With Rifle and Bibliography: General Mattis on Professional Reading | Strife
I only wish that more of the military leaders who send troops into battle were serious students of war and leadership as Gen. Mattis is. When I read his words images of clusterfucks come to mind where our soldiers are sacrificed for some political goal or worse, a personal gain to go up the chain. There are those killed in combat by the enemy, those killed by friendly fire, and those killed by clowns who call themselves “the brass,” the thinkers in the military who are enamored with their own supposed intelligence. My father, a First Sergeant in 1st Air Cav in Vietnam (USARet) would tell me about the guys with all the book smarts but no common sense. And from what I know, it was his kind who kept the troops alive while in combat in spite of the ill wisdom of superiors.
There is a reason Barry has been getting rid of leaders like Petraeus, McCrystal, and Mattis. They are too damn good and too much of a threat to his throne. And yet, Barry has the balls to take victory laps exclaiming what a great “killer” he is giving orders for drones to take out our enemies. Takes a lot of guts. Barry with guts? Liberals with guts? Are you serious? Are you frick’in kidding me?