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In his statement to The Atlantic magazine, former Defense Secretary General James Mattis says of the events of the last 10 days that have shaken the nation as it has not been shaken since 1968:

“We must not be distracted by a small number of lawbreakers.”

Is “a small number of lawbreakers” an apt description of wilding mobs who have showered cops with bottles, bricks and rocks in 40 cities, looted stores in the hundreds, torched police cars, and injured dozens of Secret Service personnel defending the White House?

Is “a small number of lawbreakers” the way a patriot would describe anti-American anarchists who desecrated the Lincoln Memorial, the World War II Memorial on the Mall and the Korean War Memorial and tried to burn down the Church of the Presidents in Lafayette Square?

Was the sacking of Georgetown, Rodeo Drive in LA, 5th Avenue in New York and 40 city centers, the work of a few “lawbreakers”?

Is that a good description of the people who gravely wounded that cop in Las Vegas and shot four cops and murdered that retired black police chief in St. Louis?

The protesters, says Mattis, are “rightly demanding … Equal Justice Under Law.” This is a “wholesome and unifying demand — one that all of us should be able to get behind.”

But what does the general think of the methods and means the “protesters” have used — the massive civil disobedience, the blocking of streets, the vilification of police, the contempt for curfews. What does the general think of protesters who provide moral cover for insurrection?

“Donald Trump is the first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people,” says Mattis. Trump “doesn’t even pretend to try. Instead he tries to divide us.”

But it was not Trump who divided America in this racial crisis.

The nation was united in revulsion at the criminal cruelty that led to George Floyd’s death. The nation was united in backing an enraged people’s right to protest that atrocity.

What divided America were the methods and means protesters began using in the first hours of the Minneapolis riot — the attacks on cops with bottles, bricks and Molotov cocktails.

In Mattis’ statement, one finds not a word of sympathy or support for the police bearing the brunt of mob brutality for defending the communities they serve, while defending the constitutional right of the protesters to curse them as racist and rogue cops.

“Keeping public order rests with civilian state and local leaders who best understand their communities and are answerable to them,” not to the military, says the general.

Correct. But what happens when mobs run wild to where a governor of New York is denouncing the NYPD for failing to protect the city from anarchy and is threatening to replace the mayor for failing to put down the insurrection.

ORDER IT NOW

In July 1967, the 82nd Airborne was sent into Detroit to put down the riot. In 1968, there were federal troops in D.C. to stop the rioting in the wake of Dr. King’s assassination. In the violent protests of the Nixon era, U.S. airborne troops were brought into the basement of the Executive Office Building.

The general quotes James Madison: “America united with a handful of troops, or without a single soldier exhibits a more forbidding posture to foreign invaders than an America disunited.”

And how, General, did that work out for Madison when the “foreign invaders” arrived in Maryland in August 1814, marched up Bladensburg Road, and burned the Capitol and White House and Alexandria, while “Little Jimmy” fled out the Brookville Road?

If memory serves, it was Gen. Andrew Jackson and the troops he pulled together for the Battle of New Orleans who defeated the British and saved the Union.

“Society cannot exist,” wrote Edmund Burke, “unless a controlling power upon will and appetite be placed somewhere; and the less of it there is within, the more there must be without.

“It is ordained in the eternal constitution of things, that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters.”

That is where we are now. Society and civilization are on the line.

If mob tactics are now how we change laws and alter public policy, the democratic republic is dead and we have gone full Third World.

Some of us do not believe America is a racist society or that the nation’s police, numbering a million men and women, are shot through with anti-black racism.

Some of us believe the police are the last line of defense we have against that “small number of lawbreakers” Mattis tells us are no problem.

Did the general actually produce this pile of mush that reads like something out of Ramsey Clark in the 1960s?

My guess: Mattis, an obedient servant of President Trump for two years, has been persuaded that the wind is blowing the other way and his “place in history” demands that he get himself on the correct side.

The general has just defected to the resistance.

Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of “Nixon’s White House Wars: The Battles That Made and Broke a President and Divided America Forever.”

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  1. Mattis always was an idiot. Now we know he still is.

