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The Koran, Barack Obama, And Thomas Jefferson

Those of you who are regular visitors to this site know that I usually steer clear of politics. I also said that I would not be publishing anything about 9-11. Well I think that this is worth breaking both of those rules.

(I originally wrote this in 2010. It seems appropriate to re-publish it today.)

The Obama administration has frequently made references to the possibility of reaching out to “the moderate elements of the Taliban” as a way of resolving the war in Afghanistan.

However, such a policy does bring some questions to my mind.

One of which is:

Just how do you define a “moderate” Islamic jihadist?

Because make no mistake about it, members of the Taliban are anything but moderate.

Otherwise, they probably wouldn’t have become part of the Taliban in the first place.

Perhaps a “moderate” member of the Taliban is a suicide bomber who only targets grown men, but not women and children.

President Obama obviously is not a student of history.

And he surely has no concept of warfare, otherwise he would be following one of the first rules of any conflict, which is “Know Thy Enemy.”

So in the (forlorn) hope that President Obama won’t put even more U.S. troops at risk, or further endanger the safety of all of America, we are once again offering a history lesson for the President, which we originally presented back in June:

During his tour of the Mid-East, President Obama made many inaccurate references as to the place of Islam in the history of modern civilization.

The fact that the majority of them were incorrect seemed to be a moot point, as the apparent point of the trip appeared to be for the President to apologize for America being such an evil country, and that now that he is in charge, American and Islamic cultures can live in peace and harmony.

And among his many miscues made in the hope of getting radical Islamists to lay down their arms and give all of America a group hug, he did get one thing right.

The fact that Thomas Jefferson kept a copy of the Koran (Qur’an) in his Presidential library.

Allah only knows why Mr. Obama would cite Jefferson’s ownership of the Koran as an attempt to show solidarity between America and the Muslim world.

Well Mr. President, I’m not quite sure how to break this news to you, but Thomas Jefferson did not have a copy of the holy book of Islam in order to learn more of the various religions of the world.

He kept it for reference!

As in an effort to learn more about his, and America’s, foes.

President Obama, as do most American’s, believe that our battle against radical Islam began with the attacks of 9-11, or perhaps with the first World Trade Center bombing.

Mr President, as you do with so many other things, once again you have the wrong idea.
This country has been fighting the fanatics who have perverted the teachings of the holy book of Islam since the time Jefferson was President, hence his ownership of the book.

For over a thousand years, Muslim pirates traveled along the coastline of Africa seizing women and young boys to sell off to slave traders.

This became a concern for America shortly after our country came into being, as after the Revolutionary War, what were now American merchant ships no longer had the protection of the Royal Navy.

Muslim pirates, under the control of an Islamist warlord who ruled Algiers, began attacking American merchant ships and enslaving their Christian crews.

These actions were leading to the the destruction of American trade in the Mediterranean, so in 1784 the Continental Congress attempted to negotiate a treaty with the four Barbary Coast States, and formed a panel with Jefferson, John Adams, and Benjamin Franklin as members to carry out negotiations.

John Adams held the belief that paying tribute to the pirates was the simplest way to restore the safe passage of the merchant ships. (Obama also totally twisted Adam’s statements during his speech as a means to achieving his own ends.
Hope and Change is one thing, the truth is for suckers in Obama’s world.

Jefferson, fearing that there would be no end to the demands for tribute, disagreed, and wanted matters settled by military force.

In a negotiating session, Jefferson and Adams questioned the Algerian ambassador as to the reasons behind such hostile actions towards the United States, when there had been no previous contact between America and the Muslim world.

They received the following reply:

“Islam was founded on the laws of their Prophet, that it was written in the Quran that all nations that did not acknowledge it’s authority were sinners,that it was the right and duty of all Muslims to make war upon them wherever they could be found, and to make slaves of all they could take as prisoners, and that every Muslim who should be slain in battle was sure to go to Paradise.”

Where have we heard that before?

Jefferson’s recommendation of the use of force to end the piracy did not prevail, and for the next 15 years the American government paid the Muslims millions of dollars to ensure the safe passage of ships and as ransom for captured crews.

