Refighting the Barbary Wars

Just last week I penned a story about a Yazidi woman (Teenager?) kneeling before her purchasers, one of which who will bid victoriously to have help around the house he can stick his penis into on a moment’s notice.

Daou
Peter is shocked about “The Current Year”…

Then we come across this article about modern slave markets in Libya. Hillary Supporter Peter Daou is shocked that slave markets exist in 2017 which is shocking in itself that he’s shocked.  There are more slaves today than at any other point in history (Maybe even accounting for population).  The feeling that things might, at times, be getting worse is a crash course with the typical Marxist narrative that everything is a relatively smooth and upward trajectory from White Christian Patriarchal primordial soup towards the egalitarian demi-gods they are destined to become.

History started yesterday for these people, as they don’t realize that we go through cycles where civilizations rise and fall, some people even putting together interesting thesis’s rooted in endocrinology and Evolutionary psychology .

Blindness to the past is not their only detriment as they cannot also accurately predict the future of certain policies.  Daou, an advisor of War Criminal Hillary Clinton  is amazed that there is an Arab slave trade of black Africans out of Libya.  Just as the Clintonian arming of rebels in Syria lead to the Rise of ISIS and the sexual slavery of the Yazidi women, a power vacuum was created with the Clintonian War crime in in Libya which has brought us to today.

Now Sexual slavery follows the Clintons little charity (There is a reason the Haitians DESPISE the Clintons) but this is a new benchmark for Secretary Hillary.  Shes literally brought back the Arab African slave trade after we fought a gut wrenching Civil war in our own country to end it and since we have a conspicuous history with slavery in that particular part of the world.

If you are familiar with the Anthem of the United States Marine Corp., The Marines’ Hymn, and you are almost certainly familiar with the opening lines:

“From the halls of Montezuma to the Shores of Tripoli”

The Part that says “The Shores of Tripoli” refers to The Battle of Derna  which was part of the Barbary wars.

Barbary corsairs and crews from the North African Ottoman provinces of AlgiersTunisTripoli, and the independent Sultanate of Morocco under the Alaouite dynasty (the Barbary Coast) were the scourge of high seas of the Mediterranean. Capturing merchant ships and enslaving or ransoming their crews provided the Muslim rulers of these nations with wealth and naval power.

Barbary corsairs led attacks upon American merchant shipping in an attempt to extort ransom for the lives of captured sailors, and ultimately tribute from the United States to avoid further attacks, as they did with the various European states. Before the Treaty of Paris, which formalized the United States’ independence from Great Britain, U.S. shipping was protected by France during the revolutionary years under the Treaty of Alliance (1778–83).

This lapse of protection by a European power led to the first American merchant ship being commandeered after the Treaty of Paris. On 11 October 1784, Moroccan pirates seized the brigantine Betsey. The Spanish government negotiated the freedom of the captured ship and crew; however, Spain offered advice to the United States on how to deal with the Barbary States. The advice was to offer tribute to prevent further attacks against merchant ships. The U.S. Minister to France, Thomas Jefferson, decided to send envoys to Morocco and Algeria to try to purchase treaties and the freedom of the captured sailors held by Algeria.

Back Home Jefferson argued that paying tribute would encourage more attacks. Although John Adams agreed with Jefferson, he believed that circumstances forced the U.S. to pay tribute until an adequate navy could be built.

Pan forward to 1801- 1805 and the now Presidency of Thomas Jefferson. Just before Jefferson’s inauguration in 1801, Congress passed naval legislation that, among other things, provided for six frigates that ‘shall be officered and manned as the President of the United States may direct.’ … In the event of a declaration of war on the United States by the Barbary powers, these ships were to ‘protect our commerce and chastise their insolence—by sinking, burning or destroying their ships and vessels wherever you shall find them.'” On Jefferson’s inauguration as president in 1801, Yusuf Karamanli, the Pasha (or Bashaw) of Tripoli, demanded $225,000 (equivalent to $3.24 million in 2016) from the new administration. (In 1800, federal revenues totaled a little over $10 million). Putting his long-held beliefs into practice, Jefferson refused the demand. Consequently, on 10 May 1801, the Pasha declared war on the U.S., not through any formal written documents but in the customary Barbary manner of cutting down the flagstaff in front of the U.S. Consulate. Algiers and Tunis did not follow their ally in Tripoli.

The Battles of Tripoli and Derna lead to many courageous acts of the fledgling US Navy and Marine Corps in what would amount to a great victory.

We can reserve judgement of a Trump Presidency, guarded optimism mixed with inquisitive questioning especially of military acts.

But think of the disaster averted of a Hillary presidency. Her policies, not  a measure of progress as her progressively deluded supporters imagine, but of rehashing the battles of our nation’s founding like ending slavery off the Barbary Coast…

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