I’m doggone sick and tired of hearing THIS about our military

One of the great things about having served – or still serving — in the U.S. Military is the opportunity to show your pride in your commitment. You normally see those displays on our vehicles with bumper stickers and other symbols. I myself have bumper stickers depicting my combat tour Divisions, 1st and 4th Infantry — as well as my Paratrooper wings. On my wrists I wear the bracelets of several young men who made the last full measure of devotion in Iraq and Afghanistan. And on the other wrist, my wife Angela had my Army Master Parachutist wings cast into a bracelet.

When I’m traveling, I love to see those vets wearing hats showing their service in World War II, Korea, Vietnam and all the way to our present conflagrations.

However, now it seems that pride in military service in America can lead to targeting by Islamic terrorists.

As reported by the Washington Times, “The military command in charge of protecting the U.S. homeland has sent a message to troops, warning them to hide family information from terrorist groups that are trying to frighten them. The memo warns against using “military slang” in public and decorating a home in military items — social conduct that might make troops a target for the Islamic State, the terrorist group also known as ISIL and ISIS.”

“U.S. Northern Command sent the “official use only” message as a reaction to the Islamic State posting the names of 100 American service members as targets for attacks. “These organizations are attempting to use our own personal information against us to create fear and anxiety among our ranks and within our families,” states the message, a copy of which was obtained by The Washington Times. “We all have a responsibility to protect ourselves and our fellow service members and their families. We must reduce our vulnerabilities through active and vigilant monitoring of the information provided via the Internet and social media sources.” One of the steps being taken is to issue “media use smart cards which detail safe online practices,” according to the message sent this month from Northcom’s command center at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, to a long list of lower commands.”

One of the specific recommendations from USNORTHCOM reads, “Minimize your profile by blending into the local community. Limit outward signs of DoD affiliation … Vehicle stickers, home decorations, using military slang in public.”

So here in essence is the recommendation for our warriors and their families from USNORTHCOM, tone it down and lower your profile — hide.

And here would be my message to these savages: “If any of you attack our military or their families here or anywhere, you will be hunted down and killed. We are currently expediting concealed weapons permits for all active duty military and their families — as well as reserve component troops on active duty. Our men and women are not targets — YOU are, and anyone providing comfort and aid to Islamic terrorists will be dealt with appropriately.”

I am doggone sick and tired of being told to cower and retreat before this sick enemy. And the Muslim community that is so stridently demanding that “American Sniper” not be shown on college campuses and condemning our ally Israel had best speak up against this or be seen as complicit. I reject this notion of “lone wolves” — there are individuals who know who these people are and their intentions.

What insanity is this that ISIS issues the names of 100 American service members as targets and we issue “media smart cards?” Let me make myself very clear: I will not be taking the bumper stickers off my truck. I will up my own personal DEFCON status and be advised that my Florida Concealed Weapons License is accepted here in Texas.

Our military leaders should promote the idea that our troops are not victims and allow them to be properly armed and protected. We must be determined not to allow a horrible attack such as that against British Soldier Lee Rigby to occur here, or anywhere. Let us never forget how Nidal Hasan found himself on Ft. Hood, sadly in a “gun free zone” — no more!

Where is the commander-in-chief? Back when he was pandering to our military, he was out on installations, and the first lady and Dr. Jill Biden were all over the place talking about supporting military families — seen or heard from them lately?

You don’t fight this enemy with “media smart cards,” you KILL them.

We have the USCYBERCOM, so who is tracking these barbarians on social media and their internet activities? The essence of terrorism is to instill fear, intimidation, and cause people to alter their lives — hence why we are still taking off our shoes at airports. It’s time we stop with the Islamapologist mantra and make the terrorists and their supporters know fear and cause them to alter their lives. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio makes the politically correct decision to end the surveillance program — and just recently several female Islamic terrorist sympathizers were found. There is no place for niceness with this enemy.

The 21st century battlefield has no borders and boundaries. They want to target our troops and their families? Game on! Molon Labe.

