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Is 'Mad Dog' General James Mattis Retiring? Here's 19 Unforgettable Quotes
Business Insider ^ | 22JAN13 | Geoffrey Ingersoll and Paul Szoldra

Posted on 01/22/2013 8:09:33 PM PST by OzarkSailor

Both the left and the right are wrong about Marine Corps Lt. Gen. James N. Mattis. He is neither the Jack Nicholson caricature of a Marine depicted in the 1992 movie A Few Good Men nor the callous and mad eccentric depicted by George C. Scott in the 1970 movie Patton.

And Gen. Mattis didn’t just talk the talk; he walked the walk. He led from the front. Indeed, on at least one occasion that I know of, the General was bloodied from a firefight or improvised explosive device while out on patrol with junior, enlisted Marines one-third his age. That’s what makes Gen. Mattis such a great warrior: He truly respects and cares for his Marines.

“Guardiano,” he told me, “I don’t give a damn about the officers. If they don’t like what they’re doing, they can get on a plane and leave the Corps — go back where they came from. But I do care deeply about those 18- and 19-year-old Lance Corporals out on the frontlines.”

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KEYWORDS: bho44; jamesmattis; mattis; purge; usmc

1 posted on 01/22/2013 8:09:36 PM PST by OzarkSailor
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To: OzarkSailor

callous and mad eccentric???


2 posted on 01/22/2013 8:14:57 PM PST by NonValueAdded (If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, you've likely misread the situation.)
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To: OzarkSailor

The great nobama continues his purge of warriors. Semper fi, General.


3 posted on 01/22/2013 8:15:10 PM PST by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: OzarkSailor

MG Fredricks of US Army had 8 purple hearts. He commanded 1st Special Service Brigade, as well as 45th Division and Military Assistance Group, Greece.

They made a movie about that first unit: The Devil’s Brigade


4 posted on 01/22/2013 8:18:09 PM PST by donmeaker (Blunderbuss: A short weapon, ... now superceded in civilized countries by more advanced weaponry.)
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To: OzarkSailor
The citizen army continues to swell its ranks with experienced warriors who love this country.
And the professional army continues to accumulate a burden of politically correct REMF.
5 posted on 01/22/2013 8:18:09 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: jazusamo; Girlene; 4woodenboats; Grimmy; xzins; smoothsailing; lilycicero; bigheadfred; ...

(( ping ))


6 posted on 01/22/2013 8:19:38 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: OzarkSailor
To all Christians in the military now.
If that isn't the most stupid statement I've every read, I don't know what is!
The Second Amendment to the US Constitution DOES not GUARANTEE OUR RIGHT TO BEAR arms !
Read it again, and get a better education!
Many of us will KILL to defend that RIGHT !
You got that?
7 posted on 01/22/2013 8:20:28 PM PST by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: OzarkSailor
"But I do care deeply about those 18- and 19-year-old Lance Corporals out on the frontlines.”

It's a shame General Mattis sullied his own reputation so badly by allowing the Haditha prosecution to railroad a lot of heroic young Marines off the battlefield and out of the Corps for political purposes. He had a chance to stop it.


8 posted on 01/22/2013 8:26:44 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

I read about this earlier....thanks, Lancey.


9 posted on 01/22/2013 8:34:33 PM PST by Girlene
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To: Lancey Howard
He sure did, what goes around comes around.

Can't believe it will be a whole year on Friday since Frank’s trial ended.

It’s unconscionable as to what they put those Haditha Marines through!

10 posted on 01/22/2013 8:49:10 PM PST by Saoirise (Free Larry Hutchins - USMC)
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To: OzarkSailor

From another article:

Report: Obama Ousting CENTCOM Chief Mattis
BY: Washington Free Beacon Staff
January 20, 2013 2:49 pm

“Word on the national security street is that General James Mattis is being given the bum’s rush out of his job as commander of Central Command, and is being told to vacate his office several months earlier than planned,” reports veteran national security correspondent Thomas E. Ricks.

More on this story here:
http://freebeacon.com/report-obama-ousting-centcom-chief-mattis/


11 posted on 01/22/2013 9:22:18 PM PST by Wasichu
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To: OzarkSailor

More like he is “being retired” by Mohamobama.


12 posted on 01/22/2013 10:17:57 PM PST by 444Flyer
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To: Lancey Howard

>> It’s a shame General Mattis sullied his own reputation so badly by allowing the Haditha prosecution to railroad a lot of heroic young Marines

Bump!


13 posted on 01/22/2013 11:19:12 PM PST by Gene Eric
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To: OzarkSailor
""Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet."

"You go into Afghanistan, you got guys who slap women around for five years because they didn't wear a veil. You know, guys like that ain't got no manhood left anyway. So it's a hell of a lot of fun to shoot them."

14 posted on 01/23/2013 4:04:22 AM PST by Scoutmaster (End it now - enditmovement.com)
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To: Lancey Howard

The taint of UCI while Mattis was convening authority in the Haditha matter will never rub off.

http://198.173.125.24/TheyAreNotKillers/PressRelease/DefendOurMarines-LtColChessani052108.htm


15 posted on 01/23/2013 7:05:06 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: ogen hal

I believe Stalin got rid of all his generals too.