    • Agree: fnn, lavoisier
    • Replies: @Felix Keverich
  2. Angharad says:

    Mattis is a homosexual. THAT is his agenda

    • Replies: @SBaker
    , @alma
  3. Begemot says:

    Some of us believe the police are the last line of defense we have against that “small number of lawbreakers” …

    It was four of those “last line of defenders” who provoked this mess that Buchanan deplores. Those four Minneapolis police who, in their arrogant complacency, snuffed out the life of a man in full view of witnesses weren’t serving the public interest very well when they took the life of Floyd George. Now, after that needless spark set the accumulated tinder of discontent alight, and all the death and destruction that flowed from those four police officers act, we’re supposed to look up to these men as our saviours and support them? These men are social arsonists.

    Once this settles out, rather than praised, the police need to be purged. The police need to be reminded that they are to serve the people, of whom they are members. They should not be regarded nor regard themselves as a specially privileged Praetorian caste.

  4. Shahazad says:

    Always thought he was a cocksucker, but didn’t know he was a homo…

    • Replies: @Buck Ransom
  5. anon[102] • Disclaimer says:

    Mattis, a lifelong bachelor who doesn’t date, has probably been “Epsteined” with some young teenage boy I’d imagine. His handlers are calling in their chits. My opinion.

    • Replies: @Realist
    , @Sean
    , @Colin Wright
  6. The Mad Dog terminally foams.

  7. joe2.5 says:

    Sure, Mattis is an unusually high pile of excrement, in the Nuremberg gallows bait club.

    But you, Buchanan, seem to believe that you can eat your cake and have it, too.
    No can do: I do admire your opposition to war of aggression. You can’t oppose that without thoroughly destroying the US Empire.

    Vice versa, no one can maintain the Empire while reducing its warmongering.

    We’ll see what you choose.

    • Replies: @anonymous
  8. Mattis is awesome. The rioters are our boots on the ground. Great Satan meets its doom. It’s poetry in motion.

  9. Mattis is more of a man than any of you cucks will ever be.

  10. swamped says:

    “Was the sacking of Georgetown, Rodeo Drive in LA, 5th Avenue in New York and 40 city centers, the work of a few ‘lawbreakers’?Is that a good description of the people who gravely wounded that cop in Las Vegas and shot four cops and murdered that retired black police chief in St. Louis?”…it’s good enough for readers of ‘The Atlantic’, perhaps the leading voice of literate yellow journalism, written by, for, & about ‘Justice Democrat’ Jews & for the past four years almost wholly dedicated to spewing anti-Trump bile. Who knows, maybe some Atlantic staff writer even drafted the statement for Mattis: it’s certainly ‘mad dog’ enough. The woke brigades will use Mattis for the moment & then toss him aside & trample him underfoot like they do with any white male. The rioters cum protesters are no more interested in unity than the President is – even less so. They want unconditional surrender & appeasement proffers only further inflames them. The President instinctively understands this, but Mattis, despite his assertion that, “We are witnessing the consequences of three years without mature leadership”, apparently doesn’t. Perhaps Mattis can now join his former deep state soulmates John Brennan & James Clapper on fake news as an ‘expert’ analyst. President Trump has since been proven right in his decisions to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria & Afghanistan over Mattis’s objections. Little wonder then that the President yesterday re-tweeted a June tweet which still seems apt:
    “Probably the only thing Barack Obama and I have in common is that we both had the honor of firing Jim Mattis, the world’s most overrated General.”

  11. Anonymous[208] • Disclaimer says:
    @Begemot

    The worthless felon in question died of a drug overdose. The police had nothing to do with it. Quit buying the (((media))) narrative and start looking at reality.

  12. anonymous[245] • Disclaimer says:
    @joe2.5

    We’ve been seeing that for years, though.

    Mr. Buchanan is Exceptional!, a real live nephew — “we, us, our” — of his Uncle Sam. If you read him carefully, he doesn’t oppose or even fathom “war of aggression” waged by Washington. His opposition is based on what the empire can accomplish and afford, not principle.

    • Replies: @joe2.5
  13. fnn says:
    @Begemot

    Based on the autopsy results, the guy was likely too impaired to drive. So maybe they couldn’t just let him drive off even if they chose to disregard the fake 20.

  14. @Patriot1776

    You’re a disgrace to your handle… And a fucking tool!

  15. ivan says:

    Mattis is the fool whose campaign in Fallujah led directly to the creation of ISIS, He should be the last person talking about these things. I think he is trying for a trifecta as a warrior general, turned upholder of the Constitution, May be on the shortlist for Biden’s Nat Security Advisor or something similar.

