Skip to comments.The Best from ‘Mad Dog Mattis’
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 dont 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 didnt bring artillery. But Im pleading with you, with tears in my eyes: If you fuck with me, Ill kill you all.
4. Find the enemy that wants to end this experiment (in American democracy) and kill every one of them until theyre so sick of the killing that they leave us and our freedoms intact.
5. Marines dont 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 worlds 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 its over. We may think it over, we may declare it over, but in fact, the enemy gets a vote.
He just “retired”.
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.
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!
I’m less optimistic than you.
Between political correctness, faggots, chicks on the front line, and nation building, why would you join?
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.
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.
Which just means he'll be leading the resistance when Ubama declares martial law.
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.
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
All these stories about ammo...
High powered rifle + well-sighted scope + 10 bullets + cunning and wile = complete havoc
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.
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.
Find the enemy that wants to end this experiment (in American democracy) and kill every one of them until theyre 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.
We're living through a temporary condition of insanity, my friend. It may seem like forever, but these days will pass.
I wish I had your optimism.
There's no ammo on the civilian market now, is there?
And you seriously think that's an accident?
That is how you win in war.
For the most part, I liked General Mattis, but in the end, all of our military leadership failed us in this poorly run “Global War on Terror”. We did not fight the war to win it.
When we went from a**-kickers to peace makers, we lost our way. Never again. If we have to go to war in the future, I will be opposed to it unless they assure the public that we will fight the war for total victory, minimizing our losses by using our entire arsenal without mercy until all resistance stops. Otherwise, we should just stay home.
I believe it’s a stretch to go from the government hording ammo to martial law or extermination of citizens. We’ll find out in the near future if there is malicious intent. If you’re right, we’ll have much bigger problems then us disagreeing on an internet forum.
It was not our military leadership that failed us; it was the political leadership that wrote the rules of engagement that failed us.
It was both. We know that our political leadership is spineless, but I expected more from officers. Our military leadership did not resign when forced to fight the war this way. They also failed us in DADT, women in combat, prosecutions of soldiers in Haditha and other incidents. I have nothing but praise for our enlisted forces, company and field grade officers. But almost all of our Generals were just like our politicians, spineless.
And those 2700 armored vehicles for Ubama's "civilian army," AKA the Department of Homeland Security?
I agree that what has been going on is alarming, specifically the MRAPs if true. We are living in a very low level police state, but things have clearly become worse in the decade or two.(DHS and TSA)
That said, the video has a lot of falsehoods and anorexic conclusions.
1. Comparing someone who believes what I do to Holocaust deniers.
2. That Obama has allowed drones to kill Americans on American soil.
3. The FBI has staged every terrorist attack.
4. Poison in the crops
5. Mercury in the vaccines to poison us.
Those are undeniable.
We have a feral government that is gearing up for a war on US soil.
Who do you think they'll be fighting this war against?
It could be as simple as them justifying their budgets, or it could be as bad as you say. Like I said, we’ll find out. I hope you are wrong, and not for the sake of me winning an internet disagreement.
I’m prepared as I need to/can be. I don’t see the sense in worrying, though I will be paying close attention.
We live in the era of TARP and Solyndra.
Nobody in the feral government has to justify anything to anybody.
Just think what that ONE “FORMER MILITARY/ FORMER POLICE OFFICER “ did to ALL of the LEA in california and also FBI ,etc.when they were trying to find him..he ended up in a wooded cabin not far from them..forgot his name.
One guy, a few weapons, no car and he led them all around —hundreds of officers— for days!Hmmmm.
I guess I can’t argue that.
I’d prefer that you are right and I am wrong, but the character of the usurper in the White House tells me otherwise.
I certainly do not trust Obama, I just don’t see that many people would go along with those plans.
My opinions change all the time on this subject. One day optimistic, the next negative.
He has packed the entire government with Marxist Alinskyites.
The DC area is growing explosively with feral government employees, all of them of the same persuasion.
Unfortunately, the enemy that wants to end our experiment in democracy is OBAMA!
My son has just joined the Marines; he starts boot camp around Labor Day. I don’t know what to think about it, really.
I wondered if the government purchase of all that ammo is causing the shortage/price inflation we're seeing, so I googled some numbers and applied my calculator. About 6 Billion rounds are made in the US alone (the world number is 14 Billion) annually. The government is purchasing about 1.2 Billion over five years, or 240 Million per year. That means the government is buying about 4% of the supply. (Less actually because we import a lot.)
That's hardly "cornering the market." But it's still worrisome in the context of their making themselves enemies of the rest of us.
Where is all the ammo going? To the millions of people who know that if Obama and the rest of the Rats get their way we won't have any at all. What we are seeing right now is the granddaddy of all market distortions, courtesy of the US Government. Once the saturation level is reached (and it will be reached), the supply and prices will settle down.
I'm only optimistic about the fact that we'll win the war, whenever it comes. Everything else is pretty much off the table.
Blame the spineless politicians who sent our folks off to die. Our warriors take orders from them.
I’m visualizing your son seeing you through to the end of your days. Do you see it? Just hold that thought.
thanks...right..He held up police, sherrifs and FBI across Calif for DAYS! One guy, a few guns and no car...Yeah, “go ahead and make my day Big sis!”
There’s around 320 million Americans. It wouldn’t take a large percentage to cause serious problems.
They are issuing contract to buy up to an amount that they probably won't buy. By issuing the contracts to more than one company they can tie up the supply.
Savage (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) is a kook.
“According to reports, President Barack Obama decided to force the Marine Corps legend out early...”
Why doesn’t that surprise me...?
Why doesnt that surprise me...?
I don't think it surprises any of us, hence your comment about it being the first on the thread.
Sucks that we should be so accustomed to such a thing, doesn't it?
Accustomed, yes, maybe.
I plan to write a letter..not an email to send to the Good general letting him know that there are many in this country who honor and value him and his service. It would be nice if other Freepers took the time to do this.
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