James Mattis to Resign as Secretary of Defense

What Did He Say in His Letter?

by Thomas Wictor

Fri, December 21, 2018

I’ve been asked to comment on Secretary of Defense James Mattis’s resignation. Here’s the letter he wrote.

This is the passage that is creating a buzz.

“These subjects” refers to the way the US treats its allies and the recognition that Russia and China pose a threat.

The short answer is that I can’t say whether or not Mattis’s letter means that he genuinely disagrees with Trump. I don’t know which allies we’re allegedly showing disrespect. My guess is NATO, but that’s a media construct. The reality is that NATO has not paid its fair share for decades, and the Europeans regularly disrespect the US.

It’s possible that Mattis—as an old-school military man—felt that we should simply ignore the endless ankle biting from Europeans. But on the important issues, NATO and the US are in harmony.

“The Trump administration and NATO, which have been antagonists more often than not, presented an unusual united front on Tuesday, when U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo gave Russia a 60-day ultimatum to come back into compliance with a Cold War-era arms treaty.

"After a meeting of senior U.S., Canadian, and European diplomats at NATO in Brussels on Tuesday, Pompeo accused Russia of being in material breach of the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, saying Washington would suspend obligation to the agreement in 60 days if Moscow doesn’t reverse course.”

That was just two weeks ago.

As for seeing Russia and China as threats, Trump oversaw the most serious MILITARY defeat the US ever inflicted on the Russian empire, the USSR or the Russian Federation.

February 7, 2018. Dear Ezzor, Syria.

An assault battalion of 550 Russians attacked about 40 Americans. We killed 200-300 and wounded 200-300. The Russians suffered 100 percent casualties. It’s clear that the Russians were set up. They were told that the Americans would retreat and let Assad reclaim the nearby oil fields. Officially, the US used multirole jet fighters, B-52 strategic bombers, AC-130 gunships, Apache helicopter gunships, and US Marine precision-guided artillery.

If we used B-52s and AC-130s, they would’ve had to fly from Qatar and Djibouti respectively.

The trips would’ve taken hours, and the aircraft would’ve had to refuel.

That means that either the aircraft were already on station, or the aircraft were not American.

This video from November of 2015 shows what APPEARS at first glance to be an American AC-130 gunship blowing the hell out of an Islamic State position in Syria.

The American AC-130 has one 30mm or 40mm cannon.

In the video, you can hear TWO automatic cannons. That’s what produces the galloping sound.

The only known country with turboprop gunships that have two automatic cannons?

Trump and Saudi Arabia have been working together for years now. Obviously Mattis knows about these operations. US Today reports that Mattis resigned because Trump ordered our troops out of Syria against Mattis’s wishes.

Well, guess what?

"The U.S. military constructed a new base in the eastern countryside of the Deir Ezzor Governoratet this week, despite Donald Trump’s announcement that American troops would be withdrawing from Syria.

"According to local reports from the Deir Ezzor province, the U.S. military constructed a new base west of the former Islamic State stronghold of Hajin."

The Syrian Democratic Forces—our allies—are carrying out a massively violent assault on the Islamic State in eastern Syria. They captured the last Islamic State stronghold on December 13, 2018.

On December 19, 2018, the Pentagon said both that there would be no withdrawal, AND that a withdrawal had begun.

Even after two years, people are unable to grasp that Trump makes it impossible for our enemies to know what’s happening. He DECEIVES our enemies by making false statements.

Finally, nobody can argue that Trump is coddling China. We freed North Korea from China, almost certainly through the use of military force. Behold the USS Jimmy Carter returning home flying the Jolly Roger, indicating the successful completion of a COMBAT mission.

April 14, 2017.

And September 11, 2017.

The Carter patrols the Pacific and was modified to insert and recover special-operations troops.

Do you think the date of the second return might be significant?

My guess is that Mattis’s resignation letter is his last act of military deception (MILDEC). It’s intended to make Trump’s enemies think he’s losing control of his presidency.

“It’s always great to be underestimated” said Donald John Trump before he was elected.

Those who underestimate him often don’t live to regret it.


Under James Mattis, this was the Pentagon Website.

Note the mission statement.

Here is the new Pentagon Website.

You have to click “Our Story” to see this.

We went from a mission to a story.

This “story” was actually the mission statement before Mattis changed it.

After seeing the new Website and the return to the former mission statement, I can say with 100 percent certainty that Mattis’s resignation letter is military deception, but more importantly, I can say that we’ve won all our wars.

Mattis is a fighting general. He was actually ineligible for the job of Secretary of Defense. Congress had to waive the restriction that prevented him from serving. He fought several clandestine wars for two years, and now he enters the private sector.

Be happy. James Mattis won. Did you know that his REAL nickname is “Chaos”?

Merry Christmas.


Here’s the proof that James Mattis’s resignation letter is military deception designed to make Trump’s enemies think that he’s “lost the plot,” as the British say. The hysteria is universal.

There are too many tweets to post, so I’ll choose two.

First, this one.

I have to say that I truly enjoy seeing that idiot being fed disinformation. We have 2000 men and women in Syria. Our ARAB ALLIES are doing the fighting. If—and that’s a BIG IF—our troops are being withdrawn, it’s because they are no longer needed.

And a second tweet.

Professor Tribe is another imbecile who is unaware of the National Command Authority. NO PRESIDENT CAN UNILATERALLY LAUNCH NUCLEAR WEAPONS. Tribe should know this. The fact that he doesn’t?

It shows that his thoughts and opinions have no value.

So enjoy the howling, raving madness. It’s what Trump and Mattis want.


About the author
Thomas Wictor was born in Caripito, Venezuela, and has lived in Texas, the Netherlands, Norway, Great Britain, Oregon, Japan, and California. He earned a bachelor's degree in history from Lewis and Clark College and has worked as a stevedore, library archivist, conversational English teacher, editor of the world's first online newspaper, voiceover actor, delivery driver, process server, field representative for a document-retrieval service, and music journalist.


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