Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Justice The Old Fashion Way

Four AM bachelor party, groom with four buddies, and a New York City night club apparently caught the attention of an undercover police officer. Suspects were asked to identify themselves. The groom and his buddies did what any civic-minded citizens would do.

As taught in all good American civic courses, one of the suspects yelled, “Get the gun from the car!” Any officer trying to do his job would appreciate such extreme compliance from upstanding citizens as these?

And then when the groom and his buddies quickly scampered into said vehicle, the suspects kindly accelerated their vehicle targeting and striking the law enforcement officer twice in Operation RunOver and Getaway?

What reward did the saintly acolytes receive for their decision to threaten and run over a law enforcement officer? Fifty bullets fired by four police officers into the assault and get-away vehicle.

Its always impressive when upstanding citizens threaten police officers with a gun battle, isn’t it? Its even more impressive when such citizens pretend to be gangsters and use their vehicle to strike a police officer down.

And say it isn’t so- that the pontiff savior Reverend Sharpton of black America shows up on his high horse demanding justice be administered against blond-haired blue-eyed devils for the brutal crime?

Had the Reverend Al Sharpton had been the police officer police officer in question who was abused, threatened, and struck down by thugs; I wonder if he would have emptied the cartridges in his pistol in 6 seconds and reloaded again to fire?

Or would the honorable Reverend have sought to convene a summit with said thugs about their bad behavior? Or maybe the Reverend would have chosen to hide behind the nearest garbage can hoping to get out of the entire affair alive?

Fifty bullets sprayed inside a get-away vehicle produced one dead and a totaled car. Justice was served the old fashioned way. No police officer should face malevolence of this sort and not respond with deadly force. If upstanding citizens choose to be stupid, then let the wrath of Revelation fall upon them.

Any man threatening to pull his gun out in front of law enforcement is no different than the man who claims to have a bomb in his suitcase at the airport? Both have to be subdued as quickly as possible and eliminated if necessary.

And what if any officer on the scene had only fired one bullet into the manslaughter vehicle? That officer should be suspended pending better training. Why? An officer must shoot to kill; not wound. And if the shooting starts, it can't end until the officers win the shootout.

The moral of the story is quite clear:

Obey law enforcement directives before you find yourself at your funeral instead of your wedding!

Saturday, October 28, 2006

The"Fool's Gold" Congress

What kind of legislation should a counterfeit Congress introduce and pass 32 days before mid-term elections? Answer: a bill that gets them re-elected even though the bill is "Fool's Gold!"

Is there any terrorist organization or illegal alien that does not know how to cross America's southern borders yet? With 11 million illegal aliens having broken American laws, and terrorists eyeing America’s homeland for perpetual attack, Americans are mystified by their elected leaders who have done zero to shut down the illegal traffic across the borders in the last five years.

But with 32 days left and Republicans in trouble in the polls across the country, the Hail Mary pass has been made. The Senate passed counterfeit legislation bound for President Bush’s desk that targets 700 miles of southern border. Its design is masterful. Its effect is “fool’s gold”. Its design is two-fold:

1) to allow illegal aliens to rush the borders safely without getting caught
2) to pretend that elected officials are protecting American borders from terrorism and illegal immigration when in fact they have no intention to do so

President Fox of Mexico declares of this putrid bill, “It will never work.”

Fox is more right that maybe he even knows. As President Fox arms his citizens with maps, supplies, and welfare-busting tactics to invade America, Americans wallow with a pretend border bill to win votes. The pretend 700 mile border illusion makes our politicians look like they are getting down to work for the American people until you look at the detailed facts:

* Only 30% of the entire southern border is even addressed with the bill
* Even a smaller fraction of the 30% has any money in the bill for funding

Why does the Republican led Congress apparently want to pull the wool over the eyes of American voters? Haven’t most Americans have spoken about border protection? They want border protection yesterday? Instead,
elected officials concoct a pig slop of a bill that has no teeth, little funding, and no hope to curb illegal immigration or stop Al Quaeda’s dirty bombs that might cross our borders..

