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Allen West, Another Neo-Con


Our ‘neoconservatives’ are neither new nor conservative, but old as Babylon and evil as Hell. Edward Abbey, American author

And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none. Therefore have I poured out mine indignation upon them; I have consumed them with the fire of my wrath: their own way have I recompensed upon their heads, saith the Lord GOD. Ezekiel 22:30-31

Allen West’s Military Service

Allen Bernard West was born in Georgia, graduated from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, and then joined the United States Army in 1983. He was deployed to Kuwait in 1991, and Iraq in 2003. In 2003, West was charged in an incident that involved the beating and simulated execution of an Iraqi police officer. He was fined $5,000, accepted a Non-judicial punishment and after 20 years of service, was allowed to retire as a lieutenant colonel after an Article 32 hearing.


West made an agonizing moral decision to save his men from a likely ambush. To do so, he shot off a pistol next to the head of a suspect, forcing him to confess vital lifesaving intelligence. Col. West didn’t do that to punish the man, but to save lives, and it worked. However, the military considered his actions to be harsh interrogation tactics.

West reported his actions to his superiors, and he had to know it would cost him his career. He very well could have ended up in prison as well as costing him personal agonies. Yet, he made the right decision and it saved his men.
In 2004, Col. West returned to Afghanistan as an advisor to the Afghan army, an assignment he finished in November 2007. During his Army career, he was honored many times, earning a Bronze Star, three Meritorious Service Medals, three Army Commendation Medals (one with Valor), and a Valorous Unit Award. He received his valor award as a Captain in Desert Shield/Storm, was the US Army ROTC Instructor of the Year in 1993, and was a Distinguished Honor Graduate III Corps Assault School.

West Runs for Congressman

In 2008, when Col. West ran for representative in Florida’s 22nd Congressional District, he lost to Democrat Ron Klein.

West was one of 32 black Republican candidates for Congress in 2010. He said he supported the Tea Party movement and rejected the notion that the movement was motivated by racism, saying the accusation was a creation of liberal critics and the news media. West was described as a “tea party star.” His stance on Islamic terrorists convinced many patriotic and conservative Americans to support him for Congress. He has even spoken out about Islamists infiltrating the military. Link He raised $5.4 million and stated that 97% of his donations came from individuals, and I was happy to be one of those individuals. I thought West was truly a Constitutional conservative, but once again, I was wrong.

Congressman West became a member of the congressional Tea Party Caucus, in February 2011. However, the TP Caucus died a quick death and was all but defunct by 2012.

On February 1, 2012, West announced that he would run for reelection from the new 18th Congressional District, which consists of a majority of the previous 16th Congressional District. He had been redistricted. He received a primary challenge from Martin County Sheriff Robert Crowder, but won the primary. Crowder later endorsed Democrat Patrick Murphy, a political newcomer and a Republican until 2011. Unfortunately, West lost his re-election bid to Murphy, and it was not only because of being redistricted, but because he had lost his grassroots Tea Party support. Here is why he lost that support:

Allen West voted for the Pigford II farm payouts to non-existent black farmers against his constituents’ wishes, and the TP people were quite angry about it. Allen apologized and admitted he didn’t do his homework. Link

Allen West supported Speaker John Boehner’s plan for cutting spending and raising the debt ceiling, even though his fellow Tea Party supporters were very skeptical. Link Cut Cap and Balance raised the debt limit against his constituents wishes. Link

When Congressman West was interviewed on the Laura Ingraham show after the debt vote, Ingraham asked him how he felt about his Tea Party supporters being very angry at him for his vote. He actually answered her by calling his Tea Party supporters, “Schizos.” Video recording

Allen West voted against cutting 100 Million from Obama care, against his constituents’ wishes. Link

Allen West voted for the horrid NDAA and insists there is nothing in the bill that would allow military arrest and detention of American citizens. I’ve read the bill and hundreds of others have too. Link Allen West was on the NDAA committee. Link And why was there a provision that would allow the president to order the death of an American citizen without a trial? Link Again, this was against the wishes of his constituents.

