Monday, May 31, 2010

Allen West Uses Memorial Day as An Opportunity to Ask Forgiveness of War Criminals

Allen West uses Memorial day as an opportunity to ramp up hatred against Muslims, attack US Military Leadership Decisions, and ask forgiveness for war crimes.
Allen West embodies what the rest of the World hates about AMERICA, and legitimizes that which he continually spreads fear about.
Those who demean the Character of America to Justify their actions are the true enemy of this Republic.

Excerpt from West's Website:
"As we are a Nation at war with Islamic totalitarianism and state sponsored terrorism, let us stop to give honor to those who have made the “last full measure of devotion”. Sir Edmund Burke stated, “all that is needed for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing”. God has blessed us with an indomitable spirit of Americans who throughout history have done something, defended us, that is what they do."

"At a time when our Military is being used as a pawn in a game of political special interest payback, we must never forget their sacrifices. We must remember those in harm’s way who are under the restrictions of horrific rules of engagement. We must all remember that 10 US Army Soldiers, such as 1LT Michael Behenna, sit in Ft. Leavenworth prison for doing what our Country called them to do."

Michael Behenna was found guilty of UCMJ Article 118, unpremeditated murder and sentenced to 25 years confinement for killing a detainee under his supervision who he was ordered to release.

What war crimes does West not condone?

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


It seems we have ruffled the delicate campaign feathers of South Florida's Favorite Freedom Clown.
Allen West mentions our blog and Twitter account in his latest blog post. Allen West loves to talk about Freedom but I guess he doesn't respect the most important 1.

"Lastly, I addressed the true “party of political intimidation” last month, the Democrat party. And it did not take them one month to prove me right, and personally as well. Ron Klein decided to attack one of our campaign volunteers who just happens to work for a local news station. His subversive, immature, and petulant actions resulted in a very professional person to be confronted at her workplace, and publicly humiliated by the Palm Beach Post. As well, there has sprung up a “No West FL-22 Blog” in South Florida along with a “No West FL-22 Twitter” account. There are a couple of interesting twitter comments posted, “November is hunting season and there is no bag limit”, which is followed by this sent out 13 May at 8:30am, “I will skin you personally West”."
Funny, we did submit a police report but do you think it will get any attention. Do you think the mainstream media will report this twitter post?

My metaphorical reference was in retaliation for the numerous retweets of a statement West made in reference to a hunting quote by Ted Nugent. It seems that West is real good a dishing out the tough talk but cannot take it when returned.
I am a pacifist I don't beat, torture, and threaten to kill people to get them to say what I want.
I wasn't even engaged in this fight until you started threatening Democrats. You began this WAR OF WORDS with your violent rhetoric by threatening Klein and Democrats by saying


Below are some tweets from your supporters doubtful the Democratic Party will file charges against all your ridiculous violent metaphors.

RT @stagestop: @AllenWest2010 As Ted Nugent said, "November is hunting season, and there is no bag limit." He cracks me up. Hope he's right.

8:46am, May 13 from Twitterrific
RT @Palinspired RT @stagestop: @AllenWest2010 As Ted Nugent said, "November is hunting season, & there is no bag limit." He cracks me up

RT @stagestop: @AllenWest2010 As Ted Nugent said, "November is hunting season, and there is no bag limit." He cracks me up. Hope he's right.

RT @stagestop: @AllenWest2010 As Ted Nugent said, "November is hunting season, and there is no bag limit." He cracks me up. Hope he's right.

RT @stagestop: @AllenWest2010 As Ted Nugent said, "November is hunting season, and there is no bag limit." He cracks me up. Hope he's right.

7:36am, May 13 from TweetDeck
RT @JimFBrown: RT @stagestop: @AllenWest2010 Ted Nugent said, "November is hunting season, & there is no bag limit.". @billmiller6600

RT @stagestop: @AllenWest2010 As Ted Nugent said, "November is hunting season, and there is no bag limit." He cracks me up. Hope he's right.

7:32am, May 13 from TweetDeck
RT @stagestop: @AllenWest2010 As Ted Nugent said, "November is hunting season, & there is no bag limit.". Hope he's right. @billmiller6600

The New Jack Bauer Republicans

The New Jack Bauer Republicans
Two Iraq veterans who left the military after surviving charges of crimes against detainees are running for Congress. And far from minimizing the incidents, both candidates have put the accusations front and center in their campaigns, attracting rock-star adulation from conservatives nationwide in the process. But critics, including human-rights activists, veterans, and now even defeated primary opponents, warn that their records should disqualify them from office.
Benjamin Sarlin from the Daily Beast reports on the renegade soldiers.
Read more:

'This Night Stays Within 2-20 And 2-20 Only'

An American officer has been stripped of his command after pleading guilty to assaulting an Iraqi detainee during interrogation

Army Lieutenant Colonel Allen B. West, who brandished a pistol and threatened to shoot an Iraqi police officer while interrogating him in 2003.