16 posted on 01/23/2013 7:59:54 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Lancey Howard; jazusamo; Girlene; 4woodenboats; Grimmy; P-Marlowe; smoothsailing; lilycicero; ...

A man should not be defined by one set of decisions. That wouldn’t be fair. However, Haditha looms large.

The price of that bowl of pottage was acceptance by the political elite within DoD, and it is that same elite that is responsible for Mattis’ demise, if some stories are believed.

Listening to McChrystal on TV with Hannity, and carefully considering his “all carefulness responses” in some instances, and his acknowledgement he voted for Obama in 2008, I’d say that McChrystal is another Wesley Clark. It really surprises me because his brother, a retired Chaplain and acquaintance during one tour of mine, was such a truly conservative Christian.

I wonder how much of his soul that Mattis had to sell, because he sold some of it over Haditha.


17 posted on 01/23/2013 8:38:55 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: Lancey Howard; xzins
Completely agree with the both of you. Especially this:

I wonder how much of his soul that Mattis had to sell, because he sold some of it over Haditha.

18 posted on 01/23/2013 8:57:39 AM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: Yosemitest

Im not sure what your are implying by your below statement.

“To all Christians in the military now.
Get out NOW, or become the enemy!”


19 posted on 01/23/2013 5:10:23 PM PST by OzarkSailor
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To: OzarkSailor
Obama, the ILLEGAL ALIEN IN CHIEF, has place people in charge of the military who despise the military, and are actively destroying the military.
Christians cannot and MUST NOT be against our Heavenly Father and His Son Jesus Christ.
In order to stay in the military, you must accept and follow your superiors orders, if they are lawful.
However most of Obama's are are NOT lawful, but most of the troops can't afford to fight an UNLAWFUL order.
Obama is now making it a weeding point that you must say you will pull the trigger against United States Citizens, in order to stay in the military.
A Christian cannot stay in the military under those conditions, and Obama knows it.

Read You might start the fight…but we sure will finish it .. By a Soldier, LT.
and A Time to Kill.
Also read Romans 1:16-32 and Leviticus 20:13.
If you don't begin to understand after that, you NEVER WILL!

Those who support homosexuals are against our Heavenly Father and His Son Jesus Christ.
These anti Christ people only bring destruction on us ALL.
I have NO sympathy for homosexuals!

Homosexuality is a "Mark" of disobedience.
Someone once asked The answer is in the definition of "REPROBATE". And the reason"why" is given in the Bible.

God has a cure for homosexuals.
20 posted on 01/23/2013 10:38:00 PM PST by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: OzarkSailor
If you're not familiar with it, read the Posse Comitatus Act, Limits on federal use of the military for law enforcement.
Obama want the U.S. to de-arm and kill Americans who disagree with his dictatorship.
There are too many patriots who are experienced and retired military for there not to be a REAL Civil War when he tries to do this.
GET OUT NOW!!!

"No one will fully comprehend
the historical implications and strategy of fascist corporativism
except the true FASCIST manipulator
or the researcher
who is able to slash through the smoke screens
and disguises the fascists set up."


George Jackson, June 21, 1971

Why do you think Obama wants a UNIVERSAL CITIZEN SERVICE?
It's a way around


UNIVERSAL CITIZEN SERVICE wouldn't fall under those laws, hence they could round up and kill United States Citizens.
"Operation Garden Plot.

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21 posted on 01/23/2013 11:08:40 PM PST by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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22 posted on 01/24/2013 3:11:13 AM PST by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: Yosemitest

From what I have gathered from your post... If I am a christian I should “get out” of the armed forces because it is the christian thing to do. And if I do not “get out” I will be judged a non-christian and therefor the enemy... I do not recall Christianity being mandatory in the the US constitution.

Amendment I

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

“Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be
condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. Luke 6:37

Your argument is circulus in demonstrando, or circular logic.

This is the last reply I have for you on this thread. I will not discuss your opinions any further. Thank you for taking time to read my original post.


23 posted on 01/24/2013 3:21:23 PM PST by OzarkSailor
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To: OzarkSailor
I see you totally avoided the Posse Comitatus Act, and the UN-Constitutionality of using the US military against its own civilian citizens.
May God have mercy on your soul.
24 posted on 01/24/2013 3:27:45 PM PST by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: OzarkSailor
Remember:
Remember:
Think you, God forbid !

A wise man one said in a meeting I attended in person: Don't fall into Satan's deception of believing that God's Laws , The Ten Commandments are done away with.
25 posted on 01/24/2013 4:03:11 PM PST by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: OzarkSailor
Remember:
Remember:
Think you, God forbid !

A wise man one said in a meeting I attended in person: Don't fall into Satan's deception of believing that God's Laws , The Ten Commandments are done away with.
26 posted on 01/24/2013 4:03:27 PM PST by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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