  16. Running Dog Mattis is deep state + cuck.

    No military to protect Americans. Use military for Wars for Israel

    • Agree: Exile
    • Replies: @Realist
  17. Realist says:

    Why would anyone give a shit what someone with the nickname Mad Dog says or thinks.

    • Replies: @Liberty Mike
    , @RodW
  18. Realist says:
    @anon

    Maybe Mad Dog and the lovely Lindsey can try to have puppies.

    • Thanks: Mr McKenna
  19. I heard that there is a huge protest being planned for DC this weekend. Maybe Mattis, still butthurt that Trump dismissed him, will lead the march.

    Mad Dog’s replacement at DOD, Mark Esper, has also gone public that active duty troops should not be used nor the Insurrection Act imposed. That should be a firing offense. Maybe Esper (in contact with Mattis, I’ll bet) wants to martyr himself, just to help scuttle his boss’s presidency.

    The country has become unglued, and the Night of the Long Knives may be at hand.

    • Replies: @timetraveller
  20. Rich says:

    Very odd comments from Mattis. To rise to the rank he did takes extreme political acumen, or excellent connections. We can’t know how smart the he is, but we can see he’s a climber. The only thing I can guess is the guy is looking for a job if the dems win in November. Either that or he’s another gullible idiot that’s fallen for the propaganda around the overdose death of that confessed, convicted, violent felon in Minnesota.

    • Replies: @follyofwar
  21. @Rich

    One smart, very brave black woman who is not falling for the propaganda concerning that career criminal is Candace Owens. Yesterday she posted a great 18 minute video condemning the mainstream narrative which has attempted to make Floyd into some type of saint. It is definitely worth a watch.

    • Replies: @Redman
  22. Rurik says:

    “Donald Trump is the first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people,” says Mattis. Trump “doesn’t even pretend to try. Instead he tries to divide us.”

    the exact opposite of the truth

    from ‘Travon is my son’, to the unhinged hatred for white America that seethes out with their every feculent breath, the leftists and (((media))) have done everything in their nefarious power to divide our society along lines of race and gender and sexuality.

    Is Trump demanding we tear down all statues to white heroes of our wars?

    Is Trump describing half the nation as ‘deplorable and irredeemable’? (even tho they are? ; )

    Every time I hear Trump referred to in the ((media)) it’s with burning hatred, and that hatred is not for Trump the man, but for what he represents, Heritage America. Straight, mostly white, Christian, gun-owning, law-abiding, tax-paying, productive members of our society. (IOW racists and homophobes and Christians ‘full of hate’!)

    Saying it is Trump who’s dividing America is like saying it was the South that tried to preserve the Union, but that darn Lincoln wouldn’t be satisfied until the nation was divided.

    It turns reality on its head, and is so over-the-top insulting to anyone’s intelligence, that it has the effect of numbing the brain for its sheer arrogant duplicitous affront to honesty.

    I remember when Dubya called Ariel Sharon ‘a man of peace’.

    That is exactly the kind of overt, staggering level of contempt for truth and reality that’s on display here.

    And I’m sure the cocksucker ‘Mad Dog’ would have concurred with Bush on that lie too.

    These rats are all about sucking the right dicks. And Pat is right, Mattis is just trying to cozy up to the ‘in crowd’ – as he betrays everything about this nation that was ever worth defending.

    I’d say he can suck my dick too, but I wouldn’t even let my dog fuck his homo, dishonorable face.

    Sorry ‘Mad Dog’. I suppose that’s how he got his nickname. Fellating canines. At least that’s more dignified and honorable than what he’s doing now.

    • Agree: Exile
    • Replies: @Grahamsno(G64)
  23. Sean says:
    @anon

    Trump’s mock macho semi tongue in cheek point that his rutting though the models of NYC at a time of STDs put him as much danger that those who criticise his failure to serve themselves encountered sounds unlikely. Mattis’s status as a Marine General (ret.) is why Mattis is accepted as having manliness of a dignified type, and why he can get away with mocking Trump for his medical exemption from being drafted and sent to ‘Nam. It would be fair enough, except Mattis enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserve in 1969, which was a common ploy to avoid being sent to fight in Vietnam.

