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Trump picks "Mad Dog" Mattis for Secretary of Defense

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posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 08:00 PM
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a reply to: ManBehindTheMask

Hehe, I understand.. just something about it all that touched my funny boy.. Well, I have no objections but I'm not an American either so..

That Mother Jones article was pretty funny.. made Trump look pretty foolish and juvenile..




posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 08:01 PM
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originally posted by: Shamrock6
a reply to: ManBehindTheMask

No no no. He got his CAR and Bronze Star with V for serving in closed combat, not open combat.


Is that like a tie-down hunt?



posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 08:38 PM
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originally posted by: Shamrock6

originally posted by: projectvxn


Compared to Mattis, Obama's picks for SecDef have been disastrous.


I dunno man, you look pretty damn shady...



It's osmosis. I would have been looking around for a little acetone
to rinse off, or at least a clean can of Hoppe's oil to cut the grease.
Chuck Hagel was a senator. Then they made him a paper pusher for
the Pentagon-- a task from reports he didn't quite excel at.

Getting flagged or not with live ones vxn, you're brave for getting
that close. I would have been smelling my bile at five paces.

Back to the thread-- it seems we have a directly inverse problem
with Mattis. What ever screws up on his watch probably may be
rectified before the media gets a whiff. And with a capital recti.



posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 09:04 PM
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a reply to: AndyFromMichigan

I didn't know much about him until recently. He seems to be highly respected. His quotes make him come across as a typical tough military guy. Not necessarily a bad thing, but not necessarily a good one either.



posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 09:19 PM
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originally posted by: Arnie123
a reply to: projectvxn

E4 mafia, huh? good times...


Yep. An E4 with his own soldiers and TI orders.

The latter of which, to my knowledge, the only one awarded such orders in the army.



posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 09:54 PM
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Brute force is not how you win wars. Patton was a bad general too



posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 09:57 PM
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originally posted by: suvorov
Brute force is not how you win wars. Patton was a bad general too


Got a lot of strategic experience playing command and conquer do you?



posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 11:16 PM
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I have not liked a lot of Trumps appointments/ nominations, but Mattis is a great pick for defense secretary.

Did you know it used to be Secretary or War? At some point it got pc'd to defense (I havent googled when). I mean it should just be defense, but "war" was more realistic.



posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 11:50 PM
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originally posted by: suvorov
Brute force is not how you win wars. Patton was a bad general too

German officers fighting against Patton's 3rd army would tell you different .


We want peace but don't mess with us while we make America great again just got infinitely stronger, the joint chiefs will know and respect him. Great pick.
edit on 2-12-2016 by Blue_Jay33 because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 12:04 AM
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Don't like this pick. We have enough generals in the military. We don't need a retired one in the 2nd Highest Civilian position in the Military.



posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 12:12 AM
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originally posted by: Pyle
Don't like this pick. We have enough generals in the military. We don't need a retired one in the 2nd Highest Civilian position in the Military.


Tell me this is a joke, please. Because you just said the exact opposite of something smart.

no offense



posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 12:21 AM
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a reply to: Tempter

This is 100% how I Feel. We don't need more generals even retired ones.



posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 12:23 AM
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originally posted by: Pyle
Don't like this pick. We have enough generals in the military. We don't need a retired one in the 2nd Highest Civilian position in the Military.


Well after 8 years of using the military for social engineering and SJW bull# it's nice to have someone who will bring back the warrior spirit.



posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 12:24 AM
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originally posted by: projectvxn

originally posted by: Pyle
Don't like this pick. We have enough generals in the military. We don't need a retired one in the 2nd Highest Civilian position in the Military.


Well after 8 years of using the military for social engineering and SJW bull# it's nice to have someone who will bring back the warrior spirit.



Seems like regression.



posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 12:25 AM
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a reply to: projectvxn

Maybe its my enlisted past but I don't worship officers. Last thing we need is more in charge.



posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 12:25 AM
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a reply to: Annee

How so?

The purpose of the military is to kill people and break stuff.

We were never in the business of making people feel good.



posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 12:26 AM
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originally posted by: Pyle
a reply to: projectvxn

Maybe its my enlisted past but I don't worship officers. Last thing we need is more in charge.



I'm enlisted army.

I have never "worshipped" officers. I just find Mattis' attitude and philosophy of service more in tune with what the Army and Marine Corp. traditionally has been.



posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 12:29 AM
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originally posted by: projectvxn
a reply to: Annee

How so?

The purpose of the military is to kill people and break stuff.

We were never in the business of making people feel good.


The evolution of Peacekeepers -- out.

A return to the Aggressive Killer Mad Dogs.

Oh, I don't know why I'd think it is regression.



posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 12:31 AM
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The evolution of Peacekeepers -- out.


The military only keeps the peace by deterrence.

When it is time to fight we need to be quick, deadly, and extremely aggressive. Otherwise we'd make a #ty military.



posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 12:31 AM
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a reply to: projectvxn

What the terrible "warrior monk" crap? Maybe if he was a company officer that could be something to praise but not in a Flag Officer.



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