Dear Mr. President: May I enlighten you on the definition of “war?”

Sir:

One of the foundational writers career military officers must read is Prussian general and military theorist Carl von Clausewitz, whose unfinished work Vom Kriege (On War) is viewed as a classic read on strategic military theory.

Clausewitz’s work ties together the importance of politics and the will of the people to the prosecution of military operations. One of his key statements was a simple definition of war, which he defined as
an act of violence intended to compel our opponent to fulfill our will.”

As I listened yesterday to the incessant misstatements about this Taliban release episode emanating from various “all knowing” pundits — it was evident they had not read Clausewitz, and I’m fairly certain you, Mr. President, have not as well.

If Clausewitz’s assertion was correct, I must ask if the actions of releasing the senior leadership of the enemy evidence our ability to impose our will?

In attempting to defend those actions, many have said we are coming to the end of a war, and thus prisoners are always exchanged. Mr. President, simply declaring that we are ending a war does not end anything. May I remind you it is only possible to end a war by two means: winning or losing — not simply deciding to leave.

It is also impossible to have a “war on terrorism,” because a nation cannot fight a tactic. It would be as ridiculous as asserting World War II was fought against the blitzkrieg or kamikaze.

Wars are fought against differing ideologies. We fought for our independence against monarchism. We fought World War I against European nationalism. During World War II we fought against Naziism, fascism, and Japanese imperialism. The Korean War and the ensuing Cold War were fought against communism.

And so today we find ourselves fighting against Islamic totalitarianism (Islamism) — which uses terrorism as a tactic. Where we have failed is in understanding this 21st Century battlefield from a strategic perspective — and that is a bipartisan issue.

How can the war be ended? Has there been some declaration signed by the parties involved? A cease-fire? A surrender? The Taliban is not a nation-state nor are they recognized under the Geneva Convention, since they are a non-state, non-uniform belligerent organization occupying the battle space. So why would we enter into negotiations with them? We just elevated their status — with a little assistance from a terrorist-supporting nation-state, Qatar.

Prisoner exchanges are done between nation-states after there is a cessation of hostilities, and agreements of surrender have been signed — the Taliban is still fighting. And as long as Islamists continue their quest of jihad, then we are at war against them. We are strategically engaged in an ideological war, that nasty little thing no one in your administration or your faithful media wants to talk about, but must.

If we could go back in time to talk with General von Clausewitz, based upon his work and thinking, whom do you think he would say has imposed his will upon whom? I think he would surmise that in this current global conflagration, it is not the United States.

It may be too late in your term to suggest you rethink your definitions of war and victory. But I certainly hope your successor, the next Commander-in-Chief, will know something about military strategy and be familiar with Clausewitz and Vom Kriege.

But most of all Mr. President, I believe I speak for many Americans who are appalled that you would release the enemy, in fact their senior level leadership, to return to the battlefield during a time of war. Can you explain to me how those are the actions of a committed Commander-in-Chief, and not someone who is aiding and abetting the enemy?

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Mike Boatman
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Nicely said Col. West, now, how do we deal with a collaborator in the White House?

Redag
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As always Col West can articulate like no one else can. Thank you for continuing your fight for this great country

Mark
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The question that still has not been answered is whose side is the president on? I have my feelings towards that one.

TruthWFree
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The Muslims of any stripe.

WestPoint78
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There was never any declaration of war in Afghanistan. YOu can call it an extened police action, a reconnaissance in force, whatever. But it aint a war. And so walking way does in fact end it. So there is no surrender agreement and no formal anything. To include prisoner exchanges. IT just KILLS Allen West that he has to sit on the sideline and bark like some toothless hound, bayng at the full moon and Barak Obama is the Commander in Chief.

Cynthia Banks
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President Obama himself said the real War was in Afghanistan and that was where he was going to fight and he increased the troops it. Was he wrong he declared it a war? He hasn’t ended the war because the Taliban and Al Qaeda have not stopped fighting. So what he wants to do is walk away and say, America quits. And then he let’s Bowe’s daddy declare victory with the Islamic Bismallah, on White House Grounds, declaring victory and claiming USA for Allah. Please get a little more informed.

Michael Barranti
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Hahaha, nice troll. The Bismallah is nothing to do with declaring victory.

Earl Lee
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He’s been sitting on the sidelines and complaining since the good people of florida decided they didn’t want a NUT representing them!

The_Patriot
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It kills you to know that being the fraud you are really sucks after all

WestPoint78
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i’m really under your skin aren’t i? It just KILLS you that I graduated from West Point and have a successful life while you work at KFC, were never in the military and didn’t even graduate college.

The_Patriot
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Not under my skin, though I must say it is fun living inside your head for free

WestPoint78
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skin, get new glasses gramps. The only way you could get into my head was if i bought a 3 piece chicken dinner you fried up at KFC for me during you afternoon shift. All you do is call people names. you are irrelevant.

Earl Lee
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HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAH!!!! KFC!!!!

WestPoint78
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He got fired from Mc Donalds Earl……..he calls me a fraud and a traitor and whines and i’ve asked him to tell me about his education and military experience but apparently he has neither. Who’s the fraud?

The_Patriot
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You don’t like being called what you are. A fraud. You don’t like the truth. Truth hurts, especially a failure at the same time. You don’t like it that you have been found out. How does it feel to be a total failure? Must really suck to be you.
Names are labels, in this case and you wear the truth well.
Careful now, don’t let your brains go to your head! You just might say something intelligent and the NSA is challenged enough by you

delahaya
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No, it just kills us that you’re supporting the worst president who ever was.

WestPoint78
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nope, that would be Bush.

The_Patriot
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No sorry you lose again

Earl Lee
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No…that would be BUSH!!

The_Patriot
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nope sorry it is now and how convenient you don’t want to recognize current events, you have to stop living in the past earl pull your head out of your ass

Michael Barranti
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Ever includes the past, dumbass.

J_in_TX
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There was never a declaration of war in Korea, but we didn’t just walk away. It ended with all sides agreeing on a cease fire. There was never a declaration of war in Vietnam, but we didn’t just walk away. It ended with the Paris Peace Accords between all sides including the return of POWs. One would think you would know that if you truly were West Point 78. Barack Obama is no CinC. He wouldn’t have any idea how to lead a latrine cleaning detail, much less the Armed Forces of the United States.
Cynthia Banks
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J this nut was never at West Point, he mocks and uses the military, just his leader, Barrack Hussein Obama

WestPoint78
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obama has gotten elected and relected tiwce and is in fact CINC. Frosts your ass doesn’t it? What have you done with your life? you aren’t even toliet paper to wipe his ass with. we didn’t walk away from Vietnam? Huh? you remember the hueys being dumped over the side to make room for more refugee’s or the line of people on top of the mebassy getting on huey’s to evacuate? We didn’t walk away, we RAN away. Ask OBL and most of the Al Qaeda leadership what they think of OBama. OH WAIT, YOU CAN”T, THEY ARE DEAD. unlike… Read more »
Cynthia Banks
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He cheated you fool. How do you get 110 % voter turnout in Ohio and 140% in Florida. Exit polls showed Romney winning, and that why Mrs. Romney was shocked when they announced the President had won. This President has never played by the rules, his marriage was arranged, to hide his gay life style. He is the biggest fraud I’ve ever seen. He has no conscience and has not upheld the Constitution of the United States, he and Eric Holder have been obstructing justice throughout his entire term.

