The man on the left slaughtered hundreds of citizens in Fallujah and destroyed nearly every building, in an act of revenge. (It took two attacks — Exceptional).
The man on the right liberated 1400 cities, towns and villages from ISIS and AQ, killed 86,000 terrorists and is beloved as are his troops in Syria.
The man on the left is called Mad Dog. He is losing 7 wars simultaneously right now. The man on the right is a Russian. He has won a war the man on the left hoped to win but was afraid to fight. The man on the left has joined the losers, trying to save them for more wars. The man on the right intends to kill the rest of the losers.
(As Sister Ambrose, sixth grade teacher, used to say to us: “Compare and Contrast. 300 words. You have ten minutes. Absolute silence. Paul — don’t let Kevin copy from your work.”)
I wonder who the gentleman is that is behind them but appears between them in the photo? The guy with a lot of campaign ribbons on his uniform? Talk about a look that is shooting daggers towards a mad dog.
I wonder if two are playing the little boys’ game of seeing who can grip the other hand the strongest?
Yes, that officer is the most interesting character within this photograph. Look at his eyes, and then his lips, a most hardened and disappointed officer if ever there was one. Was he educated at West Point? He definitely believed that America was the Greatest, but failed to realise that greatest never lasts, and that another will get to sit on the top of the hill.
Does this ‘officer’ have any humanity left in him? Looking at his ‘fruit salad’ I would doubt it, as he is simply a follower of orders, and that is what has promoted him throughout his career, and he has never questioned, nor has he ever concerned himself about Heinz Kissinger’s description of his class, mere pawns.
This officer has never contemplated the thought of losing, and he has lost to his greatest enemy; a Russian, and thus I guess he has never realised what humanity is.
What would be a good ‘nickname for him? How about ‘The Hun’? Or perhaps, ‘The Barbarian’?
The face of the captain (is it?) says it all.
Mad Dog Mattis is hiding one hand behind his back. He does not want his left hand to know what his right hand is doing?
Probably a masonic handshake.
To my mind the most horrifying fact is that “Mad Dog” Mattis is thought likely to leave the administration because he is *too moderate*.
Pundits are as yet unsure whether he is to be replaced by a mad bull elephant, or a T. Rex with rabies.
What’s the Russian for, “Your carriers’ ass is grass”?
Meanwhile, back in reality https://www.armscontrol.org/factsheets/Nuclearweaponswhohaswhat
I think you are out of date. Electro-magnetic scalar weapons have been tested in Western Australia since about 1989 and were concluded in 1995. France was one of the observing countries in these WA tests.
On the 13th June, 1995, Jacques Chirac, the President of France announced that France would be resuming ‘Nuclear Tests’ on Mururoa Atoll.
Australians were informed by the then Minister for Foreign Affairs, Gareth Evans, on the French decision to resume these ‘nuclear tests’ and stated that there was nothing Australia could do to stop these tests, and that France was prepared to share the knowledge produced by these tests. These tests were to be conducted underground on the atoll. It should also be noted that the last ‘nuclear bomb’ tests conducted by France on Mururoa Atoll took place in 1974.
In other words, the French ‘Nuclear bomb’ tests that took place on the Mururoa Atoll in late December and early January 1995/6 were a continuation of France’s involvement in the electromagnetic weapons research in Western Australia.
One of the American writers of these events was Tom Bearden (not to be trusted) and of course the Australian Harry Mason.
And of course Russia was well aware of these events and would have prepared their own tests.
Well said, Larchmonter. Indeed, the comparison between the two is stark. Both have the power to destroy our world at their fingertips, but one does what he must for the good of the people and countries he is ordered to support, while the other, whose moniker of ‘mad dog’, according to more than one Marine I know, was coined by his minions, not the Corp, has done nothing but destroy and kill indiscriminately, albeit in all probability on orders.
The problem for US Armed Forces is that soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen can not legally follow an illegal order. Without parsing what is legal or illegal at squad level, the overall picture is the bombing, wanton killing and destruction in Serbia was a war crime, as was the almost total destruction in Libya coupled with the violent overthrow of the legal government. Iraq is in the same group, another illegal war with massive killing and destruction of not only the Iraq Army, but of vast amounts of infrastructure and slaughter of civilians.
