Allen West Pushing for War, Says "Iran Is as Dangerous as Nazi Germany"

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​It's the perfect storm of Allen West talking points: His arguments for war with Iran combine his love of hyperbolic rhetoric (a "second holocaust" is coming), his ardent defense of Israel, his need to disagree with Barack Obama on every possible issue, and his insistence that diplomacy is for weenies.

West said in a press release yesterday that "we're running out of time" to deal with Iran before they attack Israel with nuclear weapons that it doesn't have, and said Obama's promises to protect the Jewish state are contradicted by his statement that "it is deeply in everybody's interests -- the United States, Israel and the world's -- to see if this can be resolved in a peaceful fashion."

"This president continues to talk from both sides of his mouth, and it is dangerous," West said. "Israel needs action, not more words from the president."

West said "these nations only respect one thing, and that is strength," which seems to suggest that Iran's new willingness to return to the negotiating table should be met with another war in the Middle East.

But West is starting to get tied up by his own rhetoric -- he wrote in a Facebook post last Friday that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu "understands his neighborhood and we should defer to a former Israeli Commando on matters such as this instead of a community organizer."

Moving past the asinine inferences about leadership capabilities based on jobs leaders had 40 years ago, Netanyahu's national security adviser told an Israeli radio station today that "there will be no one happier than us, and the prime minister said this in his own voice, if it emerges that in these talks Iran will give up on its military nuclear capability."

But West isn't the least bit interested in the talks.

"We are running out of time, and the president's insistence to wait for a 'diplomatic resolution' with Iran proves our commander in chief does not fully understand, or is simply ignoring, the imminent threat looming," he said in the release. "The consequences of inaction, could lead to a nuclear arms race in the entire Middle East. ... When is President Obama going to stand up publicly against this theocratic-political, Islamic totalitarian ideology with the courage and conviction that has made the United States the greatest country the world has ever known?"

Still, West isn't the only one skeptical of Iran:

"I think Iran continues to be two-faced," French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe said, according to Reuters. "That's why I think we have to continue to be extremely firm on sanctions [already imposed on Iran], which in my view are the best way to prevent a military option that would have unforeseeable consequences."

West had another Facebook post on Monday in which he said sanctions on Iran were useless and seemed to draw parallels between not bombing Iran with the European appeasement policies of the 1930s.

"Neville Chamberlain proved that one cannot compromise or negotiate with a madman," he wrote. "I have seen the face of war and know its results...but I shall not allow evil to prevail. God bless Israel!"


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Lee
Lee

If he wants to go to war so bad I say give him a parachute and an M15 and jump out of a C-130 There he will find what he is looking for.War as we all know is for the rich,Let's start worrying about this Country for once. Quit letting the Zionist control the U.S. and there Media. Wake up folks this is again for the oil. When you back someone in the corner you know the results.I say Peace On Earth good will to man.

Marla
Marla

You are all  a bunch of muslim ass kissers. West knows what this war is all about!  you are all so stupid , wait until we are under sucking muslim slime islam laws! morons! obummer was planted here to see to it, you blind asshole!

Engineer w MBA
Engineer w MBA

You prove who the real dumbass is by citing no evidence or anything tangible to discuss. You and all the right wing paranoid skitzos that want war every time a country flexes its muscles is the real reason we are in debt and in the current mess we are in. All your hypothetical BS is just that, BS. And, that is the basis of ALL your arguments. As an educated independent that has two degrees, paid for them, has worked since I was 12 and pay taxes while not requesting any money from the fed, look at rupublicans like you and you make me sick. You are insane and complete fools. When Obama wins in Nov again, maybe the Right will realize how wrong they have been selling us out to the top 1% (and I make 6figures working a full time job and see this every day in the corporate world). The uneducated right are so stupid they don't when understand complex concepts like statistics and data, which also relates to the politicians they represent reducing federal spending on education. If you only knew they are keeping you stupid for a reason, and that reason shows in your senseless comments.

504
504

Thanks so much for putting this idiot in his place.  Marla, your insane!

WMDs AGAIN? NO THANKS.
WMDs AGAIN? NO THANKS.

Gee, FQS, where have I heard "mushroom clouds" before?

HMMMMM!

Sounds SO familiar!

FQS9000
FQS9000

And thank you for your intelligent and measured comment.

You are a certifiable, drooling, Stalinist, commie fool.  When other countries bother to get armed, I'll worry about what they want.  Hebrew nukes are just fine, as perhaps you missed the news, the local jihadists have tried their level incompetent best to exterminate Israel five times at the last count.

4 years, US Army, Vietnam, SP5. kiss my ass.  And annihilating Iran won't bring back to life any of the dead they create with their first strike.