If President Bush signs the paltry bill, its use will be useful for campaign rhetoric alone. The bill will do nothing to protect America at the borders. But it will protect the jobs of Congressmen and Sentators groveling for votes.

Congressmen will come back to their districts campaigning their hearts out to get re-elected. They will say that America is safer. They will say 700 more miles of the southern border will be fenced soon. But little do these politicians let you know the devilish details. And the details are not pretty. Like an old woman who has been sold swamp land in Florida, the American electorate will know that they have been duped by this counterfeit Congress concerning their security again.

Questions for the Senate remain: Why pass a border bill that you cannot fund fully and immediately? And if your bill isn’t going to stop the Muslim Brotherhood, Al Quaeda or illegal aliens one iota from invading the Rio Grande, New Mexico, Arizona, or California, then why deceive the American people about it? Its to get re-elected; that's the fool's gold truth!

Re-election means politicians have to anything, including deceive the people into thinking that politicians are actually doing something to make the people safer, even though these elected officials have no intention of doing so. LBJ and “Gulf of Tonkin”, Teddy Roosevelt and “The Maine”, President Bush #43 and Iraq were birthed with rose-colored promises that viciously hoodwinked the citizenry. Will this bill be any different?

Be assured: it’s a hoodwink. It looks a whole lot like what Americans want. But it extends insecurity across our land, since it is neither funds a fence nor builds a fence to cover the length of our borders as needed.

Its a pitiful statement when elected officials care more about getting re-elected than accomplishing their constitutional duty. It is even more appalling that President Bush does not act like a commander-in-chief to defend the Constitution of the United States by issuing an immediate executive order to shut down all flow of illegal traffic into America.

Will the American people put up with a counterfeit Congress that parades a “fool’s gold” border security bill? In just a few days we will find out what kind of courage and mood the voters in America are in, when they cast their votes for or against the fools in Congress that play games with our security.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Granting Amnesty to Irans' Presidents?

On the 5th anniversary of the 9/11 attack on America, President Bush has reiterated his "War on Terror". Like five years ago when President Bush stated:

“If you harbor terror, you are a terrorist…We will hunt you down and bring you to justice”

The Bush administration has searched the world over to kill the terrorists, to oust regimes that support the terrorists, and eliminate the weapons in rogue hands that could destroy American cities.

So why in September of 2006 are Tehran's statesmen, President Ahmadinejad and former President Khatami, procuring visas and boarding jets to set foot on American soil?

Is not Iran at the top of the State Department's list of terror sponsoring states? According to the President, Iran is one of three "axis of evil" states that the war on terror is all about. So what gives? Why allow these leaders who represent terror to step foot on American soil?

While our soldiers are fighting to destroy terrorists, our government is issuing visas, speech permits, and five star hotel stays for terrorist leaders of Iran on American soil to give their story about the war on terror. Harvard, where former President Khatami has been invited to speak, may not believe we are in a war. The socialist ecumenical Christians at the National Cathedral may not believe that Ahmadinejad and Khatami are terrorists. Jimmy Carter, who will meet with Khatami, may believe he can convert bad guys into good ones given enough time.

But President Bush, the leader of the American Republic, believes that we are in a
"war for western civilization". He has declared, “Iraq, Iran, and North Korea are the axis of evil”.

So why have we gone so soft on these two characters who love Imams, Persian rugs, oil, and nuclear technology?

Shouldn't President Ahmadinejad and former President Khatami, leaders of the greatest terror threat to the American way of life, be prime targets for capture when speaking at Harvard University, the UN, or the National Cathedral?

If Tojo, commander of the Imperial Japanese forces during WWII had set foot on American soil, we would have captured him, detained him, and set him on trial for criminal conduct against civilians and innocents. No visas for free speech would have been given. He would have been interned in a camp with every other war criminal out to destroy America.

