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I come in peace, I didn't bring artillery. But I am pleading with you with tears in my eyes: If you fuck with me, I'll kill you all. Marine Corps General James Mattis, to Iraqi tribal leaders
I served with Mattis and his quote shows a perfect understanding for the Arab mindset --- I can be compassionate as required but I can also bring you hell on earth should you cross me. In fact, the 1st MarDiv OIF motto "No Better Friend, No Worse Enemy" is essentially a synopsis of Mattis' quote.
I served under his command in Fallujah and that's exactly how one needed to deal with the leaders in Fallujah! They were all a bunch of snakes, assuring Marine and Army Commanders they were all their side and telling the insurgency the same thing.
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