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Forty years ago, 72% of House lawmakers and 78% of those in the Senate had served in the armed forces. Veteran representation on Capitol Hill has been steadily declining since the early 1970s, largely a result of the World War II generation steadily leaving public office. But those who have served in the military have a better understanding and a deeper comprehension of issues involving national security, armed services and veteran issues –issues no less important now than they were 40 years ago.

Colonel West was one of only four black Republicans to serve in the United States House of Representatives in nearly a century. In the Senate, there have been only two. As the demographics of the U.S. population shift, it becomes ever more critical to increase representation by not only black, but Hispanic and Asian American leaders as well.

The leadership PAC Colonel West established during the 2012 election cycle with the same mission helped 7 military veteran candidates win their seats in the House of Representatives.

We must ensure conservative leaders are elected who will stand as guardians of our constitutional republic, to restore our nation’s fiscal responsibility and strong national defense, limit the growth of government, unleash the free market and preserve the liberty and sovereignty of its citizens.

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Allen West “The best way to deal with Muslim pirates is to find their base of operations and kill them. They’ll get the message”

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by Allen West for allenbwest.com

Today we’re reading captured Muslim pirates Miranda rights, but in 1798 we actually formed the US Navy to fight a war with them. Why don’t we learn the lessons of history? Find ’em and kill ’em. They’ll get the message.

Here’s your history lesson for todayhttp://allenbwest.com/?p=1057

Allen West “Until America produces a president with resolve, who understands the history of this enemy, we shall not prevail”

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Written by Allen West on October 23, 2013

Thirty years ago today, on an early Sunday morning, as our Marines slept soundly in their cots at Beirut International Airport, an Iranian terrorist smashed a truck filled with explosives into their barracks. According to witnesses, the blast was so enormous, it actually lifted the four-story building into the air before it came crashing down, killing 220 Marines. It was the single largest Marine loss since Iwo Jima and also killed 18 sailors, three soldiers and six civilians. At nearly the same moment, a second suicide bomber blew up a nine-story building on the other side of the airport, ending the lives of 58 French paratroopers.

Because there were those in Washington who didn’t want the US to appear “warlike,” the Marines were unable to defend themselves. The guards posted outside the barracks that Sunday morning were not allowed to carry live rounds in their chambers.

Sadly, most Americans don’t even remember this day. But our enemies do. And more importantly, our response.

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Allen West “American military history remembers its great Airborne units”

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Written by Allen West on October 22, 2013

Two hundred and sixteen years ago on this day, in 1797, a Frenchman named Andrew Garnerin became the first person known to jump with a frame-less parachute. Interestingly, the first female parachutist was his student Jeanne Geneviève Labrosse, who later became his wife. Little did Garnerin know he would be the inspiration for a new generation of soldier: the Sky Trooper, Airborne, the Paratrooper.

I am honored to be counted as one of those who have braved the fear of jumping from an aircraft while in flight, a storied history that bonds men and women from countries far and wide. American military history remembers its great Airborne units who have made such incredible combat operations as Salerno, Normandy, Market Garden, Tagaytay, Corregidor, Sukchon, Junction City, Grenada, Panama, Iraq, and Afghanistan. The lineage of the Airborne trooper is interwoven into modern American history, and it extends across all branches of our services: Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force. Monsieur Garnerin undoubtedly had no idea that his simple stunt would result in the development of a new strategic military tactic, giving rise to the motto of all American Paratroopers regardless of age, “Airborne, All the Way.”

However, the greatest testimony to the Sky Soldier comes from the words of a towering leader from World War II, British Field Marshal Bernard Law “Monty” Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein:

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Allen West: Washington Times Op-Ed “Out of the Foxhole: Obama’s military contempt”

 

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Obama’s military contempt: The outrageous treatment of Clint Lorance

Monday, October 14, 2013 – Allen West: Out of the Foxhole by Allen B. West

for The Washington Times

WASHINGTON, October 14, 2013 – If the fact that the Obama Administration has blocked aging veterans from visiting the World War II memorial and denied death gratuity benefits for fallen warriors doesn’t seem to indicate contempt for our military, how about this most recent story?

Army First Lieutenant Clint Lorance, a 28-year-old combat leader in the 82d Airborne Division from Celeste, Texas was recently found guilty of two counts of murder in Afghanistan and sentenced to 20 years in Ft. Leavenworth.

The story of First Lieutenant Lorance has not been covered by a single major media source.

In July 2012, Lorance was ordered to take command of a platoon in the southern Afghanistan province of Kandahar, a region where I also spent two and a half years training and advising the Afghan National Army. The platoon Lorance now commanded had lost its previous leader to enemy attack.

