Mark Perry rejoins the Scott Horton Show to talk about General Mattis’ position in the Trump administration, particularly in relation to Iran. Perry explains that although Mattis seems to have strong negative feelings toward Iran, he is unlikely to advocate military action there because he knows that it would be incredibly expensive in both lives and dollars, and probably still not have the desired effect of regime change. Trump has taken a more bellicose stance on Iran, but Mattis has shown that he’s willing to stand up to the president, on this and other issues.
The Trillion-Dollar F-35 Fighter Program Does Not Make Americans Safer – Norm Singleton (10/22/2020)
Russian media may be joining China and Iran in turning on Trump – Hinck, Utterback, & Cooley (10/22/2020)
Trump State Department Plan to Declare Human Rights Groups ‘Anti-Semitic’ Slammed as ‘Desperate,’ ‘Obscene’ – Brett Wilkins (10/22/2020)
China makes it incredibly hard for foreign businesses to operate – but they stay because the money is just too good – Amitrajeet A. Batabyal (10/21/2020)