Mattis: Syria Will "Not Spiral Out Of Control"

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At his first press briefing earlier today, Secretary of Defense James Mattis looked to quickly quash doubts over which party was responsible for the recent Sarin gas attacks in Syria saying there was "no doubt" that the Assad regime "planned in, orchestrated it and executed it" and offered a stern warning that their would be a "very very stiff price" to be paid if further chemical attacks were launched in the future.

Mattis went on to say that while the recent U.S. bombings should not be interpreted as a "harbinger of a strategy change" in the region he did offer a warning to Assad that he should "think long and hard" before considering similar attacks in the future. 

With regards to a potential Russian response, Mattis said simply that he's "confident the Russians will act in their own best interests, and there's nothing in their best interests to say they want this situation to go out of control."

Meanwhile the key takeaway from the press briefing seemed to be the following comment from Mattis:

"I just want to say very clearly, that the use of chemical weapons, contrary to the Geneva Convention that Syria has signed up for, using chemical weapons that Syria agreed under U.N. pressure to remove from their arsenal, those chemical weapons that the Russians certified were gone, that if they use chemical weapons they are going to pay a very very stiff price."

Other key comments below:


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As tensions around the globe continue to mount over the Trump administration's official policies related to Syria and North Korea, Secretary of Defense James Mattis will take the podium momentarily to offer his first press briefing. 

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SgtShaftoe's picture

Fuck you Pentagram demons. Haven't you yet tasted enough death and human suffering?

Looney's picture


Barking orders works well with the UK, Germany, France, and the rest of the EU.

This shit doesn’t fly with the Russians or the Chinese.

Dubya tried it, although very carefully. 0bama tried it, not so carefully.

Now, Trump wants to “make deals” by giving orders to Xi (on N. Korea) and Putin (on Syria).

Is this how he used to “make deals” with the Unions, NY regulators, or byers/sellers of Real Estate?


SgtShaftoe's picture

They'll knock that orange goblin off his head quicker than he can make pinch gestures.

SomethingSomethingDarkSide's picture

Dept of Defense: "THIS IS NOT A FUCKING GAME.  Fuck what you heard.  It's what you hearin, listen.  DoD gon bring it it to ya, if you can't get it on yo own, DoD gon deliva to ya!"

Raffie's picture

Mad Dog says "We believe Assad attacked..." Believe, not Know... big difference.

pods's picture

They don't even BELIEVE that cause they KNOW who really did.


NoDecaf's picture

If this goes all the way...I mean ALL the way.


It'll be open season on neocons

44magnum's picture

American revolution 2.0

Chupacabra-322's picture

These ZioNeoConFascist have crossed The American Patriots "Red Line."

These Pure Evil War Criminal Treasonous Deep State Psychopaths have been & are "Going All In."

This is Irrefutably, Absolutely the Last chance of Peacefully, Diplomatically walking away from a Situational Inter National Crises of which the CIA / Deep State Dept is Gulty of causing.

The Global Criminal Oligarch Cabal Bankster Intelligence Crime Syndicate has been exposed for all the World to See.

The Emperor is Stark Naked & the World doesn't seen to Care.

The Deception that was once "Hidden in plain view" is now Globally Tyrannically Lawlessly open for all the World to See.

Pure Unadulterated Evil.

SoilMyselfRotten's picture

Can you imagine how much shit the Pentagon is into if it cant account for $6 trillion?

Donald Trump's picture
Donald Trump (not verified) john doeberg Apr 11, 2017 5:36 PM

Slim chance of that happening.

ISIS got MORAL support now, and even if US will take longer to react to their COMING false flags, they are already embolden by the missile attack.

They now know they can summon Trump whenever they do some stunt.

By Bombing the Syrian Government, Trump Turned the U.S. into ISIS’ Air Force

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bob_bichen (not verified) Donald Trump Apr 11, 2017 5:39 PM


MillionDollarButter's picture

Proof that the dysfunctional element is the controlling element.  But don't assume the other players will not turn dysfunctional.  They know the endgame goes all the way to Iran.  They will have to draw a line sooner or later.

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Donald Trump (not verified) MillionDollarButter Apr 11, 2017 5:41 PM

Trump is losing face, and might bactrack on his warmongering.