99 COMMENTS

  1. I say that we, all servicemen & women, whether on active duty, veterans or retired are in a fight for our lives, NOT just from Islam & its many tentacles, but from our own government out to discredit & destroy us as an institution, & many of the apathetic, non-serving, “why should the military get any benefits since they volunteered” crowd. Should we tuck our tail up between our legs & seek cover under the nearest tree? Should we make excuses & avoid being who we are? Should we just go along to get along & give up the fight? Not No, but Hell No! Who should grow a pair is NORTHCOM. What function do they really serve? Why hasn’t NORTHCOM pushed to ACTUALLY take over the defense of the Continental United States, to include our borders, immigration, Coast Guard, War on Drugs, etc.? Hide…only if I am being pursued by superior numbers, then I apply Rule #21: “If an enemy is following your rear, circle back and attack him along the same path.” Still pretty good advice when/if some Muslim decides to make the fatal mistake of attacking either you or your family…

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Rogers'_28_%22Rules_of_Ranging%22

    • You get the hell yeah for today from this grandma, vet and wife of a vet. My job is STILL to arrange their meeting with the 72 virgins.

    • I no longer fly the American flag, and will not until that asshole is out of our WH. I do, however, proudly fly the ARMY flag, and will continue to do so as long as my son is serving. HOOAH!!!!!

      • So you only love AMERICA when a person you like is in the white house?? SUCH IDIOCY! You should love AMERICA no matter what!!!

      • Keyboard warrior with multiple personalities. There are a few who go to great lengths to try and look like many. Like all things they attempt in life, they inevitably dick it up and expose themselves for the manipulative clods they are.

      • Absolutely = Brown shirts andtheir puppetry – w multiple screen names – to appear as different people.

      • Earl you dont love America even when someone who you like, hussein the dog eater, is in the white house

      • I served under Reagan, Bush, Clinton, BUSH….no matter WHO is in the white house…I LOVE THIS GREAT NATIONS!!!

      • Just like Michelle Obama! “For the first time in my life, I am proud of my country!” Only when Barack was nominated to run for President on the Democrat ticket. Not beforehand when she was given so many opportunities for simply living in this once great Republic that Obama and his party have almost destroyed entirely. It is tragically so very ironic!

    • Right before the Oil RIG EXPLOSION, that killed Eleven people, BP’s suspicious sinking of the RIG, that caused a MASSIVE Oil Spew for close to NINETY days – in the Gulf of Mexico – off the coast of Louisiana,

      Obama cut the BUDGET of The US Coast Guard – affecting Three ports = New Orleans, Louisiana, Houston, Texas, San Diego, California.

  2. Mr West… how is being cautious cowering?
    When deployed in a combat zone, would you have urged your men not to wear body armor and accused them of cowering?
    Of course not.

    It’s common sense and active duty and veteran military should take some level of caution because that is the reality of the world we live in.
    You have been out for a while so you may not know… but almost all tier one operators in our military have removed themselves from social media all together for the sake of PERSEC.
    My friends who are still active in high speed units that are still on social media use fake names and/or avoid posting anything that would reveal any personal information about where they lived or who their family was.

    I know you have a long standing hatred of the military leadership, but attacking them for urging service members to be cautious is just stupid.

    • You might want to change your profile picture Brendan and find one that you can hide behind. You could be a target with your “uniform and flag” as your profile picture, if that really is you. I think your right that you should remove yourself from social media all together.

      • you missed my point.
        I am no longer on active duty and that picture is from many years ago during my first enlistment.
        Do you see a link to anything that would reveal my age, my address or the names of family members?
        nope

      • I get your point, and I agree with it to an extent. Servicemembers SHOULD exercise caution in their lives. But….I think it says something very telling about our current command climate that they would urge this course of action and immediately, as Mr. West says, hide. Of all the people in this country who have access to firearms, soldiers are the only professionals who DON’T. You can be armed off-base, assuming your command hasn’t forced you to register your weapon and turn it into the arms room (not hyperbole, this happens even to off-base soldiers), but all the attacks happen ON BASE, which should be the safest, most heavily armed places on the planet. The leadership needs to remember that the US Army, Marines, and Navy exist to FIGHT, not placate (the Air Force is just a big fraternity – HA!) terrorists and hide among the populace.

