Tragedy At Ft Hood: Lieutenant Colonel Allen B West

“Tragedy at Ft Hood”

Lieutenant Colonel Allen B West (US Army, Ret)

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)

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17 Replies to “Tragedy At Ft Hood: Lieutenant Colonel Allen B West”

  1. Isn’t it funny how our government MUST uphold the Constitution when it comes to our enemies but spit on the Constitution when it comes to preserving the rights of American citizens. I say it is time to secede and create a new America.

  2. Thank you for this eloquent article. And for your service to our country. No matter what our government calls it every American citizen knows EXACTLY what is going on. Obama is helping the terrorists destroy our country from within as promised by Osama Bin Laden. Obama is setting us up for another large scale attack on our shores. These little incidents are only tests to see how we react. As they predicted we are doing very little except again having our government put the blame on America. The big test I fear is on its way.

    I need to make a correction though to your article. There were 14 lives taken at Ft. Hood and I think it a disgrace to totally discount the life of the unborn child one of our brave soldiers was carrying. Our government should be ashamed because they avoid the 14th murder. If they acknowledged it they would have to admit an unborn fetus is a living human being and there goes the theory that would shoot down all the argument for abortion. So once again for their political gain they show total disregard for American life. If I were the parents of that fallen soldier my face would be ALL OVER the news demanding the respect their unborn grandchild deserves.

  3. Thank you Colonel West,
    It is about time for some one to wake up and speak the truth and forget about political and the Arab Petrol. It is about time for a brave one to tell it as it is and to try to wake up the rest.
    I was and still am so upset when our president first common “do not jumb the conclusion” knowing verry well what he’s trying to avoid relating this unhuman act to Islam. Well I have news for you that’s is a tipical Islamic act full of hate. When is the US people realize that all muslims here carry that hate inside them and will act sooner or later despite that we opened our land, offered them jobs and better life.
    I wonder about that lawyer he’s definding him?? did he see or heard what happened? does he have family to think that they could be one of the victims? or only greed and fame?

  4. There are few if any elected leaders of our country who see the truth, much less practice it. LTC West, I applaud you for speaking plainly and with conviction. We need people like to you to engage the politically-correct and corrupt legislators at all levels. Islam is not about religion, it is about slavery and control. It started that way and has remained that way, now covered in a false fabric of ‘religion’ and supported by leftists worldwide. Put Nancy Pelosi in a burkha for a day and see what happens in Congress. Obama has compromised the FBI and the Dept of Justice with CAIR liaison appointees. Obama is selling the US down the proverbial river. Lieutenant Colonel West, if you run for public office, let us know where to send contributions. As for the other socialist traitors to freedom, vote them out with your checkbooks and ballots. And buy SWISS products, they need our support after taking a controversial but necessary stand against Islamic domination.

  5. I tip my hat to you Mr. WEST, as an assyrian christian from iraq we have warned the west time and time again that muslims don’t belong in civilized societies, muslims loyalty is to islam and mohamed the child molester, who was 54 years old and used to perform sexual acts on his 6 year old wife aisha, he consummated the marriage when she was only 9, in civilized societies this is called child molestation, muslims loyalty is never to land or country, America the beautiful wake up and smell the filth of islam before it is too late. learn from what happened to europe. The muslims took our countries, we have no choice but America had and still does the choice not to bring muslims in, you bring muslims in your country you brin poison to your heart.
    They are taking the world by their women’s wombs having kid after kida and with all do respect the west is raising dogs and cats,beleive me i love pets.
    As the world’s population is againg there is a human defect, the only way to balance that is by having kids and guess what, who is breeding like rabbits, muslims of course,the other thing even here in North America the men have 3 or 4 wives they register only one in the government and the other three are registered in the mosque only.
    So pleas wake up, muslims using the lefties and political correctnace to their advantage.
    By the way I am not an American but I love the
    If anyone wants to learn about islam and mohamed the pimp please visit or

  6. if the so concerned about (politicalcorrection)US+
    d doesn,t wake up in time to smell the coffe of the Islamic terrorism this accidennt will be repeated many times. When will you get it ,there is not much difference between FUNDMETAL MUSLEM and Terrorists, In short any fundemental ,observaent muslem has to become a terrorist. That person as of the min. he becomes an observant muslem is a TIME BOMB.