WestPoint78
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oh my god lady, the voter fraud stuff was debunked YEARS ago. What cave do you live in? Is fraud the only word you know? YOu just keep yelling fraud, the rest of the countryis pulling away from you at light speed. YOu are angry. I get it. You have been completely marginalized and are irrelevant. get over yourself.

J_in_TX
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Yeah jerk off I remember the Huey’s being pushed over the side and the refugees lined up to evacuate. While you were tucked nice and cozy in your West Point bed I was there participating in the evacuation. And, you’re right. It frosts my ass that a sorry POS like Obama heads our armed forces, just like it did to have Clinton’s name on my retirement certificate. Toilet paper to wipe his ass. LOL. Obama isn’t fit to wipe any service member’s ass. I spent a big part of my life wearing the uniform of this country. What did you… Read more »
Michael Barranti
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It frosts my ass that a supposed Vet like yourself has such disrespect for the POTUS. But then I look back on 18 years of service and think “nah, just because you put on a uniform doesn’t make you smart, right, or a saint, nor does it spare you from criticism.”

J_in_TX
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Why should I have any respect for a man with Narcissistic Personality Disorder who has no respect for the military or this country? Where does it say, just because he is the President, that I have to respect him? Respect is earned. He hasn’t earned it.

Michael Barranti
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No respect for the military? Are you blind, or do you just uncritically swallow stories that fit your personal narrative?

J_in_TX
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Look in the mirror. There are none so blind as those who will not see.

Cynthia Banks
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This President has betrayed this nation over and over again, he has not earned any ones respect, especially our military. I thank you for your service, but that is where it stops. Evil is evil and this man reeks of it.

Michael Barranti
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Nice of you to speak for the whole military, not really sure who you mean though.

Cynthia Banks
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And Colonel West was the brightest most informed in congress who would not sell out his beliefs, for anyone. So they gerrymandered his district, so he wouldn’t be re-elected. My stupid party did that to him. He was one on the most honorable men there who has served his country well. You on the other hand, don’t use you real name, or your picture, so I consider you a coward. Not one I would look up to.

WestPoint78
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I led sorry POS soldiers like you when i was on active duty. Whiny, sniveling, uneducated….. god, the memories……

Cynthia Banks
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WestPoint 78 You coward you’re even afraid to show your picture. A real soldier and leader has no fear. I sign in with my real name and photo. My late and first husband served two tours in Vietnam, And then joined LAPD became a undercover narcotics detective. HE was shot and paralyzed in 1983 and died in 1989. He was a hero who would have never done what you are doing you are a fraud.

WestPoint78
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i’m a coward? you don’t know me lady, how do you rush to that judgment. Ironic how judgemental all you right wing Jesus freaks are though…he’d be SO proud……

WestPoint78
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you put a name and a picture up and you have credibility and i’m a fraud? Un huh….and i know you are cindy banks how? what a joke.

WestPoint78
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who died and left you in charge of the opinion police?

Cynthia Banks
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Gee that was the question I had a for you. Michael Barranti

Michael Barranti
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Only a fool has no fear.

Cynthia Banks
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I fear the Lord and him only. The Lord commanded believers not to fear and fret not, he is with me always. I fear not what man can do to me. I only live the please the Lord. So if that makes me a fool, I’m a fool for the Lord, Amen And you fear the shadows on the internet. Maybe the NSA is going to get you.

Cynthia Banks
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And gosh you type a name.

The_Patriot
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Again with the lies.u would never have this attitude if you really were at West Point, You are a Fraud and a disgrace to your family

J_in_TX
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The only whiny, sniveling, uneducated soldier in this conversation is you. Maybe if you were better educated you wouldn’t be such a clueless waterboy for your master Obama.

WestPoint78
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tell me about your education? you even got a GED? you are SO typical of the narrow minded enlisted mentality. And from Texas……well known for its residents of stunted intellectual development. And when the BEST you can put up is Joh McCain and Sarah or Mitt and Eddie Munster, you get what you deserve. No telling what could have happened with those numbskulls running things.And by the way, Admiral Bill McRaven is a huge hero who said Obama was “the smartest guy in the room” during the Bin Laden raid. That really must frost your ignorant enlisted ass. I rest… Read more »
J_in_TX
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Let’s see loser. I have a M.S. degree from college and a PhD from the school of hard knocks. I have more real world experience than you ever will. Obama’s not even the smartest man in an empty room. Sarah Palin has more intelligence than Barry could ever hope to have. Strong, smart conservative women like Sarah just make limp wristed liberals like you piss their pants don’t they.

Michael Barranti
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From College. Nice. I too went to “college” when did you graduate?

WestPoint78
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Sarah is the laughing stock of America. She flunked out of college. Obama went to Columbia and Harvard Law. Butshe can see Russia fromher fornt porch…LOL. Hillary’s excrement is more intelligent than Sarah. You don’t have an M.S, you have MS of the brain. And i think McRaven has FORGOTTEN more than you will ever know. Real World experience? if there any other kind? Liberals generally don’t date women with double digit IQ’s. We leave them for knuckledraggers like you.

Cynthia Banks
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I’m sorry but the Saudi’s paid for Barry’s education and he passed with flying colors due to his race. He couldn’t even write a good speech. But he read them real well. When the teleprompter is down he can’t function. He hasn’t got an original thought, he was brain washed as a child in a Muslim country, and he does what his handlers tell him to do, to create a Caliphate. His democrats, inside the White House say he pays little attention to governing, it’s hard to keep his attention, it is golf and parties and traveling. This man child… Read more »
WestPoint78
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columbia grad and harvard law. He’s got more brains in his toenails than you Cindy. And Admiral McRaven says he “is the smartest guy iin the room and show the judgment of a guy with 35 years of military experience”. Let see , who should i beleive, the guy who heads Spec Warfare for the country or you?…wow…..this is a tough one……Sorry Cindy Lou Hoo, you lose….I’ll take McRaven’s opinon over yours in a nanosecond. Bush was dangerous, that’s why we have all these dead bodies/.

J_in_TX
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Well, let’s see moron. My IQ is in the 140-150 range. Guess that puts me about 75 points above you. Sarah never said she could see Russia from her front porch. That’s made up by liberals like you to discredit her. Although I highly admire Adm. McRaven, even he is wrong at times. Oh, and Hillary and her excrement. That’s all she is. And by the way, if it wasn’t for some very good Senior NCOs along the way you would still be trying to get promoted to 1st Lt (if you ever did make 1st Lt). You running down… Read more »
ViniVidi
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“I can see Russia from my house.”
-Tina Fey, SNL

J_in_TX
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That quotes Tina Fey, not Sarah Palin.

ViniVidi
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You are correct. Thank you for clarifying my post.

Michael Barranti
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I’ll just bet you told an O-3 that. Hahaha, you’re pretty funny.

WestPoint78
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Made O-3 in less than 4 years. Sorry. I out ranked you the day i graduated. And if you told me to get out of your face, you’d have gotten an Art. 15 or a court martial. See, like i said, a sniveling whiny enlisted guy. I had a number of great nco’s. I would have run you out. Gladly. And if you have a 150 IQ why’d you spend 30 years as an enlisted man? You can’t possibly be over room temp for IQ. And you cannot discredit Sarah, she has no credibility ot begin with. PLEASE run her… Read more »
J_in_TX
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I didn’t hear anyone but you say I spent 30 years as an enlisted man. Typical liberal. Always think you are the only smart person in the world when, in reality, you aren’t even close.

