James N. Mattis

James N. Mattis is a patriot.

James N. Mattis is a patriot.

General James N. Mattis, known to his troops as “Mad Dog Mattis,” has retired after 41 years of military service on May 22, 2013.

Gen. James N. Mattis has been commander of the United States Central Command since 2010 and led the 1st Marine Division into Iraq in 2003.

The Marine Corps Times called Gen. James N. Mattis the “most revered Marine in a generation. However according to reports, President Barack Obama decided to force the Marine Corps legend out early because he rubbed Obama and his administration the wrong way, and forced them to answer tough questions regarding Iran.

General James Mattis was an inspirational leader and a legendary wordsmith:

    1. “I don’t lose any sleep at night over the potential for failure. I cannot even spell the word.”

    2. “The first time you blow someone away is not an insignificant event. That said, there are some assholes in the world that just need to be shot.”

    3. “I come in peace. I didn’t bring artillery. But I’m pleading with you, with tears in my eyes: If you fuck with me, I’ll kill you all.”

    4. “Find the enemy that wants to end this experiment (in American democracy) and kill every one of them until they’re so sick of the killing that they leave us and our freedoms intact.”

    5. “Marines don’t know how to spell the word defeat.”

    6. “Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet.”

    7. “The most important six inches on the battlefield is between your ears.”

    8. “You are part of the world’s most feared and trusted force. Engage your brain before you engage your weapon.”

    9. “There are hunters and there are victims. By your discipline, cunning, obedience and alertness, you will decide if you are a hunter or a victim.”

    10. “No war is over until the enemy says it’s over. We may think it over, we may declare it over, but in fact, the enemy gets a vote.”

    11. “There is nothing better than getting shot at and missed. It’s really great.”

    12. “You cannot allow any of your people to avoid the brutal facts. If they start living in a dream world, it’s going to be bad.”

    13. “You go into Afghanistan, you got guys who slap women around for five years because they didn’t wear a veil. You know, guys like that ain’t got no manhood left anyway. So it’s a hell of a lot of fun to shoot them. Actually it’s quite fun to fight them, you know. It’s a hell of a hoot. It’s fun to shoot some people. I’ll be right up there with you. I like brawling.”

    14. “I’m going to plead with you, do not cross us. Because if you do, the survivors will write about what we do here for 10,000 years.”

    15. “Demonstrate to the world there is ‘No Better Friend, No Worse Enemy’ than a U.S. Marine.”

    16. “Fight with a happy heart and strong spirit.”

Gen. James N. Mattis will be remembered as a brilliant commander who insisted on speaking honestly.

Only a few like Gen. James N. Mattis come along per generation. They are brilliant, dedicated, and they are selflessly devoted to their duties. . . They give their unvarnished opinions and recommendations when asked by their political masters or the Congress, then salute and, to their deaths, will carry out the orders they are given. We are less as a Nation when men like Gen. James N. Mattis go over the side, as the Marines say, for the last time.”

Keith B. Alexander

Keith B. Alexander is a traitor.

Keith B. Alexander is a traitor.

Keith B. Alexander is a traitor.

General Keith B. Alexander, director of the National Security Agency and commander of the U.S. Cyber Command, outright lied to Congress when he claimed the NSA does not intercept Americans’ phone calls or online information?

In March 2012, Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga, questioned Alexander in response to a Wired.com article that month quoting several ex-NSA staffers describing phone and data surveillance of Americans.

Following is a transcript of the relevant parts of the exchange, which took place during a hearing of the Emerging Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee of the Armed Services Committee:

    JOHNSON: Does the NSA routinely intercept American citizens’ emails?


    JOHNSON: Does the NSA intercept Americans’ cell phone conversations?


    JOHNSON: Google searches?


    JOHNSON: Text messages?


    JOHNSON: Amazon.com orders?


    JOHNSON: Bank records?


    JOHNSON: What judicial consent is required for NSA to intercept communications and information involving American citizens?

    ALEXANDER: Within the United States, that would be the FBI lead. If it were a foreign actor in the United States, the FBI would still have to lead. It could work that with NSA or other intelligence agencies as authorized. But to conduct that kind of collection in the United States it would have to go through a court order, and the court would have to authorize it. We’re not authorized to do it, nor do we do it.

It’s amazing that such an enormous and obvious lie was spoken, for it’s apparent Gen. Alexander thinks we are utter fools.

For 200 years our government has been able to keep us safe while staying true to the values in the Constitution. There’s no reason we need to sacrifice those values now to such a liar and traitor as Gen. Alexander.

David Howell Petraeus

David Howell Petraeus is a traitor.

David Howell Petraeus is a traitor.

David Howell Petraeus is a traitor.

General Petraeus was forced to resign after news leaked of his long-term extramarital affair with Paula Broadwell, a writer and military analyst who penned a Petraeus biography. Compounding the scandal are questions involving whether Petraeus’ mistress had improper access to classified information from the nation’s top spy. At the University of Denver on July 28, 2012 Broadwell said, “I had access to everything, it was my experience not to leak it, not to violate my mentor, if you will.”

There is also a major question about whether Petraeus misled Congress about the Benghazi attack in his initial congressional testimony. On September 14, 2012, just days after the attack on the consulate, Petraeus briefed congressional intelligence leaders, reportedly telling them he believed the attack was spontaneous and not carefully pre-planned. Yet on November 16, 2012 in private hearings before Senate and House intelligence committees, Petraeus changed his story. According to Fox News: “Petraeus’ testimony both challenges the Obama administration’s repeated claims that the attack was a “spontaneous” protest over an anti-Islam video, and according to [New York Rep. Peter] King conflicts with his own briefing to lawmakers on September 14, 2012. Sources have said Petraeus, in that briefing, also described the attack as a protest that spun out of control.”

Updated Information – January 10, 2015

FBI and Justice Department prosecutors have recommended bringing felony charges against former CIA director David Petraeus, the New York Times reported Friday night January 9, 2015.

The paper, citing “officials,” said the charges related to Petraeus allegedly providing classified information to his former mistress.

Attorney General Eric Holder would then have to decide whether to seek an indictment against Petraeus. Holder originally had been expected to decide about charges by the end of 2014.