Mad-Dog Mattis Gone Mad: Calls Trump A Threat To The Constitution
James Mattis, who served as President Trump’s first Secretary of Defense, backed the protesters and condemned the president as a threat to the constitution. In a statement to The Atlantic published on Wednesday, he said Trump is trying to turn Americans against one another. Not only is Mattis jumping on the same narrative the fake news media is pushing, but he seems to be downplaying the violent riots as something insignificant.
Mattis joined the fake news media in objecting to the decision to clear away protesters in Washington D.C.’s Lafayette Park before Trump’s visit to the burned site of St. John’s Church. But he was being highly deceptive about the truth behind that so-called decicion and from whom it was made.
James Mattis’ statement from the Atlantic:
“I have watched this week’s unfolding events, angry and appalled,” Mattis writes. “The words ‘Equal Justice Under Law’ are carved in the pediment of the United States Supreme Court. This is precisely what protesters are rightly demanding. It is a wholesome and unifying demand—one that all of us should be able to get behind. We must not be distracted by a small number of lawbreakers. The protests are defined by tens of thousands of people of conscience who are insisting that we live up to our values—our values as people and our values as a nation.” He goes on, “We must reject and hold accountable those in office who would make a mockery of our Constitution.”
“Donald Trump is the first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people—does not even pretend to try. Instead, he tries to divide us,” Mattis writes. “We are witnessing the consequences of three years of this deliberate effort. We are witnessing the consequences of three years without mature leadership. We can unite without him, drawing on the strengths inherent in our civil society. This will not be easy, as the past few days have shown, but we owe it to our fellow citizens; to past generations that bled to defend our promise; and to our children.”
He goes on to contrast the American ethos of unity with Nazi ideology. “Instructions given by the military departments to our troops before the Normandy invasion reminded soldiers that ‘The Nazi slogan for destroying us … was “Divide and Conquer.” Our American answer is “In Union there is Strength.”’ We must summon that unity to surmount this crisis—confident that we are better than our politics.”
“When I joined the military, some 50 years ago,” he writes, “I swore an oath to support and defend the Constitution. Never did I dream that troops taking that same oath would be ordered under any circumstance to violate the Constitutional rights of their fellow citizens—much less to provide a bizarre photo op for the elected commander-in-chief, with military leadership standing alongside.”
Why would Mattis be pushing the same narrative as the fake news media? Did he not hear Trump say he didn’t know there were protesters in the park as he was preparing to visit the historic church that was burned by rioters the day before?
According to ABC, who cited White House officials, it was AG Barr that ordered the protesters moved either the night before or earlier that morning. When Barr visited the park, he was surprised that the protesters were still there. He was told that rocks were being passed around between the protesters, also a bottle was thrown towards him.
Not only that, the same day Trump visited the church, protesters turned to violence by throwing projectiles including bricks, frozen water bottles, caustic liquids, and climbed onto a historic building at the north end of Lafayette Park that was destroyed by arson days prior.
The tear-gas narrative is also false. Why would the police use tear gas if they weren’t even wearing gas masks? A Park Police source said “tear gas was never used — instead smoke canisters were deployed, which don’t have an uncomfortable irritant in them.”
…the reason the crowd was disbursed with smoke cannisters is that at that moment, officers were being pelted with water bottles. Another factor was that protesters had climbed on top of the structure at the north end of Lafayette Square that had been burned the day before.
— Neal Augenstein (@AugensteinWTOP) June 2, 2020
Here you can watch Barr in his own words explain what happened, after a reporter questioned him about the events that took place. His response reflects exactly what we have described above, with a little more in depth information:
Here’s a recent comment to Mattis from Trump, that gives a little perspective on the type of relationship they had:
…His primary strength was not military, but rather personal public relations. I gave him a new life, things to do, and battles to win, but he seldom “brought home the bacon”. I didn’t like his “leadership” style or much else about him, and many others agree. Glad he is gone!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 4, 2020
Let’s not forget why Mattis resigned; He objected to Trump’s removal of our troops from Syria as he said we would be abandoning U.S-allied Kurdish forces.
It is a good time to recall, as well, that pretty much our entire media and military pundit class pushed to keep troops in Syria on the grounds that their withdrawal would lead to the *immediate* genocide of Kurds. That didn't happen. A few days later, they dropped the story. https://t.co/TYBTJxIexo
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) June 3, 2020
Let us also not forget that the YPG Kurds are communists with ties to Antifa:
Is it a coincidence that the Democrats also wanted to keep our troops in Syria?:
So why is Mattis spreading fake news? Who is he protecting?
As always, God bless America and long live the republic.
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