        Sorry, bit of a rant there, but we do exist to fight, not hide. We own the night, yes? A phrase you should be familiar with, seeing your maroon beret. We are not targets, we are what targets fear in the dark. Unless we are handicapped in some way.

      • I agree with many of your points.
        My problem is with Mr West comparing urging caution to cowardice.

        As to the right to carry off base… the military has no say in the gun laws of whatever states their bases are in, so Mr West’s anger at the military for that is misdirected.
        Also, while I am a strong supporter of gun rights, including the right to carry, I disagree with Mr West’s assertion that serving in the military automatically makes a person more deserving of the right to carry.

        I can’t imagine you would think that some 19-year-old PFC who works at CIF or in finance is somehow more qualified to be carrying off post and engaging threats.
        Sure… many soldiers learn to respect their weapon and are very safety conscious… but you know that doesn’t apply to all.

        You strike me as someone who is a veteran as well.
        Could you imagine the extreme level of dumbassery that would be happening on a Friday night in Clarksville Tennessee, outside Ft Campbell …or Fayetteville, North Carolina outside Ft Bragg, if thousands of off duty soldiers were running around armed?

      • The Democratic Party’s Bill Clinton Administration “intercepted” the right to bear arms on a US MILITARY bases.

        Unarmed American Troops on US Military bases – should have immediately changed after The TERRORIST ATTACK at Fort Hood, Texas – if not before.

      • Not being allowed to carry on base is not something that started under Clinton. Those were the rules my entire time in the service… and that started in the 80’s.

      • So what you’re saying is you have given IN to the enemy and let that enemy go forward? They have changed the way you live your life and you don’t CARE about it?

    • THE ONLY reason you HAVE to be cautious is because of our TRAITOR president welcoming and encouraging Muslims (ISIS) INTO our country and NOT closing our borders KNOWING they are just feet away in Texas! THAT’S why I am totally MAD and disgusted at the POS in the White House who SHOULD be in GITMO with his buddies TODAY! Any patriotic American SHOULD Feel the same way I do! Meekness gets nobody ANYWHERE but SHOT!

      • WAKE up! YOU are what is WRONG with America and KILLING our nation. Hope you are damn proud of your evilness and lunacy! Me? I am SICK of your kind!

      • what myth are you talking about? that muslims hate everyone and have to kill them. this is not a myth you need to go to dictionary and look that word up.

      • ruckus the raghead has had that rag wrapped around his head far too tight for far too long==we need Colonel West POTUS so he takes it off to wear as a spare diaper

      • Unless i misread your post, you don’t seem to distinguish between ISIS and all other Muslims.
        Are you suggesting all Muslims are the enemy, including millions of peaceful American Muslims?

      • Brendan I hate to break it to you but there is no such thing as Peaceful Muslims. They are PATIENT (as prescribed in the KORAN) waiting for their Jihad attack that will take place in America. It’s coming. May I suggest that you read Brigitte Gabriels Books “Because They Hate” and They MUST Be Stopped! so you can learn the TRUTH about Muslims? Their Koran DICTATES that they KILL all Infidels! And Every Muslim READS that and takes it seriously or they are infidels as well! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE educate yourself!

      • These figures are a rough estimate of the death of non-Muslims by the political act of jihad.

