The m1911 Colt .45 pistol was adopted because of this uprising. The .38s in use lacked the firepower to kill the drug-crazed Moros and the Lugars we were trying out kept breaking down in the hostile environment.
posted on 05/24/2003 8:45:59 PM PDT
To: Admin Moderator
I'm attempting to provide historical background to the current US actions in the Philippines. Please leave this in the news and activism section.
posted on 05/24/2003 8:47:04 PM PDT
To: sphinx; Toirdhealbheach Beucail; curmudgeonII; roderick; Notforprophet; river rat; csvset; ...
The United States took part in a jungle war many do not know about. The Moro uprising, which took place before WWI.
If you want on or off the Western Civlization Military History ping list, let me know.
posted on 05/24/2003 8:49:07 PM PDT
first jungle war not.
posted on 05/24/2003 9:04:42 PM PDT
(what democrats fear the most is democracy .)
The sultan of Sulu warned against further attacks on the newcomers. Americans, he said, were like a match box. If you strike one they all go off!
"Moro practices of...slavery...rape," torture, piracy, war, and murder
Any question who the "god" is that these fanatics worship? Their "god" delights in such evil. These devil-worshippers certainly do not serve God.
"the Moros reacted with increased fear that their children would learn English and subtly become Christianized."
Obviously, that's the best thing that could happen to these Satan-worshippers!
"Although certain of their own extinction, those fanatics were secure in their belief that they would be whisked to the Muslim paradise for their valorous self-sacrifice, where, among other glories, they would be serviced by 16 virgins."
Sound familiar? Maybe if the "Liberals" hear these same stories enough times reality will begin to sink in.
"He believed that the Moros were savages who respected nothing but force."
I believe the same thing.
"the Moros could not understand why the Americans did not destroy every cota in the area. On the contrary, Pershing ordered his men to mix with the locals in a sincere attempt to establish friendly relations."
This strategy failed a century ago. It has failed ever since. It has never succeeded. Yet "Liberal" fools today still insist on trying it. These people are murderous fanatics, and the only way to deal with them is force
--relentless, unyielding, overpowering force
"The only way to handle Moros was to be just and firm: 'Every concession to them is a mistake.'
Does this sound familiar:
"...now too-familiar objectives: 'To make supreme the Word of Allah and implement Shariah [Islamic law].'"
The objective of Islam is the establishment of a world-wide Islamic theocracy with the Koran as the only constitution and the Shari'ah as international law.
"Those who cannot learn from history are condemned to repeat it"--again--and again--and again-- !
posted on 05/24/2003 9:41:20 PM PDT
by Savage Beast
(Vote Democrat! Vote for national--and personal--suicide! It's like being a suicide bomber!)
Footnote: I knew a lady whose father served with "Black Jack Pershing".. She recalled to me that, as a child, she remembered a fire on the post where her parents were stationed, and that it was the Pershing home. I think she said some of the children died.
She recalled playing with those children next to the fields where soldiers practiced drill & ceremony, and even at her age, late 60's, and this some 40 years ago, still showed sorrow at the loss of her playmates.
posted on 05/25/2003 1:20:53 AM PDT
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