Versus the United States
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The first countries
to declare war on the newly formed United States were the Muslim Barbary
States of North Africa....From 1783, until the Presidency of George
Washington in 1789, the newborn Republic had no strong central authority,
and that is when the Barbary pirates struck.
North Africa circa 300 A.D.
300 A.D., Roman North Africa had millions of Christians,
and Carthage was the most important city, with a population
of over 500,000.
was the main city in Roman North Africa.
The conquest of
North Africa by the Muslims was preceded by the PLAGUE.
Roman Emperor from 527 to 565.
bubonic plague struck the territories of the Eastern Roman
Empire during the reign of Emperor Justinian.
called the Plague of Justinian, It began in the year 541,
and by 750, almost half the population was dead
biological warfare prepared the way for the easy Arab victories.
of the plague by French artist Poussin.
All of the vast
Christian provinces of North Africa fell to the bloody sword of Allah
The area conquered
by the Arabs became known as the Barbary States. When the U.S. was a
young Republic in 1800, there were 4 Barbary States.
The Muslims of North
Africa practiced slavery on a vast scale by raiding the coasts of Europe
and stealing men, women, and children for slavery or to obtain ransom
money from their relatives.
Their slave empire
also extended southward into sub Sahara Africa.
The 4 Barbary
States were: Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Tripoli.
When the 13 colonies
were part of Great Britain, their sizable merchant fleet fell under
the protection of the Royal Navy, and therefore were immune from attack
by Barbary pirates. The Barbary pirates often cast covetous eyes on
the colonies' ships but could not seize them due to treaties with Great
Prior to the Revolutionary
War, American merchant ships enjoyed British protection on the high
seas. Under the terms of Britain's treaties with other nations, including
the Barbary States, American ships were issued British-backed passes
of safe conduct for the Mediterranean.
These maritime passes operated on a very simple yet effective system
that declared the bearer immune from seizure. The pass would be cut
in half along a serrated, lateral line, the top of which was issued
to a ship's captain, while the bottom half was given to the Barbary
regency and copied for distribution to the corsair captains. When
a vessel was boarded by pirates, the ship's captain would produce
his pass, and if the edges and words or images matched, it was usually
accepted-although occasionally a palm or two would need greasing;
the prize would be released and allowed to sail away unmolested. Although
fraught with abuse and forgery, the system worked reasonably well.
(London, Victory in Tripoli, p.13).
the situation changed completely. Gone was the protective Royal Navy
and the young Republic's ships were fair game for the pirates.
seized the first U.S. ship in 1784
was the first country to seize a U.S. ship. The Betsey was
a merchant brig and was seized off the coast of Spain in 1784.
Britain recognized the independence of the U.S. by the Treaty of Paris
signed in September 1783. U.S. ships ceased to enjoy Royal Navy protection.
newly independent colonies were not expected to last very long. The
Continental Congress had 16 Presidents before George Washington was
elected in 1789.
Continental Congress President for only 7 months.
the first ship was seized, the new Republic was in a very
Mifflin was Continental Congress President, and Sidi Muhammad
III was Sultan of Morocco.
Britain recognized the independence of the U.S. in 1783,
and the very next year the first ship was seized by Moroccan
Sidi Muhammad (1710-1790).
The news of the
ship's capture by Moroccan pirates reached the U.S. in 1785:
News of the Betsey's
capture reached the United States by February 1785. The American press
received and expressed grossly exaggerated accounts both of the Betsey's
capture and of the general situation in the Mediterranean. Reports
of multiple captures by Morocco and Algiers were detailed in several
newspapers, while leading papers in Pennsylvania and Virginia reported
that an American captain had discovered from an Englishman that as
many as six American ships had been seized by the Moors and their
crews sold into captivity. By the summer of 1785, the media exaggerations
subsided as hard facts emerged. (London, Victory in Tripoli,
The release of the
crew was obtained by Spain's foreign minister who was vitally interested
in gaining control of the former British colonies:
was satisfactorily resolved with the friendly intervention of Spain's
foreign minister, conde de Floridablanca. Besides spreading goodwill,
the minister was eager to resolve the Mississippi question in North
America and hoped that his intercession would help to maintain cordial
relations with the United States—a potentially valuable regional
ally against the British. On July 9, 1785, the emperor of Morocco
liberally agreed to release the Betsey, including her crew and her
cargo, in exchange for America's pledge to send a peace negotiator
very soon to conclude a formal treaty. During the intervening months,
the cargo and ship were lost, but Moroccan affability prevailed and
restitution was made. (London, Victory in Tripoli, pp. 27-28).
