By Ray Starmann
General James “Mad Dog” Mattis, was apparently the second coming of Patton, a real world walking, talking version of Frederick the Great’s maxim, “L’Audace, L’Audace, Toujours L’Audace”, a well-read grunt who spit napalm and ingested cut glass, a Marine who made Dan Daly and Chesty Puller look like campus snowflakes.
During more than 30 years on active duty as a gyrene, the Mad Dog said many classic statements, but these were some of his favorites:
‘It’s quite fun to shoot them, you know. It’s a hell of a hoot. It’s fun to shoot some people.’
In 2005, he offered this commentary on war: “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.”
‘There are some as*holes in the world that just need to be shot.’
Speaking to some 200 Marines, Mattis had this advice, according to longtime reporter Thomas Ricks: “The first time you blow someone away is not an insignificant event. That said, there are some as*holes in the world that just need to be shot.”
‘I come in peace. I didn’t bring artillery. But I’m pleading with you, with tears in my eyes: If you fu*k with me, I’ll kill you all.’
Mattis remembered offering this message to Iraqi leaders following the invasion.
‘Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet.’
Mattis advised his Marines in Iraq to stay vigilant. In that vein, he also once said, “There is only one ‘retirement plan’ for terrorists.”
Then, in 2014, Mattis made this remark about concerning women serving in the combat arms:
“The idea of putting a woman in there is not setting them up for success. It would only be someone who never crossed the line of departure into close-quarters fighting that would ever even promote such an idea.”
With a Trump victory in the 2016 Election, it looked like the curtain was going to go down on the Pentagon’s PC Follies once and for all. There was a new Sheriff in town and his name was Mad Dog Mattis.
Then everything changed…
At his Senate confirmation hearing in January, 2017, Mattis did more tap dancing than Jimmy Cagney in Yankee Doodle Dandy. He couldn’t give Senator Kirsten Gillibrand a straight answer concerning his ideas about women serving in the combat arms and special operations forces, nor could he give her a straight answer about open homosexuality and transgenders in the military.
Sometime that day, Mattis realized that in order for him to one, become the Secretary of Defense and two, keep that job, he would have to sell his soul to the PC antichrist running our national security now. Mattis decided to castrate himself and what was left of the US military’s combat prowess with his K-Bar.
He became Sleeping Dog Mattis, a Secretary of Defense, still sporting the PX haircut and the Sergeant Stryker growl, but now the grimace isn’t worth a farthing.
On Secretary of Defense General James ‘Sleeping Dog’ Mattis’ watch, the following PC lunacy, social engineering and serious discipline problems have been allowed to continue in the US military. While Mattis is not personally responsible for some of these incidents, they all occurred while he was Secretary of Defense and therefore, they are his responsibility.
Today, it was announced that the U.S. Marine Corps will no longer require prospective officers to pass a punishing combat endurance test to graduate from the service’s Infantry Officer Course. Women can’t pass the course with its current standards. Therefore, all standards must be erased to promote diversity, national security be damned.
Last week, the US Army announced that soldiers in Basic Combat Training will no longer be required to successfully throw a live grenade, nor will they be required to successfully pass the grenade assault course where they would have to throw grenades with dummy rounds. The Army explained that they now have recruits that simply can’t throw a grenade far enough without putting the recruit, fellow soldiers and the training cadre in mortal danger. Translated, this means that the requirement has been dropped to ensure that women pass basic training. Translated, this means we are now going to have a lot of women in the combat arms who can’t throw a grenade.
At the US Air Force Academy last week, First Sergeant Zachary Parish, a member of the training cadre was admonished by Colonel Julian Stephens, the Vice Commandant for Cadet Climate and Culture, for simply informing cadets in an email to dress sharply and act like Air Force Cadets. Parish, was informed by the Academy leadership that he had committed, ‘micro-aggressions.’
Last month, in a scathing letter written by several Green Beret training cadre at the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School, accused the senior Special Forces leadership of essentially dropping ALL physical standards at the Special Forces Qualification Course, in order to allow women to pass the course.
On January 13th, two male officers, Captain Daniel Hall, 30, and Captain Vincent Franchino, 26, were married in the West Point Chapel as fellow officers served as members of the wedding party in the first ever gay nuptial affair at United States Military Academy.
