Allen West Weekly Wrap Up 5/31/13 via @Next_GenTV

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The Obama Capitulation Campaign – His foreign policy has weakened the U.S. abroad

 

This week was started with Memorial Day, a day when we remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for this great American republic. We in the West household each expressed what Memorial Day meant to us.

 

Our exchange student Lin explained “Soldier’s Day” in China to us. On that day, the Chinese remember the horrors of World War II, such as the rape of Nanking. Our youngest daughter, Austen, read Lincoln’s “Gettysburg Address,” the greatest remembrance speech for the fallen. Still today, we all must commit that those honored dead did not sacrifice their lives in the Civil War in vain.

 

Our family also spent Memorial Day watching the marathon of war movies on the TCM and AMC cable channels. The list included “The Longest Day,” “The Green Berets,” “The Dirty Dozen,” “The Devil’s Brigade,” “Saving Private Ryan” and “The Patriot.” The theme in every one of those depictions of Americans in combat is that we don’t surrender. We never give up.

 

However, just a week before Memorial Day President Barack Obama took the stage at the National Defense University and did something reprehensible for Americans. He capitulated.

 

Obama basically stated that we have not had any major terrorist attacks on American soil. Wrong! He refused to acknowledge the attacks at Fort Hood, Texas, the Boston Marathon and even the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, which is American soil.

 

Obama tried to convey that neither he nor any other American president could defeat terror. He then said this war, like all other wars, must end. But for Americans, we realize that wars end in one of two ways – win or lose. The enemy also has a vote, and just because you do not want to continue the fight has no meaning for them. As a matter of fact, it only emboldens them.

 

Chinese wrongs that go unpunished

 

Next week Obama meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping in California. I would have recommended meeting him at Camp Pendleton.

 

The United States just suffered another massive Chinese cyber attack, this time against the Pentagon in an attempt to steal weapons platform information. We know the exact origin of these attacks, just outside Shanghai. The Chinese government continues to deny any involvement, just blaming this on “hackers.” However, our intelligence community is well aware of a dedicated, specialized Chinese unit for such cyber attacks.

 

The cyber attacks are not the only Chinese threat. The country is undergoing a wholehearted military expansion, having increased its military spending and developed greater capability for its forces. In concert with this expansion, the Chinese have acted aggressively toward the Senkaku Islands (Japanese) and the Scarborough Shoals (Phillipines), and they have made incursions into India.

 

Can you imagine being Taiwan right now, especially in light of the abject silence coming from the Obama administration? And let us not forget the belligerence of North Korea – actions that we can be assured have complete Chinese backing.

 

According to Obama, the United States was supposed to pivot away from the Middle East to focus on the Pacific Rim. We have not pivoted at all.

 

Mayhem in the Middle East

 

In the Middle East, meanwhile, the situation has severely deteriorated. Radical Islamists and the Muslim Brotherhood have a firm hold from the Maghreb (North Africa) into the Middle East. Syria has become the next chaotic battleground, and our reticence to engage early has resulted in an untenable ground situation.

 

Just recently Russia supplied the Syrian government with state-of-the-art anti-aircraft weapons. Let me ask you a simple rhetorical question: How many aircraft does the opposition in Syria possess? Yep, that is right, none.

 

But who does possess aircraft? Yep, you are right again – Israel and America, no-fly zone. This is not going to be like Libya. Well, it could, thanks to Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who wants to arm the radical Islamists in Syria just like we did in Libya.

 

When the world sees capitulation and weakness embodied in our commander-in-chief, it is an aphrodisiac for the wolves that now salivate. Iran clearly sees a window of opportunity to become the dominant hegemony in the region, totally unchallenged.

 

Capitulation has left our best ally in the Middle East, Israel, facing a multi-front conflagration. Capitulation means we are truly on the verge of World War IV, with the Cold War being World War III.

 

Capitulation is another word for losing

 

No, Mr. President, the U.S. military prison that houses terrorists in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has nothing to do with history judging us or inspiring hatred and more terrorist attacks. Capitulation intoxicates those who would seek to destroy our way of life.