Michael Barranti
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No, you just left a lotta clues that you did more than 20 and retired.

The_Patriot
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delahaya
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No, we’re upset about Obama because of record high prolonged unemployment, record high food stamp dependency, record high homelessness, record high deficits, increasing poverty rates, record low economic growth, first ever downgrade of our nation’s credit and on and on. We’re also upset that Obama got twice as many soldiers killed in half the time in Afghanistan as under Bush. You are either lying about West Point or have turned traitor if you think releasing enemy leadership during wartime is a good idea. You can split word meanings all you want but we are in armed conflict with the Taliban.… Read more »
WestPoint78
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unemployment has been cut in half. The stock maket has almost tripled. People are on food stamps because the gOP refuses to raise the minimum wage to even allow people to earn a living….payback to their fat cat corporate friends. Bush dumped the economy in th toilet pissing 6 trillion down the drain on his lying wars. Bengazhi is the fake scandal that will get hiillary elected, PLEASE keep it up. you just are either blind or ignorant. And you could only dream of getting into West Point, say nothing of graduating. you graduate high school? ever serve? who’s the… Read more »
The_Patriot
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you’re the fraud

The_Patriot
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Unemployment has been cut in half? You mean half the people gave up trying to find jobs they do not exist. Therefore the are off the market! You deliberately avoid the facts to make your argument work, but again you fail miserably. The stock market is no indication of the economy as a whole because it is just companies and the rich who buy and sell on margin

WestPoint78
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Read it and weep. Facts. Bush pushes it to 10% and now its down to 6. Sucks when you are wrong, doesn’t it? some times, when you don’t now WTF you are talking about, which for you concerns just about everything, its best to keep your mouth shut. http://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LNS14000000

The_Patriot
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right you read government stats, they bend the truth. Percentages to tell a story that just isn’t true. You are a sorry excuse for a lib never mind a dumb troll.

WestPoint78
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it hurts when you are wrong and exposed as ignorant, doesn’t it? i guess. I wouldn’t know. tough to look at 10 down to 6 under Obama. And its gonna get better which will get Hillary in and old toothless hounds like you can spend the rest of your lives baying at full moons going STARK RAVING MAD….LOL

The_Patriot
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If you could sell stupid? You’d be a millionaire

WestPoint78
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already one, primarily because i got a college degree and learned how to lead people. Your KFC shift end early?

The_Patriot
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You are likke hell. You got as college degree in Bullsheet, You are a fake, a fraud. A snivelling whiny little kid whose a wanna be.

The_Patriot
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Don’t you realize that there are enough people to hate in the world already without your working so hard to give us another?

Have you considered suing your brains for nonsupport? Maybe it is too late for you

The_Patriot
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You have Diarrhea of the mouth; constipation of the ideas. You are stuck on ignorant and lame

Don’t let your mind wander — it’s too little to be let out alone.

J_in_TX
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Correct. The current stock market has no correlation to the current real world conditions. The only reason the market is where it is today is because of the massive money printing scheme QE & QE2.

Pat Nash
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How long will this administration be allowed to terrorize the American people?

Earl Lee
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Until Jan 2017…HAHAHAHAHAHAHHA

hpeetiep
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Ask Nixon he knows all about that kind of stuff Allen… Did you forget about the little deal he made for McCain who by all standards was considered a traitor..

docsmith
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A traitor? You misspelled “John Kerry”.

Michael Barranti
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No, it was definitely McCain who was a POW for less than 72 hours before he sought preferential treatment because his father was an Admiral, and started spilling his guts about his Carrier Group’s capabilities.

delahaya
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Where do you make this crap up from?

Michael Barranti
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John McCain’s book, Faith of our Fathers, maybe you’ve read… Hahaha, who am I kidding, you probably haven’t picked up a book since Go Dog Go.

The_Patriot
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It was also John Kerry or are you so young that he pulls the wool over your eyes. He and Jane Fonda were the biggest traitors to this country since Benedict Arnold

TruthWFree
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Have you proof of your McCain accusation? I too wondered about that since he appears ready to reach across the aisle to the unprincipled godless liberal DemonRats….did he do that in prison with the North Vietnamese? Have not heard anyone who shared prison with him make that accusation. I have no fondness for McCain, but he is a little higher than Kerry and Obama and Hillary and Reid and Pelosi are way below that. How can you support this devious illegal dictator Obama who cannot prove Constitutional eligibility to be POTUS? But you probably think Jane Fonda is a heroine… Read more »
Michael Barranti
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Wow, you people desperately need to be locked in an institution.

Michael Barranti
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I missed where the Declaration of War was. Maybe you can help me, Allen B. West, Admitted War Criminal? The world is truly gone mad, First Sarah Palin calls Bergdahl dishonorable because he allegedly walked away from his sworn duties (although he did it on personal moral grounds, not for money, so maybe that’s the difference), Then Ollie North calls out the President for financing terrorist organizations, now Allen B. West, Admitted War Criminal who locked people up in Abu Ghraib with no evidence of wrong-doing lectures the President on proper conduct of “war”. Here’s something else Clauswitz said, Allen:… Read more »
Cynthia Banks
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Go home Michael and stick you head in the sand…..

delahaya
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MIchael, you are truly a petty “intellect”. The funny thing is how clever you obviously think you are are, even as you spout juvenile “arguments” straight from a pothead convention.

DCW16
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The Congress did vote, including many Dhimmicraps to go into Afganistan and Iraq. Not so though for Libya, and the almost Syria debachle.

Bergdahl is a strage dude, his father is equally loonie . . . could be they are YOUR fellow travellers . . .

Michael Barranti
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You know what’s funny? Until he started talking about going into Syria, the Republicans were all like “Why isn’t Obama doing something”, then when he drew the line they were all like “How dare Obama do something.” Same thing for Libya, Same thing for Bergdahl, same thing for, well, just about everything. Only ignorance or irrational hatred could cause such bipolar reactions to him.

DCW16
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Got criticized for the Libya nonsense . . . then he sent the Ambassador to Benghazi to meet with the Turks to arrange a weapons transfer from Libya to Syria to help his moooslime brotherhood friends . . . Syria the Clown in the WH drew “Red Lines” on TV . . . what an idiot . . . then had to kiss Putin’s ass to bail him out. Bergdahl was a deserter and may have done treasonist acts, yet to be proven, but the dope in the WH should have consulted Congress . . . even Finestein says so.… Read more »
Grumpy
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There was no declaration of war when Democrat Harry Truman took us into a war that killed 38,000 nor was their one When LBJ decided it was good politics to get 58,000 of us killed in Vietnam was there? It doesn’t matter why he deserted, by every account that wasn’t drafted by Obama’s spin artists and left wing pundits, he did desert. And according to many accounts he did so with the intention of switching sides.. That actually fits the Constitutional definition of Treason.. It is reasonable to assume the White House was aware of that when they pulled that… Read more »
Michael Barranti
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Also, last I checked, Ike never actually had command experience before being made Supreme Allied Commander.

delahaya
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Are you that stupid? Ike was a general and had been one. That he why he was eligible to be Supreme Allied Commander! By definition, and action, generals have command experience.

Michael Barranti
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No, I’m actually quite well read. You should try it. Ike never held an active command prior to WWII, he was always a staff officer.

DCW16
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Bet they just grabbed him off the street, eh Michael?

Kind of like the Community Organizer in Chitcago becomes president . . . lol Is that how it happened?