        Africa
        Thomas Sowell [Thomas Sowell, Race and Culture, BasicBooks, 1994, p. 188] estimates that 11 million slaves were shipped across the Atlantic and 14 million were sent to the Islamic nations of North Africa and the Middle East. For every slave captured many others died. Estimates of this collateral damage vary. The renowned missionary David Livingstone estimated that for every slave who reached a plantation, five others were killed in the initial raid or died of illness and privation on the forced march.[Woman’s Presbyterian Board of Missions, David Livingstone, p. 62, 1888] Those who were left behind were the very young, the weak, the sick and the old. These soon died since the main providers had been killed or enslaved. So, for 25 million slaves delivered to the market, we have an estimated death of about 120 million people. Islam ran the wholesale slave trade in Africa.
        120 million Africans

        Christians
        The number of Christians martyred by Islam is 9 million [David B. Barrett, Todd M. Johnson, World Christian Trends AD 30-AD 2200, William Carey Library, 2001, p. 230, table 4-10] . A rough estimate by Raphael Moore in History of Asia Minor is that another 50 million died in wars by jihad. So counting the million African Christians killed in the 20th century we have:
        60 million Christians

        Hindus
        Koenard Elst in Negationism in India gives an estimate of 80 million Hindus killed in the total jihad against India. [Koenard Elst,Negationism in India, Voice of India, New Delhi, 2002, pg. 34.] The country of India today is only half the size of ancient India, due to jihad. The mountains near India are called the Hindu Kush, meaning the “funeral pyre of the Hindus.”
        80 million Hindus

        Buddhists
        Buddhists do not keep up with the history of war. Keep in mind that in jihad only Christians and Jews were allowed to survive as dhimmis (servants to Islam) everyone else had to convert or die. Jihad killed the Buddhists in Turkey, Afghanistan, along the Silk Route, and in India. The total is roughly 10 million. [David B. Barrett, Todd M. Johnson, World Christian Trends AD 30-AD 2200, William Carey Library, 2001, p. 230, table 4-1.] 10 million Buddhists

        Jews
        Oddly enough there were not enough Jews killed in jihad to significantly affect the totals of the Great Annihilation. The jihad in Arabia was 100 percent effective, but the numbers were in the thousands, not millions. After that, the Jews submitted and became the dhimmis (servants and second class citizens) of Islam and did not have geographic political power.

        This gives a rough estimate of 270 million killed by jihad.

        I understand you’re oblivious to facts, being a liberal & all.

      • Wow. That was crazy and had nothing whatsoever to do with what I wrote. You must be retarded.

        The majority of the world’s muslims live in peace. And you went on a rant abou the millions whi have dies over the last thousand years as if that somehow changes the fact that most muslims live in peace.

        Do you think all Christians are violent because of the hundreds of millions killed by Christians in the kast thousand years?

      • Hundreds of millions huh? Let’s see those statistics!
        I provided stats to validate my argument. You have yet to do the same.

        The Spanish Inquisition killed 2,250 over 350 years. Islamic jihad killed more than that on our own soil in 1 day.

        There has never been a killing force on this earth to rival Islamic jihad. The atheist left is a close second, but it still pales in comparison.
        Jesus Christ was the prince of peace. Muhammad was a mass murdering warlord. The two are night & day. Try as you might to say otherwise, there is NO MORAL EQUIVALENCE between Christianity & Islam. None!
        Get a clue.

      • Since you think every expansiom of empire and every death addociated with the slave trade… Okay.

        If you think the only deaths in the name of christianity werr in the inquisition, you are fooling yourself. I won’t even count the christian slaughters of the crusades.

        How about a thousamd years of conquests throughout the globe in the name of Christ, especially here in North and South America were whole civilizations were wiped out.
        A thousand years of Christian persecution of Jews right on up to the Holocaust. Differemt sects of Christianity warring for centuries in the name of their church, througout Europe, between Protestants and Catholics. Eastern orthodox christians committing attocities in the name of their church.

        True, the majority of Christians don’t kill in the name of their religion now in modern days, with the exception of in Africa, Lenanon, and the Balkans…

        And true, radical muslims have lots of blood on their hands right now today. They are the most violent religion today.

        But if you’re going to pretend Christianity doesn’t have a history drenched in blood, you’re lying to yourself.

