Allen West “The difference, Mrs. Clinton, is that not only did we allow Americans to be murdered, we destabilized Libya”

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Written by Allen West on November 7, 2013 for allenbwest.com

Regarding the abandonment and murder of of Ambassador Chris Stevens, State Department IT Specialist Sean Smith and former US Navy SEALS Ty Woods and Glenn Doherty, Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton infamously ranted before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee “what difference does it make?”

Well, beyond her and President Obama’s obvious negligence, there is a new threat,: the proliferation of shoulder- fired Man Portable Air Defense Systems (MANPADS), one of the world’s most deadly weapons.

According to a Washington Times article these shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles are making their way into Syria and falling into the hands of al Qaeda as well as US-backed Free Syrian Army.

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@AllenWest “Watching the news on the incident at the US Navy Yard in Washington DC”

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by Allen West via Facebook

Stuck in Kansas City as my US Airways flight Sunday was cancelled. Watching the news on the incident at the US Navy Yard in Washington DC. First, my condolences to the families of those who have lost their loved ones and those wounded. Second, God bless America, but a preliminary analysis indicates this was a targeted attack against US Navy Sea Systems Command – a planned assault. And yes, there are some indicators and warnings that parallel the shooting at Ft. Hood. I don’t care what anyone says about my assertions. Leaders look objectively at trends.

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@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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Another Fine Obama Mess
The president’s bumbling Syrian policy keeps getting worse.
I have listened to countless experts, pundits and self-acclaimed strategists give their insights into the current Syrian episode, and some of these folks could not find their way out of an open-end paper bag. Unfortunately, many of them are part of the Obama administration.President Obama addressed the nation on Tuesday evening to make his case for the United States to embark upon military action in Syria. However, Obama ended the speech calling for a “pause,” especially because he had just been outmaneuvered by Russian President Vladimir Putin and lacked congressional votes for an attack.The speech ended up being totally confusing, and if I were his adviser – nah, hell has not frozen over – I would have told him not to give that pointless speech.

The realities of Syrian war

First of all, if America is concerned about the use of chemical weapons, we need to understand their delivery method. Chemical weapons are delivered via surface-to-surface systems, normally artillery shells, or even rocket and missiles. These mobile platforms are easily hidden. In Gaza Strip, Hamas Islamic terrorists have converted garbage trucks into multiple rocket-launcher platforms.You also cannot attack a chemical weapons stockpile without creating a larger and more deadly event because high levels of heat are need to destroy the weapons. In other words, we cannot bomb Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s delivery means or his chemical stockpile.Furthermore, the “rebel” forces in Syria may have used chemical weapons. They simply could convert chemical weapons shells into improvised explosive devices and detonate them in target areas based upon prevailing winds for maximum effect.

So when Obama says he intends to degrade Assad’s ability to use chemical weapons, he cannot do that without “boots on the ground.” The best way to deliver precision-guided munitions against mobile targets is to have someone on the ground “lasing” the target and communicating with the aerial delivery platform.

Standoff weapons such as Tomahawk cruise missiles also are only effective against stationary targets, and you can bet by now that Syria’s mobile systems have been repositioned into areas that would yield high levels of collateral damage.

And let us not forget that Syria has one of the most sophisticated and intricate surface-to-air missile systems in the world thanks to our Russian friends. Any U.S. air campaign would not be a walk in the park. Only the boldness of the Israeli Air Force enabled that country’s airmen to enter Syrian airspace and attack targets.

Also remember that air power does not win a ground engagement, as we learned from the folly of Bill Clinton against the Serbs in the Balkans. I still remember the pictures of Serbian forces giving us their version of the “finger” as they conducted their retrograde operation. Their systems were intact.