Before that August night he had never conducted or witnessed an interrogation. He was a commander, overseeing an artillery battalion of some 650 soldiers and officers.

Many months before the Abu Ghraib prison scandal raised questions about whether the military was permitting or tolerating the mistreatment of detainees, the Army pointedly rejected Colonel West's aggressive tactics during that single interrogation.

West fired his pistol near the head of the prisoner, threatened to kill him, and allowed his troops to beat the man.

Said West: "Yes, there had been sporadic body punches and shoving to the individual, which I witnessed but did not allow to get too brutal."

West admitted to pushing Hamoodi's head into a clearing barrel full of sand, which is typically used for clearing weapons. West then put his gun into the same barrel, near Hamoodi's head and fired.

"In my anger I do not know if I fired two shots in to the barrel or one into the air and another into the barrel," said West in his sworn statement.

Military Investigation
Q: When you heard the first shot did you think the LTC had shot the detainee?
A: Yes.
Q: Why did you think he shot the detainee?
A: He seemed very frustrated he wasn't getting the right answers. He was getting more and more upset. It was like it was the last straw.
Q: How many times did LTC fire his weapon near the detainee's head?
A: 3
Q: After the incident, did LTC tell you not to talk about the incident?
A: Yes.

No plans for attacks on Americans or weapons were found. Colonel West testified that he did not know whether "any corroboration" of a plot was ever found, adding: "At the time I had to base my decision on the intelligence I received. It's possible that I was wrong about Mr. Hamoodi."

Soldiers set up surveillance in hopes of catching those involved in the ambush, which was supposedly scheduled for the next day. But the attack didn't occur. A search of Hamoodi's home reportedly turned up no evidence of the plot.

Hamoodi, who was interviewed by the New York Times nine months after the interrogation, said that he was never involved in any assassination plot and that the information he gave was induced by fear of death.

Hamoodi was detained for 45 days, then released without having been charged. West told the Times, "It's possible that I was wrong about Mr. Hamoodi."

During a closed-door tribunal Friday in the town of Tikrit, West was found guilty of three counts of aggravated assault and a single count of communicating a threat. The ruling was issued after West pleaded guilty to misconduct.

When disciplinary proceedings were commenced against West, senior congressional Republicans, including Senator John Warner and Congressman Duncan Hunter -- who as chairs, respectively, of the Senate and House Armed Services Committees, had their hands on the Pentagon's pursestrings -- intervened aggressively to protect him. The result: instead of facing punishment that could have included prison time, West got off with a fine, a reprimand and early departure from the service.

If he were to be found guilty at a court martial of the two articles against him, West could have faced 11 years in prison, a military prosecutor told CNN.

The investigation found probable cause that West violated two statutes of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, which forbade threatening a prisoner and assaulting him. The army initially moved forward with a criminal prosecution of West, until a hearing officer dismissed the case, fining West $5,000.

The military decided against court-martialing Colonel West. He was fined $5,000, and he submitted his resignation, which becomes effective this summer, when he will retire with full benefits.

Army to instead relieve West of his command, fine him $5,000, and order him back to the United States, where he will be allowed to retire.

The Army filed criminal charges against him, an article 32 hearing was conducted at which West admitted wrongdoing, and ultimately he was fined $5,000 for misconduct and assault and then allowed to resign from the military. The Army concluded that his actions were criminal and that "his crimes merit a court-martial." Had West been prosecuted and convicted, he could have faced as much as 11 years in prison, a dishonorable discharge and forfeiture of pension and benefits.

His case not only began as a criminal proceeding, as Pincus notes; it ended with a finding that his actions were criminal. He avoided prison only because powerful members of Congress intervened.

West received a nonjudicial punishment -- the path that accounts for 90 percent of infractions of the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

The military said that through his actions against the detainee, West "disobeyed laws, ignored orders . . . and mortgaged future discipline in his unit. Without discipline, there is no trust, no cohesion, and no higher purpose for which we fight."

And what became of Allen B. West? He was lionized by right-wing talk radio and named the "Man of the Year" by FrontPage Magazine, a vehicle of radio talk jock David Horowitz.