Empire of Liberty: To The Shores Of Tripoli

Excerpt from “Bald Eagles in Arabia: A Brief History of the U.S. Middle East” Originally founded by Greek colonizers and called Euesperides, the port of Bengazi far surpassed Derne as the leading harbor and chief center of commerce in Cyrenaica [1]. Briggs’ desired it for naval purposes. Eaton desired it as the next step in … More Empire of Liberty: To The Shores Of Tripoli

Empire of Liberty: Ali-Napoleon and the Armee d’Orient

“The peoples we will be living alongside are Muslims; their first article of faith is “There is no other god but God, and Mahomet is his prophet”. Do not contradict them; treat them as you treated the Jews, the Italians; respect their muftis and their imams, as you respected their rabbis and bishops. Have the … More Empire of Liberty: Ali-Napoleon and the Armee d’Orient