Written by Marshall Frank
SUNDAY, 11 APRIL 2010 09:14
The most vital threat facing the future of America, is not health care, not inflation or housing, the sinking dollar, not our image abroad. It's Radical Islam and the inroads that global jihad is making toward the ultimate goal of world domination either through terror or by infiltrating our infrastructure.
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All other issues are trumped by this threat, because if they succeed, none of the above will be relevant any more. There won't be a constitution to protect any of us. We will be ruled by Sharia Law. Well...our grandchildren will.
That's why we need leaders, now, who are willing to fearlessly bring these issues to the attention of Americans, and to fight against this enemy as strongly as we fought against Nazis, Imperial Japanese, and the Communist Soviet Bloc.
The 535 members of congress - 100 senators and 435 House members - are too smart, too close to the facts and too well informed, not to know about this threat. Most are short sighted - only concerned with winning their seats, and dealing with the "Now" issues. This is not about Democrat and Republican, conservative or liberal. It's about protecting the liberties of our great grandkids in future generations.
Sue Myrick is one Congressional representative (R-NC) who has had the guts to speak out and call it what it is. Newt Gingrich, former House Speaker, has had the guts to speak out in clear language, how serious this threat really is. There are few others. They are too afraid. Political correctness will be the death of us.
Along comes a fellow, U.S. Army Lt. Col. Allen West, (Ret.) From Palm Beach County, Florida. West is not afraid. West has self-educated himself to the history and world dynamics of global jihad and makes no secret of where he stands. He is running for congress this year in Florida's 22nd District.
West is a multi-decorated veteran, including the Bronze star, having served in Operation Desert Storm and in Iraq. His one career tarnish stems from a 2003 accusation of prisoner abuse during an interrogation of a suspect in Taji in which his troops had allegedly struck the man. West admits that he fired his pistol into a barrel, near the man's head. At the military hearings, West was asked if he would do it again. His response: "If it's about the lives of my men and their safety, I'd go through hell with a gasoline can."
The suspect cracked and coughed up information about a planned ambush on West's convoy, thwarting the attack. According to West, there were no further ambushes on U.S. forces in Taji until he left his leadership post on October 4, 2003.
If true, the shot into the barrel was worth the bullet, and the suspect's soiled underwear.
During his campaign, West - an historian as well - has demonstrated his awareness of radical Islam's sordid history and the impending threat to the free world. He is one politician that is unafraid. He is someone we should be listening to. And, if he makes it to Washington D.C., there might well be more that will follow his lead.
That's what this blog is all about, electing American patriots into office, versus...the non-patriots.
Please view a couple of videos which highlight the view of Col. West and judge for yourself.