Allen West elected. A giant leap forward for the counter jihad

From Gates of Vienna:

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Allen West Is In!

An authentic Counterjihad warrior has been elected to Congress: LTC (ret.) Allen West will represent Florida’s 22nd District in the House of Representatives as of January 1st.

This is an historic moment It’s like electing Bat Ye’or or Steve Coughlin to office — Allen West understands the true nature of Islam. He recognizes the menace of the Great Jihad. You can be certain that he will make himself heard on the subject in the halls of Congress.

According to the Sun Sentinel:

Allen West defeats Ron Klein
Republican to represent 22nd District

The national wave of discontent with the Democratic-controlled Congress swept through South Florida on Tuesday, costing Ron Klein his congressional seat and sending Republican Allen West to Congress, where he’s likely to get a quick place on the national stage.

In the end, it wasn’t even close. At 11 p.m., challenger West was well ahead of the Democratic incumbent. Just over 20 minutes later, West declared victory.

The outcome was obvious much earlier. By 9:45, the West campaign party was so packed that people spilled out into the hallways and lobby at the Boca Raton Marriott. The mood was glum at Klein’s party, where most of the crowd left early.

West was propelled by a charismatic speaking style, a promise to shatter the way Washington works, and a skillful ability to bridge the gap between the Republican Party establishment, whose leaders embraced him, and tea party activists, who revered him.

Klein was washed out of office by the same kind of political wave that sent him to Congress four years ago. In 2006, voters were disenchanted with the Republican Congress and then-President George W. Bush. In 2010, it’s the Democratic Congress and President Barack Obama.

Rules of Engagement and Col. Allen West

Here is a campaign video from Lt. Col. Allen West, a name readers of Vlad I’m sure will be familiar with for a variety of reasons.

This video says a great deal about how the rules of engagement even in Iraq basically made the job difficult as well as dangerous for allied forces. Sooner or later, we need to decide to win wars if we are to enter them.

Allen West video about to break 500,000 views.

This is a good news, bad news, post. Vimeo, has taken down all my videos, hopefully temporarily which have all the translated and subtitled versions of Allen West’s brilliant and inspired speech at Pam Geller and Robert Spencer’s sponsored event February 19th 2010.

However for one reason or another, the abridged version which I cut down to 10 minutes to stuff on to my youtube channel seems to have gone viral. So I repost it as a kind of celebration, not just because so many are watching it, but if you read the comments, you see a genuine mix of admiration and relief mostly from Americans who know that at last there may be someone they can support who has rational values.

Col. Allen West speaks on strategy and terror

h/t STOPshariaLAWnow
Lt. Col. Allen West (US Army, Ret.) speaks to the Center for Security Policy’s National Security Group on Capital Hill. Col. West was a senior advisor, Combined Security Transition Command – Afghanistan, U.S. Central Command. He is running for Congress in South Florida. For more information, see