    After being promoted to lieutenant general, Mattis took command of Marine Corps Combat Development Command. On February 1, 2005, speaking at a forum in San Diego, he said “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 a lot of fun to fight. You know, it’s a hell of a hoot. It’s fun to shoot some people.

    That ill judged choice of words is the reason Mattis did not become Commandant of the Marine Corps. A telling piece of evidence that, well read though he may be, Mattis does indeed go whichever way he thinks the wind is blowing. Trump is actually very cautious about using force, he did nothing kinetic in response to the Iranian attack on Saudi oil refineries, prefering to apply slow but sure economic pressure. Only intellectuals take Trump’s rhetoric literally.

  24. Mad Dog, go back to your kennel.
    It is the Deep State you channel.

  25. KenH says:

    “Donald Trump is the first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people,” says Mattis. Trump “doesn’t even pretend to try. Instead he tries to divide us.”

    No, that would be Obama. Obama’s racial divisiveness was characterized as “courageous” and a “long overdue discussion about racial injustice”.

    But when a white politician dares to defend Western Civilization it’s “controversial”and “hurtful” to some Americans. Congressman Steve King just paid the price for that.

    I don’t support Trump anymore but his “divisiveness ” mostly involves fighting back when he’s attacked. Otherwise, he’s made unprecedented concessions to black America and is now race pandering like a Clinton Democrat because he stupidly thinks blexit is happening. And he’s broken campaign promises on immigration to curry favor with the Republican donor class, Democrats and latinos.

    • Replies: @follyofwar
    , @VinnyVette
  26. We often hear, ‘400 yrs of ‘racism”, blah blah blah…

    But blacks are Bantus. Bantus took over Africa through wars, genocide, and slavery. Some Bantus ended up as slaves in the New World because other Bantu captured and sold them to whites.

    Bantu history is one of invasion, wars, thuggery, and genocide. Bantus need to shut up. Damn savages.

    Bantus need to apologize for 100,000 yrs of savagery, genocide, and mass murder.

    Bushmen and Pygmy Lives Matter.

  27. Rurik says:
    @Patriot1776

    Maxine?

    how nice of you to stop by at UR

    • LOL: follyofwar
  28. Redman says:
    @follyofwar

    Very brave. Just watched the 18:00 video.

    She’s not pussyfooting around. This puts the lie to the idea that these “protests” are about racism. There are, no doubt, spooked whites who want to virtue signal their non-racism to avoid backlash. But the facts of the Floyd case, and the racial statistics on police shootings/killings, do not support a narrative of systemic racist policing.

    It’s a bit reminiscent of the David Dinkins effect. Dinkins became NYC’s first black mayor following 2 well-publicized racial murders in the late 1980s which became synonymous with the towns in which they occurred: Howard Beach and Bensonhurst. Neither of those incidents involved police, but nonetheless disgusted almost everyone who read about them. Many whites supported Dinkins as a “peace offering” to the black community. It didn’t turn out so well for the City.

    • Thanks: Buck Ransom
    • Replies: @follyofwar
  29. Exile says:
    @Patriot1776

    Look at “Patriot1776’s” comment history.

    Another fake patriot anti-White pushing back against every pro-White, nationalist or populist meme. If he isn’t Jewish I want to know how much they’re paying him.

    • Agree: VinnyVette
    • Replies: @anonymous
  30. 0 for 3: Desert Storm, Afghanistan and Iraq.
    Member of General Dynamics Board of Directors.
    Member of Theranos Board of Directors.

    America loves its mediocre elites.

    • Agree: SafeNow
  31. @Redman

    Thanx for posting her video. One of these days I’m going to learn how to do that.

    Regarding Dinkins, he can’t be as bad as DeBlassio, can he?

    • Replies: @Buck Ransom
  32. @KenH

    All true about Trump, but he’s all we got.

    The way deep state actors like Mattis and other retired generals (McCaffrey & Dempsey for two) are coming after him, it may be 50/50 whether Trump survives until election day. Throw Trump’s disloyal current DefSec Mark Esper into the mix, and are we looking at “Seven Days in May” stuff?

    • Replies: @KenH
    , @bluedog
  33. Worth another post: Pierre Trudeau, 1970.

    He unapologetically put troops in the street to quell disorder. It worked and he had bi-partisan support.

