trump himself.
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  1. Alexander Romanov
    Alexander Romanov 2 December 2016 10: 32
    +24
    I understand that the blacks of the Trump administration will not be.
    1. Evdokim
      Evdokim 2 December 2016 10: 37
      +26
      And homosexuals too, judging by the Minister of Defense. wassat
      1. twincam
        twincam 2 December 2016 11: 21
        +10
        and transgenders in all likelihood too)))
    2. kostiknet
      kostiknet 2 December 2016 10: 37
      +10
      have played enough into tolerance ... Now it has come to them that the cook should not rule the state! laughing
      1. The black
        The black 2 December 2016 10: 39
        +5
        Quote: kostiknet
        have played enough into tolerance ... Now it has come to them that the cook should not rule the state! laughing

        Who cares who will be appointed to the Pentagon ..? He does not make decisions ... It is important who and what will be ordered to him. wink
        1. Normal ok
          Normal ok 2 December 2016 13: 14
          +6
          Quote: Black
          Quote: kostiknet
          have played enough into tolerance ... Now it has come to them that the cook should not rule the state! laughing

          Who cares who will be appointed to the Pentagon ..? He does not make decisions ... It is important who and what will be ordered to him. wink

          Not a damn thing. The Pentagon is a fairly influential structure; presidents always take into account its opinion.
    3. rotmistr60
      rotmistr60 2 December 2016 10: 38
      +18
      Trump administration blacks will not

      Obviously. One in 8 years has shown that he is capable. I once wrote that Obama was chosen on purpose, so that until the end of time Americans would not even have the thought of a black president.
      1. Observer2014
        Observer2014 2 December 2016 11: 24
        +11
        rotmistr60
        Obviously. One in 8 years has shown that he is capable. I once wrote that Obama was chosen on purpose, so that until the end of time Americans would not even have the thought of a black president.
        Black presidents in America are only good at movies, just as an asteroid or comet flies toward Earth laughing
        1. rotmistr60
          rotmistr60 2 December 2016 11: 27
          +4
          They probably have a clear order in Hollywood - in 90 films out of 100, the president of an "exceptional" nation must be black. Tolerance, you know ...
      2. Paranoid50
        Paranoid50 2 December 2016 11: 38
        +13
        Quote: rotmistr60
        so that until the end of time the Americans do not even have the thought of a black president.

        And, as is typical, it was the colored electorate that was one of the first to break off in terms of the "colored" power. As for the new owner of the Pentagon, we can definitely say one thing - "an old soldier and does not know the words of love." By the way, there is an interesting moment regarding his "wary attitude" towards Russia - as befits a military man, alert, but without hysterics and shouts of "Russians are coming!" And one more thing: for the appointment of Mattis, mattresses will need to amend the legislation, since for this position the qualification is 7 years in retirement, and Mattis "retired" only three years ago. Trump, it seems, before taking office, will dispel the myth about the awkwardness of the American bureaucracy. Here, apparently, the main thing is to grease the gears in time. yes
      3. Turai
        Turai 3 December 2016 13: 26
        +1
        Black to black strife. Black Condoleezza Rice would be a great president. And the white Jimmy Carter was as president no less an insignificance than the black Barack Obama
    4. Samaritan
      Samaritan 2 December 2016 10: 39
      +3
      laughing and believes that in the Middle East the main danger is not terrorists, but Iran ...
      OU. new / old enemy for the usa looms on the horizon ...
      Americans are so used to fighting that for them it's like a game ...
      1. NordUral
        NordUral 2 December 2016 12: 03
        +5
        Where did they fight? Walking through the desert after a carpet bombing is not very far. And where the aircraft and the Tomahawks were underworked, these warriors often received ass in the ass.
        1. St Petrov
          St Petrov 2 December 2016 12: 05
          +11
          Where did they fight?


          easier to look for places where they did not fight. Seats will be less.

          The American soldier was where he was and suffered a lot - including various climatic zones. Neglects him and his share - not right.

