Allen West “Terrorism is relentless and demands constant vigilance” Audio Interview #Newsmax

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Former Congressman and Army officer Allen West tells Newsmax that the bombings at the Boston Marathon on Monday show once again that terrorism is “relentless” and demands constant vigilance.

The Florida Republican also warns that every American is in a “combat zone” due to the threat of terrorists, who seek to create as much death and destruction as possible.

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West rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel and served in Iraq and Afghanistan before his retirement in 2004. He was a member of the House Armed Services Committee and the Tea Party caucus but lost his House seat in redistricted Florida in 2012. West is now director of Next Generation programming at PJ Media.
In an exclusive interview with Newsmax TV on Tuesday, West discusses the tragedy that unfolded in Boston.

“First of all I want to send out heartfelt condolences to those who have lost a loved one, those who are wounded – multiple amputees – as well as some of the South Florida running community that were there in Boston.

“One of the things we have to understand is this idea of terrorism is something that is relentless, it’s very determined, it’s very diligent, and we have to continue to keep the pressure on. Remember we have to be right every time and they only have to be right one time, and we saw that occur.

“It is very troubling that again we have this happen, but we were very successful, maybe even lucky, that the Times Square bombing did not occur, we had the underwear bomber that was on the aircraft that was landing in Detroit, we had the gentleman who wanted to take an attack against President Bush down in Texas.”

Senior White House officials say they consider this an act of terrorism. But President Barack Obama, speaking from the White House on Monday, pointedly avoided using the words “terror” or “terrorism.”

“It is significant,” West observes. “I hate to say it but in a lot of people’s minds we still have not resolved the issue of Benghazi and many of us are concerned about that. A lot of the words that we heard from the president yesterday kind of mirrored what we heard about Benghazi, and we have not gotten to the bottom of it, we have not brought anyone to justice. We lost an ambassador, two former Navy SEALs and a state department worker, and we know it’s a terrorist attack.

“Words do matter and I can’t understand why the president did not call this a terrorist attack because that’s what everyone has called it, especially when we look at the issue of improvised explosive devices and the fact that they were from the waist down so you had the horrific effect of losing limbs, but also the fact that you had multiple explosions. This is kind of like a kill zone that was designed there toward that finish line at the Boston Marathon.”

Mideast and terrorism expert Walid Phares told Newsmax on Monday that there’s a 50/50 chance the Boston bombings are the work of foreign terrorists, perhaps al-Qaida. West was asked if the bombings appear to be an act of jihad or domestic terrorism.

“We don’t know. We have to get to the bottom of it and I’m sure a bomb always leaves a signature and we have some of the top bomb experts and forensic experts in the world and they’ll be able to piece it together,” he responds.

“But when you look at what we call in the military the TTP, the tactic technique procedures, yes it does look like the type of event and improvised explosive device that you would see in the combat zone in Iraq and Afghanistan.

“But we also have to understand that IEDs are used down in Mexico and we know that we have a Hezbollah influence down there and an Iranian influence in South America. We need to wait and make sure we get the right type of evidence.”

As for the motive of whoever was responsible, West declares: “The motive is very clear — to instill terrorism. The motive was to create as much death and destruction and maiming of American citizens.

“This was a very intricately planned event and the fact that it was in hour four of the marathon means you have security that is relaxing a little bit, you have more of the family-oriented runners that are coming in, so the perpetrators knew exactly what they were doing.”

Asked if we can expect similar attacks in the future, West tells Newsmax: “The element of surprise is lost and that’s the thing that a terrorist wants to create. I don’t believe that they will want to try to follow that with another type of attack because you already have people at a heightened state of security and awareness.

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Allen West – The lessons of Reagan provide a path for the role of government and the growth of the economy

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by: Pajamasmedia

Published on Apr 24, 2013

Col. Allen West talks about his inspirational trip to Rancho Del Cielo, the ranch of Ronald Reagan. Hear how the lessons of Ronald Reagan provide a path for the role of government and the growth of the economy.

Allen West – Weekly Wrap Up via Next Generation TV – 4/19/13 The Hateful Heart Of Terrorism

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The Hateful Heart Of Terrorism – It lurks in the shadows and strikes without warning

This has been a horrific week for America as once again we were reminded that we should never take our liberties and freedoms for granted. There are and always will be people who hate us just because of who we are and what this great country, America, represents.

All of us here at PJ Media, PJTV and Next Generation TV convey our heartfelt condolences and sincere blessings upon those who lost loved ones and have been seriously injured, psychologically scarred or horribly maimed by Monday’s terrorist attack at the Boston Marathon.

I will not regurgitate my sentiments about that specific attack in this week’s newsletter.You can view them in the commentary we released the following day.

