“Iran, Iran, Iran”?

MDL tossed this out today, with the email subject line, “And it begins…”

“James Mattis’ 33-Year Grudge Against Iran”

I get what the author is saying, but I’m not buying it. The United States has a grudge against Iran, and for good reason. They don’t want the same things that we do, to put it mildly, and have been at war with us since the embassy takeover in 1979.

What say you?

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VMIJPP hails from the star city of the south, Roanoke, Virginia. A 1989 graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, he is a retired artillery officer in the United States Marine Corps, with time in both the active and reserve sides. He served in Iraq in 2004, and in Afghanistan in 2009-2010. He joined the magnificent OPFOR.com as a guest blogger from the now defunct but never uninteresting Rule 308, where he denounced gun control and other aspects of tyranny, and proclaimed the greatness of the United States. When the sun set on OPFOR.com, he migrated here with Keydet1976 and the others.
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4 Responses to “Iran, Iran, Iran”?

  1. Law Student says:

    If for Mattis it’s “Iran, Iran, Iran,” it appears for that the author it’s either “Mattis, Mattis, Mattis” or “Marines, Marines, Marines.” His distaste for both was so tangible it was difficult to finish the article.

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  2. burkemblog says:

    Interesting article. Perry is a writer with a long track record, and his analyses of many aspects of the Middle East show he knows a lot more than most of us do. Whether he’s right about General Mattis’ views, I don’t know. I suppose we’ll get to find out. I did not see the “distaste” LawStudent noted, but then again, I was raised around Marines.

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  3. ultimaratioregis says:

    Agreed. The entire country has a “grudge” against Iran, and should. I don’t know what this “sober analysis” might be, but it would seem to come from senior commanders who overlook Iran’s widespread sponsorship of terrorism and threats and animosity toward the US and her allies because they are lapdogs of a political leadership that cannot even mouth the words “radical Islam”.

    My guess is the “concern” is that Mattis knows which in the Pentagon are worth a sh*t and which aren’t, and will have no problem saying so and acting on it. He knows which ones ignore reality in order to get their ears scratched like the sycophant lap-dogs they are. He likely thinks little of them, and should.

    As to the assertion that Perry “knows far more than most of us do”, I am not buying it. Especially not if his assertions are that Iran is not every bit the threat that Mattis and anyone with an understanding of how power and the world works thinks her to be. Certainly the payment of Dane-geld for release of hostages, and the concessions of the “nuclear deal”, are the actions of the irresolute and spineless intellectual dilletantes of this current administration. Anyone in uniform who nods along with their political bosses should go out with them on 20 January.

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