          The most warring army. You can joke of course - but to collect all the veterans - I think there a quarter of the male population will gather

          PS When I write - f * and * now - Americans and stuff - I always respect their frostbite and their willingness to come - to smash - take someone else's - and to go to the sound of an opening can of beer.

          They are scumbags. As we are. It's just that we are more honest and nobler - and who knows where it is and how best.

          I think that Europe would have acted according to the patterns of the Americans / British - Europe would not have dared to blather now, remembering the melted Dresden and so on - but the American / British bomber was melting Dresden, and not Russian - so we have what we have.

          A German soldier learns to fight near the Russian border along with the Baltic states - apparently they are counting on the second round.

          and if they knew that a Russian soldier if he came, then they would have to rebuild the city for 50 years - they would have thought 10 times

          But in fact, the Russians have an order - not to ruin architecture and act as infantry - to avoid destruction

          1. NordUral
            NordUral 2 December 2016 12: 46
            +1
            I hope that he, the American general, will not like our climate zone initially.
            And about the war - they never fight on an equal footing, because they still haven’t received their faces.
            But something more important for us is how to fight back from an attack from the air and from orbit.
            1. St Petrov
              St Petrov 2 December 2016 13: 13
              +2




              they never fight on equal terms


              they have already had their drink more than once. They are the same as we are in this regard and it is foolish to hope that without Cola they will not fight or that they will not obey the order and will not climb on a strong enemy

    5. gray smeet
      gray smeet 2 December 2016 10: 39
      0
      And we are at least white, at least blacks, at least negro - everything is one!
      1. Alexander Romanov
        Alexander Romanov 2 December 2016 10: 56
        +4
        Quote: gray smeet
        And we are at least white, at least blacks, at least negro - everything is one!

        No, the Negro is Obama, and the Negritto is Rum!
        1. twincam
          twincam 2 December 2016 11: 22
          +2
          and dirty nigga then who is this?
    6. The black
      The black 2 December 2016 10: 41
      +10
      Quote: Alexander Romanov
      I understand that the blacks of the Trump administration will not be.

      At first we were told that the “black hole” is not politically correct. We called it an “afrohole” - we were almost condemned for an insulting hint. Spitting on everything, we called the black hole white - and then finally we were sued for RACISM. wassat
      1. Leon
        Leon 2 December 2016 12: 17
        0
        The foreman said that the hole was only in the ass, and everything else was holes.
    7. svp67
      svp67 2 December 2016 10: 42
      +1
      Quote: Alexander Romanov
      I understand that the blacks of the Trump administration will not be.

      There will be, well, where can you get away from them, someone will have to maintain order and do the dirty work ... "Southerners" they are so "tolerant", already horror ...
      1. Alexander Romanov
        Alexander Romanov 2 December 2016 10: 55
        +2
        Quote: svp67
        They’ll be, well, where will you get from them?

        Well, if only in this form
        1. Observer2014
          Observer2014 2 December 2016 11: 29
          +4
          Alexander Romanov hi
          Well, if only in this form
          Oh mine goth! They are straight from the fact that in the photo of the bottle they got the tincture !? laughing
          1. svp67
            svp67 2 December 2016 12: 08
            +3
            Quote: Observer2014
            Oh mine goth! They are straight from the fact that in the photo of the bottle they got the tincture !?

            Southerners are they ...
    8. siberalt
      siberalt 2 December 2016 10: 46
      0
      Yes, and about women in the new Trump administration has not yet been heard. It looks like something turns out there of our Chernenkovsky Politburo.
    9. Aaron Zawi
      Aaron Zawi 2 December 2016 10: 47
      +2
      Quote: Alexander Romanov
      I understand that the blacks of the Trump administration will not be.

      Like the Minister of Health.
      1. GSH-18
        GSH-18 2 December 2016 13: 22
        +1
        Quote: Aaron Zawi
        Quote: Alexander Romanov
        I understand that the blacks of the Trump administration will not be.

        Like the Minister of Health.

