Monday, 29 August 2011

A Letter From Allen West In Israel

This past week  Israel received many visitors. One of them was newly elected congressman Allen West. When he was in Jerusalem’s David Citadel Hotel he could not remain anonymous like many other visitors. In an article by Israpundit, he quotes:

...West walks through the lobby almost like a rock star~not the world’s most famous rock star, but one that enough people have seen, and heard, to attract attention.

On returning to America, he wrote his constituents a letter highlighting his trip. You can read the entire letter HERE.
I like Allen West because he is the only politician who is not afraid to speak the truth and "call a spade a spade" or as my Dad used to say, "sometimes you just have to call it a dirty rotten shovel".

I have excerpted some parts of his letter for you (all emphasis mine) with Allen West's words in Italics, but I urge you to follow the LINK and read it all

How He Felt About Israel...
When you consider the shared values, culture, faith, and commitment to democratic principles, it is easy to understand why many believe America is not complete without Israel.

So, what did I feel while in Israel? I felt a sense of being home, especially on those mornings when I ran from our hotel to the Knesset and around the Old City walls of Jerusalem.

On His Visit to the Border with Lebanon...
Hezbollah Katusha's on Border
We visited the borders with Lebanon and learned of the 50,000 rockets and missiles now in the arsenal of Hezbollah in southern Lebanon, all in violation of United Nations Mandate 1701. 

But hardly any of that made our American news. Instead, 24/7 coverage of a 5.8 magnitude earthquake and a Tropical Storm/Category 1 Hurricane Irene.

Now, do not get me wrong, these were important events. But what I witnessed was almost “over-coverage”, while sirens were going off daily in southern Israel. 

* Ed. Note: 
Whenever Jewish lives are lost it is either a non-issue or the victims are held to blame

Entering a "Settlement"
On Judea and Samaria...
Our delegation visited the so-called “settlements”
and all we found were neighborhoods and suburbs.   
 On Bethlehem...
...our group was not allowed to have our regular Jewish guides or bus drivers because Israeli citizens are not allowed in Bethlehem or the ancient city of Jericho where the Bible teaches us that Joshua blew down the wall with trumpets.   

My point is that the hypocrisy is revealing.    

Allen West~Walls of Jerusalem

On Israel's History in the Holy Land...

When we walked last week through a 2,000-year-old tunnel under the ancient City of David to the Western Wall, there can be no historical or archaeological argument to refute that there has always been a nation of Israel.

On the Arab Spring...
Arab Spring in Egypt
This so-called “Arab Spring” is less about a democratic movement, than it is about the early phase of the restoration of an Islamic Caliphate, the last being the Ottoman Empire.

We are witnessing secular Muslim leaders being deposed in very volatile and unstable nations. This growing Islamic Totalitarianism manifested in militant Islam has had a modus operand of capitalizing on unstable political situations (Iran, Afghanistan, Somalia).
Muslim States=Green and  Israel=Red (Can You Find Israel?)
Now we see these same types of instances occurring in Egypt, Libya, and Syria, and the rose-colored glasses of some seek to portray this as a great awakening of liberty.

...History does not support this in the Middle East.

In the midst of it all is Israel, that tiny defiant bastion of freedom, liberty, and democracy in an evolving storm. One only needs to survey a map of the Middle East, and the immediate peripheral states to see the very threatening situation.  

This is why any intonation of reverting to pre-1967 lines for Israel is not just ludicrous, but insane, and clearly evidences a lack of strategic security intelligence.  

Slowly Israel is being surrounded on all sides: Hamas in the Gaza Strip, Hezbollah in southern Lebanon, an unstable Egypt and Syria, and a theocratic regime in Iran led by a 21st century "Madman." 

As well, Israel must contend with an internal infiltration. How many Americans would tolerate having some 50-100 rockets and missiles launched across its border? Then why should we expect Israel to tolerate the same?  

The objective could not be any clearer to a seasoned military strategist: isolate and eliminate the modern day Jewish state of Israel. And what is most appalling, western civilization is watching it happen, again. 

 His Impression of the Palestinian Authority...
Official Photo~All Israel As the PA State
During our trip, we met with Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salaam Fayyad. He spoke of freedom and dignity--but what of recognition and respect of Israel? 

Let me be clear, I do not see a credible peace partner in the Palestinian Authority. While we were in Israel, the PA never denounced the most recent heinous terrorist attack. 

There is no unity between Fatah and Hamas and therefore, no two-state solution exists. At best it would have to be a three-state solution; Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza. The proposed United Nations unilateral declaration of a Palestinian state is nothing more than a sham, coming from an international organization which has little to no credibility, as evidenced with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) mission. 

 Allen West's Final Words...

Muslim Brotherhood
In closing, let us realize that the Muslim Brotherhood is not a college fraternity but an organization with a well-developed strategic plan
Let us no longer operate in the realm of irrational emotionalism, but rather study and come to learn true geopolitics based upon history and fact.

There is an inextricable bond between America and Israel, and we must stop denying it or feeling ashamed about it.

And I am so grateful to now have firsthand experience running up both Knesset Hill as well as Capitol Hill, both very present beacons of liberty, freedom, and democracy amidst a sea of despots, dictators, autocrats, and theocrats.

God bless Israel, and God bless America!
Steadfast and Loyal...Allen

One cannot help but admire this man who insists on standing up for what is right. Does he make mistakes? I am sure he does~as we all do~but I am willing to bet that he is the type to acknowledge the errors and try to correct them. Gd Bless You, Allen West!

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