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Trump White House pushing back against Mattis appointment of Obama stooge and terror supporter Anne Patterson


Is Mattis nuts? As ambassador to Egypt, Patterson was instrumental in Obama’s backing of the Muslim Brotherhood Morsi regime in Egypt. And the Egyptians knew it:

Could you imagine if Patterson were a Republican and this was how the Egyptians felt about her? The media would be plastering this all over the place. But in this case, you haven’t heard boo.

“White House pushing back against Mattis appointment,” by Eliana Johnson, Politico, March 2, 2017:

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis wants to tap the former U.S. ambassador to Egypt, Anne Patterson, as his undersecretary of defense for policy, but the Pentagon chief is running into resistance from White House officials, according to multiple sources familiar with the situation.

If nominated and confirmed, Patterson would hold the fourth most powerful position at the Pentagon – and would effectively be the top civilian in the Defense Department, since both Mattis and his deputy, Robert Work, were military officers.

As ambassador to Egypt between 2011 and 2013, Patterson worked closely with former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi and his Islamist government. She came under fire for cultivating too close a relationship with the regime and for discouraging protests against it—and White House officials are voicing concerns about those decisions now.

The skirmish surrounding Patterson’s nomination is the latest in a series of personnel battles that have played out between Mattis and the White House, with each side rejecting the names offered up by the other while the Pentagon remains empty. The White House has yet to nominate a single undersecretary or deputy secretary to the Defense Department, while Work, Mattis’s deputy, is an Obama administration holdover who only agreed to stay on until the secretary taps a deputy of his own.

A similar tug of war has played out between the White House and other agency chiefs, most notably Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, whom the president denied his top choice for deputy secretary of state last month.

But it is Mattis who’s dug in most stubbornly, insisting on staffing his own department. “Mattis is a guy who cares very much about personnel,” said a Mattis friend. “He doesn’t want people off the tracks that he has laid down and that he’s running his train on.”

Patterson, a career diplomat, has never held a Defense Department position. She previously served as ambassador to Colombia and Pakistan. President Barack Obama nominated her to be the assistant secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, the post from which she retired last month.

She was the top American official in the country during a tumultuous time that saw the rise of Morsi and his supporters and his supporters in the Muslim Brotherhood and, shortly thereafter, their ouster at the hands of the Egyptian military. Patterson became the subject of withering criticism when she dismissed the 2013 uprising against Morsi as “street protests.” Protesters plastered her face – crossed out with a red X – on signs and banners. In part, she had the misfortune of being the face of Obama’s policies in the country, and of the administration’s decision to stick with the Morsi government. Patterson did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

“The biggest pushback [from the White House] is that she was ambassador to Egypt immediately before and after the Morsi presidency,” said a person familiar with the conversations. For Mattis’s part, he has “put her name forward and he doesn’t quite understand why people have an objection,” the person said.

A spokesman for Mattis declined to comment on the secretary’s personnel recommendations to the president.

The secretary of defense has been warring with the president and his aides over personnel since before the inauguration in January.

Transition officials swatted down Michele Flournoy, who served as undersecretary of defense for policy in the Obama administration and who was Mattis’s top choice to be his deputy; she eventually took herself out of the running for the position. Weeks later, Mattis was outraged when he learned from the news media that Trump had nominated an Army secretary without consulting with him, according to several transition aides.

“General Mattis has made it known that Mad Dog’s personnel choices are his and not what we are told are in his opinion political hacks from the Trump team—even though they’re great people,” said a former Trump campaign aide. “It’s the world view of a four-star general.”

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  • Mark Steiner

    From the article: “But it is Mattis who’s dug in most stubbornly, insisting on staffing his own department. “Mattis is a guy who cares very much about personnel,” said a Mattis friend. “He doesn’t want people off the tracks that he has laid down and that he’s running his train on.””

    Mattis had better examine his priorities regarding appointments. Clearly something is amiss. The Trump administration already has tons of unelected bureacrats IN ALL AGENCIES from Obama who have no loyalty whatsoever to the sitting President. The United States does not need more appointments that compromise the security of the nation Mattis is entrusted to.

