by Leslie Burt
WRITTEN ORIGINALLY on 06-23-2011
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Allen West Knows the Enemy
Radical Islamism is on the rise across the globe and within the United States. Our policies to deal with the threat have been inadequate through several administrations. The problem lies in the liberal philosophies political correctness and appeasement. The refusal to recognize that Islam is more than a religion has blinded us to the threat we face. As a result, we are more vulnerable than ever to Islamic terrorism and the more gradual but even more dangerous civilizational jihad. The Obama administration has taken us on the wrong course. We need new leadership at the top to reset our policies back to the conservative approach of peace through strength. There is only one leader in our midst that understands the enemy and is courageous enough to go against a tide, which may be politically correct but is most assuredly factually wrong. His name is Allen West R(FL-22) http://west.house.gov/
Radical Islamism Defined
Radical Islamism is one of greatest long term threats to our national security. While portraying itself to the West as merely a religion, it is much more than that. It is a totalitarian theo-political, social and economic system that guides every aspect of the believer’s lives through a system of jurisprudence called Sharia law. Sharia law is completely incompatible with our values and freedoms set forth in our constitution. It mandates intolerance to other religions, prohibits freedom of conscience by mandating the death penalty for apostasy, orders the death penalty for homosexuality and discriminates against women in a most brutal and dehumanizing way. It is a threat because the openly stated goal by both mainstream clerics and terrorists is a global Islamic caliphate, subject to Sharia law.
The Threat is Real
The threat is from both violent and civilizational jihad. Civilizational Jihad is perhaps the greater threat due to its stealthy nature and the ability to hide behind our anti-discrimination and freedom of religion laws.
Andrew McCarthy, author of “The Grand Jihad- How Islam and the Left Sabotage America” explains in this interview with FrontPage that “The Grand Jihad is an effort to dig deeper into what that national security challenge is, and in particular, to stress that terrorism is only a small subset of it. Islamists consider themselves to be in a “civilizational jihad” — their words, not mine — against the West. They use terrorism to great effect, but the battle proceeds on every conceivable front in our society: the media, the academy, and our politics, law and culture. And their aim is nothing less than the “destruction of the West” — as Sheikh Yusuf Qaradawi, the Muslim Brotherhood’s spiritual guide (and probably the most influential Sunni cleric in the world), puts it, “to conquer America” and “conquer Europe.”
The link below is the bone chilling, incredibly detailed original document authored by the Muslim Brotherhood discovered by the FBI during the Holy Land Foundation trial and submitted as evidence. Scroll past the Arabic section to get to the translation:
An Explanatory Memorandum On The General Strategic Goal for The Group In North America 5/22/1991: http://www.investigativeproject.org/…ts/misc/20.pdf
The Obama Doctrine
The elusive Obama Doctrine is founded on appeasement, multilateralism, globalism, internationalism.
From the Wall Street Journal:
“This is the Obama conception of the U.S. role in the world—to work through multilateral organizations and bilateral relationships to make sure that the steps we are taking are amplified.” —White House National Security Council spokesman Ben Rhodes, March 10, 2011, as quoted in the Washington Post “Whatever else one might say about President Obama’s Libya policy, it has succeeded brilliantly in achieving its oft-stated goal of not leading the world. No one can any longer doubt the U.S. determination not to act before the Italians do, or until the Saudis approve, or without a U.N. resolution. This White House is forthright for followership”.
“When the U.S. fails to lead, the world reverts to its default mode as a diplomatic Tower of Babel. Everyone discusses “options” and “contingencies” but no one has the will to act, while the predators march.” http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000…095426116.html
Ed Morrissey at Hot Air: Over three weeks ago, I asked whether anyone could identify an “Obama Doctrine” in foreign policy that covered the triggers and limits for American intervention. One intervention and a prime-time speech later, most of us are still wondering.http://hotair.com/archives/2011/03/2…bama-doctrine/
Charles Krauthammer for National Review: “Obama thinks anti-Americanism is a verdict on America’s fitness for leadership. I would suggest that “leading from behind” is a verdict on Obama’s fitness for leadership.” http://www.nationalreview.com/articl…es-krauthammer
Here is the National Security Policy of the Obama administration. I dare you to get even halfway through it. We are in trouble: http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/defa…y_strategy.pdf
Where Obama’s Policies Have Gotten Us
The consequences of Obama’s foreign policy have been disastrous. By projecting weakness he has emboldened our enemies. It started with the Cairo speech, where he invited the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood to be guests in the audience thereby lending them legitimacy and support. Today, Egypt is set to return to Islamic fundamentalism with the Brotherhood at the helm and they are forming new alliances with Iran, Hamas and Hezbollah.
