Video: Allen West joined Greta “On the Record” Discussed Guantanamo, Terrorist, Drones and are we more secure?

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Published on May 23, 2013

Obama On Guantanamo Terrorist, Drones & Are We More Secure? Allen West Weighs in On the Record

AW on Greta

Allen West “There can be no more excuses, the American economy is deteriorating”


by Allen West via Facebook

There can be no more excuses, the American economy is deteriorating, and has been over the last four years. Today’s first time weekly jobless claims number comes on the heels of the news of our economy contracting. I would hope we will now pay attention and stop falling for empty rhetoric and distractions.

And how ironic that today former Sen. Chuck Hagel is having his confirmation hearing after our ally Israel has received a new threat from Syria and Iran. Why? Because they stopped a shipment of arms headed to Hezbollah. Oh yeah, that is the same Hezbollah Hagel did not want to declare as a terrorist organization.

Rep Allen West President Obama’s release of a known Hezbollah terrorist is an “utter betrayal”

(WASHINGTON)– Congressman Allen West (R-FL) released this statement today after sending a letter to President Barack Obama condemning the Administration’s release, to the Iraqi court system, of a known Hezbollah terrorist responsible for the murder of an Army officer and four other service members:

“It is with great disappointment and concern that I write to President Barack Obama today with regards to Ali Musa Daqduq and the decision by the Administration to release this madman to an Iraqi court, who in turn set this known terrorist free.

Ali Musa Daqduq led a well-planned and coordinated attack in Karbala, Iraq in 2007 in which one American soldier, Captain Brian Freeman, was killed and four other service members were abducted and later murdered.

The Administration mistakenly used the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA),  which required Iraqi citizens to be handed over to Iraq before December of 2011, as a reasoning for Daqduq’s release to an Iraqi court.  However, since Ali Musa Daqduq was born in Lebanon, and was in fact a Lebanese citizen at the time of his capture, SOFA should not have applied to him.

As someone who served 22 years in the United States Army and served in both Operation Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom, I can tell you that true leadership means making responsible decisions, not necessarily popular ones.  The President had options when dealing with this terrorist.  Daqduq could have been transferred to Guantanamo Bay where he could have been tried in front of a military commission.

The fact that our President makes these kinds of decisions, while American soldiers like Michael Behenna, William Hunsaker, and Joseph Mayo remain imprisoned at Fort Leavenworth for incidents that occurred during the heat of battle, is pure hypocrisy.

I find the release of Ali Musa Daqduq to be an utter betrayal, not only to those who perished at the hands of this terrorist, but to all men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice in Iraq and Afghanistan.

I ask President Obama for a prompt and personal response to this decision. As the Commander-in-Chief,  he owes the American people nothing less.”

For a copy of the letter Rep. West sent to President Obama, click here.



Rep. Allen West reading letter from dear friend remembering Israel Park Hotel bombing – Video

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Rep. West reads a heartfelt letter written to him over the weekend from friend, Mark Kahlberg, a first responder in the Park Hotel bombing in 2002

Congressman Allen West Nov 2, 2011 – U.S. Must Understand 21st-Century Combat – Roll Call Special

By Rep. Allen West

Special to Roll Call

  • Nov. 2, 2011, Midnight

Today’s paradigm of battle and combat operations is completely different from what I experienced in 1982 when I was commissioned as a young lieutenant in the U.S. Army. At that time, the battlefield was much simpler.

In broad strokes, there was the Soviet Union on one side and the United States on the other. We were familiar with their tactics and equipment, and they with ours. Both sides wore uniforms, and every now and then we would stage war games on border control missions.

That paradigm has completely disappeared, leaving in its place an asymmetrical battlefield with non-uniformed, non-state belligerents using unconventional weapons and tactics. If the United States is going to be successful in protecting its citizens and interests, it must quickly understand and adapt to this new battlefield and be prepared for success and victory.

While America may lack an appropriate strategic level perspective, we will never lose at the tactical level on the ground because the United States has the best soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen the world has ever known. But without the correct strategic and operational goals and objectives, we will find ourselves on the proverbial hamster wheel. No matter how much effort we exert on the wheel, we will not make forward progress.

To begin with, we must correctly identify our enemy. It is frankly naive to say we are at war with “terror” because a nation cannot be at war with a tactic. Imagine, if during World War II, the United States went to war against the “blitzkrieg” or the “kamikaze.”

Further, we cannot narrowly define the enemy as simply al-Qaida or the Taliban. It is just as ridiculous to say we declared war against the 12th German Panzer Division or the 55th Japanese Infantry Regiment in World War II or the 7th Guards Tank Division during the Cold War.

