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Not Michelle Flurnoy, who announced the possibility of "destroying the PRC fleet in 72 hours": Biden decided on the candidacy of the Minister of Defense

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Not Michelle Flurnoy, who announced the possibility of "destroying the PRC fleet in 72 hours": Biden decided on the candidacy of the Minister of Defense

The American press comes out with materials that talk about the choice of the future US Secretary of Defense, which was made by Joseph Biden. At the same time, it is noted that the announced candidacy differs from the initial one, which was announced by Biden's entourage, who considers himself the winner of the elections.


Recall that a couple of weeks ago, the US media published materials in which it was stated that 59-year-old Michelle Flurnoy was considered the most likely candidate for the post of head of the Pentagon in the future Biden administration. This information caused particular outrage in China. The fact is that Michelle Flournoy, who already worked at the Pentagon - during Obama's presidency, made several attacks on Beijing. In particular, Flurnoy said that the US Navy "will destroy the Chinese fleet in the South China Sea in 72 hours."

Already after the statements about Flurna as a candidate for the post of US Secretary of Defense appeared, she said that "we need to talk hard with China."

The Chinese media drew attention to these statements by the candidate for the post of the head of the US military department.

Now, as the US military publications write with reference to several "sources familiar with Joe Biden's plans," the president-elect has decided that he will appoint General Lloyd Austin to the post of head of the Pentagon.

It is noted that he changed his original decision, abandoning the idea of ​​appointing Michel Flournoy as defense minister. Against this backdrop, the US heard statements that "Biden did this, taking into account the reaction of China to the statements of Flurna."

Lloyd Austin (full name - Lloyd James Austin III) may become the first black head of the Pentagon. He is a combat "four-star" general. He is 67 years old. He began his military career with the rank of lieutenant after graduating from a bachelor's degree at West Point Academy. Was engaged in recruiting issues. Participated in American military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. In 2010, he was appointed commander-in-chief of the American contingent in Iraq. Has many state awards, including such as the Medal for Distinguished Service, the Medal for Distinguished Service and the Silver Star, which is considered to be a kind of analogue of the medal for Courage.
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  1. Graz
    Graz 8 December 2020 13: 38
    +4
    Well, they were appointed according to racial criteria, it looks more like pure populism, especially since, judging by what is happening with the American contingents in Iraq, this Chorniy General did not cope with his duties too much
    1. credo
      credo 8 December 2020 13: 50
      +16
      Quote: Graz
      Well, they were appointed according to racial criteria, it looks more like pure populism, especially since, judging by what is happening with the American contingents in Iraq, this Chorniy General did not cope with his duties too much

      Why populism.
      Imagine choosing Michelle F. or Bolton, who would immediately start to intimidate each and every US military power if something does not meet their requirements. Old Biden would not have time to calm potential opponents from unnecessary military movements instead of quietly building up the country's military power without attracting unnecessary close attention.
      So the Negro is exactly what you need - calm, balanced and apparently quite adequate and manageable. And this is exactly what Biden needs so that he does not climb across the "father" and does not carry a blizzard, without causing unnecessary trouble to smart people sitting behind the curtains of the political pedestal.
      1. Temples
        Temples 8 December 2020 13: 59
        +7
        Quote: credo
        So that the Negro is the most

        I agree.
        And if you screw up on a reed plantation, send it. laughing
        1. zadorin1974
          zadorin1974 8 December 2020 14: 10
          +7
          Yeah, and the main thing is not to show the basketball ball)))))))
      2. Mavrikiy
        Mavrikiy 8 December 2020 14: 41
        0
        Quote: credo
        across the "dad" did not climb

        Sure?
        1. credo
          credo 8 December 2020 14: 47
          +3
          Quote: Mavrikiy
          Quote: credo
          across the "dad" did not climb

          Sure?

          I have not yet had time to get full information from Joe Biden's headquarters, according to information received earlier from the office of the current US President Donald Trump, Bolton was fired precisely because of his excessive assertiveness and self-confidence.
          Something like that.
    2. Thrifty
      Thrifty 8 December 2020 15: 04
      +2
      I offer them as defense minister a Frenchman named Cognac - he already has 5 stars! !! wassat
  2. iouris
    iouris 8 December 2020 13: 39
    +4
    Why exactly he? Maybe he is one-legged?
    1. NDR-791
      NDR-791 8 December 2020 13: 43
      +6
      Maybe he is one-legged?
      And blue with a pink tint wassat
    2. Lipchanin
      Lipchanin 8 December 2020 13: 43
      +1
      Quote: iouris
      Maybe he is one-legged?

