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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Never Give Up Your Weapons

David Deming at The American Thinker gives us a classical history lesson, which begins:

History demonstrates that destruction awaits those who attempt to placate their enemies by surrendering their weapons. In 149 BC, half a million citizens of Carthage tried to appease Rome by turning over their armaments. But instead of buying peace, they only facilitated their own destruction. Ninety percent of the Carthaginians were killed, and the city of Carthage was razed. Those who survived were sold into slavery, and Carthaginian civilization was forever wiped from the face of the earth. The story of how the Carthaginians sealed their fate by delivering their weapons into the hands of their enemy is chronicled in my book, Science and Technology in World History, Vol. 1.

Carthage was founded on the shores of North Africa by Phoenicians in the 9th century BC. It was the center of a powerful and ancient empire, and as the power of Rome grew, it was inevitable that the Romans and Carthaginians would come into conflict...
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5 Comments:

Blogger Taylor H said...

We must learn from others' mistakes.

June 2, 2010 at 7:00 AM  
Anonymous Dennis308 said...

Amen Taylor It´s some thing our fathers taught to us and we have tried to teach to our sons and daughters(learn from my mistakes) I definitely remember hearing and saying those words.History is a subject We Need to study and understand both U.S. and World there are to many lessons that are not being learnt.

Dennis
III
Texas

June 2, 2010 at 3:49 PM  
OpenID gardenserf said...

This is why the term "Molon Labe" has survived in Greek, Latin, and now English, but there isn't a Carthaginian equivalent.

Could you add me to your list of links on your main page as one of the "good guys"?

GardenSERF's Plot:
http://gardenserf.wordpress.com

I do reciprocate on links. Thanks.

June 2, 2010 at 4:05 PM  
Blogger pdxr13 said...

Cartago delenda est!

June 2, 2010 at 4:33 PM  
Blogger Concerned American said...

GS: Linked.

June 2, 2010 at 10:35 PM  

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