Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Three Cheers for the U.S. Navy

After too many hours of dawdling, providing sustenance to the jihadis, communicating with them and otherwise, wasting time, the U.S. Navy finally instituted a suitable response to the savages who had attacked the Maersk Alabama. Happily, the captain of the ship survived while three of his captors succumbed to simultaneous contractions of cranial lead poisoning. Unfortunately, one of barbarians fell into the custody before being sent off the Great Eternal and Celestial Whorehouse for Islamo-murderers. He will have to settle for the fawning and sympathy of the Atheists', Criminals' and Lunatics' Union and other self-loathing American useful idiots.

The United States has a history of confronting jihadis who were plundering ships flying the American flag. In the first two decades of the nineteenth century, American naval forces and members of the fledgling U.S. Marine Corps confronted North African Islamo-pirates. After continuously paying tribute to the savages of the Barbary States, the American government gradually realized that only brutal reprisals would convince the jihadis to cease the attacks. The first conflicts between Islamists and Americans can provide lessons those living in the twenty-first century.

It is incumbent upon the civilized nations of the world to muster their naval forces to crush these jihadis. Let us not repeat the same errors in judgment as those in power throughout Europe committed during the era of the Barbary States' terrorism. Instead of uniting against their mutual foe, the various Western countries rendered protection money to the savages, just as cowardly dhimmis had done when the Islamic hordes conquered new territory. These bribes happened in hopes that the Mohamadans would target the ships of other nations. Those payments, as well as modern attempts at appeasement, only embolden the thieves to raise the costs of future jizya.