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  • Who deserves credit for Benghazi Select Committee?

    05/03/2014 11:01:47 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 22 replies
    AllenBWest.com ^ | May 2 2014 | Allen B West
    Today Speaker of the House John Boehner announced he will finally bring to the House floor a vote on H.Res 36 which would establish a Select Committee, with subpoena powers, to investigate the Benghazi incident. We should all applaud the efforts and diligence of Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va) for his resolve in gaining some 190 co-sponsor signatures for this legislation. It’s obvious, with the recent revelations from the lawsuit brought about by citizen watchdog group Judicial Watch, that the Obama administration had little to no respect for the House Committee hearing process. Their continuing supply of heavily redacted emails is...
  • Pentagon to destroy $1 billion worth of ammo. This makes sense because…?

    04/28/2014 1:40:58 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 49 replies
    allenbwest.com ^ | April 28, 2014 | AllenBWest
    Why is the Pentagon to destroy ammunition for our men and women in uniform while the Department of Homeland Security is buying up millions of rounds of ammunition? As we asked last week, why are we decimating our military while many government agencies are arming up? You really have to wonder why, according to USA Today, “The Pentagon plans to destroy more than $1 billion worth of ammunition although some of those bullets and missiles could still be used by troops, according to the Pentagon and congressional sources. It’s impossible to know what portion of the arsenal slated for destruction...
  • More Florida voter fraud? 3000 registrations list UPS stores as residence

    04/27/2014 3:30:12 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 39 replies
    allenbwest.com ^ | April 26 2014 | Allen West
    If there is one thing I learned in the 2012 election cycle, it was about voter fraud. My conservative warrior associate, Katherine Engelbrecht, and her organization, True the Vote, took up the mantle against the St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elections, Gertrude Walker, who admitted to sending “questionable” results to the Florida Secretary of State. It was somewhat disheartening that the Florida Secretary of State and Attorney General sat back, watched the news reports, and did nothing. With that background, I’d like to share a story written by Gregg Prentice: “Voter Fraud? If they’re not catching the easy stuff, what...
  • Rep. Allen West makes the case for LAS and the A-29 Super Tucano

    06/05/2011 7:43:14 PM PDT · by DefenseMatters · 23 replies
    Built For The Mission Flikr Stream ^ | May 26, 2011 | Rep. Allen West
    The Honorable Michael B. Donley Secretary of the Air Force 1060 Air Force, Pentagon Washington, DC 20330-1670 Dear Mr. Secretary: I am writing to you about an issue of significant importance, the Light Air Support program to supply aircraft and training to the Afghanistan National Army Air Corps as well as support our partner building efforts with other allies. This is of interest to me as I was elected to Congress to protect the American taxpayer and to protect this country’s national interests and security. I served in Afghanistan training afghan officers to take on the responsibility of securing their...
  • ALLEN WEST VOTES NO (Patriot Act)

    05/26/2011 8:29:39 PM PDT · by freejohn · 38 replies · 1+ views
    Just found the complete breakdown here.
  • A picture is worth 1,000 words: Allen West vs. Barack Obama edition

    05/21/2011 9:16:00 AM PDT · by Falcon28 · 39 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 20 2011 | Meredith Jessup
  • Rep. Allen West faces tough questions at town hall in Pompano Beach

    05/18/2011 5:00:20 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 52 replies
    sun-sentinel.com ^ | May 17, 2011 | Anthony Man, Sun Sentinel
    Rep. Allen West, R-Plantation, delivered a vintage performance Tuesday — full of confidence, never backing down — even when facing a somewhat restive audience posing sometimes hostile questions. Judging from the applause, most of the town hall audience of about 300 at the Pompano Beach Civic Center was supportive of West. And when several people who didn't like the congressman, what he was saying, or the format interrupted with shouts from the floor, the majority's displeasure was clear. Anne Deon, of Fort Lauderdale, repeatedly yelled out a demand that Congress increase taxes on big corporations and people in the crowd...
  • Allen West on Obama "I can't stand the guy"

    05/17/2011 9:56:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 88 replies
    Youtube ^ | 5/17/11 | Roachenator
    Allen West unloads on the Obamanator.
  • 2012 Republican Presidential Nomination [Latest Poll]

    05/04/2011 12:12:53 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 60 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | May 4, 2011 | Staff
    Poll,RCP Average Date, 3/31 - 5/1 Huckabee, 16.6 Romney, 16.5 Trump, 16.3 Palin, 10.1 Gingrich, 8.0 Bachmann, 4.0 Pawlenty, 3.6 Daniels, 3.0 Santorum, 2.2 Spread: Huckabee +0.1
  • Allen West "On The Hot Seat"?