Maybe he's still juggling the pros (and cons) he might get from the Swamp.



beemasters's picture

Robert Steele - Inside Source Says Brennan, McCain & McMaster Responsible for Syrian False Flag

john doeberg's picture


McCain was in the ME just DAYS BEFORE !


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bob_bichen (not verified) john doeberg Apr 11, 2017 7:23 PM

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john_doesky's picture

Trump is becoming one With The Swamp


The Ram's picture

I am surprised trump is playing his war card so early in the game.  So, let's recap here.  The Donald tries to replace ObamaCare.  He fails big time...maybe not unexpected.  The Donald then shelfs his 'tax plan' that he hyped so much just a few months back. 

So, not even a 100 days in, and the man plays his war (Trump card...sorry, could not resist the pun) card.  I must conclude that we were hustled from the start!!  He had no intention to try to fix things all along.  If the Russians, Iranians and NKs bite on his war provocations and actions, a mess will be created that makes it much more unlikely that he will succeed with his so called domestic agenda (assuming this guy had a real domestic agenda to begin with).  I hope the Pentagon is not counting on a clean and quick war.  Recent history speaks otherwise.


bigkahuna's picture

I believe now that we are now beginning to be aware of his true agenda - the false flag gas attack would have gone off for shill too  --  and she would have done the same thing...they are equals...only difference is supreme court - though I question that...

HowdyDoody's picture

"I'm confident the Russians will act in their own best interests, and there's nothing in their best interests to say they want this situation to go out of control."

Russia is in Syria to kill all the terrorists.

The US is in Syria to keep the terrorists alive to get rid of Assad.

No conflict of interest there?

This Mattis is a brain-dead fuck-wit's brain-dead fuck-wit.

Clashfan's picture

What The Ram says. ^^^


Clashfan's picture

While I'm proud to be a non-voter, I get why many of you guys thought Rump was worth the risk. And I'm glad he's not Hitlery.


I say Joe Strummer for prezzydent.

"What's the matter, people, was it worth fighting for?"


" At the G7 summit, well we've got some 25
and we're putting it into the gin supply!

We want a satellite crashing outa the skies

and a fireworks display by ballistic missiles.

I got a sneaky feeling that the poker's gettin' hot

'cos twice times bitten, and it's third time shot. Third time shot."


AnonG-Man's picture

I said it from the beginning that Trump and Hillary were and are liars.  I've tried to do my part by voting out the worst offenders in the Democratic and Republican parties for my State as a registered Third Party voter.  Everyone had that opportunity to vote in new blood - and certainly not everyone in government are blind idiots, but unless the majority of the United States understands that the two party system has failed, this will only get worse. 

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Adullam's picture

I'm not sure why you get the downvotes. That spammer is truly a pain. Keep calling him out.

Mr. Universe's picture

You know this thing is getting serious. Anyone not towing the line is going to thrown under the bus. Over at Fox news they are reporting on the shit storm headed Tulsi Gabbard's way. What is even worse is the propaganda machine is out in full force and while less citizens than ever before are not buying it, way too many are.


No one from the USA  should be meeting  with Assad --other than Trump administration officials.Anyone else meeting with Assad is a traitorous act.Charges should be filed against Gabbard and Kucinich.

This woman is an absolute nitwit, but she does come from Hawaii, which explains some of it.

Following in the celebrated footsteps of Jane Fonda.

People that put Representatives like this into office  NEED TO COME TO THEIR SENSES. This kind of liberal is DANGEROUS not only to HAWAII but to the whole country!

and it goes on, the state is strong with these ones.

44magnum's picture

Yes a nitwit for volunteering then getting sent to Iraq. So I guess they are calling all veterans nitwits?

nunyabidnez's picture

I wondered how long it would take for them to turn on her an Kucinik, they both talk truth, so they must go. What a phucked up country we have. And the supposed intelligent ones are in charge. Sure wish we could change that.

logicalman's picture

Maybe they should look down the back of the couch.

Can you imagine how much shit can be bought/caused with 6 Trill??

All the profit that MIC makes isn't enough?

Add to that the profits from Afghani opium!

Nobody seems to care, nobody seems to notice...

J S Bach's picture

Where does one begin with the lying quotes from this Zio-Stooge?

"... confident the Russians will act in their own best interests, and there's nothing in their best interests to say they want this situation to go out of control."

