Gen. Mattis & His Book!


CNN brushed over Mattis….saying he testified in the Holmes trial but failed to report on anything he said. Interesting don’t you think? Especially since it was he who perpetrated the “Military Medevac Use” propaganda. Can you trust any of this reporting, especially based on the Rittenhouse Trial? This trial appears to be bought and sold… by the ones who are so called alledgedly “stuped” by the charming young woman. Good grief. They have a big broom and a big rug!

James Mattis, former U.S. secretary of defense, leaves federal court in San Jose on Sept. 22, 2021.

The big names who have, and have not, testified in Holmes’ trial

From CNN Business’ Sara Ashley O’Brien

Who the prosecution did call:

Over the course of 11 weeks, federal prosecutors called more than two dozen witnesses, including James Mattis, the former US Secretary of Defense and onetime Theranos board member; Steven Burd, the former CEO of Safeway, which invested heavily in a partnership with Theranos; and several former Theranos lab directors.

Six investors, whose investments are each part of the wire fraud charges Holmes is facing, also took the stand, including some who spoke about investments made by some of the world’s wealthiest families. Among them were a money manager for the billionaire family of former US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and a former lawyer who first heard about Theranos from a longtime client — former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger — and then solicited other rich families to invest, including the DeVos family, the Waltons of the Walmart fortune, and the heir to an Italian auto empire.

Who the prosecution did not call:

The prosecution had listed roughly 180 possible witnesses it might call. Among those it didn’t call: Kissinger, who once sat on the board; media mogul Rupert Murdoch who reportedly invested $125 million; high-powered attorney David Boies who was an investor, board member and legal defense for Holmes and Theranos, and employee-turned-whistleblower Tyler Shultz, the grandson of the late George Shultz, another former Secretary of State and board member. More Here: Elizabeth Holmes testifies in trial over Theranos: Latest news (


In an article reporting the testimony of General Mattis, they reveal Mattis investing $85,000 in the Silicon Valley blood bank….but wait….he was then paid $150,000 to serve on Theranos Board of Directors!

  • Former U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis, who served on Theranos’ board of directors, testified he was “disappointed at the level of transparency” from CEO Elizabeth Holmes.
  • Mattis testified for three hours and said he was at first hesitant to join the board given he had no medical expertise.
  • Mattis also revealed he invested $85,000 in Theranos and was paid $150,000 to serve on its board.

Mattis said, ““Looking back now I’m disappointed at the level of transparency from Ms. Holmes, we were being deprived of fundamental issues.”

Do you really believe “Chaos” – “Mad Dog” Mattis was that naive? The great war general? The one who knew everything about the entire middle east conflicts and Bush’s war on terror and Opium wars in Afghanistan? Not to mention the narcotics, child and sex slave human trafficking taking place world wide?


FROM I’TS TIME TO ASK QUESTIONS, BY VOX: Mattis not only served on Theranos’s board during some of the years after he’d retired from military service, while it was perpetrating the scheme, but he earlier served as a key advocate of putting the company’s technology (technology that was, to be clear, fake) to use inside the military while he was still serving as a general. Holmes settled the SEC case, paying a $500,000 fee and accepting various other penalties, while Balwani is fighting it out in court. (Holmes and Balwani are both battling criminal fraud charges.)

By the time Mattis was selected to serve as Trump’s secretary of defense in January 2017, the scope of the Theranos scandal was already well-known to the public thanks to diligent journalistic work. So was the fact that Mattis was not only earning $150,000 a year for his service on the Theranos board but also advocated for the company while on active military duty.James Mattis and Theranos: It’s time to ask questions – Vox

Mattis resigns Dec 21, 2018  and Theranos closes for good September 9, 2018. Theranos is shutting its doors for good | Engadget How does this equate to Mattis’s uselessness in the Trump administration? Why did Trump bring him on? And why was his dismissal timed with the final closing and charges filed against Theranos? It was a Federal case…. remember, Mattis was technically fired. He was allowed to resign and he screamed ever since. Who screams in this show? Do innocent people scream or guilty people scream? Who writes books to push narratives? Who projects their deeds onto others in this show? Tick tock…tick tock. Everything that is hidden shall be revealed. Wait for it. Eventually the truth does emerge. If not now….later.

Excerpts from an article titled: James Mattis Testifies he wasn’t sure why Elizabeth Holmes asked him to join Theranos board….


Mattis recounted meeting Holmes after an event in San Francisco where she pricked his finger to demonstrate her blood-testing technology.

He said his first impression of the CEO was “sharp, articulate, committed,” but he was at first hesitant to accept Holmes’ invitation to join the board.

“I asked her ‘why’, I was not a medical person,” Mattis said. He recalled that Holmes told him she wanted him on the board “to help her build a corporate culture out of building elite teams, how to get commitment out of people, it was about management, about personnel.”

Mattis eventually agreed to join, testifying that he went to a bookstore “and picked up two books and two pamphlets to educate myself on being a board member.” Mattis revealed he invested $85,000 in Theranos and was paid $150,000 to serve on its board.

Was that a significant investment for you?” John Bostic, an assistant U.S. attorney asked.

For someone who had been in government for 40 years, yes” Mattis said.

Other high-profile government figures on the board included former Secretaries of State Henry Kissinger and George Shultz.

