Hey Baltimore ‘thugs” – I’d like to PERSONALLY teach you a little lesson

This week we have been exposed to the most depraved of human behavior in the rioting and violence in Baltimore. We have also seen what a lack of leadership can mean for the law-abiding citizens and business owners. S it is a welcome respite when we can find a brilliant rainbow in the midst of a tumultuous storm.

And so it was for me Wednesday evening, when I spoke in Franklin, Tennessee, for the Republican Women of Williamson County. Before me stood two American warriors — the impeccable example of our modern day Spartans, U.S. Army Special Forces Green Berets. These two men were members of the U.S. Army 5th Special Forces Group based at Ft. Campbell, Kentucky (the post is really in Tennessee, except for the post office).

They confided in me that although the following day they were off for a deployment — they could not pass up the opportunity to meet me. I was utterly humbled, truly honored. But what was even more outstanding was that one of these young men was a former Iraqi interpreter/translator who had been sponsored to enter the United States.

Imagine the character and honor of this young man to come to America, not just to sit on his arse and draw welfare, but rather he joined our military. And not just the military — he exceeded the standard and became the most exceptional Army Soldier — a Green Beret. We spoke and the radiance of his comportment and sense of pride as he stood before me in his suit with his Special Forces lapel pin just said volumes. Here before me was a man, a Man who was appreciative, who put his life on the line for this antion as an I/T in Iraq but made the honorable decision that he could give even more service.

This young man was the embodiment of President John F. Kennedy’s statement, “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” I just smile, wondering how many of those “thugs” in Baltimore possess the same belief, and embrace the same code?

As I flew back from Nashville to Dallas Thursday morning, I thought about the former U.S. Marine Amir Hekmati, of Iranian descent, who sits imprisoned by the “thugs” of the Iranian theocratic regime — abandoned by his beloved country to whom he swore an oath.

How can it be that this young warrior who was willing to serve, sacrifice, and commit to give the last full measure of devotion to this nation be treated with such disdain? Can someone please explain to me why a commander-in-chief would seek to negotiate with a country that holds an American Marine captive — not that this is the first time?

Here in America we have liberal progressive pundits angry because we refer to these violent criminals in Baltimore as “thugs” — and some of them have been carelessly released from detainment. Yet, where is the consideration for Amir Hekmati? Where is the celebration for the former Iraqi translator who as I type this missive, has headed off on a deployment — as a U.S. Special Forces Soldier?

Hekmati and this Special Forces Soldier are examples of legal immigration and how the welcoming torch of liberty and freedom leads to the embracing of our principles and values. And even how there are those willing to stand as guardians of this Republic.

Contrast that to the immigration of the Somali community to Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota that has become a hot bed of recruiting — not for the U.S. Marines or for the Army Special Forces, but rather for the Islamic state. And if you haven’t been paying attention, slowly there has been an influx of Syrian refugees into this nation.

I’m just as benevolent as the next fella — but are we creating a new enclave of militant Islamism? And I was told the stories by quite a few that Nashville,Tennessee has been a dumping ground for these refugees to the extent that Governor Bill Haslem had to make a call to President Obama.

But, I want to close on a vey positive note. We need it after this week, which it seems may never end.

Forty years ago there was a monumental event in the military history of the United States.

As reported by NPR, “Brig. Gen. Viet Luong sits on a case of MREs, the soldiers’ daily meals. He’s inside a cavernous hanger at an Afghan army base outside the southern city of Kandahar. Luong’s job is to train the Afghan military to fight a guerrilla force, the Taliban. But he’s willing to talk about another guerrilla war, long ago.

Forty years ago this week Luong’s father, a South Vietnamese Marine major, called an urgent family meeting at their home in Saigon, now known as Ho Chi Minh City. The city, his father told them, soon would fall to the North Vietnamese — the communist forces he was helping the Americans fight. They sat around the table — father, mother, seven sisters and Luong, then age 9. “My sisters actually had a very strong opinion — like ‘we need to stay until we find a way out as a family,’ ” he recalls. Luong still remembers the night he came to give the entire family official government papers that would get them into Tan Son Nhut Air Base, just north of Saigon. From there, they’d be taken out of Vietnam. Soon after the family arrived at the air base, rockets and mortars started landing. “I was lying then on my stomach,” he says. “We’re Catholics, so I was saying my Hail Marys, you know. And uh … and so we were scared, so my dad looked up and said ‘look — don’t be afraid.’ He said ‘you’re missing out on a monumental moment in history,’ right? ‘You need to be able to see what’s going on.’ So that calmed us down for a little bit, but it was really hopeless until the Marines came in.” On April 29, 1975, the family boarded a Marine helicopter and headed out to the South China Sea.”

