WORDS TO LIVE BY. I live by these words.. you meet." Retiring General 'Mad "' James Matt l. snipers grandfather best words Live by
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#14 - pfccross (07/31/2013) [-]
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User avatar #63 to #14 - anticitezenone ONLINE (08/01/2013) [-]
I had to make sure nobody posted anything similar
#1 - hhhghhg (07/31/2013) [-]
snipers grandfather
#18 - anon (07/31/2013) [-]
Actually, the TF2 sniper said that. Pick up a book, OP.
#79 to #18 - lifeofliam (08/01/2013) [-]
I really hope you are joking... I really do
I really hope you are joking... I really do
User avatar #20 to #18 - Hreidmar (07/31/2013) [-]
I really hope people get the joke you're making, because that was pretty decent.
#6 - anon (07/31/2013) [-]
throw piss at people
User avatar #60 to #38 - kittyporn (08/01/2013) [-]
goddamn he must be the second greatist general this country has ever had.
User avatar #72 to #60 - jacksipian (08/01/2013) [-]
the first being Eisenhower, RIGHT?
#84 to #72 - kittyporn (08/01/2013) [-]
well actually my first choice was Patton.
User avatar #90 to #84 - defender (08/01/2013) [-]
Patton is the best no other general will ever be like him
User avatar #89 to #84 - jacksipian (08/01/2013) [-]
he's alright, but i like Ike more
User avatar #81 to #60 - defender (08/01/2013) [-]
You forgot about Patton, Eisenhower, Bradley, Mcarthur, Nathaniel Greene, Robert E Lee, Sherman, Grant, Stonewall Jackson
#117 to #81 - verby ONLINE (08/01/2013) [-]
Black Jack Pershing, James Vandegrift, Howlin' Mad Smith, Chesty Puller, and Washington need to be on that list.
User avatar #127 to #117 - defender (08/02/2013) [-]
all of them are the best
User avatar #105 to #81 - joethebeast (08/01/2013) [-]
my great uncle was in the battle of the bulge, he arrived with pattons 3rd army, and to this day, he says patton was the craziest son of a bitch he knew, but a damn good general
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#8 - postie (07/31/2013) [-]
I'll just leave this here.
User avatar #31 - lean (07/31/2013) [-]
My favorite was when he brought the 6 barreled anti-aircraft cannon to ground battle. When asked why in a press conference, he replied "not being a military man, i can understand why you would ask that. You wouldn't know that you can aim those barrels right down at ground level."
User avatar #34 to #31 - kommandantvideo (07/31/2013) [-]
The germans did that all the time with their flak cannons in WWII
User avatar #59 to #34 - trostell (08/01/2013) [-]
They only did that with the 88mm Flak guns, if I recall correctly. The 20mm and 40mm guns didn't have the same penetration that the 88 did, and instead used higher-velocity purpose-built guns in place of the massive AA guns.
User avatar #62 to #59 - kommandantvideo (08/01/2013) [-]
No they used the smaller FlaK guns as anti-personal auto cannons
#78 - narwhalsforhire (08/01/2013) [-]
User avatar #97 to #78 - bradonloch (08/01/2013) [-]
Ah dammit you beat me to it.
#16 - verby ONLINE (07/31/2013) [-]
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#26 to #16 - anusreaction (07/31/2013) [-]
#115 to #26 - verby ONLINE (08/01/2013) [-]
What he said. And it's related because General Mattis(callsign Chaos) was in charge of the Marines' operations. Also Mattis should be CMC in my opinion
User avatar #39 to #26 - curveball (08/01/2013) [-]
Generation Kill, a miniseries about the Marine Corp's 1st Recon Battalion's experience in Iraq. It's got seven parts, each an hour long, and one of the writers was David Simon (one of the producers of The Wire, so you know it's going to be good)
Here's a torrent link: You need to login to view this link
#17 - thefirstporkchop (07/31/2013) [-]
this quote got me kicked out of school...
#36 to #17 - peggscott (08/01/2013) [-]
Are you saying... you killed them all??
#40 to #36 - thefirstporkchop (08/01/2013) [-]
hahaha no. I used it in a powerpoint presentation, in a section on what I've learned in class. It was at the very end, and people took it seriously and thought I was gonna shoot up the school or something. Needless to say the my filthy item daddyistration kicked me out because they thought I was a "threat" to the safety of the other students..
User avatar #54 to #40 - newsuperyoshi (08/01/2013) [-]
I know dat feel. Got kicked out of middle school because some @$$ holes said I had a gun, I didn't, to prove it, I even let them serch me, nothing contriband but my phone was found, they still said otherwise.
#55 to #54 - thefirstporkchop (08/01/2013) [-]
I hate it when schools do **** like that. They decided to kick me out without even talking to me about it. Second to last day of school too. Haha, Oh well I still graduated.
