Sunday Talks: Defense Secretary James “Mad Dog” Mattis -vs- John Dickerson…

U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis appears on (De)Face The Nation with John Dickerson and updates on the ongoing deconstruction and elimination of ISIS.  It is an excellent interview, and you must certainly watch to the end for the “mad dog”.

Secretary Mattis discusses how Secretary Tillerson and President Trump are coordinating the backside politics to ensure stability after he crushes the bastards.  In addition Secretary Mattis discusses North Korea, NATO, Russia and other regional concerns.

Secretary Mattis Honesty [fighting ISIS]:

“civilian casualties are a fact of live in this sort of situation. We do everything humanly possible, consistent with military necessity, taking many chances, to avoid civilian casualties at all costs.”

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99 Responses to Sunday Talks: Defense Secretary James “Mad Dog” Mattis -vs- John Dickerson…

  1. mikebrezzze says:

    Ever marine I’ve met loves this guy, he gets utmost respect!

    Liked by 18 people

  2. NJF says:

    Breaking News:

    John Dickerson admitted to local burn unit. 🌶🌶🌶

    Liked by 30 people

  3. LafnH2O says:

    Oohrah!!! MAGA 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

    Liked by 14 people

  4. LafnH2O says:

    Oops. Sorry..

    Liked by 1 person

  5. mireilleg says:

    Keywords I loved:
    No timelines
    No red lines
    We will win this fight
    Silence, (on what the press or the enemy has no business knowing).

    Love this man. I really liked his closing remark.

    Liked by 26 people

  6. tappin52 says:

    Honest, direct answers. No BS, no PC, no apologies, just the facts, Ma’am.

    Liked by 21 people

  7. Weather Watcher says:

    Love this Man…the Adults are back in charge – now I can sleep well. God Bless the USA!!

    Liked by 13 people

  8. Papoose says:

    Shame the Honorable James Mattis cannot be the Press Secretary, too.

    Liked by 7 people

  9. Emily Summer says:

    I am in awe of this mans man. MAGA!

    Liked by 9 people

    • MacKenzie says:

      If you serve in the military for a good while, you run into many like him. Smart, tough, pragmatic, loyal, etc. but they do seem relatively rare in the civilian world.

      Liked by 3 people

  10. TeeJay says:

    Wow – the last response was priceless…
    “What keeps you awake at night?”
    “Nothing – I keep other people awake at night.”

    Liked by 20 people

  11. LCSmom says:

    I am pretty sure they edited out something important right after he says “That is why you have the international community acting in concert…” It’s like they don’t want their viewers to know Trump has put together a yuge middle east coalition to defeat ISIS.

    And John Dickerson asked him at least 3 times about civilian casualties. That is the message they want out there – Trump’s new approach to fighting ISIS is causing civilian casualties.

    Liked by 12 people

    • fleporeblog says:

      Absolutely correct!

      The reality for ISIS, al-Nusra, Hammas, Al Qaeda, Taliban etc. was flipped on its head during our President’s visit to Saudi Arabia and Israel. Our military approach that General “Mad Dog” Mattis spoke about has completely changed thanks to our President. We aren’t going to allow the rats to scurry out anymore. They will be trapped and killed. That presents a different psychology for the radical Islamist fighters.

      https://www.bloombergquint.com/politics/2017/05/19/trump-ordered-changes-to-annihilate-islamic-state-mattis-says

      From the article linked above:

      President Donald Trump has ordered the U.S. to ramp up its campaign against Islamic State with an “annihilation” campaign to surround and kill terrorists rather than chasing them out of territory in Iraq and Syria, his defense chief said.
      “We’ve accelerated the campaign,” Defense Secretary James Mattis told reporters Friday at the Pentagon.

