John R. Houk
© December 22, 2011
Many may know Rep. Allen West (R-FL) as the controversial Congressman that speaks the politically incorrect but absolute truth about Islam. His success in winning election to Congress in 2010 has kind put his heroism into the forgotten zone of history. Are you aware that Rep. West was a Lt. Col. in the United States Army that served in Iraq?
Lt. Col. West’s troops captured an Islamic terrorist. West became involved in the terrorist’s interrogation. The terrorist had vital information that concerned engagement with his fellow terrorists. West used an impromptu enhanced interrogation technique and the Islamic terrorist sang like a bird. The information is believed to have saved American lives. What was West’s reward for extracting the information?
His Commanding Officer General Maj. Gen. Raymond Odierno at the advice of JAG (Military Lawyers) and undoubted fear of the MSM after Abu Ghraib decided to court martial West. The military had some high profile court martials go in favor of accused servicemen who were actually heroes rather than war criminals. West began receiving the same public campaign that portrayed as a hero rather than a war criminal. Odierno lost heart and attempted to get West to resign three days before his official retirement would kick in. Public pressure forced Odierno to give up on that ploy as well.
West ended up with his full retirement at the rank of Lt. Col.; however Odierno managed to get place a letter of reprimand. Still heroism is heroism and I have no doubt that was part of the factor that enabled his election to the House of Representatives.
Even as a Congressman West still fighting the Global War on Terrorism by exposing the dark nature of Islam. Here is an excerpt that someone found on YouTube of Rep. Allen West telling it like it is about Islam:
JRH 12/22/11 (Hat Tip: Tony Newbill)