      • You beat me to it there is no such thing as peaceful or moderate muslim. This is now becoming a holocast of Christians. Time to stand up and fight back If they are peace loving then they will join in in defeating the terrorists. If they are not part of the solution then they are part of the problem.

    • How can you ask an American soldier to be cautious in his own land, in his own home? And you say you used to be in the Army…surely you are made up of the same spineless material as Bergdahl.
      Brendan the cowering coward.

      Americans don’t cower especially on their own soil…except you are a liberal, cowering is what you simpering hypocrites specialise in.

      • Wow… You are a moron. You think advising caution is the same as cowardice and you think that warning members of the military of possible dangers is a bad idea.
        The only cowards are people like you who never served but imagine you know what’s best.

      • only pussies worry about threats from cowards, I’m 57 y/o I pack I’m alert and if some muzzy pos tries to bring it on me, so be it, allah better have mercy on their soul because there’ll be none from me. Garry Owen.

      • the idiot and coward tells us that being cautious in your own home is a virtue, a thing to be praised and he turns around and say he served. Who or what did you serve? I am glad you no longer serve. If America had many soldiers like you they would be overrun.

        Silly brain dead liberal.

      • You’re a fool who thinks being cautious is being a coward. It’s ironic that a coward like you who never served thinks military leaders urging caution are cowards.

      • I’m a Vietnam vett and no damned muslim is going to scare me. Bring them on I’m ready for them. Since when do brave American service members and vets cower at the cowardly murdering muslims.

      • No one is cowering. Being realistic about the world today and warning soldiers to be cautious is not cowardice.

      • I don’t doubt you’re ready for them, Mr. Watson, but I must ask with respect: how ready is the little girl in your picture?

    • Don’t you love it when pride and common sense come into conflict?

      Pride says I’m an American in my own homeland and I should feel safe! Common sense says any half-trained operative in the world can walk right into our homeland with any gear he likes.

      Pride says If I’m attacked I’ll stomp him flat! Common sense says wives and small kids aren’t likely to do much stomping.

      Pride says I’m trained and armed! Common sense says that won’t help much if your house is firebombed at 4:00 am.

      Pride says I’m not afraid of a coward! Common sense says cowards don’t like hard targets and won’t attract the trained solider they spot on the street unless it’s a shot in the back he never sees coming. Or maybe they’ll follow him home to see if he has a family.

      We’re rightly proud that we haven’t feared enemy soldiers on our soil for generations, but common sense says they aren’t needed: wannabe “bad bitches” right here are trying to make bombs.

      I’m as outraged as anyone else at the thought that foreign terrorists would try to attack MY people in OUR homeland, but that feeling is from the old days when we were the big, bad MF no one in their right mind wanted to mess with. Maybe what we should be outraged about is how that isn’t the case anymore?

      Maybe we should chat with the Israelis – whom I wouldn’t exactly describe as “cowards” or “pu$$ies” – about personal security as a fact of life when there really are people who would like to kill you, and aren’t particular about how?

      Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were targets of opportunity attacked by surprise and killed in retaliation for perceived harms done by the police to the attacker’s race. How long until some random sailors in San Diego are ambushed and killed in retaliation for perceived harms done by the military to the attacker’s country or religion?

      One thing I’m surprised to see even Vets getting wrong: making yourself a hard target is not hiding or cowardice. Being difficult to localize and impossible to track is as much a part of your arsenal as is the ability to localize and track the enemy. The enemy – solider, terrorist, lunatic, or just plain Moonbat – isn’t supposed to know where you are until you open fire.

  3. I’ve been called every name in the book except coward.
    I don’t have much ego left, but being vindicated time and time again since I’ve come home sure is nice.
    Any of my enemies that might snoop on this can know that I’ll be looking down on them with disdain for all eternity.

      • One is PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES and the other is what exactly?? A blog poster?? MUHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA

      • While folks haven’t really figured out where this quote originated, nonetheless it is still appropriate….

        “The danger to America is not Barack Obama, but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools, such as those who made him their president.”

    • Yep, reported by an Islamopologist for getting information from a turncoat – that saved all his men from an ambush.