      Not, one eyed transsexual lol
  3. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 8 December 2020 13: 40
    +1
    Well, okay. Is he respected in the army? Is your family okay?
    1. Alex777
      Alex777 8 December 2020 15: 20
      +2
      Judging by the positions and awards, experience is all right.
      And judging by his age, he does not suffer from pioneer enthusiasm.
    2. Kurare
      Kurare 9 December 2020 18: 33
      +1
      Quote: tralflot1832
      Respected by the troops?

      Fired in 2016. By the way, one of the reasons was his report on the use of taxpayers' money for training "moderate opposition" in Syria: $ 5 million was spent on training about 4-5 "oppositionists". That's exactly what he said: 4, maybe 5. The scandal was still the same.

      Nothing, after that he was taken with open arms to the board of directors of Raytheon.
      1. tralflot1832
        tralflot1832 9 December 2020 19: 23
        +2
        The Negro turns out to be a truth-teller, I remember this scandal. It is a sin for the gun barons to scatter such personnel! hi
        1. Kurare
          Kurare 9 December 2020 23: 46
          +1
          Quote: tralflot1832
          Rayton went up the hill?

          hi I don't know, there is no such information. But the fact that many in the future administration of Biden are from Raytheon or somehow connected with this company is a fact. So, you can rest assured that the company's multibillion-dollar contracts are guaranteed, which means that the shares will go up the hill. wink
  4. Lipchanin
    Lipchanin 8 December 2020 13: 42
    +4
    Everything turned upside down.
    Previously, spread rot black, now white.
  5. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 8 December 2020 13: 43
    +12
    will appoint General Lloyd Austin
    Well, what a "four-star" general and even a black one, given the current situation in the United States, is the most suitable candidate. In addition, he has not yet managed to distinguish himself with loud statements with whom and with what force the Americans should talk. But probably everything is still ahead. And given the fact that he is a professional soldier, it will probably be more realistic to look at the possible consequences of unleashing an armed conflict.
    1. Alex777
      Alex777 8 December 2020 15: 22
      +5
      Against the background of a deranged aunt, Biden's choice seems quite reasonable.


      Nobody would get bored with this one. laughing
  6. 7,62h54
    7,62h54 8 December 2020 13: 43
    +2
    An old man with a bunch of defeatist complexes due to unsuccessful operations in the Middle East. Perhaps the police function pulled, but the Ministry of Defense I doubt
  7. ccsr
    ccsr 8 December 2020 13: 49
    +5
    The American Secretary of Defense is not an analogue of our Secretary of Defense, and this must be taken into account at least to understand his role for the US armed forces as a whole.
    In terms of skin color, Colin Powell, who was chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee, which is akin to our Secretary of Defense, achieved the most success in the military field:
    In the 1970s-1980s, he worked in the Ministry of Defense, and, moving up the steps of the military hierarchy, by 1983 he became assistant to the Minister of Defense, Kaspar Weinberger. In 1986 he was appointed Deputy Director of the National Security Council, and in November 1987, President Ronald Reagan appointed him to the post of National Security Advisor. After the end of the Reagan presidential term, Powell returned to the army and served as the district commander in Georgia, but already in August 1989 the president George W. Bush nominated him to the post of chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and he became the first black person in this position. Under Powell, the military aggression in Panama was successfully carried out, as well as the 1991 Gulf War (Operation Desert Storm).
    1. mark2
      mark2 8 December 2020 19: 53
      -3
      The American Secretary of Defense is not an analogue of our Secretary of Defense, and this must be taken into account at least to understand his role for the US armed forces as a whole.