    • Replies: @ThreeCranes
  34. @Realist

    Not to go all NAXALT on you Realist, but there is one exception:

    When it comes to sports, I trust the Mad Dog more than that phony Francesa

  35. anonymous[365] • Disclaimer says:
    @Exile

    If he isn’t Jewish I want to know how much they’re paying him.

    Why would you not want to know how much they’re paying him if he is Jewish? Do Jews commonly work for free?

  36. @Beavertales

    Wow. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen a politician who didn’t grovel before a reporter’s guilt tripping.

  37. KenH says:
    @follyofwar

    All true about Trump, but he’s all we got.

    That’s not saying much when Trump is acting more like a liberal Democrat each passing day:

    Ivanka may as well be speaking for daddy.

  38. What the hell is wrong with you Mr. Buchanan? Are you blind? Yes, there have been looting and violence by some. But they have been the minority. The majority of the people protesting have done so peacefully. Yet they have been, in most cases, abused, assaulted and illegally arrested by overzealous policemen following orders from fascist officers or stupid politicians. Remember the CNN guy who was arrested on camera for just broadcasting what was going on. How can you defend the policemen that arrested him and all the journalists arrested for just doing their job? Remember the peaceful protest in DC that was attacked by federal officers and even by a helicopter, just so Trump could have a photo op at a church he does not attend with a Bible he does not read. Remember the old folk that was pushed in Buffalo and had his head broken up and left bleeding in the street. If you enter Twitter you will see hundreds of cases of police abuse illegally attacking peaceful protesters. And you are defending that?

    These protests began as a result of a despicable act of police brutality. George Floyd’s murder would have been justified as an act of “self defense” by Officer Chauvin and swept under the rug, like many others, if it wasn’t for the courage of the person that videotaped the incident. Now we are witnessing numerous videos showing policemen, and the President of the USA, responding to an act of police brutality with more police brutality. It appears that people no longer have a First Amendment Right to peacefully protest. And you defend that? Shame on you. I thought you believe in the Constitution. You cannot claim to believe in or defend the Constitution if you do not believe in calling out police brutality, or the stupidity of an irresponsible and ignorant President who wants to use the US Military on American citizens. Instead, if you truly believe in the Constitution, you should be demanding, loudly, that the perpetrators that violate a citizen’s civil rights pay for his or her actions to the full extent of the law.

    • Troll: GazaPlanet
    • Replies: @KenH
  39. @Shahazad

    Apparently, George Floyd had his own personal porn channel.
    Maybe Mattis was a fan.

  40. @follyofwar

    Murder stats reached their high-water mark during the David Dinkins era. And there were multiple race riots. One that comes to mind IIRC centered around Tompkins Square Park, and you can probably find coverage of that if you search on Youtube.

    Dinkins is the reason Rudy Giuliani was able to run for Mayor as a Republican and win. His crackdown on crime transformed NYC in the 90s.

  41. vinteuil says:

    So why did Trump ever hire this git?

    Presumably, because Trump unthinkingly shares the traditional American reverence for our military…

    …and his advisors told him “this guy Mattis is a real tough guy!…and he’s got this nick-name: “Mad-Dog-Mattis…”

    Trump: I like the sound of that…Mad-Dog-Mattis! Go for it.

    And there was nobody around to tell him that Mattis was just another climber with his thumb (& or his other thumb) swaying in the breeze.

  42. @follyofwar

    You sound unglued – a lot like Pat Buchanan.

    • LOL: follyofwar
  43. The battle of New Orleans took place after the peace treaty ending the War of 1812 was signed. It decided nothing. And the United States lost that war: Britain dismissed the American “demands” that started the conflict and agreed only to the restoration of the pre-war status quo, some bloody great victory. British peace terms initially included the return of Maine and the northern parts of Vermont, New Hampshire, and New York, but the humiliated American delegates at Ghent pledged never to invade Canada again, so the proposed DMZ between the two nations was not put into effect.

    Even Mad Dog Mattis has something of a human conscience after all, and Pat, loyal servant of that damnable traitor Nixon who prolonged the Vietnam War and encouraged racial animosity for political advantage, does not like it one little bit. Raging at other men’s human decency, however belatedly expressed, reminds me of how Gollum hated to be reminded of when he was Smeagle. `

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  44. @Patriot1776

    Show me who you are with and I will tell you who you are.