We also learned this week of the toxic chemical substance ricin being mailed to Senate offices and the White House. This form of terrorism again creates fear, panic and hysteria in good Americans who are simply serving their country. These staffers are moms, dads, brothers, sisters, sons and daughters – Americans.

Terrorism is a tool of the weak to wreak fear upon the strong. The inhumane use secrecy and simplicity to intimidate their adversaries and alter how their enemies live. Terrorists intend to restrain our freedoms, to make us feel less secure. It is truly death by a thousand cuts, slowly bleeding the victims until they are dead.

What dies? A society, a dream, a nation that was created as a beacon for those who seek a better way, opportunity, not just for themselves but for the next generation.

Terrorism says, “We cannot take you head on, but we will hide in the shadows and instill fear.” Our response: We try to rationalize, to understand, and we may even make insidious excuses that only embolden terrorists in their objective, which is irrational.

I will never forget the killing of Leon Klinghoffer, who was pushed, wheelchair bound, off the Achille Lauro into the Mediterranean Sea. Terrorists behave this way, as my friend Brigitte Gabriel titled her book, “Because they Hate.”

The progressive path to economic servitude

This week also marked the 100th anniversary of the personal income tax. What began in 1913 as a supposedly temporary revenue measure has expanded into a tax code that is onerous, complex and confusing – and more than 75,000 pages long.
We released a commentary on the state of taxation in America. 

This weekend I will speak at the Rawhide Circle retreat held at the California ranch of former President Ronald Reagan. The topic is, “Can free enterprise survive for future generations?” The short answer is, not if we continue down the path of progressive taxation, which has become a weapon to undermine more of the hard-earned capital of American taxpayers.  We will not have economic growth under heavy taxation; we will have economic servitude.

A threat to the military chain of command

Another point of concern for me this week springs from an April 13 New York Times article by Thom Shanker. The article suggests that the military for the first time may require first-time generals and admirals to be evaluated by their peers and the people who they command on qualities like personal character.

U.S. Army Ranger school currently includes peer evaluations. However, each evaluator is a Ranger school student; no peer commands another.

Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey is leading this new effort as part of a broad overhaul of training and development programs for generals and admirals. He believes that “evaluations of top officers needed to go beyond the traditional assessment of professional performance by superior officers alone” and that these changes are necessary “to assess both the competence and character in a richer way.”

This initiative breaks down the chain of command and discipline in the military. We cannot believe that the few instances of “misconduct” warrant a complete altering of the command relationship in the military.

This truly will threaten the “good order and discipline” of the military. A system of inspectors general exists to report illicit behavior of commanders. We certainly do not need any system that creates “political officers” in our units.

A week of mourning

We bid farewell to the Iron Lady this week, Baroness and former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. The world will miss her; however, she will always be remembered for her strength, resolve and vision.

We here in America also lost an iconic figure, professional football legend, Hall of Famer and broadcaster Pat Summerall. Many of us have fond memories of growing up with Summerall and his NFL commentary. Along with former Oakland Raiders coach John Madden, he was one-half of the greatest duos in sports commentary. Farewell to Pat Summerall, a football legend and a great voice.

And our country endured yet another tragedy three days after the Boston terrorist attack – a deadly explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas. I offer my condolences to the loved ones of those who were killed or injured in that tragedy.
Steadfast and Loyal,

Allen B. West

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The Internet is Abuzz Over Allen West and Michelle Fields New Gig with PJTV on Next Generation TV

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As I watch the news rolling in the last few days and I always watch the internet for all things LTC Allen West, I couldn’t help but notice how many websites have either got into great detail about Allen West’s new gig or gave a shout out. All things considered I think this is driving both sides of the aisle NUTS!! (No pun intended)

Needless to say, whether you want to pay for a premium subscription or have the bare minimum, to get all the Allen West, Michelle Fields and John Phillips you could ask for, all you have to do is go to Next Generation TV and decide what package is best for you. You can also just simply subscribe to the E-Newsletter that will be free and brought to you by our favorite former Congressman, Allen West.

I thought of some of the many things that this show will provide besides being able to see Allen West daily. The first being, his voice is resounding across the nation in more ways than one. Not only will he escalate the viewership at PJTV, he will also bring an even broader audience then they have seen before. It also merges him with the Great Bill Whittle and the always spot on Alfonzo Rachel. Who could ask for better than these three devoted patriots for America all in one location? I know I couldn’t! Besides, doesn’t the lamestream media have enough schmoozing to do these days?

