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Barbary Pirates

Joshua London writes a piece for NRO on the Muslim piracy throughout the Mediterranean from 1776 to 1815, what he calls our first war with terrorists. He argues that the similarity between then and now is obvious: the Barbary pirates were committed, militant Muslims who meant to do exactly what they said. This is an interview he had with Orrin Judd. And this is his book, just published, Victory in Tripoli : How America’s War with the Barbary Pirates Established the U.S. Navy and Shaped a Nation.

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Now we have at least succeeded in turning them into peaceful merchants selling pirated goods (DVD’s, electronics) mainly to U.S. troops. Maybe John Murtha is right, the U.S. troops go the "pirating" decreases.... By the way does anyone want 104 Disney films for $25?

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