Jefferson was proven correct when he had said that the amount of money demanded would be ever-increasing, by the year 1800 the amount being paid out came to nearly 20 percent of the revenue the American government was taking in.

All of that was about to change.

Shortly after his inauguration as President, Jefferson declared that the United States would spend “Millions for defense but not one cent for tribute”, and informed Congress that he was dispatching American warships, along with a force of U.S. Marines to the Muslim Barbary Coast.

Intense naval bombardment, as well as shore raids by the Marines began to take their toll on the pirate havens.

The end of Muslim piracy was sealed when the U.S. Marines marched across the Egyptian dessert into Tripolitania, leading to the surrender of Tripoli.

This military action was the origin of the immortal verse in the Marine Corps hymn “From the halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli…”

Jefferson knew that the majority of the followers of the Muslim faith were a peaceful people.
He also had the foresight to know that appeasement was not the solution to a conflict with any group, regardless of their national origins or religious beliefs, that declared themselves to be sworn enemies of America.

President Obama, I respectfully suggest that before you use Thomas Jefferson, or any of the other great leaders this country, as an example of anything, that you study some American history first.

Marine Corps Videos: Scout Snipers Keep Eye On Target

U.S. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines (3/4), Regimental Combat Team 7 battle sight zero their weapons as part of a live fire range aboard Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, March 23, 2013. The Marines with 3/4 are deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Marine Corps motion imagery by Cpl. Kowshon Ye.

Marine Corps History: 2001: Operation Enduring Freedom

Afghanistan

After the attack on our nation on September 11, 2001, the entire American military focused its might on defeating Al-Qaeda. Two months later, Marines were the first major ground forces in Afghanistan. In mid-December, 2001, Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit captured Kandahar Airport and converted it into one of the first coalition command centers in the country.

Since the initial invasion, much progress has been made. The threat of violence has been greatly reduced, hundreds of schools have been constructed and millions in aid have been distributed. In October of 2004, Afghanistan held its first direct elections, and one year later, they conducted the first Afghan parliamentary election.

At the start of 2010, Marines lead Operation Moshtarak, the largest military operation since the beginning of the war in Afghanistan and reclaimed cities across southern Afghanistan, including the Taliban stronghold of Marjah. The War in Afghanistan officially became the longest war in U.S. history in June of 2010. Marines continue to fight the Taliban and train Afghan soldiers to eventually shoulder the burden of Afghanistan’s national security.

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1st Sgt. Receives Bronze Star

USS RUSHMORE, At Sea – Servicemembers stationed around the world make sacrifices every day for their country. Some expense time away from their families and a number risk their lives to protect their brothers in arms. It is always a special occasion when one is recognized for their actions.

First Sgt. Bradley G. Simmons took his place in front of his Marines on the flight deck of the USS Rushmore Jan. 25, and was awarded the Bronze Star with Combat Distinguishing Device for the heroic service while serving in Sangin District, Afghanistan.

During that period, Simmons was the first sergeant of Company B, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, Regimental Combat Team 8, 2nd Marine Division (Forward), II Marine Expeditionary Force, in support in Operation Enduring Freedom.

Most notably, on Aug. 7, 2011, Simmons led a quick reaction force to relieve a squad of Marines pinned down after two Marines were killed in action during an ambush. The enemy dispensed effective fire from multiple positions to the north, and Simmons directed the vehicles under his command to flank the enemy.

Identifying the enemy’s position, he dismounted his vehicle and, under fire, crossed an open road to direct the vehicle’s fire upon the enemy.

While taking small arms fire, he quickly organized and led a fire team to a nearby hill to cut off the insurgent egress route and allow close air support to destroy the enemy ambush.

“I must say that my personal contributions were just a whisper in the hell storm of fighting two summers past in Sangin,” said Simmons, a Liberal, Kan., native. “Our successes should be attributed to the NCOs and Marines who put their lives in danger every day. I do not deserve any special recognition but will forever be privileged to have been a witness to such heroism. This ceremony is not for me, but for the award, the Bronze Star, and what it represents, and a tribute to those legions of warriors who have fought with valor.”

