Cheat-Seeking Missles

Thursday, March 08, 2007

The Grand Old Days Of Diplomacy

Ah, the way it used to be, back when Europe understood that African nations that kill and enslave Christians need to be approached with ... uh ... diplomacy:
On August 27, 1816, a diplomatic effort by Great Britain and the Netherlands succeeded in convincing the Dey of Algiers to abolish the enslavement of Christians by advancing a simple argument, in the form of 40,000 rounds from their fleets. (Strategy Page)
hat-tip: Jim