US Defense Secretary Mattis lands in Israel to talk 'Iran, Iran, Iran'

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  1. Chris

    Chris Administrator Staff Member

    US Defense Secretary Mattis lands in Israel to talk 'Iran, Iran, Iran'
    By Anna Ahronheim
    April 20, 2017 15:38
    'Mad Dog Mattis' is on the third leg of his five country Middle East tour.
    Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman with his American counterpart Gen.James Mattis.. (photo credit DEFENSE MINISTRY)

    With the administration of US President Donald Trump forming a new policy towards the Middle East, Defense Secretary General James Mattis arrived in Israel Thursday afternoon to discuss regional security issues with top officials on Friday, with Iran topping the list. Greeted by members of the American embassy in Tel Aviv and the Israeli army’s defense attaché in Washington, Gen. Mickey Edelstein, Mattis arrived from Cairo on his third leg of a 5 country Middle-East tour billed by the Pentagon to discuss to “defeat extremist terror organizations.”

    Marking the first time he has visited the Jewish State as Pentagon chief, Mattis will be greeted by an official honor guard at army headquarters in Tel Aviv on Friday morning before meeting with Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman. He is also set to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Reuven Rivlin, and IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot. With the nickname of “Mad-Dog Mattis,” he is no stranger to the Middle East, and is respected by the US military and administration alike for his knowledge and understanding of the region.

    Enlisting in 1969, Mattis is a Marine veteran of the Persian Gulf War where he served as Lt.Col, in the war in Afghanistan as a Colonel, until his promotion to brigadier general, and as a four-star general during the 2003 Iraq War where he played a major role in the battle for Fallujah. He finished his military career as the head of Central Command, which directs US military operations across the Middle East and Central Asia.

  2. Chris

    Chris Administrator Staff Member

    If they talk about Iran, Iran, and Iran I hope they also talk about bomb, bomb, bomb!!!

    It's the only way to stop the mad mullahs in Iran. Maybe Trump will give them a green light to take care of this problem while we work on NK??? :scratch

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