Michael Barranti
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You’re pretty bright.

DaleBret
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Check again, please!

Michael Barranti
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Sure:

“Although his administrative abilities had been noticed, on the eve of the U.S. entry into World War II he had never held an active command and was far from being considered as a potential commander of major operations.”

DaleBret
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Thanks! The source would have been helpful but I’m still having trouble believing Ike had no command experience before becoming supreme commander. Maybe he had a commander sometime between December 7, 1941 and D-day the Fifth of June. I remember folks thinking maybe it should have been Monty but I was only a toddler back then.

Michael Barranti
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Any history book on the subject, or biography of Ike would do.

DaleBret
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Good thought. I did some reading. Ike’s command experience was limited, in WWI, to command of a training group. He then served about a decade as MacArthur’s chief of staff and later served some years with Marshall; chief of staff bears responsibility for many decisions but full responsibility was with MacArthur and Marshall. During WWII he was in command of the US Army troops in Europe for a bit of time before becoming the Supreme Allied Commander. There were others, more experienced in commanding units or single armies but no one with experience commanding armies from several countries. Your sources… Read more »
lgwatson
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Looks like he did a good job. We won.

Grumpy
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And Patton’s amount to routing the Bonus Veterans..

Yeah Ike sent some advisers, but it was LBJ who turned it into a war..

Michael Barranti
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Patton served in the Pancho Villa expedition in command of Troop C, 13th Cavalry Regiment, in WWI commanded a Tank Brigade. Between WW1 and 2, he held several commands in 3rd Cavalry, including the one where he ran down the Bonus Army (Funny enough, “Traitorous Commie/Socialists” of their time, I’d think you’d cheer for that sort of behavior on this board).

Michael Barranti
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By whose account? Post some that aren’t rumors and blogs. If he intended to collude with them, why was he still resisting and fighting his captors three years into his captivity? That’s like two years, three hundred and sixty three days longer than McCain resisted his…

Also, Ike started us off sending advisors into Vietnam in 1954.

The_Patriot
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Were you there? NO, were you there to know he fought his captures? NO. They weren’t his captures if he sought them out, which he did. There are witnesses to that. He went of his own free will. No one forced him at gun point to walk away from his duties. No one forced him to sign up to begin with. No one forced him to give Information about troop strength and strategies. He willingly did all of that. The other lie that was told to us was that his health was in jeopardy and clearly from the video of… Read more »
Michael Barranti
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Explain to me how an idiot Private could find the Taliban in the area in just a few hours when the whole Army couldn’t find them in ten years.

The_Patriot
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He walked out on his own and asked the locals. they pointed in the direction and he walked until they picked him up Not such a hard thing really

Michael Barranti
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Were you there? NO

The_Patriot
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neither were you

Michael Barranti
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Not in 2009, no. But I can find Paktika province on a map at least.

The_Patriot
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the following is a first hand account written by another soldier who was there Thomas Owens Forwarded from Jeff Howard: We were at OP Mest, Paktika Province, Afghanistan. It was a small outpost where B Co 1-501st INF (Airbone) ran operations out of, just an Infantry platoon and ANA counterparts there. The place was an Afghan graveyard. Bergdahl had been acting a little strange, telling people he wanted to “walk the earth” and kept a little journal talking about how he was meant for better things. No one thought anything about it. He was a little “out there”. Next morning… Read more »
Cynthia Banks
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I also posted is the other day, but with Jeff Howards name at the top where it was originally posted. Thanks for reposting.
Raphael can’t keep defending the indefensible with all the facts our there.

The_Patriot
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You’re welcome

Michael Barranti
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And yet, in 2009 there were fewer deaths in Paktika than in 2007, 2008, or 2010, so Apparently they weren’t in any more danger just because he left, they just like to pin it on him as a scapegoat, because they had to go through so much extra stuff as a result. Was this Thomas Owens out on patrol, or listening to Pashto telephone conversations? Did he have any facts, or did they all just “come to realize”?

Cynthia Banks
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He was on Fox tonight said the Pasto Translator, said over the radio, that the soldier was looking for an interpreter. Would you please tell me why six soldiers would gang up against this guy five and half years later if it isn’t true? These are the ones who served honorably. Their all liars according you and just making this stuff up. Tomorrow night they will be on Megan Kelly on Fox, watch all of them and then come back and call them liars.

The_Patriot
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So in 2010 2011 2012 2013 there were more. Coincidence? I do not believe in them. ^ soldiers died trying to find him. A scape goat is a person or group made to bear the blame for others or to suffer in their place. Berdahl walked away of his own free will. He abandoned his post. Left a note renouncing his citizenship and went and joined the Taliban. I wouldn’t call someone who does that a scape goat.

Michael Barranti
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I guess that never occurred to anybody else in the Army then.

Earl Lee
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Patriot you have to be a PAID SPOKESMAN….I notice you try to defend allen west position on every point…EVEN when its proven that allen west is WRONG u still defend him. How much is allen paying you? Does he pay you in beer?

The_Patriot
Guest

I have proved to you time and time again you are wrong. If Allen West was truly what you claim I would be all over him about it. You just can’t face the facts. You can’t accept that the truth. I feel sorry for you

WestPoint78
Guest

were you there? No. Just shut up.

The_Patriot
Guest

kiss my arse you Juvenile Delinquent

Earl Lee
Guest

You are bitter…relax…have a tall glass of pepsi and chill!

The_Patriot
Guest

Bitter? How do you get that because I do not agree with your unintelligible facts? You are jealous and angry with LTC West because he has what you have always wanted. but never will attain. Class dignity, honor, Intelligence. Integrity. stop your dumb arse rants earl people are laughing at you

WestPoint78
Guest

bitter doesn’t even begin to descibe him Earl and KFC doesn’t let you drink while he’s working his swing shift on the deep fryer.

Earl Lee
Guest

No….you are bitter because the facts do not support you. You are bitter because Mitt Romney lost, John McCain lost and allen west LOST!!

ShiekYerbouti
Guest

Those 3 guys did not lose. They were cheated.

Earl Lee
Guest

HAHAHAHAHA!!! I love you people!!

The_Patriot
Guest

hey earl, time for bed little guy

Earl Lee
Guest

Not yet!

The_Patriot
Guest

you know it’s past you bed time. Go wash your face an hands get ready for beddy bye

Earl Lee
Guest

not time yet

The_Patriot
Guest

he knows, but he simply can’t handle the truth. This is the third day in a row he has had the same argument. he is too stupid to be taught what the truth is. He has heard it from us time and time again

The_Patriot
Guest

You are still trying to deflect the truth. I do not care how many trolls you get to say the same thing. You are wrong and you cannot be man enough to admit it. face the facts you two and for god’s sake man, wipe the drool off your face

DCW16
Guest

And today the whole country is losing . . .
Fewer employed in America than in 1978 . . .
1 in 6 over 30 on govt assistance . . .
Unemployment under 25 is well past 20% for minorities and blacks . . .
Have you figured out yet how to pay back 20 TRILLION ?
It will go down in history as the Obama Depression . . .

J_in_TX
Guest

What proof do you have that he was still resisting and fighting his “captors” three years into his captivity? Post some that aren’t blogs and rumors.

Grumpy
Guest
Grumpy
Guest

Last time I had someone making comments like yours on my website, the Ip tracked back to a computer on a government server..

It occurs to me that he wouldn’t have been captured had he not deserted..Some of the men who served with him have said he left a letter renouncing his citizenship, and saying he was joining the Taliban..