    04/28/2011 8:04:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Broward New Times ^ | April 28, 2011 | Brandon K. Thorp
    Sweet mercy, bring me strong liquor in large containers, for I have just learned that Allen West is "not a kitten kind of guy." Yes. Allen West prefers puppies. Didja hear that? Puppies. This information comes atcha courtesy of the Sun Sentinel. No, it does not report that Allen West prefers puppies when looking for something to strangle with his bare hands, or that he enjoys biting off their horrible yapping heads when he tires of their demands for handouts. No. The Sentinel really is reporting that Allen West ... likes puppies. And that's not all! When Allen West planted...
  • Allen West: "Obama is like a Low-Level socialist Agitator"

    04/29/2011 6:25:59 PM PDT · by Signalman · 22 replies
    allenwest2012.ning.com ^ | 4/23/2011 | A fellow patriot
    Video at Link
  • Rep. Allen West slams military diversity report

    03/12/2011 5:52:46 PM PST · by mandaladon · 42 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11Mar 2011 | Caroline May
    The Military Leadership Diversity Commission’s (MLDC) conclusion this week that there are too many white men in senior positions in the military “is a slap in the face” to those minorities who have achieved seniority, according to retired Lt. Colonel and Florida Republican Rep. Allen West. According to the MLDC’s report, released Monday, 77 percent of active duty senior officers are white, 8 percent are black, 5 percent are Hispanic and 16 percent are women. The report suggested the lack of minorities in military leadership is something that needs to change. To that end, the commission’s report includes 20 recommendations...
  • U.S. lawmakers keep quiet about Guantanamo tour (Rep. Allen West)

    03/09/2011 9:26:19 AM PST · by Libloather
    McClatchy DC ^ | 3/09/11 | Lesley Clark
    U.S. lawmakers keep quiet about Guantanamo tourBy Lesley Clark | The Miami Herald Posted on Wednesday, March 9, 2011 Rep. Allen West toured the secretive Camp 7 at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba — where the alleged Sept. 11 plotters are held — but wouldn’t say Tuesday what he saw. “There’s nothing more I can say other than the fact I saw Camp 7,” the Broward Republican told reporters on a conference call, hours after he and a bipartisan delegation of House Armed Services Committee members returned from a daylong tour of the offshore detention camp. “It looks like a Camp 7.”...
  • Lt. Col. Allen West’s battle cry: “Come and get it!”

    08/11/2010 7:17:03 PM PDT · by roses of sharon · 28 replies
    West gives a speech to staffers at the opening of a new campaign office that sounds more like a battle cry. It’s amazing. I mean really. I am so motivated after hearing this speech that I want to go down to Florida and work for him. Wow.
  • Lieutenant Colonel Allen West Campaign Ad

    08/03/2010 3:04:44 AM PDT · by Puzzleman · 9 replies · 3+ views
    Hope For America ^ | 8/3/2010 | Allen West
    VIDEO HERE.
  • Lt. Col. Allen West: ‘There’s a Storm Brewing That’s Heading for Washington’ (video)

    07/05/2010 12:12:21 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 25 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 5, 2010
    Lt. Col. Allen West speaking before the July 3, 2010 Tea Party of Fort Lauderdale rally.
  • While 4th ID Major General Presses "Be Lethal" Message, One of his own Lt. Col. Stands So Charged

    12/09/2003 4:05:51 PM PST · by Ispy4u · 48 replies · 252+ views
    Sierra Times ^ | december 9, 2003 | Debi Brand
    In seeking to find the equitableness in the case against Lt. Col Allen B. West, one struggles as the news poured out of Iraq, in regard to the action of the troops of the 4th ID--which Col West was a part of up until he was removed from his battalion command-- with in the span of one week, included the following: November 17 Reuters reported: Angered by bomb attacks ... the commander of a US battalion in Iraq sent his tanks and armored vehicles through the streets on Monday in a demonstration of firepower to insurgents. Weapons of choice: Abrams...
  • Dan K. Thomasson: The price we pay

    12/09/2003 10:00:24 AM PST · by Ispy4u · 23 replies · 197+ views
    Naples Daily News ^ | December 5, 2003 | DAN K. THOMASSON
    WASHINGTON -- An investigation that is expected to result in criminal charges against a decorated Army battalion commander in Iraq has raised serious new questions about whether there is such a thing as ethical behavior in war and if there is, to what degree one should be held accountable for violating it. On the surface, the case involving Lt. Col. Allen West seems trivial. He fired his pistol near the head of a detainee in an effort to elicit information about opposing forces. Before that, it is alleged, he did nothing to stop an interrogation that included beating the prisoner,...
  • Army Right To Punish Lt. Col. West

