Wednesday, September 09, 2015

ISIS. What would Jefferson do?


U.S. hostage Kayla Mueller had her fingernails pulled out before being repeatedly raped by ISIS leader:

In March 1785, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams went to London to negotiate with Tripoli's envoy, ambassador Sidi Haji Abdrahaman (or Sidi Haji Abdul Rahman Adja). When they enquired "concerning the ground of the pretensions to make war upon nations who had done them no injury", the ambassador replied:

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; and that every mussulman who was slain in this warfare was sure to go to paradise. He said, also, that the man who was the first to board a vessel had one slave over and above his share, and that when they sprang to the deck of an enemy's ship, every sailor held a dagger in each hand and a third in his mouth; which usually struck such terror into the foe that they cried out for quarter at once.[wiki]

Although Congress never voted on a formal declaration of war, they did authorize the President to do what had to be done.  And he did.  Because it's the President's duty.

The Islamic States (Barack Obama's gift to the World)  have declared war on the entire non-muslum world.   It ought be open season on them.

Jimmy Stewart and more

Ron Metzger "Hat Dance" sent me these pics.  I've been an inveterate collector of pictures found on the net since 1992, so it's a treat to find iconic images  I've never seen before.  This picture of Jimmy Stewart, home on leave,  and sitting in his dad's Indiana, Pennsylvania hardware store,  really resonated.  He was the real-deal solid American hero,  and real life nice guy.  And, talk about tolerant! Even though Jimmy was a staunchly conservative American, his best friend in Hollywood was Henry Fonda, a rat bastard commie mofo. So, who are today's ...whoops; I'm getting carried away. Sorry.