  45. joe2.5 says:
    @anonymous

    Absolutely. We’ve known him for way too long to harbor any delusions on that account.
    The point, though, is that a smart guy (or even a dim accountant) should have seen at a glance how unaffordable the situation is.

  46. They are just a bunch of criminals, not protesters. And the cultural marxist mainstream newsmedia shares much of the blame with its positive reinforcement of them.

  47. @Patriot1776

    ‘Mattis is more of a man than any of you cucks will ever be.’

    Mattis is a moron’s idea of a man.

  48. @anon

    ‘Mattis, a lifelong bachelor who doesn’t date, has probably been “Epsteined” with some young teenage boy I’d imagine. His handlers are calling in their chits. My opinion.’

    It’s a possibility.

  49. @Observator

    ‘…And the United States lost that war: Britain dismissed the American “demands” that started the conflict and agreed only to the restoration of the pre-war status quo, some bloody great victory.’

    You’re mistaken.

    If you were familiar with the era, you’d realize that prior to the war of 1812, neither Britain nor anyone else took American independence completely seriously.

    After the war, they did. Among other things, we had devastated Britain’s merchant marine. We were just too expensive to screw with.

    Whether we ‘won’ or ‘lost’ depends on how one defines the issue of the war. If the issue was whether America’s independence would be respected, we won.

  50. @Colin Wright

    It’s easy to see why Bill Kristol likes the dude. It’s harder to understand why Trump appointed Mattis to his administration.

    • Replies: @follyofwar
  51. The Talk says:

    Pat, Grammy and the kids want your life to be easier. We know it’s harder and harder for you to think straight. And it makes us sad when you get upset about coward asshole cops who get criticized for beating and killing whoever they want.

    https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1266751520055459847.html

    We found a wonderful place for you at Greenspring Senior Center. They have bingo and an an onsite crematorium! For your egg creams! You like egg creams, right? Aww, we love you so much, Grampa!

  52. Anon[200] • Disclaimer says:

    Should be no surprise that this “mush” was published in Atlantic, a vipers nest of zionist neo cons.

  53. @KenH

    Obama having that beer in the rose garden with that black college professor got the ball rolling quite nicely for these anti police riots…

  54. RodW says:
    @Realist

    To be accurate, Mattis deprecates the nickname, saying that some fake news journalist made it up based on Mattis’ crap talk about liking to rumble.

    It would be a shame to miss all the other reasons for criticising this politician in uniform just because of a media nickname that he didn’t ask for.

    • Replies: @Realist
    , @MarkinLA
  55. @Colin Wright

    ‘… Among other things, we had devastated Britain’s merchant marine. We were just too expensive to screw with…’

    I looked this up. No on one, yes on two.

    We didn’t exactly ‘devastate’ Britain’s merchant marine, but we certainly imposed significant costs.

    Allowing for ships that simply started sailing without insurance and whose loss was never recorded, we seem to have captured, burned, or sunk around ten percent of her merchant fleet. Our activities also meant that maritime insurance rates stayed up even after Napoleon had been defeated.

    As one writer pointed out, it wasn’t total war; that meant that such expenses simply made the whole proposition unappetizing for Britain. It could be compared to our attitude towards Afghanistan; the Taliban is hardly beating us in the field; but we want out all the same.

  56. @Felix Keverich

    Perhaps it’s because Trump had no idea of whom to pick, so he farmed that job out to his neocon VP Pence (another questionable pick).

    But Mattis was only one of several bad picks. Off the top of my head there is Sessions (out of his depth as AG), non- diplomat Haley at UN, Wall St. financier Mnuchin at Treasury, and, worst of all, Pompeo and Bolton. And let’s not forget the Kushner-Ivanka duo, clear examples of the dangers of nepotism.

    • Agree: RadicalCenter
    • Replies: @Mr McKenna
  57. @follyofwar

    Agree on all counts, and would only point out that Trump wasn’t a politician and didn’t have a ready coterie of assistants drawn from all levels of the Deep State as every other president has had since the very early 1800s. Of course, this was part of his appeal but it doesn’t lessen the dilemma.

    Meanwhile this, from Patrick:

    Edmund Burke: “Unless a controlling power upon will and appetite be placed somewhere; and the less of it there is within, the more there must be without.

    “It is ordained in the eternal constitution of things, that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters.”

    Truer words have never been spoken imho.