Before the rise of al-Qaida, the terrorist group which had inflicted the most damage on the United States was Hezbollah. Now Hezbollah has become a very capable military force, albeit one without state or uniform — so capable in fact, it has armed missiles within striking distance of every city in Israel.

The Obama administration has failed to identify Hezbollah as an enemy. On this 21st century battlefield we are not fighting against a single organization, leader or nation. We are fighting against the ideology of Islamic totalitarianism, manifested at a tactical level as terrorism, which knows no country and recognizes no borders.

Until we, as a nation, are able to correctly and openly identify our enemy, we will continue to put our men and women on the ground in harm’s way without a clear mission for success. Once we have identified the enemy, we must ensure we have clearly identified the specific strategic level objectives to effectively fight. I believe there are four:

1. Deny the enemy sanctuary. The number one asset our military has is strategic mobility. When that is curtailed by a focus on nation-building or occupation-style warfare, we eliminate our primary advantage, and worse, our military forces become targets. Because this enemy has no respect for borders or boundaries, we must be willing to take the fight directly to him.

2. Cut off the enemy’s flow of men, material and resources. We have to interdict the enemy’s flow of resources in order to prevent the ability to fund, supply and replenish his ranks.

3. Win the information war. Unfortunately, the enemy is far more adept at exploiting the power of the Internet, broadcast media and dissemination of powerful imagery. In addition, I fear our media now sees itself as an ideological political wing. If we cannot fully use our own national informational power as an asset, we will lose the strategic battle, if not our country.


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Can Congress Steal Your Constitutional Freedoms? – by Judge Napolitano

by Judge Napolitano

Can the president use the military to arrest anyone he wants, keep that person away from a judge and jury, and lock him up for as long as he wants? In the Senate’s dark and terrifying vision of the Constitution, he can.

Congress is supposed to work in public. That requirement is in the Constitution. It is there because the folks who wrote the Constitution had suffered long and hard under the British Privy Council, a secret group that advised the king and ran his government. We know from the now-defunct supercommittee, and other times when Congress has locked its doors, that government loves secrecy and hates transparency. Transparency forces the government to answer to us. Secrecy lets it steal our liberty and our property behind our backs.

Last week, while our minds were on family and turkey and football, the Senate Armed Services Committee decided to meet in secret. So, behind closed doors, it drafted an amendment to a bill appropriating money for the Pentagon. The amendment would permit the president to use the military for law enforcement purposes in the United States. This, of course, would present a radical departure from any use to which the military has been put in the memory of any Americans now living.

The last time the federal government regularly used the military for domestic law enforcement was at the end of Reconstruction in the South, in 1876. In fact, the deal to end Reconstruction resulted in the enactment of federal laws forbidding the domestic use of American military for law enforcement purposes. This has been our law, our custom and our set of values to which every president has adhered for 135 years.

It is not for directing traffic that this legislation would authorize the president to use the military. Essentially, this legislation would enable the president to divert from the criminal justice system, and thus to divert from the protections of the Constitution, any person he pleases. And that person, under this terrifying bill, would have no recourse to a judge to require the president either to file charges against him or to set him free.


Congressman Allen West Official Statement 9/29/11 A Terrorist is dead


Statement on the Killing of Al Qaeda Terrorist Anwar Awlaki  (WASHINGTON)


Congressman Allen West (FL-22) released this statement today on the killing of Al Qaeda terrorist Anwar Awlaki:

“Today,  the networks of Al Qaeda and other radical Jihadist organizations across the world have taken a major blow.  Anwar Awlaki has been killed in a joint intelligence and military operation with United States and Yemeni forces.  Awlaki utilized Social Media and the internet to reach millions of young “Jihadists in training,” with his You Tube videos and other means of communication.  Because he was American born, he was an essential part of Al Qaeda’s mission to recruit American citizens in their terrorist vision for the world.   Not only was Awlaki behind failed attempts to blow up American airplanes, he was known to have inspired Major Nidal Malik Hasan to allegedly kill 13 people at Fort Hood, Texas in late 2009.

“I congratulate the United States intelligence and military in this very important successful operation.  The killing of Awlaki reinforces the advantage of strike operations over nation building occupation warfare on the 21st century battlefield.  As we celebrate today, let us not become complacent, as there is still much work to be done to rid the world of this evil radical Islamic idealogy. Let Awlaki’s death be a signal that Al Qaeda, and all terrorist networks and their allies will be destroyed.  No matter how long it takes or where they are hiding, they will be hunted down and killed.”

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