The kingdom of Israeli became a Mideast superpower under David and Solomon, but rivals claimants to the throne began to tear apart the new nation.....Subsequent civil wars led to a house divided, and in 640 BC the Assyrians carried away 10 tribes into captivity. In 507 BC, Judah and Benjamin were carried away to Babylon by King Nebuchadnezzar....Israel never had to fear the enemy without as long as they remained faithful to JEHOVAH.

One of the most notorious pirates to ever terrorize the 7 seas was Raphael Semmes of the CSS Alabama. At the beginning of the Civil War, the New Jerusalem merchant marine was the LARGEST IN THE WORLD....At the end of the war, it had virtually ceased to exist, thanks to the depredations of one man: Raphael Semmes.

Rebel pirate Raphael Semmes

Raphael Semmes is the "Father" of the Confederate Navy!

Fanatical religious crusader Rafael Semmes HATED the Union and Protestant Christianity.

Most of the Union ships were blockading the South, so Semmes roamed the seas unopposed.

Semmes loved STEALTH, so he was the inspiration for the German U-Boat wolf packs, and later the Confederate nuclear submarine fleet.



Thomas Nast's portrayal of
Semmes the pirate.

"Devout" Catholic Semmes would have made a great medieval Inquisitor . . . or a great husband for "Bloody Mary" Tudor:

Semmes's hostility toward Yankees was based in history and religion. He associated Catholicism with liberty and virtue, Puritanism with narrow intolerance. For Semmes the Civil War was a holy war, and he often took special pleasure in burning New England-based ships. When the Alabama's boarding officer brought a number of religious tracts from the Dunkirk, Semmes examined them closely. They had been shipped for distribution in Catholic Portugal, even though, as one tract noted, dissemination of such material was illegal. Semmes viewed the tracts as one more example of Yankee/Protestant duplicity. (Taylor, Confederate Raider Raphael Semmes of the Alabama, p. 123).

Semmes was the inspiration for the German U-boat wolf packs that preyed on British American shipping during World War I and II. Kaiser Wilhelm II admonished all his admirals to read and study Semmes autobiography: Memoirs of Service Afloat During the War Between the States

During that time Leviathan misruled the waves, and she allowed Semmes to roam the 7 seas unopposed in order to prey on Union shipping.

Rebel spymaster James D. Bulloch

James D. Bulloch supervised the construction of the CSS Alabama in Liverpool, England.

The CSS ALABAMA was the most feared ship on the high seas because Semmes flew Old Glory or the Union Jack until he was ready to size his prey.

Most of his motley crew were British subjects, recruited from the docks of Liverpool, with promises of fabulous wealth should the Confederates win the war.



Pirate Semmes in the CSS Alabama,
Cape Town, South Africa, 1863.

Semmes was the inspiration for the German U-boat wolf packs that preyed on British shipping during World War I and II. Kaiser Wilhelm II admonished all his admirals to read and study Semmes autobiography: Memoirs of Service Afloat During the War Between the States.

Theodore Roosevelt Sr.


Martha Bullock married Theadore Roosevelt Sr., in 1853.

Martha was the sister of James. D. Bulloch and the mother of Theadore Roosevelt.

The Roosevelts lived in Babylon on the Hudson, which was a little outpost of the Confederacy.

During the Civil War, he paid a substitute $300.00 to fight his battles!!



Martha Bullock Roosevelt

The Spanish-American War of 1898 launched the career of Teddy Roosevelt as a "war hero." This enabled him to become Vice President under President McKinley. Roosevelt then arranged the assassination of President McKinley, and that is how he sneaked into the White House by the back door.

The bloody 20th century got off to an ominous start when President McKinley was assassinated in 1901.

The assassination of President
McKinley on Sept. 6, 1901.

The defining moment came for the New Jerusalem Navy on Sept. 6, 1901, when President McKinley was assassinated.

Confederate Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt was McKinley's Vice President.

The assassination enabled "war hero" Teddy Roosevelt to seize the White House in a bloodless coup d'etat.


Theodore Roosevelt (1858–1919).
Demagogue from 1901 to 1919.

The next Roosevelt who was predestined to become President of the United States was named Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR). Franklin was a 5th cousin of dictator Teddy Roosevelt.

FDR began his meteoric rise by marrying Anna Eleanor Roosevelt—the granddaughter of Martha Bullock. Roosevelt.

FDR (1882–1945) was Assistant
Secretary of the Confederate Navy.


FDR was Assistant Secretary of the Confederate Navy from March 1913 to August 1920.

He was a fifth cousin of Teddy Roosevelt, and his wife Eleanor was a granddaughter of Martha Bulloch Roosevelt.

The couple had 5 children when Eleanor found out that her husband had a mistress!

Devastated, she asked Dr. Howe to cure him of adultery, but his cure involved paralyzing him from the waist down!


Eleanor Roosevelt

The Great Depression began in October 1929—only a year after Alcohol Smith suffering a devastating defeat at the polls. It was the precursor to the 2020 Covid-19 scamdemic.

In 1932, the Republican candidate Herbert Hoover suffered a deviating defeat and that enabled FDR to seize the White House.

Roosevelt's Pearl Harbor speech was
made on Dec. 8, 1941.

FDR and Winston Churchill worked together to bring about the "surprise" Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

However, as the war progressed, Roosevelt grew tired of Churchill constantly pushing him around.

At the very end, he refused to let Montgomery take Berlin before the Russians, so he had a timely demise on April 12, 1945.



Unfinished Portrait,
April 12, 1945.

Hitler heard the "good news" on April 13, and he believed that cousin Winston would finally save Berlin from the Russians. However, it came too late and Hitler had to make a hasty exit to Argentina.

Edomite Admiral Hyman Rickover was especially impressed by the stealth characteristics of the Nazi U-Boats which fell into the hands of the Russians and Americans after the war.

Admiral Hyman Rickover

Edomite Hyman Rickover was "nuts" about nuclear power!

He is called the "Father" of Atomic Power Stations and the Nuclear Navy.

He was relentless in pushing the Confederate Navy to develop bigger, quieter, and deadlier submarines.

Their masterpiece was the 1960 Polaris submarine which could launch ballistic missiles without surfacing.



The USS Nautilus was launched on Jan. 21,
1954, in New London, Connecticut.

Ominiously, Rickover's fellow Edomites almost triggered Armageddon in June 1967 when the USS Amberjack tried to sink the USS Liberty!

Vital links


Bulloch, James D. The Secret Service of the Confederate States in Europe. (in 2 volumes), Sagamore Press, New York, 1959.

DeKay, James Tertius. The Rebel Raiders: The Astonishing History of the Confederacy's Secret Navy. Ballantine Books, New York, 2002.

Fox, Stephen. Wolf of the Deep. Raphael Semmes and the Notorious Confederate Raider CSS Alabama. Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 2006.

Hearn, Chester, G. Gray Raiders of the Sea. How Eight Confederate Warships Destroyed the Union's High Sea Commerce. International Marine Publishing, Camden, Maine, 1992.

Semmes, Raphael. Memoirs of Service Afloat During the War Between the States. Louisiana State University Press, (1996 reprint).

Taylor, John M. Confederate Raider Raphael Semmes of the Alabama. Bressey's, Washington & London, 1994.

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