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Ex Pentagon Chief blasts Trump for trying to divide US and failing to provide “mature leadership”

Thursday, June 4th 2020 - 18:27 UTC
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Former Pentagon chief Jim Mattis issued a stinging rebuke of his erstwhile boss Donald Trump on Wednesday accusing the president of trying to “divide” America and failing to provide “mature leadership” as the country reels from days of protests. Read full article


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  • Enrique Massot

    Good on former Pentagon chief Jim Mattis for speaking out, and good on the current Pentagon chief for contradicting president Donald Trump's intentions to use the troops against demonstrators.

    Democracy suffers when leaders elected on certain promises distort or exceed their powers and veer to totalitarian practices. Democracy, on the other hand, it is strengthened when citizens increase active participation.

    Jun 04th, 2020 - 08:23 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • bushpilot

    Trump has NO intentions to use the military against “demonstrators” and “actively participating citizens”.

    He has threatened using the military to quell only “rioters”.

    President Trump has expressed his absolute horror over the George Floyd murder travesty.

    You EM are an anti-capitalist propaganda liar.

    When a Marxist's violence is met with violence, they cry, “oppression”!

    Because they are fork-tongued liars. Like EM.

    Do you ever hear EM bash socialist leader Maduro in Venezuela for using troops against demonstrators?

    Do you ever here EM praise the “active participation” of opposition protesters against Maduro?

    All those protests there have been quashed. Why no word from EM?

    There is a leader who used the military to suppress demonstrators and “actively participating citizens”.

    He doesn't comment on Venezuela because it shows a failed socialist system and bringing it up would be poor socialist propaganda.

    EM's recent response to his total silence on what a wreck socialist Venezuela is:

    “-- before commenting I like to do a little research and time being such a scarce resource I prefer to keep to what I know better.”

    He is a fervent socialist but he just doesn't know enough about socialism in Venezuela?

    But he has plenty of “scarce resource” and knowledge to express his schadenfreude on suffering in free-market systems and to bash free-market leaders.

    He comments regularly on events in Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Bolivia, and now the U.S. All under free-market administrations.

    But no time or enough knowledge for one post of protest against the socialist tragedy in Venezuela. Millions have fled that country.

    Free market leaders = Bad

    Socialist leaders = Very Good

    Suffering in a free-market system = long post

    Suffering in a socialist system = silence

    EM is just a socialist fanatic who believes in using deceptive propaganda to promote his religion.

    Jun 05th, 2020 - 12:21 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Pugol-H

    Well Enrique, what is your take on the Bolivarian Utopia that is Venezuela?

    Do tell, it is a serious question, not a wind up.

    Jun 05th, 2020 - 03:00 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Pogul-X

    OK, I’ll start.

    The fact is that whatever “political view” you take, right of left or indeed somewhere in the middle, life for the average person in Venezuela is FAR worse, Coronavirus excluded, than in Brazil or Chile and getting worse all the time.

    All the more inexcusable in a country with the great abundance of natural resources that Venezuela has.

    Tanker loads of refined petrol from Iran, really!!!

    Mismanagement, corruption, stupidity and inefficiency on a truly staggering scale is needed to squander wealth on that scale.

    Long before the end of Chavez it was falling apart, all non-oil related industrial production coming to a stop, chronic shortages of almost everything, inflation spiralling up where they were printing more and more money, when even at a time of relatively high oil/gas prices the revenues could not cover the spending.

    Compare this to how the average Saudi lives, in the ultra-conservative Kingdom with the King as absolute ruler.

    It is good “Mad Dog” speaking out like that, perfectly proper under the American system for him to do so, it is also lamentable that in Venezuela such freedoms, like so much else, are simply non-existent.

    Jun 08th, 2020 - 03:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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