      They also realize that Muslim nations have had enough and will work with our Lion to destroy the terrorist both on the battlefield as well as in the cyber world and financially. How many realized the following that was announced at the end of the Arab Summit:

      Trump & 55 Muslim-majority states sign pact pledging 34,000 troops to fight ISIS in Iraq & Syria.

      https://www.rt.com/news/389152-trump-muslim-leaders-terrorism/

      From the article linked above:

      Described as the Riyadh Declaration, the document was signed following US President Donald Trump’s visit to the Saudi capital for a summit that brought in Islamic representatives from 55 countries, and vowed “to combat terrorism in all its forms, address its intellectual roots, dry up its sources of funding and to take all necessary measures to prevent and combat terrorist crimes in close cooperation among their states.”

      The exact membership of what the communique called the Middle East Strategic Alliance will be decided next year, but putative members have committed to assembling “a reserve force of 34,000 troops to support operations against terrorist organizations in Iraq and Syria when needed.”

      These animals are realizing that their days are truly numbered!

      Liked by 9 people

      • 4sure says:

        Kill em all and let God sort em out!

        Liked by 6 people

      • K2P2 Ribbing says:

        I just have to say a huge DUH to the old philosophy! I’ve had exactly ZERO military training, and I could have told you that OF COURSE they’ll just come back if ALL you do is chase them off!!! What did they think they were dealing with, anyway? Cows? Goats? What?

        Note to self: Go beat head against brick wall and see if it makes me feel better!

        Liked by 6 people

        • BebeTarget says:

          Reminds me of my old high school English teacher who used to ask us “Why is it good to bang your head against a brick wall?” .. . “Because it feels so good when you stop.” After the last few Secretaries, Sec. Mattis is accomplishing the same thing. It is good to feel good again.

          Liked by 3 people

    • mcclainra says:

      I also noticed some editing. I was hoping he would mention that the bombing of the civilians in Mosul was a result of false info that ISIS was there. I will stand back and take a closer look at Mattis, as have had some doubts about him and McM, particularly the latter, after some comments they have made about Islam. Definitely agree with most of what he said here. MAGA!

      Liked by 4 people

    • BakoCarl says:

      “Trump’s new approach to fighting ISIS is causing civilian casualties.” . . . and the press will howl endlessly about those civilian casualties. And yet, when we have civilian casualties directly tied to Obozo’s open borders and “Syrian immigrants” policies, you either hear crickets or a endless discussion of why PTrump isn’t capable of protecting us.

      Pure hypocrisy! I’m shocked, I tell you. Shocked!

      Liked by 5 people

    • jonvil says:

      YEP! That sure had me cussing 😦

      Liked by 1 person

  12. margarite1 says:

    WOW! Too bad we now have to clean up after the last 8 years…but we have a team like none other to do it. Hope they can get N. Korea handled …and Iran. That Obama is running around the world being treated like a rock star is a travesty after his malicious incompetence.

    Liked by 7 people

  13. maiingankwe says:

    “What keeps you awake at night?”
    “Nothing, I keep others awake at night.”

    An absolute brilliant reply, and he was quick to answer. Now that is our Secretary and one to be so proud of. I like how close he and Tillerson are, there is respect and friendship there. No egos, which is why things are getting done.

    I could listen to Tillerson, especially Wibur Ross, Mulvaney and Mattis all day long. We have an amazing team on our side who love all of us and are willing to put their lives on the line just for us. Now that is a feel good moment. Feeling kind of special if you know what I mean.

    Be well good Treepers and have a blessed Sunday,
    Ma’iingankwe

    Liked by 19 people

  14. nonniemae says:

    Paraphrasing
    Dickerson: tell me the difference between attrition tactic and annihilation tactic.

    Mattis: we surround them and they will not leave

    Think that’s clear enough for Dickerson?

    Liked by 14 people

  15. Jim Rogers says:

    Our Defense Secretary is NOT kept awake at night by anyone ~ he keeps them awake!!! That is why we, too, can sleep soundly!!!

    Liked by 5 people

  16. Mr_Henry says:

    That is an even better line than T-Rex telling Chris Wallace that “it wasn’t my first sword dance.”

    I am loving this cabinet more and more every day.

    Liked by 18 people

  17. woohoowee says:

    Sec Mattis and others like him are the evidence that we are in the best of hands 🙂

    USA! USA! USA!