Col. Allen West has capitulated on his anti-Islam stance. Link He wrote a letter to members of the Interfaith Alliance which was in contrast to his previous speeches stating his stance on Islamic terrorists.

These various votes cost West his Tea Party backing. Here’s a link to West’s Congressional voting record.

West’s New CEO Position

On Tuesday, February 12, 2015, the Tea Parties in northern Texas hosted an event to welcome former Congressman Allen West to Texas. He has been named the CEO of the formerly conservative National Center for Policy Analysis, (NCPA) a national policy think tank based in Dallas. Since the libertarian Koch brothers gave the organization $570,000, the NCPA is singing a different tune. (The Koch brothers are planning to spend $1 billion on the election in 2016, partly for a Rand Paul presidency. Link David Koch is on the board of Trustees of Rockefeller University. He is also on the board of Earthwatch Institute, an environmental, sustainability, Agenda 21 group. See this map of Koch’s many connections. David Koch also supports abortion, gay marriage and stem-cell research. He is also on the board of the globalist new age Aspen Institute formerly headed by new age environmentalist, and UN Agenda 21 author, Maurice Strong.)

Under the “About” category in the NCPA website, you’ll find dozens of their experts, and the first person listed is Bob McTeer, who is best known for his 36-year career with the Federal Reserve System, including 14 years as President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and member of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC).

Another expert is Estelle James, PhD, who is a consultant to the World Bank, USAID and other international organizations. Previously she was Lead Economist at the World Bank and Director of the Bank’s flagship course on pension reform. She has also served on the Governing Board of the new pension fund in Kosovo and the President’s Commission to Strengthen Social Security in the U.S.

NCPA (Allen West) Invites Traitor to Lecture in Dallas

Sounds like a really conservative bunch of folks, doesn’t it? To top it off, the first guest under Col. West’s new leadership role is Glenn Greenwald who was a contributor for the leftist Salon Magazine and The Guardian.

The following email combines two which were sent to Col. West asking why he would allow Greenwald to speak to them:

Dear Allen,

It is beyond shocking for your organization to provide a forum for an individual who is a paid shill for the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), a Muslim Brotherhood/Hamas affiliate. CAIR is an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation trial, the largest terrorism funding trial in U.S. history.

Clearly, Glenn Greenwald, sidekick to Edward Snowden, has been engaged in aiding and abetting the Islamic terrorist enemy. Reportedly, Greenwald fed classified information to Nihad Awad, the head of CAIR and the subject of a major terrorism probe, and refused to help the FBI investigations of jihadists in America.

This is what Greenwald had to say about CAIR/Hamas:


Glenn Greenwald

“There really is no organization with which I’d rather be spending my time, or which I feel more at home than CAIR.” “I’m really glad to be a part of anything that CAIR does and to support the organization in any way that I can.” (Emphasis mine)

What is the justification for the NCPA’s invitation to a traitor and Islamist sympathizer like Glenn Greenwald?

Would you invite Nihad Awad? How about Mohammed Magid or Mohamed Elibiary?

Here is Col. West’s answer, which is also a combination of two emails:

First of all this was already scheduled before my arrival. Secondly when did Constitutional Conservatives start censoring free speech like liberal progressives?

Let me be very clear and explain something, I am not afraid to engage anyone in the arena of ideological and philosophical debate. Now, if you want to attend the event, feel free to come and ask a question as there is a 20 min Q&A session. But as I said, when did constitutional conservatives become so fearful, like liberal progressives, that they censor free speech. If you do not have the confidence in your ability to stand upon your principles against any opposing view — that is your choice. However, do not portend to take a confrontational tone with me because I do not operate in the realm of fear.
Have a great day


I would agree with Allen West, I would not want free speech censored, but neither would I invite the enemy into my house. And this is what Allen West and the NCPA have done. As well, the tone of the email was not confrontational, but informative, and it questioned the logic of the leadership in their decision to have Greenwald speak. This is certainly not what I expected of Allen West when I funded his Congressional campaign in 2010. Sadly, far too many political activists are wolves in sheep’s clothing, and Allen West has proven he is just like the rest of them.


