Tuesday, November 24, 2009


"That men may KNOW that Thou, Whose name alone is JEHOVAH, art the most high over all the earth." Psalms 83:18

Thursday, November 19, 2009

"The Rest of The Story"

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,

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

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

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

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)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

WHO are YOU?

"When, on my bed, I think of You, I meditate on You during the night watches." Psalm 63:6

It is a law of life--that our thoughts build our character.

If we meditate on the purity, the holiness, the goodness, the love, the righteousness, of Christ--these qualities will print themselves upon our own hearts.

Paul has given us an infallible direction for the best spiritual culture.
"Whatever is true,
whatever is noble,
whatever is right,
whatever is pure,
whatever is lovely,
whatever is admirable--
if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--
think about such things
!" Philippians 4:8

Thoughts from J. R. Miller The Lesson of Love, 1903

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Does God ever take YOUR breath away?

As I was reading the last few pages of a great book last night I read these words, "Does God ever take YOUR breath away?" I thought to myself, Yes, He does, But I am so busy with "stuff" most of the time that I do not take the time to recognize His beauty. In the past two weeks God has taken my breath away through a series of spectacular and amazing sunrises and sunsets. Over the course of the past two weeks every day that it was not raining God's hand has been gently, yet powerfully proclaimed the wonder of Himself across the skies! I am reminded of the following song which so clearly proclaims the wonder and awe of our FATHER.

Every time this week I have not had my camera with me. You would think that after two times I would remember. Well, even this morning as I was walking out of my room I saw my camera, and I thought to myself, "Maybe I should grab that". I didn't. And this am there was an even more spectacular sunrise that I was not even able to capture on my phone. :(

Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!

Early in the morning our song shall rise to Thee;
Holy, holy, holy, merciful and mighty!
God in three Persons, blessèd Trinity!

Holy, holy, holy! All the saints adore Thee,
Casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea;
Cherubim and seraphim falling down before Thee,
Who was, and is, and evermore shall be.

Holy, holy, holy! though the darkness hide Thee,
Though the eye of sinful man Thy glory may not see;
Only Thou art holy; there is none beside Thee,
Perfect in power, in love, and purity.

Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
All Thy works shall praise Thy Name, in earth, and sky, and sea;
Holy, holy, holy; merciful and mighty!
God in three Persons, blessèd Trinity!

"All Thy works shall praise Thy NAME" I am constantly amazed by the works of our God. He is truly amazing and His power is a perfect reminder to me that my focus MUST stay on Him in EVERYTHING I do. EVERYTHING!

"I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus." Philippians 3:14 Not in my own strength but in HIS strength but through me allowing God to work in and through my heart and life. "
I can do all things through Him who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13

Come People of the risen King,
Who delight to bring Him praise;

Come all and tune your hearts to sing

To the Morning Star of grace
From the shifting shadows of the earth
We will lift our eyes to Him,

Where steady arms of mercy reach

To gather children in.

Rejoice, Rejoice!

Let every tongue rejoice!
One heart, one voice;
O Church of Christ, rejoice!

Come, those whose joy is morning sun,

And those weeping through the night;

Come, those who tell of battles won,
And those struggling in the fight.

For His perfect love will never change,

And His mercies never cease,
But follow us through all our days
With the certain hope of peace.

Come, young and old from every land -

Men and women of the faith;

Come, those with full or empty hands -

Over all the world, His people sing

Shore to shore we hear them call

The truth that cries through every age:
"Our God is all in all"!