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#1 We bravely ran away without counter-attacking," he said.
Interesting turn of phrase. Hopefully, you learned something from it all.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-05-16 07:44||
#2 That phrasing was Fred's little joke, Besoeker. Check the link to see what the gentleman in question is actually quoted as saying.
Posted by trailing wife 2012-05-16 14:52||
#3 Thanks TW, will do.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-05-16 15:57||
#4 Read "Jefferson's War," an account of the US govt in the Med vs the Barbary Pirates. It's very similar to what we see today. The only thing different is that tribute is not demanded, only ransom. The problem was finally solved when the US Navy came in and shelled the bases and brought the message home. Most of the European powers paid tribute for a shaky treaty. Even Britain and France. They could have ended the Barbary menace if they quit fighting each other.
Posted by Alaska Paul 2012-05-16 16:28||
#5 "We'll kill the hostages!"
"Go ahead. They don't mean shit to me. But afterwards... Well, lets just say I'd be very unhappy."
Posted by mojo 2012-05-16 17:13||