Allen West on Fort Hood Massacre

The following is a statement released by Retired Lt. Col. Allen West:

Allen West

This past Thursday 13 American Soldiers were killed and another 30 wounded at a horrific mass shooting at US Army installation, Ft Hood Texas. As I watched in horror and then anger I recalled my two years of final service in the Army as a Battalion Commander at Ft Hood, 2002-2004.

My wife and two daughters were stunned at the incident having lived on the post in family housing.

A military installation, whether it is Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine, or Coast Guard, is supposed to be a safe sanctuary for our Warriors and their families. It is intended to provide a home whereby our “Band of Brothers and Sisters” can find solace and bond beyond just the foxhole but as family units.

A military installation is supposed to be a place where our Warriors train for war, to serve and protect our Nation.

On Thursday, 5 November 2009 Ft Hood became a part of the battlefield in the war against Islamic totalitarianism and state sponsored terrorism.

There may be those who feel threatened by my words and would even recommend they not be uttered. To those individuals I say step aside because now is not the time for cowardice. Our Country has become so paralyzed by political correctness that we have allowed a vile and determined enemy to breach what should be the safest place in America, an Army post.

We have become so politically correct that our media is more concerned about the stress of the shooter, Major Nidal Malik Hasan. The misplaced benevolence intending to portray him as a victim is despicable. The fact that there are some who have now created an entire new classification called; “pre-virtual vicarious Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)” is unconscionable.

This is not a “man caused disaster”. It is what it is, an Islamic jihadist attack.

We have seen this before in 2003 when a SGT Hasan of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) threw hand grenades and opened fire into his Commanding Officer’s tent in Kuwait. We have seen the foiled attempt of Albanian Muslims who sought to attack Ft Dix, NJ. Recently we saw a young convert to Islam named Carlos Bledsoe travel to Yemen, receive terrorist training, and return to gun down two US Soldiers at a Little Rock, Arkansas Army recruiting station. We thwarted another Islamic terrorist plot in North Carolina which had US Marine Corps Base, Quantico as a target.

What have we done with all these prevalent trends? Nothing.

What we see are recalcitrant leaders who are refusing to confront the issue, Islamic terrorist infiltration into America, and possibly further into our Armed Services. Instead we have a multiculturalism and diversity syndrome on steroids.

Major Hasan should have never been transferred to Ft Hood, matter of fact he should have been Chaptered from the Army. His previous statements, poor evaluation reports, and the fact that the FBI had him under investigation for jihadist website posting should have been proof positive.

However, what we have is a typical liberal approach to find a victim, not the 13 and 30 Soldiers and Civilian, but rather the poor shooter. A shooter who we are told was a great American, who loved the Army and serving his Nation and the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) stating that his actions had nothing to do with religious belief.

We know that Major Hasan deliberately planned this episode; he did give away his possessions. He stood atop a table in the confined space of the Soldier Readiness Center shouting “Allahu Akhbar”, same chant as the 9-11 terrorists and those we fight against overseas in the Iraq and Afghanistan theaters of operation.

No one in leadership seems willing to sound the alarm for the American people; they are therefore complicit in any future attacks. Our Congress should suspend the insidious action to vote on a preposterous and unconstitutional healthcare bill and resolve the issue of “protecting the American people”.

The recent incidents in Dearborn Michigan, Boston Massachusetts, Dallas Texas, and Chicago Illinois should bear witness to the fact that we have an Islamic terrorism issue in America. And don’t have CAIR call me and try to issue a vanilla press statement; they are an illegitimate terrorist associated organization which should be disbanded.

We have Saudi Arabia funding close to 80% of the mosques in the United States, one right here in South Florida, Pompano Beach. Are we building churches and synagogues in Saudi Arabia? Are “Kaffirs” and “Infidels” allowed travel to Mecca?

So much for peaceful coexistence.

Saudi Arabia is sponsoring radical Imams who enter into our prisons and convert young men into a virulent Wahabbist ideology….one resulting in four individuals wanting to destroy synagogues in New York with plastic explosives. Thank God the explosives were dummy. They are sponsoring textbooks which present Islamic centric revisionist history in our schools.

We must recognize that there is an urgent need to separate the theo-political radical Islamic ideology out of our American society. We must begin to demand surveillance of suspected Imams and mosques that are spreading hate and preaching the overthrow of our Constitutional Republic……that speech is not protected under First Amendment, it is sedition and if done by an American treason.

There should not be some 30 Islamic terrorist training camps in America that has nothing to do with First Amendment, Freedom of Religion. The Saudis are not our friends and any American political figure who believes such is delusional.

When tolerance becomes a one way street it certainly leads to cultural suicide. We are on that street. Liberals cannot be trusted to defend our Republic, because their sympathies obviously lie with their perceived victim, Major Nidal Malik Hasan.

