The Shores of Barbary- A republic that will not defend its citizens will not last long
The American Spectator ^ | September 13, 2012 | Rober Kaplan
Posted on Thursday, September 13, 2012 7:20:36 AM by Cincinatus’ Wife
They are murderers and, yes, they are Muslim murderers.
When President Jefferson decided to send a naval expedition to Tripoli to rescue American seamen and punish the Barbary pirates, the opposition to him was practical: did we have the naval vessels and if not did we want to raise taxes to pay for them? Did we have allies with whom to embark on such a difficult campaign? Assuming success, what were we supposed to do next to insure the pirates did not lie low, regroup, begin their trade as soon as we looked the other way?
Navy task force part of routine exercise, claims General
Paul Joseph Watson
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Russian General Staff chief Nikolai Makarov today denied that Russia had sent warships to the Mediterranean Sea in defense of Syria, claiming instead that the dispatch of a Russian Navy task force was part of a routine exercise.
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“We are not sending anything [to Syria],” Makarov told RIA Novosti, refusing to be drawn on when the naval exercise would take place.