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The Best from ‘Mad Dog Mattis’
Washington Free Beacon ^ | 18 March 2013 | Staff

Posted on 03/30/2013 9:33:06 AM PDT by Windflier

Gen. James Mattis, known to his troops as “Mad Dog Mattis,” is retiring after 41 years of military service.

The Marine Corps Times is calling Mattis the “most revered Marine in a generation.”

Mattis has been commander of the United States Central Command since 2010 and led the 1st Marine Division into Iraq in 2003.

According to reports, President Barack Obama decided to force the Marine Corps legend out early because he rubbed civilian officials the wrong way, and forced them to answer tough questions regarding Iran.

Mattis was an inspirational leader of men and his powerful words will go down in history.

Here are some of the best words that the “Mad Dog” has had to offer:

1. “I don’t lose any sleep at night over the potential for failure. I cannot even spell the word.”

2. “The first time you blow someone away is not an insignificant event. That said, there are some assholes in the world that just need to be shot.”

3. “I come in peace. I didn’t bring artillery. But I’m pleading with you, with tears in my eyes: If you fuck with me, I’ll kill you all.”

4. “Find the enemy that wants to end this experiment (in American democracy) and kill every one of them until they’re so sick of the killing that they leave us and our freedoms intact.”

5. “Marines don’t know how to spell the word defeat.”

6. “Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet.”

7. “The most important six inches on the battlefield is between your ears.”

8. “You are part of the world’s most feared and trusted force. Engage your brain before you engage your weapon.”

9. “There are hunters and there are victims. By your discipline, cunning, obedience and alertness, you will decide if you are a hunter or a victim.”

10. “No war is over until the enemy says it’s over. We may think it over, we may declare it over, but in fact, the enemy gets a vote.”


TOPICS: Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: jamesmattis; usmc
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America needs more Mattis and less Obama, today.
1 posted on 03/30/2013 9:33:06 AM PDT by Windflier
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To: Windflier

He just “retired”.


2 posted on 03/30/2013 9:37:48 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: Windflier

Seems like all the good Generals are being forced out and replaced by yes men.


3 posted on 03/30/2013 9:38:44 AM PDT by Kent1957
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To: Kent1957
Seems like all the good Generals are being forced out and replaced by yes men.

I prefer to take the long view, and look at the Obama aberration as a temporary condition of insanity. The good warriors will be back.

4 posted on 03/30/2013 9:40:41 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Kent1957; Forty-Niner; mazda77; JLAGRAYFOX; gonzo; unkus; ConorMacNessa; F15Eagle; ZULU; ...

I would submit that they’re not just “yes men,” they’re butt kissers with no spine, no guts, no gonads like the hacks in this Regime and in Congress. We can agree that they’re all a national disgrace. The Regime and Congress aren’t worthy of kissing this patriot General’s boots after he walks in the sewers of the world.

I’m sure you can hear rumbling thunder in Arlington as our patriots roll in their graves at the actions of the occupant of our WH and this Congress. God help us all!


5 posted on 03/30/2013 9:48:51 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Windflier

I’m less optimistic than you.

Between political correctness, faggots, chicks on the front line, and nation building, why would you join?


6 posted on 03/30/2013 9:49:06 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: Windflier

And less stanley mac cristals too. Pretty sure that General Mattis knows the difference between an M-16 and an AR-15. Apparently mac cristal, who said we don’t need those weapons of war on America’s streets, doesn’t. Gen mac seems to have become, like a lot of general officers, a radical left wing extremist demokkkrat scumbag who doesn’t care about the oath he took. He and mark kelley-giffords have something in common. A desire to disarm law abiding citizens of the means to hunt, defend their homes and the country should the need arise. Better to have it and never need it than to need it and not be allowed have it.


7 posted on 03/30/2013 9:54:05 AM PDT by rktman (BACKGROUND CHECKS? YOU FIRST MR. PRESIDENT!(not that we'd get the truth!))
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To: Windflier
I prefer to take the long view, and look at the Obama aberration as a temporary condition of insanity. The good warriors will be back.

I would like to agree with you, but I cannot. Despite the greatest fantasies that Hollywood can provide as cover, brutal shock awaits a military power that equates women to fighting men, and homosexuals to heterosexuals. Today's American warriors are being gelding by pervasive political correctness, and the uncooperative stallions like Jim Mattis and Carter Ham are being chased out of the services. It will take a few more years, but the decline is underway, and will steepen.

The planned destruction of America is based upon the systematic hollowing of its foundational institutions - and that is now happening right before our eyes. Even centuries-old definitions are up for grabs. As Rush Limbaugh recently remarked, America is now governed by mob rule. This is how the Brownshirts turned a chancellor into a dictator.

8 posted on 03/30/2013 10:06:36 AM PDT by Always A Marine
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Quote #4 needs to be repeated Loud and Often! 4. “Find the enemy that wants to end this experiment (in American democracy) and kill every one of them until they’re so sick of the killing that they leave us and our freedoms intact.”
9 posted on 03/30/2013 10:07:51 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Windflier
Semper Fi, General Mattis and thank you for over 40 years of professional, faithful and patriotic service to our Beloved Nation!





Where are the survivors of the massacre at Benghazi? The silence of the Obama Regime on this question is deafening!

Fiat Justitia, Ruat Coelum!

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

10 posted on 03/30/2013 10:12:51 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: EEGator
He just “retired.”

Which just means he'll be leading the resistance when Ubama declares martial law.

11 posted on 03/30/2013 10:13:19 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I don’t think that will happen. Why declare martial law when you can just win elections and your party keeps power? It would wake people up. Better to keep the people fat, dumb, and happy.


12 posted on 03/30/2013 10:16:54 AM PDT by EEGator
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Another lost hero. I wrote the General about what they were doing to our Marines in Fallugha. The General wrote me back twice about my concerns that the media was trying to hang these men. Semper Fi


13 posted on 03/30/2013 10:17:31 AM PDT by gunner03
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To: EEGator
It's going to happen. Why do you think all those federal agencies have cornered the market on ammunition?
14 posted on 03/30/2013 10:18:18 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

All these stories about ammo...
High powered rifle + well-sighted scope + 10 bullets + cunning and wile = complete havoc


15 posted on 03/30/2013 10:24:51 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I believe the order is over five years and that it is a ceiling level we’re talking about. As in “up to X amount of bullets”.

You and I just disagree on what will happen. There is no point to start violence when you already have complete control.


16 posted on 03/30/2013 10:31:47 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: Always A Marine
I did say that I prefer to take the long view.

I realize it may be a while before we see a full resurgence of the innate spirit of this country, but America cannot be killed by the Commies infesting our government today.

By the way, thank you for your service.

17 posted on 03/30/2013 10:39:42 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Red_Devil 232
Quote #4 needs to be repeated Loud and Often!

“Find the enemy that wants to end this experiment (in American democracy) and kill every one of them until they’re so sick of the killing that they leave us and our freedoms intact.”

I heartily agree! That one quote nearly made me choke up when I read it. That's exactly the kind of spirit that America is desperate for today.

18 posted on 03/30/2013 10:42:05 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: EEGator
Between political correctness, faggots, chicks on the front line, and nation building, why would you join?

We're living through a temporary condition of insanity, my friend. It may seem like forever, but these days will pass.

Obama Countdown Clock

19 posted on 03/30/2013 10:44:53 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

I wish I had your optimism.


20 posted on 03/30/2013 10:49:31 AM PDT by EEGator
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