mad dog’s philosophy

Mattis: Pindostan in new era of protracted, small wars with extremists
Carlo Muñoz, Washington Times, May 28 2017

Pindostan & its vassals are facing a new “era” in global conflict defined by protracted, small wars with extremist militant groups, Mad Dog Mattis said Sunday. With Daesh on the verge of territorial defeat in Iraq and Syria, smaller terror cells can be expected to big up group’s ideological banners and continue the fight in “frequent skirmishes” with the Pindo & vassal forces. Mad Dog said during an interview on CBS Face the Nation:

This is going to be a long fight … We will do it by, with and through other nations. We will do it through developing their capabilities to do a lot of the fighting. We will help them with intelligence. Certainly, we can help train them for what they face. You see our forces engaged in that from Africa to Asia. But at the same time, this is going to be a long fight, and I don’t put timelines on fights. We have had success on the battlefield. We have freed millions of people from being under their control. And not one inch of that ground that Daesh has lost has Daesh regained. It shows the effectiveness of what we are doing. However, there are larger currents, there are larger confrontations … and we cannot be blind to those.

Trump has already ordered an acceleration of Pindo-led operations to dismantle and destroy the AQ-affiliated Somali al-Shabab. The death of a grunt named Milliken during a Somali-led raid on an al-Shabab stronghold earlier this month, was the first Pindo casualty in Somalia since 18 grunts were killed during the “Black Hawk Down” incident in 1993. Pindo commanders in the Pacific are bracing against an uptick in violence by Daesh-affliated groups in the region. Philippine forces backed by Faschingstein are battling Daesh in the southern part of the country. Members of Daesh in the Philippines overran the city of Marawi, provincial capital of Mindanao’s Lanao del Sur in the southern Philippines, late last week. Daesh on Wednesday claimed responsibility for a dual suicide bombing in Jakarta which killed three cops and injured 12 people. Daesh has already begun advocating that recruits and sympathizers make their way into Asia and Western Europe to launch terror attacks, instead of attempting to make their way into Iraq or Syria. Western security and intelligence agencies are also trying to manage the threat posed by foreign Daesh fighters returning home from the Middle East and looking to continue the fight on their home soil.

Mad Dog Mattis sleeps well, keeps others awake
AP, May 29 2017

FASCHINGSTEIN – That’s the message Sunday from Mad Dog Mattis, whose nickname has been used by Pres Donald Trump on Twitter. The Pentagon chief is a battle-hardened, tough-talking retired Marine Corps general who was entrusted with some of the most challenging commands in the military. So what might you expect him to say when asked, “What keeps you awake at night?” Maybe another missile launch from North Korea? An attack by Islamic State militants? An incident in the South China Sea? He tells CBS Face the Nation:

Nothing! I keep other people awake at night!

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