Theranos Director Blasts Trump, Mattis Likes His $$ — Gen. Jim Mattis joined the Marines Corps Reserve in 1969 then commissioned as a second lieutenant in 1972 missing out on Vietnam. He rose through the ranks becoming a four-star general in 2005.
If one wants to be a cynic one can say his most notable achievement was coining the phrase “no better friend, no worse enemy” with regard to the Marines.
After retiring from the military, Mattis joined the boards of General Dynamics, a major cog in the military-industrial complex, and Theranos, a bio-tech firm that, well, you can read about it here and elsewhere.
Mattis pushed to have Theranos’ blood-testing tech used by combat troops. That would not have been a good thing.
President Trump upon his election naively picked the Mattis as his Secretary of Defense. After two tension-filled years Mattis quit when Trump insisted on troop withdrawals from the Mideast. Mattis returned to General Dynamics and more big bucks.
But hey, he’s a patriot. Don’t criticize or question those making our (and others) bombs and guns.
As rioters loot businesses, burn churches, abuse citizens and ambush police, Mattis is now blaming Trump. How dare he defend the public! How dare he divide the nation! Hey General, the only major pol in D.C. that could have stopped Derek Chauvin was Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Mn). Just saying.
Of course, these riots have nothing to do with the murder of George Floyd. It’s a planned insurrection and if it wasn’t Mr. Floyd’s death it would have been something else. Yes, General, use of the military is warranted although we strongly suspect that the gang at G-D is sympathetic to the insurrection. Anything to get rid of an obstacle to overseas wars, right?