In December, 2017, Major General Ryan Gonsalves’ nomination for a third star was pulled pulled in the wake of an Army Inspector General’s probe that found he disrespected a female congressional staffer when he called her “sweetheart.”
Then there’s Second Lieutenant Spencer Rapone, a West Point graduate, a holder of the Combat Infantry Badge, a platoon leader in the 10th Mountain Division, who is apparently an ardent communist and supporter of every Marxist-Leninist maniac to have walked the earth in the last 100 years. Pictures of Rapone wearing a Che Guevara t-shirt under his West Point dress uniform and a picture of Rapone holding his cap, with the inscription inside, reading, ‘Communism will Win!’ went viral in September, 2017. Rapone reportedly called Secretary of Defense James Mattis the most “evil, vile f***” in the Trump administration.
The PAO office at Fort Drum has informed US Defense Watch that Rapone is currently on active duty at Fort Drum, apparently still under investigation by the Army and by West Point, which allowed him to attend the academy, when the cadre knew of his political beliefs.
Rapone has been under investigation since September. How long does it take for a Second Lieutenant to be thrown out of the Army?At the court martial of US Army deserter Bowe Bergdahl, the presiding judge, Colonel Jeffrey Nance essentially allowed Bergdahl to walk free because Nance, an apparent leftists, felt he was spiting President Trump, by letting a traitor off the hook. Bergdahl is apparently trying to get back pay now and appealing his dishonorable discharge so he can obtain VA benefits.
As of January 1, 2017, transgenders were once again allowed to serve in the US military and receive gender reassignment surgery, courtesy of the US taxpayer. Tomorrow, February 21st, the Pentagon will release more information on transgender troops serving.
Mattis has done NOTHING to reverse Ash Carter’s 2015 authorization, allowing women to serve in the combat arms and special operations forces.
In June, 2017, as reported by Tony Perkins and the Family Research Council, the army was warning female soldiers to expect biological men in their showers. That’s just one of the mind-blowing changes the Army, along with “male pregnancies” and taxpayer-funded gender reassignment. According to the army policy: Soldiers are ordered to use the billeting, bathroom, and shower facilities associated with their “gender marker.” If women express discomfort “showering with a female who has male genitalia,” it will be up to the commander to make accommodations – or not. The briefing, titled, ‘Policy on the Military Service of Transgender Soldiers Training Module – Tier 2: Commanders and Leaders’ is focused on maintaining readiness while transgender soldiers are in various stages of gender reassignment.
And, just when you thought it couldn’t get any crazier: “Troops are told to imagine that a soldier has “complete Army gender transition from female to male as indicated in DEERS. The soldier did not have sex reassignment surgery, and recently stopped taking male hormones in order to try and start a family. Today, the soldier approached his commanding offer to discuss his newly confirmed pregnancy.”
Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot…
In November, 2017, the army announced that they would be granting “waivers” to certain recruits who violate criteria related to mental-health violations like having a history of bipolar disorder, or self-mutilation.
Major General Jeff Snow, commander of the US Army’s Recruiting Command. “The biggest challenge right now is the fact that only three in 10 can actually meet the requirements to actually join the military. We talk about it in terms of the cognitive, the physical and the moral requirements to join the military, and it’s tough. We have a very good Army; there’s a desire to recruit quality into the Army.
Then, there’s the Navy. In June of 2017, ‘the majority of ships operating in the U.S. Navy’s Seventh Fleet, where two destroyers were involved in fatal collisions, weren’t certified to conduct basic operations at sea related to war-fighting, according to U.S. Navy records.’ As of late June, 2017, eight of the 11 cruisers and destroyers in the Seventh Fleet, and their crew members, weren’t certified by the U.S. Navy to conduct “mobility seamanship,” or basic steering of the ship, according to U.S. Navy records provided to two House Armed Services.
No doubt there are other incidents of PC insanity and general incompetence that I might have missed, and which time precludes me from including. I have not seen one iota of evidence that Sleeping Dog Mattis will change the social engineering agenda that ran amok during the two Obama administrations.
Therefore, if the US military is to be saved from destruction in the next conflict, General James Mattis must be fired as Secretary of Defense and be replaced by someone who will stop the PC insanity in the armed forces before a disaster ensues.
Mr. President, fire Sleeping Dog Mattis.