Friday, November 10, 2006

Happy Birthday US Marines and Cheers on Veterans' Day

Happy BIRTHDAY to the United States Marine Corps which were formed as the Continental Marines of the American Revolutionary War on November 10 1775. It is said that at the Tun Tavern in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania this GREAT Military Institution was created by a resolution of the Continental Congress. The Marines' most famous action of this period occurred during the First Barbary War (1801-1805) because the Muslims were attacking American Ships looting them and making American Sailors SLAVES! In March of 1805 Captain William Eaton(HT: Thomas Jewett) and First Lieutenant Presley O'Bannon led 8 Marines, a midshipmen by the name of Pascal Paoli Peckand, and about 600 men were mostly Arabs and Levantine brigands, with some Greeks and other European soldiers of fortune or mercenaries in an effort to capture Tripoli Libyia after the Barbary Pirates comandeered the American Vessel the Philadelphia. This handful of men undertook this incredible adventure recalled today in the Marine Corps Hymn and Mameluke sword carried by Marine officers needs to be REMEMBERED on the Marines Birthday!

Four months prior to this invasion in December 1804 our Midshipman and Marines under Captain Edward Preble and Lieutenant Stephen Decatur at night set captured American Warship Philidelphia, which ran aground and was captured, ablaze so the Muslims could not use it.
See this Mark Schultz Music Video on Wizbang as it will fill your soul with affection for our Military!
I love our Men and Women in Uniform and the Nobility of these Military Heroes. American Soldiers and their Families are the sweetest fruits of this Great Country. The USA in spite of "Global Citizens" like 2.0 GPA Kerry is truly the only HOPE left in a World because the Cradle of Occidental Civilization is in need of intubation and respiratory support....My mind's eye contrast the Mother and Son in this touching video to those Quislings at the UN and my heart is warmed by the emotion it stirs in me for our Military. Jon Cari is really a Sin-nut-ter of the UN(Unholy Nations)! My eyes well up for the lovely poetry captured in this video. In particular when I think of the UN"s Poster boy,Kofi Anans and his words "We all in the same boat"! Then do something noble Sir! Kofi, you can't so do the World a favor and go back to Ghana with your son Kojo and work to improve the plight of your failed homeland and leave us Americans alone!
No worries World the American Soldier will and if we fail at least we go down fighting with our dignity in place. The Europeans go down because the Jihadists simply pull that RESPIRATOR'S Plug.....

Dominus Vobiscum
Francis Xavier M.D.


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