1801 Islam Declared War on the United States
President Obama doesn’t understand or chooses to ignore the fact that the current Islamic attacks are not something new.
In 1786 Thomas Jefferson as our Ambassador to France met in London with the Islamic Ambassador from Tripoli. He was joined in the meeting with John Adams, our Ambassador to Britain.
The question asked to the Islamic representative was why our merchant ships were being attacked without provocation and our sailors imprisoned for ransom.
The Islamic representative answered that the Americans were infidels and the Islamic pirates therefor had the right to attack and plunder.
When Jefferson became President he stopped the payments of retribution to Morocco, Algiers, Tunis and Tripoli and the Pasha of Tripoli declared war on the United States.
Jefferson knew exactly what to do He sent a squadron of our Navy and led by Lt. Stephen Decatur and a company of Marines led by Lt. Presley O’Bannon.
O’Bannon led his small group of Marines to the first U.S victory on foreign soil. A treaty was signed that settled things for a while.
It is obvious that we are still looked upon as infidels and elements of Islam maintain their (right ) to attack and plunder.
Obama has it completely wrong. This is not a gun control issue. It is a continuation of a declaration of war on us made in 1801 by A segment of of Islam. We are at war and our President doesn’t get it. More than 200 years have past and once again it is proven that, if you don’t know history you are doomed to repeat it.