Had Hitler, who terrorized all of Europe, dared set foot on American soil, would FDR have been so kind as to give him a speech permit or visit our National Cathedral to defend Germany’s ways? None of his rhetoric would have exempted him from capture had he stepped foot on American soil-because its war!

Saddam Hussein was chased down like a dog and found held up in a hole in the ground. He was an arrogant war criminal "harboring terrorists" and unleashing terror on innocents across the globe, so says our president. Our resolve: We didn’t give him amnesty. He didn’t get a visa or speech permit on American soil to explain his government’s position about terror. He was the axis of evil. He was "hunted down" and brought to justice.

Is President Ahmadinejad's Iran any less a terror threat than Saddam Hussein? Of course not!

Ahmadinejad is the poster child for President Bush's axis of evil speech. Yet, the poster boy for evil is getting amnesty on American soil to declare Iran’s innocence before the UN. His smooth-talking venom may well provoke misguided youths, seduce ignorant elitists , and guide misfit media types to fight against America's war on terror.

If Osama Bin Laden is worth the chase for five years in the caves of Tora Bora, then Ahmadinejad is worth the "dead or alive" speech as President Bush is fond of using-wouldn't you say?

Of Iran and its two leaders, let us pledge not to forget the following:

Let us not forget that President Ahmadinejad was a part of the 1979 Iranian revolution that stormed America's embassy in Tehran, captured 52 American soldiers for 444 days, and treated them with dog-like inhumanity.

Let us not forget Iran's 1983 training, funding, and support of Hezbollah's bloody attacks on 241 peace-keeping American soldiers in Lebanon.

Let us not forget that Ahmadinejad today is sending into Iraq his own Ninjas to kill American soldiers.

Let us not forget that Ahmadinejad and Khatami have hidden their nuclear production facilities from the world after lying to the world community about not having a nuclear program.

Let us not forget that Ahmadinejad salivates at the notion of bringing the 12th Imam to earth to fight nuclear holy war on the west, so he says.

Let us not forget that President Ahmadinejad in his own words plans to “humble the west…and make the west bow down...while wiping Israel off of the map.”

President Bush, either we are in a war for our civilization, or we are not. If we are in a war with terrorists that want to eliminate democracy and destroy America's way of life, then let’s lop off the head of the snake that wants to waylay us. When snakes slither your way to the UN, the National Cathedral, or to Harvard University, it is time to cut their heads off.

No one would allow a snake into his house. Neither should President Bush allow these men onto our soil. But if, Mr. President, you grant Khatami and Ahmadinejad the right to land on American soil with visas and free speech permits and you do not capture them, then bring our soldiers home from your fraudulent war.

Please don’t blather to the American people that "America’s future liberty is at stake with these state sponsoring terrorists", if you are unwilling to cut off the head of the snakes that come your way. Our soldiers and citizens deserve to see President Ahmadinejad and former President Khatami detained, arrested, and brought to justice in this "war on terror".

Had Toby Keith, the country song writer, been appointed national security advisor to President Bush, there is no doubt what he would do. His famous 9/11 song would have Ahmadinejad and Khatami running for the hills of Tora Bora instead of the pillows of five star hotels on American soil. His song concludes with the following:

"This big dog will fight when you rattle his cage
And you'll be sorry you messed with the U.S. of A.
Cause we'll put a boot in your

Its the American Way
Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue!"

Friday, August 25, 2006

Where Is Israel's Andrew Jackson?

It was the fiery General Andrew Jackson who rode into Spain’s West Florida in 1823.

He captured and hung two English citizens of spying for Indians in Spanish territory, tore down the Spanish flag replacing it with the Stars and Stripes, and gave everyone in Spanish Florida reason to fear the American General.

The King and parliament of Spain and England expressed shock and demanded an immediate apology from the United States government for such a naked act of aggression. Europe was horrified.

President Monroe was irate and embarrassed by Jackson’s charade. He left town leaving his vice-president the thankless task of addressing Spain, Andrew Jackson, and all of Europe.