    Liked by 8 people

  18. fleporeblog says:

    John DICKerson’s final question, “What keeps you awake at night?”

    Mad Dog’s response, “Nothing! I keep other people awake at night!”

    Are you kidding me! I love this man! I hope all the SJWs, Democrats, Uniparty and others listened to this interview. We are annihilating ISIS and destroying their caliphate.

    Thank you MAD DOG and Our LION for allowing me to sleep well at night!

    Liked by 17 people

  19. paulraven1 says:

    His articulated strategy to defeat ISIS — attrition, annihilation, humiliation — is exactly what should be used to defeat the MSM. Simply adapt techniques to different war. I’m not kidding.

    Liked by 13 people

  20. gevoy says:

    That will have to be memorialized in history as one of the best responses ever!

    Liked by 9 people

  21. whizzbang says:

    And BOOM! The A Team is here y’all.
    I love the way he just made constant eye contact.
    BZ, General Mattis!

    Liked by 6 people

  22. E C says:

    I heard him explain what working for the president is like. I must have missed the part about what working for the former president was like?

    Liked by 5 people

  23. freddy says:

    Great Quote…My favorite is from King George………………….I’m the verb not the object…I tell…I’m not told…….

    Liked by 4 people

  24. andyocoregon says:

    Defense Secretary Mattis is very quick with his thoughtful answers. It’s obvious he’s ready for the leading questions by liberal MSM talk show hosts.

    Liked by 6 people

  25. fangdog says:

    There are the inevitable civilian casualties in any war. It is always better their civilians rather than American civilians. It is not the perfect solution, but the better “American first” result.

    Liked by 6 people

  26. zephyrbreeze says:

    I think the press sees and the political establishment sees what Trump accomplished on this trip, and there is newfound respect for their nemesis, Trump. Trump is still their nemesis.

    Call it: Trump and Awe.

    Liked by 7 people

  27. mcclainra says:

    IMO, this interview should be a lesson to anyone who questions how “MadDog” became a 4 star general. In addition, there is some pertinent info on wikipedia, and yes, I know wiki may not be 100% perfect, but really appreciate some of the comments about his intellect, etc., and the fact that he did not hesitate to fire underperforming officers under his command.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Mattis

    Liked by 4 people

  28. redlegleader68 says:

    And remember what Gen Mattis said his “real” call sign is: “Chaos”

    Just sayin … 😉

    Liked by 7 people

  29. Brant says:

    Wow. Just wow.

    Liked by 3 people

  30. jonvil says:

    Thanks for the video clip, reminded me of why I stopped watching, reading & listening to MSM some 20 years ago.
    Mattis was great: “I keep other people awake at night”
    I got angry just listening the ‘journalist’, not even sure why…

    Liked by 1 person

  31. All American Snowflake says:

    Greatest quote ever:
    Q. What keeps you awake at night.
    Answer: Nothing. I keep other people awake at night.

    Liked by 2 people

    • JC says:

      Absolutely riveting response. No twinkle of the eye, no shadow of a smile. He truly does “keep other people awake at night”… thank God.

      Thank you, God, for this warrior and grant him wisdom, courage and safety.

      Liked by 4 people

  32. janc1955 says:

    Cue the old Allstate jingle … “We’re in good hands with Mad Dog” 🙂

    Liked by 3 people

  33. Ron says:

    Spotted on Reddit….

    “I heard the General once gave death a near-Mattis experience.”

    Liked by 9 people

  34. Ron says:

    By the way, in case people haven’t been paying attention to what he’s doing over there, essentially they have most of Isis surrounded in an area, and they’re using drones to kill them individually when they go outside.

    So basically, he’s turned this ‘war’ into a video game. LOL

    Liked by 4 people

  35. duchess01 says:

    Checked my memory – seemed to me General Mattis was fired by the previous administration – but, am not sure why – does anyone know if this is true – and if it is not – why was he fired?

    http://secretsofthefed.com/alert-gen-james-mattis-was-fired-after-he-refused-to-take-up-arms-against-u-s-citizens/

    Liked by 4 people

    • no-nonsense-nancy says:

      There were something like 120 high ranking officers fired by Obama because of their pledge to be loyal to our citizens.