I make no apologies for these words, and anyone angered by them, please, go to Ft Hood and look into the eyes of the real victims. The tragedy at Ft Hood Texas did not have to happen. Consider now the feelings of those there and on every military installation in the world. Consider the feelings of the Warriors deployed into combat zones who now are concerned that their loved ones at home are in a combat zone.

Ft Hood suffered an Islamic jihadist attack, stop the denial, and realize a simple point.

The reality of your enemy must become your own.

Steadfast and Loyal,

Lieutenant Colonel Allen B West (US Army, Ret)

For more information on the attack go here.

For more information on the Jihad Connection go here.

More on the overlooked red flags.

Allen West’s latest “Fakes, Phonies and Frauds

Pass the word about the Mass NYC Rally against Terrorist Trials in Federal Court for Gitmo Detainees!

Allen West’s Call to Patriots video is here!

Allen West Interview in Israel On World War IV!

Update:

Allen West on Hannity 12/15/09


  1. jsublette

    Thank you sir for your words! I would also like to thank you for your service! Our country needs your voice,perhaps you should throw your hat into the ring next election!
    Jsublette dependent USAF/retired

  2. tahosa65

    Sir,
    As a old (61) ground pounder let me thank you for your service and your comments. I couldn’t agree more. Our country is in danger more from within than from the outside. The snakes are already in our nest and we had better find a way to eradicate them or we will certainly live to see the end of the United States. The ultimate goal of radical Islam is to see world wide Sharia Law in place. Anyone who can’t, won’t or refuses to acknowledge this fact is part of the problem. These people hate the U.S. and the freedom it represents. If they can bring us to our knees then the rest of the world will surely follow. We aren’t just the front line of defense in this fight. We are the only line.

    • I totally agree with Lt Col allen West (retired) U.S.A.F. His words are so true and really touch on a a subject on which I wish to respond to. We as an American people have become way to complacent in our lives. With “political correctness” and our dependency on the government to decide for us. We have lost the courage to speak up and say what is on our mind, for fear of offending someone. What I have to say is this, say what is on your mind, if it offends some nationality so what. It is your right as an american citizen to speak freely. If you don’t like it tough. You have the right to respond to me in your thoughts. The reason we have these rights is because of our forefathers, and all the military from years past to present. Thank you for reading this, and god bless our troops and god bless the U.S.A.

  3. mineolapol

    Sir, I could not agree more with your observation. In my prior governmental position, I oversaw an intelligence collection operation. During the course of that, I had to interact with the Muslim community on many occassions. What I learned is that that communnity is watching how we respond. They expect a severe, immediate and effective response to threats that threaten their community as well. They also expect not to be painted with the same brush and to be targeted unfairly. To respond with hesitantcy, temerity or inconsistancy only serves to weaken us and make us more vulnerable. We need the community because the Muslim community is where we get some of our best information. As far as the violent, fundamentalist Jihadists are concerned, we should surgically and with sophistication, hunt down these rabid dogs that live here and else where and rid the world of their poison. After all, this is there plan for us. Thank you for your service to our Nation.

  4. rocker124

    Thank you for your words and bravery in stating them. God bless you.

  5. auntieliz833

    All I can say is Bravo and God Bless You.

  6. spalumni

    Col. West,

    I read several newspapers online each morning. One of them is the Bangor (Maine) Daily News. This morning I read an article on the Senate “Probe.” One of the star “investigators” is Sen. Susan Collins. I sent a commentary and not being a public target I could afford to be a little more caustic. My post was as follows:On 11/20/09 at 9:09 AM, SPALUMNI wrote:

    Don’t need all these self made amateur investigators putting their two cents in this. Politicians are politicians PERIOD! There is no doubt that “political correctness” played a major role in allowing this mis-fit to remain in the army AND attaining the rank of Major. On his way to senior command staff. Enlisted men raised red flags and were ignored. This jihadist was flaunting it. The same left wing liberals that promote all the things that allowed this are now “investigating” it. And Collins is one of them. “I’m very much for a diverse Army, and I think that the diversity in our Army is its strength,” No, Collins. The Army had it’s strength long BEFORE the buzzword DIVERSITY ever came about. “What I also believe is that if a member of the military exhibits extremist behavior it has to be confronted for the safety of all those that individual is serving with.” EXTREMIST? EXTREMEIST? Where’s the line before it becomes extremist behavior. No, you don’t let it go that far. Who would dare call his behavior extremeist? In this day and age the liberal media would crucify anyone who caused his dismissal from the military prior to his jihadist action. What did he yelll before he started shooting? The same thing they all yell on suicide missions!! Time to restore common sense and crush the dominant left wing liberal agenda!!!