What on earth could the vice-president say to a stunned world watching naked American aggression?

A crafty letter was the answer. The letter indicated the dismay and dissatisfaction America bore with Spain’s handling of West Florida. The Spaniards had been warned to control those living in their lands or else. Hadn't wild Indians destroyed American settlements and families one too many times America’s taste?

Since the Spaniards were incapable of civilizing their own lands, the American cavalry was the only recourse left, according to the letter, to protect her own citizens from the savages that roamed the land. Thus, the terror and mayhem of killing innocent American civilians on the plains of beautiful West Florida had been halted by gutsy General Jackson. The toast and greatest hero of America could hardly be reprimanded, though he deserved it. Of course, history would later call him Mr. President.

Israel might learn a thing or two here. America found its moral cause for intervention, sympathy was availed, and American citizens were nobly protected by the American cavalry at the borders of civilization.

How different is Israel’s cause to protect its own citizens from the Hezbollah in Lebanon than that of America’s West Florida in 1823?

Is not Hezbollah’s design to destroy the nation of Israel? Does not Hezbollah target children and women in Israel and celebrate to Allah their deaths? Is not Hezbollah the same group that hides its well-trained militia behind the women and children of Lebanon as shields against precision guided Israeli weaponry?

Will Prime Minister Ohlmert rise up to be the Andrew Jackson of Israel? Should not Prime Minister Ohlmert issue the Monroe Doctrine of Israel to its neighboring nations to secure its sovereignty?

Ohlmert should send the following message:

Since the UN resolution 1559 for six years has been ignored by the Lebanese government to disarm Hezbollah, a threat to the civilized world and Israel’s existence; since Hezbollah, a known terrorist organization, has been elected by the Lebanese people into parliament to represent Lebanon; since Hezbollah initiated transgressions capturing Israeli soldiers in Israeli territory; since Hezbollah has fired thousands of missiles into Israel as acts of provocation against innocent citizens- for this Israel must decisively act.

For these reasons shall Israel defend its land, its people, and its sovereignty against the evil acts of an oppressive militia in Lebanon that seeks the destruction of Israel.

* A cease fire is unacceptable.
* A truce is unacceptable.
* War is declared on Hezbollah and any other organization that aids Hezbollah’s fight against Israel’s sovereignty.

Since the Lebanese government is unable to control the barbaric acts of violence against Israeli citizens, Israel will pull an Andrew Jackson.

As General Andrew Jackson eliminated threats of violence against American citizens by invading West Florida and securing the peace, should not Israel invade Lebanon? Should Prime Minister Ohlmert not secure the perimeter of Lebanon’s northern, eastern and southern borders while hunting down every Hezbollah terrorist inside Lebanon simultaneously?

Had General Andrew Jackson been around to see Prime Minister Ohlmert issue such a decree, I do believe he would be proud to call Ohlmert friend.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Parent Manifesto: School Year Success

When Dinner is Missing?
May 27, 2005

All great change in America begins at the dinner table,” Ronald Reagan said.

The great American past time of having dinner at the table, small talk, and home cooked food may well be a picture as to why our children today do not excel in academics like they did fifty years ago.

Standardized tests are pouring in each year during the last week of May measuring our children’s performances. It’s not a pretty sight. We rank last nearly last in educating our children across the globe amongst industrialized nations. Our children wear the caps and gowns, walk the stage, and enter life less prepared than ever before. Why can’t our children spell, read, write, think or do the arithmetic that fifty years ago was child’s play? Plato, Kipling, Shakespeare, and the like have been traded in for MTV, Ludicrous, and Fifty Cents.

Now it would be easy for us to blame our teachers, educational system, or lack of funds for the sub-par performances we see. But other nations with far less money have fared far better in educating their children. Why? I’ve experienced the difficulties of being a parent and of teaching in the classroom. The insights I lay out right now.

