As a foreign policy wonk I am always watching our public servants and how they handle situations…..the NatSec Adviser and the DoD are setting the tone and have blocked out State Department….
WE have a SecDef that thinks cute little statements will smooth over a wealth of crap spread by his boss.
Mattis tries to schmooze the Iranian people…..he will fail.
The U.S. has “no beef” with the Iranian people who have shown in recent street protests that they “aren’t buying” the policies of the regime in Tehran, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Friday.
Matts also told Pentagon reporters that Iran has thus far failed in the grand scheme to establish a “land bridge” across Syria as part of an overall effort to create a “Shiite crescent” in the Mideast running from Tehran to Beirut.
I think it is a wonderful statement but not firmly rooted in reality…..does he not realize that if push comes to shove it will be the Iranian people that will pay the price? Like I said…..a cute statement.
Then there is McMasters who some consider a intellectual a thinking man’s soldier……and in reality he is nothing more than a warmonger toad…..
Why is H.R. McMaster so alarmed by North Korea? Why does Donald Trump’s national-security adviser insist—more vigorously than any administration official except the president himself—that Kim Jong Un must be denied the capability to place a nuclear warhead on a missile that can reach the United States, even if this requires initiating a military conflict with the North that could devolve into a cataclysmic war?
While Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Defense James Mattis are focused on diplomatic efforts to curb North Korea’s nuclear program, McMaster “is arguing more vocally, publicly and privately, that military options need to be considered,” The Wall Street Journal noted on Tuesday. The Trump administration, it reported, is debating whether to give Kim a “bloody nose” by conducting limited strikes against North Korean targets in retaliation for further nuclear or missile tests.
Nothing has changed…the M-IC owns DC and sets the agendas.