The villa on the hill of Djebal Kebir, to the west of Tangier in Morocco, looks more like a palace than a home. What happens next will soon become an international incident that garners the intervention of none other than President Theodore Roosevelt. From Mental Floss and iHeartRadio, this is History Vs., a podcast about how your favorite historical figures faced off against their greatest foes. The cable was received by Assistant Secretary of State Francis B. Loomis, who informed President Roosevelt. Days after the kidnapping, Raisuli contacted Sultan Abdelaziz of Morocco with his demands to let Perdicaris and Varley free.