    Clean up your attitude and priorities or “You’re fired!” is next.

    • wilypagan

      Mattis is part of the deep state and should be asked to resign. President Trump should staff the DOD with officers who were terminated by Obama, not those put in place by the traitor.

      • IzlamIsTyranny

        Mattis has smelled since he was appointed. His “blame Israel” bullshite shows exactly where his loyalties lie and lie and lie — the f’ing muslum world.

        • Polk1970

          Bet he’s CLOSE to Retired General Anthony Zinni, who views the world UPSIDE DOWN.

        • wilypagan

          It seems like the Saudi tentacles run deep and need to be pulled out by the roots.

        • Michele Coatta

          And that bald headed general is another don’t call it radical Islam apologist we don’t want to upset the mudslime F That

      • Polk1970

        ANY Presidential Appointee signs an UNDATED Resignation that The President ONLY has to fill in the DATE

        Can’t believe a General of Marines named MAD DOG MAY NOT be WHAT WE THOUGHT HE IS

        • wilypagan

          Very scary. The future does not look good.

          • Rob Porter

            A totally garbage pool of people the president has to choose from. Big deal name, ‘Mad dog’ and yet he behaves like an aging Pekinese poodle that isn’t potty trained. Trump should tell Mattis, “I don’t like your choices, you don’t like mine, so I don’t think we can work together. John Denver-style, your bags are packed and you’re ready to go on that jet plane, but you won’t be coming back again. Now beat it, I’ve enough trouble with the enemy media and scum Democrats, and I don’t need you crap. On your way, buster.’

          • wilypagan

            Hey Rob, you really should replace Priebus as Chief of Staff.

      • notislam

        Agree —there is plenty of evidence that they knew what BHO didn’t want to rest of the people to know –time to bring them back (if possible) and start on the RIGHT FOOT!

      • IzlamIsTyranny

        But he served the 0mahdi regime admirably and loyally.

    • Ron Cole

      I am surprised, but having known many retired ranking Officers, General Officers and Admirals my impression has been that many had spent most of their lives in a structured and highly disciplined closed society. Their transition to civilian life is often difficult.

      I remember one such friend who suffered from some from of anxiety and went “wild” in a free society for a year or so. He was not used to doing anything for himself, and nearly punched a rude maid. He explained that if that maid been a private he would have…..
      Fortunately he found Jesus and survived well.
      Going from a position of nearly absolute power to just another joe is a huge transition.

      “There’s nothing so much like a god on earth as a General on a battlefield.”
      Michael Shaara, The Killer Angels

      • Polk1970

        As a Former Army Sergeant ,
        , perhaps Appoint Command Sergeant Majors instead of Generals

        • Protect Yourself !

          Hey, that’s a good idea. Most army personnel knows who’s really running the service.

    • 1936benz

      I served with many very honorable officers, but there are legions of bad ones, too. The Pentagon is full of bemedalled sloths waddling up and down the hallways like banana-republic dictators, and they will do whatever is necessary for promotion. Every colonel wants to be a general, every general wants to be Chief of Staff of the Army or Chairman of JCS, and every CJCS wants to be Secretary of State (like that empty and meaningless product of affirmative action Colin Powell). They will do ANYTHING for the opportunity to improve their chances of obtaining those goals. They would sell their daughters to a Juarez brothel, hand their sons over to a Bangkok bath-house, prostitute their wives in a Brazilian slum for a glowing fitness report. If Obama had strolled out onto a stage in a nationally televised event and announced that he was going to have HIS senior military officers exhibit their loyalty (as he dropped his pants), they would have scratched, crawled and scrambled to be first in line to kiss his behind (or worse). After the Obama years, I firmly believe that there are no more self-respecting officers over the rank of O-5 in our armed forces; otherwise they would have long ago done what I did, and that was to flee that insane asylum while some dignity and self-respect were still intact. The farcical “leadership” under Obama’s reign are still deeply imbedded in today’s military, and are continuing to work diligently in destroying the tattered remnants of what was once the world’s finest fighting force. There needs to be a major “swamp draining” at the Pentagon as well.