    Later this morning I received an Email containing your commentary. It was terrific. I took the liberty of cutting and pasting it to the Bangor Daily News comments on the article. I know for fact that staff personnel track these things for their political bosses. In this case Sen. Collins of Maine. A person of your stature might have a positive effect on her. Might!!!

    Thank you for standing up and speaking out.

  7. fevvay57

    THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICE, AND YOUR COMMENTS. IT’S SO EASY TO JUST READ ABOUT EVERYTHING THAT’S GOING ON IN THE WORLD, AND NOT SAY ANYTHING, OR TAKE A STAND.
    THANKS AGAIN.

    • It is nice to see that someone has the courage to stand up and speak the truth without fear of hurting someone’s feelings… Thank you for your service to our country and the courage to speak the truth that seems to have escaped a lot of American’s…God Bless You…

  8. Thank God someone has the testicular fortitude to say what needs saying. I am sick to death of political correctness, diversity, and multiculturalism. If they love their culture so much why don’t they go live where its practiced. As a veteran of WWII I served with men of every nationality. Many of them, such as myself with German grandparents, were descended from enemy backgrounds. They all, to a man took great pride in being American. AMERICAN! Not German-American; Italian-American, nor Japanese-American. AMERICAN!

    It’s long past time we woke up to reality. God bless you sir; not only for your courage in serving our Country—but for being willing to speak the truth.

  9. Thank you, Col. West! Thank you for your previous service, but thank you for serving still by taking this stand. My dad was a retired Major in the Air Force, so I grew up as a military kid. It feels more comfortable to me to read your words than the shuddering I feel every time the president speaks; he makes me cringe and embarrasses me!

  10. whitehoteaglet

    Bring back Bush!

    • In case someone has already pointed out this issue, I apologize. I live in Utah, where we have a concealed weapons permit that is honored in nearly all fifty states (take a few guesses at which states don’t recognize it). This law is based on the simple physics that state that even if the police are right around the corner while you’re being shot at, even thirty seconds away, even a bolt action rifle can kill a number of people, open sights or other optics. The question is, how “safe” should anti-gun owners be allowed to feel while we are being gunned down. The individual person has only a 3% chance of needing a firearm. While there are obvious variables, If 34 people gather, the chances of some kind of violent crime is significantly greater. CCW permits are designed to protect the life of yourself, your family, and anyone in immediate danger of losing their life. This is as a civilian. Now imagine you’re part of the military, now your “safe haven” military base has become a “soft” target. SOFT TARGET! Virtually every soldier on that base is trained at least in the basics if not more the workings of small arms. Time and again(albeit unpopular) the fact has been proven that an armed society is a polite society. If even just a few of those brave men and women were allowed to carry a simple civilian concealed weapon permit, how many fewer people could have been saved or uninjured, not counting “major”, and I use the term loosely and uselessly, Nidal Malik Hasan, who may have well walked out wearing a suit labeled in neon orange flashing lights “Enemy, shoot here”. Crazy or not, he was an imminent threat to those who protect us. I say it’s well past time we did them the favor of at least allowing them to protect themselves. This is obvious proof that firearms can be brought and used on base, so why not put the guns in the hands of the good guys all the time? Even an MP can’t be everywhere but once, just like our civilian police usually respond to a call out, not some instinctual crime detector. Next time I hear a story like this, I want to see the words “ATTEMPTED gunman was shot and killed”
      To all civilian police and military personnel, stay safe and survive at all costs within your code of honor.

  11. grumpajoesplace

    I couldn’t agree with your commentary more. Congratulatoins for having the courage to speak out against the Liberal victimizers, and the Muslims.
    I also have a post on the same massacre. See it here:

    http://grumpajoesplace.com/2009/11/19/terrorist-massacre/

    • Thank you Sir, you are a patriot and a needed voice to spread the word of truth about the present state of our government and it’s policy of corruption that runs rampant throughout our country. Political correctness to keep our mouth in quiet mode as it deadens our minds and the will to fight for what is really correct, “Democracy” the will of the people, all of the people not just a select group that feels they know what is best for us all. We already know what is in our best interest, our Constitution.

  12. ri2jense

    Thank you sir for the outstanding word and your service. As a retired senior NCO what I see of where our country is heading makes me sick. I’m to old to run for office but I darn sure would vote for you; or someone like you. Liberals simply don’t understand there are people out there with evil in their hearts. I’m glad folks like you and I could make their world soooo comfortable for them to grow up in.

    Don’t get me wrong. I’m no real fan of War or Rush Limbaugh types but, I don’t want my country run by the likes of a Pelosi who doesn’t have a clue or a political body that wants to take my beloved democracy and turn it in to socialism.

    God bless you sir!

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