There are no good guys

Some people believe that bombing Assad’s airfields and air force would be just punishment for using chemical weapons. Well, do that and you may tip the balance of the civil war to the rebels – and we may not want to do that.They are no different from the rebels we assisted in Libya. The Free Syrian Army, led by Col. Riad al-Asaad, initially defected from the Syrian Army and Assad regime. The problem is that the FSA has been sorely neglected in armament, capability and logistical support. If the United States were to somehow find a precision means to support the FSA, we would have to fight Assad’s forces and the Islamists under command of Brigadier Gen. Salim Idriss and the Supreme Military Council.Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the Muslim Brotherhood (i.e., al Qaeda) support the SMC. The two most prominent of the Islamist forces are the Jubhat-al-Nusra Front and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. These are not organizations we want to tip the balance toward, as we did in Libya.

And no better, Iran and Hezbollah are aligned with Assad. This is really a schism between Sunni and Shiite Islamists. The window of opportunity for our intervention closed some two years ago.

Is the use of chemical weapons against civilians horrific? Yes. But the level of brutality and beheadings that occur in most of the Islamic world are just as horrifying. One can read daily about atrocities being committed from Nigeria to Egypt, to the Gaza Strip, to Iraq and to Pakistan.

We cannot embark upon a venture under the guise of having a responsibility to protect unless we want to be all over the world – and the Obama administration has severely decimated our military capability.

We also cannot talk about Syria without examining the unintended consequences of Obama’s ill-conceived operation in Libya. Motivated by far fewer casualties than in Syria, Obama, without congressional approval, provided air and naval power to Islamists. They later showed their gratitude by attacking our consulate and murdering Ambassador Chris Stevens, information management officer Sean Smith, and former U.S. Navy SEALS Ty Woods and Glenn Doherty.

The Islamic terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, was a true national security interest, yet Obama showed no indignation, save against a crude video that his team said inspired the attack. He ordered no response or military action, and now he wants America to forget Benghazi even as he insists that we must act in Syria.

Obama actually referred to Benghazi and his abandoning of Americans under attack and dying as a “phony scandal.”

We’re playing chess, not checkers

I will not be guilt-tripped into believing we must act in Syria because President Obama went off teleprompter. World War I began based upon miscalculations and a series of uncontrollable events that were set in motion.Syria is not our problem; it is the problem of President Vladimir Putin and Russia. If they want to maintain a warm weather port in the Mediterranean Sea, let Putin decide whether he wants Syria to fall into the hands of Islamists.Putin has shown himself the master strategist and outmaneuvered Obama this week, even writing an op-ed in The New York Times. The Obama spin masters cannot twist this into a favorable position for their confused community organizer.

Strategically, if Obama wanted to have an influence, he would have maintained a residual force in Iraq, but campaign promises override strategic vision. Obama plays foreign policy checkers, not chess. He said his foreign policy involved “pivoting away from the Middle East,” and he has abdicated American influence in the region, to the detriment of Israel, by doing just that.

The real fight in the Middle East for America is against the Muslim Brotherhood and their spawn, and against Iran. They must be defeated.

You want to do something related to Syria? Provide logistical support to Jordan and the Syrian refugee camps. Start supporting the Egyptian Army in crushing the Muslim Brotherhood and Islamist forces in the Sinai Peninsula. And at some time we will have to conduct a strategic strike against Iran, but let’s not tell them we are coming and what the targets are!

We must develop better alliances with the minority ethnic groups friendly to America – Assyrians, Copts, Kurds and others. Yes, I support an independent Kurdistan, which would be a great friend to America.

We also need to promote American energy security. That means developing our own resources and telling OPEC and the Organization of Islamic Countries to take a hike. Lastly, let’s reaffirm our commitment to our best ally in the Middle East, Israel.

America needs strategists and leaders who know how to play chess, not checkers.

Steadfast and Loyal,

Allen B. West

@AllenWest “We now see what a second term of Jimmy Carter would have looked like”

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by Allen West via Facebook

The Chinese have a proverb: “may you live in interesting times.” Well, my fellow countrymen and women, ponder these events of the last 48 hours. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s op-ed in the New York Times where he chastises America regarding following international law, the use of brute force, and downplaying our concept of exceptionalism – on that point he agrees with Obama. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad accuses America of arming and supporting Islamic terrorists and threatens to not surrender his chemical weapons unless we abandon any pursuit of military action. Lastly, today, the head of the AFL-CIO, Richard Trumka, will meet with the President and Vice-President over Obamacare, demanding it be fixed or repealed unless they get a tax subsidy for their membership. Now what option do you think Obama will take? Elections have severe consequences and now we see what a second term of Jimmy Carter would have looked like. America will survive this folly into liberal progressive socialist weakness, but it is going to hurt.

