Did Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis Lose an Armada?

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Last weekend the Trump administration had the world on the edge of its seat. Speculation made every person on the planet believe that North Korea had plans to test a nuclear missile on its biggest holiday of the year last Saturday. Trump claimed that he had sent an ‘armada’ to position its ships off of the coast of the small nation.

Because of Trump’s previous rash actions, and unpredictable nature, many Americans and citizens around the world believed that a nuclear war was possible.

Was it all a lie, or had Trump and Mattis simply lost track of the ‘Carl Vinson strike group?’ The “armada” was sailing away from North Korea when Trump and Mattis claimed it was moving towards the Korean island. It was approximately 3,000 miles away in the Indian Ocean.

Hong Joon-pyo is a candidate for the presidency of South Korea. He found the situation very upsetting.

What was said was very important for the national security of South Korea,” Hong said to the Journal’s reporters. “If that was a lie, then during Trump’s term, South Korea will not trust whatever Trump says.”

Join the people of the United States of America. We have learned that if Trump’s lips are moving; he’s lying.

Not one single intelligent American believes that Trump can be trusted. He hasn’t a clue about how to perform his job, and doesn’t care. He doesn’t want to know; he expects others to do it for him while he listens to conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, or is preparing to hit his ball on the first tee.

Now take a closer look at his farcical ‘attack’ on a Syrian airfield. Putin was informed prior to the launching of 59 Tomahawk Cruise missiles. Mattis joined Trump in lying about this as well. Little damage was done to the airfield itself, and only a handful of aircraft and one radar installation were damaged or destroyed. Mattis couldn’t get his story straight. His first claim was that 20 percent of Syria’s air force was destroyed, then it was 20 percent of all aircraft on the airfield, and then it was ‘about 20 planes.’ The airfield was in operation the very next day, once again bombing the same area where the alleged sarin gas murders occurred.

Trump couldn’t wait to drop a ‘huge’ bomb from his new toy box. The administration has been vague about who ordered the 30 foot long, 22,000 pound ‘mother of all bombs’ dropped inside of Afghanistan, but hopefully your illegitimate commander-in-chief was aware of the operation. At a cost of $16,000,000, the success of the attack remains questionable. The body count of ISIS fighters ranges from 36 to 90. Regardless, military experts claim that smaller, more effective bombs would have caused more damage.

President “I don’t know what the hell I’m doing” is a joke; but not one easy to laugh at.

Op-Ed

By James Turnage

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