I’ll take the word of a Vet over the liar in chief.. Other Vets have reported captured Taliban saying he was teaching the Taliban about American Explosives and tactics

Maybe he evolved and decided to switch sides again sides again..

Marlon Smith
Guest
Oxford Dictionary: A state of armed conflict between different nations or states or different groups within a nation or state. Other dictionaries offered the same results. However Allen West, military theorists, and Clausewitz may wish to define war notwithstanding, Taliban is not a nation or state. There can be no recognized and declared war against them. None of Obama’s actions regarding the Taliban can be an act of or in violation of war. Obama did, however, in negotiating for the release of one military deserter without the knowledge or consent of congress, violate the laws of the United States of… Read more »
Michael Barranti
Guest

They’d really like you to believe that, just like they’d like you to believe the Park Rangers were the ones responsible for closing the monuments and not Ted Cruz and the other Tea Party people. The fact is that the negotiations for the release of these five have been going on for four years, this is neither unexpected nor out of the blue. Bringing the Taliban to the negotiating table in Afghanistan is part of our exit strategy.

DCW16
Guest

The Tea Party people closed the monuments? That is just nutty man . . . the reality is the feckless Pres and his dhimmicrap fellow criminals ordered the Park Rangers to close the monuments.
The fact is they have negotiated with Terrorists . . . something no sane leader would do.
But then of course they have similar beliefs . . . yes!

Michael Barranti
Guest

You’re a troll, or you’re the biggest sheep ever. Do you still go to magic shows? Do you think he really saws a woman in half? The republicans were bragging about “shut it down” right up until it blew up in their face. Is your memory that poor, or your google skills that weak?

DCW16
Guest

“biggest sheep ever” that be the folks like you, low info voters, that voted for the Dhimmicrps . . . who have in 6 short years flushed the US economy into the krapper.
I would have left it “Shut Down” for the rest of the year . . . would have saved us all some money.
But the FACT remains . . . Scummy Harry and the WH Clown shut down the govt . . . and closed the monuments.

Earl Lee
Guest

Yep…Ted (CANADIAN) Cruz will get all the CREDIT for shutting down the government!!

DCW16
Guest

Krazy Harry and the Obomination shut down the govt . . . .

Hows life in the Obammy Depression ?

I bet the Canadian could do a better job than the Kenyan . . . after all Canada has a balanced budget today !

The_Patriot
Guest

earl still spewing the same ole’ drivel you sound like a broken record

Earl Lee
Guest

I spew facts man…something that is apparently foreign to allen west and his supporters!

The_Patriot
Guest

You are a complete and utter buffoon. They are not facts, they are the same ole lines that came from the main stream media propaganda machine and that’s all you’ve got. Earl try thinking for yourself someday.

Earl Lee
Guest

One thing I notice…you just call names but never refute the FACTS! Hmmmmmm

The_Patriot
Guest

You do not make any real facts to refute, you spew lies, I do not need to refute lies earl

Earl Lee
Guest

Refute them….prove me wrong…You can’t because its all TRUE!

The_Patriot
Guest

I told you, I do not have to refute your lies. It would totally embarrass you

Michael Barranti
Guest

And yet you seem unable to. Is your Rascal battery dead?

The_Patriot
Guest

Did you have a brain fart? I do not have to prove West’s story he does that for you.
Your problem is you do not accept the facts. The truth is just too much for you to handle, because it doesn’t fit the liberal narrative.
You can make false accusations and claims all you want. It will NOT change ourt opinion of you or LTC West.

So all of your barking and howling at the moon does nothing but make you look like a tool. You end up embarrassing yourself and making yourselves sound pretty lame.

Michael Barranti
Guest

Yet you continue to not actually present any facts. I saw what West did in Iraq in 2003 first hand.

ShiekYerbouti
Guest

Relax Earline

Earl Lee
Guest

Still…NOTHING!!!

Marlon Smith
Guest

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the California Democrat who chairs the Senate Intelligence Committee, told reporters Tuesday that she got a call from the White House apologizing for not letting Congress know about its exchange of Taliban prisoners for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a prisoner of Afghan rebels since 2009.

It is not about what was in planning, it is about illegal implementation. We have a three-party system of government to provide checks and balances against the abuse of power. This is a prime example of one party (Obama) acting outside those checks and balances.

Michael Barranti
Guest

Oooh, five people who were going to be released anyway got released a little early because the American POW was in poor health and they needed to get him back now. Don’t pretend to get all high and mighty about checks and balances now, this is a non-issue.

Marlon Smith
Guest

There was no War. There was no POW. The deserter was in poor health. I am glad he is able to get better, now. Obama acting outside the law is exactly the issue.

Michael Barranti
Guest

And it is still a non-issue. Republicans have been blocking the release of these five for purely political scare-mongering reasons since 2010. Bergdahl’s life was on the line. There are times when something that is illegal is morally justified. This is one of those.

Michael Barranti
Guest
Yeah, okay. Here’s the legal definition of POW, according to the Department of Defense: POW is the international legal status of military and certain other personnel captured during an armed conflict between two countries and that status entitles those captured to humanitarian treatment under the Third Geneva Convention, “Geneva Convention Relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War.” The international status of POW is automatic when personnel “have fallen into the power of the enemy.” There is no action required by any country in the conflict to have that status applied to their personnel and for their personnel to be… Read more »
David F Thomas
Guest

‘whom do you think he would say has imposed his will upon whom?’ The subject of the verb has imposed should be who, not whom.

Guest
Guest

i HAVE BEEN TRYING TO FIND THE VIDEO OF HIS FATHER SPEAKING, i THINK IT WAS IN THE COUNTRY SOMEWHERE BUT ONLY FIND RECENT VIDEOS OF HIM, MAYBE THEY GOT RID OF THEM BUT I SAW ONE WITH HIS DAD THANKING THE PEOPLE TAKING CARE OF HIM WHILE THERE. CAN ANYONE HELP FIND THAT VIDEO?

ShiekYerbouti
Guest

Did either of you see the posting policy about ALL CAPS? I might have read and like what you said but I don’t want the headache.

Diane M. Roach
Guest

DID YOU SEE THE VIDEO OF THE FATHER TALKING ABOUT HOW THEY WERE TAKING CARE OF HIM IN THEIR HOME AND THANKING THEM ? i CAN’T FIND IT NOW BUT SAW IT ON ONE OF MY POST RIGHT AFTER HIS RELEASE .I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO FIND THE VIDEO OF HIS FATHER SPEAKING, I THINK IT WAS IN THE COUNTRY SOMEWHERE BUT ONLY FIND RECENT VIDEOS OF HIM, MAYBE THEY GOT RID OF THEM BUT i SAW ONE WITH HIS DAD THANKING THE PEOPLE TAKING CARE OF HIM WHILE THERE. CAN ANYONE HELP FIND THAT VIDEO?

ShiekYerbouti
Guest

The posting policy say’s no ALL CAPS.. .

jlbs
Guest

Hussein has declared, through his actions, a War On America.

WestPoint78
Guest

well the only body that can declare war is the Congress. Hate to pop your ballon, but Saddam doesn’t run things over here…no declaration. Just like Afghanistan. And Vietnam. And Korea. 10’s of thousands of dead Americans largely for nothing.

