Mad Dog Mattis Says US Now Focused On “Annihilation” Of ISIS; Civilian Casualties “Fact of Life”

By Brandon Turbeville

In a signal that the United States is about to ramp up the aggression in its war on Syria, Secretary of Defense, Jim “Mad Dog” Mattis has announced that the U.S. strategy to “defeat ISIS” is changing, stating that a new policy of “attrition” is over and the new policy of “annihilation” is about to begin.

Speaking to CBS’ Face The Nation, Mattis said,

Our strategy right now is to accelerate the campaign against Isis. It is a threat to all civilized nations. And the bottom line is we are going to move in an accelerated and reinforced manner, throw them on their back foot.

We have already shifted from attrition tactics, where we shove them from one position to another in Iraq and Syria, to annihilation tactics where we surround them. Our intention is that the foreign fighters do not survive the fight to return home to North Africa, to Europe, to America, to Asia, to Africa. We’re not going to allow them to do so. We’re going to stop them there and take apart the caliphate.

The United States, however, has long supported the terrorist group both in terms of funding and outright military assistance ever since the organization became publicly known as ISIS ( simply name change from al-Qaeda, an American created and controlled terrorist organization).

Mattis then launched into a familiar but incredibly hypocritical retort regarding the horror of killing women and children, something the United States has become quite adept at doing, particularly in the last two decades. He said,

We have got to dry up their recruiting,” he said. “We have got to dry up their fundraising. The way we intend to do it is to humiliate them, to divorce them from any nation giving them protection, and humiliating their message of hatred, of violence. Anyone who kills women and children is not devout. They … cannot dress themselves up in false religious garb and say that somehow this message has dignity.

Yet when the specific question of civilian casualties came up, Mattis appeared to be paving the way for an increase in the wholesale slaughter of innocent people in Iraq and Syria. Indeed, Mattis’ response appeared to be designed to set the stage and prepare the American people for the horror show that is about to be unleashed in the Middle East with renewed vigor. Mattis said,

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

The American people and the American military will never get used to civilian casualties. And we will – we will fight against that every way we can possibly bring our intelligence and our tactics to bear.

But, while Mattis feigns sorrow over the death of innocent people, he is obviously quite resigned to civilian deaths since his announcement is one of foreshadowing that seems to be taken straight out of the Israeli playbook. Of course, Mattis is not alone since the US military brass as well as the American people seem quite comfortable with civilian deaths in wars that their country has started.

Laughably, Mattis goes on to attempt to defend the killing of more than 100 civilians in Mosul by a U.S. airstrike as having been the fault of ISIS since the Western-backed organization would not allow civilians to leave the area being bombed. He then argues that the explosions were so massive because the U.S. airstrike hit a building in which ISIS was storing weapons and munitions. Fair enough. There is an argument to be made for his position (assuming, of course, the U.S. was actually fighting ISIS).

However, Mattis’ claims are eerily similar to those made by the Syrian and Russian militaries regarding similar incidents, most notably the alleged chemical weapons attacks in Khan Sheikhoun. At the time, however, the U.S. dismissed such claims out of hand, pretending that they were simply lies and more examples of the cruelty of Assad and his omniscient Russian allies. The idea that a military would unwittingly bomb a warehouse of munitions causing civilian deaths was, according to the West, preposterous. That is, unless the West needs a convenient excuse. When such is the case, the integrity and honor of the West is beyond question.

In fact, even as Mattis’ interview was published, the headlines in the corporate media were alight with accusations of Syrian military atrocities committed as a result of Assad’s much-maligned indiscriminate barrel bombs. But I digress . . .

Mattis also followed in the footsteps of the previous two administrations by reminding Americans that we are the good guys, something Americans need to be reminded of lest they forget or have a different perspective as a result of judging by what they see and the fruit their country bears. “We’re not the perfect guys, but we are the good guys. And so we’re doing what we can,” he said.

At least he admits America isn’t perfect. It’s important to give yourself an out when you are planning on murdering more innocent people. Both Bush and Obama can attest to this.

Brandon Turbeville – article archive here – is the author of seven books, Codex Alimentarius — The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real Conspiracies, Five Sense Solutions and Dispatches From a Dissident, volume 1 and volume 2, The Road to Damascus: The Anglo-American Assault on Syria, The Difference it Makes: 36 Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Should Never Be President, and Resisting The Empire: The Plan To Destroy Syria And How The Future Of The World Depends On The Outcome. Turbeville has published over 1000 articles on a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, and civil liberties. Brandon Turbeville’s radio show Truth on The Tracks can be found every Monday night 9 pm EST at UCYTV. His website is BrandonTurbeville.com He is available for radio and TV interviews. Please contact activistpost (at) gmail.com.