Letsgetreal50
Letsgetreal50

Allen West is a war mongering little Nazi, in my opinion.

Dan
Dan

Allen West should NEVER speak for the United States. His service was criminal.

Lifelong Dem
Lifelong Dem

I wonder what Col. West thinks of the American soldier who went berserko and wasted 16 Afghans the other day. Probably just collateral damage, no more, no less. It happens, right Allen? Or as we said in Nam, just a bunch of dumb gooks.

FQS9000
FQS9000

And you are a nutless, "Just tell me you love me after you are done", Neville Chamberlain.

KOOLTOZE
KOOLTOZE

FQS9000, you are entitled to your opinion, but I don't see your posts getting any support.....those who oppose your point of view seem to be getting the thumbs up....I disagree with you, too.....does that make all of us traitors, appeasers, and commie fools?  If so, perhaps you should find someplace else to live....the vast majority of Americans support our current policy towards Iran....your views represent the extreme right~wing fringe.

zungzooo8
zungzooo8

Dude seems to be making like a ton of money man I mean for real.Total-Privacy dot US

FQS9000
FQS9000

When the cute 'lil mushroom cloud sprouts in living color over Tel Aviv or New York City and the mullahs urge their cohorts to party in the streets, it will be too late to do a damn thing for the dead.

Clowns like you were in favor of appeasing Hitler while he built the Wehrmacht and used it on Austria, Czechoslovakia, and Poland.

You are a fool, as the Iranfanatics also want to exterminate all their ideological enemies.  There is no wisdom in waiting for a proven killer to buy a gun, learn to use it and have him kick in your door with a pistol in his hand.

If you want your family to live, you kill the homicidal maniac in his bed in the middle of the night.

I dislike risking the lives of our troops.  I don't wish to deprive my family of the tax dollars that will be spent.  But I have the courage, as does West, to understand and support what must be done to the the Iranians in check.

I sincerely hope that if the Iranians get a nuclear bomb, they use it on you or your relatives first, as that is exactly what you deserve with your foolishness.  

504
504

Iran is halfway around the world and you really believe that one of their nukes can travel all the way to the US and strike New York City?  LOL!  Damn, God gave you a brain for a reason, stop disappointing him. Did you know watching Faux News kills brain cells!

Phyllisclare
Phyllisclare

you are a sickko. this will never happen unless you morons continue to inflame an already dangerous time.

KOOLTOZE
KOOLTOZE

"You are a fool, as the Iranfanatics also want to exterminate all their ideological enemies. There is no wisdom in waiting for a proven killer to buy a gun, learn to use it and have him kick in your door with a pistol in his hand.If you want your family to live, you kill the homicidal maniac in his bed in the middle of the night."  Your description is totally accurate, of the hypocritical, neo~con, 'christian/conservative', Tea Party/Redumplican't war mongers, who want to exterminate all of their ideological enemies, are proven killers of innocent civilians, have no problems with shredding our Constitution to achieve their aims and place more value on a squirt of sperm and an egg than on the lives of breathing humans. You are the 'lunatic fringe', along with Allen West, and no rational, informed person would would support either of you or your insanity.

kafantaris
kafantaris

Time for Netanyahu to take a vacation. 

His friends should insist on it.

WMDs AGAIN? NO THANKS.
WMDs AGAIN? NO THANKS.

I'd like to make one more point. And this is to Rich, the author of this piece.

From now on, please refrain from suggesting or implying that Allen West "defends" Israel, even sarcastically. That is his way of using Jewish people as a political wedge here in Florida. His comments have NOTHING to do with international affairs. He does not know the first thing of what he is talking about, and he should, frankly, be ashamed at USING people for his pathetic political purposes.

All Allen West is doing for Israel and the Israeli citizens is putting them in DANGER. It is, frankly, highly offensive for me (a Jew) to think of this person, who is NOT Jewish and was kicked out of the U.S. military for violating the military code of conduct, to be a defender of ANYTHING but his own stank ass.

He certainly does NOT defend Israel or the people who would be most vulnerable to attack from Hezbollah's rockets. And it makes me SICK TO MY STOMACH to see him pretend to be a friend to Jews.

PLEASE do not ever again say that he is a defender of Israel, even in jest. Thank you.

nanook5
nanook5

chabad of south florida actually gave him an award last year called "the defender of israel" award. while i agree what he is doing does nothing but hurt the israeli people, the sad fact is that he is in lockstep with the israeli goverment and their AIPAC goons.

Gunther
Gunther

 If  Israel wants a war with Iran they will get one ! Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu once said america doesnt tell us what to do! we tell america what to do!