    12/09/2003 4:16:55 AM PST · by Ispy4u · 282 replies · 273+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 8 Dec 2003 | Jay Bookman
    Under the strain of command in a dangerous situation, Lt. Col. Allen West committed a serious error in judgment. And in a military environment, such errors by a commanding officer cannot go unpunished. Informed on Aug. 20 that an Iraqi policeman might have information about potential attacks on West and his troops, the colonel invited soldiers under his command to beat the suspect as West looked on. When that did not produce the desired effect, West threatened the prisoner, first firing a pistol into the air, then holding the pistol to the policeman's head and firing a shot into the...
  • Members Of Congress, Web Sites Back Officer Who Faces Punishment In Iraq Interrogation Case (West)

    11/28/2003 9:06:34 AM PST · by Ispy4u · 23 replies · 259+ views
    European Stars and Stripes via Early Bird ^ | November 28, 2003 | Lisa Burgess
    ARLINGTON, Va. — The Army’s investigation of an officer accused of crossing the line in an attempt to get information from an Iraqi detainee is generating a grass-roots protest among some Americans who say the safety of troops trumps any temporary violation of interrogation rules. Army Lt. Col. Allen B. West, who is assigned to the 4th Infantry Division’s 2nd Battalion, 20th Field Artillery Regiment, in Tikrit, Iraq, stands accused of actions that occurred Aug. 20, at a detainee holding site in Taji, Iraq. Some members of Congress, meanwhile, are asking whether those rules may not be too strict in...
  • (Duncan) Hunter goes to bat for Army officer's actions in Iraq (LTC West)

    11/25/2003 11:57:41 AM PST · by Ben Chad · 17 replies · 187+ views
    SignOnSanDiego.com ^ | 11/24/2003 | Otto Kreisher
    By Otto Kreisher COPLEY NEWS SERVICE 3:04 p.m. November 24, 2003 WASHINGTON – House Armed Services Committee Chairman Duncan Hunter, R-El Cajon, has joined an effort to stop the Army from punishing an officer who used force to get information from an Iraqi policeman about possible pending sniper attacks against U.S. forces by insurgents. In a letter to the acting Secretary of the Army, Hunter and a senior member of his committee said they were "highly disturbed" that the Army was considering criminal action against Lt. Col. Allen B. West for his treatment of an Iraqi policeman who an informant...
  • UPDATE LTC WEST PROCEEDINGS

    11/21/2003 5:16:36 PM PST · by STARWISE · 17 replies · 285+ views
    I received this in email from The Federalist: "From the "Department of Military Readiness"... The Army's JAG Corps finally convened its Article 32 Board to hear charges against Lt. Col. Allen West this week, with Maj. Gen. Ray Odierno, 4th Infantry Division commander, presiding. Ironically, the hearing is taking place in Saddam's hometown of Tikrit. West, a 20-year artillery officer who was stripped of his battalion command last month, stands charged with aggravated assault and communicating a threat during his interrogation of an Iraqi insurgent -- the circumstances of which West himself reported according to regulation. Of apparently little consequence...
  • LTC Al West Responds to FR Article

    11/13/2003 4:54:05 AM PST · by Jeff Head · 302 replies · 949+ views
    Personal Correspondence | 13 November 2003 | Jeff Head
    I recently wrote an article an published on FreeRepublic entitled Colonel West...you've got my back anytime. That article haas received a lot of attention and became a very good thread with people inside and outside the military analyzing and commneting on the episode in Iraq where this fine Lt. Colonel acted on his own volition in a time-sensitive, combat environment to extract information from an enemy spy within the coalition fomred and supported Iraqi Police Force. The method of intimidation Colonel West used to extract the information has become the center of controversy and is leading to military legal proceedings...
  • FReeper "Old Sarge" on Louisville Talk Radio (LTC West)

    10/30/2003 7:13:12 AM PST · by Old Sarge · 15 replies · 145+ views
    WHAS-AM | 30 OCT 2003 | Old Sarge
    Freeper "Old Sarge" called into WHAS, 840-AM this morning, to pass on the perspective of his military career on the issue of LTC West of 4th ID in Iraq. Sarge suspects that the new host of WHAS's morning talk spot, Francene, is a lurker on FR.