you can be a quitter or a Marine, but you can't be both!

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    in war, even the greatest victory is salted in tragedy. its not like business or sports!

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    "every marine has been briefed on Mad Dog Mattis' new rules of engagement: anyone with a weapon is going to be shot, and in this war, a cell phone is also a weapon!"
     
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    Dan Stubbs FORGET ---- HELL

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    To understand the thinking is pretty simple the bad guys are going to kill you and if captured they are going to kill you a little bit at a time. So it is you choice, die fighting or die like a Lamb.
     
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    "you worry too much about enemy resistance and that is because of your lack of battle experience. you're not doing enough to ambush the iraqis" - Mattis to Dowdy, before firing him

    Dowdy chose the safety of his men over the success of his mission, and payed the price
     
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    Mad Dog Mattis' high school basketball team was called "The Bombers", and their emblem was and remains...a mushroom cloud!
     
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    "every moment his men are paused, exposes them to more danger. Mattis doesnt care much that everybody thinks the rear areas are secure. it was this kind of happy horseshit thinking that got 25K British soldiers killed in this same location.

    every moment they are paused, Saddam is repositioning and resupplying his forces too, even though they are generally commanded by the cowardly fedayeen fighters. Mattis has seen these fedayeen scurrying between positions disguised in civilian clothing, using women and children as human shields. his disgusts is overwhelming. they are the type of dishonorable cowards he despises, "the most unworthy opponents we have ever faced"

    fuck the pause...they'll pause after he rolls his tanks through Saddam's bedroom"
     
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    Marines don't make you invincible or a superman but it is the best training in the world and it will make men out of video game wonkers for free if you can take it.
     
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    Marines believe in taking care of the troops, BUT mission always comes first.
     
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    You are so wrong, A Marine quits when his Sgt tells him he is dead, then you are allowed to quit.
     
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    A General of the Cong wrote a book and stated that the USA had them beat three times. They were able to recover and resupply after ever cease fire they had during the war. I put a lot of weight on his views. Our leaders are the ones who lost that little war, not the troops. When you have call HQ to shoot a guy in a firefight with a gun, you are just cannon fodder. I could never serve under those rules. Korea was bad enough not going above the 38th in to North Korea.
     
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