Allen West “Why has Hasan not been charged with treason and aiding the enemy, as PFC Bradley Manning was?”


by Allen West via Facebook

News that Army Judge COL Osborne has ruled that Nidal Hasan’s power point presentations and email contacts with Anwar al-Awlaki cannot be introduced as evidence is disturbing. This is the judge who was brought on because the previous Army Judge demanded Nidal Hasan shave his beard and present a military appearance — and this judge allowed the bearded Islamic jihadist to defy Army discipline. For Judge Osborn to rule that the evidence was, well, “too old,” perhaps if there had not been a four-year wait this would have not been the case. Why has Hasan not been charged with treason and aiding the enemy, as PFC Bradley Manning was? Are there invisible hands involved in this case? It appears that political correctness is ruling the day in the Army that I love.

Allen West ponders NSA records data mining. Here are his thoughts


by Allen West via Facebook

As I ponder the NSA records data mining episode here are my thoughts. This is like carpet bombing vs. precision attack. Can someone explain why we weren’t listening to Anwar-al-Awlaki and his conversations with Major Nidal Hasan? Why weren’t we able to track Carlos Bledsoe’s travel to Somalia and Yemen to receive terrorist training? Why didn’t we pay attention to warning signs of Abdul Mutallab (underwear bomber) with a one-way ticket and little baggage traveling from Nigeria to America? Why weren’t we paying attention to the Tsarnaev brothers’ travels and connections to Chechen Islamic terrorism — heck Russia warned us? Why is it that in October 2011, 57 Islamic organizations — several with ties to Muslim Brotherhood — sent a letter to then counter-terrorism adviser John Brennan demanding we purge training materials and punish instructors they deemed “offensive” and we didn’t say “shove it” and target THEIR records? We’d rather carpet bomb Americans to cover our cowardice in confronting Islamic extremism. Benjamin Franklin said, “Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”