January 8, 2017, is the 202nd anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans
The Battle of New Orleans was one of the most decisive battles in the entire history of the world–the New World equivalent of Marathon or Thermopylae.... Its outcome determined whether the Tabernacle of David, or revived Israel, would survive in the New World!!
Prior to the Civil War, Americans only celebrated 2 national holidays: January 8 and July 4. Of course, almost everybody kept the weekly Christian Sabbath day holy.
The Battle of New Orleans would have occured sooner , , , but King George III was divinely protected . . . and he refused to die!!
In 1533, Britannia was first declared an Empire when King Henry VIII found out that Emperor Constantine was British:
Where by divers sundry old authentic histories and chronicles it is manifestly declared and expressed that this realm of England is (was) an empire, and so hath been accepted in the world, governed by one supreme head and king having the dignity and royal estate of the imperial crown of the same. (Act in Restraint of Appeals, 1533).
The mighty Mississippi River–the Father of Waters–flows through Louisiana and control of that river and its tributaries means control of the North American continent–both East and West.
France controlled this vast area from 1699 until 1762. By the end of the Seven Years' War (1756–1763) it seemed certain that Britain would seize the territory as spoils of war but France ceded it to Spain to keep it out of their imperialistic hands.
In October 1800, Spain ceded the territory to Bonaparte under the top secret Third Treaty of San Ildefonso.
In 1801, Toussaint L'Overture signed a secret treaty with British general Thomas Maitland. He also received arms and ammunition from the nearby island of Jamaica which was governed by Alexander Lindsay, 6th Earl of Balcarres.
In 1803, bankrupt Bonaparte sold the territory to the new United States with financing provided by Barings Bank of London!!
The new United States maintained a very, very precarious existence. Its new capital (Washington City) was burned to the ground in August 1814 and the entire government was in disarray.
All it would take was British control of New Orleans–the Gibraltar of the West–and the Americans would be "captives within their own country."
The watchword for the British armada was "booty and beauty" or "loot and lust" as New Orleans was a fabulously wealthy city. That is what motivated the invading host with "courage" and determination.
Thanks to their spies, on December 23, general Keane and colonel Thornton arrived with about 1,500 men undetected to within 8 miles (13 km) of New Orleans. Then they decided to bivouac and await the arrival of general Packenham, who was supposed to lead the conquering host into the city. That was a fatal delay as word reached general Jackson encamped a few miles above New Orleans. Our Hero was incensed and immediately issued a battle cry:
Jackson reportedly stood and proclaimed, "By the Eternal, they shall not sleep on our soil!" To those assembled he shouted, "Gentlemen, the British are below, we must fight them tonight." (Drez, The War of 1812, p. 252).
And fight them they did....Generals Jackson, Coffee, and Carroll, with about 1,000 frontiersmen, armed with rifles, swords, tomahawks, and knives, attacked the unsuspecting British as they settled down for a long winter's nap. On that night, many of "Wellington's Invincibles" slept the sleep of death and won't awaken until Resurrection Morning!!
That battle saw the first use of a steamboat in combat . . . which made sailing ships obsolete....The steamboat Enterprise, captained by Henry Miller Shreve, evacuated the fearful "beauties" from New Orleans and he later resupplied Fort St. Philip with ammunition:
But there the glorious JEHOVAH will be unto us a place of broad rivers and streams; wherein shall go no galley with oars, neither shall majestic ships pass thereby (Isaiah 33:21).
A British spy commanded the U.S. militia on the West Bank of the Mississippi!!
Unknown to general Jackson, a British spy commanded his militia on the West Bank of the Mississippi River . . . and that almost led to disaster!!
No image of colonel
Morgan the spy was unable to communicate with Thornton, otherwise he would have advised him to concentrate his forces on the West Bank and thus obtain an easy victory.
Only general Jackson's heroic defense of the East Bank saved the day. Colonel Thornton had to withdraw his men just when Morgan opened the door to New Orleans....That is why the Holy Bible says that spies are despicable!!
Our great JEHOVAH fought for general Jackson as he fought for Joshua during the conquest of Canaan. The battle was brief but intense; it only lasted for about an hour, but during that time, all the British planning and scheming for the American and French Revolutions came to nothing:
Advance our waving colours on the walls;
"New" Orleans is rescued from the English wolves (Shake-speare, Henry VI, Act I, Scene VI).
