@AllenWest Joined @SteveMTalk Show | Putin a ‘Judo Master’

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By Bill Hoffmann for Newsmax

Former Congressman Allen West of Florida says Russian President Vladimir Putin used the ideology behind martial arts and his days as a spy to outmaneuver President Barack Obama on Syria.

“Putin is a judo master and if you understand what judo is, it’s to take the perceived strength and the weight of your opponent and counterbalance it and use it against them and that’s exactly what Putin did,” West told former Michigan Congressman Pete Hoeskstra, guest host of “The Steve Malzberg Show” on Newsmax TV

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“He was able to lay out all of his points, really attack what we feel have been our strength as the United States of America – our respect of international law, human rights and dignity, our use of military force only when we believe it was necessary, and our belief that we are an exceptional nation.

“Barack Obama said that we’re really not. He said every country feels that they’re exceptional. So he was pretty self-consistent.”

West, director of NextGeneration.TV, said Putin’s former position as senior official head of the KGB also helped in his argument that the U.S. should not use military force against the Assad regime.

“They know how to get inside your head and get inside your decision cycle and that’s exactly what he has been able to do,” he said.

West said Putin’s editorial in The New York Times, in which he argued against U.S. military action, made him look “like the adult in the classroom . . . like the global diplomat.”

Putin is also setting the stage to be a major wheeler-dealer in the Middle East, West believes.

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@AllenWest America Can Do Better!

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Tuesday evening at the end of his 16 minute speech, President Obama stated, “terrible things happen across the globe…we should act, that’s what makes America exceptional.”

I find his words utterly disgusting because the next day we remembered the four Americans who were abandoned by President Obama to die in Libya. Obama offered no righteous indignation or call for a moral obligation to avenge and punish the Islamic terrorist murderers responsible or this tragedy. In fact, Obama has labeled it a “phony scandal.”

Where is the outrage?

Christians are being butchered daily…where is his outrage?

Israel is taking rocket and missile fire…where is his outrage? 

The late August chemical attack against the Syrians was not the first. Some 100,000 Syrians had already been killed by conventional munitions…where was his outrage then?

Obama has shown incompetence and weakness in his foreign policy, and has not presented a credible threat to Assad and Putin. If he wanted to respond he could have. God knows he did not seek congressional approval for Libya! Instead, he has been strategically outmaneuvered by Putin, lost the initiative, and allowed Putin to look like a statesman while he looks like a confused community organizer.

American can do better.

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

P.S. I will be on the O’Reilly Factor on Fox News tonight at 8:00 PM EDT. I hope you can tune in!