by Daveda Gruber:

The Pentagon’s senior enlisted member has made a bold statement against ISIS, “surrender or die!”

Social media is making more news than ever before.

Army Commander Sergeant Major John Wayne Troxell said in a no-nonsense notice to all the remaining ISIS fighters, the dwindling group of militants could either surrender to the U.S. military or face certain death.

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

Troxell explained that the U.S. led military coalition would provide them safety in the form of a detainee cell, food, a bed and due process but they must give themselves up.

He added, “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. Regardless, they cannot win, so they need to choose what it’s going to be.”

The blatant post was shared on Tuesday evening with a photo of an entrenchment tool which was a collapsible shovel used by the U.S. military. It also included the hashtag #ISIS_SurrenderOrDie.

Facebook posts have appeared to come from Troxell in the past. They have warned ISIS about the U.S. military’s intentions with entrenching tools if the terrorists don’t give up.

While on a stop in Afghanistan on a United Services Organization holiday tour last month, Troxell gave a speech in which he emphatically said ISIS will be “annihilated, period!”


He said, “That may be through advising, assisting and enabling the host-nation partners. It may be by dropping bombs on them. It may be by shooting them in the face. And it even might be beating them to death with your entrenching tool, but we are going to beat this enemy!”

In attendance at the event were Marine Gen. Joseph R. Dunford Jr., the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Florent Groberg, a Medal of Honor recipient.

Troxell is assigned to serve as a voice for enlisted service members at the Pentagon, as senior enlisted member.

A spokesman for Dunford and the Joint Staff, Air Force Col. Patrick Ryder, said to reporters that Troxell’s comments emphasized the U.S. led coalition’s resolve to defeat ISIS.

Ryder said of Troxell, “His intent was to communicate the tenacity of the warrior ethos that, even when faced with the brutal and unforgiving nature of combat, will use every resource available to fight and win.”

I wonder if my Facebook page gets viewed by many. I doubt I get nearly as many views or comments as Troxell does.

I am the 'chief editor' at the 'The Trump Times'. I adore journalism. Politics seems to be my preferred genre although I do not hesitate to write anything that strikes me as interesting. Researching and finding 'Breaking News' makes my blood rush. I've written seventeen books and over that including books in conglomeration with others, mostly for charity. Doing graphic art design has always been fun for me. Sometimes I incorporate this talent into my articles or when a special 'feature picture' is required. You can find me tweeting on: You can always find my articles on

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