      Lt. Col. Allen West stated, he would run through Hell with a gasoline can to save his men.

      *
      btw, it is Obama who should be relieved of command = BENGHAZI and BENGHAZI-Gate; Seal Team 6 Cover-up, among other Acts of Treason.

      • Sorry but the facts don’t support your argument. Allen saved no men that night and the info he received that not was proven to be BOGUS!
        There were hundreds, maybe thousands of officers in IRAQ that were in charge of protecting their men that never violated the UCMJ!!
        Allen did more harm to those men instead of protecting and leading them!! DISGRACE TO THE UNIFORM!

  4. Anyone seen Obama at a military base lately?
    Yeah April 3rd at Hill AFB in Utah. This website is crawling with morons who think Allen West should be president and he’s either too lazy or too stupid to google his own damn talking points.

    • AF 1 need refueling did it? Or was there a golf event in town?

      IOW, was he there just to visit the base, or USING the base to accomplish some other end, like a fund raiser.

      I took your advice and researched it. He was giving a speech on clean energy. He was not there to support the airmen stationed there.They have both an active and a reserve fighter wing, both fly the F-16. But Ogden Air Logistics Center is the largest unit on the base.

      But he was there to push his “Clean/Solar Energy Agenda”. He didn’t even stay on the base overnight, where security would be easier, cheaper and less disruptive, he stayed in Salt Lake City.

      http://www.hill.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123444246

    • Yep, Obama was”presidential” at Dover – upon of the return of our Fallen heroes = “Seal Team 6 Cover-up” – when members of the same unit that took out Osama bin Laden – were ordered to board an archaic retrofitted aircraft other than the state of the art aircraft that they trained in – to Fly a mission into a HOT SPOT – – and were not flying with a military combat escort = did not have the SECURITY in place for such a mission.
      Plus, at the last minute, specific soldiers were pulled from the flight, replaced w others.
      The names on the Flight Manifest were never changed to be an accurate listing of the identities of those on board – who died – when the archaic aircraft, flying into a HOT ZONE without military combat escort – was shot down – by a ground-to-air missile – by Enemy Combatants – with cell phones, riding a motorcycle.

      The wrong families were told about the death of their loved ones.
      While the families were waiting for the bodies of their loved ones to be returned to US soil – at Dover, Obama allowed a RADICAL IMAN to pray/prey over their bodies – that Obama passed off as appeasement to our enemies – when in fact, the Islamopologist knew the “prayer” if ever translated, would reveal Obama had allowed a Radical Muslim IMAN to CURSE the bodies of our Fallen heroes –
      who are VICTIMS of The Seal Team 6 Cover-up =
      an inside job.

      • Well yeah obviously. Anyone who doesn’t think the President of the United States conspired with the Taliban to kill American service members is clearly an idiot.

      • Hahaha
        Everything you repeated in that crazy conspiracy theory is completely false.

        It began when some idiot on the internet had no idea how bi a SEAL team was and thought it was the same SEALS involved in the Bin Laden raid.
        None of the SEALs on that helicopter were on the Bin Laden raid.
        And that helicopter was part of a QRF responding to a unit under fire. All the nonsense about the curse over the bodies is all made up BS

    • Earl “I have computer muscles” Lee taking another shot at Allen West. You are a brave man Earl. You can tell your grandkids what you did in life. “I hid behind my computer and bad-mouthed an American hero”. That is great grandpa.

  5. If I wear my service hat or shirts I am always sure I have my immediate action drill and weapons down pat.
    That shirt, that hat means I am armed and ready Haji.

  6. Mr.Allen West, you have no idea how much I thamk God for you. Truly you are a leader in this nation, and I know that there are so many others out there who are like you. As you fight for us, I will fight for you. God Bless you sir.
    Sincerely.

    • Only a LEADER OF LOONS!! That’s it…that’s all. Any american with a OUNCE of common sense wouldn’t follow this clown and the majority of American’s doesn’t know who this clown is!

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