Michael Barranti
Guest

I think jlbs means “Barack Hussein Obama”.

jlbs
Guest

I understand. However, the War On Women wasn’t declared by congress, but the administration says there is one. I’m just saying that, because of his actions, he has declared a War On America.

John
Guest

Jibs,
I don’t think he understands that you are talking about BO and not SADDAM.

jlbs
Guest

Apparently. I call him by his middle name. Thanks for straightening it out — it makes sense.

Earl Lee
Guest

I still want to know who the muslim was that slept with allen west’s wife to make him hate muslims so much!

Paul Deckelman
Guest
I seriously doubt that Colonel West hates Muslims per se. But I have no doubt that he passionately hates Islamists who attempt to impose their conceptions of Muslim supremacy upon both their own people in their part of the world as well as upon all of us infidels here in the Dar al-Harb. As to why that is, maybe it came from seeing the unbelievable damage and carnage inflicted upon this country by 19 brainwashed criminal lunatics — acting at the behest of fiendish men such as Osama bin Laden, Ayman al-Zawahiri and Khaild Sheik Muhammed — who hijacked jetliners… Read more »
Earl Lee
Guest

No…the majority of his post are against MUSLIMS…not islamist…he puts them all together…he is a BIGOT!!!

Paul Deckelman
Guest

“When tolerance becomes a one-way street, it leads to cultural suicide.”

No truer words were ever spoken.

Cynthia Banks
Guest

You are a disgusting Pig, may you trip over the next dog you see and fall flat on your face. There I kept it clean, And frankly he should block you and remove your smut. To bring his wife in shows what you Lib pigs are made of. You’re all lower than any animal, except the snake. Soon you will be back to crawling around on your belly, mark my words it will happen.

Earl Lee
Guest

Gotta be something that makes allen west a BIGOT!!

TruthWFree
Guest

Earl, go crawl back into your hole. You are a sorry excuse for a human being.

The_Patriot
Guest

I want to know who removed your brain, I want to hand him an award

ShiekYerbouti
Guest

Earl is a wannabe troll. He never has anything interesting to say even
from a liberal/communist view. He just spouts hate filled comments to
get a rise from the viewers of this webpage. Many of us know that.
Ignore him, do not respond. He won’t go away but don’t give him the
satisfaction.

Earl Lee
Guest

Now…I spout FACTS….do not blame me because you can’t accept them! If I said something that was wrong…point it out…show me something that proves I’m wrong…That hasn’t been done YET!

ShiekYerbouti
Guest

You are just a wannabe.. Cite some of your facts. You never have. You just make insults and provocative statements. chill LOSER

Earl Lee
Guest

and still…nothing pointed out!

Crystal
Guest

No one needs to point anything out, especially to you, because no answer would suffice as a good to you! Some people just like causing strife, just for the sake of causing it….

Earl Lee
Guest

and still…NOTHING POINTED OUT!!

J_in_TX
Guest

How about the fact he actually went into combat against them.

Michael Barranti
Guest

So did I, yet I wasn’t so full of myself that I saw myself as being personally targeted, nor did I order people to be thrown into Abu Ghraib just because they were Sunni. I was actually able to walk away from multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan without hatred or paranoia of Islamic takeover.

Cynthia Banks
Guest

Michael are you capable of looking at a former Muslim Terrorist? http://shoebat.com/2014/06/03/taliban-prisoner-release-aids-syrian-rebels/

Earl Lee
Guest

Huh?

Laurin Desso
Guest

What it seems most people don’t realize is that the US has been at war with Islam since the founding of our country. The US had to go to Tripoli in 1785 to fight the Muslim pirates and we have been at war with them since.

Michael Barranti
Guest

No, the Barbary coast “war” pretty much ended by 1800.

The_Patriot
Guest

the first Barbary war ended in 1802 and the second Barbary war ended in 1815. So of course you know she is right.Since Black Jack Pershing fought them also, but that’s for another day

TruthWFree
Guest

Who was the American General who fought the Muzzies in the Phillipines and executed all but one with bullets dipped in pig fat so the one could go back and tell his buddies? The story i read indicated the Muzzies then stopped their attacks. Maybe our guys ought to do the same in Afghanistan and Iraq but then the Muzzie CIC would object.

The_Patriot
Guest

General “Black Jack” Pershing, however that is actually a myth. He never dipped bullets in pig’s blood

megadon357
Guest
You are wrong on the history of prisoner exchanges. We exchanged with the Soviets, we exchanged in WWII, the Civil War, and I am sure others too. I found these within minutes by using google. And while you are probably right about the issues surrounding this particular case, I find little sympathy with your argument as it is the exact same logic the British used to mistreat, neglect and execute Americans in the Revolutionary War. The British decided that we were unlawful combatants and subject to execution on the battlefield – as happened during the Battle of Drake’s Farm. Lastly,… Read more »
Cynthia Banks
Guest

The Taliban is not a government, it is a terrorist organization. We do not negotiate with terrorist.

reece flynt
Guest

Apparently we do now! The blood of every soldier that has died in this action is on his hands. I hope he is haunted by his decision like Ichabod Crane in Sleepy Hollow.

megadon357
Guest

Cynthia, I have no idea why you responded to my post with this bit of information.

Michael Barranti
Guest

You don’t know the difference between Taliban and Al Qaeda, do you?

Cynthia Banks
Guest
You are arrogant of course I do. And who trained up Osama Bin Laden. And today they all work together including Haqqani who Bowe was living with and bartered this trade, on behalf of the Taliban. And you can bet your bottom dollar Haqqani does nothing without being paid. We still don’t know how much we paid them. That was how the deal was going in 2013, then they wanted more. Just like Arafat used to do. Muslims are Muslims. I could care less what they call themselves. And you need to recognize your not talking to idiot
The_Patriot
Guest

What does that have t do with what she said, deflecting is all you people ever do

Reba
Guest

Hello my friend. I’ve quit trying to talk to them; just skip over them, because they take over the whole conversation.

The_Patriot
Guest

Hello my dear Friend nice to see you!
Over 5000 posts on one thread alone more posts over 2000. We are getting them desperate. They are in serious trouble and doing everything they can to discourage us

Reba
Guest

Very true and there are more and more joining in.

The_Patriot
Guest

It is definitely a planned event. yesterday there were 15 of them here. That is not a coincidence.
I just cannot figure out who is sending them and if they are getting paid to do it

Reba
Guest

Well we can always guess who is sending them. If they are getting paid, I want our side to pay us.

The_Patriot
Guest

For me it is fighting the good fight. Doing what’s right and standing up for my fellow Patriots. I stand with Col. West, why Because it is the right thing to do.

Reba
Guest

I stand up for the Truth and Facts. I always stand with “Our Patriots”.

The_Patriot
Guest

Yes, totally agree. If I found west to be a liar I wouldn’t be here. The facts tell me otherwise. So I stand with him

Reba
Guest

Yep! It amazes me, that the facts are coming out on both sides and they still don’t believe it

The_Patriot
Guest

they will never concede that they are wrong. You could slap them with the truth and they wouldn’t know it

Reba
Guest

Maybe so. I’ll try a couple of times with them, but after that, I lose my patience after they keep saying the same thing over and over.

The_Patriot
Guest

I must admit it does get tiresome. they are like little spoiled brats, who can’t get their way

Reba
Guest

Well said!

