Rep. Allen West on deadly attack in Libya, presidential race
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- Duration 6:46
- Date Sep 13, 2012
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It's -- Allen west former military as well -- assist with his reaction.
Colonel who you know all sorts of things are on fire again this morning we get you know it's like they stormed the place in in Yemen.
We get tear gas at the embassy in Cairo.
Iraq militias are talking about hitting at US interest over there what is going on.
Well I think it's very simple when you go back and understand that there of spring -- co opted by radical islamists.
They -- under the mask of democracy and freedom.
But what they ended up doing was create -- chaotic situations all across some of -- where you have al-Qaeda in the -- grab this quite strong.
And North Africa Tunisia Libya and and Egypt then you also now see what's going on in Yemen where you have al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.
And once again you -- -- -- of al-Qaeda in Iraq.
This was a coordinated.
Attack -- -- sovereign and United States land which is what an embassy is we've lost an ambassador and I think our response is very important you know.
Could asking the question has the president authorized the Marines.
Going into Libya -- to use lethal force you yourself a former member of the military how you feel about that and do you think that the answers yes.
The answer has to be yes we don't want to see the type of situation.
Back eleven not where we sent the Marines in we gave a very nebulous rules of engagement.
Terrorist group Hezbollah saw that they did not have there.
Magazine in their weapons and they ran a truck bomb through via -- So we have to make sure that we have the proper rules of engagement for them to go in to protect themselves protect the sovereign American territory.
And not try to do this as some type of political correct police action.
And if we do you want to take action maybe we could start in Libya in the town of -- -- -- we believe -- you fought this war in Iraq they sent outside Saudi Arabia more terrorists to the insurgency.
Than anybody else and that's what many people believe.
This group came from that assassinate our ambassador for real quick.
The I want to get bing bing west said that he does not believe this story.
That nobody just this low level officer prep public affairs officer approve this statement and that week they'll -- from Egypt his name is Larry Schwartz.
He's on the job right now the day he only -- with one person before he gave -- that conciliatory -- condemning the movie.
Not the not the people storming the embassy.
What do you believe.
Well first of all the only thing I can believe is what was present and we should not have made some type of conciliatory apologetic stance.
And in all of our embassies being attacked we should've sat back and understood that.
Just because someone puts a FaceBook video out there that's not a reason for us to lose an ambassador have our sovereign.
Land attack and we should not take this apologetic stance.
Which is a reason why you've allowed a lot of this to happen when you think about the president's trip to Turkey to Saudi Arabia and also to the university -- Cairo Egypt.
We have sent a sense of weakness to them and apologetic.
Position a policy of appeasement and this is exactly what you get and really shades of what happened to the Carter administration is what you -- -- -- -- Yeah you know what it -- the way -- voice did it was pretty much would Mitt Romney said yesterday and then he wound up.
Taking questions from the traveling press pool with them and seven -- we're absolutely hostile toward.
Well they are absolutely -- because for whatever reason they have to protect.
The president and they're gonna close station around him and I think that's what you see from the mainstream media is trying to.
Really make the story about Mitt Romney in hot what is happening in all across some McGrath in Yemen and also -- -- is going to happen in Iraq.
OK -- congressman I want it to their viewers aren't you can hear screaming I want them to see that this is live picture right now of Cairo.
Where the violence and protests that continue -- -- and not sure exactly what's gonna calm that down at this point but the congressman moving forward.
I know that you think that we should teach these nations a lesson by bringing our diplomats home is that true.
Think that we need to absolutely because right now if you don't take a strong stance.
You've been very tableau -- you're gonna continue to reward this type of negative behavior.
I know that people -- saying that these governments don't believe.
And the stance is that these people take all of these governments have to understand that they're responsible.
For the stance is that these people take I don't think that.
Anyone has to worry about an embassy here in the United States of America been attacked by Andy's.
Certain type of mob or -- that nature so they have a responsibility.
If they're not -- Windows Phone up to that responsibility.
We need to send a very clear message and you believe that we should send video ambassador's home as well get them off our soil.
-- I believe we should I believe we should until they can come to a resolution and understand where they stand as far as -- You know what direction they're going to take their country and is there ought to allow.
Their country to continue to harbor radical -- -- -- we are not going to us see them as an allegory it's -- -- important thing lieutenant colonel if we disengage from them because of these mobs is there a danger in that.
Well Brian there's already a danger mean so to do nothing is is the wrong -- approach to this.
And understand in that part of the world the only thing that they recognize distress and my.
To continue to talk about let's take more time.
There's an interest staying up maxim that the Taliban has over in Afghanistan and they say that Americans have watches but we have time so we continue to go down the path of saying -- let's wait this -- was gonna happen.
You just reinforce in their bad behavior we have to stop this right now currently you just said a moment ago we've got to send a clear signal.
Do we have a clear foreign policy over there.
No we don't the only foreign policy that we have as a foreign policy of appeasement.
A foreign policy of book apologize -- reform policy of continued to miss read what is happening.
As I said -- you know maybe Hosni Mubarak was not the best guy but he was our guy and he kept a lot of this tension on the -- just the same is back with the Shaw of Iran and when you allow the Shaw of Iran to be deposed.
You get the -- radical Ayatollah she got the resurgence of radical Islam isn't through Hezbollah Hamas and look what you have today.
You have a Muslim Brotherhood do truly.
I don't know what the president is saying is very definitive friends they are as for -- when you -- their charter.
And also you go back and understand there's a document called explanatory.
Memorandum that was uncovered in an FBI raid in 1991 here.
It talks about the Muslim brother who's intent for the United States of America through.
Right lieutenant colonel and congressman Alan west I was great to get your thoughts thanks so much like.