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Col. Allen West: Remembering 9/11

Today, think of those who died, those who attacked us, and those who wish to deceive us regarding why.

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Allen B. West

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September 11, 2013 - 12:01 am

Today we remember the 12th anniversary of the horrific attacks of 9/11. We also remember the four Americans who were murdered in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11, 2012.

In 2001, I was a major serving at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, on an exchange assignment to the U.S. Marine Corps. On that fateful morning, I had just completed morning PT and hygiene, and was in my office preparing to suck down some chow. I then received a call from a fellow operations staffer at the Marine Forces Atlantic (MARFORLANT) headquarters in Virginia. I was admonished to get to a television set.

I rushed down to our current operations area just in time to see the second plane hit.

I knew on that day we would be called upon by our country to avenge this attack — the Pearl Harbor of our time.

That night, when I finally got back to my quarters, I gazed into the heavens. For the first time ever … I heard nothing. I saw no airplane lights. It was an eerie feeling.

Last year, we all watched in horror during the assault on our American consulate in Benghazi. Still more terrifying was the fact that we abandoned Americans who were under attack.

Even today, a year later, some ask regarding the incident: “What difference does it make?” Even today, some say that Benghazi is a “phony scandal.”

Those who say and believe this are just as much of a threat to the safety and security of our constitutional republic as are the attackers. In their shameful attempts to deceive, they are evenly complicit in the loss of American lives.

On this day, we should not pause to consider multiculturalism and negating offense to others. On this day, we should not entertain insidious conspiracy theories. Instead, remember the enemy who attacked us — and who will continue to attack us — just because we are a nation and a people who believe in individual liberty.

Remember those who lost their lives.

And lastly, remember those who abandoned Americans a year ago and — to this day — seek to deceive the American people.

God bless the greatest nation the world has ever known, these United States of America.

Prior to joining PJ Media, Congressman Allen West served 22 years in the U.S. Army before being elected to the House of Representatives by the constituents of Florida's 22nd district. Throughout his time in Congress, West consistently stood for policies that would make the United States prosperous, strong and free, even when speaking up was not easy. In January 2013, he joined PJ Media as the Director of Next Generation Programming where he is leading the effort to develop new Internet TV shows and other media that can be viewed onNextGeneration.TV starting in February 2013. Congressman West received his Bachelor's degree while at the University of Tennessee and later went on to earn a Master's degree from Kansas State University, both in political science. He also holds a Master of Military Arts and Sciences from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff Officer College in political theory and military operations.

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Thank you Sir.

And let's remember the First Battle that we won against the islamofascists:
SHANKSVILLE: FLIGHT 93
LET'S ROLL
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Short and to the point, you've just said more than our Commander-in-Chief is even capable of thinking, Col West. Thank you.
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And God bless you Col. West, keep up the good fight!
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What has happened to my country and our military? I was furious when I saw how, yesterday, Dictator Obama refused to pay one moment of silence for those who died on 911. Oh, he'd rather pay honor to those evil barbaric murderous heathens who flew those planes into the twin towers and the pentagon. And those disgusting Muslims in NYC sang and laughed for joy when they saw those planes hit. Not one person bothered to stop them. When is Obama going to be removed from office and made to stand trial for his crimes against America, our military, and the murder of Ambassador Stevens, those navy seals, his involvement with Fast and Furious, giving aide and comfort to the enemy by giving the Muslim Brotherhood arms and money so they can continue to slaughter thousands of Christian men, women and children. Our military Commanders have no backbone and have failed our men and women who are fighting and dying for this nothing. Why even have a military if all they are going to do is be slaughtered and Obama sit up there and laugh that he was able to destroy America. As Putin put it, "Americans are stupid for voting for this idiot." Don't you get it people? We are alone. Obama insulted the only ally left in the world and he did this deliberately. So reap what you sow America, Obama is stomping on our flag, and shredding our Constitution. Hell awaits this son of Satan and anyone who follows him will face the same fate.
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For the life of me I will never understand why you refused to help Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his lead investigator Lt. Mike Zullo by giving them a platform to work with in presenting all the evidence they gathered proving this Fraud in Chief has been using fraudulent documents. You were presented with a package of evidence when you were a Congressman and refused to act upon that solid evidence. You were again approached at CPAC after you lost your Congressional seat and you refused once again stating that you intended to re-enter politics someday and exposing this fraud wouldn't be good for your effort. Shame on you for not helping these amazing patriots to rid us of this biggest national security risk. I cannot believe you are okay with this Fraud being in a position to order our military back into action. He is NOT qualified to command and your silence is helping him remain in power.
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God bless you and keep you safe Col. West, and thank you for your distinguished service. It is an honor to read you and hear you defend American values and traditions!

