2 US Service Members Killed in Afghan...

2 US Service Members Killed in Afghanistan

There are 2 comments on the ABC News story from Jun 23, 2010, titled 2 US Service Members Killed in Afghanistan. In it, ABC News reports that:

Two American service members died following bomb attacks in southern Afghanistan, the military said Wednesday.

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De Forest, WI

#1 Jun 23, 2010
In 1776 when This nation declared its independence from the British Empire..The news traveled to the Middle east, When the news arrivd there 18 Muslim states immediately declared war on America,a people who had done nothing to them. The declaration of war was that we should pay them tribute to Allah for permission to use the Atlantic and Mediterranean., That if we didnt they would and did attack our shipping and steal the goods and sell our crews and passengers into slavery. the prior history of these people read like this, In 1544, Hayreddin captured the island of Ischia, taking 4,000 prisoners, and enslaved some 9,000 inhabitants of Lipari, almost the entire population.[9] In 1551, Turgut Reis enslaved the entire population of the Maltese island Gozo, between 5,000 and 6,000, sending them to Libya. In 1554, pirates sacked Vieste in southern Italy and took an estimated 7,000 slaves.[10] In 1555, Turgut Reis sacked Bastia, Corsica, taking 6,000 prisoners. In 1558, Barbary corsairs captured the town of Ciutadella (Minorca), destroyed it, slaughtered the inhabitants and took 3,000 survivors to Istanbul as slaves.[11] In 1563, Turgut Reis landed on the shores of the province of Granada, Spain, and captured coastal settlements in the area, such as Almu├▒├ęcar, along with 4,000 prisoners. Barbary pirates often attacked the Balearic Islands, and in response many coastal watchtowers and fortified churches were erected. The threat was so severe that the island of Formentera became uninhabited.
In 1786, Thomas Jefferson, then the ambassador to France, and John Adams, ambassador to Britain, met in London with Sidi Haji Abdul Rahman Adja, a visiting ambassador from Tripoli. The Americans asked Adja why his government was hostile to American ships, even though there had been no provocation. They reported to the Continental Congress that the ambassador had told them "it was written in their Koran, that all nations which had not acknowledged the Prophet were sinners, whom it was the right and duty of the faithful to plunder and enslave," but he also told them that for what they considered outrageous sums of money they could make peace.[22]

American ships sailing in the Mediterranean chose to travel close to larger convoys of other European powers who had paid tribute to the pirates. Payments in ransom and tribute to the Barbary states amounted to 20% of United States government annual expenditures in 1800.

One American slave reported that the Algerians had enslaved 130 American seamen in the Mediterranean and Atlantic from 1785 to 1793.



It has been estimated that between 1530 and 1780 some one million, or one and a quarter million Europeans were captured and made slaves in North Africa, principally in Algiers, Tunis, and Tripoli, with further captives in Istanbul and Sallee.



with a history like this well known to colonial patriots certainly not a one of them wanted these people ever to set foot upon American soil.



American Political leaders who are ignorant of this history have no business running for an office in the first place.

These adherents of the muslim faith Immediately began attacking American shipping. They would come aboard and those they hadn't murdered in Allah's name were beaten and raped and then sold into slavery and they would steal their goods all the while waving around the Koran. This helpless young American democracy was
rattlecattle

Casselberry, FL

#2 Jun 23, 2010
So what is your point?

They will defeat us again, we are $45 million a day losers ....thye will never quit, we will.

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