The ‘little’ (‘little’ except for those who died in that war) war in Gruzya is another case in point. Egged on by the ‘advisors’ sent by Pentagon, the Gruzyans were dumb enough to bombard Tskhinvali, the Ossetian Capitol, in the dead of night without provocation, and in addition they attacked a Russian Peace Keeping base which resulted in some Russian casualties and one heck of a two day fight by the vastly outnumbered Russian garrison in the base (The Russians won that fight when they were relieved by the Russian Army). It is a cast iron fact that a minimum of 1632 civilians died in the bombardments of Tskhinvali alone, verified by corpses with identification. No one knows how many were buried by families and locals, or how many other Ossetian civilians were killed, read murdered, in this war. The American troops stationed in Gruzya were handed back after the war. The grimly humorous little detail is Pentagon asked for their vehicles and equipment back. It is my understanding that someone told them that Russia is not in the habit of handing back war trophies. As an aside, the ‘rose revolution’ of 2005 which displaced the legally elected government of Gruzya with Sabakashvili was an American operation beginning to end, kind of like the ‘orange’ revolution I will mention in the near future.
Syria. Since 2010 USA has been fomenting trouble in Syria. Actual fighting started in 2011 with ‘behind the scenes’ participation of US and European ‘special forces’. Since 2012, it is estimated that over 500,000 Syrians have been killed in the fighting and the indiscriminate bombing and shelling by US and allied European forces.US and NATO forces began in late 2013 to openly support the ‘rebels’, read terrorists that US trained, equipped and leads to this day along with her European and Australian minions. The war immediately turned against the legally elected government of Syria and by mid 2015 Syria was but weeks from falling to the American/NATO led terrorists. In late summer of 2015, President Bashar Assad of Syria asked President V V Putin for assistance in the war against the ‘terrorists’. President Putin agreed and in September Russian forces began to engage in hostilities against the terrorists. As of today, 22 October 2018, while the war is not over, President Assad is in firm control of the vast majority of Syria and is daily taking back more territory and settlements from terrorist occupations and depredations, thanks in very large part to Russian assistance. Without Russia, Syria would have fallen and dissolved into anarchy and violence like Syria (Mod: do you mean Libya?) and Iraq. Egypt would have been the next victim.
Each and every action taken by the United States of America, Germany, United Kingdom, France, Canada, Belgium, Holland, Danemark, Italy, Spain, Norway, Sweden, Australia, Japan and Poland in the mentioned conflicts is a war crime. Each and every serviceman from the very top including General Mattis and previous American and European commanders down to the poor guy who wipes the dirt off the canopy of a bomb laden aircraft preparing for take off to bomb a country is guilty of war crimes. Each and every one of them, and this includes the deck swabbers of the ships, the soldiers and civilians who engage in shipping the vast amounts of supplies to the terrorists and the US/NATO lackies involved in unspeakable violence against sovereign countries and their populace, is guilty of horrendous and heinous war crimes. Each and every politician involved in this orgy of slaughter is a war criminal, top to bottom. Each and every one of them.
Will there be war crime trials and retribution? Surely not tomorrow or a year of tomorrows or a decade of tomorrows, but the day will arrive for the reckoning. That day can not come soon enough.
Never The Last One https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ZGCY8KK A deep look in to Russia, her culture and her Armed Forces, in essence a look at the emergence of Russian Federation.
An Incident On Simonka https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01ERKH3IU March 2014. NATO Is Invited To Leave Sevastopol, One Way Or The Other.
Sevastopol, The Third Defense. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079KRPLS4 Book 1, A Premonition, The Move South. Set against a backdrop of real events and real places, the reader is left to filter fact from fiction.
Well said. Thank You.
What will it take for the people to demand that our “leaders” step aside, so that we can finally have peace? First, that would require that our “leaders” have ears, even mouse-like ones, and that they listen to us. Is this ever going to happen? Is it “The Plan” to drive humanity insane? Are we being programmed to simply tune out the screams?
There is a major problem, as you pointed out in your essay–and that is that there are enough people who are way, way too much in love with war. Here in the US, they’re not being drafted, they join, willingly! How is this possible? Is it all just about the money? — no, because the money cannot restore the armies of dead back to life, it cannot rebuild murdered families. (maybe this is why they are working on war robots, machine-human hybrids, with no conscience). Robert E. Lee has been quoted as saying “It is good that war is so terrible, otherwise we would become too fond of it”. Problem is : enough people Are too fond of it, no matter how terrible it is. I wonder how much longer will this destructive, demonic insanity go on? Another 20,000 years? Is that possible?