During a patrol in enemy territory, Lorance ordered a marksman to engage two unarmed Taliban fighters on a motorcycle operating as scout spotters.

In Afghanistan and Iraq, a common enemy tactic is for unarmed fighters on motorcycles with cell phones to track unit movements. In fact, enemy combatants had previously used the tactics against this same platoon.

Photo: Defend Veteran Lorance Organization

Photo: Defend Veteran Lorance Organization

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Allen West “I suppose the killing of Army SPC Geike doesn’t fit the president or the liberal media’s race-baiting agenda.”

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by Allen West via Facebook

What is happening in Washington state? First two blacks attack and beat a World War II combat Veteran to death and now another one of America’s combat Veterans has been stabbed to death. Could SPC Geike have been Obama’s son? Does Obama feel compassion and need to make a press conference out of this tragedy? I suppose the killing of Army SPC Geike just does not fit the president or the liberal media’s race-baiting agenda. One has to wonder what the headlines would be if things were reversed? Hate crime, damn right it is. A bunch of losers hating on honorable Americans, but that is the new order in Obama’s realm.

READ: SOLDIER STABBED IN APPARENT HATE CRIME

Allen West Foundation: We face a great catastrophe if we don’t do something now to bring in more conservative veterans to lead this country!

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Dear Patriot,

There’s no doubt about it – we have an extreme shortage of veterans who are conservative in our government.

It’s no coincidence that the suffocating liberal policies of years past have come from those who haven’t served in Iraq or Afghanistan . . .Barack Obama doesn’t know what it’s like to put his life on the line for freedom. Nancy Pelosi has never surrendered an ounce of comfort for her country. Bill Clinton only knows how to make decisions from a desk chair.And with our World War II veterans no longer having an influence in Congress, we’re quickly losing the Greatest Generation and the values of hard work and sacrifice they taught us.We face a great catastrophe if we don’t do something now to bring in more conservative veterans to lead this country! That’s where the Allen West Foundation comes in. We will inspire and equip our current veterans to fill the void . . . to transition from leaders in the battlefield to leaders in public office.Did you know that the current Congress has the fewest veterans since World War II?

  • The number of veterans in public office has been declining for 40 years
  • Only 20% of this Congress have served in the military, compared to 80% in 1977
  • Of those 106 veterans currently in Congress, 23% are liberal and 77% are conservative
www.AllenWestFoundation.org/RecruitVets We need our veterans now more than ever!
Before it's Too Late, We Must Equip More Veterans to Lead. Join Us!

We can’t risk having any more politically correct individuals in office who don’t know the first thing about the military. We suffered the consequences of their incompetence in Benghazi last year . . . and now we’re facing a potential disaster in Syria!

Liberal groups recently revealed they’re targeting veterans too. They said, “[Recruiting liberal veterans] is a concerted effort, and it’s part of a surge of veterans running as Liberals in the last few years” (Politico, 9/17/13).

The Allen West Foundation is the ONLY organization that harnesses the talents of veterans and motivates them to become leaders in the conservative movement. We do this year round.

The future of our country depends on our success – and your support
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Wake up, Patriots! We must be courageous. We must do our duty. We can’t risk losing our freedoms because we’ve forgotten about the ones who faithfully served our country.

Will you join us?

Steadfast and Loyal,

Allen B. West
Lt. Col. USA (Ret)

Allen West “I am beyond Angry! This can no longer be tolerated”

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by Allen West via Facbook

Reprehensible and disgusting. Two black male teenagers are being sought in the beating death of 88-year-old Delbert Benton. Mr. Benton was an Army WW II veteran who survived combat during the bloody Battle of Okinawa. This must end! I have yet to hear a peep out of Head of NAACP Ben Jealous at all. As an Army combat veteran and son of a WW II veteran I am beyond angry. We have a problem in the black community and it is high time we taught this generation of young black men a lesson in respect, dignity, and honor. This can no longer be tolerated. Mr. Benton was an American treasure. Farewell my Brother. http://bit.ly/16RZA4l

Allen West Weekly Wrap Up via Next Generation TV 6/7/13

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When ‘Freedom’s Flame’ Burned Bright
A brief history of the battles of Midway and D-Day

This week the Center for Security Policy honored me with its 2013 “Freedom’s Flame” award — two years after giving me the greater honor of delivering a short tribute to House Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon as the “Keeper of the Flame.” Receiving the award has special meaning for me because our American history this week is all about freedom’s flame.

