Friday, December 2, 2016

What is Iran thinking after Trump picked first Flynn and now "Mad Dog" Mattis?

 Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn
Marine Corps Gen.James Mattis

John Bolton 

Trump picked first Flynn  and now "Mad Dog" Mattis. Will he go for Bolton? If he does the US will have the toughest possible team against Iran. Quite a change from the appeasement of Iran under Obama.

The first four F-16s arrived in Israel in July of 1980.
On June 7, 1981 Israel attacked Osirak with 8 F-16s.
On Dec 12, 2016 the first two F-35 will arrive.

Will these F-35s see action against Iran or will the US use its F-22s and B2s?  I guess the next few months will be the most dangerous since Iran is realizing that the game is up. 

Krauthammer on Trump picking Mattis:

It’s good to have a military man. It’s also good to have a military man who is known as “Mad Dog.” Because let’s say you’re trying to send a message to obstreperous Iranians, who have been harassing our boats. I think you want to send a message that says something like, “If you don’t stop within 48 hours, I may have to turn the matter over to Mad Dog.” Translated afterwards into Persian. I think that can be quite useful. Nixon used the crazy factor to great effect. The Russians were always afraid they could push a button and he would go over the top, as when he went to nuclear alert during the Arab–Israeli War of ‘73. Good to have a mad dog on your side, especially one with his strategic knowledge and range and tactical, operational experience. That’s very rare and would serve extremely useful in the cabinet.

سگ دیوانه    Mad Dog in Farsi