In his new book, Mad Dog Mattis takes Obama to task for allowing Iran to commit an act of war in order to preserve a terrible nuclear deal with Iran.
The act of war?
A planned bombing of a coffee shop in Washington D.C. Mattis told the Washington Examiner that he had tried to warn Obama, to no avail about the dangers posed by Iran and by Sunni Islamist terrorists. He believed that Iran was the most dangerous and today, it’s evident that he was right.
Mattis claims in his book, Call Sign Chaos: Learning To Lead, that Obama fired him because of these warnings.
He also said that the White House withheld the fact that Iran had planned to bomb the coffee shop.
Mattis was informed of the plot by a duty officer in Tampa, Florida, who told him then-Attorney General Eric Holder and then-FBI Director Robert Mueller (yes, that Robert Mueller) held a press conference announcing the arrest of two Iranians who had planned the attack on Café Milano. The Examiner describes the café as “a high-end restaurant in Washington that was a favorite of the rich and famous, including Saudi Arabia’s ambassador, Adel al-Jubeir.”
“Attorney General Eric Holder said the bombing plot was ‘directed and approved by elements of the Iranian government and, specifically, senior members of the Qods Force.’ The Qods were the Special Operations Force of the Revolutionary Guards, reporting to the top of the Iranian government,” Mattis writes in his book.
Mattis goes on to explain that he “saw the intelligence: we had recorded Tehran’s approval of the operation.”
Mattis continues, saying that if the bomb had gone off, it would have been “the worst attack on us since 9/11.”
“Had the bomb gone off, those in the restaurant and on the street would have been ripped apart, blood rushing down sewer drains. It would have been the worst attack on us since 9/11. I sensed that only Iran’s impression of America’s impotence could have led them to risk such an act within a couple of miles of the White House,” Mattis writes. “Absent one fundamental mistake — the terrorists had engaged an undercover DEA agent in an attempt to smuggle the bomb — the Iranians would have pulled off this devastating attack. Had that bomb exploded, it would have changed history.”