The_Patriot
Guest

It is really good to see you. I have missed your posts. but sadly I must depart as I can barely keep my eyes open and focus

Reba
Guest

Same here. Will try and get on earlier.
Didn’t have a good treatment in May and I’ve been up and down.
With all the stories and post, it’s sometimes hard to find you.
Sweet Dreams. 🙂

The_Patriot
Guest

I’m sorry to hear that news, I will pray on it. hope it goes better the next time good night dear one

Reba
Guest

Good Night!

Cynthia Banks
Guest

Thank you Colonel West for an excellent article. If only every American would read it. I will get it out to as many as I can.

Earl Lee
Guest

http://www.allenbwest.com/2013/12/men-obama-left-behind/#ECcH2ajgfz1tJPI7.99 ALLEN WEST PROVES THAT HE IS NOTHING BUT A HYPOCRITE!!!

Southern Xposure
Guest

How much does Soros pay these days?

The_Patriot
Guest

You are a certified nut case

MoparToYa
Guest

Certified nut case, yea, but it was said to me, that one cannot argue with an IDIOT!

The_Patriot
Guest

true. It is impossible to have a logical argument with someone who is illogical

Earl Lee
Guest

He is a hypocrite…one post he says that obama isn’t doing enough then on the other side of his mouth he says obama did too much! Really??

The_Patriot
Guest

Why is it you and the libs take things out of context all to try to twist the truth to suit your agenda’s.
It is really sad to see you people do it everyday. The same ole drivel day in and day out.
barry is a muslim who takes our rights away on a daily basis and you support him. which means you are against people having freedom. How will you feel when your freedom of speech is taken away and you have to live with no rights. Are you going to accept that fact?

strangelander
Guest

Yuppers. He’s a muslim who eats pork, went to the same Christian church for 20 years, and owns dogs. Remember how you all were horrified that he was associated with the Reverend Wright? But he’s a muslim all right….no cognitive dissonance there.
Weeks before his release the right was bitching that Obama had forgotten Bergdahl and he needed to come home. The day after they were bitching that Bergdahl had been released.
http://www.slate.com/blogs/weigel/2014/06/04/here_s_how_quickly_conservatives_turned_on_bowe_bergdahl.html

Michael Barranti
Guest

“Barry is a Muslim.” You talk about twisting the truth and then spew such an obvious lie? Come on… I’m done. I’ll be back next time West pisses me off.

reece flynt
Guest

As barry stated….if it comes down to it he sides with islam. THAT WOULD AT THE LEAST MAKE HIM A SYMPATHIZER IF NOT A FULL ON MUSLIM! HOW BIG OF AN IDIOT ARE YOU?

The_Patriot
Guest

You’re done all right. You can’t face the truth nor can you handle it

strangelander
Guest

Ask former President Bush, Allen West. If this was actually a principle in which you believed, you would have been outraged when he released over 500 detainees at Gitmo. But you didn’t…because you weren’t. Clearly your motivations for this article have nothing to do with principle and everything to do with the politics of hate…maybe even jealousy.

Paul Deckelman
Guest
Bush released about 500 prisoners from Guantanamo over the course of several years — a foolish mistake by a wounded, hounded president looking to appease his liberal/leftist critics and their willing media echo chamber that set up such a hue and cry about how “terrible” our supposed treatment of these men was and how “innocent” so many of them were and how Gitmo made them so ashamed to be Americans. It didn’t do him any good because they STILL called him a war criminal and other vile names, demanding the release of every last one there. When Obama ran for… Read more »
strangelander
Guest
Actually, congress knew about the exchange since 2011which was when the conversation first began. They approved in 2012 but the Taliban backed out. Look at it this way. We can’t hold these guys in Gitmo forever. Our time in Afghanistan is about done, at which time we would have to return Afghani POW’s anyway, according to the Geneva Convention rules. If these guys re-engage we can now hunt them down and kill them. That’s something we couldn’t do while they were in Gitmo. However, my original statement still holds true. It isn’t a principle to which Allen West is committed… Read more »
Paul Deckelman
Guest
No matter what happened in 2011 or 2012 – and it is one thing to discuss as a THEORETICAL POSSIBILITY the release of high-value detainees as part of an exchange and a whole different kettle of fish to actually pull the trigger on such a deal – Obama, or any other president is required by law to notify Congress fully 30 days in advance of any such transfer, which was not done in this case. His so-called “signing statement” that he does not feel bound to obey that provision of the law is legally worthless – he cannot just exempt… Read more »
Cynthia Banks
Guest

We don’t know who the attackers at Benghazi were, and our war on terror is no over, we will have 5000 men left there is greater danger. And is you remember World War II, men were tried and put to death, and Sadam Hussien was tried and found guilty and put to death. Have you got a brain. You are when lying piece of propaganda. Get a life and education your lies aren’t working.

strangelander
Guest

Guess you were wrong about that whole “we didn’t know who…” Seems we did know, caught the leader and…oh my…he says the attack was in retaliation for ….wait for it………….an internet video. The silence from Fox News and Allen West on THAT precious little tidbit is deafening. They never admit when they’re just flat wrong and all of their wailing and keening was just bullshit made-up-as-we-go-along histrionics. West has done NOTHING but bear false witness and it’s a sure bet that neither he nor Fox News will own up to their lies and try to make it right. Never.

strangelander
Guest
We don’t know?! Oh NOW you’re all ‘let’s wait until the investigation is complete and let’s not prejudge anything.’ I said alleged, as in suspected. And don’t fool yourself into thinking the spooks aren’t tracking the leaders of that action down. Get an education yourself and understand that Taliban and Al Qaeda are different under the law. WE did not try Saddam Hussein. His people did after we handed him over to them. So, brainiac…tell me what that has to do with this situation? “WE” tried people and put them to death in WWII? Are you talking about the Nuremberg… Read more »
Cynthia Banks
Guest
It was the Taliban who sporting and hiding Osama Bin Laden. sorry aiding and abetting the enemy is sufficient. Yes Osama was tried in his own country and found guilty. The Afghanies wanted these men returned to them for trial, Russia also had crimes against some of them. And yes WWII were military tribunals. Now we have terrorists and if their own nations wish to try them it should have been their right when the war ended. Keep believing what ever you want in the end you will eat your words…. Allen West has slandered no one.
Cynthia Banks
Guest

Yes but they weren’t traded, they were released and we kept the worst of the worst of the worst.

strangelander
Guest

Well…we did trade Viet Cong for McCain. And allegedly, one of the terrorists that Bush released was one of the attackers at….BENGHAZI!!!

The_Patriot
Guest

Like a typical troll your comparisons to bush ius all you have. If one is wrong two doesn’t make it right. Oh except in the low level intelligence of a lib

Earl Lee
Guest

Good point…now you will be labeled a TROLL!

strangelander
Guest

But of course. And they won’t get the point, anyway. 😉

Paul Deckelman
Guest

And rightfully so.

Cynthia Banks
Guest

Allen do you know we have a gentleman named Weinstein who was a expert consultant working for the US government being held in Pakistan since the war in Iraq. We want him released. But because he is Jewish he is being ignored.. Please do what you can to help him. I am a Christian, Jesus was Jew, and he is coming back for his people, Israel.

WestPoint78
Guest

oh here we go……a bible thumper waving the Jesus flag around……I get it now…i know everything i need to know about you know lady.

dextermassolettisr
Guest

Then what you ‘know’ has been greatly increased to just 1 lonely thing. But . . . you’re funny.

WestPoint78
Guest

yep, when you see the bible thuimping, flag drapped Jesus freaks, that’s all you need to know about her….”when fascism comes to America it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross”. Game, set, match.