Journalist James Foley, beheaded by ISIS, was a useful idiot

No doubt you’ve all seen this image of American journalist James Foley who was beheaded by ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) jihadists on August 19, 2014.


James Wright Foley was a freelance photojournalist covering the Syrian Civil War for Agence France-Presse and GlobalPost when he was abducted on November 22, 2012 in northwestern Syria.

The Islamic State (IS), an al-Qaida spinoff that’s better known as ISIS or ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant), demanded a $132 million ransom from Foley’s family, his employer GlobalPost, and the U.S. government for his release. GlobalPost CEO Philip Balboni stated that the company spent millions on efforts to bring Foley home, including hiring an international security firm that located Foley’s whereabouts in September 2013.

In July 2014, Obama authorized a major rescue operation involving special ops from multiple branches of the U.S. military, including the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, helicopters, fixed wing aircraft and drones. But when U.S. Delta Force commandos landed in the eastern Syrian city of Raqqa where they believed Foley to be located, they were met with gunfire. IS suffered casualties, but the American forces suffered only a single minor injury. Foley and the other hostages were not located. The operation was only revealed after Foley’s death — the first confirmed case of U.S. troops on the ground within Syria during the Syrian Civil War.

On August 12, 2014, Foley’s parents received an email from his captors taking issue with the U.S. government for refusing to pay ransom and to negotiate a prisoner exchange as Obama had done in the case of U.S. Army deserter Bowe Bergdahl, without informing and consulting Congress, thereby violating Section 1035 of the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act). The email said the IS would avenge the U.S. bombings against ISIS in Iraq, beginning with the execution of Foley.

Foley thus became the first confirmed U. S. citizen to be killed by the Islamic State.

Sadly, James Foley was also a useful idiot.

The term “useful idiot” is a descriptive term coined by V.I. Lenin. From Wikipedia:

The term [“useful idiot”] has been used in a similar sense as fellow travellers and other Communism or Soviet Union sympathizers in Western countries during the Cold War. The implication was that, although the people in question naïvely thought of themselves as standing for a benign socialist ideological cause, and as valued allies of the Soviet Union, they were actually held in contempt and were being cynically used by the Communist Party of Soviet Union for subversive activities in their native Western countries. The use of the term in political discourse has since been extended to other propagandists, especially those who are seen to unwittingly support a malignant cause which they naïvely believe to be a force for good.

Daniel Greenfield writes for Frontpage Magazine, Aug. 19, 2014, that Foley was one of a new breed of activist journalists who didn’t so much report on a story as promoted an agenda. And the agenda was obvious from his Twitter feed.

Here’s a sample of Foley’s tweets and retweets:

1. Foley was a left-winger who saw conservatives as “right-wing extremists” as dangerous as al-Qaeda:


2. Foley was anti-Israel and pro-Palestinian:

Foley4aNote: The Iron Dome is Israel’s very effective anti-missile shield.

Foley4bFoley5Note: Palestinians are committed to the destruction and elimination of the state of Israel. Article 7 of Hamas’ Charter says: “The time will not come until Muslims will fight the Jews (and kill them); until the Jews hide behind rocks and trees.”

3. Foley saw Islamic jihadists as righteous, warm and fuzzy:

Foley2Note: The Al Nusra Front was an al-Qaeda group that is now part of IS/ISIS.


Though a Catholic, James Foley had no empathy for the Christians who are driven from their homes, tortured and killed by jihadists in Syria and Iraq. He cheered on the jihadists fighting to ethnically “cleanse” Christians from Aleppo, Syria’s largest city. It is reported that jihadists have even crucified Christians (see pic below).


Instead, Foley was a Muslim sympathizer who went to Syria to support the Sunni Islamist “rebels” against the Syrian government. Like the Obama administration, Foley was an advocate of the “rebels”; his Twitter feed was full of urgings to arm the jihadists.

For certain, James Foley didn’t deserve to be killed, especially in such a brutal barbaric fashion as being beheaded. His death, however, should be an object lesson to other useful idiots.