      • Mark Steiner

        No more self-respecting officers over O-5? Holy cow – this is worse than I thought …

        Reading your piece reminds me of what happened to the German Army under Hitler in WW II. As long as the generals kept winning, all was pretty good. After Barbarossa, things changed. The Soviet armies had been badly crippled but not destroyed. Hitler had became obsessed with political victory by military means more than acquiring a firm understanding of field tactics needed for final victory. Crushing defeats led to opposition by Col. von Stauffenberg, Field Marshals von Witzleben and Rommel, and renowned panzer general Hoepner. Apparently they knew the abyss Germany was heading toward; they also lost their lives as a result of the assassination attempt of July 1944.

        It sound like the noncombatant “office generals” are calling the shots from the Pentagon without apparent knowledge of what happens in the field or at sea. If so, the combatants are on their own, and some Beltway JAG court is ready to go to work if there are questions about applications of the rules of engagement..

        • 1936benz

          You’re absolutely right – the last one he “sent home” was Guderian, who confronted him about the disposition of the Soviet/German forces east of Berlin (as well as the “Courland Army”). The confrontation became so intense that, according to some accounts, an aide was holding the back of Guderian’s tunic while Hitler was screaming at him – to prevent the situation from getting even worse. After the day’s “conference” Guderian was advised by Hitler that he needed some rest, that the pressure of his duties as CoS was having its effect on him – and sent him home.

          • Mark Steiner

            You nailed it. Actually, Guderian was dismissed at least twice – on December 25, 1941 when his Second Panzer Army failed to take Moscow from the south, Hitler recalled him; and in 1945, replaced by General Krebs as chief of army general staff – a meaningless position by then (Krebs later committed suicide).

            Forget to mention Field Marshal von Kluge lost his life for complicity in the assassination plot in 1944 – but he was a waffler, not an organizer.

    • Rob Porter

      Mark, what an astounding state of affairs that Trump is forced to choose from such a poor pool of people whose values and judgment are totally up the creek. First McMaster and now Mattis! Decades of failing to instill proper values has produced millions with shockingly poor judgment.

      Trump needs to conduct a huge and ruthless clean-out – even if this includes new appointees. Then let the media and others howl their wrath and once again inform us that Trump has become ‘unhinged’. This morning on tv we heard from the disgusting fool, former governor of Michigan, Jennifer Granholm, that for his wiretapping accusation against Obama, Trump has become “unhinged”. This idiot needs to be put out to pasture. She’s never grown up! In an e-mail I none too gently let her know that the ‘unhinged’ circumstance pertained to herself.

      • Mark Steiner

        Am sure you know and understand Rob, from Romans 2:1 that those who make accusations (judgments) against another person are guilty of the same conduct in their own lives.

  • VLParker

    No, Mattis isn’t nuts. He is evil. He is an Islamic apologist just like Petraeus.

    Trump is nuts for nominating him.

    • Polk1970

      Perhaps he WASN’T Truthful to Trump
      WHY / HOW DID MATTIS SURVIVE OBAMA’S PURGE of Patriotic Military Senior Officers?
      And THRIVE in the Corps during Obama?
      Anne Patterson is surely a RED FLAG

      • ladywarrior

        Excellent question!

    • ladywarrior

      I think it was more Prebis’ idea than Trump…..when he starts cleaning house he needs to start with him……and his lifelong buddy Rino Ryan…..

    • imwithstoopid

      Thanks for the links. I am going to try to connect.

  • 762x51FMJ

    Egypt was a better place before Obama/Hillary deposed Mubarek..

    Egypt would be another Islamic State now had Egypt not ousted Obama stooge Morsi.

