Senior Pentagon soldier warns ISIS: Quit, or be shot in the face, beaten with entrenching tools

The Pentagon’s senior enlisted service member has issued a blunt warning to Islamic State fighters, saying in new social-media posts that they could either surrender or face death in a number of forms, including being beaten to death with steel entrenching tools.

Army Command Sgt. Maj. John Wayne Troxell, the senior enlisted adviser in the Pentagon, issued the warnings on Facebook and Twitter. Senior U.S. officials, including Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, have warned Islamic State fighters for months that they must lay down their weapons or face annihilation, but Troxell’s message was unusually forceful.

“ISIS needs to understand that the Joint Force is on orders to annihilate them,” Troxell wrote on Facebook. “So, they have two options should they decide to come up against the United States, our allies and partners: surrender or die!”

Troxell added that the U.S.-led military coalition will provide militants who surrender with safety in a detainee cell, food, a cot and legal due process.

“HOWEVER, if they choose not to surrender, then we will kill them with extreme prejudice, whether that be through security force assistance, by dropping bombs on them, shooting them in the face, or beating them to death with our entrenching tools,” Troxell wrote. “Regardless, they cannot win, so they need to choose how it’s going to be.”

The posts were published Tuesday night along with a photograph of an entrenching tool — a collapsible shovel used by U.S. troops.

  • The last time I saw a photo of those European Defence Ministers it was juxtaposed with the Russian one, who made the American one look like he belonged with the European ones.

    PS: There surely has to be something weird about so many female Defence Ministers on the same continent, has there not?

    • Just noticed that this Swedish one seems to be the other Norwegian one! Perhaps they are interchangeable depending on the day of the week.

      Attractive though they are, I think if I were on the wrong end of a Muslim mob I would choose the Russian guy as a companion.

    • ontario john

      Were doomed!

      • Western Civilization in Western Europe risks its survival on a bunch of PC, vaginallly inclined, feel good leftists.

        The future of Western Europe does not look good.

        Fighting for survival, I chose Mad Dog Mattis over tampax Jane.

    • clownloach

      Female defense ministers , What manner of will makes this happen. Do they all have rape fantasies? Fifty shades of brown.

    • Drunk by Noon ✓

      If you look up that Russian defense minister you will see he’s a political hack and a Putin loyalist with no real accomplishments.

    • Mickey Oberman

      Perhaps they can show the men how to conduct their sworn duties and not be such wimps.

  • Chris

    That is how every real soldier speaks to an enemy who has no chance left. No scripted political BS just plain and simple.

    • I suspect the Russian guy would not waste his time babbling on Facebook when there was a job to be done.

      • Chris

        Very true. Still, I prefer the western way, not as many people disappear.

  • Nuff said!

  • ontario john

    Its a good thing Canada has a defence minister that can single handed kill any enemy in the field. His battlefield exploits in Afghanistan, World War 2, and the Boer War, should fill us with confidence. And little Justin’s new policy of recruiting black, muslim, lesbian, social workers in wheelchairs, will strike fear into ISIS. We also have the best used equipment money can buy.

    • Mickey Oberman

      Don’t forget he probably holds the world Selfie record in addition to his history of of of of something or other. Ah yes. never combing his hair,

  • Hard Little Machine

    USMC: making more shitheads meet Allah since forever.

    • favill

      …”To the shores of Tripoli”…Yes the USMC has been sending jihadists to their 72 virgin goats for a very long time. Semper Fi you magnificent, bastards!

      • Surele Surele

        Magnificent indeed.

      • NoBamaYoMama


  • Surele Surele

    A big hurray for Alfa Males! And Thank You!!!

    • Thank God we still have some left.

      • Surele Surele

        I do miss the days of appreciative whistles when I was passing a group of them. Long gone, and the wonderful wave number xxx of feminism will never experience them.

  • Linda1000