Friday, March 03, 2006

Oneida vs UAE vs Saudi

The Oneida fought with G. Washington and the Seneca Indians fought with the Brits. The analogy is that UAE are like the Oneida. Spotlight is on to the Security and the Saudis control 9 ports and most of the terrorists were Saudis. Beefing up security is the bigger issue that we need to focus on! Yes it spooks me that the UAE will have access to our front lines but then I would not know this about the Saudis if this issue with the UAE wasn't at the fore.
  • National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (NSCSA) was established in 1979 to meet the transportation needs of Importers and Exporters in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and other countries in the Middle East and control 9 ports. This happend under President Carter.
    Baltimore, MD
    Halifax, Canada
    Newport News, VA
    Houston, TX
    New Orleans, LA
    St. John, Canada
    Houston, Texas
    Savannah, GA
    Wilmington, NC
    Port Newark, NJ
    Brooklyn, NY

The Oneidas Indians "fought bravely at major battles of the Revolutionary War. One of the bloodiest battles took place in present day Oneida County, the Battle of Oriskany. This battle was to prove decisive in the outcome of the war. On Aug. 6, 1777, under the command of Gen. Herkimer, a large group of Oneidas and the colonial militia were able to stop the advance of a British expeditionary force marching from the Great Lakes under Gen. St. Leger, who was attempting to move east and join Gen. Burgoyne and his forces, who were marching south from Canada. If the two forces had united, they could have successfully divided the colonies in half.
However, this union was not to be. While more than 500 people died in the opening volley of the battle, and Gen. Herkimer would meet his demise, the battle was considered a military victory for the colonists. The Oneidas and colonists prevented the British forces from joining, a pivotal event that contributed to Burgoyne's loss at the Battle of Saratoga.
Several Oneidas distinguished themselves on that August day, among them Han Yerry. This Oneida man fought valiantly, even after withstanding an injury. With the aid of his wife -- who loaded his gun -- Han Yerry continued to shoot at the enemy. His wife, one of his sons and his half-brother also fought with valor. Han Yerry was wounded as a result of the battle, but his wife escaped and spread the word of the terrible slaughter. Although the colonists were defeated at Oriskany, with the help of the Oneidas, they ultimately won the campaign. They, and their colonial allies, are honored at the Oriskany Battlefield Historic Site located on Rte. 69 near the Village of Oriskany just east of Rome. But, this was not an isolated instance of Oneida valor during the War of Independence.
In the treacherous winter of 1777-78, George Washington's troops were freezing and starving at their encampment at Valley Forge. Oneida Chief Skenandoah and several other Oneidas carried 600 bushels of corn to aid their colonial allies. They were accompanied by an Oneida woman, Polly Cooper, who taught Washington's starving soldiers how to properly prepare the corn. Because she would not accept payment, a shawl and a bonnet were given to her as tokens of appreciation for her kindness by Martha Washington. The shawl remains a major treasure of the Oneida Nation today and in recent years, has been on display at least once each year at the Nation's Shako:wi Cultural Center on Rte. 46 in Oneida.
Because of their allegiance to the colonists, the Oneidas suffered retribution from the other members of the Confederacy after the war. In 1779, the Oneida fortress, which was a principal village at what now is Oneida Castle, was destroyed. The Oneidas had to seek food and shelter elsewhere in the Mohawk Valley. They endured great suffering living as virtual refugees, until they ultimately returned to their homeland in 1784.
Ten years later, through the paramount 1794 Treaty of Canandaigua, the Oneidas received special protection for their lands, which included many acres in Oneida County and continued recognition of the Nation's sovereignty. The Oneidas' agreement varied from that accorded other nations of the Confederacy, due to the Oneidas' alliance with the United States from its inception. The treaty states: "Whereas, in the late war between Great Britain and the United States of America, a body of the Oneida ... Indians, adhered faithfully to the United States, and assisted them with their warriors ... And as the United States in the time of their distress, acknowledged their obligations to these faithful friends and promised to reward them ..."
The Seneca Indians were allys with the British
"One of the Seneca's most important leaders was a man named "Red Jacket"; he was a great orator, and left us with many memorable quotes such as "Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power. The sun also shines on the wicked.", and "It is another's fault if he be ungrateful; ."but it is mine if I do not give." Red Jacket was a strong defender of the Seneca heritage, opposed to assimilation by the whites, especially with the missionaries who tried to impose Christianity on the Seneca. Despite his opposition to cultural assimilation, Red Jacket did want to live in peace with the whites, and even fought alongside the British during the American Revolutionary war."
UAE are the Oneida Indians and Seneca Indians are the Jihadists in this senario! General Tommy Franks is O.K. with this so I say Beef up Port Security or let Halliburton run all ports!


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