Friday, January 05, 2007

Telling The Story Of An Old War - Again

... The War With Islam Has Been Going On For A Long Time ... Yes, With Islam!

"America has been fighting Islamists for longer than many realize. Even before independence was declared, American ships were pirated and their Christian crews enslaved by Muslim pirates operating under the control of the “Dey of Algiers”an Ottoman Islamist warlord ruling Algeria. When the colonists rebelled against British rule in 1776, American ships lost Royal Navy protection. A Revolutionary War-era alliance with France offered French protection to US ships, but it expired in 1783. Immediately, U.S. ships came under attack and in October 1784 the American trader “Betsey” was taken by Moroccan forces. This was followed with Algerians and Libyans (Tripolitans) capturing two more U.S. ships in 1785. "

... a nice read!

6 comments:

2164th said...
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2164th said...

230 years of US naval engagement in the middle east.
geez, I wonder what another six months in Iraq will fix?

Tiger said...

Nothing but more American deaths, I'm afraid.

Lady Hawk said...

The irony that bush wants Americans to win the hearts and minds of the Iraquis while destroying the hearts and minds of Americans abroad and at home. What a fight it is for Americans to keep their sanity and hope in an ever increasingly insane world. Looking at the demofacist congress, and the resigned to defeat president bush I think of Bette Davis who said, "Fasten your seatbelts,we're in for a bumpy ride"!

Tiger said...

Well said, Lady, well said ...

Buy more guns! ...

allen said...

We have less than two years to go.