  7. WAW… Finally … I cannot thank you enoudh.We been suffring from islam more than 1400 years ago and when we talk and till people whats happening in Egypt till this moment it is too much , before 9/11 no one beleive us and they thought that we are making things up to come to the state but after that people stary to ask but still do not want to admet and after each insedent they find an excuse far from islam even our president i have feeling that he is one of them ,he deffending them like this is his duty he said this is not a christian nations snd next step he will say it is islamic nation and if you listen to this youtupe you will see.

    and you can see whats going on to the copts (the christian of Egypt)

    MAY GOD BLESS Lieutenant Colonel Allen B West and all the good Americans and MERRYCHRISTMAS to ou all.

  8. I am an Asian Indian American……& I am (most humbly) Proud to be an American…….
    What a Country we have, that was founded trusting in God….And yet, what a shame…that we have a president, who is a PAGAN….Why? Since, Jan 20th. he has yet to find a congregation, in DC to Worship with..Please, Please, Please….go & watch a TV channel called ABN (I believe it is arabic broadcasting network)…They have a programme, called Jesus or Mohammed….Two of the Three Hosts, are arabic Christian Converts. They are young at heart & FULL of knowledge. They will prove to you, how islam is a “hoax”, & full of lies…They will quote, & quote, &

    1. & inform you, the heresies, lies & stupidity, that the koran says….Let me tell you, that, after hearing them..I believe, the stupid koran is not even fit to be used as toilet paper…..
      Anyway…ISLAM IS EVIL….AMERICA, LETS GET TO OUR SENSES……PLEASE DO NOT ALLOW OUR COUNTRY TO BE DESTROYED. As for Obama….I hope someone..tries to try him for treason….



  9. Pat Robertson said quote,The Muslim Islam are a voilent religon, no is not even a religon, but a political system bent on the over throw of the governments of the world and world domination. That is there ultimate aim.
    I,m convinced that Ndal Hasan entered the military for the sole purpose to spy and help destroy this country. He lived in a cheap $350.00 a month apartment, so he could send as much money as possible to help Al Qaeda destroy the country.
    Obama was quite to condemn police who arrested a black man for disorderly conduct, with out any facts at all.But he new Ndal Hasan was a Muslim Islam. He attended the same Mosque as two of the 9/11 Hijackers. The FBI new that he was contacting Al Qaeda by Email. There where a series of meetings about his radical ties in 2008. Co-workers complained that Hasan supported suicide attacks. Hasan taunted colleagues by saying I,m a Muslim frist and a American second. As he shoot and killed the people, he screamed Allahu Akhbar. Obama new all these facts and still refused to tell the truth,that Ndal Hasan was a Al Qaeda Terrorist. Obama should tell the truth so the familys of those who where killed can have some closer.

  10. i have been saying this all along never trust a muslim, i am egyptian who grew up with muslims and i know this for a fact. but what can we do when we have some retarded leaders who are in charge of our country and do not want to see what we are facing,i am wondering if our government is going to do somthing about it. i said this many time, Obama is trying to reason with the islamic world and he is getting slapped by muslims. he thinks that his speach in cairo can bring a change, this is a joke. obama and his government need to wake up and understand what islam is all about, fogette about becoming our friends, you need to understand that islam is not is not is not even an idea that means peace or even civilization. i hope that the gov. would listen to LT West.