The very same year,
Algeria declared war on the United States—the first nation to
A mere three months
after the Betsey was seized, however, a far greater disaster
befell the United States in Barbary. Two American ships and their
combined crew of twenty-one men were captured and enslaved by Algerine
pirates. The Boston schooner Maria (or Mary), commanded by Captain
Isaac Stevens, was seized off Cape Saint Vincent, at the southern
tip of Portugal, on July 24, and the Philadelphia ship Dauphin (or
Dolphin), commanded by Captain Richard O'Brien, was seized off Cadiz,
Spain, on July 30, 1785. But this time Spain was not coming to the
rescue. (London, Victory in Tripoli, pp. 27-28).
first Barbary War started in 1801
The first Barbary
War started during the Presidency of Thomas Jefferson.
(1743-1826). President from 1801 to 1809.
Jefferson became President, the new nation possessed only
6 fighting ships.
Muslim pirates in the Barbary States saw a golden opportunity
for extortion, blackmail, and the obtaining of slaves.
did not hesitate to descend like vultures on the defenseless
of State James Madison (1751-1836).
While he was ambassador
to France, Thomas Jefferson was frankly told that the Muslim creed commands
them to make war upon all unbelievers:
In May 1786, Thomas
Jefferson, then the U.S. ambassador to France, and John Adams, then
the U.S. ambassador to Britain, met in London with Sidi Haji Abdul
Rahman Adja, the resident Tripolitan ambassador, to try to negotiate
a peace treaty to protect the United States from the threat of Barbary
piracy. These future U.S. presidents questioned the ambassador as
to why his government was so hostile to the new American Republic
even though America had done nothing to provoke any animosity of any
sort. Ambassador Adja answered them, as they reported to the Continental
Congress, "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, whom it was the right
and duty of the faithful to plunder and enslave; and that every muslim
who was slain in this warfare was sure to go to paradise. He said,
also, that the man who was the first to board a vessel had one slave
over and above his share, and that when they sprang to the deck of
an enemy's ship, every sailor held a dagger in each hand and a third
in his mouth; which usually struck such terror into the foe that they
cried out for quarter at once." (London, Victory in Tripoli,
are just 3 quotes from the "Holy" Koran that justifies killing
those who do not convert to Islam:
such of those to whom the Scriptures were given as believe neither
in God nor the Last Day, who do not forbid what God and His apostle
have forbidden, and do not embrace the true Faith, until they pay
tribute out of hand and are utterly subdued. (Sura
you meet the unbelievers in the battlefield strike off their heads
and, when you have laid them low, bind your captives firmly. Then
grant them their freedom or take ransom from them, until War shall
lay down her burdens. (Sura
They would have
you disbelieve as they themselves have disbelieved, so that you may
be all alike. Do not befriend them until they have fled their homes
for the cause of God. If they desert you, seize them and put them
to death wherever you find them. (Sura 4:87).
At the time of President
Jefferson the tribute was GOLD . . . now it's PETRODOLLARS!!
Stephen Decatur (1779-1820).
Stephen Decatur was a hero of the first Barbary War.
the European nations were filled with DREAD of the Barbary
the bravest of men would go hand to hand with those religious
in hand to hand combat with Barbary pirates.
Stephen Decatur killed the captain of a Tripolitan gunboat in a hand-to-hand
engagement at Tripoli, August 3, 1804. The wars with the Barbary pirates
marked the first time the United States became involved militarily with
the Muslim world.
Eaton led a small force of about 500 men across 500 miles
of desert and attacked the fortress of Derna from the
Muslims quickly surrendered and made a temporary peace
with the United States.
of Derna in 1805.
Starting out in
Egypt, William Eaton led a small group of about 50 marines and 400 Muslim
mercenaries on a 500 mile march through the desert. His final target
was the city of Tripoli. After capturing Derna he received no naval
support and had to abandon his plans. The town's capture, and the threat
of further advance on Tripoli, were strong influences toward peace,
negotiated in June 1805 by Tobias Lear and Commodore John Rodgers with
the Pasha of Tripoli.
