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SOTG 529 - The New War on Terror

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In his first week as President of the United States of America, Pres. Trump and his new Defense Secretary James Mattis have stepped up a real, serious effort to rid the world of Death Cult terrorists. What did “Mad Dog” Mattis do on his first day in office? Here’s a hint, it wasn’t furniture shopping.

Professor Paul shares some General Mattis quotes with the members of the audience who have not already memorized them. We also give a nod to the new Secretary of Homeland Security.

During our SOTG Homeroom brought to you by Crossbreed Holsters, Paul considers whether or not some “pro-2A” companies and organizations are really all that serious, based upon their actions.

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Topics Covered During This Episode:

  • Trumps first cabinet members: Sec Def, Homeland Security, Both Marines, Gen. James “Mad Dog” Mattis, Lt. Gen John Kelly Sec of Homeland Security
  • Religion of Peace: Brutal ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi ‘injured in airstrike’ as US-led coalition tightens noose on jihadis
  • Mattis Spent His First Day in Office Bombing ISIS. Guess How That Went?
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From freebeacon.com:

Gen. James Mattis, known to his troops as “Mad Dog Mattis,” is retiring after 41 years of military service.

The Marine Corps Times is calling Mattis the “most revered Marine in a generation.”

Mattis has been commander of the United States Central Command since 2010 and led the 1st Marine Division into Iraq in 2003.

According to reports, President Barack Obama decided to force the Marine Corps legend out early because he rubbed civilian officials the wrong way, and forced them to answer tough questions regarding Iran.

Mattis was an inspirational leader of men and his powerful words will go down in history.

Here are some of the best words that the “Mad Dog” has had to offer:

1. “I don’t lose any sleep at night over the potential for failure. I cannot even spell the word.”
(San Diego Union Tribune)

2. “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.”
(Business Insider)

3. “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.”
(San Diego Union Tribune)

4. “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.”
(San Diego Union Tribune)

5. “Marines don’t know how to spell the word defeat.”
(Business Insider)

6. “Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet.”
(San Diego Union Tribune)

7. “The most important six inches on the battlefield is between your ears.”
(San Diego Union Tribune)

8. “You are part of the world’s most feared and trusted force. Engage your brain before you engage your weapon.”
(Mattis’ Letter To 1st Marine Division)

9. “There are hunters and there are victims. By your discipline, cunning, obedience and alertness, you will decide if you are a hunter or a victim.”
(Business Insider)

10. “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.”
(Defense News)

11. “There is nothing better than getting shot at and missed. It’s really great.”
(San Diego Union Tribune)

12. “You cannot allow any of your people to avoid the brutal facts. If they start living in a dream world, it’s going to be bad.”
(San Diego Union Tribune)

13. “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.”

14. “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.”
(San Diego Union Tribune)

15. “Demonstrate to the world there is ‘No Better Friend, No Worse Enemy’ than a U.S. Marine.”
(Mattis’ Letter To 1st Marine Division)

16. “Fight with a happy heart and strong spirit”

From www.mirror.co.uk:

Brutal ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been badly injured in an air strike, according to reports.

The strike, by the US-led coalition, took place in Al-Ba’aj in northern Iraq.

The town is one off the few remaining large ISIS bastions in Iraq after Mosul and Tal Afar.

The incident, which has yet to be independently verified, would come as a huge blow to the jihadi group, which is being beaten back by allied forces across the Middle East.

Last month the US government increased the bounty for ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi from $10 million to $25 million.

The reward will be handed to anyone who comes forward with information on the whereabouts of the terrorist that leads to his capture or death.

A Facebook and Twitter account belonging to the US Central Command confirmed the reward had been increased.

al-Baghdadi is now worth the same amount of money (£20 million) as the leader of al-Qaeda, Ayman al-Zawahiri.

Iraq-born al-Baghdadi sleeps undergound in a suicide vest and is becoming increasingly paranoid, ordering executions whilst under attack from Iraqi and Peshmerga troops .

Chilling details of Baghdadi’s movements emerged as Iraqi and Kurdish sources confirmed officers were getting leaks from within Mosul from an undercover agent.

From tribunist.com:

Former Marine General James “Mad Dog” Mattis was far from a controversial nominee for Secretary of Defense. The lifetime military veteran is regarded as one of the finest military minds of the modern age and was an almost universally confirmed by the Senate and granted an exemption to serve by both houses of Congress.

Democratic New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was the sole vote against the retired general during his Senate confirmation.

So, what does a lifetime Marine and universally beloved Secretary of Defense do during his first official day in office?

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Paul G. Markel has worn many hats during his lifetime. He has been a U.S. Marine, Police Officer, Professional Bodyguard, and Small Arms and Tactics Instructor. Mr. Markel has been writing professionally for law enforcement and firearms periodicals for nearly twenty years with hundreds and hundreds of articles in print. Paul is a regular guest on nationally syndicated radio talk shows and subject matter expert in firearms training and use of force. Mr. Markel has been teaching safe and effective firearms handling to students young and old for decades and has worked actively with the 4-H Shooting Sports program. Paul holds numerous instructor certifications in multiple disciplines and a Bachelor’s degree in conflict resolution; nonetheless, he is and will remain a dedicated Student of the Gun.

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