 

Obama’s speech at National Defense University will never make a Memorial Day movie because it does not honor the unique American quality of the quest for victory, which he said will be defined differently going forward.

 

The next generation needs a leader who can define victory just as a real American president, Ronald Reagan, once did: “We win; they lose.”

 

The question we must ask ourselves: Do we care to have an American leader, or shall we settle for a weak, incompetent, corrupt, petty charlatan? It seems the election of 2012 gave us a very troubling answer.

 

Steadfast and Loyal,

Allen B. West

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Allen West “We must remember”

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We must remember.

The heroism…
The valor…
The courage..

We must remember the brave men and women who have worn the uniform of the United States Military to defend the liberties each of us enjoys. Not just today, on Memorial Day, but every day.

As a veteran who saw too many of my comrades make the ultimate sacrifice, I could go on and on talking about the significance of today, what it means to serve this great nation, and why I’m so proud to be an American. But I know you probably have plans, so I’d like to leave you with a verse from the Bible that I believe sums up today perfectly.

“Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.” Isaiah 6:8

We are the land of the free, because we have always been the home of the brave. Let us never forget.

God bless America,

Allen West
Lt. Col. Allen B. West, USA (ret)
U.S. Congressman (2011-2013)

Rep Allen West – Boyton Beach Memorial Service May 28th 2012

Published on May 27, 2012 by 

Congressman Allen West speaks at the Boynton Beach Memorial Day Observance May 27, 2012

 

Honoring Our Fallen – Rep Allen West

Rep Allen West:

Dear Friend,

Memorial Day is a time to remember that we are the land of the free because we are the home of the brave.

Today, I had the honor of speaking at services honoring our fallen heroes in Stuart, Tequesta, and Port St. Lucie.

I hope you will take the time to remember all of them and join me in giving thanks to the men and women who, as Abraham Lincoln said, “gave the last full measure of devotion” in service to our country and their fellow citizens.

Steadfast and Loyal,

LTC(R) Allen B. West
Member of Congress

Rep Allen West Statement: Steadfast and Loyal “Honoring their Memories, Today and Forever”

(WASHINGTON)-– Congressman Allen West (R-FL) released this statement today in honor of the fallen and their families on this Memorial Day:

“Memorial Day is set aside every year to remember the ultimate sacrifice given by our Men and Women in uniform. Precious lives lost, so that we may live free.  One day a year is hardly fitting for such a gift to all of us, which is why Americans must always remember the price of freedom and never expect that it is free.

As a 22- year Army Veteran with several friends and relatives still serving in the Armed Forces, I have made it my primary mission in the United States Congress to act in the best interest of our troops, so that those who died did not die in vain.  This includes providing for the families of the fallen and providing for those injured even once the physical battle of war is over.  As a Member of the House Armed Services Committee, I will continue to fight to make sure our Military has all of the resources it needs, up until the last warrior returns home to their family safe.

The United States of America possesses the greatest military force the world has ever known. Our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsman volunteer to protect and defend this country and all of its citizens, and do so with honor, integrity and excellence. When our Men and Women in uniform take the oath to serve their country, every single one of them is prepared to die for his or her country, and yet their courage and selfless committment to their beloved Nation, surpass any fear they might have.  This is true bravery and loyalty. These are the greatest men and women of each generation.

As Americans enjoy the Memorial Day weekend and pay tribute to the men and women who have literally laid down their lives for us, I hope and pray each and every family member of the fallen find peace in knowing their country stands stronger because of their sacrifice, and they will forever be an American Hero.  My wife Angela and I, and our daughters Aubrey and Austen, will be reflecting on this somber day with sorrow for those lost, as well as an understanding that we live in the greatest country this world has ever known, not by luck, but because of the courage, commitment and sacrifice of our men and women in uniform.”