Tripoli Monument was moved from Washington City in 1860
The Tripoli Monument
is the oldest military monument in the U.S. It honors the fallen heroes
of the First Barbary War: Captain Richard Somers, Lieutenant James Caldwell,
James Decatur, Henry Wadsworth, Joseph Israel and John Dorsey. Originally
known as the Naval Monument, it was carved of Carrara marble in Italy
in 1806 and brought to the United States as ballast on board the USS
Constitution (Old Ironsides).
commemorating the first Barbary War stood right in front of
the U.S. Capitol building for almost 40 years.
It was moved
just before the Civil War began in 1861.
of Tripoli Monument.
The monument was
first erected at the Washington Naval Yard on the Potomac in 1808. Then
in 1831 it was moved to the west front of the U.S. Capital Building
and placed within a fountain–where the US Grant Memorial stands
today. Finally, it was moved to its present location at the U.S. Naval
Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, where it has stood for the last 149
Most of the people
who were involved in the Barbary Wars met untimely deaths. One was the
personal secretary to George Washington. Here are just 5 prominent people
who suffered an early demise.
(1728-1793). Personal representative of Washington to the Barbary
States died suddenly in Lisbon aged 65 years.
(1764-1811)—the hero of the Battle of Derna died at the young
age of 47.
(1779-1820) was challenged to a duel and died at the young age of
Paul Jones (1747-1792)
died suddenly in Paris after receiving a commission from President
Jefferson to fight the Barbary pirates. He was 45 years old.
was the personal secretary of George Washington and President Jefferson's
envoy to Tripoli. His death at the young age of 54 was reported
as a "suicide."
Obviously it was
very hazardous to your health to represent the U.S. in a diplomatic
or military capacity vis-à-vis the Barbary States.
comes from the Arabic HASHISHIYYUN!!
word assassin comes from the Arabic word hashishiyyan meaning hashish
taker. The word was brought back to Europe by the Crusaders to describe
a highly secretive Muslim sect who specialized in assassinating their
Here is the dictionary
definition of assassin:
murderer, esp. one who kills a politically prominent person for
fanatical or monetary reasons.
||one of an order
of Muslim fanatics, active in Persia and Syria from about 1090 to
1272, whose chief object was to assassinate Crusaders.
One of the most
infamous assassinations was that of President Lincoln. President Lincoln
sought to end slavery in the U.S. and that put him on a collision course
with the entire Muslim world.
Abraham Lincoln (1819-1865).
of the slaves who were brought to the New World were originally
sold to the Europeans by Arab slave traders in Africa.
Lincoln was not only fighting the CONfederacy, but
he was also at war with the entire Muslim world.
and France were also allied with the CONfederacy.
of President Lincoln.
had a herculean task to perform in saving the Union. The South and the
Muslim world stood to lose the most by the elimination of slavery. France
and England were allies, with France having at least 30,000 troops in
Romero—the Mexican representative in Washington City was constantly
urging the President to declare war on France for stationing troops
Thank the Triune
God that President Lincoln outwitted them all and slavery was issued
a deadly blow both in the South . . . and in the entire Muslim world!!
U.S. was free from the payment of tribute to Islam from 1815 to 1933
second and last Barbary War was fought in 1815. On June 20, Commodore
Stephen Decatur left New York with a squadon of 10 ships.
squadron arrived off Algiers on June 28. The THREAT of using force was
enough to force the Barbary States of Algeria, Tunis, and Tripoli to
sign peace treaties and promise never again to attack U.S. ships.
piracy and extortion seemed to be ended for good.
is until 1933, when John D. Rockefeller and Henry Ford starting paying
tribute again in the form of PETRODOLLARS:
The Standard Oil
Company discovered oil in Saudi Arabia in 1933. Rockefeller ordered
the oil wells closed in the United States and Saudi oil began flowing
into this country.
D. Rockefeller (1839-1937).
D. Rockefeller and Henry Ford
were responsible for the air polluting gasoline engine.
electric car was abandoned, and billions of dollars (a devil
in every dollar) began to flow to Saudi Arabia
for the spread of the false religion of Islam around the
world and in the United States.
The Ford Motor Company
was a subsidiary of the Standard Oil Company. Rockefeller oil billions
began to flow to the corrupt regime in Saudi Arabia. The oil billions
were used to CORRUPT the United States and open the door to the Islamic
Tube video. Muslim Black Slavery Exposed
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Decatur, USN. Free Press, New York, 2004.
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& London, 1990.
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and Terrorism. What the Quaran Really Teaches About Christianity, Violence
and the Goals of the Islamic World. Charisma House. Lake Mary,
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© 2009 by Niall Kilkenny
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