WEB Notes: Mattis was selected as he is anti-Iran. He calls Iran, “the single most enduring threat to stability and peace in the Middle East.” These are extremely big words and this goes right along with what we will be talking about in Chapter 2 of our Timeline of the Tribulation study.
President-elect Donald Trump said Thursday he has chosen retired Marine Gen. James N. Mattis, who has said that responding to “political Islam” is the major security issue facing the United States, to be secretary of defense.
Like Trump, Mattis favors a tougher stance against U.S. adversaries abroad, especially Iran. The general, speaking at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in April, said that while security discussions often focus on terrorist groups such as the Islamic State or al-Qaeda, the Iranian regime is “the single most enduring threat to stability and peace in the Middle East.”