As the media poured over the new book by General and former Defense Secretary James Mattis (Call Sign Chaos: Learning To Lead), they were hoping for “the dirt” on President Trump. After all, he left the Trump administration following a dispute over troop withdrawals.
They were disappointed to find that President Trump was barely mentioned. However, his predecessor wasn’t. The General’s take on President Obama is nicely summed up by a single entry in the book’s index: “Obama, Barack, strategic thinking lacking.” Ouch!
[Source: Mattis Says Obama Refused To Respond To Iran’s ‘Act Of War’ Because Of Nuclear Deal, by Ashe Schow]
Former Defense Secretary James Mattis laid it on thick for Obama’s weak response to Iranian regime treats. In the biggest bombshell, Mattis decried Obama’s weak response to what Mattis considered an “act of war” by Iran – the planned bombing of a café in Washington, D.C.
Mattis’ served as the leader of U.S. Central Command during the Obama administration. During his tenure, he repeatedly warned about Iran and Sunni Islamist terrorists. He opined that Iran posed the “more deadly of the two threats.”
Indeed, Mattis bluntly states that Obama fired him because of these warnings. Further, and more damning, Obama’s minions didn’t even tell him about the Iranian plot to bomb the café. He learned about it from a press conference announcing the arrest of two Iranians who had planned the attack on Café Milano.
As Mattis writes, during the press conference, “Attorney General Eric Holder said the bombing plot was ‘directed and approved by elements of the Iranian government and, specifically, senior members of the Qods Force.’ The Qods were the Special Operations Force of the Revolutionary Guards, reporting to the top of the Iranian government.” Mattis states that he was privy to intelligence confirming: “we had recorded Tehran’s approval of the operation.”
This would have been the worst attack since 9/11 and many Americans would have been killed (literally ripped apart by the blast). Mattis writes that he wanted to “respond forcefully,” but Obama refused to inform the public about just how dangerous the plot truly was.
Mattis goes on to write: “We treated an act of war as a law enforcement violation, jailing the low-level couriers,” while he “wanted calculated actions, to restrain the regime so it couldn’t thrust us into a war.”
And why would Obama demand this course of action, ask you? Because, answer I, he didn’t want to ruffle Iranian feathers as he tried to gain the “singular” foreign policy “win” of his presidency – the crappy “Iran Nuclear Deal.” Wow! The worst president in the history of the Republic.
And thanks to HP for sending this to me.