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Leghorn21

(13,490 posts)
Thu Feb 16, 2017, 06:40 PM Feb 2017

Gen. Mattis said this morning that he believes Russia has indeed been meddling in the

elections of various democracies. I feel strongly that his stance here is in MAJOR conflict with his so-called commander-in-chief's view, and that trouble's abrewin between the General and the idiot - am I making too big of a deal over this?? - - - like, will DFT dare challenge his "MAD DOG" on this? - ie, is another departure slouching its way towards drumpfville??

From The Hill this morning:

Defense Secretary James Mattis on Thursday said that there was "very little doubt" Russia has attempted to interfere in democratic elections in the past.

"There is very little doubt that they have either interfered or attempted to interfere in a number of elections in democracies," Mattis said while answering questions at NATO headquarters in Brussels.

He added that he does not feel compelled to respond to Russian officials who were not pleased with his call to deal with Moscow from a position of strength.
 
"I have no need to respond to the Russian statement at all. NATO has always stood for military strength and protection of democracies and the freedoms we intend to pass on to our children," he said.

http://thehill.com/policy/international/319832-mattis-very-little-doubt-russia-has-interfered-in-elections

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Gen. Mattis said this morning that he believes Russia has indeed been meddling in the (Original Post) Leghorn21 Feb 2017 OP
If you don't know Russia tries to affect elections, you're an idiot. I'm sure trump knows too. jmg257 Feb 2017 #1
Many thanks for your reply, jmg - saw this before press-brawl, and it just felt as if it was Leghorn21 Feb 2017 #2
No worries - it was a good pick up! Interesting take on how they see, or talk about things. jmg257 Feb 2017 #3

jmg257

(11,996 posts)
1. If you don't know Russia tries to affect elections, you're an idiot. I'm sure trump knows too.
Thu Feb 16, 2017, 06:43 PM
Feb 2017

He just can not accept (or admit) that he didn't win all on his own.

He won't battle Mattis over it.

Leghorn21

(13,490 posts)
2. Many thanks for your reply, jmg - saw this before press-brawl, and it just felt as if it was
Thu Feb 16, 2017, 06:48 PM
Feb 2017

reaallly big news! (and that a battle would indeed ensue!)

Merci!!

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