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Lt Col West

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by J. Fox, Nov 26, 2009.

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  1. J. Fox

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    I think Lt Col West has it right. Jake513
     
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    Looks to me as though he's a candidate in District 22 AND a LTC.
     
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    WOW! Wish I could vote for him!
     
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    Wish we could all join him. Unfortunately this is what should be done in our country. Bulge.
     
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    We fought a revolution to be free from subjectatude. We became citizens, co-equal with regard to the law. Presently, we are on the road to becoming subjects once again. Europe doesn't get it, they have never truly understood citizenship vs subjectatude. This present generation so willingly subjects itself to tyranny. How sad indeed.
     
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    Some background information on LT. Col. West.

    Jake513
     
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    Lt. Col. Allen B. West speaks on Second Amendment. jake513
     
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    Lt. Col. West: Ft. Hood Shows Terrorists Are Infiltrating Military

    Sam Stein writes at Huffpo:

    Hours after 13 soldiers were shot to death in a massacre at Fort Hood, a Republican candidate for Congress (and former Fort Hood commander) is warning that terrorists are infiltrating the military and brainwashing U.S. soldiers.

    Lt. Col. Allen West (Ret), who is running for Congress in Florida's 22nd District, released a statement on Friday morning that heavily insinuated that Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan -- the soldier responsible for the Fort Hood killings -- was a Muslim extremist.

    "This enemy preys on downtrodden soldiers and teaches them extremism will lift them up," West said, in a statement titled "Terrorists Are infiltrating Military". "Our soldiers are being brainwashed."

    While admitting that more information was needed about Thursday's tragedy, West nevertheless called for a renewed effort on the part of the military to prevent Islamic extremism from penetrating its ranks.

    "The most importantly thing right now is that we objectively assess this situation," West said. "But it is imperative that we take steps to make sure this does not happen again."

    In releasing his statement, West appears to be the first politician to claim a link between Malik Hasan's shooting rampage and Islamic extremism or terrorism...

    We reported that Rep. McCaul of Austin said the same thing last night.

    A veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan, West ran and lost a race for the 22nd Districts House seat in 2008. In 2003, he was forced to resign from the army, just shy of 20 years of service, after soldiers under his supervision (and he himself) were accused of assaulting an Iraqi detainee. West claimed his actions (which included firing a 9mm pistol close to the man's head) helped prevent a planned ambush by Iraqi insurgents.

    Which shows you what kind of shape our military is in. Col. West was discharged for doing what was necessary to save men's lives, while Hasan was up for promotion.
     
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