Too many schools fail to teach our children our history – and especially to have pride in our history. This is not just in our middle and high schools but also in our colleges and universities. Too many of our teachers and instructors also believe our country has been wrong throughout our history, and they convey their subjective perspectives to our young people.

With that in mind, I want to give a brief history lesson about what happened this week of June during two different years in the 1940s.

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The most stunning naval victory in history
Let us begin by remembering a small island atoll in the Pacific called Midway. The United States suffered a horrible attack at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, and the following day, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt delivered his “date which will live in infamy” speech.

America soon responded in the daring Doolittle raid on Japan on April 18, 1942, showing that America was not defeated and that we would strike back. However, we suffered a tough defeat May 7-8 at the Battle of Coral Sea, and the Imperial Japanese Navy fleet made its way back across the Pacific with its eyes upon a strategic location with a ready made airfield, Midway.

Admiral Yamamoto commanded the fleet, which possessed heavy confidence of aircraft carrier superiority. Indeed, the USS Yorktown was badly damaged at the Battle of Coral Sea and limped back to its home station for repair. The damage assessment after the battle predicted that it would take months to repair the ship and make it battle ready.

Admiral Chester Nimitz, commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, knew we did not have months, and industrious Americans restored the Yorktown in 72 hours. It set sail to join the USS Enterprise and USS Hornet near Midway Island.

Thanks to naval cryptologists and PBY search and reconnaissance aircraft, Americans spotted the Japanese fleet. And from June 4 to June 7, one of the greatest naval battles took place near that flat atoll.

A truly classic study in naval maneuvers and carrier tactics ensued, something this ole Army doggie would be hard-pressed to understand and certainly to explain. But the key is that the carrier USS Yorktown made the difference. Even though it eventually sunk, the carrier made a vital contribution.

Military historian John Keegan called the Battle of Midway “the most stunning and decisive blow in the history of naval warfare.” It was Japan’s worst naval defeat in 350 years and a decisive turning point in the Pacific theater of operations. The battle set the stage for the Solomon Islands campaign — first stop Guadalcanal, where heroism was defined.

The defining battles against the Nazis
Two years later during the same week, America and its British, Canadian and French allies embarked upon the greatest invasion known, “Operation Overlord.” We remember it as D-Day on June 5-6 — the event that finally liberated the continent of Europe from the stranglehold of the Nazis.

We all know the story – or perhaps I hopefully assume we do. The evening of June 4, men of the 82d and 101st Airborne divisions jumped into place behind German lines to disrupt and seize key crossroads so ground forces could push deep into the Normandy countryside.

Anti-aircraft fire spread the paratroopers all over the place and they missed their drop zones. But wherever they landed, they fought – even when dropped right on top of German Wehrmacht units in places like St. Mere Eglise.

They fought through the night to secure their objectives because they knew what would occur at sunrise. The Army Rangers braved the cliffs of Pointe du Hoc to take out German gun emplacements. Ronald Reagan remembered them in a breathtaking speech on the 40th anniversary of the landing.

Then as the sun rose, landing craft launched and scores of brave young Americans hit the beach. They were from all over our great land and wore patches of the 1st and 29th Infantry divisions on Omaha beach. They wore the ivy patch of the 4th Infantry Division, “Steadfast and Loyal,” on Utah Beach, where Army Brigadier Gen. Theodore Roosevelt Jr. landed with the assault force and was later killed in combat.

Despite massive casualties, allied forces prevailed. Within the year, Germany surrendered and Europe was liberated from the Nazis and the horrible specter of the Holocaust.

A week to remember sacrifices of the past
This week in American history is all about men and women who fought to ensure freedom’s flame was never extinguished. We should remember this week with pride and never forget their sacrifices. I am amazed that some countries celebrate the sacrifices of America greater than America celebrates them herself.

This week, if you are in the Washington, D.C., area, take the time to visit the World War II Memorial and gaze upon the tribute to the Battles of Midway and Normandy. If you just happen to get a chance to look at a piece of history, a World War II veteran, go up to him and shake his hand.

You may not have much longer to recognize them in person. Just this week we lost our last World War II veteran serving in Congress, New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg.

Parents and grandparents, if you cannot make it to the capital, sit down with the next generation this week and watch the films about that era: “Midway,” “The Longest Day,” “Saving Private Ryan” or the mini-series “Band of Brothers.”

The next generation must never forget the sacrifices of those before them in order to keep freedom’s flame burning brighter than ever. And let those sacrifices inspire us to greater exertions to guarantee that their sacrifices were not in vain.

Steadfast and Loyal,

Allen B. West

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