Useful idiots being the idiots they are, I doubt they will recognize or heed the object lesson.


Rockets fired by Hamas at Israel sometimes land in Gaza, killing Palestinian civilians

Dr. Eowyn:

In the ongoing Israeli-Gaza conflict, some of the much-publicized Palestinian victims turn out to be victims of Hamas’ misfired rockets that were meant for Israel.

Originally posted on Consortium of Defense Analysts:

Gaza2A rocket fired by Hamas on July 12, 2014, falls short and crashes into United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) warehouses in Gaza

Hamas’ indiscriminate firing of rockets at population centers in Israel not only endangers Israeli lives, sometimes the rockets land, not on Israeli soil, but in Gaza itself, killing Palestinian civilians.

Israel Defense Forces (IDF) reports, via GlobalSecurity.org, July 31, 2014, that whereas the IDF strikes terrorist targets in Gaza with precision, Hamas’ aim is less than precise. Of the thousands of rockets launched by terrorists at Israel since July 8, more than 280 have landed inside the Gaza Strip. 


Some examples:

  • On the afternoon of July 28, Hamas fired a barrage of four rockets from a densely populated area in Gaza, aiming to kill Israelis. Instead, one hit al-Shifa hospital and another the Shati refugee camp, both inside Gaza. A third was intercepted above Ashdod

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While Nancy Pelosi calls Hamas a “humanitarian organization,” Egyptian media applaud Israel for its war on Hamas

Originally posted on Consortium of Defense Analysts:

Hamas rockets over IsraelThe 3-day “humanitarian” cease-fire between Israel and Hamas which went into effect yesterday (July 31) lasted all of 90 minutes before clashes erupted and Hamas militants fired rockets into Israel.  (Washington Post)

We are living in “Alice in Wonderland, Through the Looking Glass” strange times.

The present renewed war between Israel and Hamas-ruled Gaza has an interesting assortment of groups arrayed for and against the two sides.

On one side are the anti-Israel Hamas sympathizers who include the usual low-information denizens of Hollywood, U.S. college students, and Democrats.

An example of the latter is none other than a former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and the present House Minority Leader, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).

As reported by Matthew Burke for TPNN, on July 27, 2014, notwithstanding the fact the U.S. government gave Hamas the designation as a “foreign terrorist organization” in 1997 during the Clinton administration, Pelosi

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Hamas’ objective: Get Israel to kill as many Palestinians as possible

Dr. Eowyn:

A chilling look into the psychology of Hamas terrorists.

Originally posted on Consortium of Defense Analysts:

The Palestinian State is more fiction than real. Rather than a single state, it is split — geographically and politically — between the Fatah-ruled West Bank and the Hamas-ruled Gaza or Gaza Strip.

West Bank & Gaza

Hamas is designated as a terrorist organization by Israel and a number of Western and non-Western governments, including the United States, Canada, the European Union, Jordan, Egypt and Japan.

In the present renewed military conflict between Israel and the Hamas Palestinians, Hamas has fired more than 500 rockets at Tel Aviv and other population centers in Israel. The rockets have terrorized Israelis but have inflicted few casualties due to Israel’s air-defense missile system “Iron Dome” that, according to the Israeli Army, intercepted and shot down 90% of the rockets.

Israel has retaliated in reaction to Hama’s rockets. In contrast to the ineffectiveness of Hamas’ rockets, Israeli air strikes against Gaza has exacted a death toll of more than 1300 (vs. 53 on the Israeli…

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Israel’s Iron Dome missile shield intercepts 90% of Hamas’ rockets

Dr. Eowyn:

U.S. taxpayers have “contributed” more than $1 billion in total to Israel’s Iron Dome, and around $10 billion annually on a wide range of rocket interceptors at home, about which the American people seem to know little as to their deployment or effectiveness.

Originally posted on Consortium of Defense Analysts:

West Bank & GazaA year after Hamas’ seizure of power in the Gaza Strip in June 2007, the Palestinian State was split between Fatah in the West Bank, and Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

In the present renewed military conflict between Israel and the Hamas Palestinian terrorists (1) of the Gaza Strip, Hamas has not had much success with its rockets fired toward Tel Aviv and other major population centers in Israel. According to the Israeli Army, 90% of the rockets have been intercepted and shot down.



