Trump Makes it Unofficially Official – General Mattis Nominated to Head Dept. of Defense…

Oh My Gosh – what an amazing Trump/Pence Victory Rally in Cincinnati.  Pinch me.  All this winning is exhausting; but we’ll be ok… we can take it. Bigly.

During the event tonight President-elect Donald Trump made the officially unofficial announcement that General James Mattis will be nominated to be Secretary of Defense.


From our earlier discussion – The last retired General to run the Department of Defense was George C Marshall in 1950-1951, and he was only brought in for one very specific year. Thereafter the DoD has been headed by various business and political officials, with a smattering of institutionally academic military leaders.

general-mattisWe have previously presented the outline of black hats and white hats within the various domestic law enforcement and national security discussions. However, seemingly invisible to all but those who are paying very close attention, is the dawning of a new security era focused on civic defense and national restoration.

The larger dose of joy comes not from waiting for the historic writing of this time; but rather to notice these exact moments when we are within them.

With General Mattis as Secretary of Defense, Michael Flynn as National Security Advisor, General John Kelly interviewed – potentially as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, a top-of-class West Point graduate in Mike Pompeo brought in to take over and undoubtedly purge the CIA, and a lame duck struggle breaking out over NSA with Admiral Mike Rogers, the implications are pretty obvious.

The white hats we have needed within the national security and intelligence departments are responding to the nation’s call from a select group within the Defense Department.

Mounting evidence supports the ongoing thesis that DoD has actually seceded from the political elites; and with the election of President Donald Trump, they are poised on the horizon to reconstruct a nationalist-minded defense and security apparatus. This is the fundamental paradigm shift many have discussed, yet few imagined possible. (read more)



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185 Responses to Trump Makes it Unofficially Official – General Mattis Nominated to Head Dept. of Defense…

  1. Kenyon Hull says:

    Overjoyed to have you on board General. Now, grab Major Stephen Coughlin (Ret.), name him as your top adviser on Islam and let us begin!

    Liked by 4 people

  2. Fake Nametag says:

    The chain of command lines the hall on my way into work. It’s going to be a pleasure when the current lineup is removed and replaced with the MAGA team. Can’t wait to walk past those inspirational photos every day.

    Liked by 14 people

  3. Mr.Right says:

    Is he the guy that wanted to arm the syrian rebels to take down asad ?
    Is he the one that also want to have closer tie with saudi arabia ?

    Nothing…. absolutely nothing good come from saudi arabia.

    Yes, they spend billion upon tens of billion buying high tech US weapons.
    (and using them to commit genocides that would make any dictator blush)
    but beside that are a much bigger threat to us then iran… by far.

    Iran dont care about taking control of europe and the us…
    but saudi arabia is waging a strong social and economic war.

    How many radical mosque iran build in europe and the US ? none
    saudi arabia is the #1 exported of radical islam .
    And with qatar , the uae and other islamic states, saudi arabia is taking economic control.
    transferring their vast oil wealth in tech buyout.

    I hope I’m wrong and he made a 180 degree on both.

    1) arming the islamic rebels to take down asad is a really, really bad idea
    2) closer tie to saudi arabia is simply insane.
    Well, maybe lets talk when they repay the 3+ trillion we lost because of their state sponsored 9/11 attack.

    Liked by 2 people

    • India Maria says:

      I am not as informed as you are. But he surely IS THE GUY who had to take orders from some very misguided and/or weak CINC’s. Generals do not make policy. They follow orders, and usually do not publicly contradict their CINC. General McArthur discovered the negative consequences of that approach.

      Liked by 3 people

    • jeans2nd says:

      Mr. Right, I believe the answers to your questions may be found here –
      “Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and former CIA Director Leon Panetta hold the primary responsibility…”
      “Why Read the Benghazi Brief?”

      Definitely worth your time.

      As to Saudi Arabia, et al – the U.S. will become energy independent again, with no primary need for Saudi/foreign oil. Read what is written at the top of this page again. No worries, Mr. Right. The United States is back.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Elspeth says:

    Every military person I have talked to about this is very stoked!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Former Lurker says:

    He’s my old boss. Our enemies are certainly dismayed by this choice.


    Liked by 9 people

  6. Illegal says:

    I hope he has a copy of War Is a Racket , by Smedley D. Butler,( a retired United States Marine Corps Major General and two-time Medal of Honor recipient. ) and requires all his officers to read it.