From April 11, 2011, to Oct. 13, 2011, Simmons provided expert daily assistance and support to more than 390 Marines, sailors, civilians and Afghan forces spread across six positions in the Northern Green Zone of Sangin District, Afghanistan.

He participated in more than 65 patrols, four company-level operations and engaged in direct hostile action against insurgent forces on four separate occasions.

“First Sgt. Simmons took little time in establishing his presence and it became obvious to the men that he had all of the characteristics required to be an effective leader in combat,” said Lt. Col. John J. Wiener, commanding officer, Combat Logistics Battalion 15, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit. “In addition to the learned skills, First Sergeant Simmons possessed a moral foundation that was based on commitment to his wife and family, his country and his fellow Marines. Simply put, he led by example.”

During the deployment, Company B lost eight Marines and left 52 wounded. The unit was involved in 76 direct-fire engagements, 85 improvised explosive device finds, 26 IED strikes and held 106 detainees.

“Littered with IEDs and an endless supply of enemy fighting positions carved out of thick mud walls, the fighting season commenced in May, and by June became the most kinetic battle space in Afghanistan,” said Simmons. “Nearly every day (they were) finding or initiating a hidden IED or repelling an enemy ambush with ferocity and guile. My words cannot describe the fidelity and devotion these men bore for each other as their fellow Marines and sailors were killed or received grotesque, life-changing injuries.”

Simmons is now the Sergeant Major of CLB-15, 15th MEU, which is deployed as part of the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group as a U.S. Central Command theater reserve force, providing support for maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. He continues to lead his Marines with experience and dedication to duty, but never forgets those he served with while deployed with his 1/5 brothers.

“I am proud to have been part of this piece of history and will not forget the sacrifices made to deny the enemy sanctuary in Sangin,” added Simmons. “It was an honor to serve these men and an honor to walk the ground with them. This award is a testament to them.”

Cpl. Timothy Childers, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit
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Memories Of 9-11 In Pictures

Rather than tell you what I was doing when Islam declared WAR on America, I’ll just share a few of the images I have had stored on a CD for 15 years.

I Miss You Daddy

I will catch a LOT of flack for saying this, but I don’t give a damn!

If I had the chance to kill the last flea-bitten raghead Jihadist bastard on earth to prevent another video like this from ever being made, I would gladly slit his throat.

100 miles to Ground Zero

In June of 2012, Marines and Sailors from the 25th Marine Regiment took part in a 100-mile run, ending at Ground Zero, to honor others from their unit who gave their lives to preserve freedom.

Patriot Guard Riders Mission Alert: Memorial – 9/11 First Responders Ceremony

The Patriot Guard Riders has been invited to stand a flag line during the Commemoration Ceremony for First Responders from Sept. 11. This ceremony should last from 30 to 45 minutes.
Please bring 3 x 5 flags.
Staging Time : 1800 hrs (6:00 PM)

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Where: Windover Hills United Methodist Church
6751 Ridge Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15236

Briefing: 1805 hrs. (6:05 PM)
RCIC Aaron Zeff
Email: delta@cobweb.net

Isabelle Jankey
HOTH PA West
hjankey2@verizon.net

Patriot Guard Riders Mission Alert: 9-11 Honor Ceremony, Warren, PA

The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to stand in a Flag Line to Honor the Veterans and lost ones on 9-11, in this annual Ceremony of Warren, PA.
This will be an evening Ceremony starting at 1800 hrs. (6:00 PM)

Click Here for mission updates
Ride will be thru city of Warren with LEO escort to the Warren County Memorial Park(WCMP)
entering at the Second Drive. We will proceed to and around the center and park off to the left of the building.
There will be no Flag line along the entrance. Stand beside your bikes.

Staging Day and Time 11 SEPT 2012 @1630 hrs. (4:30 PM)

Staging Place Kwik Fill Gas Station 1664 Market St. Ext. N.Warren,Pa 16365 *(We will stage in the large parking lot out back.)

KSU @1700 hrs. (5:00 PM)

Please check weather and dress accordingly and remember flag safety.

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