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Cry Havoc And Let Slip The Mad Dog Warrior

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Susan Smith Columnist
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Speaking of Alpha Males, special credit must be given to the members of America’s armed forces as the true representatives of all that is good and worthy among us.

Our new President recognizes this, and accords these extraordinary Americans with the utmost respect and greatest compliment he can give them.  He gave them a truly worthy man as their leader – a true warrior.  Who is known as Mad Dog.

General James Mattis, known sometimes as the Warrior Monk, but more often as Mad Dog, is the new Secretary of Defense of the United States of America, the most recent appointment of a clearly brilliant selector of men (and women) to help him lead our country, President-Elect Donald J. Trump, who is quite an Alpha Male himself.

General Mattis used to run the U.S. Central Command, a leadership position he was eventually thrown out of by Obama for not being politically correct enough.  You see, the General has a tendency to speak his mind:

“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.”


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


“There is nothing better than getting shot at and missed.  It’s really great.”

Along with:

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

Mattis also headed various battalions of U. S. Marines for some of the military’s most significant operations in the past 20 years, having served in the Marine Corps for more than four decades.  He was considered one of the greatest military leaders to have ever held the positions he was “privileged to hold.”  The following is the spirit he embued in each Marine with whom he served and worked:

“Demonstrate to the world there is ‘No Better Friend, No Worse Enemy’ than a U.S. Marine.”


“I’m going to plead with you, do not cross us. Because if you do, the survivors will write about what we do here for 10,000 years.”


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

It has been said about the appointment of General Mattis that it would “bring something to the position that no civilian possesses: experience with the exigencies of battle.”  As stated by the great man:

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

As well:

“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.”

And this particularly brilliant gem:

“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.”

The General has received criticism for being anti-Islamic, while others state that his attitude toward Islamic terrorist activity is merely realistic.  According to General Mattis:

“Is political Islam in the best interest of the United States?  I suggest the answer is no, but we need to have the discussion.  If we won’t even ask the question, how do we even recognize which is our side in a fight?”


“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. Actually it’s quite fun to fight them, you know. It’s a hell of a hoot. It’s fun to shoot some people. I’ll be right up there with you. I like brawling.”

As well as:

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

He is known to loathe political correctness, and is thought to be able to undue the serious damage done to our military by Obama and his fellow lefties in their making our formerly warrior-filled armed forces into nothing more than an insane social experiment.  The General speaks:

“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.”

The General is also a brilliant intellectual and scholar.

Now that’s an Alpha Male.

Semper Fi.

Susan Smith brings an international perspective to her writing by having lived primarily in western Europe, mainly in Paris, France, and the U.S., primarily in Washington, D.C. She authored a weekly column for Human Events on politics with historical aspects. She also served as the Staff Director of the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Children, Family, Drugs and Alcoholism, and Special Assistant to the first Ambassador of Afghanistan following the initial fall of the Taliban. Ms. Smith is a graduate of Wheeling Jesuit University and Georgetown University, as well as the Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris, France, where she obtained her French language certification. Ms. Smith now makes her home in McLean, Va.