KennyPowersII
KennyPowersII

Something very telling about West's utterances is that they are self authored on a social network vehicle inhabited, largely, by adolescent girls. He has few, if any, worthy thoughts for sharing with any group outside of the lunatic fringe. Just babble on Allie. Patrick Murphy appreciates the talking points. BTW, those sedition charges should be coming any year now.

Lifelong Dem
Lifelong Dem

Iran is working on its first nuclear bomb, supposedly. Israel, by most credible accounts, has about 200 nuclear bombs. The USA has tens of thousands of warheads. Why is anyone afraid of Iran? If they build their bomb and drop it on Israel, their country will be turned into a pile of rubble. They know this. We know this. Israel knows this. Iran has a perfect national right to build a bomb, but, as JFK told the Soviets in 1962 about the missiles in Cuba, use one and you'll get a full retaliatory response. If the Iranians are that crazy, I have no qualms in blowing them away, but hitting them now will bring every Arab army in the world heading to Jerusalem. Then the USA would have to step in. Do you want your son to die for Israel? Allen West does. The longer he stays in power, the more at risk your son becomes. Vote with your brains, people.

504
504

It's all about the oil!  The nuclear bomb thing is just a smoke screen.

KennyPowersII
KennyPowersII

 BTW, I don't believe Israel has ever denied or verified the contents of their mythical (sarcasm) nuclear arsenal. The height of hypocrisy considering their stance on Iran.

WMDs AGAIN? NO THANKS.
WMDs AGAIN? NO THANKS.

As an American Jew with family in Israel (I have been there twice), I am offended by his use of the Israeli state and the Israeli people to promote yet another senseless war.

We've been down this road. Remember WMDs in Iraq? That was great. 4500 American troops are DEAD. 50,000 more are seriously injured or impaired, many for life. We spend more than $1 TRILLION on that war. What else was accomplished in that war? Well, we handed the country over to Iran. And some multinational oil companies got massive contracts. Anything else? Oh yeah, we have Gitmo and torture and warrantless spying. And yes, we have an insane disgusting freak of nature as our congressman here in Florida's 22nd.

And these same cranks have the gall to suggest we are spending too much on helping the American people? Floridians in foreclosure have it too good? We are spending too much on oversight of corporate behavior? What else are we spending too much on health care for the poor and elderly? But we have unlimited money for war right?

Allen West is simply nuts. He is insane. He cannot be trusted. He cannot be allowed to win in the 18th district. We must beat back the insane right wing fascists like Allen West, wherever and whoever they are.

It starts right here in the 22nd district. West has endorsed Adam Hasner. Hasner MUST be defeated. West himself would have gotten annihilated in the 22nd, so he ran like a coward to a "safer" seat, the 18th district. He MUST lose. Patrick Murphy looks like the right person to defeat him there. Either way, these insane warmongering fascists MUST be defeated.

Piscesbarb
Piscesbarb

Let Allen West go fight. Hes crazy.

KennyPowersII
KennyPowersII

Do not forget the memory of 100s of thousands of Iraqi citizens, whose lives were lost or destroyed. Particulars, such as this, become fog facts.

504
504

Bush has a lot of blood on his hands. How can he sleep at night?

WMDs AGAIN? NO THANKS.
WMDs AGAIN? NO THANKS.

 I haven't forgotten. Never will forget. But thank for your mentioning the poor innocent Iraqis. They did not deserve to be slaughtered in the name of "freedom".

504
504

You mean in the name of OIL!!!  Freedom had nothing to do with it.

Iran Aware
Iran Aware

Allen West is right so your Dhimmi story wont fly with those who know better.. Obama is a taqiyya tounged suit who cannot be trusted with our national security

Rich Abdill
Rich Abdill

He could absolutely end up being right -- but he's contradicting not only his own statements (about deferring to Netanyahu), but also the efforts of an international coalition currently trying to negotiate with Iran. Had to be pointed out.

Also, thank you for the Muslim vocab lesson, but do you have any evidence that I've missed, or that the representative for the U.S., Russia, China, France, Britain and Germany is ignoring?

Iran Aware
Iran Aware

Russia and China give the lessons on squashing dissident and building the program so their word means nothing,England even with its huge problem with Muslims has our back regardless,the French are p*ssies(with their own huge Muslim problem)and Germany just uncovered nuclear testing with the DPRK the other day,Google it..I would start with a better sight than the Miami Herald, and stay away from the NYT and WaPo, go look for yourself at the evidence, it's all over the net

nanook5
nanook5

you mean you're just another frightwinger who can't even cite evidence for their beliefs? what a shock!

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