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Remembering our guardians at the gate by Rep. Allen West : Human Events Article 5/28/12

by Rep. Allen West

The solemn act of honoring those who have fallen in battle is a custom that seems to have faded in importance to our nation over time.

Nowadays, many Americans have forgotten the meaning and traditions of Memorial Day. At cemeteries across the country, the graves of the fallen are sadly ignored, and worse, neglected.

While there are towns and cities still planning Memorial Day parades, many have not held a parade in decades. Some think the day is for honoring anyone who has died, not just those fallen in service to our country.

Perhaps they do not know how deeply our nation once appreciated those who sacrificed their lives in defense of the principles we hold most dear. Perhaps those very principles of individual sovereignty, freedom and liberty are no longer so important.

It was not always so.

In 1868, on May 5th, Memorial Day, originally called “Decoration Day,” was officially proclaimed by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, in his General Order No. 11.

General Logan asked that we cherish “tenderly the memory of our heroic dead, who made their breasts a barricade between our country and its foes. Their soldier lives were the reveille of freedom to a race in chains, and their deaths the tattoo of rebellious tyranny in arms. We should guard their graves with sacred vigilance. All that the consecrated wealth and taste of the nation can add to their adornment and security is but a fitting tribute to the memory of her slain defenders.”

But times change. In the 1960s our warriors were not welcomed back from battle with parades and cheers, and the fallen were not honored as they had been in the past.

Perhaps reflecting those times, the Uniform Holidays Bill was passed in 1968 as part of a move to use federal holidays to create three-day weekends – time for fun and recreation, rather than remembrance and reflection.

CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE THE REST OF THE ARTICLE: HUMAN EVENTS

Human Events: Article by Rep Allen West – Our Steadfast and Loyal Heroes Deserve Remembrance

Where will you be at 3:00 P.M. on Memorial Day?

by Allen West

The solemn act of honoring those who have fallen in battle is a custom that seems to have faded in importance to our nation over time.

Nowadays, many Americans have forgotten the meaning and traditions of Memorial Day. At cemeteries across the country, the graves of the fallen are sadly ignored, and worse, neglected.

While there are towns and cities still planning Memorial Day parades, many have not held a parade in decades. Some think the day is for honoring anyone who has died, not just those fallen in service to our country.

Perhaps they do not know how deeply our nation once appreciated those who sacrificed their lives in defense of the principles we hold most dear. Perhaps those very principles of individual sovereignty, freedom and liberty are no longer so important.

It was not always so.

In 1868, on May 5th, Memorial Day, originally called “Decoration Day,” was officially proclaimed by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, in his General Order No. 11.

General Logan asked that we cherish “tenderly the memory of our heroic dead, who made their breasts a barricade between our country and its foes. Their soldier lives were the reveille of freedom to a race in chains, and their deaths the tattoo of rebellious tyranny in arms. We should guard their graves with sacred vigilance. All that the consecrated wealth and taste of the nation can add to their adornment and security is but a fitting tribute to the memory of her slain defenders.”

But times change. In the 1960’s our warriors were not welcomed back from battle with parades and cheers, and the fallen were not honored as they had been in the past.

COMPLETE THE REST OF THE ARTICLE BY CLICKING HERE: HUMAN EVENTS

Rep Allen West will be attending and or speaking at these events in observance of Memorial Day 2012


Sunday, May 27th :  2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Boynton Beach Veterans Council Memorial Day Ceremony
Boynton Beach Memorial Cemetery
1611 South Seacrest Boulevard
Boynton Beach
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Hobe Sound Bible Church Patriotic Service
11295 SE Gomez Avenue
Hobe Sound *Closed to media


Monday, May 28th
9:30 pm – 11:00 am

Stuart Memorial Day Parade
500 SE Ocean Boulevard
Stuart
11:45 am – 12:00 pm

Memorial Day Observance Event
Riverside Memorial Park
19351 SE County Line Road
Tequesta
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Operation Take Time to Honor Closing Ceremony
10489 SW Meeting Street
Port St Lucie