    Patterson was instrumental in bringing down Mubarek for Obama…

    Patterson to the freedom of Egypt,.. is the George Custer of the Sioux…

    • IzlamIsTyranny

      “Egypt was a better place before 0bama/hillary deposed Mubarek (actually Mubarak)”. Hmmm, I remember shortly before the Arabpig Spring, a Coptic Christian living under Mubarak’s regime was arrested and incarcerated for publicly blogging in support of Israel in Egyptistan — it was reported right here on Atlas Shrugs. Whatever became of him I never found out because of the Arabpig Spring.

    • DVult

      Mubarak was old and his health was giving out. What happened in Egypt was a succession struggle and apparently only Imbecile (Obama) and Clinton were unaware of this. Everyone else including the muslim brotherhood was waiting for Mubarek to weaken before making their move.

  • Mahou Shoujo

    What is the matter with the Republicans? Stop being stupid, distance yourselves from all the filth of o’bimbo’s minions. There are competent Republicans that can do the job, there are to be no more anti American muslim sympathizers in any positions of influence.

    • Craig

      Republicans are the very best at snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.

      • Mahou Shoujo

        They should stop that, it makes them look like they haven’t learned a thing from their rather unexpected victory.

        • Craig

          I think some political cowardice and general fear of the media has mentally crippled the Republicans.

          • Mahou Shoujo

            They need a motivational kick in the asss to get them going.

        • Mark Steiner

          If a new president isn’t “internationalist” enough, as Reagan was at the beginning of his first term, they will go to work until a president becomes as one of them. So the same dirty work goes on from administration to administration.

          Reagan eventually joined them.

    • imwithstoopid

      What’s the matter you ask? All politicians are inherently stupid, or haven’t you noticed?
      Not a put down on you or others that are like minded, but just showing that they all are of the same character and mindset.

      This shows that we have no options for our actual future. We cannot expect anything more than these kinds of actions as we will never, as a collective mind. be able to second guess them. We need to some how reset the clock totally and rid our selves of all of them and their sycophants once and for all or we and our progeny are forced to go around on this merry-go-round forever or until islam and its cultists impose their pseudo-religious
      theocratic cult on all that are left in the end.

      I have one real mantra. Do not put in any office, political, private, or public position those that seek it.
      In other words those that seek those positions don’t deserve to get them, and those that should have them are smart enough to avoid them, or not want it

  • s;vbkr0boc,klos;

    Is Mattis the best we can expect from Trump? If so than it is SO over.

    • Polk1970

      Perhaps Mattis in a Business Suit is NOT Mattis in USMC uniform??
      They thought his “Mad Dog ” nickname would be appealing as an outer wrapper

      • Craig

        I guess his nickname, in reality, is “muslim lap dog” mattis.

        • IzlamIsTyranny

          LOL. I wish they would nominate you I don’t trust any of the top brass in the military anymore.

          • Craig

            At least I know who the enemy is.

      • ladywarrior

        Prebis and Rino Ryan……there is the root of the problem….

    • michaelofsydney

      Maybe so. Continue to pray for Trump and that the administration places the best people in positions.

  • GI Joe

    This is crazy. This woman received death threats because she worked for Barry Soetoro-Obama and he kept insisting that Morsi be reinstated as president despite the fact that the people of Egypt literally threw his sorry muslim brotherhood butt OUT.

  • Polk1970

    WHAT is going on with General Mattis?
    Was he UNTRUTHFUL with Trump re: his beliefs?

  • Polk1970

    IF Mattis DEMANDED COMPLETE CONTROL as reported , time for him to be read Facts of Life
    He is NO LONGER a Marine 4 Star General reporting only to to Obama/Jarrett’s SECNAV


    Anne Patterson, Bush, Barack Hussein Obama, Hillary Clinton, they all should be prosecuted for funneling tax-money to support Islam.
    How many non-Muslims died in Egypt because of Patterson’s activism & donating?
    Islamistisis armed, Boko Haram protected, Iran, Fatah funded.. the Barack Hussein Obama must be prosecuted.
    Mattis is not part of what America should stand for.
    Human rights & ecology global politics must be our common strategy.

