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Jim Mattis Has A Few Stark Words For The London Attackers

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By Saagar Enjeti

Secretary of Defense James Mattis issued words of resolve Monday in his first reaction to Saturday’s terrorist attack in London.

“We are united, as I said, in our resolve, even against an enemy that thinks by hurting us they can scare us,” Mattis declared. “Well, we don’t scare.”

The comments come after three terrorists mowed down civilians on London bridge and then got out to stab as many people as possible. Seven civilians were killed and dozens more were wounded.

Mattis made the comments during a joint appearance with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Australia for a meeting of U.S.-Asian allies. President Donald Trump issued a number of animated statements in the wake of the London attack saying:

Trump also cast fault on London Mayor Sadiq Khan for telling constituents not to be alarmed and sought to justify his proposed travel restrictions from terror rife countries.

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