After two shameful elections, after seeing so many in our great country slouching towards Gomorrah while abandoning all the good virtues that made this nation great... remember 9-11 and make the perpetrators pay, then give their due to the ideologues, then to the foot soldiers, to the sympathizers, and finally get those who are still not sure of where they stand. Our generation has to be resolute to become the one glorious generation that gets rid of the scourge of Liberalism in all its forms. Let's roll!

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http://cnsnews.com/news/article/patrick-goodenough/afghan-christian-converts-should-be-executed-afghan-lawmakers-say

Why on earth are we trying to nation build in such a hostile environment to basic American values? This should be part of the discussion that relates to 9/11. We need to protect our homeland first.
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Thank you Colonel, and Semper Fi!

Next month will be 30 years since my own “Pearl Harbor” experience, and its sickening to realize we still have not, and will, finally admit who the real enemies are.

It is simply inconceivable for the truth to be spoken by our leaders anymore. Politics, Racism, the real nature of Mohammad, or even simple arithmetic concerning our National Debt…. They have too much at stake to allow for an honest conversation…Academics, Media, Government…the Dome of Political Correctness is their Cathedral…..It cannot be defiled, lest all of them admit being the enablers (and beneficiaries) of the very lies they promote.

For proof beyond any doubt of the duplicity and deceit of the “mainstream narrative”, look no further than the comments about Al Sharpton and Jessie Jackson pulled from Mr. Kennedy’s private diary…and how quickly they were discounted by the very man who wrote them….Good Liberal…Proper Causes…Adored by The Media…who then, with their assistance, was allowed to bid a hasty (and fully forgiven) retreat from The Forbidden Truths he accidentally revealed.

They know the truth. And they know it dare not be spoken aloud. They all know they MUST continue to prop up the lies for the sake of their own Social and Political Stature. Their loyalty is not, nor has ever been, to our People or our Republic. Their loyalty is to The Ideological Faction that secures their Luxury, and inflates their Ego. Corruption, Cronyism and Lies. That is the currency of exchange in their economy, and they live very well upon it.

And the Muslim Brotherhood knows this…They continue to exploit that combination of Vanity and Fear, until the whole “miserable house” eventually come crashing down, for the mere price of 30 pieces of silver.

All I pray is that it happens soon, while I’m still young enough to be MEAN old man.
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I pray and stand with you that we may crown America's good with true brotherhood for the good of all mankind. The time is near.

In the words of an American patriot: "Fight! Let us fight like men that know how precious liberty is and are willing to pay the price to secure it for ourselves and for our posterity."
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Col. West.

Thank you for speaking the truth. It's an endangered language in this era of cowardice and low standards.
Please run for President in 2016.
32 weeks ago
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Thank you Col. West.

When my sons come home from school today I'll ask them if anything was talked about. I have a good idea what their answer will be. Very little, if anything, about 9/11 and nothing about the enemy which mustn't be named.
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Follow up.

Each of the boys had 2 different teacher in different classes who discussed the day as they remembered it. More than I hoped for, frankly. Best to all.
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To all you civilian pukes: There is no such thing as radical Islam. There are those who follow Muhammad, and then there are those who are Apostate within Islam.

That's it. Full stop. Get that though your thick skulls.

Know thy enemy Major. Liberty my arse.
32 weeks ago
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Don't feed the troll.
31 weeks ago
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I know you! You are the Director of West Imsmokincrackastan!
32 weeks ago
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Thank you Sir.

And let's remember the First Battle that we won against the islamofascists:
SHANKSVILLE: FLIGHT 93
LET'S ROLL
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A glaring example of treason. Those "deceivers" as the Colonel so aptly describes them need to be stood up against a wall and shot-period!
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