(1) Hamas is designated as a terrorist organization by Israel and a number of Western and non-Western governments, including the United States, Canada, the European Union, Jordan, Egypt and Japan


According to Barbara Ordman, who lives in Ma’ale Adumim on the West Bank, “one of the terrorists from Gaza was reported to say when asked why they couldn’t aim their rockets more effectively: ‘We do aim them, but their…

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Obama aids enemy Muslims: $ to Hamas; military contracts to Taliban/al-Qaeda


On the afternoon of July 26, 2013, President Lucifer took advantage of it being Friday to pull a stunt.

As reported by The Washington Times, citing “national security interests,” Obama waived Congress’ ban on direct funding of the Palestinian Authority (PA), despite the PA’s ties to the terrorist organization Hamas. In so doing, Obama cleared the way for $500 million of U.S. taxpayers’ hard-earned dollars to be sent as “aid” to terrorists.

Now comes news that supporters of the brutal Taliban and the terrorist group al-Qaeda in Afghanistan have been getting U.S. military contracts! As my bud, FOTM’s Steve, would say: Bring me more duct tape ’cause my head is about to explode.


Tony Capaccio reports for Bloomberg, July 29, 2013, that Obama administration officials, specifically the U.S. Army Suspension and Debarment Office (ASDO), are citing “due process rights” as a reason not to cancel the military contracts.

Worse still, according to John Sopko, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, ASDO has declined to act in 43 such cases, saying “They may be enemies of the United States but that is not enough to keep them from getting government contracts.”

In a letter accompanying a 236-page quarterly report to Congress, Sopko said:

I am deeply troubled that the U.S. military can pursue, attack, and even kill terrorists and their supporters, but that some in the U.S. government believe we cannot prevent these same people from receiving a government contract. There appears to be a growing gap between the policy objectives of Washington and the reality of achieving them in Afghanistan, especially when the government must hire and oversee contractors to perform its mission.”

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According to the report, Sopko’s agency “has found it impossible to confirm” the number of contracts awarded in a $32 million program to install barricades, bars or gratings in culverts at about 2,500 Afghan locations to prevent insurgents from placing roadside bombs. The explosives are the biggest killer of U.S. and Afghan troops. In other words —

The military contracts awarded to the Taliban and al-Qaeda include having them undertake installations to prevent the same Taliban and al-Qaeda from placing roadside bombs that kill our troops.

Did you get that?

The U.S. has 60,000 troops in Afghanistan, with plans to reduce the number to 34,000 by next February, although Obama hasn’t decided how many to keep in the country after 2014 to train Afghan forces and engage in anti-terrorist missions.

The Obama administration has requested $10.7 billion in Afghanistan’s “reconstruction” funding for fiscal 2014 to cover projects from improving local government to building roads and schools. But Sopko expressed pessimism that the U.S. can maintain effective oversight of billions of dollars in reconstruction spending as forces are withdrawn:

“Unless the U.S. government improves its contract-oversight policies and practices, far too much will be wasted. [The policy to create an effective Afghan Army, which has 185,287 troops] will remain hollow unless Washington pays equal attention to proper contracting and procurement activities to sustain those forces.”

As of March, 40,315 of the personnel working under Pentagon contracts in Afghanistan, or about 37%, were Afghan locals, according to Sopko’s report.

In another report, Sopko said $47 million that the U.S. Agency for International Development has spent on a program to stabilize Afghanistan before U.S. troop withdrawals, hasn’t dealt with the sources of instability. An audit showed that after 16 months, none of the agency’s essential program objectives have been reached and the money spent has mostly financed workshops and training sessions.

Sopko said: “It’s troubling that after 16 months, this program has not issued its first community grant. Rather, it has spent almost $50 million, about a quarter of the total program budget, on conferences, overhead and workshops.”

H/t FOTM’s WildBillAlaska.