Wow.  Actually, sir, the Russians have a great deal of interest in seeing their only Mediterranean Sea ally and base remain intact and viable.  And, pray tell... aside from your jewish masters' interests... what interest is there in the United States having ANY involvement with this affair?

"Our priority remains the defeat of Islamic State".

Wow again.  So, warring against Assad's Syria - a nation who is at war and WINNING against ISIS will help bring about Islamic State's defeat?  You're either insane or a traitor (I vote for the latter.)

"It's very clear the Assad Regime planned it, orchestrated it and executed it."

First of all, they're not a "regime".  The Assad government was democratically elected by a vast majority of Syrians.  Secondly, it is absolutely UNCLEAR that Assad's government planned and executed the atrocity.  They had NOTHING to gain - especially with UN chemical weapons inspectors in their country and themselves winning the war.

You, sir, are a soulless pawn of the (((money powers))) headquartered in Israel.  

Zorba&#039;s idea's picture

THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING!!! THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING!!!  Thank you Vlad, hang in there, you're doing a great job as our proxy fighting all those terroist groups that came out of god knows where in the ME.

nunyabidnez's picture

We can care all we want, even if we attempted to change things it wouldn't matter, because we'd just get shut down, it's so dam frustrating.

Half_Irish's picture

6 trillion could buy a lot of healthcare.  Never been for the free-for-all but if the bastards are going to steal and waste our money we might as well get something out of it.  Hell, they could give each family a million dollars and that would fix us and stimulate the economy at the same time.  Just think about all the money freely given to the banks during he bank bailouts.  I don't know if We The People will ever start standing up for ourselves.  The PTB treat us like swine. They hate us.

What's the use of trying to stand up and do the right thing and struggle and sacrifice when we are just going to get beat back down.   I've always worked hard and taken no handouts, but if they are going to rob us blind might as well take what we can get.  Looks like they have won.  I despise Trump for his betrayal.  I'm finding out for myself he was never legit anyway.  Just another player.


Is-Be's picture

There are two goals.

A) Greater Israel

B) Weaken Russia's position as gas supplier to Europe. 

Note: Energy supply started the first and second world wars.( Kaiser Wilhelm built a railway to the oilfields. All other very implausible tales about Serbian assassinations are obfuscation and rationalizations. Nobody went mad. They knew exact what they were doing.)

eclectic syncretist's picture

The main goal is to protect the doomed petrodollar system until the last extremity, without regard to the cost in human lives, American or otherwise, child or senior citizen. The facade of the value of the petrodollar must be maintained at all costs in the minds of these mammon worshippng fools.

DrData02's picture

"It'll be open season on neocons"  What does that mean?  Nobody can do a damn thing to them.  Let's make useful, operational, suggestions instead of bloviating.

Is-Be's picture

Careful knucklehead. BB is watching.

how_this_stuff_works's picture

It'll make the public blowback against United look like child's play.

RedDwarf's picture

If this goes ALL the way the vast majority of the humans living on the Northern Hemisphere are dead.

Mr Blue's picture
Mr Blue (not verified) RedDwarf Apr 12, 2017 7:02 AM

I'm making over $7k a month working part time. I kept hearing other people tell me how much money they can make online so I decided to look into it. Well, it was all true and has totally changed my life. This is what I do...

Offthebeach's picture


Al-Shifa pharmaceutical factory Tomahawking.


On 20 August 1998, the factory was destroyed in cruise missile strikes launched by the United States.......

wildbad's picture

that dry fuck maddis doesn't even acknowledge the FACT that Assad did not use chemweaps in the "last few years".

it was the cia created and funded al quaeda variants.

all of the bullshit that spills from him after that is warmongering propaganda

Whalley World's picture

Liars Lie, is that surprising to some of you?  The USA has in the words of Russians become "agreement incapable"

new game's picture

these fukers lied to get where they are...liars loose there consience over tyme.

sending troops to death for money takes a sic person. it would be different if we were defending our country, so please don't misunderstand my sentiment here.

although i am loosing my patriotism in the good ole us of asses, i'm on board to take er back...

HowdyDoody's picture

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Waepons has confirmed that 10 out of 12 Syrian chemical weapons plants have been decommissioned. The remaining two are of unknown status as they are in territory held by terrorists.