According to a document found on general Pakenham after the battle, the British were to hold Louisiana until the Spanish were ready to take it back:
The British plan of subjugation was complete. Soon after the battle it was learned that General Pakenham had a proclamation written, signed and ready to be promulgated the moment his army should enter the city. This proclamation denied the right of Napoleon to sell Louisiana, denounced the pretensions of the United States to its sovereignty, declared that Spain, the rightful possessor, was incapable of maintaining her territorial rights and, finally, asserted a provisional occupation by the British forces as a virtual protectorate on behalf of the Spanish crown. The night after the battle this proclamation was burned. It may have been used to illuminate the scene where the corpse of its author was being prepared for shipment to England in a cask of rum. (Buell, History of Andrew Jackson, Vol, II, pp. 80-81).
The sun had already set on the Spanish empire as troops under Napoleon and Wellington invaded that country. Spain would NEVER again be ready to take possession of Louisiana so that territory was to be joined to Canada and become part of the British Empire in the New World.
A British victory was the precursor to a New World's St. Bart's Day Massacre!!
A bloody war of extermination would have erupted on the frontier if the British occupied New Orleans–a veritable St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre!! in the New World wilderness....From their bases in Canada they had ready access to the undefended frontier.
Bloodthirsty British ally Tecumseh was a brigadier general in the British army serving under the cowardly general Henry Proctor. His fiery "preacher" brother, Tenskwatawa, gave a religious overtone to the campaign of extermination.
Contrary to Kisssin' Cousins Charles Darwin, the Holy Bible says that man is to provide his food by farming . . . and not by hunting like a wild beast. The pioneers tried to bring Christianity and civilization to the Native Americans who lived by hunting and fighting. The British wanted them to remain in their primitive state in order to scalp the pioneers and collect beaver pelts!!
The horrible Fort Mims
Massacre in 1813.
British control of Louisiana would have set the entire frontier ablaze with an orgy of killing and scalping....Fort Dearborn and Fort Mims were just 2 examples of the horrible fate that awaited all the pioneers.
The proud British lion limped slowly back to England and the news of the disastrous defeat reached London in late February.
Napoleon's "escape" saved the British monarchy from extinction!!
If the extent of the disaster became fully known to the British people, heads would roll as during the French Revolution, and quite possibly the end of the monarchy. The monarchy was saved by none other that Napoleon Bonaparte.
A coincidence occurred to aid in diverting the mind of the public from the contemplation of the deplorable event. On the 23rd of February, 1815, news of the defeat reached London. On the same day arrived the intelligence of the escape of Napoleon from Elba, and on his landing on the shores of France. Public attention was diverted by this new sensation. The government press fostered the illusion, and the horrors of New Orleans were not so fully known or felt. (Smith, Battle of New Orleans, p. 150).
There are no "coincidences" in political affairs....Napoleon was suddenly "resurrected" 3 days later to divert attention from New Orleans . . . and save the throne of "mad monarch" George III.
Napoleon was released from Elba
on February 26, 1815.
Prime minister from 1812 to 1826.
Here is a report about the "escape" of Napoleon by a French major in general Jackson's army at New Orleans:
The pretended right of blockade never appeared in so ridiculous a light as immediately after the departure of the emperor Napoleon from the island of Elba. It was then strongly surmised, and not without some probability, that the British government had connived at his escape, and to refute this charge, lord Liverpool was compelled to declare in the house of lords, on the 7th of April, 1815, (see the newspapers of the times) that the whole British navy would be insufficient to blockade the island of Elba; it is true, he added the qualifying sentence: so as to prevent the escape of an individual who chose to leave it. But when we consider the manner in which Napoleon sailed from that island, with several armed vessels, and a considerable body of troops, who will not laugh at the blockading pretensions of Great Britain, if it is true, as lord Liverpool clearly meant to intimate, that the whole British navy was insufficient to prevent such an escape from a small island. (Latour, Historical Memoir of the War in West Florida and Louisiana in 1814–1815, p. 13).
At the time that Napoleon was released, the Congress of Vienna had convened, presided over by the sly and cunning Prince Metternich. Metternich was impatiently waiting news from New Orleans so he coudl ratify British control over Louisiana!!
As the conqueror of Napoleon, and the most powerful man in Europe, Tsar Alexander I was also "invited" to attend the Congress. This Alexander the Great was urging the delaying British delegation at Ghent to sign a peace treaty with the United States.