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Forty-five years later today, that scared little Vietnamese boy is a U.S. Army Brigadier General of the 1st Cavalry Division “First Team” — a unit that fought bravely in Vietnam and actually came to the rescue of my older Brother at Khe Sanh. Luong attended the University of Southern California and joined ROTC, keeping good on the promise he made on that carrier flight deck. He would join the Army. “My dad told me — I think half-jokingly maybe — that he was disappointed that I wasn’t going to be a Marine,” Luong says. “But he says, ‘as long as you’re gonna be an airborne guy, that’s OK, too.’ “Luong rose up the ranks, and is now deputy commander of the First Cavalry Division, based out of Fort Hood, Texas.

BG Luong stated, “I still remember that moment to this day, because as soon as we landed I looked at my dad and I said, uh, I said ‘Dad, where are we at?’ And he looked at me and he says, ‘hey, we’re aboard the American carrier USS Hancock.’ And I say, ‘well, what does that mean?’ And he looked at me and he said, ‘that means nothing in the world can harm you now.’ ”

Perhaps those thugs in Baltimore need a lesson in what the true loss of liberty and freedom really is. Perhaps they need to understand the tribulation that Amir Hekmati faces. Perhaps they should look into the eyes of the young former Iraqi interpreter who is now an Amy Green Beret as he boards the aircraft for his deployment. Maybe they should be put into an auditorium and hear the story of BG Viet Luong. Something needs to happen to make these rascals realize that they live in a great nation and that they are not entitled to have space to destroy the livelihood and dreams of others. Especially since that is what these men have fought to defend.

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Rafael X
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Will all due respect you wont teach anyone in Baltimore anything from Franklin Tennessee. Too far they don’t hear anything from that distance. You can stick with your little cocktail parties with the Stepford wives of Franklin Tennessee and let the people who really care about Baltimore Maryland speak on it. They’re already there. You’re not. Nice cuts almost look like an Hells Angels. You know those biker thugs.

Eric Ryan
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It’s called putting things in perspective. No one “on the scene” seems to be able to do that.

Rafael X
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One very narrow and limited perspective.

Uncle Ruckus
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He is too afraid to go to Baltimore, Ferguson or anywhere else. How do you expect people to hear you when you are too afraid to go???

Camotim
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You are one dumbass of color.

Uncle Ruckus
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Why do you tyr to make yourself look BUTCH Allen? You atr a JOKE

kamiller42
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You like men in a tutu?

Snap N McGarrett
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Shouldn’t you be out throwing rocks at cops or looting a store?

Uncle Ruckus
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Watching the MURDER CHARGES coverage

Jerry Emery
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Yeah, people like you spend their time watching TV and doing nothing, I mean NOTHING ever for your country. And you dare to call a man who has risked his life in military service a JOKE? You are a schmuck and worthless piece of garbage.

Brigadier
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blah blah blah blah blah yadda yadda yadda yadda yadda………same old bs drivel by the same tired dumbass libtard.

Rafael X
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Not as tired as your thug narrative. Haven’t had any protests in two nights. Sooner or later someone will have to explain what happened to Gray in that police van.

Uncle Ruckus
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He looks like he is a member of the Village People

Rafael X
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Muhahahahahaha!!!!!!!!

Ribbey
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urine idiot!

Uncle Ruckus
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ITS FUN TO STAY AT THE YMCA!!! MUHAHAHAHAHA

Dusty Koellhoffer
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The plight of blacks in America is not being helped by Democrats, but perpetrated by them.
http://liberalsbackwardsthink.com/2015/04/29/how-you-can-help-the-black-cause-to-stop-oppression-in-america/

Uncle Ruckus
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Yawn!

Rafael X
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Why is Allen West trying to look like a Hells Angels. They don’t accept black members.

Paul Sheridan
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You know what’s funny? On wonkette they usually find the stupidest looking picture of a Republican politician they can get to use for the picture on their articles about them. So you get pictures of Rand Paul with his mouth hanging open or Ted Cruz looking squinty or whatever.
Except when they write something about Allen West. They use his motorcycle picture from the cover of his book when they write about him. The stupidest looking photo of Allen West is the one he picked for his own book jacket. I love that.

kamiller42
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Y’all are bit obsessive about 1 black vest, 1 black shirt and 1 pair of jeans. Try focusing on the content of the article.

kamiller42
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Which member?

Paul Sheridan
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Was there one who dressed like an embarrassment? That one.

kamiller42
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Paul Sheridan?

Paul Sheridan
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Well played sir.

Rafael X
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Like how you guys are so focused on saggy pants and gang colors? Already addressed the article. If you can call it that.

kamiller42
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I try not to focus on saggy pants. It’s ugly.

Rafael X
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To your honor.

Uncle Ruckus
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Village People… He took the bikers place!!

JohnFalcigie
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PLEASE RUN FOR PRESIDENT COLONEL WEST!!!

retona4
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You’d want a torturer in the White House?

JohnFalcigie
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What do you think we have now? Have you heard one of Obama’s speeches?
Its the worst kind of torture. Being forced to sit through one is cruel and unusual punishment!

retona4
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Is it physically harming you? No. Is it mentally harming you? No. Nice try.

JohnFalcigie
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The left is so scared of a black conservative, that loves America

retona4
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If Allen West loved America, he wouldn’t have used the same tactics as one of the most evil men in American history.