Allen West, Michelle Fields and John Phillips are unbridled in their opinions and they are offering us brass tax, open honesty and their opinions are normally in lock step with most of the conservatives in this nation. Do yourself a favor, check out the sneak previews they are offering until February and make a decision to sign up and be front and center when they launch. I for one am looking forward to it and I sure hope you are too.  – Tanya

Here are some of the MANY articles I have found on the internet so far to date on Next Generation TV :

Allen West and Michelle Fields Link Up for Web Only Political Talk Show – Washington Examiner

Allen West on the Next Generation – Western Journalism

Allen West Has A New Job in Conservative Media – TampaBay.com

Michelle Fields Joins Forces with Former Congressman Allen West – Brad Cooney

Former Rep. Allen West to Start Web TV Show – Army Times

AlFonzo Rachel “Democrats Have No Right to Claim Lincoln’s Legacy” Watch for Allen West at the end.

by Pajamasmedia

Published on Jan 16, 2013

The Democratic Party opposed President Lincoln and just about every other civil rights advance in the United States. So what gives the Democrats and Hollywood liberals the right to claim Abraham Lincoln as their president? Hear what AlfonZo Rachel thinks.

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Video – Allen West “Why We Need To Stand Up for Our Future”

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Published on Jan 16, 2013

Join us in standing up for our future at: http://www.nextgeneration.tv

Allen West, Director of Next Generation Programming, discusses his plans to start a national conversation about preserving the American dream so his daughters, and all young americans, have the same opportunities in life he has.

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Allen West Joins PJ Media’s Next Generation TV as Director of Programming

Hello,

First, I want to thank you for your continuing support. I enjoyed my time serving as a member of the 112th Congress. However, those who think losing a congressional race defines me and ends my service to my country fail to realize what drives my patriotism and passion for America.

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I know many of you have been wondering what I would do next. Today, I’m excited to announce that I have joined PJ Media, LLC as their Director of Next Generation Programming. I will lead the effort to develop new programming that examines the issues of the day through the lens of the next generation, while at the same time encouraging all Americans to stand up for our nation’s collective future. As part of our new venture, I will write a free, weekly newsletter. You can check out the first edition of my newsletter below, and please sign up for it to stay informed on our work to preserve the American dream for future generations.

My parents kept the promise of America alive for me. Now it’s time for me to keep the promise of a better life alive for my children’s generation and their children’s generation. I hope you will join me in standing up for America’s future.

Visit www.NextGeneration.TV today to learn more, and be sure to sign up for my free, weekly newsletter.

Steadfast and Loyal,

Allen B. West

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Standing Up For Our Future

Greetings to all Americans, and welcome to the Next Generation weekly update.

I am so thrilled that PJ Media offered me the opportunity to lead their new, mission-critical programming that zeros in on the future for America’s next generation. Using many forms of media such as Internet TV, social media, live events, outreach programs and newsletters like this one, we will examine the challenges facing our nation through the eyes of young Americans while encouraging all Americans to stand up for our nation’s future. All of the new programming we are developing will be rolling out in February and March on NextGeneration.TV. And I’ll keep you up to date on our work to preserve the American dream for future generations right here in this newsletter every week.

You may be wondering why am I taking on this mission.

Earlier this month, my family and I traveled to Phoenix, Ariz., to attend the 2013 BCS Fiesta Bowl. It was truly great to be in such a festive atmosphere, and even see some old friends.

However, as I watched the opening kickoff, I got that deep feeling in the pit of my stomach that it would be a long evening for the K-State Wildcat Nation. So my mind started to drift and analyze what was before me.

I looked over at my two daughters, dressed in K-State purple, and thought about my first college bowl game. I considered the cost today to attend a BCS bowl game, and thought about how the college-bowl experience will be something that will be harder for future generations to afford.

Is our dollar losing such value that ticket prices may become untenable for our next generation? I remember as a kid working hard doing errands and chores for neighbors, like washing cars and cutting grass, to earn the money to go see a game.

This is just one example of traditional American experiences we must stand up for in order to preserve the American dream for future generations.

We find ourselves dealing with incredibly pressing concerns about our fiscal security. We are on track for our fifth year of a deficit larger than $1 Trillion, and no one seems to want to tackle the issue of federal government spending, which is currently near 25 percent of our gross domestic product (GDP).

Instead, hardworking Americans, like those who want to take their kids to ball games, saw a two percent decrease in their take-home pay, and are faced with eight new taxes associated with the Affordable Care Act.

We are embroiled in a seminal decision about American individual liberty and freedom. I am making a stand because I want Americans to have greater opportunities, and that should be our promise to the Next Generation. Will you join me?

Steadfast and Loyal,

Allen B. West

Next Generation Today 
hosted by Allen West
Launches Monday, February, 4, 2013.
Check back often for special previews and discussions.