        His name is not Obama by chance? lol
    10. Yarik
      Yarik 2 December 2016 10: 49
      0
      In the Internet there was a group photo of the future administration and one face with dark skin appeared there
      1. The black
        The black 2 December 2016 10: 52
        +3
        Quote: Yarik
        In the Internet there was a group photo of the future administration and one face with dark skin appeared there

        This is a chimney sweep wassat ... Obamkin! Personal! laughing
      2. Leon
        Leon 2 December 2016 12: 20
        +1
        It was a dummy. To lull vigilance.
      3. Alexander Romanov
        Alexander Romanov 2 December 2016 12: 22
        +1
        Quote: Yarik
        In the Internet there was a group photo of the future administration and one face with dark skin appeared there

        This was the guard of the hall, accidentally got into the frame
        1. BecmepH
          BecmepH 2 December 2016 13: 18
          +2
          This was the guard of the hall, accidentally got into the frame
          This is the one who felt sorry for the people who were kicked out of the hall with a tattered yellow-blue flag?))) He thought that they were alternatively gifted ...))))
    11. stas
      stas 2 December 2016 10: 54
      +1
      There will be a mad president and a mad dog.
    12. Vz.58
      Vz.58 2 December 2016 11: 35
      +3
      Hope for Trump, but don't do it yourself. This Mattis is still a "friend of Russia"! And the Senate and Congress will not let everything that Trump comes up with. Maybe for the best
    13. NordUral
      NordUral 2 December 2016 12: 00
      +2
      Romanov, Are you a racist? .. Although, if you think about it, you are already sick of a Hollywood movie with African-Americans. As, however, with the invincible Anglo-Saxon commandos.
      1. Alexander Romanov
        Alexander Romanov 2 December 2016 12: 24
        +2
        Quote: NordUral
        Romanov, are you a racist ?.

        Yes, I do not like blacks. I will tell you this is better than loving them.
      2. GSH-18
        GSH-18 2 December 2016 12: 41
        +1
        Quote: NordUral
        Although, if you think about it, you are already sick of a Hollywood movie with African Americans. As, however, with the invincible Anglo-Saxon commandos.

        By the fact that everything should be in moderation yes
      3. andrewkor
        andrewkor 2 December 2016 17: 49
        0
        And I liked Samuel Jackson in The Disgusting Eight!
    14. Lelek
      Lelek 2 December 2016 12: 02
      +2
      Quote: Alexander Romanov
      I understand that the blacks of the Trump administration will not be.


      Hi Romanov.
      Are you already on duty? It doesn't matter if the administration will be brown, green, or only white. It is important how they behave. Judging by the "recruitment" of Trump's entourage, there will be most of the "evil", which is not good. In addition, the states adopted an amendment allowing state cyber terrorism around the world (and this is already very serious). It is still unknown how they will react to this in Europe, Asia and here.
      1. Alexander Romanov
        Alexander Romanov 2 December 2016 12: 26
        +2
        Quote: Lelek
        Are you already on duty?

        I drink repeat
        They’re hacking already, only now it has been legalized.
        Healthy to the enemies of democracy
    15. GSH-18
      GSH-18 2 December 2016 12: 36
      +2
      I don’t know, maybe I'm wrong .. But I get the impression that Trump is forming a balanced team to improve the intra-state situation first of all. I think the US foreign policy will be more adequate and less aggressive against the Russian Federation.
      Look, Trump’s young and reckless in the team once and twice and miscalculated .. The age-old composition of candidates for senior US posts resembles the Politburo of the USSR lol
      1. Alexander Romanov
        Alexander Romanov 2 December 2016 13: 20
        +2
        Quote: GSH-18
        The age structure of candidates for top posts of the USA reminds the Politburo of the USSR

        1985 years bully
      2. Oleg14774
        Oleg14774 2 December 2016 13: 31
        0
        Quote: GSH-18
        I don’t know, maybe I'm wrong .. But I get the impression that Trump is forming a balanced team to improve the intra-state situation first of all. I think the US foreign policy will be more adequate and less aggressive against the Russian Federation.