    An American/Egyptian

  11. I’m with LTC West, This country needs to weed out these possible and apparently enevitable terrorists camps in the US, and all the mosques that preach hatred and evil against this country and send them away to anywhere but here in the US! They are only coming here and using our constitution to turn things against us, and bring us down from the inside out! I do not consider Obama my president! I just can’t! I’m not a racist in any way, shape, fashion or form, this is about our countries national safety! Our neighborhoods and schools safety, our jobs safety, not some ideals at a church about religion, but this is a clear challenge against the American people and our way of life! Can we go to their country and preach Christianity? Can we go and carry bibles around their neighborhoods and witness to them?? No to all of the above! I am so mad, I can’t see, and the liberal person who thinks our military shouldn’t be armed on their own bases, is an idiot! Plain and simple, this is now a battle ground, right here in our back yards! My gosh, I never thought this would ever happen, but it has and we HAVE TO, do whatever we must to keep our country as the greatest country in the world! It is so unbelievable that they had files of reports on this murderer, and did nothing, it’s a travesty! The blood and death and the pain of the wounded is on that person’s hands! God help them! Arm our troops on our bases, arm our troops everywhere! That’s what they’re trained for! It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure that out, and it’s going to happen again, and again, until we figure out that this is a battle! We had a battle on our country’s own land once, and so many lives were lost, and for what? To let these terrorists come in and take us down from the inside? And Congress is more concerned about health care than National security, and growing a backbone against these murderers that can only jump up out of a hole and kill Americans, and then hide again, they can’t stand toe to toe! They’re not effective that way! Get rid of all of them! They’re not trying to be Americans, that’s what America’s is about, coming here and becoming an American and doing those things which are American, not the things which are right in the eyes of your old country, that has it in for America! GET RID OF THEM ALL! EVERY LAST ONE OF THEM! That’s my opinion! If anyone doesn’t like it, tough! What happened to this is America, love it or leave it?
    Tom Monroe

  12. Valla and Darlene, thanks for your comments.

    I’ve followed LTC West for sometime and I know him to be a man that deeply loves his country and those whom he serves.

  13. Oh, that we had more men with the backbone to speak out. Political correctness will be the death knell of this country. I never expected things in our country to get so bad. We have lost our sense of who we are and our political leaders have lost all sense of their duty.



    1. LTC West rings out like a Prophet (a proclaimer of truth) for this age! I would vote for him for president based on what I have read of him as a man, and a Military leader.
      We are in an age where evil (murder of the unborn) is called good and possibly funded by the public treasury and where right(standing against fanaticism and terrorism)is called wrong due to political correctness. An ancient Statesman and Prophetic voice rang out with the following words. They sound much like the warnings LTC West is proclaiming to our nation if we don’t wake up and heed truth. With them, I salute LTC West and wish you all the best Sir!
      Dr. Doug Erickson, D. Min. California.

      Isaiah 5:20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! [KJV] 21 Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight! 22 And you are great at drinking and mixing drinks. But you are in for trouble. 23 Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him! {KJV] 24 You will go up in flames like straw and hay! You have rejected the teaching of the holy LORD God All-powerful of Israel. Now your roots will rot, and your blossoms will turn to dust. [GNT]
      Isaiah 30:15 Now go, write it before them in a table, and note it in a book, that it may be for the time to come for ever and ever: 9 That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of the LORD: 10 Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits: 11 Get you out of the way, turn aside out of the path, cause the Holy One of Israel to cease from before us. 12 Wherefore thus saith the Holy One of Israel, Because ye despise this word, and trust in oppression and perverseness, and stay thereon: 13 Therefore this iniquity shall be to you as a breach ready to fall, swelling out in a high wall, whose breaking comes suddenly at an instant. 14 And He hath broken it As the breaking of the Potters’ bottle, Beaten down — He doth not spare, Nor is there found, in its beating down, A potsherd to take fire from the burning, And to draw out waters from a ditch.
      15 For thus saith the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength: and ye would not. 16 But ye said, No…

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