Obama’s inaction in Iran during their green revolution and reliance upon diplomacy for nuclear nonproliferation has emboldened Iran. Iran could be as close as two months away from having a nuclear weapon. Our traditional allies in the fight against terror and advancement of democracy have been thrown under the bus. Israel, in particular, has been put in grave danger due to Obama currying favor with Islamists.
The misguided Muslim outreach program here at home is also dangerous and self-defeating. It has put in place policies that make us blind to stealth jihad. We have put Muslims of questionable loyalties to our country in sensitive and powerful positions at all levels of government according to Paul Sperry, author of “Infiltration: How Muslims Spies and Subversives Have Penetrated Washington”
Steve Emerson of the Investigative Project on Terror, testified before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Terrorism Non-Proliferation and Trade. In his testimony he documents the ill-advised partnerships with Islamists. Here is the link to the complete text:
Whitewashing Islamic Jihad
President Obama has surrounded himself with people who are trying to whitewash Islamism.
John Brennan, the Counterterrorism advisor to the President said in a presentation to the Center for Strategic and International Studies, “We are not at war with Islamic Jihadist’s”. Below is a video of that presentation, via Right Scoop.
James Clapper’s incredible mischaracterization of Muslim Brotherhood: Via Hot Air, In response to questioning from Rep. Sue Myrick (R-N.C.) about the threat posed by the group, Clapper suggested that the Egyptian part of the Brotherhood is not particularly extreme and that the broader international movement is hard to generalize about.
“The term ‘Muslim Brotherhood’…is an umbrella term for a variety of movements, in the case of Egypt, a very heterogeneous group, largely secular, which has eschewed violence and has decried Al Qaeda as a perversion of Islam,” Clapper said. “They have pursued social ends, a betterment of the political order in Egypt, et cetera…..In other countries, there are also chapters or franchises of the Muslim Brotherhood, but there is no overarching agenda, particularly in pursuit of violence, at least internationally.”
Peace Through Strength
The conservative approach to national security and foreign policy has always been to maintain a strong military and be willing to act alone militarily if necessary when in our national interest. Conservatives also believe in providing strong US leadership in forming international coalitions. In contrast with Obama’s attempted use of diplomacy and multilateral dialogue in dealing with nuclear proliferation, the conservative approach would be a much more hardline carrot and stick approach.
In the present political climate, with the influence of the economic downturn, the rise of the tea party movement and war weariness on the part of the American people, the Republican Party is beginning to move away from the idea of costly and ineffective nation building.
What conservatives are looking for in a leader is a person who believes in American Exceptionalism, unapologetic of our role as the world’s number one superpower.
In the coming 2012 elections, voters will want to know where the candidates stand on radical Islam and national security.
Allen West, a Leader For Our Time
The most knowledgeable and outspoken candidate is Congressman Allen West R(Fl-22) who is running for reelection to his seat. http://west.house.gov/ There is a growing movement to draft him to run for president.
Allen West’s insightful, well researched views on Islam, jihad and domestic foreign policy have put him in the spotlight and his interviews on the subject have become youtube hits.
The West doctrine was expressed in his CPAC speech;
- Peace through vigilance, through resolve, through strength.
- He mentioned the famous Edmund Burke quote, one of my personal favorites: “All that is required for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.”
- He quoted Sun Tzu: “To know your enemy, and to know yourself, and to know the terrain or the environment, in countless battles, you will always be victorious.”
- And then he made the most important statement of the night: “Peace begins with courageous leaders who are willing to identify and define our enemy, and their objectives, because political correctness has no place in our national security strategy.” (the crowd screamed and another standing ovation ensued)
- He said he was appalled that the Fort Hood shooting was treated like workplace violence.
- He said “A new America, a secure America, means that we can ill afford to have a twenty-first century Sir Neville Chamberlain moment.”
- He said “And yes, yes I do have a problem with granting American Constitutional rights to terrorists while we attempt to and have imprisoned our own warriors for killing terrorists.” (another standing ovation – there were so many during this speech)
- Here’s another money quote: “The dawn of a new America means this: Secure our borders and enforce our laws. Recognize the emerging threats on the Korean peninsula. Recognize the threats that are coming out of South and Central America. And confront the radical Islamic non-state, non-uniformed belligerents who transit freely across borders, killing and promoting a seventh century ideology that is anathema to the values of America and to Western civilization.”
- He said that we must never forget that Israel is our greatest ally in the Middle East, and vowed that “I shall never let Israel down.”Hat tip winteryknight
The Video of Allen West’s famous CPAC speech can be found here:
Allen West further outlines his strategic vision for the US role in the 21st Century Battlefield at the Heritage Foundation: http://www.therightscoop.com/watch-l…y-battlefield/
Allen West knows himself, he knows the facts and he knows the enemy. He has a strategic vision for the United States of America. Were he President, he would not let political correctness overshadow the harsh reality of the threats facing America today. Allen West, as the oath of office commands, would always put America first, protecting her from enemies both foreign and domestic.