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In other words, the military isn't going to be chasing them out from place to place, but rather will surround them and unleash shock and awe as we blow their sorry butts to hell.
"Our strategy right now is to accelerate the campaign against ISIS. It is a threat to all civilized nations. And the bottom line is we are going to move in an accelerated and reinforced manner, throw them on their back foot."
The goal, Mattis explained, is to take the losers out before they could run away to neighboring countries.
They want to go to Jannah (Paradise) the U.S.-led forces will be their travel agents.
"Our intention is that the foreign fighters do not survive the fight to return home to North Africa, to Europe, to American, to Asia, to Africa. We're not going to allow them to do so. We're going to stop them there and take apart their caliphate," he added.
A caliphate is an Islamic term in Arabic that is an area containing a caliph, or Islamic steward. This caliph is considered a religious successor to the prophet of Islam, a megalomaniac and pedophile named Mohammed, and a leader of the entire Muslim community.
U.S.-backed forces in Iraq have launched an offensive to reclaim Mosul, the last ISIS-held areas. The fight began Saturday and the losers are expected to put up one last loose-wrist fight before coalition forces come in and send them to their imaginary virgins.
Mattis was asked what keeps him up at night, to which he answered "Nothing. I keep people up at night."
And I bet he does.