  58. Realist says:
    @RodW

    It would be a shame to miss all the other reasons for criticising this politician in uniform just because of a media nickname that he didn’t ask for

    He ask for it all right…just not directly. Did he ever complain about?

    • Replies: @RodW
  59. RodW says:
    @Realist

    Yes. He said a journalist made it up to add some zing to his copy, and nobody ever called him it before. But I’m sure you’ll carry on repeating it vapidly.

    • Replies: @Realist
  60. SBaker says:
    @Angharad

    I’ve wondered about him. He has never been married to a woman, and he seems to like the boys. Do you have a reference to support his queer tendencies?

  61. Chinaman says:

    As a Hong Konger who watched my city burned while Americans cheered the rioters on, it fills my heart with joy and content to see the unfolding of the George Floyd Massacre ( following the naming convention of Tiananmen incident) as the US military who have committed war crimes all over the world finally turn on its own. A fitting end for a nation of hypocrite and Satanists whom have cause untold destructions and suffering all around the world. America’s descend into totalitarianism and anarchy will bring solace and closure to those who have suffered under this brutal regime.

    As Nancy Peolosi said of HK “Such beautiful sights to behold”

    Never knew schadenfreuden is so sweet. This is karma for supporting the HK riots,

    BURN for us, America. BURN!

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  62. As a sports fan and native of the Greater New Jersey Metropolitan Area,
    I thought Pat meant this Mad Dog:

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Russo

  63. @Patriot1776

    More of a man’s man than we are, perhaps.

  64. @Begemot

    ‘Once this settles out, rather than praised, the police need to be purged. The police need to be reminded that they are to serve the people, of whom they are members. They should not be regarded nor regard themselves as a specially privileged Praetorian caste.’

    Let’s grant that George Floyd’s death was the result of police misconduct. I’m not convinced it was, but we’ll concede that point. It was.

    Let’s go further and agree that such misconduct is common. I definitely don’t think that’s true, but have that as well.

    So on that basis, you think the police in general should be ‘purged.’

    Okay — but what about America’s blacks? After all, criminal misconduct among them — and often targeting completely innocent victims — is inarguably common.

    How extensively would you propose purging them? What measures do you think are called for to remind them of what conduct is appropriate?

    • Agree: RadicalCenter
  65. Derer says:
    @Begemot

    A criminal is always responsible for his demise for provoking police into using force – in every fatal case.

  66. wilbo says:

    Let the Elites call the “Black Lives Matter” people when they are in need of protection/help.

  67. Realist says:
    @RodW

    Yes. He said a journalist made it up to add some zing to his copy, and nobody ever called him it before.

    Wrong

    My question was: Did he ever complain about?

    The answer is no.

    But I’m sure you’ll carry on repeating it vapidly.

    This is the first I have mentioned it and that was in response to another commenter.
    You are an apologist for a dick head.

    • Replies: @anonymous
  68. anonymous[245] • Disclaimer says:
    @Realist

    The otherwise needless, defensive ” … repeating it vapidly” remark seemed like cover to avoid an honest concession. Thanks for pressing the point.

    • Replies: @Realist
  69. Realist says:
    @anonymous

    Thanks for pressing the point.

    No problem. As you see I enjoy doing it.

  70. @Colin Wright

    Yeah the British definitely lost, it doesn’t matter that they burned DC, their offensive efforts were failures.

  71. KenH says:
    @Luis A. Melendez Albizu

    These protests began as a result of a despicable act of police brutality.

    You wouldn’t care if George Floyd was white or if Derek Chauvin was black or Latino. Did you care when the peaceful white UtR protesters where threatened by the Chartlottesville and Va state police to leave the park and then were violently attacked by antifa and a small contingent of BLM?

    Instead, if you truly believe in the Constitution,

    And if you did you would be demanding that antifa, a violent far left wing organization who specializes in crossing state lines to deprive “fascists” of their civil rights using violent tactics, be destroyed by the DOJ.

  72. MarkinLA says:
    @RodW

    Maybe he did like to rumble on mud wrestling night in a leather bar in West Hollywood.

  73. @Chinaman

    This is karma for supporting the HK riots,

    We supported the Hong Kong protests, not any riots. Riots in Hong Kong make no sense. Why protest communism by destroying capitalist enterprises? (Unless they’re owned by the Chinese state.)