User avatar #57 to #55 - newsuperyoshi (08/01/2013) [-]
I just homeschooled for the last quoter of the year I was there, passed, went on to high school (public, was latter aquited), where I do my studdys today. (Well, did last year, will resume next month)
User avatar #47 to #40 - PhenomenalPancake (08/01/2013) [-]
Apparently Mattis also said that "PowerPoint makes us stupid."
http : // en . wikiquote . org / wiki / James _ Mattis
#42 to #40 - thefirstporkchop (08/01/2013) [-]
*my filthy item daddyistration*
#70 to #42 - RequieminMortis (08/01/2013) [-]
Seriously, the word filter is the dumbest 			*******		 feature to have been added to this site.
Seriously, the word filter is the dumbest ******* feature to have been added to this site.
#43 to #42 - thefirstporkchop (08/01/2013) [-]
what the **** .
#51 - fosterr (08/01/2013) [-]
>Mfw Mad Dog
#85 to #51 - franksadventures (08/01/2013) [-]
>Mfw Mad Dog
#75 - skinless (08/01/2013) [-]
you know you're a badass when you're nickname is "mad dog"
you know you're a badass when you're nickname is "mad dog"
#96 to #75 - joethebeast (08/01/2013) [-]
User avatar #12 - infinitereaper (07/31/2013) [-]
Well this will make having kids awkward.
User avatar #41 - mastersaturday (08/01/2013) [-]
Or, as Theodore Roosevelt put it, "Tread softly and carry a big stick."
User avatar #66 - warioteam (08/01/2013) [-]
Who knew, Sniper looks up to an american.
#103 - semperkillusmc (08/01/2013) [-]
he is a legend of the corps. This was one of our "rules of behavior" in afghanistan He should be our commandant not that pussy Gen Amos who is ruining the Corps.
Another of his quotes I love is "I come in peace. I didn’t bring artillery. But I’m pleading with you, with tears in my eyes: If you **** with me, I’ll kill you all."
Mattis was the modern day Chest Puller and we miss our mad dog.
#106 to #103 - lifeofliam (08/01/2013) [-]
here have this
User avatar #112 to #106 - semperkillusmc (08/01/2013) [-]
you got the one of him saying If you cross us the survivors will write of what we did here for 10000 years?
User avatar #114 to #112 - lifeofliam (08/01/2013) [-]
no sorry only have those 2
#116 to #103 - verby ONLINE (08/01/2013) [-]
But without Amos our utilities wouldn't look so ******* great!
User avatar #119 to #116 - semperkillusmc (08/01/2013) [-]
**** that **** I wanna roll my sleeves
#124 to #119 - verby ONLINE (08/01/2013) [-]
But it doesn't look professional! Also how long you been in?
User avatar #3 - callan (07/31/2013) [-]
So...if I ever meet the president...
User avatar #4 to #3 - lifeofliam (07/31/2013) [-]
hmmm im going to have to say no comment. you do what you see fit to do. i cannot tell you what to do. the thought behind this train of thought is if i meet someone for the frist time i dont know what they plan to do at that time so if i have to i have to have a plan in my head on how i would defend my life and take theirs if necessary . as for you meeting the president, i cannot tell you one why or the other what to do.
User avatar #37 to #3 - ilovehitler (08/01/2013) [-]
Have a plan to kill, but that doesn't mean you should act upon that plan unless fully required.
User avatar #94 - tikledpikle (08/01/2013) [-]
Semper FI!
#35 - TacticalTyler (08/01/2013) [-]
************* Mad Dog Mattis, i've heard so many stories about him from the invasion. He was at my buddies first Marine Corps Ball.
User avatar #10 - ishalltroll (07/31/2013) [-]
General Mattis is responsible for Iraq being the ******** it is today.
User avatar #76 to #10 - RiflemanFunny (08/01/2013) [-]
No General invades a nation and leaves it a paradise.
User avatar #15 to #10 - ishalltroll (07/31/2013) [-]
I wonder who thumbed me down. General Mattis is a badass and all, but his strategy is what got the US military wound up in the long occupation period it spent there. He just stormed through the country leaving towns and cities behind with enemy force still sprawling within them just to get to Baghdad as fast as possible.
The US military even handed out guns to some Iraqis so they could take out the pro-saddam citizens.
User avatar #82 to #15 - koleywoley (08/01/2013) [-]

Mattis founded COIN, the strategy that the military uses now in foreign operations, where (summed up), they ensure that they leave an operational town behind when they move on, including, but not limited to: providing citizens with food and the tools needed to grow more of it, tearing up opium/drug fields to provide crop area, and eliminating any Taliban in the area.

The long-term engagement was to ensure they DIDN'T leave Iraq a ******** .
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