Actually, I do not think that any “democratic” country allows for early dismissal of their government or their parliament for that matter. I always thought, that any truly democratic system should have a provision for quick referendum called by the opposition party to deal with this problem. So, unfortunately unless the country has minority government the people are stuck with the “governing doodoo”.
As for what Lee said, he was quite correct, but today we have CNN that dresses up the events to look like yet another “great hollywood story”. Also, many killings today are conducted by joystick, so the operator never has to see the guts and limbs hanging from the tree branches or see the river of blood in the trenches.
Oh joy, a caption quiz . . .
Caption No. 1.
Mattis: “You broke the INF treaty.”
Shoigu; “You put nuclear weapons near our border, just like during the Cuban missile crisis.”
Caption No. 2.
Mattis; “The F-35 is the greatest airplane every built.”
Shoigu: “It’s a flying Potemkin village and I’m being kind.”
Caption No. 3
Mattis: My president Twitters all the time.”
Shoigu: “Speaking like a bird is a sign of dementia. Get him some help.”
Caption No. 4
Mattis: “You’re crushing my hand.”
Shoigu: “To tell you the truth, I don’t feel a thing.”
Shoigu: “To tell you the truth, I don’t feel a thing – I have a big fat pension.”
#3 & #4 win.
Mattis; “The F-35 is the greatest airplane every built.”
Shoigu: “We like it too.”
I vote for the last (6th).
So the “partners” in an amible exchange of views agree on something non-controversible.
Жељко из Крајине
Interesting to see two opposing military men, both “products” of different military and intellectual cultures, with different perspectives and understanding, with different historical and social-political heritage. One is the conqueror , the other is the defender. One is arrogant, the other is pertinent to the situation.
The man on the left: a terrorist. The man on the right: a soldier.
If Mattis has been a loser in Washington´s eyes, would he be promoted as MoD in US Government? No!
You only promote people who have success, meaning Washington sees Mattis as a front winner!
Our illusions about winning are not Washingtons. Mattis did the job he knew Washington and the powers behind see as success: Massacres and Creative Destruction.
Agree completely. That’s why Bush was able to claim “Mission accomplished”.
Mattis Sides With Trump on US Withdrawal From INF Treaty With Russia – Pentagon
“US Secretary of Defense James Mattis’ position on a possible US exit from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty with Russia is similar to President Donald Trump’s stance on the matter, Pentagon spokesman Col. Rob Manning told reporters on Monday.
“Sec. Mattis and the president talk a broad range of issues continuously and their position on this particular issue is aligned,” Manning said as quoted by The Hill.”
He’ll be a gofer till the end. That is all he’ll ever be.
The biggest irony is that the “man on the left” is seen as a moderate in the latest installment of the eternally absurd US administration (tRump wears the clown greasepaint, while the previous ones didn’t, only difference).
Depleted Uranium from Mad Dog Mattis’s war on Fallujah will create horribly deformed infants for the next 1,000 years. Mad Dog is still considered, years after that war, an important US Military man when he should have been executed by a firing squad or hung, or publicly anally gutted, for his Fallujah war. The global revulsion for US “power” “hegemony” “exceptionalism” “Corporate Globalism” cannot be contained. US full support for 9/11 in order to remove and remake all law to all lawlessness exceptionalism represents the intent to destroy all life forms.
I agree with you, but as long as the people in the military are concerned: depleted uranium has deeper penetration, and this is all that matters as far as they are concerned.
We must acknowledge the fact that many of the military men, who were exposed to this kind of ammo actually experience similar problems, like infertility and deformed children, but this is hushed up as nobody in the higher up levels of governments care. It’s not their son’s, daughters and grandchildren.
Fallujah was the size of Cincinnati. It was reported that no males over the age of 14 were permitted to leave before the shelling began. Some medical people believe that live uranium was also used. Regardless of the ordinance, it was clearly a genocidal operation. And let us not forget Mattis more recent repeat at Raqqa.
Our respective militaries may yet save us with the camaraderie they’ve accrued via Syrian deconfliction lines.
Isn’t the man on the right in a Marine uniform?
Mattis aggressively pursues war and he aggressively follows orders.
FWIW: contemplate this bio:
May 29, 2017 Issue
James Mattis, a Warrior in Washington
The former Marine Corps general spent four decades on the front lines. How will he lead the Department of Defense?