Our teachers know that the easiest way to lose their jobs is to report a failing grade even if a child earned that grade. If the kid fails, that teacher’s job is on the line. Teachers go about giving fake grades to failing students who didn’t do their work. And walah!!! We have a kid that passes, but he leaves school ignorant.

Today there are lots of kids that deserve nothing less than a swift kick in the rear end. But there are lots parents that need a swift kick in the rear end because they create a latch-key, broken-home environment that destroys the discipline and nurture required to train quality kids. And, of course, we expect our children to perform in school as their homes disintegrate?

These same parents have the audacity to gleefully look on with pride as caps and gowns are worn. The charade continues year after year. Their children are passed on and it feels great.

Only later will these parents lament the haunting tragedy of their failed parenting skills. The one thing they could have done to change the outcome? Just have normal dinner and normal talk at the dinner table with their children.

Parents for sure will blame the system, the lack of funding, the poor teachers, the idiot politicians, and anyone who can be their scapegoat. But one day they will have to look in the mirror. When they do, the truth will stare them in the face.

From the womb, our parents held the shelter, clothing, and food to train us into greatness. And it was their duty to discipline and nurture us until we became disciplined and educated.

When our infant babe becomes a toddler brat, it’s too easy for us to score it up as the “terrible two’s”. And when our toddler becomes a bratty adolescent, it’s too easy to call it a phase of life. And when the cap and gown are put on our child’s head as a young adult, and they can’t read, write, or reason, its too easy to blame the schools. And then we wonder how our precious child became such a brat and then a barbarian in life?

Of course, it’s too simple to boil the success of our children’s education down to one thing in life. But parents who didn’t do dinner at the table with their children are the same parents who hoped that teachers would do the parenting job- instill respect, knowledge, and inspiration into their own children who they chose not to train. Their kid was disrespectful at home. Parents were afraid or unwilling to go to war at home with that child. So they shipped him off to school hoping PH.D’s counselors and teachers armed with gobs of money and new techniques could fix their problem-child which they created. Lo and behold! Eighteen years later the parents could see the nightmare they created firsthand, an untrained, undisciplined child for life.

But think back with me for a moment. Do you remember the old-fashioned approach to school? Our parents would sit us at the dinner table for dinner. They would say grace, eat dinner, and converse with us all the while requiring a respectful countenance and attitude from us. How difficult was it for our parents to make sure that we did our homework well?
If we were untrustworthy, our parents broke our bottoms and our wills to teach us to submissive to authority.

Maybe- just maybe- it’s possible that America’s solution to its educational nightmare is the use of the family dinner table again?

Saturday, August 19, 2006

*****The Ishmaelites in the 21st Century?*****

The Only Man Whom God Ever Called Jackass!

“You shall name him Ishmael,
For the Lord has heard of your misery,
He will be a wild donkey of a man;
His hand will be against everyone
And everyone’s hand against him,
And he will live in hostility
Toward all his brothers”

Genesis 16:11-12

The dusty pages of biblical scripture come alive with descriptive pictures of a jack ass whose children wreak havoc across the globe in gangster style terror for centuries. It’s just like the Clingons and Romuluns of Star Trek, who have been let loose in the universe to destroy everything they don’t like. Aren’t Hamas, Hezbollah, Al-Quaeda, The Muslim Brotherhood, Ayatollahs, and Imams the children of Genesis 16’s jackass?
Did not the biblical scriptures describe with precision the shameful venom that Ishmael's children would spew forth for generations to come?

Every Muslim knows his enemy, Israel. Every Muslim knows his 1st born heritage as children of Abraham. Painstakingly, every Muslim knows that Isaac, Abraham’s 2nd son, produced the line of modern day Israelites. And every Koran believing Muslim, if he is orthodox in his faith, understands his role is to reject Israel’s place in this world.

Mohammed and Abu Bakr in the 7th century of Arabia coalesced tribal leaders across the desert to form bands of gangs to raid local cities of their wealth. So well did the early Muslim leaders get at raiding cities and states, ultimatums were given both to Persia’s King and the Byzantine Empire’s ruler in the 7th century:

“Submit to Allah and his ways, or face the sword of death.”

