Trump had Shot to Take Out Dictator, But THIS Former Adviser Stopped Him

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President Trump revealed that he has a shot to take out Syrian Dictator Bashar al-Assad but Secretary of James Mattis opposed the move.

According to Fox News:

President Trump on Tuesday said he had “a shot” to take out Syrian President Bashar al-Assad but didn’t take it because then-Defense Secretary James Mattis opposed the plan.

“I would’ve rather taken him out. I had him all set. Mattis didn’t want to do it. Mattis was a highly overrated general,” Trump said on “Fox & Friends.”

Trump was asked about a passage in Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward’s 2018 book, “Fear,” in which Trump purportedly called Mattis and said he wanted to kill Assad after the Syrian dictator launched a chemical attack on civilians in 2017.

“Let’s f—ing kill him! Let’s go in. Let’s kill the f—ing lot of them,” Trump said, according to Woodward.

Trump said although he wasn’t able to take him out, he doesn’t regret the decision. But did say that Mattis was against most interventions like this.

Trump also said an assassination attempt of Assad was never discussed and it shouldn’t have been written in Woodward’s book.

  1. I must say, not since the days of JFK and him attempting to take out Castro, have we had a President that was not in fear to take out those that need to be gone.
    I am more thankful daily for having President Trump as President.
    There was a time I would not have voted for him, now I can’t think of voting for anyone or anything that does not support him and his putting America first.

  2. I hope My President takes out nicolas maduro dictator of Venezuela, so there will be no russian, iranian, & chinese influence in that part of our southern part , according to sources there is already iranian food resources there in Venezuela. If the US got chavez out we can snuff out this horrible dictator and let those starving people have freedom. Lets do it

    1. The real issue was that he was a GENERAL. With being in the military this means that

      1. The more the budget the more the POWER (you would NOT believe the stories I heard when working at Lockheed).
      2. The more the chance of armed conflict the more assured of POWER and a job.
      3. When there is no need for war there is no need for generals.

      Trump should have an eagle on his side. IF someone commits an international atrocity and illegal action such as chemical genocide, they are a terrorist no matter what. If someone is a KNOWN terrorist leader and especially if that person is involved in actions that cause involvement and expendature by the US military and US intelligence services then as soon as you get a chance you TAKE THEM OUT.

      Done deal.

    2. As a Marine Staff Sargent and had mouthed off about Gen Mattis and what I thought about him I would have been court-martialed given 6-6 and a kick. He should be reprimanded by his commanding officer.(Trump) I lost all respect for Mattis.

  3. Haffez and Bashir have been terrorizing this region for decades. Few in the world would have complained for very long. This isn’t the worst damage Mattis inflicted on Trump’s administration. But for the world, it clearly is.

  4. Woodward, aka Woodhead, shot his wad with Watergate and has been irrelevant ever since. Some people spend their entire lives trying to be what they aren’t after accidentally being what they once were.
    Thomas Wolfe put it succinctly: “You can’t go home again.”

    1. Some people spend their entire lives trying to be what they aren’t after accidentally being what they once were.”

      Excellent comment about Woodward. He’s definitely not what he thinks he is.

  5. Thank God that Trump didn’t listen to the neo-cons. That restraint in foreign policy is what we voted for. Laughing my ass off at the idiots on here commenting that we should have done that. Obama would have, you tools.

  6. Video not available! Of course not they laughingly think they will shut us up with their censure crap but we will not be silenced! Their times of nazi control is coming to an end!


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