Monday, November 10, 2008

MARINES-Happy Birthday and THANK YOU!!!

"From the halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli..."

Thomas Jefferson sent the new US navy and Marines to the Barbary Coast to stop piracy against our citizens ...and merchant ships...
Lord Nelson noticed a new power had arrived in Mediterranean waters...
The Barbary (Islamic) regimes continued to underestimate their new enemy---the newly formed U.S.A....
The pirates (Islam) probably thought that - since we were fighting the Brits in 1812-that they could capture and hold for ransom U.S. citizens again ...
NOT....
President Madison-in 1815 sent the fleet to finish the job...
Algiers (Islam) had to pay compensation and release our citizens and promise not to offend again...
MADISON:
"It is a settled policy of America, that as peace is better than war, WAR is better than tribute.
The United States, while they wish for war with no nation, will buy peace with non."

* Jefferson vs. the Muslim Pirates>Christopher Hitchens

Our Marines are still on the front lines with an old enemy - Islamic pirates /radical Islam....

Further history as we pay honor to our Marines:

This is a great vid:
Happy Birthday Marines

C-CS

6 comments:

shoprat said...

"Peace is better than war, war is better than tribute." yes indeed.

christian soldier said...

shoprat-
We had some awesome leaders at one time...I pray for more with the same vitality for standing for freedom...

DD2 aka Debonair Dude said...

Freedom Is Never Free. Our Veterans Have Paid For It over and over again

Pasadena Closet Conservative said...

Semper Fi.

The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

You should check out my post from a couple of years ago, detailing this.

christian soldier said...

dude and pcc-our Best of the Best are still fighting for freedom .thank you to all of our troops and veterans..
wordsmith-I'm adding your history post to my reading list-thank you for directing me to it...