Tsar Alexander was then the most powerful man in Europe and his "Allies" were afraid that he would once again visit Paris with his army:
By ten o'clock that same morning all the leading Allied statesmen were in Metternich's study. There was some doubt as to whether Napoleon would make for France or for Italy in the first instance. But as a precaution couriers were sent out from Vienna to the commanders of every Allied corps on the continent to make certain they placed their men on the alert. If Napoleon hoped to exploit the discord between his former enemies he was disappointed. 'No peace with Bonaparte!' Alexander declared as of old. 'The first task must be to overthrow him.' A solemn proclamation branded 'Napoleon Bonaparte' an outlaw for having 'again appeared in France with projects of confusion and disorder.' At the end of March a renewed grand alliance bound the Austrians, British, Prussians and Russians to supply 150,000 men each to defend the contested frontiers of Europe against the menace which had broken out of Elba. By midsummer it was hoped that a million men would be on the march towards Paris once more, and this time the military commanders would give the disturber of world peace no quarter. (Palmer, Alexander I Tsar of War and Peace, pp. 320-321).
As the precursor of Adolf Hitler, Napoleon once again became the British ogre to divert attention from the disaster in the New World.
The Battle of Waterloo was fought on June 18, 1815!!
The Battle of Waterloo, fought on June 18, 1815, was a victory for the Duke of Wellington and his Prussian ally, Gebhard von Blücher. Casualties were tremendous on both sides, with the French losing over 41,000 men, and the British and Prussians losing about 24,000.
Napoleon rallying his Imperial
Guard at Waterloo.
The Duke of Wellington rallying
his troops at Waterloo.
Incredible as it may seem, Bonaparte actually asked for asylum in England after his defeat:
Most urgent of all, what to do with Napoleon? Even before his surrender Liverpool thought the simplest procedure would be to hand him over to the King of France to be tried as a rebel, provided (a cautious proviso) that he would not be allowed to escape again. When it appeared that the restored Bourbon government would prefer not to have this alarming duty, he was ready to accept responsibility on behalf of the British government, with another proviso, that it was given sole discretion. There were, after all, no lack of far-flung British possessions–St Helena and the Cape of Good Hope, for instance–where Napoleon could be held securely. When he actually arrived in British waters, however, the difficulties multiplied. His ingenuous request to be allowed to live in Britain as a private citizen could clearly not be granted. The engrained tendency of the sentimental English public to make a hero of a man they had just beaten was in itself a reason for hurrying him away. 'You know enough of the feelings of people in this country,' Liverpool wrote to Castlereagh on 21 July, 'not to doubt that he would become an object of curiosity immediately, and possibly of compassion in the course of a few months.'(Gash, Lord Liverpool, p. 121).
That was the reason why Adolf Hitler knew he couldn't expect to retire to England but had to be content with Argentina.
Napoleon's "resurrection" did distract from New Orleans and that defeat was quickly banished from the public consciousness.
The plan for the British conquest of Louisiana, begun before the Seven Years' War, cost millions of lives, and an incalculable amount of money.
Thanks to the incredible energy and generalship of Andrew Jackson, Satan's plans were completely defeated, and the victory was the greatest since Pharaoh's proud hosts were drowned in the Red Sea.
In 1821, Mexico became a "republic" and claimed all the territory of the now defunct Spanish North American empire!!
Generals Pakenham and Gibbs in
Saint Paul's Cathedral, London.
Tecumseh "Monument" in
After the British burned the White House in August 1815, Secretary of War John Armstrong resigned in disgrace and President Madison apppointed James Monroe as his successor. James Monroe then appointed general Andrew Jackson head of the U.S. militia. That appointment saved the nation from the British armada.
The British are still in violation of the Monroe Doctrine!!
The great task of expelling the British from the New World, so nobly begun by general Jackson and his brave militia, is still not complete. As long as the British control Canada, this Republic will continue to be the focus of intense spying, industrial espionage, and weather warfare.
As President, the overriding concern of James Monroe was the safety of the New Republic in the Wilderness. His policy, which became known as the Monroe Doctrine, became a cornerstone of U.S. foreign policy, and was designed to prohibit any foreign country from ever again interfering in the affairs of the New World Republics.
The statue of general Jackson in
front of the White House.
President James Monroe
President from 1817 to 1825.
Here is a brief excerpt from the Monroe Doctrine:
The occasion has been judged proper for asserting, as a principle in which the rights and interests of the United States are involved, that the American continents, by the free and independent condition which they have assumed and maintain, are henceforth not to be considered as subjects for future colonization by any European powers. (1823 Monroe Doctrine).
After the Civil War, Canada was invaded and forcibly annexed to the Britain Empire by Colonel Garnet Wolseley.
During the Civil War, New Orleans was actually controlled by the British Confederacy for 2 years. Before that bloody conflict, only 2 national holidays were celebrated: January 8 and July 4. Most patriotic people still celebrate the 4th but January 8 has been dropped due to intense British propaganda. They are working on eliminating the 4th right now.
It's time that all liberty-loving people restore and celebrate this great anniversary once again.
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