  • Dee Lee

    Trump already has Obama-appointees in potentially critical positions within his administration. What he really does not need is a DOD head that places Muslim Brotherhood sympathisers in a position to influence defence policy.

    He was elected to drain the swamp, not to replace some pond life with others.

  • AlgorithmicAnalyst

    Should bring back some of the generals fired by the previous administration. And Sheriff Joe :)

  • Kriemhild

    Get rid of Mattis. Pres. Trump seems to have a genius for seeking out the wrong people for the jobs in his administration. Why would anyone want to use Obama holdovers? The swamp is not being drained, it is being filled with even more reptiles.

    • ladywarrior

      Look at Reince Prebis to be behind most of this……and his lil’ buddy, Rino Ryan…..

      • Kriemhild

        Yes, I cannot stand the sight of Reince Prebis, I don’t trust him — I think Trump wanted him as a link to the Repubicans who are against him. And Paul Ryan’s wife is an Obamaite, she voted for him, and is a raging Democrat, she is anti-Trump. There are so many people who would be great on Trump’s team — why not have Robert Spencer as an afvisor, he knows more than anyone else about Islam and its dangers, among other things. And there is no greater patriot in America than Pamela Geller — she knows everything about what’s going on in Washington, she’s an investigative journalist and a treasure house of knowledge — I think she would be a better advisor than Conway, But Trump brushed her off. And there should be a better person to take care of the education mess. The Pledge of Allegiance should start every school day, and there should be a law that in every school a course in Bible study and Christianity should be offered voluntarily, and no lessons about Islam and its 5 damned pillars ever be allowed again. And the authorities running our colleges and universities must exert their power and stop being manipulated by the students. The state of the schools is horrifying — there are no books in the libraries abiut American heroes or founding fathers — just Islam and Communism. All these anti-American teachers must be purged. Trump doesn’t seem to be able to find the right person for the particular job.

        • Mark Steiner

          It is still early, but a wake up call must happen very soon.

  • felix1999

    Mad Dog SERVES the President. Trump has the FINAL say on WHO serves him and UNDER those he appoints. Trump is Commander in Chief and not Mad Dog. No more Obama people. They should be FIRED. Just look at the date of employment, 2008-2016 and FIRE them. Later weed out the others.

  • Peter

    Why does Trump keep ANY Obama holdovers – especially considering the leak mania. Why??

    • Craig

      Trump should have fired every government employee hired during the rat obama administration. Otherwise, they will continue to undermine Trump and stab him in the back.

      • ladywarrior

        Unfortunately… in teachers’ unions…you can’t fire some of them by law……but you can re-assign them to really bad duty stations……say, Nome, AL……or other hardship places around the globe…..

  • aebe

    Mattis down the road if he can’t do things rights !

    Validate your 2nd Amendment Rights… Carry

  • Mike Flint

    It does seem like Trump is beginning to weaken, doesn’t it? Is the pressure getting to him?

  • harbidoll

    perhaps she can be flipped– like a lawyer, working for her new boss,.?

  • ladywarrior

    Uh Oh! We all thought Mattis was such a great guy and he turns out to be a closet Obamaite……Didn’t he and Tillerson know who they were going to work for?! And both of them bringing in Globalists and anti-American people? There is something we don’t know about all of this that makes all this look bad on Trump……I still don’t trust Reince and his buddy, Rino Ryan……something is not right and I’m just going to hold my thoughts until more is known…..

    • Bijoux

      Perhaps neither Mattis nor Tillerson understand DJTs agenda very well and it’s time for them to learn who they work for and how he wants to accomplish those plans. DJT is boss now and he is not going to relinquish his duty easily. He is very focused on his agenda. We are either with him or we will become irrelevant. He is like a train who has left the depot and he is not stopping for anybody. If you don’t want to be on the train, jump off. He has no time to stop and assuage your feelings.

      The Fed Gov, especially DoS and DOD, is full of career people with glowing credentials and extensive international experience. Mattis and Tillerson should be able to pick associates from a vast pool of human resources. And those picks should be thrilled to offer their expertise to serve America and represent the American people domestically and abroad.