Defense attorneys also discussed Holmes’ eventual need for a security team. “You thought that providing that kind of security for her was necessary?” Kevin Downey, a defense attorney for Holmes asked.

Secretary Shultz called me in with a concern that her public profile was going to be a danger for her,” Mattis recalled. Mattis introduced Holmes to his longtime chief bodyguard.

I deferred to her, I thought she had good judgment and Secretary Shultz probably knew more about the civilian world and what the threats were for people who end up on the front page of a magazine,” Mattis said.

And the sheep watch on and go baaa…baaa….baaa….!

Interesting that nothing was said…or at least not repeated publicly, about Mattis and his contribution of saying the blood device was used in military maneuvers in the field on the Theranos website. Or was that part of his protection of Holmes public profile and security….throwing that in along with his longtime chief body guard and ….. I am sure that was not listed in the book Mattis purchased at the book store on how to be a “board member”.

While serving in Afghanistan, I’m certain General Mattis knew of all the opium drug cartels, the Bush Opium Labs, and all of the human and child trafficking. And one of the things he is famous for is being focused on war and not letting his personal feelings get in the way. With nicknames like “Mad Dog Mattis” and “Chaos”…’s just all part of the art of war. And Chaos has had his share of mishaps, such as the famous “Wedding Bombing”

In May 2004, Mattis ordered the 3 a.m. bombing of what he alleged was a suspected enemy safe house near the Syrian border, but was in fact a wedding party and resulted in the deaths of 42 civilians, including 11 women and 14 children. Mattis said it had taken him 30 seconds to decide whether to bomb the location. Describing the wedding as implausible, he said, “How many people go to the middle of the desert to hold a wedding 80 miles (130 km) from the nearest civilization? These were more than two dozen military-age males. Let’s not be naive.”

So then, it appears…30 seconds later…BOOM! 

The occurrence of a wedding was disputed by military officials, but the Associated Press obtained video footage showing a wedding party and a video the next day showed musical instruments and party decoration among the remains. When asked by the press about footage on Arabic television of a child’s body being lowered into a grave, Mattis answered, “I have not seen the pictures but bad things happen in wars. I don’t have to apologize for the conduct of my men.”

After retiring from the military, Mattis worked for FWA Consultants and served as a member of the General Dynamics Board of Directors. Between 2013 and 2017, while on the board of General Dynamics, Mattis made more than $900,000 in compensation, including company stock. In August 2013, he was appointed an Annenberg Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution and in 2016 he was named the Davies Family Distinguished Visiting Fellow.

General Dynamics Corporation (GD) is an American publicly tradedaerospace and defense corporation headquartered in Reston, Virginia. As of 2020, it was the third-largest defense contractor in the United States, and the third-largest in the world, by sales. The company is a Fortune 100 company, and was ranked No. 83 in 2020.

Formed in 1954 with the merger of submarine manufacturer Electric Boat and aircraft manufacturer Canadair, the corporation today consists of ten subsidiary companies with operations in 45 countries. The company’s products include Gulfstream business jets, Virginia- and Columbia-class nuclear-powered submarines, Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers, M1 Abrams tanks and Stryker armored fighting vehicles.

In 2020, General Dynamics had worldwide sales of $37.9 billion and a workforce of more than 100,000 full-time employees. The current chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) is Phebe Novakovic.

The question is….did Mattis buy his book on how to be a board member before General Dyanmics Corporation? Or specifically for Theranos? Hello? Throw us a bone here guys?

In December 2015, Mattis joined the advisory board of Spirit of America, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides assistance to support the safety and success of American service personnel and the local people they seek to help.

From 2013 to January 2017, Mattis was a board member of Theranos, a health technology company that claimed to have devised revolutionary blood tests using very small amounts of blood, which was later determined to be a fraudulent claim by the US Securities and Exchange Commission. Previously, in mid-2012, a Department of Defense official evaluating Theranos’s blood-testing technology for the military initiated a formal inquiry with the Food and Drug Administration about the company’s intent to distribute its tests without FDA clearance. In August 2012, Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes asked Mattis, who had expressed interest in testing Theranos’s technology in combat areas, to help. Within hours, Mattis forwarded his email exchange with Holmes to military officials, asking “how do we overcome this new obstacle”.

Why didn’t the prosecutor ask Mattis about this FDA problem before he joined the board and his part in joining the board to deal with it? Or did they?

In July 2013, the Department of Defense gave Mattis permission to join Theranos’s board provided he did not represent Theranos with regard to the blood-testing device and its potential acquisition by the Departments of the Navy or Defense. YET, HE DID JUST THAT!

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That little book purchased in the book store really paid off! Mattis made quite a lot off the knowledge gleaned within its’ little pages….if you want to believe he learned all that from one little book … then please feel free to go ahead and believe it.

Oh…excuse was two books and some pamphlets. Great investment for the man. Don’t you think?

So we have an uneducated jury, who knows nothing of the back stories and is relying solely on what is presented and their limited knowledge of what is being presented. That is not justice….that is raw, omission!


Could the next big trial involve perjury charges for some? Military trials perhaps? Hymmm???


By Dianne Marshall

I don't sleep I write! Author, Graphic Artist, Researcher and lover of the truth.

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