      This is not this for you .... comrades forum users, you must understand the depth of our depths
  8. Cowbra
    Cowbra 8 December 2020 13: 55
    +10
    Now Biden will have to kiss every day the Minister of Defense ... BLM, you know ...
    1. halpat
      halpat 8 December 2020 19: 27
      +2
      He will be brought to the oval office, right after breakfast, one day the right shoe, and the next day the left.
      1. Cowbra
        Cowbra 8 December 2020 20: 46
        +1
        laughing
        Hmm, that's why the shape of the office is oval, so that the boot fits easier
  9. Alexey-74
    Alexey-74 8 December 2020 13: 57
    -1
    New criteria in the West - necessarily African American and preferably blue. Tolerance in everything))
    1. halpat
      halpat 8 December 2020 19: 34
      +1
      Quote: Alexey-74
      New criteria in the West - necessarily African American and preferably blue. Tolerance in everything))

      blue is already somehow flat and trite sounds, and it's boring in the end !!
      I think it's time to introduce the term "polysexual", there should be several "... fils" from zoo-to necro- inside, there is a large choice. And to make these qualities mandatory when considering candidates for the highest government positions in the new American regional committee.
  10. askort154
    askort154 8 December 2020 13: 58
    +2
    ...... abandoning the idea of ​​appointing Michel Flournoy as Defense Minister.......

    ..... Biden returned to the White House - Psaki! Stupid women are his weakness. He loves such unpredictable people who do not know geography outside the United States.
    1. Sofa batyr
      Sofa batyr 8 December 2020 14: 04
      +7
      Quote: askort154
      ..... Biden returned to the White House - Psaki! Stupid women are his weakness.

      But against its background, the old senile will look a little fresh ...
  11. DymOk_v_dYmke
    DymOk_v_dYmke 8 December 2020 14: 04
    +3
    It is noted that he changed his original decision, abandoning the idea of ​​appointing Michel Flournoy as defense minister.

    I managed to forget what I had already appointed and whom I wanted to appoint. lol
  12. HAM
    HAM 8 December 2020 14: 08
    +1
    Something the general is too young ... compared to the future president-kid ... disorder ... and not beaten ...
  13. Lord of the Sith
    Lord of the Sith 8 December 2020 14: 31
    +1
    Not long ago, blacks were smitten in America with terrible force, and now a huge black man will defend this country)))
    BLM wassat
  14. Paragraph Epitafievich Y.
    Paragraph Epitafievich Y. 8 December 2020 14: 33
    0
    I hope this bro is rap?
  15. Evil 55
    Evil 55 8 December 2020 14: 43
    0
    There is nothing surprising in the arrangement .. The old senile person surrounds himself with rare idiots .. Starting with Psaki, the 46th president was shown as a potential visitor to the Kashchenko hospital.
  16. Fgup
    Fgup 8 December 2020 15: 02
    0
    What are you all about Biden! It will be easier for two blacks (acting president and minister of defense) to find a common language than two women.
  17. Baloo
    Baloo 8 December 2020 15: 14
    0
    Chinese friends will do the right thing if they declare him not shaking hands and prohibit him from entering China, warn him about refusing any international meetings with the participation of this character.
  18. RealPilot
    RealPilot 8 December 2020 15: 23
    0
    Quote: Graz
    well, they were appointed according to racial criteria, more like pure populism

    What about ?! There have already been women, this option remains a backup ...
    But "ember" is fresh bully
    It is necessary to "throw the bone" to the Negro population. Populism, of course!
  19. Olddetractor
    Olddetractor 8 December 2020 15: 47
    +1
    Lloyd Austin was retired in 2016. How can he be appointed Secretary of Defense without a seven-year hiatus after being discharged from active duty under the US Code? Muddied by democrats winked
    1. 2 Level Advisor
      2 Level Advisor 8 December 2020 16: 28
      +1
      by the way, yes, they can give it a ride .. or rather, even have to ...
  20. rusich
    rusich 8 December 2020 16: 37
    +1
    And with what shoe polish he is so smeared. How glitters laughing
  21. APASUS
    APASUS 8 December 2020 20: 12
    +1
    Is something really bad with Biden, or has the United States already outlived its usefulness?
    Now the main quality of a person for finding a job in the United States is the environment! Not the level of education and competence, but a banal orientation or skin color.
    We laugh at the clown in Ukraine, so even though there are no nuclear weapons, there is
    1. Tank hard
      Tank hard 8 December 2020 20: 38
      +1
      Quote: APASUS
      Is something really bad with Biden, or has the United States already outlived its usefulness?

      And bad, and really outlived themselves. But who's going to believe me? Time will put everything in its place. wink
  22. Tank hard
    Tank hard 8 December 2020 20: 36
    0
    Lloyd Austin (full name - Lloyd James Austin III) may become the first black head of the Pentagon. He is a combat "four-star" general. He is 67 years old.

    It is fashionable now in the USA to put blacks in positions. But which of him is a professional is the question ... request