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33 Comments on "Mad Dog Mattis Says US Now Focused On “Annihilation” Of ISIS; Civilian Casualties “Fact of Life”"

  1. Problem is we are entering a phase of complete a global fascist blackout of clear reporting of facts as operations shift towards 100% theater of the absurd. With news blackouts more opaque than the Gulf oil engineered environmental catastrophe and scripted conflicts that echo Sandy Hook, Pakistan school shooting (Noah Ponzer murdered “twice”), Boston, Paris Charlie Hebdo.

    And the global control grid is up and running – there’s virtually no way terrorists / ISIS can communicate to coordinate significant operations without TPTB knowing their every move AND elite MSM lapdogs like Financial Times have already told us ISIS is about to become seriously weakened in Syria, at which point “it will become even more dangerous and more virulent as a virtual caliphate” launching terrorist strikes across the entire globe.

    • Blue579 — I wish I could upvote your post, but discus will not allow it.

      The federal clusterphuck running this country is completely out of control. Zero legitimacy. Since the Washington and pentagon pedo rings are still up and running, the bad guys must have enormous power behind this control grid you speak of.

      Never in my worst nightmare could I have imagined our country cratering like this …..

      • Thank you. … and I’m heart broken to say it truly is a global gulag now, there are no nation states free from the control grid, all exist in a state of deep capture, except perhaps N. Korea and that will change soon, as its days as a useful wild card boogeyman (straw man) appear to be nearing an end.

        I never thought it would get out of hand this far this fast. Yep, nightmare. I wish we could salvage some beacons of hope for future generations. Big sigh.

        • I’ve always ‘Grok’d’ that it was merely a DEEP STATE (Rothschild /Rockefeller proxy) “useful idiot’… as its been portrayed over the last 70+yrs …notice how the war drums always use N.Korea as a mass distraction from their implementation of the Agenda 2030/Global Prison

          • Think how easy it would be for TPTB to take out N. Korea simply using weather warfare, earthquakes, biological weapons, etc. This song and dance of missiles is nuts, like the old Cold War “duck and cover” fear of the “commies” Zeitgeist, when the western plutocrats were aiding them all along…

            I don’t understand why so many forget the lessons we learned from Dr. Antony Sutton and other researchers who proved beyond a shadow of a doubt the pyramid cap has been in control of nation states going back to at least the early 1900s, and steering civilization long before that.

    • Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology, $1 billion facility in KSA http://etidal.org/

      Eye of Sauron high tech internet monitoring facility observing middle east terrorists, aka “extremists”, in real time:

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f682af6b9248cdf5b7ffebf64dd0b347edbf35b22db3f5836d9988581c566d9e.jpg

    • *Absofuknloootely

  2. Mattis needs to be strapped to one of those bombs he’s so fond of dropping. It would be better still if he went with Clinton under one arm, Obama under the other ….. and Trump being towed by a rope.

  3. freewheelinfranklin543 | May 30, 2017 at 9:20 am | Reply

    Mad Dog Mattis.The POS who dishonored the Corps by letting child murderers and rapists off scott free for the Haditha Massacre and rapes.Not to forget his other war crime Fallujah were he used depleted uranium and white phosphorous and had his snipers kill unarmed civilians trying to flee the battle all in violation of the Geneva Conventions! And ISIS was created by the US government.

  4. Michael McNulty | May 30, 2017 at 9:27 am | Reply

    Yes, and in their quest to conquer the world America’s first civilian casualties were the 3,000 mostly Americans they killed on 9/11.

  5. Mattis is just another American gross hypocrite. The World knows that he is making work for the military/industrial complex. First the US funds and supports ISIS and after making it a real concern, it decides to fight it. I call that make work!

  6. America 1st. | May 30, 2017 at 11:25 am | Reply

    War is hell and it should be viewed as too terrible to consider. Hence if we killed every living thing in the ISIS held territories, maybe an age of enlightenment may grow.

  7. More like Rabid Dog Mattis! ….Turning into a phoaming fkkng hyena…..

  8. They have to kill all their mercenaries so no one finds out that they are our mercenaries

  9. geraldcuvillier | June 2, 2017 at 9:59 am | Reply

    There are no innocent civilians in Iraq and Syria.

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