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Fri May 19, 2017, 03:07 PM

Trump Ordered Changes to 'Annihilate' Islamic State, Mattis Says

Source: Bloomberg

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.

Since his run for the presidency, Trump has promised what he sometimes called his “secret plan” to defeat the terrorists, and in recent days he boasted that “my generals” would be spelling out how he’s stepped up the military campaign waged under former President Barack Obama.

After Mattis said the coalition has retaken more than 55 percent of Islamic State territory since 2014, he clarified that those gains were under way before Trump took office. “I was not saying it all started with us,” he added.

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

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Reply Trump Ordered Changes to 'Annihilate' Islamic State, Mattis Says (Original post)
brooklynite May 2017 OP
Ms. Toad May 2017 #1
Laffy Kat May 2017 #2
DK504 May 2017 #7
Eliot Rosewater May 2017 #3
matt819 May 2017 #4
War Pigs May 2017 #9
C_U_L8R May 2017 #5
avebury May 2017 #6
War Pigs May 2017 #8
BadGimp May 2017 #10
Peachhead22 May 2017 #11
WhiteTara May 2017 #12

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:08 PM

1. Quick....we need a big distraction.

Let's start a war!!!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:09 PM

2. Well that's just effing great.

Maybe I should get in to the bomb shelter, survivalist business.

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Response to Laffy Kat (Reply #2)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:35 PM

7. I'm still looking for land in Canada.

Maybe the Outback.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:12 PM

3. Gonna get a whole lot of innocent people killed and American troops

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:16 PM

4. Sheesh

He was supposed to eradicate ISIS within 30 days. That didn't happen.

He was supposed to direct his great generals (same generals as under Obama) to come up with a plan. They didn't.

And now we find out his great plan was to annihilate ISIS. SMH. It's a wonder Obama didn't think of that.

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Response to matt819 (Reply #4)

Fri May 19, 2017, 04:00 PM

9. exactly. see my post below

Mattis is getting Dunning Kruger by osmosis from Cheetolini. Sad

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:18 PM

5. "My generals"

My ass.

Trump is such a disgrace.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:25 PM

6. And just how does he anticipate that this will

help in the war on terrorism? It will become a recruitment tool instead.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:58 PM

8. maybe chrome dome means we will kill each ISIS fighter twice..bigly!!

Gen Sean MacFarland stated that 45,000 ISIS fighters had been removed from the battlefield well before pussygrabber stole the presidency. THANKS OBAMA

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 04:19 PM

10. At least he's keeping THAT campaign promise.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 04:32 PM

11. That's gotta go over well with the troops /s

Trump: "You 'losers'* just haven't been trying hard enough."

*Please note: I'm not calling our service members "losers". I'm saying Trump is disrespectful and stupid enough to do so.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 05:58 PM

12. I wonder if Mattis will use phosphorous again.

It worked so well in Fallujah.

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