        Did you joke like that? He has appointed so far units from the entire cohort. And even if he forms a team 100%, it is impossible to predict US policy positive or improved in relation to Russia. One who is used to living off robbery and violence cannot be a friend. The United States does not inspire confidence as a partner and that’s all, no matter what kind of president it would be.
    16. The Little Humpbacked Horse
      The Little Humpbacked Horse 2 December 2016 15: 26
      0
      Quote: Alexander Romanov
      I understand that the blacks of the Trump administration will not be


      It seems to me that the old blacks are still not much better than the old old men standing with one foot in the grave and wishing to bring more people to the next world
  2. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 2 December 2016 10: 51
    +2
    Mattis earned the nickname "Mad Dog"

    A promising nickname. A representative in the UN needs some "Skunk", and the State Department needs "Sly Fox".
    1. VSZMK
      VSZMK 2 December 2016 11: 08
      +1
      This will be the Iroquois, and not the pale-faced government!
      1. rotmistr60
        rotmistr60 2 December 2016 11: 23
        +1
        The government is pale-faced, but with the manners of the Iroquois (as represented by F. Cooper).
    2. cap
      cap 2 December 2016 15: 53
      +1
      Quote: rotmistr60
      Mattis earned the nickname "Mad Dog"

      A promising nickname. A representative in the UN needs some "Skunk", and the State Department needs "Sly Fox".


      I looked at his track record, I'm sure this is not the "comrade" who will "approve" Mr. Trump for all questions.
      There is a certain risk in this selection of personnel. They can organize a coup, called impeachment, or simply remove it. There is experience. The Kennedy family as an example.
  3. Altona
    Altona 2 December 2016 11: 09
    +2
    Quote: siberalt
    Yes, and about women in the new Trump administration has not yet been heard. It looks like something turns out there of our Chernenkovsky Politburo.

    ---------------------------
    He changed Samantha Power at the UN to another, more sympathetic.
  4. russmensch
    russmensch 2 December 2016 11: 10
    +2
    Well ... A mad dog at the Pentagon? Well let it be. I think that our rabies vaccine will be injected somewhere. And it will be quiet, calm, with sad eyes politely wagging his tail ...
  5. Normal ok
    Normal ok 2 December 2016 17: 04
    +3
    Found some quotes of this general. I think they characterize him well:
    1. "I do not lose sleep, worrying about the possibility of failure. I do not even know how this word is spelled."
    2. "When you knock someone down for the first time, it cannot be called an insignificant event. But at the same time, there are people in the world who just need to be shot."
    3. "I came to you in peace. There is no artillery with me. But I beg you with tears in my eyes: do not even try to fuck me, otherwise I will have to kill you all."
    4. "The most important six inches on the battlefield are between your ears."
    5. "There is nothing better than being shot and missed. It's an amazing feeling."
    6. "I beg you - do not put a spoke in our wheels. Because if you do this, then those who will manage to survive will write about what we have done here for another 10 thousand years."
  6. Altona
    Altona 2 December 2016 18: 22
    +1
    Quote: Normal ok
    Found some quotes of this general. I think they characterize him well:

    ----------------------------
    Good aphorisms, by the way, they also characterize us.
  7. Altona
    Altona 2 December 2016 18: 26
    +2
    Quote: rotmistr60
    Government of the Pale

    ----------------------------
    There will be the classic founding fathers of the USA - religious, traditional, belligerent, intolerant. This is better than the democratic leftists with their desire to terrorize the whole world. I repeat, do not expect "pro-Russian" figures anywhere. neither in the United States nor in Moldova. Now the policy of the big gun will be implemented in everything. Because a kind word with a gun is somehow more convincing.
  8. razved
    razved 2 December 2016 20: 09
    0
    A noteworthy type is this Mattis. And it’s not a dove of peace.
  9. rruvim
    rruvim 3 December 2016 17: 34
    0
    Alcoholics forward and everywhere!