    When will China ever have a Chinese form of government again? What they have now comes from the West’s worst detritus, which no one in the West (but some Eastern European losers, and twisted-but-comfy academics) has taken seriously for decades.

    • Replies: @anonymous
  74. It is distressing to see most commentators oblivious to Mad Dig Mattis’s most prominent title: THE BUTCHER OF FALLUJAH. It was only back in April 2004 that this man committed the worst criminal acts of war in Iraq when under his command American troops shot at ambulances and aid workers. They cordoned off the city to prevent civilians from fleeing and posed for trophy with their victims. And here he is lecturing Trump about good leadership. It is a crooked world.

    • Thanks: Rurik
  75. It’s fun to watch the rigid state-scripted argument Blacks! Cops! Blacks!! Cops!! Blacks!!! Cops!!!

    But every once in a while some stray non-brainwashed person will come in out of left field and ruin it for ya.

    https://www.greanvillepost.com/2020/06/07/the-most-revealing-footage-on-police-brutality-is-these-cops-applauding-its-perpetrators/

    Why are my taxes paying for armed assholes? Why are people here kissing their asses? Don’t gimme this America freedom shit, you’re a bunch of groveling worms. Sack up and RIF all the pigs and take care of yourself. Zero out their pensions, that’s your money. What the fuck is wrong with you people?

  76. alma says:
    @Angharad

    I figured as much and SO WHAT?

    • Replies: @Angharad
  77. anon[327] • Disclaimer says:

    Mad Dog, Deceiving Colon, Mush Mullen, Sissy Esper.
    Four mouths to be filled … with DU sand.
    Recall to active duty. Let ’em drag tank tracks through Iraq.

    Else where:

    Something about a counterfeit $20, Floyd, El Neuvo Rodeo,
    money laundering, a 17 yr veteran of laundering night club.

    “Accidental” death sometimes good for covering accidental
    uncovering of counterfeiting/laundering ops.

  78. anonymous[245] • Disclaimer says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    Hooey.

    We supported the Hong Kong protests, not any riots.

    Who “we”?

  79. bluedog says:
    @follyofwar

    Hmm Trump had the chance to gut the deep state when he promised to release all the information on the JFK murder, but instead as he’s done on everything he’s tried to blame some one else and released very little.As they say Trumps all hat and no cattle as the only thing he’s really good at is conning the people.He reminds me of Nero out for a photo op. while the cites were burning the mans lost he fails to have a clue the virus showed that, and then the riots while he’s hiding down in his bunker he’s a disgrace to America,but we knew that when old Fred his father bought him out of going to Nam. along with Rush the mouthpiece of the fringe right.!!!!

  80. ” a patriot would describe anti-American anarchists who desecrated the Lincoln Memorial, the World War II Memorial on the Mall and the Korean War Memorial and tried to burn down the Church of the Presidents in Lafayette Square?”

    A Patriot is one who loves his Patria- A land, its people and their customs.

    Paddy confusus patriotism with worship of the State.

    Fuck him.

  81. @Rurik

    I disagree first of all with the tone and tenor of your comment why this unhinged attack on Homosexuals, secondly with the content Mad dog and Colin Powell and all admired Generals keep close ties with the Military after retirement and Mad Dog and Colin Powell merely conveyed their message in other words, the Military will have nothing to do with Policing mobs in USA, oh they won’t mind burning them with Phosphorous in other countries but that is another matter.

    Good lord what has happened with the alt-right you all have gone completely batshit insane with psychotic hate after this Floyd protests, you don’t even have the moral vision to see how horrible the optics was of his death, a smug White Psycho kneeling for 8 minutes an eternity on his neck while he pleaded for his life, you all are the moral equivalent of those kill whitey mob.

  82. @Colin Wright

    Actually, it was the US merchant marine that was devastated by the British blockade. The tonnage of American shipping engaged in foreign commerce dropped from 1 million in 1807 to 60,000 in 1814. US imports went from $138.5 million in ’07 to $13M in 1814. Exports from $108M to $7M. Cod fishing down by 75%. Ocean carrying trade was wiped out.
    Stats from “The Rise of American Naval Power (1776-1918) by Harold & Margaret Sprout.)

  83. Angharad says:
    @alma

    Homosexuals are biological defectives and spiteful mutants and should NEVER be in charge of ANYTHING other than home decor.

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