Can a Beast fawn over a military man?
It can if it is the Daily Beast.
Daily Beast, part of The Newsweek Daily Beast Company (as in the very establishment Newsweek) is out with an article, This Man Can Save Us From Trump—and Clinton, promoting a third party candidate.
The man they are promoting is retired Marine General James Mattis. The way the Beast tells it, he is the one man on the planet who can save the US. He is a warrior yet a diplomat and Ike-like, says the Beast.
Even more remarkable with a hat on he has a striking resemblance to George C. Scott when he played General Patton in the movie Patton. What more can you ask for? A real military man who looks like George C. Scott!
From the Beast:
Mattis is a battle hardened warrior, renowned for his humble leadership style and aggressive pursuit of America’s enemies. Nicknamed the “Warrior Monk,” Mattis is something of a cult figure in the Marines. One such tale had the general relieving a young Marine captain of sentry duty on Christmas Day, taking up the post himself so the young officer could be with his family. He’s known for his excellence in both the arts of combat and diplomacy alike. Mattis led the First Marine Division in an aggressive thrust into the Euphrates River Valley in 2003, but also skillfully managed the kaleidoscope of conflicting diplomatic relationships as Commander of U.S. Central Command.
Mattis is a student of both history and economics, known for quoting Greek sophists but unafraid to dabble in some occasional profanity—though his famous blunt talk, famously known as Mattisisms, would seem mild in a year laced with Trump’s vulgarities.
He neuters both party frontrunners’ perceived strengths. Trump’s faux-tough guy act would crumble when met with an actual warrior, and Hillary Clinton’s foreign policy chops would seem like an 100-level International Relations course next to Mattis’s experience and expertise.
Mattis is vehemently apolitical and would likely be repulsed by the mere suggestion that he run. But so was another former general turned president, Dwight Eisenhower...
Like Ike, Mattis would need to be pressed into service. It’s a tough proposition given Mattis’s long and selfless commitment to his republic. But tough times call for tough measures. He’s a man who has always answered the trumpet’s blast of flag and freedom. He knows, as do many voters, the ugly prospect of a Trump presidency and what it would mean for the rule of law, the sacredness of the office, and the integrity of the Constitution. He also knows how tough things have grown oversees, with America’s special role in the world slipping away each day.
So, if General Mattis does decide to help save America, does he have a shot? Absolutely.
What the Beast fails to report, is that Mattis is a crazed war hawk and in the thick of cronyism and the military-industrial complex. He is on the board of directors of General Dynamics and Theranos,
Yes, this Theranos:
The Very Creepy, Kissinger Connected, Theranos
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The neocon Free Beacon has posted some Mattis "best quotes," including:
- “Find the enemy that wants to end this experiment (in American democracy) and kill every one of them until they’re so sick of the killing that they leave us and our freedoms intact.”
- “Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet.”
- “You go into Afghanistan, you got guys who slap women around for five years because they didn’t wear a veil. You know, guys like that ain’t got no manhood left anyway. So it’s a hell of a lot of fun to shoot them. Actually it’s quite fun to fight them, you know. It’s a hell of a hoot. It’s fun to shoot some people. I’ll be right up there with you. I like brawling.”
On Russia, Mattis said “we must ask if the NATO alliance efforts have adjusted to the unfortunate and dangerous mode the Russian leadership has slipped into”
In 2012, when the Marine Corps Times covered a write-in presidential campaign for the general, it noted he is nicknamed “Mad Dog.”
RW note: Most likely scenario, Mad Dog emerges as the Republican nominee in a brokered convention if Donald Trump doesn't go into the convention with 1,237 delegates.