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@AllenWest “I find his words utterly disgusting”

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by Allen West via Facebook

President Obama stated at the end of his 16 minute speech, “terrible things happen across the globe….we should act, that’s what makes America exceptional.” I find his words utterly disgusting because tomorrow we will remember four Americans who were abandoned by President Obama to die in Libya. I found no righteous indignation and call for a moral obligation to avenge and punish their islamic terrorist murderers – matter of fact, Obama called it a “phony scandal.” Christians are being butchered daily, where is his outrage? Israel is taking rocket and missile fire, where is his outrage? Some 100,000 Syrians had been killed by conventional munitions, and this was not the first chemical attack, where was his outrage? Obama has shown incompetence and weakness 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. 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.

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@AllenWest Thanks to Obama’s ineptitude, the balance of power is shifting in the Middle East, and it’s not in our favor.

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by Allen West via Facebook

Thanks to Obama’s ineptitude, the balance of power is shifting in the Middle East, and it’s not in our favor. In a couple hours, we’ll watch the President take credit for avoiding military action no one supported – thanks to his “deft diplomatic touch.”

The fact is, Syria is not our problem, it is the problem of Vladimir Putin and Russia, and whether or not they want Syria to fall into the hands of Islamists. Strategically, if Obama wanted to have had an influence, he would have maintained a residual force in Iraq. But campaign promises override strategic vision.

The real fight in the Middle East for America is against the Muslim Brotherhood and their spawn — and Iran. They must be defeated.

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@AllenWest Syria should be seen as a long chess game, deserving of patience and skill. Obama has neither

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by PJ Media

Published on Sep 10, 2013

Syria should be seen as a long chess game, deserving of patience and skill. Obama has neither. Listen to Col. Allen West’s take on what should be done in Syria and the region. Or rather, whether anything can be done.

@PJTV @AllenWest As President Obama prepares to address the nation tonight about possible military action in Syria, everyone has something to say about the matter. The situation should be seen as a long chess game, necessitating patience and skill.

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@AllenWest “You Don’t Put Our Military At Risk To Just To C.Y.A.”

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Published on Sep 9, 2013 by: Mass Tea Party

If & When You Fight a War You Fight To Win Period! You Don’t Put Our Military At Risk To Just To C.Y.A.
Sec Kerry: US Strike On Syria Would Be “Unbelievably Small” – Allen West & Rand Paul On The Record

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Sec Kerry: US Strike On Syria Would Be “Unbelievably Small” – Allen West & Rand Paul On The Record

@AllenWest “Melt down the White House phone lines, email, Facebook, and Obama’s twitter with a simple message”

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by Allen West via Facebook

It’s Obama and his acolytes are embarking upon a media blitz to convey a failing message of US military engagement in Syria. Why should we listen to President Obama? He didn’t listen to the American people on Stimulus, Obamacare, Fast and Furious, IRS scandal, NSA, not to embrace the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, and various other actions contrary to our Constitution. Most egregious was Obama not listening to the American people, and without Congressional approval, taking his unilateral venture into Libya creating an Islamist base of operations. This week we shall remember the four Americans who were abandoned by Barack Hussein Obama and Hillary Clinton as they came under attack a year ago on 9-11. I am imploring and encouraging those Americans who love this country to embark upon their own blitz. Starting Monday through Tuesday evening, melt down the White House phone lines, email, Facebook, and Obama’s twitter with a simple message, “Remember the Benghazi 4.”.Where are Obama’s exertions and media blitz over the murder of Ambassador Christopher Stevens, IMO Sean Smith, Ty Woods, and Glenn Doherty? NO to military action in Syria. Remember the Benghazi 4!

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