FedUpWithWelfareStates
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FedUpWithWelfareStates
The sole reason that Col. West does not stand a chance in hell at getting the GOP nomination, or any other Black Conservative, is that the Obama Cabal has permanently poisoned the well for the foreseeable future. The 10% of Black Americans who have chosen to place country before skin color have truly been sold down the river by every dishonest & corrupt practice that the Liberal Progressive party of democrats & especially the black activist, to include the despicable black politicians that we are seeing right now in Baltimore, have perpetrated upon this country. It will take decades for… Read more »
Brendan
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The left would love for Allen West to run.
He would be humiliated and his brand of crazy would contaminate the entire Republican primary season

Rafael X
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What murder charges?

Rafael X
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Doesn’t mean anything. Mike Brown was also ruled a homicide. However they can’t claim Gray turned into Hulk and ran at them trying to grab weapon. If it’s a homicide it can’t be justified. He was in their custody.

Camotim
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Nope, had he not exercised hood rat privilege and surrendered he would have been tried for robbery.

Camotim
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Please define homicide for us Rafael X. Homicide is not a crime.

Rafael X
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Sorry my bad. The charges where murder.

Rafael X
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Just checked it out. Actual murder charges. My bad.

Paul Sheridan
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The cognitive dissonance in this post is staggering. Muslims are bad except when they come to America legally. Except for refugees, those guys are nothing but trouble and a bunch of Islamists. Except this one Iraqi refugee, he was alright because he’s a Green Beret now. WTF are you even talking about West?

Rafael X
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“Six Baltimore police officers have been criminally charged: Officer Caesar Goodson, Officer William Porter, Lt. Brian Rice, Officer Edward Nero, Officer Garrett Miller and Sgt. Alicia White.” And it didn’t take 100 days and a stacked Grand-Jury.

http://news.yahoo.com/freddie-gray-sustained-fatal-head-injury-in-back-of-police-van–report-124521845.html

Camotim
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What about the white person in a wheel chair attacked by hood rats? Oh that was black privilege.

Camotim
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By a racist lack states attorney who clearly made it clear that this is a racist persecution. This case wont make it to a jury. And this persecutor wil e lucky if she can practice law when this is over. She pissed off the Washington Post by threatening them.

Rafael X
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Yeah sure before it was wait for the report and the facts. Now that you don’t like them facts are racists.

Jerry Emery
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Oh BS…it’s much more than “broken windows” and you know it. What a simpleton.

DixieAngel_76
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Great point, Mr. West.

Brendan
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Two points…

1. It’s ironic that he is talking about law and order while using a picture of himself wearing his motorcycle club vest to remind everyone that he is a member and defender of the motorcycle gang called “The Outlaws.”

2. In the same sentence that he demands Obama do something about the American being held in Iran, he also demands that Obama not negotiate with Iran.
Really?
You want Obama to convince Iran to release this prisoner but you don’t want him talking to Iran?
Huh?

Camotim
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Brendan, when will you understand that you are an ALICE Pack full of islamic excrement. Go fiund some raghead and kiss his ass you fucking traitor.

Brendan
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Did I hurt your feelings?
It’s kind of sad that you worship Allen West so blindly that you think any criticism of him makes someone a traitor.

Kevin O'Connell
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Carry out order 666

Lynda G.
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Please tell me what we can do! I’ve donated, sign petitions, commented, called Obama names…voted for Republicans in the last election. IS THERE NOTHING WE CAN DO????

retona4
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Yes, there is. Spurn Scumbag West.

retona4
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Like the lesson in torture you gave your prisoner in Iraq, scumbag?

Southern Xposure
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don’t feed the trolls …

retona4
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I’m not a troll, just someone who doesn’t like sadists.

Clifton
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Keep pimpin’ these fools west. As long as they keep buying the garbage you sell keep laughing all the way to the bank. West does not care about anything but his bank account, and he found a gold mine in these suckers. He always has something negative to say if there are black people involved in anyway.He never offers any real solutions, like discussing the problem with black people because he know we want nothing to do with him.His god is the dollar. You fools keep worshiping at the alter of west and see where that gets you.

suqsid4
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>> He never offers any real solutions

Rioting, assault, fatherless homes, hating whitey, drugs, gangs, contempt for education, and general indolence are not solutions.

PamieBaby1
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Well said, Allen West!!!!!!! I’m glad that you are in Texas with us!!!!!!

eadtuff
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allen wants to suck the thugs off

Rafael X
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Is Allen West going to call the six indicted officers thugs too. Or is he going to tell us to wait and let them have their due process?

suqsid4
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While I’m not about to excuse the alleged police brutality, you seem content excusing the rioting and assaults.

Rafael X
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My post was about the alleged brutality. Riots are over those perps will get their day in court. I’m done addressing riots.

Dubya
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Hey Allen,
The “thugs” in Baltimore aren’t prisoners you can terrorize with a pistol to their heads.
You lecturing anyone about what is depraved is a joke.