Secretary of Defense James Mattis explained Thursday why he directed a strike that reportedly killed hundreds of Russian mercenaries in Syria back in February.
Mattis told the Senate Armed Services Committee that the U.S. has a deconfliction line with Russia to ensure that the two countries can communicate in order to avoid direct conflict with one another in Syria. He said that a group of "irregular forces" were in conflict with U.S. forces, and once it was ascertained that those forces were not Russian regulars, Mattis directed a counterattack.
"The Russian high command in Syria assured us it was not their people, and my direction to the chairman was for the force, then, to be annihilated," Mattis said. "And it was."
Consider when you play now with US.
The Secretary of Defense is a retired 4 Star Marine General
The President's Chief of Staff is a retired 4 Star Marine General
The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is a Marine 4 Star General
One might almost say that an attitude of "screw them if they're dead prevails" and who disagrees with that?
I admire the harmless sounding titles of the generals. They're secretaries and staff pogues.
I remember the last time we were stupid enough to send troops again to Haiti. The Army got shot a lot. It seems every time they walked a patrol down a street some BLM shot them. The Marines were there too and they 'accidently' loaded up a whole porch of BLM with lead when one of the porch crew raised a weapon at them as they walked by. Oddly enough, nobody ever raised a gun against the Marines again. They walked safely through the maelstrom of what BLM created in their own special country of BLM.