Persia fell to the raiding Muslims. Christians lost their lands, people, wealth, and parts of their civilization to the marauding band of Koran-loving warriors in the 7th and 8th centuries. The Middle East fell victim including Jerusalem. North Africa was next. Not until Charles, the Hammer, Martel saved Christendom from complete annihilation in Southern France did Christianity have a chance to survive.

The Christian response was long in coming. Four brutal crusades were fought to retake lands that were raided centuries earlier by Muslims between the 11th and 13th centuries.

By the 15th century the Ottomans ruled as Muslim Turks engulfed huge swaths of lands. Slowly lands were relinquished as technology, weaponry, and economics of the Christian west passed the golden age of Islam in the dust. By 1914, the Muslims had chosen to fight on the side of the Germans against the allies. It was the losing side. The Arab lands full of past Muslim glory were carved up into colonial protectorate states of sorts.

Today’s modern world sees Muslims are frustrated historians who live their past repeating the stories of "Mehmet the Conqueror", and "Saladin, the Great", while destroying the future of their children.
If its not Jews orthodox Muslims are jihading against, then it is Christians. If it is not Christians, then it is Hindus. If not the Hindus, then it is western secular influence. Modern day Muslims were born and bread to fight an enemy. Peace is no ultimate goal of fundamental Muslims who plan to meet Allah with a host of virgins as a reward in heaven. It is Jihad that matters most. Osama Bin Laden declared,

Muslims love death like westerners love life.”

Today’s Muslim children celebrate the wars of Mohammed’s and Abu Bakr’s 7th century band of hell’s angels that rode into cities and states doing Jihad for Allah. Mehmet the Conqueror and Salidan are heralded as 11th and 12th century heroes for having slaughtered the enemies of Allah again and again. The 1000 year golden reign of Islam through the 16th century is craved and longed for by Muslims across the globe. Modern day Muslims remember the past as their license to destroy the future of their children and others as well.
Consider the following:
* The Ayatollah Khomeni in the late 1970’s preached death to the “Great Satan”, America, when I was a 10 year old boy seeing American flags burned in the streets of Tehran.
* Ahmadinejad of Iran spews vitriolic death mantra to Israel and seeks WMD’s.
* Hezbollah, Iran's its militant covert force, provokes Israel.
* Hamas demands the death of Israel giving up its boys and girls in tightly strapped death bombs in Israeli marketplaces.

* Al-Quaeda attacks every western friendly institution possible from embassies to central business districts (including the World Trade Center and the Twin Towers).

* The Muslim Brotherhood, formed in 1960, has taken elections in Egypt, overrun Sudanese politics, and infested Syria with sister organizations. Their goal: to destroy Israel.

Ishmael’s venom been has been witnessed in 1948, 1967, and 1973 as all-out assaults to destroy Israel were initiated. Today’s Muslims all carry different names. They are Sunnis in Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and Egypt. In Iran, Iraq, and Syria they are Shia. They form street gang militias like the PLO, Hamas, Hezbollah, Al-Quaeda, etc…with each as its central tenet to physically destroy the children and women of Israel and the west, not to mention each other.

Each Islamic sect carries the DNA of hostility and resentment born of their father, Ishmael, 3500 years ago. If we have any doubts, will not history bear these facts to be true?

The dusty pages of the bible clearly revealed that not only was Ishmael 3500 years ago a jackass. But his children who spew venom today are jack asses just like their father. Unable to get along with anyone around him, Ishmael wreaked havoc and lived in hostility and strife. Wouldn’t Ishmael be proud of the terror and hate spewed by his children today?

Like father like sons: some things never change!

Thursday, August 17, 2006

What Would Thomas Jefferson Say Today?

America's War on Terror
America's War: What Would Thomas Jefferson Say About War on Terror?