Cynthia Banks
Guest

So again I say, what about Mr. Weinstein who has been held captive for 12 years. Or are you a Jew hater too? The contempt and hate you show for a fellow American, is really sad. My religious affects in no way. So why are you such a hater.

WestPoint78
Guest
First off, he has been held captive for less than 3 years. He was kidnapped in 2011. Get your facts straight Cindy. 2nd, what does his being Jewish have to do with anythng? You brought it up. If he was Muslin, Hindu, or agnostic, does that make him less American? 3rd- He is not a soldier, he is not even a US Government employee. Completely different. TOTALLY. 4th He knew the risks, and if he didn’t. he was naive. 5th The taliban was the government of Afghanistan and most likely will be after we leave, so you can argue all… Read more »
Cynthia Banks
Guest

You are right I was told wrong. It is three years now. I mention he is Jew, because of the Muslim attitude towards Jews. Now I don’t care if he is a soldier, he is an American Citizen contracted by the US government.

Cynthia Banks
Guest
I should have known, only Muslims have rights in the USA, West Point my arse. Why do are you back to using West Point Michael. Decent men have graduated from there and you aren’t one of them. Use Michael Barranti….. You aren’t worthy to use that name or association. Here I am bringing an American being held in Pakistan, the worst prisons in the world, seventy years old, and you’re more worried because I am Christian, trying to help a Jew. It say more about you than me. I am so sorry, you never took the time to know God.… Read more »
Cynthia Banks
Guest

PS He is 70 years old, can he see his wife, children and grandchildren before he dies???

1Prophet
Guest

Dear Mr. President: May I enlighten you on the definition of “war?”…….”WHAT DOES IT MATTER?” Yes I’m screaming!

Saltporkdoc
Guest

First, Obama and his minions have already declared we are NOT in a “war” with terrorism.
Second, the narcissistic symptoms of the Kenya born, Malasia raised, Communist indoctrinated, muslim [sic] P[revaricator]OTUS’s sociopathy prevent him from being either educated or illuminated!

Eve Arr
Guest

I have only one word… Impeachment !!!

Cynthia Banks
Guest

He will call marshal law before he will let that happen. He will create a nightmare situation and then claim marshal law is neccessary

Marty Kirkpatrick
Guest

martial law…

reece flynt
Guest
I believe this is why all the race-baiting is going on. If the government can coax the country into a race war then he can declair martial law….stay in office and enforce the executive orders already in place to basically turn our country into defenceless slaves by siezing the farms, interstate transport, power, personal property, and relocating citizens so we can be more easily controled. All that stands in their way is the 2nd Amendment. Once the ability to stand up to them is gone, so will fall the rest of our rights! The founding fathers were very wise to… Read more »
Cynthia Banks
Guest

I think we are on the same page with many others. There is a huge mistrust of this President as there should be.

Ronny Perkins
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Exactly the reason for releasing the prisoners. Create an attack inside the US, declare Marshal Law and completely dissolve the Constitution. This is where all this is headed. He has laid the groundwork by arming every department in the government and decapitating the military hierarchy. He has had the military infiltrated by Muslims and communists and will attempt to overthrow them from the inside.

Cynthia Banks
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Yes even the post office, why would that be?

George
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we fought in WW 2 against NATIONAL SOCIALISM not “naziism” and we were on the wrong side, we should have send our money to the Germans so that they could finish of the commie Jew scumbags in Moscow, with that done there would have never been a Korean War, the Chinese communist revolution and the Vietnam war. And this president is nothing but a servant of his Jewish masters.

Paul Deckelman
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Oh, sure, that’s why Barry Soetoro kow-tows to the Islamist Jew-haters, is doing nothing to stop the Iranians from obtaining nukes other than drawing some more of his famous “red lines” (HA!) and demands through his puppets like Gigolo Kerry, Hillary, Rice and Power that the Israelis make further suicidal concessions of territory such as the return to the virtually indefensible 1949 Armistice borders (even the ultra-left-wing Israeli dove Eban called them “Auschwitz borders”) and the release of dangerous terrorist prisoners to the Islamist jihadis trying to exterminate them in the name of their precious “Allah” and their “holy Koran.”
George
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Cynthia Banks
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Colonel West I don’t know where else to post this but thought you should see it. Bergdahl, Taliban Prisoner Release Aids Syrian Rebels By Shoebat Foundation on June 3, 2014 in General By Ben Barrack As Americans are rightly outraged at the Taliban prisoner swap for deserter Bowe Bergdahl, perhaps it’s time to ask about why such high level Taliban terrorists were released to a place like Qatar. At minimum, it’s a moral victory for Syria’s rebels. These prisoners are not just terrorists; they are terrorist commanders who hold tremendous value on the battlefield. As Shoebat.com reported, assurances from Press… Read more »
Cynthia Banks
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Impeach Obama Now!
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That is a very good site! recently discovered it.

Mindy Robinson
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First and foremost, you do apply the title “President” to an enemy of the nation. Second, the thug in our wh, along with his minions, should never have got this far. I thought , we the people, would rise up and put an end this war on America, instead, I found out a fool, a street thug, has with transparency , without intelligence, destroyed this nation.

Cynthia Banks
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Sad to admit you are right Mindy we have lost our way, and our men won’t even stand up and be counted.

reece flynt
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Equal rights, the wemen wont stand up either.

MotherBatherick
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LTC West, the video of the Black Hawk and our men taking custody of Bergdahl was horrific to watch and…very angering. To know that at that moment, it was obama who intentionally put our guys in jeopardy like that is absolutely unconscionable and unacceptable.

Gale Morse
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Did you see the left handed shake ? That was an insult in their custom , as that is considered the dirty hand !

Paul Deckelman
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While career officer Allen West was studying the works of military strategists such as Clauswitz, Sun Tzu, Caesar, Machiavelli and Grant, community organizer Obama – roughly the same age – was studying the works of Marx, Engels, Gramsci, Alinsky and Frantz Fanon.

Dukhooker
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Col. West vs Bathhouse Barry; quite a contrast. One who deals in straight talk and walks with his head up, the other who deals in doubletalk and slithers with his head up his ass.

Ritch Ritchloui
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I think Obama knows EXACTLY what he is doing and why. He never misses an opportunity to make it clear how much he despises the US and her system of Governance. Likewise his derision of Christianity and contempt for western civilisation whilst at the same time lauding the cult of Mohammed. The vermin genuinely believes that the world would be a better place under Islamic Shariah. He really believes that there was once a time when Islam was a great light of scientific and cultural enlightenment. Well, there was never such a time. http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.co.uk/2010/02/islams-golden-age-archaeological.html Islam is a simple ideology; raping… Read more »
sendtheclunkerbacktochicago
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sendtheclunkerbacktochicago
With all due respect Mr. West you and many, many Conservative politicians and talking heads at Conservative media outlets are responsible for all these scandals. Obama should have been run out of office a couple of years ago but YOU Mr. West and many in Congress and in the Media REFUSED to help Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his lead investigator Lt. Mike Zullo by turning them down when they asked you for help. If you and the others had offered them help by taking their rock solid evidence that fraud had been committed to Congress and the Media Obama would… Read more »
reece flynt
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Paul Boore
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He is not committed, but should be!

reece flynt
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Nice pun..lol

Matt Alhazred Mercer
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Excellent article. I really wish a thousand times over that Allen West was our president. If he runs next election, I know whom I’ll be voting for.