      Unfortunately over the years people have become more politicized and deeply entrenched in partisan ideologies to their own detriment. Career diplomats have bitterly complained for years that the President would appoint totally ignorant people to ambassadorial positions as political favors rather than relying on the great strength of the DOS. Alas, in response, instead of promoting their great value in the international/political arena to the President and his cabinet to make the transition of power smooth and peaceful they decided to take up the partisan flag. So instead of playing a neutral role that offers their knowledge and experience to advise their bosses on the political realities on the ground, they revert to spouting PC ideologies and seek to manipulate foreign policy to further partisan politics. And they became part of the swamp.

      Foreign countries are not stupid. They see our manipulations and internal political struggles and they take advantage of it and see it as weakness to exploit. I’d say that is a good assessment of the situation when the Egyptian people repudiated Obama and Anne Patterson. How dare we interfere with their internal politics and affairs of other countries? What do you think they thought about our dealing with Ghadaffi! Or Benghazi? Our costly military failures in the ME? Our abysmal record of standing for justice and righteousness at the UN? How unfortunate that the Egyptians, the Saudis, the Afghanis and even ISIS can see through the rhetoric and we can’t.

      The Swamp is deep and dark. It’s not just a matter of draining; it is also a matter of re-Indoctrination on what is important to this President and the fulfillment of his promises to the American people. People at all levels are running scared to be found out, or to become irrelevant and jobless and they are going to fight him tooth and nail, EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. Not an easy task for the DJT or his team.

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  • imwithstoopid

    As I read the comments I can no longer say what’s wrong with the EU and the people over there and why they are doing and saying the things they say and do. We here are now experiencing just what they are. A total breakdown of the command system.
    Just look at how Trump is getting shoved around and making, what we can now perceive as disastrous decisions and not being able to do anything about the happenings.
    I thought that by now, in spite of the Dems and some RINOs he would have simply eliminated the traitors ensconced in the Obama appointments, and yet he is re-hiring them.
    You can’t make fun of the EU’s anymore. We are getting closer and closer to their frustrations and can now see the fight against the left up close and personal.

  • Mindy Robinson

    Is mattis an obama or soros stooge?

  • Kriemhild

    I think Obama left the White house bugged and all the meetings and discussions have been listened to from day one — the Attack on Yemen was betrayed, the enemy was waiting for them — the heroic SEAL Ryan Owen was technically murdered by Obama and the lefties and RINOS — and probably the CIA and the FBI too, who cannot be trusted — they must all be replaced.
    The White House should have been funigated to remove all the evil demons entrenched in the woodwork over the last 20 years, and maybe some holy people should be called in to exorcise it — in fact the entire country of Mexico has been exorcised, please see: “Bishops Perform “Great Exorcism” on Entire Mexican Nation (Breitbart). An exorcism of the White House couldn’t hurt, and might help.
    Trump being a good and righteous man — although he realizes the Obamas and the Clintons and Soros et alia are evil — he doesn’t function on their wave length — it’s hard for normal people to imagine the depths of depravity and wickedness these Satanists can stoop to. He really must arrest these corrupt and evil people, prepare comprehensive cases against them for a Grand Jury Trial — the only logical conclusion and final verdict to such treachery and sedition would have to be execution. Trump will have no peace or success with his agenda as long as these enemies are allowed to freely wheel and deal.and plot their mischief with impunity.

  • Ed Maher

    By rule-of-thumb, none of people in President Trump’s administration should pick anyone from the Obama administration.
    These picks will put US policies right back to square one with the administration we are trying to move away from!

  • Kel Nelson

    Bottom Line…one has to wonder just who is vetting and choosing the people for Trump’s administration. I was a devout supporter, but his choices have made me wonder…is this all Ivanka and Jared’s choices? We all know they’re pretty liberal. The fact that Trump allowed the firing and resignation of Flynn has destroyed my faith in his leadership qualities. Now we have DeVos, Tillerson, McMaster, and these choices and it’s not looking pretty.

  • Jim Fox

    Mattis must go.

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