Thursday, November 20, 2008

Thomas Jefferson Knew How to Handle Muslim Pirates

“We took the liberty to make some inquiries concerning the Grounds of their
pretensions to make war upon a Nation who had done them no Injury, and observed
that we considered all mankind as our Friends who had done us no wrong, nor had
given us any provocation. The Ambassador answered us that it was founded
on the Laws of their Prophet, that it was written in their Koran, that all
nations who should not have acknowledged their authority were sinners, that it
was their right and duty to make war upon them wherever they could be found, and
to make slaves of all they could take as Prisoners, and that every Musselman who
should be slain in Battle was sure to go to Paradise.”~Thomas Jefferson, March 28, 1786

"Too many concessions have been made to Algiers...there is but one language
which can be held to these people, and this is terror." U.S. Consul William
Eaton, Secretary of State, 1799

"On the high seas if you saw a pirate, you sank the assualt pirates, you don't arrest pirates."~Dave McIntyre, former dean, National War College

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Photo From ModernWarSyb-2003


Carlos Echevarria said...

Jefferson sure knew what to do...but remember we now have FDR/Lincoln/JFK are rolled into One, LOLLLLLLLLLLLLL

People don't realize we have been fighting the Islamo Fascists for over 200 years....

Lady Cincinnatus said...

"we now have FDR/Lincoln/JFK... rolled into One" That was coffee-out-the-nose funny... HAH. Or I guess I should say it would be funny if the Great-And-Mighty Obama Hussein wasn't so scary. I wish people weren't so ignorant of their history. Oh well. It does the heart good to know there are intelligent, non Kool-aid drinkers out there. ;)