    Liked by 5 people

    • Lanna says:

      Butler stopped the Wall Street coup (the Business Plot) against FDR in the thirties. Prescott Bush of the members of the group that attempted to put the U.S. under a Nazi-style dictatorship. Other big names involved were DuPont, Melon, Rockefeller and Morgan. The coup plans included the assassination of FDR and setting up concentration camps for Jews and “other undesirables”.

      Butler was approached to lead an army of 100,000 veterans into D.C. and take control of the government. He was told $300 million was available to him to accomplish this. If they had chosen someone else they might have gotten away with it, but General Butler was loyal to the Constitution. He pretended to go along with the plot long enough to identify the conspirators, then turned them in.

      He testified before Congress but the conspirators weren’t tried for treason or even called to testify. And they learned their lesson and switched to more covert methods to control the country. If they’d been prosecuted there never would have been a Bush Dynasty.

      It’s a fascinating account of how close we came to losing our country and should be taught in history classes.

      Liked by 3 people

  7. Dora says:

    They are determined to make it as difficult as possible.

    Within an hour of Donald Trump confirming he will nominate retired Marine Gen. James Mattis as defense secretary, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) released a statement saying she will oppose a waiver necessary for Mattis to serve.


  8. IMO says:

    Finally all Millitary and Intelligence apparatus on the same page running like a fine oiled machine.

    Liked by 3 people

  9. imprimipotest says:


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  10. India Maria says:

    If Trump thinks he is the closest General to Patton alive, why, that’s good enough for me!

    Liked by 3 people

    • redlegleader68 says:

      Make sure you all watch this … just sayin’ …

      Liked by 2 people

    • dalethorn says:

      Besides watching Trump in Cincinnati last night, summing up where we’ve been and where we need to go, this interview is 100 percent essential to understanding our challenges versus the growing jihad and political Islam. And not just that, but how we need to unwind much of the mindless bureaucracy that serves the interests of hundreds of bureaucrats who are pulling all different directions, and crippling our country in the process. Don’t forget the $20 trillion debt, and who holds that paper in the various foreign countries, some of whom are not friends of freedom and liberty.


  11. EJ says:

    OMG we have ACTUAL AMERICANS at the helm!

    Praise the Lord!

    Liked by 4 people

  12. lzap says:

    The optics of the New Jersey meeting, sent a message to me that that he was clearly that PEOTUS approved and wanted him. The dual OK figure signs from the PEOTUS (picture not here) the picture of the three men above all in blue and body position. Still find it hard to view this General in a blue suit.

    I am unsure what the waiver is for. Does not the Senate need to approve the selection anyways? Yes, it does. I know the House is now involved, it would of not been. But it seems redundant to me if the restriction is easily waived. It seems to be reminder not to have military in charge of the DOD. I wonder if it has been discuss with Congressional leadership if it will be granted.

    Great selection. POTUS will get sage advise, and listen to it, from him. I do not know of any other DOD candidate that would be able to do that as well.

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Shirley32 says:

    Loved the way Trump announced the nomination of Gen. Mattis. You can’t beat Trump’s way of handling the naysayers. What an excellent choice. Everyone should watch the interview with the Gen. by Peter Robinson. His comment about the Navy needing more ships as a deterrent is a no-brainer. They are our first line of defense. Thank God for the dedicated men and women of today’s military who are performing under less than perfect conditions placed upon them by the current administration. The General has a lot of housekeeping ahead of him but it sounds like he is up to the task.

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  14. Jedi Clampett says:

    “In other news…..Chuck Norris surrendered today…..”


  15. Trump has always said build up the military and defense so we don’t have to use it. PEACE THROUGH STRENGTH.

    Liked by 2 people

  16. “I Served With James Mattis. Here’s What I Learned From Him”
    To Marines, Gen. James Mattis is the finest of our tribal elders. The rest of the world, very soon, will know how truly gifted he is. By Stanton S. Coerr, December 2, 2016

    “America knows Gen. James Mattis as a character, Mad Dog Mattis, the font of funny quotes and Chuck Norris-caliber memes. Those of us who served with him know that he is a caring, erudite, warfighting general. We also know that there is a reason he uses the call-sign Chaos: he is a lifelong student of his profession, a devotee of maneuver warfare and Sun Tzu, the sort of guy who wants to win without fighting—to cause chaos among those he would oppose.

    “To Marines, he is the finest of our tribal elders. The rest of the world, very soon, will know how truly gifted he is. Our friends and allies will be happy he is our new secretary of war; our enemies will soon wish he weren’t.”

    “Good officers study military history, great officers study logistics. Mattis was a great officer.”

    “I worked for Mattis three times: when he was a colonel, a major general, and a lieutenant general. I very much want to work for him again. Here is why.”


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