It was the pacifist Jefferson, elected President in 1801, who stunned an American republic by sending out American war party ships to the North African coast. The destination: Tripoli of Tunisia and Morocco. The purpose: destroy the Islamic terrorist threats that were pirating American shipping across the African oceans.

Who on God’s green earth could be so powerful as to demand ransom and hold hostage the commercial powers of England, France, Denmark, and Americans? The Barbary pirates, of which scores of movies and plays have since been made, were absolutely crippling in the 1790’s to all shipping and commerce in the Mediterranean and Atlantic Ocean. The Barbary Pirates of North Africa were a feared and destructive bunch.

So how did the Europeans address Islamic terror on the high seas in the early 19th century? Ransom money, pay-offs, and bribes were the trick. Like bullies on the playground who steal the lunch of the little kids, the Barbary Pirates bullied the most powerful European nations on earth. In fact, because the colonies of America had no navy to speak of in 1784, even the Congress paid $60,000 to the terrorists of Tripoli, Morocco, Algiers, and Tunis to create free passage for its merchant ships in the Mediterranean and Atlantic.

Of the French and English, instead of warring with this Islamic threat, pay-offs to renegade Islamic regents were less costly, at least initially. To pay off the bad guys for protection across the sea lanes was much more practical. Of course, quality pirates have one flaw with making a deal. They don’t keep their word. When more money is offered by another trading nation, the Barbary pirates raised the price for appeasement on every other nation.

Thus, President Jefferson entered the fray. A states rights man who despised standing militias as dangerous to the republic, cast his lot to fight terror and fund it with money he didn’t have. Within six weeks of taking office, it was time to attack to protect American interests abroad. Is it not remarkable that the American republic fought two wars on terror and the American Revolution from Jefferson to Madison in a fourteen years period?

Although the Europeans thought it better to yield to terror demands on the high seas, Jefferson’s Congress paid for naval war ships that set sail to right the injustices against her merchant shipping. Those responsible who had captured innocent American vessels, stripped them bare, and held America’s sailors for ransom were going to pay.

These were Islamic terrorists who would bear the brunt America's newfound creation: the marines and their anthem which hailed the phrase “the shores of Tripoli”. Within fifteen years, the marines supplied by a compliant Congress brought the Barbary pirates to their knees. The terror that had nabbed merchant vessels and sailors alike around the coast of Africa, the Mediterranean, and Atlantic were no longer a threat.

And who were America’s new heroes? Here to stay were names like commodore Stephen Decatur and William Bainbridge that placed the American navy and marines on the world’s stage.

Although these North African Islamic terrorists went back to pirating and profiteering during the American Revolution, American and European eyes set their targets on the terrorists and bombed Algiers, Morocco, and Tunisian shores into final submission. For Americans, the sweet day of March 15, 1815 marked the sailing of Commodores’ Stephen Decatur and William Bainbridge and ten fighting ships to rid the terror of the high seas near North and West Africa. Decatur signed a release of America from payment in perpetuity to pirates. And on June 16, 1815, America had loosened itself free from the grip of terrorism.

It was 1816 that the British and Dutch followed America’s lead. Bombing the port of Algiers brought high sea terror to an end for both England and Holland as well. Treaties were signed. Commercial shipping was now pirate-free along the Mediterranean and Atlantic Ocean.

So what is the moral of America’s first war on terror? Every generation has its terrorists who malign, kill, and rob innocent people of their freedoms. Did not Thomas Jefferson identify rogue terrorist sponsoring states and lay aim to beat down this threat against American interests? Did not President Jefferson have the courage to lead the attack on those states sponsoring terror? After only 14 years, terror had been defeated. Merchant shipping had been set free.

Today we have a choice even in the midst of a debacle in Iraq:

Will we call ourselves Neville Chamberlain’s children hide behind the rhetoric of peace as Israel has appraently done with the Hezbollah terrorist state to their north?

Or will we we courageously take aim at every terrorist sponsoring state including Iran, Assyria, Hamas of Palestine, and Hezbollah- and intelligently fight a Jeffersonian war against these rogue states?

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