      Liked by 4 people

      • duchess01 says:

        Oh, no, no! That many? Maybe, the D-I-C had trouble with alpha males – or was intimidated by competent leaders – so glad President Trump knows quality when he sees it – Thank God Mattis is back at the helm!

        Liked by 1 person

      • G. Combs says:

        November 3, 2013 Why has Obama Fired 197 US Senior Military Commanders in 5 years? (nine Generals in 2013)

        If you really want to get sick…
        133 page FOIA document obtained from the Department of Defense entitled: AFSS 0910 EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND TREATMENT INCIDENTS (EOTI) LESSON PLAN

        The whole document was obtained by Judicial Watch.
        http://www.judicialwatch.org/press-room/press-releases/judicial-watch-defense-department-teaching-documents-suggest-mainstream-conservative-views-extremist/

        Just a sampling:

        D. Extremist Ideologies
        1. Introduction
        • As noted, an ideology is a set of political beliefs about the nature of people and society. People who are committed to an ideology seek not only to persuade but to recruit others to their belief. In U.S. history, there are many examples of extremist ideologies and movements. The colonists who sought to free themselves from British rule and the Confederate states who sought to secede from the Northern states are just two examples.

        • While not all ideologists are violent in nature, it is characteristic of ideology to be action-oriented and to regard action in terms of a military analogy. How often have you heard words such as struggle, resist, march, victory, and overcome when reading about or talking to ideologists about their beliefs?

        2. Ideologies
        a. Nationalism – The policy of asserting that the interests of one’s own nation are separate from the interests of other nations or the common interest of all nations. Many nationalist groups take it a step further and believe that their national culture and interests are superior to any other national group.

        b. Supremacy – The belief that one’s race or ethnicity is superior to all others and should dominate society. Supremacy, as with racial supremacies in general, has frequently resulted in anti-Black and anti-Semitic violence.

        c. Separatism – Setting oneself or others apart based on culture, ethnicity, race, or religion.

        So not only General Robert E Lee and his battle flag get tossed under the bull dozer, so does George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin and all our Founding Fathers.

        Liked by 2 people

    • Ron says:

      He was fired by Obama to appease Muslims. He was hired by Turmp to exterminate them.

      Liked by 4 people

  36. pageoturner says:

    We have to humiliate the Democrats message of hatred and violence as well as that of ISIS.

    Liked by 3 people

  37. Brant says:

    “We will surround them so they can’t return to their home countries.” How many leaders of the home countries will say, “Thank you so much, General.”

    Liked by 3 people

  38. Wendy says:

    I have a great respect for General Mattis. However, I don’t understand his obsession with NATO. Why is it so important for us to defend the EU socialist mooches? Their value is getting further away from our value.

    Liked by 2 people

  39. CharterOakie says:

    What a great, great SECDEF appointed by PDJT.

    POTUS would have been the commencement speaker at West Point yesterday if not for his 9 day itinerary abroad. Congratulations USMA Class of 2017. With the CIC unavailable, it must have been great to have this wonderful SECDEF James “Mad Dog” Mattis instead.

    HUA

    Liked by 1 person

  40. mw says:

    Methinks pajama boy reporter was scared s&+$less of our Mad Dog

    Liked by 1 person

  41. awsumo says:

    Watch Mattis’ eye movement. The dirtbag reporter throws him a question, looks at Mattis for the camera’s sake, and then he breaks eye contact to write and go over his notes. Mattis, who is a real human and not trained for this kind of non-human conduct, can be seen searching for a place to look. After all, he’s in a conversation, right? Wrong. This scumbag is intentionally trying to make Mattis look bad by leaving him to stare into space.

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  42. Bill says:

    Beyond the great sleepless nights response you see a man of substance. You will note he mentioned what North Korea could do in a war, but not what we could do to North Korea. Let them just imagine and stay up at night thinking about it.

    Like

  43. itsy_bitsy says:

    The snowflake versus The General!

    Like

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