Sunday, December 19, 2010

Lieutenant Colonel Allen West (US Army, Retired) Tells it like it is in response to a question from a former US Marine on the threat of Radical Islam

Lieutenant Colonel Allen West (US Army, Retired) ran for Congress in Florida's 22nd District and won a seat in the New Congress....He is now Congressman Allen West.

I supported him (although I don't reside in Florida) as I feel that we need men of his caliber in Congress. He doesn't need a teleprompter to say what is on his mind and he is the type of Leader we need in Washington, DC. He has been proven under fire as he served in several combat zones: in Operation Desert Storm, in Operation Iraqi Freedom, where he was battalion commander for the Army’s 4th Infantry Division, and in Afghanistan, where he trained Afghan officers to take on the responsibility of securing their own country.

We face threats on many fronts today - Economic, Security, Terrorism, Cyber crime, etc.

Colonel West is the kind of man who knows what these threats mean and will not play politics with our security like others do to appease the very people who threaten our way of life.

From his website -

Peace Through Strength:

The Preamble of the Constitution of the United States defines the Federal Government’s role in “providing for the common defense” of our great country. It is not only the primary mission of our government, but the most important obligation our elected leaders have upon accepting the oath of office. As a 22-year Army Veteran who served in Operations Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom, and as a Civilian Advisor to the Afghan Army in Operation Enduring Freedom, I understand both the gravity of giving the order, and the challenge of carrying it out.

Make no mistake, we are a nation at war against a totalitarian theocratic political ideology that glorifies death rather than celebrating life. To defeat it, we must stay on the offensive. From Afghanistan and Iraq to the Greater Middle East and South America, radical Islam is on the march. And while our attention is focused on combating global terrorism, we must not forget other looming threats just on the horizon in China, North Korea, Venezuela, Russia & Iran. These nations and their leaders represent the biggest threat to our great nation. As your Congressman, I will work to reestablish American Exceptionalism by growing and modernizing America’s Armed forces to ensure that we are prepared for the strategic challenges ahead.....

Here is the leader we need to take us beyond the political rhetoric and be willing to take a stand for what is right. Godspeed Colonel West......Keep up the good work as we know you will make us proud as you already have done so.

Enclosed is a clip of his answer to a former US Marine on what is the threat we face and how do we identify those who use religion like Islam and Islamic beliefs to threaten the safety of the Western world? I Like his answer.

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